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Monday, 31 July 2017

Serena Williams advocates for equal pay for Black women

With today being the Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Pregnant Tennis star, Serena Williams took to her social media accounts to advocate for equal pay for Black women.

According to her, 'July 31 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which represents the number of days into 2017 a black woman must work to earn the same pay a white man made in 2016 — that's nearly 8 extra months! Black women are the cornerstone of our communities, they are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay.'

Just 10 days after, Anthony Scaramucci has been removed as White House communications director

Donald Trump's White House has got to be the craziest in history. People are being fired and hired on a weekly basis. Looks like accepting a position in the white house is a career killer. White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the job after less than 10 days into the post.

Miss Ghana 2017 Set To Launch Officially On August 2

Exclusive Events Ghana Ltd, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and the Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee, have announced the date for the official launch for this year’s edition.

The 60th anniversary of the pageant, dubbed, ‘MissGhana60YearsOn’ –is slated for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

Police in Malawi issue arrest warrant for ex-female President, Joyce Banda over corruption scandal

Police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for former President Joyce Banda over a corruption scandal, known as cash-gate, during her time in office.

In issuing the arrest warrant for ex-President Joyce Banda, Malawi's police said they have "unearthed credible evidence" in connection with the $250m (£190m) cashgate corruption scandal which "raises reasonable suspicion that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering".  

Nemanja Matic: Manchester United complete signing of Chelsea midfielder

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m on a three-year deal.

The midfielder, 28, becomes United's third summer buy after £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon and star of Jules et Jim, dies at 89

Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema's biggest stars of the last 60 years, has died at the age of 89.

Moreau is probably best known for her role in Francois Truffaut's 1962 new wave film Jules et Jim.

She won a number of awards including the best actress prize at Cannes for Moderato Cantabile in 1960.

Self-service takes centre-stage on revamped GOtv website

GOtv has simplified the GOtv website so customers can find everything they need to know about GOtv in one place. From Monday 31 July, the GOtv website (www.gotvafrica.com) will be the one-stop shop to manage GOtv subscriptions and find amazing local and international entertainment and a package to suit customers’ needs!

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya's computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. 

Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday.

Don’t Watch This Sex Program…ETV Warns Viewers

As part of the rollout of new exciting programs on e. TV Ghana, the station has warned its cherished viewers not to watch their new sex education program.

The show, which gives an in-depth analysis about relationships and adult sex education among others, is currently making waves as the top adult rated program on TV.

Moving To Africa Was An Eye-Opening For Me - Airtel CEO

Journey From The Factory Floor To The Boardroom

As the CEO of one of Ghana’s largest telecommunications companies, Lucy Quist is regarded as among Africa’s most influential business women.

But it’s been a long journey from working on the assembly line at the Ford factory in Dagenham, to becoming the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multinational telecoms company as CEO of Airtel Ghana.

Facebook Girl Killed For Rituals at Kwabenya

The Kwabenya Police in Accra have discovered the body of a lady believed to be in her mid twenties with parts of her body allegedly removed for suspected ritual purposes.

The lady, identified by some Facebook friends as Lydia Ama Serwa aka DC Queen and described as a “town girl,” was discovered on Monday, July 24 at about 8:00 am in an uncompleted apartment.

Photo: President Mugabe dozes off during public function

President Robert Mugabe is seen taking his afternoon siesta while his wife, Grace was speaking to Zanu PF supporters last Saturday.

Video: South Sudan's 'Young Tycoon': I'm like Donald Trump

A South Sudanese man, who calls himself a billionaire, has posted a video on Facebook showing him rolling on a bed covered with what he says is a million dollars' worth of $100 bills.

In the eight-minute video Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jnr talks about how he is donating the money to a church in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and he says that he is also giving money to the Red Cross in Kenya and neighbouring South Sudan.

New Music: Jo' Wayne - Save My Love (Prod by Wayne)

Fast Rising Versatile Music Act Jo' Wayne Premieres His New Single Dubbed "SAVE MY LOVE"... After Hitting Us With His Previous Released Song "Adjovi" The Singer, Rapper & Producer At "SAVAGE HAVEN" Decided To Deliver This To All Sexy Ladies Out There.

