Strikes a Blow in the Digital Sports Arena With Free Live Stream of Wardley vs. Clarke Bout

LONDON, March 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRY, LTRYW), announces that it has obtained the rights to live stream the March 31 heavyweight title fight between Frazier Clarke and Fabio Wardley. The live stream will now be available to view for free for millions of sports fans in Africa, via the website., in partnership with the fastest-growing UK boxing promotional company, BOXXER and Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland will live stream the highly anticipated boxing match between Wardley and Clarke at the iconic O2 Arena in London. has entered into an agreement with BOXXER to provide live coverage through the platform in Africa, working with local telecoms partners, such as Vodacom to give free access to many millions of viewers.

This partnership underscores’s commitment to bringing inclusivity, innovation, and entertainment to sports. BOXXER, known for its commitment to the grassroots of the sport and for delivering sell-out world championship boxing events, aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance the sports viewing experience.

African based sports fans can sign up via local mobile operators, such as their Vodacom connection to watch the fight on the platform. With a focus on providing more content to sports fans in underserved markets through regions including the Middle East and Africa, is poised to be the leading provider of sports content in frontier markets to hundreds of millions of viewers.

Majed Al Sorour, President of and formerly CEO of Golf Saudi, Managing Director of LIV Golf, and Board Member and Director of Newcastle United Football Club commented:

“Our partnership with BOXXER marks a significant step in making sport more accessible. Streaming the Wardley vs. Clarke fight in Africa showcases our commitment to enhancing the fan experience through digital innovation. This effort reflects our broader mission to connect and engage sports communities globally, particularly in emerging and frontier markets.”

Tamer Hassan, renowned actor, entrepreneur, undefeated amateur boxer, founder of The Tamer Hassan Academy of Acting and former owner of the Eltham and District Amateur Boxing Club where Sir Henry Cooper learned the ropes added:

“As a member of’s Board and someone with a deep connection to boxing, I see can see exactly how this initiative aligns with our aim to support talent and provide fans with engaging content. Streaming the Wardley vs. Clarke fight is just the start, and I am excited to contribute my experience towards expanding our content portfolio, particularly to broaden fan access in regions such as MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Matthew McGahan, Chairman and CEO of, said:

“Our collaboration with BOXXER for the live broadcast of Wardley vs. Clarke is the first of what we anticipate will be many content partnerships. This deal is a model for future collaborations that will unify content owners, broadcasters, and mobile operators, broadening our horizons in the sports entertainment landscape.”

BOXXER Founder and CEO, Ben Shalom, said:

“We’re delighted to kickstart a partnership with – both BOXXER and are focused on innovation in their respective fields and bringing sport to wider audiences around the globe. The event this Sunday headlined by Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke’s mammoth clash will allow’s audience to watch a heavyweight grudge match that fans have been clamouring for, for a long time. We can’t wait to get started.”

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Bus carrying Easter worshippers falls off cliff killing 45 people in South Africa

Dozens of worshippers died after a bus headed to an Easter conference plunged off a cliff in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Thursday.

The crash claimed the lives of 45 people and one is seriously injured, the country’s transport department said in a statement.

The sole survivor is an eight-year-old girl who has been airlifted to hospital, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported.

According to the SABC, the passengers were pilgrims traveling from Gaborone – the capital city of neighboring country Botswana – to a church for an Easter conference.

The crash happened in the Mamatlakala mountain pass between Mokopane and Marken. The bus reportedly caught fire after falling.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

In a statement, the province’s transport department said that ‘according to reports, the driver lost control and the bus fell onto a rocky surface, some 50 meters under the bridge and caught fire.’

Efforts are ongoing to recover the bodies of the passengers who were kil
led, according to the statement.

‘Some bodies burned beyond recognition,’ the local department said. Others are ‘trapped inside the debris and others [are] scattered on the scene,’ it added.

South African Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga said the government would repatriate the bodies to Botswana, the broadcaster said.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Minister launches digital platform to enhance coordinated development in Northern Ghana

A Knowledge Management and Coordination Platform (KMCP), which is a digital single-source repository for information and knowledge sharing on development interventions and gaps in specific districts in the northern part of the country has been launched.

The KMCP, launched as part of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project, is also to provide details on the interventions being carried out under the SOCO project and other partners as well as areas that require more attention.

Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, who launched the KMCP at the SOCO Conference in Tamale on Wednesday, said the KMCP would help to break down silos within development partners’ interventions, foster collaboration, and facilitate the exchange of ideas.

The SOCO Conference was organised by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development in partnership with the World Bank, the six implementing Regional Coor
dinating Councils and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and other stakeholders of the Ministry.

It was under the theme: ‘Leveraging Digital Tools for a Balanced and Coordinated Development in Northern Ghana’, and focused on showcasing and deliberating on the project’s progress.

In the northern part of the country, various organisations and development partners have initiated projects to improve the social, political, economic, and physical well-being of communities.

These initiatives aim to promote growth and development by providing social amenities and economic and livelihood empowerment activities.

Despite these efforts, poverty continues to hinder the region’s development, and it has been identified that the lack of coordination and information sharing between different actors involved has led to duplication of efforts and insufficient capacity to scale up and synergise for greater impact.

Mr Amoah said, ‘To address this, the SOCO project seeks to serve as a catalyst in promoting a coor
dinated approach to development in the north and work together with partners to fill the development gaps, consolidate gains, and contribute more profoundly to sustainable impact’ hence the launch of the KMCP.

Mr Amoah, in addition, launched the SOCO project’s baseline report, which covered the project’s operational area to establish benchmarks for future measurement of changes in key project indicators, particularly on access to basic services, community participation, and satisfaction levels.

The SOCO project is being implemented in 48 MMDAs in the Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East, Upper West and Oti Regions to reduce vulnerability to climate change, strengthen local institutions, improve economic opportunities, build public trust and strengthen regional dialogue and to prevent the spread of violence from the Sahel region to the northern parts of the country.

It is a US$ 450 million multi-country project being implemented in Benin, Cote D’ Ivoire, Togo, and Ghana with support from the World Ban
k, and the Government of Ghana’s allocation is a total of US$ 150 million credit facility.

Mr Amoah said the baseline report would empower policymakers, project managers, and other stakeholders to ensure that subsequent actions, especially on the SOCO project, were tailored to the specific needs and challenges of the target population in areas such as infrastructure development, livelihood empowerment, sustainability, inclusion, and community-level development.

Alhaji Shani Alhassan Saibu, Northern Regional Minister, urged the participants to explore the transformative power of digital tools in fostering balanced growth and coordination across various sectors in the north.

He said, ‘In our rapidly evolving world in which technology plays a crucial role, harnessing digital innovations is not just a choice but a necessity for propelling Northern Ghana towards prosperity.’

Source: Ghana News Agency

Catholics in Ho commemorate Good Friday with procession

Parishioners of St. James and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Ho have commemorated this year’s Good Friday with a procession through some principal streets of the town.

The procession stopped at 14 Stations before converging at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Bankoe for prayers.

Reverend Fr. Isaac Benuyenah, the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral, addressing parishioners, said their procession was the best sacrifice they could make for their sins.

He charged them to persevere to the end.

Rev. Fr. Benuyenah, who is also the Cathedral Administrator, also asked the parishioners to willingly give to the needy as it was a good sacrifice with a lot of rewards.

Good Friday is marked by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death on the cavalry.

Also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday, the festival is preceded by Maundy Thursday and followed by Holy Saturday.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Deputy Volta North Police Commander found dead

The Volta North Regional Police Command has found the lifeless body of its Deputy Commander in a hotel at Hohoe.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Antiri-Addo Nicolas Aletso’s lifeless body was found on Wednesday according to reports.

A Police source who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) disclosed that investigations had since commenced into the issue.

However, ‘no foul play has been detected at the preliminary stage of investigations.’

According to Police investigators, ACP Antiri-Addo’s body was found in a lateral position.

Relatives of the deceased lodged a complaint after several attempts to reach him on the phone proved futile.

ACP Antiri-Addo, barely a month at post, was lodging at the hotel as his place of abode when the unfortunate incident happened.

His body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for autopsy.

ACP Antiri-Addo was once the Agona Swedru Divisional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Heritage Month: Women vendors in Etor business in Sunyani appeal for modernized Ghanaian cooking stoves  

Women vendors in Etor (mashed cocoyam, yam, or plantain), business a locally prepared Ghanaian dish in the Sunyani Municipality have appealed for modernized Ghanaian-made cooking stoves to sustain them in business.

