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Chicago: Around Town July 2 2017

July 2 2017: The lenses of www.sankofaonline.com were around Chicagoland today. At the Church of the Ghanaian Community of Chicago, we captured photos of Elder Ernie Oware and his family receiving prayers and blessings for his, Oware’s, 75th birthday. At the general meeting of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago, GNC, council members were busily discussing amongst other items ...

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Facebook to start livestream of Champions League games in U.S.

Source: africanews.com Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches for American internet users under a deal with Fox Sports, which will host the livestreams on its pages, the channel said Tuesday. The partnership will involve two group matches per day, four round of sixteen games and the four quarter-finals of the 2017-18 season, in the social media giant’s latest foray into ...

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An unconscionable Republican health care bill

BY JESSE JACKSON June 27, 2017 How devastating would the Republican health care legislation be if enacted? Leighton Ku, a leading health care expert and director of director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, told NBC that, based on the Republican House bill, cuts in funding for ...

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US Embassy: Former presidents won’t queue for visas

Ghana’s three living former presidents would not have to queue with fellow citizens seeking American Visas for non-official purposes. The Press Attache’ at the United States Embassy in Ghana, Sarah Stealy has clarified. The clarification followed indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign Affairs ...

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Missing medical student found dead in Lake Michigan

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Ghanaian undergraduate student drowns in USA

Source: Solomon Owusu A Ghanaian undergraduate student, Francis Adusei Manu, at Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA passed on Wednesday, June 21, during the school’s organized field session. He was a final year student pursuing BSc in Petroleum Engineering. Francis planned to graduate in December this year. He was drowned in a reservoir (Lake) close to Utah around 5pm and ...

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Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country’s chief prosecutor. He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meat packing firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Mr Temer, however denies any wrongdoing. The charges have been delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case can be ...

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Ghanaian Catholics in Chicago donate $10,000 to church in Ghana

The Ghanaian Catholic Community at the St. Malachy+Precious Blood Parish in Chicago, USA, have donated $10,000 to the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) to support the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) at Fiapre near Sunyani and some designated Orphanages in the Country. Making the Presentation at a ceremony at the National Catholic Secretariat in Accra on Friday, June 16, ...

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