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Thursday, 31 August 2017

North Korea has sentenced Four South Korean journalists to death!

Today, North Korea sentenced four South Korean journalists to death for book reviews that insulted the administration.

Two newspapers (Chosun Ilbo and the Dong-A Ilbo) reviewed the new Korean edition of “North Korea Confidential”, a book by two Seoul-based British journalists first published in 2015. The work details the growing role of the market in daily lives in the North, where South Korean television dramas are circulated on the black market, and fashion items and hairstyles from the South are copied.  

Kim Kardashian says North West would make a Better President than Donald Trump

Kim Kardashian has strong opinions about Donald Trump‘s presidency and she’s not holding back.

The reality star, in a chat with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, stated that anyone can run the U.S. better than Donald Trump.

President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane denies alleged corruption

The son of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has denied involvement in alleged corruption despite his links with controversial businessmen.

Duduzane Zuma told the BBC there was "nothing untoward" about his business partnership with the Gupta family.

Apple will likely unveil new iPhones on Sept. 12

iPhone users awaiting the arrival of Apple's next-generation smartphone now have a date to circle on the calendar.

Apple (AAPL, Tech30) will hold its annual product launch -- where it typically shows off new iPhone models and other product updates -- on Tuesday September 12. 

AFRIMA to feature at 2017 Moshito Music Conference in South Africa

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is set to feature at the 2017 Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition to be held from September 6 to September 9 at the Main Auditorium, New Music Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Miss Ghana 2017 Accra audition set for Holiday Inn, September 1

After almost a month on the road, a nationwide tour to select a potential beauty queen to annex the prize of Miss Ghana 2017/Miss Ghana60YearsOn – Exclusive Event Gh. Ltd, organizers of the pageant, are set to complete the rounds with the final regional auditions in Accra.

The Greater Accra audition is slated for tomorrow, September 1st, 2017, 8am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn, Airport.

Akufo-Addo unveils free SHS logo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has unveiled the Free SHS logo, at a short ceremony at the Presidency.

In the presence of the Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; the Minister for Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP; Minister of State for Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah; and officials from the Ministry of Education, President Akufo-Addo noted that the coming into effect of the Free SHS policy is vital for the transformation of the Ghanaian economy 

Madonna moves to Lisbon as Son joins Football Club

Pop icon Madonna has reportedly moved to Lisbon, Portugal, to allow her 11-year-old son David Banda join the youth academy at football club Benfica.

According to AFP, Madonna has been staying in a Lisbon hotel, while a house she bought in the village of Sintra, 30 kilometres away from the Portuguese capital, undergoes renovation.

Police Officer on Dash-Cam Video: 'We Only Shoot Black People'

A police officer was put on administrative duty after a dash-cam video surfaced in which the officer was heard making a racially insensitive remark.

Naa Ashorkor Named Brand Ambassador Of Unilever Campaign

Ghanaian Media Personality Naa Ashorkor is the brand Ambassador for a campaign by manufacturing giant, Unilever Ghana.

Naa will lead the LifeBuoy Help A Child Reach 5 campaign, which seeks to spread the importance of good hand washing habits by children under the age of five years to prevent infections like diarrhea and pneumonia.

Photos: South African police officer kills his girlfriend & then commits suicide

A young female constable was brutally murdered by her lover, also a police officer at KwaDabeka Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Tuesday 29 August.

Britain to cut aid to Nigeria in half

Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister.

The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next fours years is a 50% drop from the £100m it spent in the past 12 months.

Lady With Bleached Skin Turned Away At 2017 Miss Ghana Audition

The auditions for this year’s Miss Ghana@60 competition have been hugely successful across the regions.

However, the Takoradi audition held on August 28 seemed to have tested the firmness of the judges.

What started as a smooth sailing screening at the Best Western Atlantic Hotel, came to a brief halt when a ‘light skinned’ lady appeared before the panel.

South African lady left heartbroken after she found her man on their bed with her friend

A South African lady took to Twitter to call out her friend after she found out she has been sleeping with her man for 2 years.

According to her, she found the girl wrapped around her man whom she is traditionally married to, on their bed.

Ghana extends IMF programme

Ghana will continue to remain under the International Monetary Fund programme for one more year, the Board of the fund has confirmed.

The IMF also approved 94.2 million dollars for Ghana under the fourth review on Wednesday.

Beauty queen returns crown after officials tell her to 'lose as much weight as possible'

A size 10 beauty queen handed back her crown after being told she needed to lose weight to compete at an international level.

Zoiey Smale, 28, from Nottinghamshire, was named Miss UK after winning the UK round of the Miss United Continents contest in June this year.

CID probes 3 gov’t appointees over bribery allegations

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has begun an investigation into corruption allegations levelled against three appointees of the President Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration.

They are the Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, and the two Deputy Chief of Staff the Presidency, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye and Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor.

Akufo Addo pays tribute to Paapa Yankson

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo has paid glowing tribute to the late Paapa Yankson describing him as a pillar of the Ghanaian music industry and an icon who has served the nation very well.

