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Ivory Coast: Africa Cup of Nations champions qualify for 2017 tournament

Champions Ivory Coast ensured they will defend their title at next year's Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 1-1 at home to Sierra Leone. 
Needing a point to qualify, an acrobatic goal from Jonathan Kodjia after 37 minutes calmed home nerves. 
But after Kei Kamara equalised midway through the second half, the tension was palpable. 
Another away goal would have knocked the 2015 Nations Cup winners out but they held on despite a nervy finish.

Salomon Kalou was a surprise starter for the Elephants as he had been expected to miss out following the recent deaths of both his father and aunt. 
However, the Hertha Berlin striker was involved in the build-up to the goal as Kodjia, a recent signing for Aston Villa, hooked the ball over the goalkeeper from near the penalty spot. 
It was looking good for coach Michel Dussuyer's side but Sierra Leone had aspirations of a first Nations Cup qualification since 1996 when Kamara, back in the team after ending a self-imposed 10-month exile,…

Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali

A leader and financial backer of the biggest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been executed for war crimes committed in 1971, officials say.
Media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali, 63, of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to death two years ago.
He had been convicted of offences including murder and torture committed during the war with Pakistan.
The tycoon was hanged at a high-security prison outside Dhaka on Saturday evening.
His execution follows several attacks by Islamist militants in Bangladesh, including an assault on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 20 hostages, most of them foreigners, were killed.
At his trial, Mir Quasem Ali had been accused of involvement in a "reign of terror" in the city of Chittagong. He was found guilty of eight of the 14 charges he faced.

Government figures suggest as many as three million people died in the nine-month war to secede from Pakistan, although some say the number of deaths is unverifiable and probably less than that.
Prime Minist…

Photos: Did Lupita already introduce boyfriend, Mobolaji Dawodu to her family?

Lupita Nyong’o  and her fashion editor boyfriend, Mobolaji Dawodu have been trending since rumours of their relationship broke. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Oscar academy award-winner was accompanied by her Nigerian boo when she sneaked into the country earlier in July. 
Lupita was in the country for her cousin Kwame Nyongo’s wedding, but her presence was kept under wraps simply because she did not want to steal the show. Not known to many, Mobolaji was in Kenya too at the exact same time as Lupita as these new photos suggest.

While in Kenya, the fashion editor for GQ magazine could not keep mum about the visit as he posted photos of himself hanging out at a park in Kenya. The photo below were taken 6 weeks ago as per the time stamp, bear in mind that Lupita was in Kenya on July 13th.  So did he meet the parents…should we expect wedding bells soon?



Tribute: Your music has touched hearts, transformed lives - Danny Nettey's Mother

Ask every mother who has experienced the loss of a child and she would tell you the most painful feeling in their life is for a mother to bury their child especially one with whom they have spent years together.

No mother wants to cut that tie and that is the feeling of Mrs Beatrice Nettey, mother of gospel icon Danny Nettey, 47, who passed in July.

As the final funeral and burial rites are underway at the forecourt of the Banquet Hall at the State House in Accra, Mrs Nettey speaks of the severed bond in a moving tribute.

"I keep looking at the door, hoping that at any given moment you would walk right in and ask me, “What’s for dinner, Mom?” You would then put your arms around me and ask: “What’s up, Mom?” with that big smile on your face," Mrs Nettey wrote in a tribute to her son.

For a mother whose son told her “Mum, you are going to be fine” as encouraging words when she was shattered by the loss of his late father, she is devasted to as she lay Danny to rest.

Akufo-Addo has no cancer – Doctor

The New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has a clean bill of health and has never been diagnosed of cancer or kidney ailment, his personal doctor has clarified.

Professor Yaw Adu-Gyamfi contends the Africa Watch magazine’s claims that the former foreign affairs minister is suffering from cancer or kidney problems are malicious and should be treated with contempt.

He said the three-time presidential candidate of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition is fit and could not be moving about campaigning if he had the ailments the magazine claims he is suffering from.

The August edition of the Africa Watch magazine suggested that a leaked dossier from the Wellington Hospital in UK which Nana Addo is believed to frequent indicates he is unwell with acute ailments. The magazine in its report mentioned that Akufo-Addo was diagnosed of prostate cancer in June 2013, with a high prostate – specific Antigen (PSA) count of 89.9, very much above the 3.72 upper range it should have bee…

Shatta Wale to be sued over sexual claims?

