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Trump finally admits it: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States'

Donald Trump

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump finally admitted Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics five years ago.

Trump sought to end his longstanding attempt to discredit the nation's first African-American president with just a few sentences tacked on at the end as he unveiled his new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.


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Ghana now second best in Africa in latest FIFA Rankings

Black Stars of Ghana in training

Ghana has overtaken Ivory Coast to become Africa’s second best side in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.

The Black Stars, who have 749 points, overtook the Elephants (748 points) on the global and continental ranking to occupy the 35th place in the global ranking even though the two countries did not play any competitive matches in the month under review.

Ghana will now set their sights on gaining the first place in Africa as leaders Algeria in 32nd position (with 781 points) are just three places above.


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Obama lifts economic sanctions Bush imposed on Ivory Coast

Presidents Bush, Ouattara and Obama

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Ivory Coast in 2006 by the regime of his predecessor, George Bush.

The US president cited advancing democratic credentials of the west African nation as the reason behind terminating the national emergency declared by the US in Executive Order 13396, it was this order that led to the imposition of sanctions.


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Hillary Clinton to release additional medical records

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Hillary Clinton waves as she leaves her daughter's

Hillary Clinton will release additional medical information this week, a spokesman said Monday, after her campaign was criticized for waiting to reveal that she had pneumonia.

The 68-year-old Clinton left early from a Sept. 11 ceremony in New York City on Sunday morning, looking unsteady and requiring support to enter a van. The Democratic presidential nominee's doctor later said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and got overheated at the event, but was "recovering nicely."


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ECG concession will protect workers for 5 years- MiDA

ECG workers

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has insisted that the concession of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the Power Compact II will not lead to a retrenchment exercise.

According to MiDA, the agreement has a clause that bars the concessionaire from undertaking a retrenchment exercise in the next five years.

The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) has kicked against the concession, stating that ECG workers will be laid off once the process is completed.


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Petrotrin looks to Ghana for oil BOST

Oil

Three weeks before Prime Minister (PM) Dr Keith Rowley announced that Trinidad and Tobago (TT) has to “find new ways to diversify (and) expand our earning potential”, the State-owned Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) held talks with a Ghanaian company about doing exactly that.

On August 23, 2016, Petrotrin’s President, Fitzroy Harewood, met with Chairman of Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Ernest Benjamin Essamuah; and Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)/BOST, Kwame Awuah-Darko.


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Africa is still rising - IMF

IMF

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Sub-Saharan Africa has bright prospects for growth in spite of persistent slowdown in growth owing to the slump in commodity prices and a more difficult global environment.

While there have been quite significant slowdown in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in resource-intensive countries, including Ghana, non-resource-intensive countries like Kenya, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire have been able to maintain growth.


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Team Commey to protest verdict of last Friday’s bout

Richard Commey

Accra, Sept 13, GNA – The management of Richard Commey, is set to lodge a protest with the International Boxing Federation (IBF) over the split decision that ensured Commey’s defeat to Robert Easter Jr, in the IBF Lightweight World title fight last Friday.

Lawrence Carl Lokko, coach of Commey, told the GNA Sports that, the result was not a true reflection of the fight and they have been pondering over it and will file a protest with the IBF to seek redress.


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Usain Bolt gives up on setting new world records: ‘It’s all beyond me now’

Usain Bolt holds the world records in the 100 and 200 metres, with both recrods set at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. Phil Noble / Reuters

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said he does not expect to break anymore world records as his illustrious athletics career enters its final stages.

Bolt, 30, last month completed his Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles in Rio for a third successive Games.

It was at the first of those Games, at Beijing 2008, that Bolt stormed to his first pair of world records of 9.69 seconds in the 100m and 19.30 seconds in the 200m...


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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Simone Biles' confidential medical data has been released

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes.

Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and teenage gymnast Simone Biles.

A group calling itself "Fancy Bears" claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database.

After the leak, Ms Biles said she had long been taking medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The hacker group had accused her of taking an "illicit psycho-stimulant", but she said she had "always followed the rules".


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