This was at a meeting with a delegation led by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Honorable Catherine Abelema Afeku comprising Paapa Yankson’s family members and the leadership of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

Quame Owusu emerges best designer at Durban Fashion Fair 2017

Multiple awards winning celebrity Ghanaian fashion designer, of the marque Quame Owusu, a once overall best student and graduate from one of the country’s fashion institutions in 2014, emerged as the Best African Collection after debuting his Perfect Ashlar collection at the #DFF2017 ramp.

Clash Of Titans Headlines World Cup Qualifiers On DStv’s SuperSport Channels

With the journey to Russia 2018 resuming around the globe this week, a clash of titans is the headline act in the Confederations of African Football (CAF) qualification campaign.

African football giants Nigeria and Cameroon will resume an age-old rivalry stretching back over 50 years when they face-off on Friday in the first match of a double-header fixture, with the second scheduled for Monday next week. 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool agree £40m deal for Arsenal midfielder

Liverpool have agreed a £40m deal to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 24-year-old, who rejected a move to Chelsea on Tuesday after a fee had been agreed, will join Liverpool on a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week.

Photos: Prince William, Harry and Kate mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana who died on August 31, 1997 after a car she was traveling in crashed at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. She was just 36 years old.

Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed "a number of" stars' phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. 

The Facebook-owned social network has emailed verified members, usually prominent figures, to let them know. 

Two men arrested at a guesthouse in Zambia for 'having sex'

Zambian police have arrested two men allegedly found having sex. The men, one aged 38 and the other 30 were discovered in a guesthouse in Kapiri, a town in Zambia's central province commiting the act.

According to Police spokesperson, Diamond Likashi the two men are currently in police custody awaiting charge, adding that 'we are still doing investigations so that we can easily prove when the case is taken to court'.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

#HurricaneHarvey: Photo of mother and baby's rescue becomes symbol of storm

The photo by AP photographer David J. Phillip of mother Catherine Pham and her 13 months old baby’s rescue have also become a symbol of storm.

In the photo, little Aiden Pham, swaddled in a blanket nestled asleep in his mother’s arms as they were carried by police officer Daryl Hudeck as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surged around them in southwest Houston.

Kanye West Countersued Over Canceled Tour

Kanye West is facing a countersuit over his canceled “Saint Pablo Tour,” weeks after he sued his concert insurer for failing to pay him for the axed shows. Now Lloyd’s Of London is firing back with a lawsuit of its own.

Photos: Wiyaala, GRRL headline Greenbelt Festival (UK)

Dynamic Ghanaian singer Wiyaala, days ago, performed alongside other members of the all-girl group GRRRL as they headlined the Greenbelt Festival as part of their nationwide tour of UK venues this month.

I Sing Of A Well, Sinking Sands & Ties That Bind now available to stream on Showmax in Africa

Ghanaian writer/director Leila Djansi won Best Screenplay three years in a row at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – for I Sing Of A Well in 2010, Sinking Sands in 2011, and Ties That Bind in 2012. Reviewing Ties That Bind, Indiewire hailed Djansi as an “ambitious filmmaker” who “crafts complex female characters so well” and “doesn’t shy away from female-driven, heavy and poignant themes that elicit intense emotions…”

Hurricane Harvey victim curses out CNN reporter for interviewing her

A woman, who said she was stranded "for five days" in the Hurricane Harvey devastation, broke down and lashed out at a CNN reporter for interviewing her on live TV.

The mother, introduced as Danielle, said she waited for police to come rescue them but when they did not arrive after 36 hours, she walked through "four feet of water" with her two young children to make it to a gas station and then to a shelter, just to get food.

South Africa student receives $1m loan in error

A South African university is investigating how a student was mistakenly given a 14m rand ($1m; £770,000) loan.

The error became known after an image of a receipt showing the student's account balance was widely shared.

Female Singer NanaYaa Ready For‘Adinkra Experience’ Concert On September 2nd

Weeks after releasing her second single for the year 2017 - ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’,ft MzVee, female singer NanaYaa is back on the performance stage this  2nd September at the Adinkra experience concert.

'I'm no longer sorry’ for decapitated Trump Photo' - Comedienne, Kathy Griffin retracts her apology (Video)

Comedienne and TV host, Kathy Griffin, has retracted her apology for the controversial photo shoot in May where she posed with a mask that resembled President Donald Trump’s severed head.

The repercussions from the offensive photos included several venues on her US stand-up tour cancelled after death threats were received, and she also lost her New Year’s Eve co-hosting gig on CNN 

Photos: e.TV Ghana Launches Made in Ghana Month

The innovative and patriotic initiative by e.TV Ghana to annually dedicate the month of September for the promotion and celebration of goods and services made right here in Ghana is here again with the launch of the 2017 edition of the ‘e.TV Made in Ghana’ month.

