Surf’s Up! A Look at Ghana’s Emerging Surfing Community (By NBCNews.com)

1. Surf & Impact’s upcoming surfers share a laugh with their program’s director, Ebenezer Feliz Bentum.

2. ” Star surfer Bentum helps out too, teaching them lessons every Friday after school.

3. Director Ebenezer Feliz Bentum feels the global exposure will help the 20 students in the program become international surfers.

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U-17 World Cup: Ghana paired with Niger in round of 16 (By africanews)

1. Mali entertain Iraq at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in another round of 16 fixture.

2. The Black Starlets of Ghana thrashed hosts India 4-0 defeat on Thursday to finish top of Group A ahead of Colombia, USA and India.

3. FIFA U-17 WC INDIA 2017, ROUND OF 16. .

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President Alassane Ouattara to visit Ghana Monday (By Myjoyonline.com)

1. Prior to President Ouattara’s departure, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the two countries will sign a bilateral agreement, and inaugurate a joint commission for the implementation of the recent judgement passed by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the delimitation of the maritime boundaries of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

2. President Akufo-Addo was also decorated with the Highest National Award of Cote d’Ivoire, La Grande Croix dans l’ordre National Ivorien, at a State Dinner held in his honour by the President Alassane Ouattara.

3. This visit is a reciprocal one to the visit made to Cote d’Ivoire by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, at the start of his tour of the countries of West Africa.

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FIFA rejects Ghana complaint over World Cup qualifying game (By Sacramento Bee)

1. Frank Mason started Friday’s preseason finale, a 117-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

2. Frank Mason always feels comfortable on the court.

3. He had 10 points and three assists in the 117-106 loss.

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Anthony Grundy came from Ghana to resolve felony DWI charge, attorney says (By News & Observer)

1. GRAPHIC CONTENT: Body cam footage obtained by the Charlotte Observer through a court order reveals that CMPD shot and killed Rueben Galindo, 29, who had called 911 and said he had a gun but no bullets.

2. Synced 911 call, body cam reveal final moments in real time of Charlotte police killing man with hands raised.

3. The 911 audio call between Galindo and the dispatcher in real time reveal the final moments of his life.

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Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC. (By Seattle Times)

1. Public health officials see fried chicken, French fries and pizza as spurring and intensifying a global obesity epidemic that has hit hard in Ghana — one of 73 countries where obesity has at least doubled since 1980.

2. Chief among the corporate players is KFC, and its parent company, Yum Brands, which have muscled northward from South Africa — where KFC has 850 outlets and a powerful brand name — throughout sub-Saharan Africa: to Angola, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and beyond.

3. KFC emphasizes its focus on sanitation and cleanliness.

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Full steam ahead for Colombia, Ghana and Mali (By FIFA.com)

1. DAY REPLAYED – While the hosts bowed out, Colombia, Ghana and Mali all collected impressive victories on day seven of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to add their names to the list of teams that are through to the knockout stage.

2. Elsewhere in that section, Colombia overcame USA to claim second place based on their superior head-to-head record, with the two teams having finished level on points, goal difference and goals scored.

3. It was Ghana who quashed India’s dreams, outclassing the home nation in New Delhi to seal top spot in Group A on goal difference.

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U-17 World Cup: Ghana coach delighted with victory over India (By Myjoyonline.com)

1. Team Ghana celebrates with their head coach Samuel Fabin after scoring a goal to make it 2-0 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

2. Black Starlets coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has lauded his side following their dominant 4-0 victory over India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

3. Two goals by captain Eric Ayiah and late goals from Emmanuel Toku and Richard Danso helped Ghana to the convincing victory on Thursday.

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Elizabeth Ohene rekindles debate on who founded Ghana (By Ghana News Agency)

1. “Recently there has been talk and accusations in Ghana about rewriting history; those of us who write on current events should worry about such accusations because what we write today would be the history of tomorrow,” Ms Ohene stated at the opening of the Second Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) in Accra.

2. By Iddi Yire/Ayisha Issaka, GNAAccra, Oct. 12, GNA – Ms Elizabeth Ohene, a writer, a distinguish journalist and a communicator, has rekindled the national debate on who founded Ghana.

3. “And I know the winner does write the history books; why else would anybody take issue with President J.

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Ghana clears 2007 Eurobond (By Citifmonline)

1. Reacting to the issue, Economist Daniel Amarteye Anim also said that Ghana’s decision to repay its 2007 Eurobond on the maturity date will further deepen its reputation among external investors and increase patronage of future bonds to be issued.

2. However, once we do that what it means is that any inflows that comes in the form of a new issuance of a bond that is supposed to be used to execute pressing developmental projects, a certain percentage of it will be sacrificed for the matured repayment of the bond that was contracted earlier on,” he explained.

3. “I am looking at a time where we could devise a strategy where if we raise money through a bond from the international community it should be invested into sectors that the investment itself can generate sufficient inflows to meet our repayment obligations as and when they arise or mature,” he added.

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