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Black Satellites lose AYC final to Young Pharaohs of Egypt on penalties

Ghana’s U20 contingent, the Black Satellites, lost the finals of the 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC) to the Young Pharaohs of Egypt, losing 5-4 on penalties. The game ended 1-1 after regulation time and went into a penalty shootout, after both sides cancelled each other out in extra time. Ghana went behind in as early as the 4th minute when ...

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Kenya Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

“The future of Kenya is bright. Let us not allow the elections to divide us. Let us reunite as a nation.” – Raila Odinga, after accepting the court’s decision to uphold Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in Kenya’s presidential election. Chief Justi…ce Willy Mutunga: “It is the decision of the court that the said elections were indeed conducted with compliance of the ...

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In Senegal, Skin-Lightening Remains Popular Despite Health Risks

DAKAR, SENEGAL — The World Health Organization says that a quarter of Senegalese women use skin-lightening products regularly. The products, even those claiming to have so-called “natural” components, can contain mercury, hydroquinone or caustic agents like sodium hydroxide. These are dangerous ingredients that can cause cancer and are potentially disfiguring. Some women in capital city Dakar say the risks are ...

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Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Over US

Solar Impulse – a solar-powered Swiss plane – will take to the skies over the United States later this year, flying from the west coast to the east coast, without a drop of fuel. The mission’s two pilots, who are also the co-founders of Solar Impulse, told reporters at Moffett Air Field in California that the plan is to fly ...

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Latest Cancer Research Leads to Better Screening, New Drugs

LONDON — New research has nearly doubled the number of genetic variations implicated in breast, prostate and ovarian cancer, offering fresh avenues for screening at-risk patients and, potentially, developing better drugs. The bumper haul of 74 gene changes that can increase risks for the three hormone-related cancers, announced by scientists on Wednesday, is the result of the largest ever study ...

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Kenyan Supreme Court to Rule on Election Complaints

NAIROBI — Kenya’s Supreme Court is to present its ruling Saturday on the credibility of the March 4 presidential election, which was marred by technical problems. A court-ordered audit of polling stations has shown discrepancies in the vote tallying. Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election with 50.07 percent of the vote, just enough to avoid a ...

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Locusts Invade Madagascar

A severe plague of locusts has infested about half of Madagascar, threatening crops and raising concerns about food shortages, a UN agency says. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said billions of the plant-devouring insects could cause hunger for 60% of the population. About $22m (£14.5m) was urgently needed to fight the plague in a country where many people ...

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More police personnel deployed to Kwahu for Easter festivities

Acting Eastern Regional Police Commander, ACOP James Abass Abaah, says his outfit would ensure the protection of lives and property during and after the Easter festivities in the region. To this end, the command has detailed four hundred police personnel to the Kwahu area to ensure incident –free activities during the Easter period. Over the years, bizarre incidents have occurred ...

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