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Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey has finally been unveiled as a new Arsenal player after joining the club in a £45m deal.
Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta signed the Ghanaian midfielder on deadline day after the club paid Atletico Madrid his release clause to seal the deal.

After the signing, Arteta said : "We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we're now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad. "He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years.

"We're very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He's an intelligent footballer and we're looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we're building at the moment at the club."

On Tuesday, October 13, Thomas was pictured posing in the club's jerseys for his first Arsenal photoshoot with the midfielder in line to…

Singer, Zlatan leads #Endpolicebrutality protest in Ghana

Nigerian singer, Zlatan, who is currently in Ghana is leading an #Endpolicebrutality protest against police brutality in Accra.

The singer is joined by several Nigerians living in Ghana and they are marching to the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

Watch the videos below. View this post on Instagram #Zlatan leads #EndPoliceBrutality protest in GhanaA post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 13, 2020 at 4:29am PDT

Accra International Book Festival hosts Afro-pop singer Wiyaala on #CatchUpAfrica

The Accra International Book Festival will host sensational Ghanaian Afro-pop singer Noella Wiyaala on its African Legend Encounter Series dubbed #CatchUpAfrica this October.

The much-anticipated event will take place at the Shiashie Arts Village in Accra for a limited audience on Saturday, October 17, 2020. It will, however, be streamed on the Afro-Book Festival’s Facebook page for a global audience.

In a statement announcing the encounter with the multi-award songwriter Monday, the Accra International Book Festival said the lively discussion will focus on the musicians “childhood, writing and music career.”

“Wiyaala has a lot to offer the world not only through her music but the stories behind her songs that continue to receive rave reviews from across the world,” Programmes Officer at the Accra International Book Festival, Charity Oteng Darkwa said.

#CatchUpAfrica is a platform designed by the Afro-Book Festival to engage both local and international creatives to discuss the major issu…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal and Juventus forward tests positive for coronavirus

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced.

According to BBC, the 35-year-old is not showing any symptoms and has been sent home from international duty to self-isolate.

Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday.

The remainder of Fernando Santos' Portugal squad have tested negative for Covid-19 and are available for selection.

Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday and are top of the group, level on points with the world champions.

Black man led by rope by white cops on horseback sues Texas city

A Black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback has sued a southeast Texas city and its police department for $1m, saying he suffered humiliation and fear during his arrest.

A lawsuit filed last week in Galveston County district court on behalf of Donald Neely, 44, alleged the officers’ conduct was “extreme and outrageous”, both physically injuring Neely and causing him emotional distress, US media outlets reported on Sunday, citing the court documents. Photos of the August 2019 encounter showed Neely being led by the officers on a rope linked to handcuffs – reminiscent of pictures showing slaves in chains.Neely, who was experiencing homelessness at the time, was sleeping on a sidewalk when he was arrested for criminal trespass and led around the block to a mounted patrol staging area. In body-camera video, one officer could be heard twice saying that leading Neely by rope down city streets would look “bad”. The lawsuit accused the city and the department of negl…

Kanye West focuses on religion in first election campaign video

Rapper Kanye West on Monday released his first official campaign video in his long-shot bid to be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3, focusing on religion and families.

West, 43, who launched his campaign for the White House with erratic statements on his social media accounts in July, is on the official ballot in a handful of U.S. states, according to U.S. media, but has no mathematical chance of winning.

In Monday's video, the musician and fashion designer asked supporters to vote for him as a write-in candidate.

"By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, that God intends us to be," West says in the video, featuring families at prayer and nature shots.

The video was the first major bid by West, formerly one of President Donald Trump's biggest celebrity supporters, to be taken as a serious contender for the White House. He has done little campaigning under his self-styled Birthday Party as concern grew over his mental health.

The "Heartle…

Stonebwoy donates white canes to blind community in Kumasi

Dancehall musician Stonebwoy has committed to raising funds to purchase white canes for the blind and partially sighted community in the Ashanti region.
The Putuu Hit maker made the spontaneous pledge when Ultimate fm’s Ivan Heathcote – Fumador approached him to give an endorsement with the white cane ahead of the International White Cane Safety Day.

Out of the over 5000 members of the Ghana Blinds Union in the Ashanti Region, the latest needs assessment saw over 4,700 expressing their dire need for white canes.

The tool which helps in the mobility of persons with disability is sold at the Ghana Blinds Union Resource Center at 70 cedis per copy, a price far outside the economic reach of several visually impaired persons in the region.

This has rendered several persons living with blindness, incapable of travelling around freely to realize their full potential.

Stonebwoy gave four hundred cedis on the spur of the moment and pledged to ensure that he takes up the challenge to purchase more o…