12 inmates make Alabama jailbreak

Twelve inmates escaped from a jail in Alabama, authorities said on Sunday, and six still remain at large, including two who were incarcerated on charges including attempted murder.

According to Reuters, the inmates escaped from the Walker County Jail, the county sheriff's office said on its official Facebook page. No details on when or how the escape occurred were available.

2017 Miss Universe Ghana: Meet top 12 finalists!

This year’s Miss Universe Ghana top 12 finalists have finally been unveiled and it doesn’t disappoint –with many of the contestants already involved in philanthropy work prior to entering the contest.

The five judges who are to be revealed soon are going to have a hard time deciding who should win the converted title of the much anticipated Miss Universe Ghana pageant; headed by ‘New Captain’, and previous title holder, Mrs. Menaye Donkor-Muntari.

Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court on tax charges

Ronaldo could potentially be jailed for three-and-a-half years if found guilty, experts say
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is due to appear in a Spanish court later today, accused of evading millions in tax.

Prosecutors allege Ronaldo, reported to be the world's highest paid athlete, has evaded €14.7m ($17.3m; £13.1m) in tax since 2010.

Zone Three6 TV Gets Personal With VJ Eleanor

ZONE THREE 6 TV is an urban contemporary music and lifestyle channel, borne out of the need to create rich compelling contents for a global youth audience.

At Zone Three6 we are one of the biggest and boldest youth entertainment brands on the continent. A global network that reaches more is set to reach over 50million households across TV, mobile or online with fun and innovative content and experiences.

Ghanaian Actress Shirley Emma Fatima Tibilla Shares Her Inspiring Testimony Of Healing. "I Became A Vegetable"

Ghanaian actress, Shirley Emma Fatima Tibilla is a walking testimony of God's grace. She took to her Instagram to share a testimony of how God healed her after she was struck by an ailment that left her bedridden for a month.

MY TESTIMONY

Finance Minister presents mid-year budget review today

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, will present his midyear Budget Review and Economic Planning to Parliament Monday, July 31, 2017.

The presentation is in fulfilment of the constitutional mandate requiring the Minister to give an account of the performance of the economy before the commencement of the second half of the year.

Ghana’s foreign Language Oscar selection committee announces entry 90th Oscars

The foreign Language Oscar selection committee has announced the opening of entries for the 90th Oscars. 

The board chair Professor Linus Abraham made the announcement in Accra yesterday.

Filmmakers with films that meet the requirements are encouraged to submit via film freeway and additionally submit 20 DVDs copies to the receiving desk at the NAFTI Library between the hours of 9am to 2pm.

Photos : Miss Malaika Ghana 2017 Auditions Take Off

The First round of auditions for the 15th edition of the Miss Malaika Ghana pageant came off on Saturday,July 29th at the Tomreik Hotel, East Legon.

Hundreds of young ladies thronged the scouting venue to face the panel of judges that comprised former Miss Malaika-Ghana queens, Eirene Binabiba, Miss Quartey, Anita Akuffo, and Radio and Tv personality Berla Mundi.

Angelina Jolie Refutes Vanity Fair Excerpt Depicting Controversial Casting Process: ‘I Am Upset’

Angelina Jolie is refuting a Vanity Fair cover story that described a controversial casting process for her movie “First They Killed My Father.”

According to the excerpt, Jolie and her casting associates placed money on a table and allowed the children to take it. However, after taking the money, the director then “caught” the kids, and forced them to explain why they needed the cash. Srey Moch was ultimately chosen for the part.

Russia's Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow.

The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Laurianne Rossi, French MP, punched in Paris market

Ms Rossi said no political disagreement could justify violence
A man has been arrested after punching a female MP from President Emmanuel Macron's party in the head in a southern Paris suburb.

Laurianne Rossi, 33, was confronted by the man as she distributed leaflets in Bagneux market.

He expressed anger at Macron government policy before punching her in the right temple, Ms Rossi told local media.

