Cristiano Ronaldo is “not the best in the world”, according to former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, but the Portuguese is considered to be an inspiration to others, just like evergreen AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Two experienced frontmen are going head-to-head in a Serie A title tussle this season, with reigning champions from Turin starting to lose their grip on the crown.
Andrea Pirlo has endured difficulties in his debut campaign as a coach, with even the presence of Ronaldo not enough to help Juve remain ahead of the chasing pack.
Milan have moved to the top of the table, closely followed by arch-rivals Inter, with 39-year-old frontman Ibrahimovic leading a charge at San Siro.
Rossoneri legend Weah is a big fan of the enigmatic Swede, and five-time Golden Ball winner Ronaldo, and believes the longevity of both means they can remain at the top for some time yet.
“Ibra is strong and confident, but there is more behind this,” Weah told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Milan signed him because he can be very useful for young players. He is an example and an inspiration for them.
“He is always focused and he gives everything for his passion. If you work hard and don’t lose your passion, then age is just a number. Think about Pietro Vierchowod, Franco Baresi or Paolo Maldini, they all played at high level until almost 40 years of age.
Ghana’s premium and tasty cake bread A1 has penetrated the US market after three years of being in local operation.
Ghana’s Embassy in Washington announced on Friday that A1 bread is now available in America after successfully going through a special US government programme known as Select US, designed to help foreign products penetrate the U.S market.
“We are happy to announce that A1, an indigenous Ghanaian bread-making company has expanded its operations to the United States
“This expansion to the U.S. market is particularly unique because it is grounded on a special partnership arrangement with a major American bread company to ensure scale and penetration of the U.S. market at a faster rate,” the Embassy said in a statement on its official Facebook page.
A new textile print has been introduced for the funeral of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The theme for the wax print is: Odupɔn bi atutu, a Twi expression which means: ‘A big tree has fallen’.
Amid a rising American atmosphere of political death threats and violence, some are calling for a secret vote to determined Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial to protect senators’ safety.
The idea was discussed last time around after Trump’s first impeachment in 2019. Some argued that Republicans were unable to vote their conscience because of pressure from their party and constituents.
Secret votes, however, run contrary to a principle of transparency and senators’ accountability. Critics on Twitter complained Republicans would claim they voted one way, while actually voting exactly the opposite.
U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to lift the ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of majority-Muslim countries, has already won praise in Africa. But governments aren't expecting miracles from the new administration, writes for Deutsche Welle. On his first day in office, the president repealed the Trump administration's 2017 immigration restriction, known as the Muslim ban, on travel and visas for citizens of predominantly Muslim countries. The list would grow to include 13 nations. In Africa, this affected Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Egypt, Libya and Tanzania. "This ban, which restricted issuance of visas to individuals from many Muslim and African countries,
Two doctors have written a scathing letter in the South African Medical Journal, criticising the United Kingdom (UK) for hiring a disproportionate number of health workers from low-resource countries, several of which are African. They point out that a recent report by the UK's General Medical Council (GMC) "suggested that 'overall numbers will need to rise further'". The GMC report stated that the UK will require "a continuation of the large number of doctors from overseas joining our workforce
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has increased its calls for the removal of the law that establishes a charge of 19 cents per minute on inbound international calls on telecommunication companies.
According to the Head of Research and Communications at the Chamber, Derek Laryea, the law imposed is hampering the revenue generation efforts of telecommunication companies in the country.
“Year on year there is always a dip and I know in 2016 we had some policy statement just before the elections about looking at that tax policy. For us as the industry we believe it is a leakage and it also fuels SIM boxing. If I am charging 19 cent and my local call is about 4.8pesewas which is less than one cent, SIM Box fraudsters would take advantage,” he told the B&FT newspaper.
e-Conomy Africa 2020, a new report released today by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach 5.2% of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing nearly US$180 billion to its economy. The projected potential contribution could reach US$712 billion by 2050.
Driving this growth is a combination of increased access to faster and better quality Internet connectivity, a rapidly expanding urban population, a growing tech talent pool, a vibrant startup ecosystem, and Africa’s commitment to creating the world’s largest single market under the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Currently, Africa is home to 700,000 developers and venture capital funding for startups has increased year-on-year for the past five years, with a record US$2.02 billion in equity funding raised in 2019, according to Partech Ventures Africa.
“The digital economy can and should change the course of Africa’s history. This is an opportune moment to tap into the power of the continent’s tech startups for much-needed solutions to increase access to education, healthcare, and finance, and ensure a more resilient recovery, making Africa a world leader in digital innovation and beyond,” said Stephanie von Friedeburg, Interim Managing Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IFC