Photos: Houston Businessman Turns His Furniture Stores Into Storm Shelters to 400 victims of Hurricane Harvey

Jim McIngvale
A Houston furniture store is offering to help the thousands of displaced Texas residents that have nowhere to stay following the catastrophic flooding and dangerous conditions created by Hurricane Harvey. 

Kenyan Tycoon Jimi Wanjigi Sued Over $160,000 Debt To Helicopter Charter Firm

Jimi Wanjigi, one of Kenya’s most prominent businessmen, has been sued by Lady Lori, a Helicopter charter service firm, over his refusal to pay a $160,000 debt in maintenance and hangar fees.

Michael Phelps expecting second child with wife Nicole Johnson

Former Olympian swimmer, Michael Phelps and his wife Nichole Johnson have announced that they are expecting their second baby. Michael Phelps shared a photo of his wife and 15 month old son and wrote: "Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it's a boy or a girl??". 

Photos : Delivering Goods In 3 Days! Stock Fox Courier Services Officially Launched In Ghana

Stock Fox courier service has officially started operations in Ghana.
The company located at Dzorwulu in Accra was launched on Thursday, August 24 at a colourful event.

Police officers find over $1,000 hidden inside man's anus

A Florida man has been charged after trying to hide over $1,000 in his anus.

Pattreon Stokes, 26, was pulled over early on Saturday morning by a Marion County deputy for speeding. The deputy who pulled him over reportedly smelled marijuana coming from inside his car. A search of the car revealed that he was carrying 197 grams of methamphetamine, rock cocaine, 4 grams of heroin, a scale, a small amount of marijuana,  and a large amount of money. 

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal reject £50m from Manchester City for Chilean forward

Arsenal have rejected a £50m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez.

The 28-year-old, who scored 24 Premier League goals last season, is out of contract next summer and wants to play for City manager Pep Guardiola.

Deputy Agric Min. William Quaitoo resigns

The under-fire deputy minister for food and Agriculture William Quaitoo has resigned, a statement from the Flagstaff Hous has said.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, this evening accepted the resignation from office of the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Hon. William Quaitoo, MP, which takes immediate effect. The President wished him the very best in his future endeavors,” the statement read Tuesday.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Ameyaw Debrah, Berla Mundi, Bonang Matheba, Others named 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans

In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.

Photos: Jon Germain and wife Holds Naming Ceremony For Son

Award winning broadcaster/ singer Jon Germain and wife over the weekend held a private naming ceremony for their baby boy Beckham Germain.

The ceremony was held on Saturday, 26th August,2017 at their residence in Accra. The event was attended by family and friends of the couple.

US sells $181bn Warplanes to Nigeria to help fight Boko Haram

The United States government has sold warplanes worth $181 billion to the Nigerian government in its bid to combat the Islamic sect Boko Haram.

According to Punch, the US Department of Defence (Pentagon) informed the Congress of the sale of 12 Super Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft and weapons to Nigeria.

The Kardashians donate $500k to Hurricane Harvey relief

The Kardashians opened up their hearts and their wallets for Houston, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding.

Family matriarch Kris Jenner took to Instagram on Aug. 29 to announce that she and her daughters have donated $500,000 to relief efforts.

Sony MAX (DStv Ch.128) Highlights For The Week 28th August To 8th September 2017

The Moment of Truth

Season one starts Friday, 8 September

Tuesdays to Fridays at 6pm

Cast:  Mark L. Walberg (Host)

Watch: I went One Year Without Nipples - Stephanie Benson

UK -based Ghanaian singer and performer Stephanie Benson, has revealed that she went almost a year without breast nipples after her breast reconstruction.

Stephanie Benson in an exclusive interview with Andrew Tandoh Adote on Tonight starring Andrew Tandoh Adote last Sunday on Joy Prime revealed that her breast tissues had to be taken out after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, prompting her to go for breast reconstruction.

Zimbabwe apologises to celebrity after underwear row

The head of Zimbabwe's Tourism Board has apologised to South African celebrity Zodwa Wabantu, who is set to headline the Harare International Carnival after he said that she would only be invited if she wore underwear, Times Live reports. 

Disturbing video of a girl getting sexually assaulted by a gang of teenagers on a bus

This is a very heartbreaking video to watch. It shows a group of teenage boys sexually assaulting an underage girl called Imane on a bus in Morocco.

FDA bans hydroquinone

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has, with immediate effect, banned the importation and use of hydroquinone in the country.

“The FDA wishes to remind the public that hydroquinone ceases to be part of ingredients permitted in cosmetic products on the Ghanaian market with immediate effect,” the Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, told the Daily Graphic in an interview in Accra Monday. 

Joel Osteen's Houston Megachurch reacts to reports that it closed its doors to flood victims

This morning, Pastor Joel Osteen and his Houston megachurch came under attack after reports surfaced online that the church closed its door to victims of the Houston Hurricane.

Reacting to the backlash online, the church spokesman and Osteen's father-in-law Donald Iloff has just issued a statement saying,