2 Dead, 4 Injured After Iraqi Gunman Opens Fire In A Nightclub In Germany

A 34-year-old gunman of Iraqi origin opened fire in a packed nightclub in the southern German city of Konstanz on Sunday, July 30th, killing one person and injuring four others.

The suspect was fatally wounded in a gunfight with police officers outside the music venue after they had rushed to the scene shortly after the incident. He died later in hospital.

Nemanja Matic: Man Utd close to signing Chelsea midfielder

Manchester United are close to signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m.

Matic, 28, would be United's third summer buy - following £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

The First Lady Of Sport Carol Tshabalala Expands Her Global Sports Footprint By Joining The World Sports Betting Morning Betting Show

Award winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala, continues to expand her global sports footprint by now joining the famous World Sports Betting Morning Betting Show team.

The show which broadcasts live across Africa focuses on all sporting codes gives viewers a glimpse of the weekend sports events globally will air locally on DSTV Channel 239 at 7 am on Saturday 29 July.

Homeless Man Accused Of Dropping TV On Woman From Third-floor Balcony Grins For His Mugshot

36-year-old Otishus Kirkwood of Kansas City has been arrested for critically injuring a woman after he allegedly dropped an old television set on her from a third-floor balcony in Missouri.

Authorities say the victim, who was not identified, sustained life-threatening injuries.

Exclusive photos from John Mahama and Lordina’s 25th wedding anniversary at Kempinski Hotel in Accra

Former President John Mahama and his wife, Lordina, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the marriage at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

The ceremony was attended by their children and some some notable personalities including former ministers of state, business leaders, the clergy, chiefs, former ambassadors were all there.

Trump 'disappointed' with China after North Korea missile test

US President Donald Trump says he is "very disappointed" with China for not doing enough to stop North Korea's weapons programme.

Writing on Twitter, he said he would not allow China to "do nothing" about the reclusive state.

His comments came a day after Pyongyang test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a month.

Singer, Songwriter & Poet Davina Oriakhi Unveils Debut Album 'Love To A Mortal'

Building on the momentum she has been garnering this year, from her recently released and well-received singles ‘Silence (Father Have Mercy)’, ‘F.S.L.S (Find Self Love Self)’ and ‘Juju’, and strong support from fans and critics alike across Europe and Africa, British Nigerian singer, songwriter and poet Davina Oriakhi is proud to release her debut album titled Love To A Mortal.

2017 People’s Choice Awards Ghana announced for November 25

The GN Bank Awards is back as People’s Choice Awards Ghana. SpyderLee Entertainment organizers of the awards unveiled the new name during a special stakeholder and media event at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra.

The People’s Choice Awards Ghana is a scheme which seeks to award and celebrate individuals and organizations which have contributed as well as those that continue to excel in their various fields towards the development of the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment industry.

Micho terminates contract as Uganda coach over unpaid wages

Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has terminated his contract as coach of Uganda's national team over the issue of unpaid wages.

His future as coach of The Cranes had been the source of much speculation all week which led to him meeting Uganda FA (Fufa) officials on Monday.

Metro UK list “Life is Eazi Festival” as 1 of its 10 Best Alternative Festivals in 2017

Mr Eazi
Metro UK included Mr Eazi‘s Life is Eazi Festival in its list of 10 Best Alternative Festivals worth making the trip for in 2017.

The list, which also includes festivals in Iceland, Canada and Amsterdam, calls Mr Eazi’s an “intimate experience.”

Drake Buys $10K love Machine" That Makes It Easy To Have Sex With Multiple Women At Once

There are reports that Drake has bought a machine called the “love machine”. These machines are the product of a company called the “Love Box”.

The love machine is designed in such a way that it allows a man perform different acrobatic sex styles with multiple women at once.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Teenage Security Guard Accused Of Stealing $100,000 On His First Day At New Job

A teenage security guard allegedly made quite the impression at work. Larry Brooks is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a New Jersey vault and transportation company Tuesday (July 25), during his first day on the job.

