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World Cup 2022: African football governing body supports Fifa’s call for unity

World Cup 2022: African football governing body supports Fifa’s call for unity

Sports, World News
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has supported Fifa’s call for unity and inclusion ahead of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. The host nation has been criticised for its stance on same-sex relationships, its human rights record and its treatment of migrant workers. Earlier this month, world governing body Fifa wrote to competing nations asking them to “now focus on the football” instead of the competition’s controversial build-up. However, Sepp Blatter, who was Fifa president when Qatar was awarded the tournament in 2010, stoked matters by saying that awarding the tournament to the Gulf state was “a mistake”. With the first game of the finals on 20 November, Caf president Patrice Motsepe has now echoed the support given by Conmebol, the South...
US lauds President for peace, security in West Africa

US lauds President for peace, security in West Africa

Africa News, Ghana News, International
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for what she said is his exemplary contribution to peace and security in West Africa, as well as Ghana’s role on the UN Security Council. “I have come to express our gratitude to Ghana for your leadership here in the region and also for your leadership in the Security Council and the close collaboration that we have been able to forge with your Permanent Representative to find solutions to the peace and security challenges that we face every day in the council,” she said. Ms Thomas-Greenfield gave the commendation at a meeting with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra last Saturday. She was in the country for two days, during which she participated in a...
Ghana retains spot as the second most peaceful country in Africa

Ghana retains spot as the second most peaceful country in Africa

Ghana News, International
Ghana has retained its spot as the second most peaceful country in sub-Saharan Africa behind only Mauritius on the 2022 Global Peace Index (GPI). Ghana was also ranked the 40th most peaceful country in the world on the index published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. The GPI covers 163 countries comprising 99.7 percent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the d...
Let’s Pursue Peace – Apostle Eric Nyamekye Urges Ghanaians

Let’s Pursue Peace – Apostle Eric Nyamekye Urges Ghanaians

Headlines Today, Pent TV, Pentecost News
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has made a clarion call to the people of Ghana to do whatever they can to pursue peace and consolidate it as the nation prepares for the general elections on December 7, this year. Speaking at the launch of the Church’s ‘Agent of Peace’ campaign held at the Burma Camp in Accra on Sunday, September 27, 2020, under the theme: “Seek Peace and Pursue It” – Psalm 34:17b, Apostle Nyamekye appealed to all Ghanaians to be objective and constructive in their criticisms and not to be unduly blinded by their political colouration. “Let us have the courage to correct our politicians when they go wrong and appreciate and encourage them when they do what is fitting and proper,” he said, adding, “As we launch this campaign today, ...

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