Dancehall artiste, Samini is cautioning his opponent, Shatta Wale over claims that he has had sexual relationship with some of Samini’s girlfriends.

Shatta Wale has on a number of occasions made such utterances but abrantepa.com cannot confirm the veracity or otherwise of the claim.

While a section of the public believes the claims, others have said the statement is just to mock Samini considering the unending feud between the two over who really is the Dancehall King.
Well, according to Samini, Shatta Wale may find himself in a fix should he be pushed to provide evidence to substantiate claims of having sexual relationship with any of his girlfriends.

“It’s neither here nor there. I don’t know what he’s talking about. If I should put him to test to mention names, he cannot. And even if he does, the girl can sue if he’s not slept with her before. I give you that for a warning. If you say these things again, you’ll have to mention names. Some of these things are mere mockery. It…

Young man unable to have sex because his penis has grown too big

A rare disease has left this man unable to have sex – because his penis is the size of a BABY.
In what is believed to be the only case in Kenya, the man's mystery condition has left him unable to make love and have babies of his own due to the eye-watering size of his manhood.
Hanging well below his knees, the enormous member has left 20-year-old Sorence Owiti Opiyo miserable and he's even had to drop out of school due to relentless bullying.
Now Sorence, from Kisumu County, is struggling to work out how his incredible penis won't stop him from living a normal life.

Sorence developed the illness ten years ago and was raised by his grandma when he was orphaned at the age of just five years old.
The illness manifested itself through a swelling similar to a boil which made his reproductive organ keep growing dramatically in size.
He has had treatment for the condition, including an operation which has slightly reduced its size – but the member kept on growing and ballooned …

Pastor Swindled Over Ritual Cash

Two men have been arrested by the police for allegedly contracting a famous pastor to pray over a trunk full of ritual money but they ended up swindling him of God GH¢15,000.
They are Theophilus Siaw, a 19-year-old unemployed, Francis Tetteh Tsu; Freedom, 21, a mechanic apprentice and Isaac Amay aka Rasta, currently at large.
The pastor, who is the head pastor of a famous church at Ashaiman Lebanon and often preached on Rite Fm, Somanya, was said to have been contracted to pray over the money after which they would all share it.

A source at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters told DAILY GUIDE that the pastor, in the month of June 2016, was preaching on Rite Fm when he received a phone call from Theophilus   that he had a problem and wanted to discuss it with him.
The two agreed and met at a Hotel at Somanya when Theophilus narrated to the pastor that he visited a spiritualist for the ritual money.
Theophilus said the money, which was in dollars,   was in a trunk i…

Robert Mugabe jokes over health rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected.
Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked.
Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but that it instead went to Dubai. Mr Mugabe said he had gone there for a family matter.
In May, Mr Mugabe's wife, Grace, said that he would rule from the grave.
The flight path and other rumours had led some to speculate that Mr Mugabe had suffered a serious health problem and had sought treatment in Dubai or had even succumbed to his illness.
The Southern Daily website had posted an article headlined "Robert Mugabe suffers stroke, Mnangagwa now the new interim President of Zimbabwe".
Emmerson Mnangagwa is the country's vice-president.
 But Reuters news agency said that on arriving at Harare Mr Mugabe had told reporters in the local Shona language: "I…

Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye Fails To Pay Courtesy Call On Black Stars Ahead of Rwanda Clash

Ghana's Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye failed to pay a courtesy call on the Black Stars ahead of the Afcon qualifier with Rwanda today at the Accra Sports Stadium, ghanasoccernet.com can reveal.

The Sports Minister who has been on the throat of the team since preparations started for the game insisting that foreign-based players should not be used for the match since the result is inconsequential to Ghana's appearance at the Afcon was expected to pay a courtesy call to the players as has been the normal practice by all ministers including himself.
This action of the Sports Minister has increased speculations that he is picking a bone with the handlers of the national team, the GFA and does not appreciate the efforts of the players in coming for the game.

The Black Stars players bought their own tickets to arrive for the game with deputy captain Andre Ayew offering seven of the players tickets to augment the team for the clash.