Brooks, 19, faces second degree theft charges after security officials from Guarda claimed that he swiped $100,000 in cash, the Fairfield Police Department announced Thursday.

Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

The match was allowed to continue despite the crush
At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa's biggest stadium, football officials say. 

It took place during the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg. 

SuperSport scoops ‘The Money Fight’ for DStv viewers

SuperSport is bringing Floyd Mayweather jnr versus Conor McGregor the richest, most-hyped and over-the-top boxing fight in history exclusively to viewers in Ghana and across Africa!

‘The Money Fight’ will be broadcast only on DStv and will air live and in glorious HD on SuperSport 2 and Maximo 1 in the early hours of Sunday, August 27.

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj

As custodian of Islam's holiest sites in Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia organises the annual Hajj [File: Reuters]
Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of politicising the Hajj, claiming Riyadh has imposed restrictions on Qatari nationals planning to travel to Mecca for the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that Qatari citizens have been told they can only enter Saudi Arabia through two airports, and that they must travel via Doha to be allowed in.

Man Punches Woman In The Face During Road Rage Incident

A road rage incident between a man and a woman was caught on tape. The video shows an Australian man punching a woman in the face following an altercation on the road.

According to the peron who filmed the incident, it happened at Lake Munmorah in New South Wales, Australia between 1 pm - 1:30 pm on Monday. Witnesses report that the woman was seen throwing things at the man's car from her car. Some said she threw nails. So the man walked up to her and punched her hard in the face. 

(Photos) John Mahama, Lordina renew wedding vows

Former President John Mahama has renewed his marriage vows with Lordina Mahama on the occasion of their 25th marriage anniversary. 

The ceremony, which was witnessed by some close friends and family of the couple, was held at a private Church service in Accra. 

I Am No Longer Under Investigation For Imitating President Trump's Beheading - Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin has been under a lot of heat lately for her not so tasteful joke where she showed off a photo of herself carrying a bloodied President Trump's head.

The 56-year-old comedienne sparked major controversy in May after she tweeted a video with gory images of her holding a fake, severed head that was supposed to represent that of Trump.  

Kenya Deputy President Ruto's home stormed by gunmen

Mr Ruto had left his home hours before the attack
Unidentified gunmen have attacked the rural home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's home in western Uasin Gishu county, reports say. 

Local reports said assailants overpowered a police officer at the gate and entered the compound. 

Gunfire has continued at the house, which is surrounded by police. 

North Korea: Second ICBM test proves US in strike range

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) demonstrated that his country can hit the US mainland.

Hic comments came hours after the launch which left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the US, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons.

Glitz Style Awards 2017 Nominees Announced!

Ghana’s premier lifestyle brand, Glitz Africa presents the third edition of its successful and highly anticipated event, “Glitz Style Awards”, which celebrates individuals setting trends and raising standards with their fashion style.

The awards, slated for Saturday, the 19th of August 2017, also seek to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards here in Ghana. The event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent.

Kendrick Lamar Drops 'Loyalty' Video With Rihanna: Watch

Kendrick Lamar just dropped the video for "Loyalty," featuring Rihanna. Directed by Dave Meyers & The Little Homies, the new video follows four others already released by Lamar from Damn. which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was recently certified double-platinum.

R. Kelly denies sex cult allegations in new video


R. Kelly is returning to the stage despite allegations that he’s holding and harming women in a “cult,” which he calls “a bunch of crap” in a new message for his fans.

Donald Trump Sacks White House Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus, Announces Replacement

US President Donald Trump has sacked his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus. Trump made the announcement yesterday evening in a tweet stating that he has appointed Homeland Security boss John F Kelly to replace Priebus.

He tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American".

Friday, 28 July 2017

Watch Video Premiere: Village Sex – Wiyaala

Upper West songstress Wiyaala has dropped the visuals for “Village Sex”, the first single from her forthcoming album.

“Village Sex” is an adaption of a traditional wedding song from Wiyaala’s village telling of a young bridegroom who is being teased by the women because he is can think of nothing but consumating the marriage on his wedding night. The original meaning of the song is to encourage young bachelors to marry before they have sex as tradition demands.