During a Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani as the nation observes Heritage Month, the women vendors, mostly in their 50s were noticed exposed to naked fires, as they prepared the dishes for sale, and appealed for modernized stoves that could absorb sunlight and fire.

Some of them said they had been in the business for more than decades, saying, that because they exposed themselves to the open fires for hours, they were experiencing serious health complications including bad sight, and body pains.

‘However, because I don’t have any other option, I have to stay on with the business because that is what I depend on to fend for myself and my family,’ Nana Yaa Kumi-Akyeaw, a vendor at the Sunyani Main garage told the GNA.

Nana Kumi-Akyeaw, a native of Sunyani, said she was a single mother of three
children and had been in the Etor business for more than 33 years now.

‘I experienced dizziness and unusual heartbeat sometimes, but I can’t leave the business,’ she stated and appealed for support.

Another Vendor, Monica Osei, said though the business looked lucrative, vendors also had to spend more on their health every month because the local stoves they used to prepare the diet were exposed to sunlight as well.

‘Sometimes the heat is too much to bear. We will, therefore, be grateful if the government can provide us with modern and localized cooking stoves to support our businesses,’ she stated.

Other vendors noticed around the Sunyani Victoria Park and the Sunyani Night Market preparing the diet, declined to speak to the media, as some customers were sighted, waiting patiently to buy.


Nana Kumi-Akyeaw took the GNA through its preparation and added her customers who used to buy roasted cocoyam and yam had now developed an appetite for the dish.


Vendors either used roasted ya
m, plantain or ripped plantain or cocoyam for the preparation of the dish after roasting the stuff on fire.

Most of the vendors used traditionally made Ghanaian stoves with charcoal to roast and ensure the stuff was well cooked.

Thereafter, they grind the cooked stuff in a locally made grinding bowl made of clay and add some ingredients including fresh pepper, ginger, and onions, mixed with palm oil.

Depending on customer preference and demand, the vendors either spiced the dish with roasted or ground groundnuts, salted fish, a boiled egg, and peas.

Nana Kumi-Akyeaw said through the Etor business, she had been able to cater for the education of her three children to the tertiary level.

She said because of the way and manner she spiced the diet, her customers were not only at the garage but walked distances to either buy in take-away bowls or eat around.

The dish, she added, was sold between GHC15 and GHC20 depending on the type and ingredients, saying many of her customers opt for the ones prepared with
either roasted yam or cocoyam.

However, some of the customers also preferred a mixture of yam and ripped plantain to whet their appetite, Nana Kumi-Akyeaw added.

She said though the demand for the diet was high, her daily profit kept decreasing for some time now because of the increase in the price of charcoal and the foodstuff in the market.

‘Scarcity of cocoyam is also slowing down the business,’ she stated, indicating that the increase in the price of palm oil, groundnuts, tubers of yam, and charcoal and vegetables had affected the business now.

‘Most of my customers now complain about the quantity of the dish when they buy and that is also affecting my daily sales,’ she added.

Nutritional value

Checks by the GNA reveal the carbohydrate content in yam and cocoyam prevents diseases, facilitates easy digestion, prevents blood clots, and provides natural fibre needed in the body system.

Additionally, vegetables are also good for strong teeth, good eyesight and strong bones, reducing the risk of heart a
nd kidney diseases, and good for managing cancers, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Further checks showed oil palm is also good for the skin and eyes, and absorbs nutrients to produce important hormones in the body, while eggs also keep body cells healthy, facilitate the healing of body wounds, and build body immunity against diseases.

Ms Joyce Odei, a Registered Community Health Nurse, says the locally prepared diet has a high nutritional content, good for building the body’s immunity against diseases.

She advised Ghanaians to opt for and consume the diet, particularly at lunchtime to improve their body immunity.

In an interview, she said ingredients used for the preparation of the local diet had the ‘four-star elements’ required in every meal.

‘Etor is a four-star diet because ingredients in the dish have the combination of carbohydrate, protein, vegetables, fats, fruit and red oil,’ she stated, and recommended the dish as a lunch for all, especially pregnant women, and people of chronic diseases.

ource: Ghana News Agency