Africa mourns Ghana's World Cup loss - Macleans.ca

Africa mourns Ghana’s World Cup loss

Meanwhile, Paris Hilton arrested for marijuana at Brazil-Netherlands match

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The World Cup quarter-finals had an unusual twist as celebrity socialite Paris Hilton’s marijuana arrest and ensuing court drama competed for press attention with Ghana’s devastating loss to Uruguay. Hilton was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana at the Brazil-Netherlands match Friday in Port Elizabeth, but a judge tossed out the charges against her after her companion, former Playboy Playmate Jennifer Rovero, pleaded guilty. Her arrest knocked Ghana off the front page of Afrikaans daily Die Burger and appeared in many other Saturday newspapers. Meanwhile, “Africa’s dream [was] shattered,” according to The Herald in Zimbabwe.

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