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Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations

A US judge has issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports after President Donald Trump issued an order barring entry to them for 90 days. 
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a case in response to the order issued on Friday. 
The White House said 109 people were detained, and around two dozen travellers are still being held.
Thousands of people gathered at US airports to protest against the move.
Mr Trump's executive order halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Those who were already mid-flight were detained on arrival - even if they held valid US visas or other immigration permits.
Defending his move, Mr Trump early on Sunday tweeted: "Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW." He told reporters on Saturday that the executive order was "working out very nicely. You see it at t…

AFCON 2017: Ghana beat DR Congo 2-1 to reach semi-finals

Brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew were on target as Ghana booked their place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations semifinals with a 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Stade d'Oyem in the Gabonese city Oyem, on Sunday. 
The Black Stars came to life in the second-half and despite a cracking strike from Paul-José M'Poku, Ghana rallied to book their place in the final four for the sixth Afcon tournament in succession. 
Ghana join Burkina Faso and Cameroon in the semifinals with Egypt to take on Morocco later this evening. The Leopards carried on from where they left off in the group stages and should have been a goal up seven minutes in. 
A defensive blunder by Harrison Afful opened the door for Dieumerci Mbokani; the Hull City forward duly skipped past Brimah Razak, but could only succeed in directing his resulting shot onto the post with the goal at his mercy. 
Ghana struggled to break down a very organised Leopards side, in contrast, Florent Ibenge's men we…

Airtel Ghana denies reports of exiting Ghana

Airtel Ghana has denied rumours making the rounds that a decision has been taken by its owners to shut down its activities in Ghana.
There were earlier reports that Bharti Airtel, the mother company of Airtel Ghana, has announced that it will be exiting 14 African countries including Ghana within a year.
The affected countries include Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
BloombergQuint quotes Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal as saying "the move would pare the size of operations in the continent and could be completed within a year....some of Bharti’s businesses in 14 African nations would be affected."
Airtel Ghana has however issued a statement on its Twitter handle to debunk the earlier report. @nkansahrexford@Quarmzz@afdtechtalk@airtelghana Airtel ghana has not put any such information.There is no change to business.. cont1 — Airtel Ghana (@airtelghana) January 28, 2017
@nkansahr…

Five Star Music Issues Official Statement On Arrest Of Harrysong

On Friday, 27yh January 2017, Five Star Music arrested Harrysong for breach of contract. In a new statement signed by Five Star Music Lawyer, Mr. C.C Chris, they explained and narrated why he was arrested, how they paid 5million naira to buy off his former contract with Questionmark Entertainment and how Harrysong has breach the contract he signed with Five Star. 

It has become both imperative and necessary to state our position on the ongoing misguided and fallacious news making the rounds in the media between our esteemed record label and Mr. Harry Tare Okri.

Sometime in 2008 when Mr. Harry first approached our record label for a music contract, we immediately declined the request when we found out that he had a subsisting contract with one Mr. Kevin Luciano of ‘Question Mark Entertainment Label’. All efforts then by Mr. Harry to influence our management proved abortive as our position was maintained on grounds of equity, fairness and professionalism.

For further avoidan…

John Legend Slams Trump at PGA Awards, Mark Burnett Booed

The Producers Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles following a day that saw protests at airports across the country in response to president Donald Trump's recent restrictions on immigration.
The news of the #MuslimBan resistance resulted in a number of honorees and notables at the evening's PGA Awards to offer their sentiments on the issue.
According to Hollywood Reporter, In kicking off the evening, PGA president Lori McCreary said, "For now, more than ever, we have the need, the ability, to create content that expresses our true values.
John Legend addressed Trump while onstage "Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers. Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America ha…

Photos: Wife of flamboyant Zimbabwean prophet shows off her new Lamborghini

Beverly Angel, spouse of Prophet Uebert Angel, the flashy pioneer of Spirit Embassy flaunted her most recent ride...a green Verde Mantis Lamborghini. She captioned the photo thus:
"What you enjoyed only in dreams is becoming reality this year. #myrideisbetterthanyours #jehovahchikopokopo #VerdeMantisLamborgini #DontHateTakeNote
The showy and sharp tongued Zimbabwean prophet, conceived Hubert Mudzanire, advanced into the general population glare in 2011, championing the good news of flourishing.

His delightful spouse, known for her blonde pixie hair style is the prime supporter and VP and general administrator of Spirit Embassy propelled in 2007 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The couple are honored with three children See more photos after the cut.....

2017 VGMA Nominations: 3 Categories Scrapped

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is the Biggest, most expected, most disparaged and most huge Entertainment occasion on the Ghanaian music logbook.