In response to the players' g…

Danny Nettey to be buried today

The late gospel musician, Minister Danny Nettey will be laid to rest today, Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Danny Nettey passed away on July 15 this year after he was found unconscious in his house.

He began his music career with his own group, ‘Danny Nettey and Pals’, which focused on ministry in Secondary Schools and churches.

The burial service will be held at the Osu Cemetery at 9am followed by the final funeral rites at the forecourt of the State House after the burial.

In an interview with Citi News, Manager of Danny Nettey, Pastor Joseph Gyebi explained that the late musician was a great icon and was a great role model for all who knew him from far and near.

He added that the ceremony today will be a time to honour the late Danny Nettey. A tribute gospel concert was held on Friday in honor of the late musician.

Several gospel musicians including Joe Mettle, Nii Okai, KODA, Teddy, Pastor Hellen Yawson, Bernice Offei ministered at the concert.

Source: citifmonline.com

Kenyan Olympian Wins Electricity For Her Village

A medal isn’t the only reward Olympic athletes receive for proving their athletic superiority. Many countries give winning athletes hefty cash prizes, and some go so far as to buy their hometown heroes new houses and luxury cars. (That’s not even counting the corporate gifts, which can include unlimited sausages and other amazing swag.)

But one of the Kenyan athletes who earned gold in Rio had a far simpler request, as India Todayreports. Faith Kipyegon, the 22-year-old runner who won the 1500-meter women’s race at the Olympics just a few weeks ago, comes from a village that hasn’t had electricity since it was settled in the 1980s. Her hometown friends and family in Ndabibit couldn’t even watch her race.

After her win, Kipyegon’s father, Samuel Kipyegon, made a direct plea to the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, in the African paper the Daily Nation.

He asked for electricity for the village to allow him to watch his daughter race. The next day, his request was granted, and…

Mahama Is Our Brother Yet We Are Thirsty

The paramount chief of Yapei, Yapeiwura Soale Alhassan, has said that although President Mahama is Gonja, and “our brother”, nothing in their livelihoods reflects the fact that the First Gentleman of the land hails from Gonjaland.

According to the Yapeiwura, his people have been neglected by President Mahama’s government as Yapei continues to be deprived of basic social amenities, including potable water.
“Though John Mahama comes from here and we are surrounded by water, we are thirsty. There is no drinking water at all,” he bemoaned.

Additionally, the Gonja chief noted that in the “whole of the Kusawgu Traditional Area, we have no secondary school and yet John Mahama is our brother. To say that a community of this nature has no secondary school is nothing to write home about. We cannot be sitting down boasting and claiming to have a president, which is not reflecting in our wellbeing.”

The Yapeiwura made this known on Friday, September 2, 2016, when the 2016 flag bearer of…

New Music & Video : Akoo Nana – Amponsah

Ghanaian hiplife artiste Akoo Nana has been in the news for many bad actions but from the look of things, he is a changed person.

The "Me Yadaw" hitmaker after going back to his drawing board has realised that doing dirty music is not good for his brand looking at the kind of people he wants to appeal to. Due to this, he is walking a certain path, which will positively affect his followers.
From all indications, he plans not to engage in any stage act, which will generate bad name for his brand. The musician believes to become relevant in the Ghanaian musician industry is not always about engaging in a bad acts but one can do something good and still get Ghanaians follow him.

His latest single, Amponsah and a picture we have come across tell that Akoo Nana is not the old person we knew but a changed person.

China's Zhangjiajie glass bridge closes after two weeks

A glass-bottomed bridge in China that was heralded as a record-breaker when it opened just 13 days ago has closed.
Officials said the government was planning urgent maintenance work in the area and the bridge closed on Friday, with a re-opening time to be announced.
But the US CNN network said a spokesman told them the bridge, spanning a canyon, was "overwhelmed by the volume of visitors".

He said there had been no accidents and the bridge was not cracked or broken.
The 430m-long bridge, which cost $3.4m (£2.6m) to build, connects two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.
It hangs 300m over a canyon said to have inspired the landscapes of the film Avatar.
When it opened, it was said to be the highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.
The bridge can accommodate 8,000 visitors a day but the spokesman told CNN that 10 times as many people wanted access daily.
Officials at the park announced the closure in a post on the Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo.
They d…