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Isabel dos Santos sacked as chairman of the state oil company: João Lourenço, the president of Angola, fired Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of his predecessor and Africa’s richest woman, as chairman of the state oil company. Since succeeding José Eduardo dos Santos in September, Mr Lourenço, who vowed to fight corruption, has also dismissed the governor of the central bank, the head of the state diamond company and the boards of all three state-owned media companies.
Africa's richest woman: Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, is the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime president. Though her representatives deny that her holdings have any connection to her father, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, FORBES research found that he transferred stakes in several Angolan companies to her. In June 2016, he appointed her the head of Sonangol, Angola's state oil firm. Dos Santos' assets in Angola include 25% of Unitel, the country's largest mobile phone network, and 42% of a bank, Banco BIC. In Portugal she owns nearly 6% of oil and gas firm Galp Energia and nearly 19% of Banco BPI, the country's fourth-largest bank. She is also a controlling shareholder of Portuguese cable TV and telecom firm Nos SGPS. In October 2015, four members of the European Parliament publicly called for an investigation into her investments in Portugal, questioning their legality.  

Isabel dos Santos, 44 and mother of three, has a degree from King's College, London and is said by Forbes to be worth $3.5 billion


Africa's five places in Russia 2018 World Cup decided: Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal and Egypt will represent Africa in next year's World Cup to be held in Russia. In Saturday's games, Morocco beat Côte d'Ivoire in an away game whiles Tunisia, needing only a point to qualify, drew 0-0 at home with Libya. Senegal clinched its place with a 2-0 away win in South Africa in their rescheduled game played on Friday. All five countries have participated in at least one World Cup finals. Senegal is making only her second appearance after their quarter-final place in Japan in 2002. Ghana's last group game against Egypt on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi ended 1-1.
Okwabi - two years ago: Time, as they say, flies and it is already two years since the sudden death of Emmanuel Ayah Okwabi. But he has not been forgotten. Friends and members of the Ghana Union in Stockholm were at S:t Bodvids Kyrkogård, Huddinge, on Alla helgöns dag over the weekend to light candles and put flowers on the grave of Emmanuel. On this day when many Swedes light a candle on the graves of their beloved departed, Emmanuel too was not forgotten. It was a solemn moment as the visitors gathered at the grave and took pictures. Earlier in the year, Emmanuel's family and friends from London came to town to erect a permanent stone on his grave. They were joined on that ocassion by members of the Ghana Union. Emmanuel was an active member of the Ghana Union. He had studied at Stockholm University and left for England where he took a degree in Law before coming back. See more pictrues from the visit...  

The newly erected gravestone on the remains of Okwabi with lit candles on Alla helgöns dag


Online registration of Ghanaians in the Nordic countries: The Ghana Embassy in Denmark is inviting all Ghanaians living in the Nordic countries to register themselves online on the embassy webpage. According to a statement on the website, "[t]he purpose of the exercise is to create a comprehensive database of all Ghanaian Professionals, Businessmen, Artisans, Traders, Casual workers, Students, Visitors, etc., in order for the Embassy to access the Ghanaian human capital in the Nordic region. The exercise is also expected to provide the Embassy quick access to our compatriots. It is also expected that it will provide the much needed platform to enable the Embassy to have increased interaction with Ghanaians in the Nordics. For the exercise, all children are also required to be registered." Click here for access to the registration site...
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