Be that as it may, discussions encompassing the yearly honor occasion have dependably been the discussion of town since industry players and Ghanaian music darlings share their perspectives on changes or increases made by the coordinators of the VGMA.
With reference to a year ago's (2016) VGMA classes, the honor conspire had thirty (30) spaces however in this 2017 passage, three classifications were rejected making twenty-seven (27) on the whole.

It is questionable why Charter House dropped the three (3) classifications however harping on past gripes and remarks from a segment of general society, guaranteed that once Peace melodies are discharged like clockwork amid race year it's unreasonable to include that class.

Others imparted their insights on the Music for Development Award as a classification which will just observe artiste(…

Iran to ban U.S. citizens in retaliation to Trump's Muslim ban

Iran Foreign Ministry on Saturday, January 28, 2017, announced that U.S. citizens will be blocked from entering the country in retaliation to Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven majority-Muslim countries coming to the US.
'While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted.
'The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists.' It comes after President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order to suspend visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

However, a Federal Judge in New York granted an emergency stay on Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arr…

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer rewound his career by about ten years to edge out his old rival Rafael Nadal in a sensational Australian Open final to take his eighteenth Grand Slam title at 35.
A championship climax that lived up to all its extravagant billing ended with Federer winning 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in three hours and 38 minutes after dramatically turning round the fifth set from a break down.
In a match that had echoes of their incredible Wimbledon final of 2008 – in terms of sheer theatre if with a different outcome – he came back from 3-1 down to reel off the last five games.
An elated Federer afterwards paid tribute to his opponent saying, ‘Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there were I would have been happy to share it with Rafa.
‘When we saw each other four or five months ago (at Nadal’s academy) we never believed we could be in the finals. I’m very happy for you, I would have been happy to lose.
‘I work hard but try not to shout about it. It has been a different l…

Pregnant women carried on bamboo to hospital in Eastern Region

Pregnant women and critically ill patients in Asinesi, a remote farming community in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region have no choice than to be carried on a bamboo stretcher and travel long distance just to board a vehicle to hospital due to the poor road network and the absence of a health facility in the area .
The road leading to the community is not motorable, preventing motorists from using the road. The only means of transport in the village is ‘Okada’ which is not even common as most Okada riders are reluctant to operate on the deplorable road.
According to residents, the situation has led to the death of many residents whose lives could have been saved if a health center was available in the community. The community, with a population of about 1000 depend solely on traditional medicine to cure critically ill patients. The only traditional birth attendant who delivers pregnant women has been bedridden creating despondency among pregnant women. 
Speaking to …

Mark Zuckerberg knocks Trump's executive orders on immigration

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg expressed concern on Friday over Trump's latest executive orders on immigration and refuge
"My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland. Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that. Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump" Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post, which cited his family's immigrant background and his volunteer work with undocumented schoolchildren.  "We should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That's who we are. Had we turned away refugees a few decades ago, Priscilla's family wouldn't be here today" Zuckerberg wrote. On Friday, Trump signed an executive order calling for "extreme vetting" of refugees, following through on promises on the campaign trail.

Lionel Messi sets wedding date to marry his partner, Antonella Rocuzzo

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi, 29, has settled the date of his wedding to his childhood sweetheart and mother of his two children, Antonella Rocuzzo, 28. As indicated by different reports in Spanish and Argentine media, the football expert has settled June 24, 2017 as the date he'll marry Antonella in the place where he grew up, Rosario.

Be that as it may, the question on the lips of everybody in Argentina is if his opponent, and World Footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo will be welcomed, despite the fact that Ronaldo will partake with Portugal in the Confederations Cup in Russia around Messi's wedding time allotment.

Messi is set to welcome 600 visitors to the wedding which has been labeled 'Argentina's greatest wedding' . This late spring Messi'll be free from national and club obligations.

Leo Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo have two children together: Thiago 4 years and Mateo Messi, 16 months.

Akufo-Addo swears in Ayorkor Botchwey in Ethiopia

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey as Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration at the country’s embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday (Saturday).
Ayorkor Botchwey could not be sworn in Friday because she was away from the country on official duty.
“The 13th minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has already entered into her functions.
“ She is in Addis  Ababa attending the Foreign Ministers meeting in preparation for the AU summit of 29th to 31st of January, 2017.
“I will swear her in at Ghana’s Embassy in Adis Ababa on Saturday evening,” president Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed Friday during the swearing in of first batch of his ministers approved by parliament.
 Akufo-Addo  is in Addis Ababa to attend the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Africa Union (AU).