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A political crisis in The Gambia appears to be coming to a head, with Senegalese troops having entered the country to ensure long-time leader Yahya Jammeh gives up power after losing elections last month.

Ghana’s Captain, Asamoah Gyan exchanges pleasantries with his Uganda counterpart ahead of their opening Group D match at the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. (Photograph – S. A. Adadevoh)

Written By Nana Ampomah - Welcome, Africa! That is the clarion call on the lips of all Gabonese, even those who initially opposed the hosting of the 2017 AFCON tournament in that country and protested vehemently. Indeed, we have come to realise that in recent times, countries that thrill the African continent at such football gatherings are those who happen to test their abilities for the first time in their lives.

Can the Black Stars Break the 35-Year wait?

Written By Nii Ayittey Tetteh - I remember my first AFCON; it was in 1990, my sister, Naa Ayeley, wasn’t even born yet. Today, Naa is a grown woman, a full contributing member of society. Naa doesn’t get it why we even bother with the Black Stars still. She belongs to the group that have decided their hearts strings can’t support the roller coaster that the Black Stars have become and if you consider that the Stars’ current performance is at a low ebb (zero wins in five games and only two goals scored), you can understand her apathy.

British High Commissioner in Ghana, Mr. Jon Benjamin

Written By Alhassan Shaibu - Social media was replete with what many regarded as an undiplomatic comment attributed to the British High Commissioner in Accra, Jon Benjamin. He allegedly sent out a tweet which read:

“Oh, that nasty air outside all of a sudden. Did someone inaugurate the Harmattan already?”