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George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, recovering from illnesses

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recover from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital, a family spokesman said.
"President Bush is breathing well without any mechanical assistance, his spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule," spokesman Jim McGrath said.
Bush, 92, entered the hospital a week ago after experiencing breathing difficulties that doctors determined were related to pneumonia. Physicians on Wednesday inserted a breathing tube, a ventilator was employed to assist his breathing and he was moved into intensive care. The tube was removed Friday.
"President Bush will be remaining in the ICU for observation for a few more days," McGrath said. "He is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule."
The nation's 41st president felt well enough to call his office Friday evening to check in with his staff, according to McGrath.
Former fi…

BREAKING: Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh arrived at the airport in the capital Banjul on Saturday in the company of mediator Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea, after stepping down from power, witnesses said.
Jammeh was likely headed into exile, mediators said.
Jammeh took power in 1994 and stepped down overnight in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered Gambia to force him to recognise he lost an election to President Adama Barrow.
Adama Barrow tweets: I would like to inform you that the 2nd President of the Republic of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia. #Gambiapic.twitter.com/fQoWJxYXiE — Adama Barrow (@adama_barrow) January 21, 2017

Photos: Women around the world protest against President Trump

Women poured into the US capital on Saturday to march in opposition to US President Donald Trump, while sister demonstrations took place in cities across Europe, Africa and Asia.
Saturday's protests came just a day after Trump, a right-wing Republican, took office.
In addition to Washington, DC, demonstrations against Trump's discriminatory rhetoric took place in Sydney, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm and elsewhere. 
Trump has drawn the ire of liberals, leftists and other progressives for sexist comments and xenophobic language, while many abroad are worried over his inaugural vow on Friday to put "America First" in his decision-making.
The protests illustrated the depth of the anger in a deeply divided country that is still recovering from the scarring 2016 election campaign season.
Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major US party.
"It's important that our rights be respected. People have fough…

Ghana hold on to reach quater-finals

A solitary goal through Asamoah Gyan handed Ghana a 1-0 win over Mali in their second 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group D match at Stade de Port-Gentil on Saturday evening.
The second win for the Black Stars consolidates their top spot on the log with six points, thus booking a spot in the quarterfinals.
In the opening 10 minutes, the Black Stars pushed to get into Mali's final third and they were awarded a corner as Jordan Ayew delivered, only to see John Boye failing to connect with Andrew Ayew's flick on.
In the 17th minute, Christian Atsu displayed a brilliant piece of skill from on the right flank as he beat two Malian defenders, but it ended with a disappointing finish by Andrew Ayew as he fired wide from close range.
However, a minute later, the Eagles pushed forward and they were awarded a corner and defender Molla Wague's header went inches over the cross bar.
Exactly in the 21st minute, Gyan handed the Ghanaians the lead when he netted with a fine header…

Celebrity chef claims Donald Trump ‘Imitate’ his inauguration cake

Renowned chef and baker Duff Goldman pointed out similarities between the cake he made for Barack Obama‘s inauguration in 2009 and President Donald Trump‘s in 2017.
The Food Network judge posted two photos of the nearly identical cakes and hinted that Trump ‘plagiarized’ his 2013 work. He said: ‘The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration four years ago. The one on the right is Trump’s. I didn’t make it.’ 

See the tweets below The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama's inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn't make it. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qJXpCfPhii — Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) January 21, 2017

16 people dead as bus crashes in Italy

According to Italian news agency ANSA, a bus returning from a private school vacation hit a pylon of a bridge near Verona in northern Italy this day, leaving taking into consideration at least 16 people dead and 39 others disrespected.

The bus was reportedly returning to Budapest, Hungary, from a school arena vacation in a mountain resort in France subsequently the incident happened at the junction of Verona East concerning the road toward Venice, ANSA said.

The bus was carrying 55 people, the majority scholarly boys ages 14 to 18. Upon unexpected impact, the bus went uphill in flames, some of the occupants were thrown outside the almost fire bus though others remained trapped inside.

AKA’s The World Is Yours Single Tops The Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart

The King of SA Radio, AKA, adds another single to his already impressive resume of number #1 singles on the Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart.  His latest single to reach number #1 on the coveted chart is his smash hit single The World Is Yours which debuted to millions of viewers in November last year on the Idols SA finale show.

The World Is Yours is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital platforms here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

AKA’s The World Is Yours being the most played local song on radio in South Africa comes as no surprise. The single has steadily been gaining momentum over the last 6 weeks with high rotation on all major radio stations across the country and comes just ahead of its highly anticipated video release which was shot in Thailand and due to premier in February. The World Is Yours has received massive rave reviews from the UK and the US and is a highly fitting song for where brand AKA is in his career. AKA launches Th…

Mario Balotelli: Nice striker makes Bastia racist abuse claim

Nice striker Mario Balotelli says he was the victim of racist abuse during Friday's Ligue 1 match at Bastia.
The ex-Liverpool and Manchester City forward, 26, posted on social media: "Is it normal that Bastia supporters make monkey noises for the whole game and nobody from the 'discipline commission' says anything?
"So is racism legal in France? Or only in Bastia? Football is an amazing sport, but people like Bastia supporters make it horrible. Truly a disgrace."
Balotelli played 90 minutes as he returned from suspension in the 1-1 draw in Corsica. The Italian's Instagram message was shared by Nice on the club's Twitter account. The French league's disciplinary panel, which rules on such matters, is yet to comment.
Nice returned to the top of the French top-flight table with the draw, although Monaco can move above them with a point against 19th-placed Lorient on Sunday (14:00 GMT).
Balotelli has scored 10 goals in 15 games for Nice since joi…

Independent Prosecutor will deal with corruption – Gloria Akuffo

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice-apportion, Gloria Akuffo has avowed that the Independent Prosecutors office to be set taking place by the President will concord specifically subsequent to ruining.

Corruption has become a worrisome difficulty and has become a developmental issue. There have been a lot of calls for a make a attain of to be found to it. The proposed Independent Prosecutors office is intended to be one of the ways that will promise specifically once the canker of defilement in the public sector. Ms Akuffo said concerning Saturday when she appeared in front Parliaments appointments committee for vetting.

The former Aviation Minister late addition It is definite that by the constitution the Attorney General has the gaining to prosecute criminal matters, but it also has the put it on to delegate that authority and it is knocked out that that the office will be set happening taking into account a specific remit to unity surrounded by public sector ruination.

And the…

Pope Francis congratulates President Trump on his inauguration

Pope Francis despite his reservations about Donald Trump has congratulated the new President on his inauguration in a letter. The Pope extended the new President good wishes and hoped that his decisions would be guided by the values that have helped shape the country.
Read the letter after the cut...

Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America,I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation's commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide. Under your leadership, may America's stature continue to be measured above all by its concern…

Video: Alleged New York City Bucket of Gold Thief Arrested In Ecuador

A man has been arrested in Ecuador accused of stealing an 86lb (36kg) bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6m (£1.2m) from a truck in New York.
Julio Nivelo, 53, was detained in the west of the country. His lawyers say he was not even in the US at the time of the theft.
Video footage captured the incident last year, showing a man struggling with the weight of the loot and having to put it down to rest.
The gold is yet to be recovered.
Watch the video below.......

PHOTO: Meet the acting Asantehemaa, Osagyefo Bayie after burial of Asantehemaa

As the burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, concludes, the acting Queen mother in her absence has been made public. 
According to GraphicOnline.com, in the absence of an Asantehemaa, the Kokofuman Hemaa, Osagyefo Bayie, will act in the stead of Queen Mother. The Kokofuman Hemaa belongs to the Oyoko Clan who are the royals in Ashanti.
The Asantehene is expected to nominate a successor after the burial of his mother. The successor is expected to be announced in the next two weeks
When a new Queen Mother is enstooled, she will together with the Asantehene organize the final funeral rites of the late Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem in a year’s time.

Malawian lady axed by ex-husband over a bag of flour

A 22-year-old woman from Ekesi Village in Malawi has been left with broken head after her ex-husband attacked her with an axe for refusing to let him sell a bag of maize flour. According to nyasatimes, the victim, Agness Faindani was attacked at about 4am on Thursday, January 19;  after she confronted her ex-husband who came to her house to get a bag of maize flour from her garden. Narrating the incident to Malawi News Agency (MANA) , the victim who is presently receiving treatment at the Mchinji district hospital, said:
‘I quickly rushed home, but while on the way, I met my ex-husband Aonenji Chidangwe, who we officially separated in October last year. When I asked him where he was taking the bag to, he was angry with me and hacked me with an axe.’
Mchinji District Health officer, Juliana Kanyengambeta, said that the Faindani sustained fracture on her arm and other cuts on her head and other parts of the body The Mchinji Police Officer In-Charge confirmed the report of the …

Beyoncé Thanks Barack and Michelle Obama With Sweet Instagram Pic

Beyoncé has spoken. The 35-year-old singer took to Instagram on Friday following Donald Trump's inauguration to express her gratitude to Barack and Michelle Obama for their eight years in the White House.
"Thank you," she simply captioned an adorable pic of the Obamas cuddled close, while Michelle smiles ear to ear.

Thank you. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:41pm PST
Beyoncé, who has met the Obamas several times with her husband, Jay Z, over the course of Barack's presidency, is definitely sad to see the couple go, but ready to raise her voice in support of women, minorities and the LGBTQ community during Trump's administration. On Thursday, the Lemonade singer shared her support for the Women's March on Washington, a demonstration planned in D.C. on Saturday.
"Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists and as activists," she wrote on Facebook. "As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our vo…