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Atletico Madrid complete signing of striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona for only £5.5m

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona for only £5.5m

The Uruguay international, 33, had one more year to run on the contract he signed with Barcelona in 2016, but was told by new head coach Ronald Koeman that he was no longer required at the Camp Nou.

On Friday, Suarez had a medical at Atletico before signing a two-year deal with the club.

A statement from Atletico read: 'We welcome to our team one of the world’s most prolific strikers, who gives his all on the pitch and has proved his quality on the most demanding of stages.'

He arrives at Atletico following the departure of Alvaro Morata, who rejoined Juventus earlier this week.

Suarez arrived at Barcelona from Liverpool in a £65million fee and has won four LaLiga titles, four Spanish Cups, the 2015 Champions League, and Club World Cup titles with Barcelona. He scored 195 goals and provided 113 assists in 283 outings for the club before his exit.

The announcement comes a…

Hotel Rwanda 'hero' admits forming armed group behind deadly attacks

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in a 2004 Hollywood movie as a hero who helped save Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, on Friday September 25 admitted to forming an armed group but denied any role in their crimes.
The 66-year-old former hotel manager who was arrested after being lured into a private jet under false pretences, had co-founded the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD), an opposition party based abroad.

While in exile, he had also expressed support for the National Liberation Front (FLN) which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Nyungwe, near the border with Burundi, but his exact role has been unclear.

Dressed in a pink prison uniform for his bail hearing on Friday, Rusesabagina told a Kigali court that he helped to form the National Liberation Front to assist Rwandan refugees but never supported violence.

He said;

    "We formed the FLN (National Liberation Front) as an armed wing, not as a terrorist group as the prosecution keeps saying. I do n…

Mali Coup: Rtd.Colonel Bah Ndaw sworn in as Mali transition president

Rtd. Colonel Bah Ndaw, has been sworn in to head a transitional government in Mali following a coup last month by the Malian military.

He was sworn in during a ceremony held in the capital Bamako today, September 25, 2020.

The ceremony occurred with government officials dressed in military attires while senior judges, and foreign diplomats were also present. A committee appointed by the military junta which seized power on August 18, after removing president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, selected Ndaw, a 70-year-old retired colonel, as interim president.

Ndaw alongside Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, will now transitionally lead for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.  During the ceremony, Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Boya Dembele said the challenges facing both men were “enormous”.

“It will truly require a reformulation of the state,” said the judge, dressed in red fur-lined robes.

The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) slap…

Bright Philip Donkor writes: Election 2020: Has the Voters' Register been sanitized enough?

On the 7th of December 2020, Ghanaians will once again have the opportunity to elect a President and Parliamentarians to steer the affairs of the nation for another term of four years.

This year's general elections would be the eighth since Ghana embarked on the constitutional rule in the Fourth Republic in 1992. Indeed, we have built a tolerant and working democracy.

For many electorates, what started as unexciting buildup towards the 2020 general elections is again heightening into apprehensions, and certainly so, because they could envisage dark clouds gathering on what should be a thrilling and peaceful election year.

During the compilation of the New Voters' Register, controversies surrounded it. Currently, the Voters' Register has been compiled with its Exhibition Exercise ongoing and here comes a lot of controversies. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other Political Commentators are not just making allegations. Specific polling stations have been mentioned a…

Rawlings’ mother has died

Mother of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Victoria Agbotui, who recently celebrated her 101st birthday has died.

Sources close to the Rawlings family say Madam Agbotui had been unwell for some time now. The one-time head of the catering department at the presidency during Rawlings’ era celebrated her 101st birthday on September 9.

The native of Dzelukope near Keta in the Volta Region marked the milestone in the company of Mr Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.She has been firmly behind her son in all aspects of his life [including his political career], however, she first appeared in the political scene when her son staged a coup in 1979.