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A South Korean farmers’ cooperative said on Thursday it has clinched a $150 million deal to barter sugar for North Korean liquor and food products, bypassing sanctions banning cash transfers.The deal, brokered by a Chinese company, was signed in June with five North Korean trading firms, an official for the cooperative said, though it still needs approval from Seoul’s Unification Ministry, which oversees inter-Korean affairs.Under the terms, North Korea would swap 240 products -including its signature ginseng and blueberry liquors, crackers, candies, teas and health supplements – for 167 tons of sugar from the South, said Oh Hyun-kyung, the cooperative official. Topics : “The North wanted sugar as they were having difficulty importing raw materials due to sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic,” Oh told Reuters, saying shipments could begin later this month.Oh said Korea Kaesong Koryo Insam Trading Corporation, a North Korean firm specializing in ginseng and health products, was one of the parties in the deal.Unification Minister Lee In-young had suggested before taking office late last month that bartering South Korean food and medicines for North Korean liquor and mineral water could be a first step toward normalizing exchanges.South Korea is pushing to restart inter-Korean cooperation without breaching international sanctions banning financial transactions with North Korea, imposed over its nuclear and missile programs. South Korea on Thursday approved plans to donate $10 million to fund U.N. World Food Program (WFP) efforts to aid North Korean children and women.”The decision would be a starting point for our plans to consistently pursue humanitarian cooperation without linking it to political and military issues,” Lee said.Seoul has bankrolled various WFP and U.N. Children’s Fund projects in the North in recent years.
Following the successful nationwide tour of the recruitment team of the Male National Under-17 team, the technical team of the Black Starlets has selected 40 players for the Phase Two of the selection process.The selected players are requested to report for camping at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram on Thursday 4th February, 2016 by 4pm.The said players must arrive in camp with two passport size pictures and training kits consisting of hose, shin guards and boots.The selected 40 players will engage in further trials with players from selected academies and selected players from Airtel Rising Stars before a final list of 35 players is selected to form the 2016/2017 National Under-17 Black Starlets squad.The intensive selection exercise in Prampram is scheduled to last two weeks.Below is the list of 40 players selected from the nationwide tour: NORTHERN REGION1. Tawfik Yahuza – Goalkeeper2. Sylvester Simba – Striker3. Abdul Aziz Yakubu – Striker4. Sandan David Abagna – MidfielderUPPER EAST REGION5. Abdul Rauf Abubakar – Striker6. Abdul Razak Yussif – Defender7. Benjamin Aloma – Defender8. Isaac Ayamga – Midfielder9. Robert A. Ayamga – Winger10. Sumaila Musah – StrikerUPPER WEST REGION11. Bukari Abdul Rafiu – GoalkeeperBRONG AHAFO REGION12. Ahmed Ramzy Yussif – Striker13. Nuhu Sule – Midfielder14. Samuel Nyarko – Striker15. Sulemana Mohammed – Midfielder16. Silas Kyeremah – MidfielderASHANTI REGION17. Abdul Abrahim – Striker18. Frederick Agyemang – Midfielder19. Rashid Ibrahim – Winger20. Hassan Seidu Salia – Midfielder21. Tigasi Matthew – Goal Keeper22. Michael Nii Armah Okai – Goal Keeper23. Osman Faisal – Defender24. Emmanuel Toku – Striker25. Faisal Adam – Midfielder WESTERN REGION26. Evans Akuteye – Defender27. Obed Yankey – Midfielder28. George Ashie – Defender29. Lawal Abubakar – Striker30. Obed Appiah – Midfielder31. Abdul Malik Alkhalifa – DefenderCENTRAL REGION32. Isaac Adu Mensah – Defender33. Kwadwo Asamoah – Midfielder34. Gideon Acquah – DefenderEASTERN REGION35. Emmanuel Sebbie – Striker36. Paul Tetteh Addour – DefenderVOLTA REGION37. Benjamin Ofori Boateng – DefenderGREATER ACCRA REGION38. Eric Ayiah – Midfielder39. Jonathan Nana Donkor – Midfielder40. Ibrahim Selly Seydou – Goal Keeper –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySports