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Crying girl is stuffed into a sack and tortured by her grandmother (video)

This video of a grandmother torturing her granddaughter has fetched massive outrage online. The video starts with the little girl already stuffed into a sack usually used to catch snakes and other reptiles. She was put in there by her aunt and grandmother and they proceeded to torture her.
The distressing clip, thought to be filmed on April 14th, shows the girl's grandmother talking to her. After a while, she kicks the sack with the girl in it and she tumbles to the floor crying. The grandmother also poked the girl from the outside of the sack while the girl cried uncontrollably, but the woman did not stop there and instead went on to roll the bag along the floor with the girl in it.
Later in the video, which has been viewed over 10 million times, a younger woman believed to be her aunt can be seen flogging the toddler with a cane while the grandmother filmed it. It is unknown what the child did to deserve such treatment.

The women in the video were speaking a language …

(Photos): When the 3 Johns met Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to hold further meetings with Ghana’s three former heads of state following a foremost meeting at the Flagstaff House Tuesday.
The purpose of the meeting was to seek the views of former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to take.
See more pics below...... A communique issued by the Presidency said the meeting which lasted for two hours, was held in a good atmosphere, one of frank exchanges and mutual respect.
President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural speech stated that “I am in the unique position of being able to draw on the wisdom and experience of three former Presidents of the Republic, their Excellencies Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama. They represent the continuity of the institutions of our Republic, for which we thank God.”
This statement was reiterated in the President’s message to Parli…

Family finds $14K on side of road; returns it to rightful owner

An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road.
WBNS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2oGSCeU ) Jake Bowers found the money on April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb.
Bowers said when he initially saw the bag on the roadside, he thought it might contain someone's laptop. Instead, it was filled with $100 bills.
Bowers took the bag to the Worthington police station, and it was returned to its owner.
A police report says the owner had taken the cash to a car dealer but left without buying a vehicle. He told police he must have left it on top of his car and driven off.

Syria photographer takes action instead of pictures, picks up injured boy

Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers' hearts.
It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war.
It happened last year when a photographer captured little Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance, his body bloodied and dusty after his home was bombed in Aleppo.

And it happened again last weekend, when a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing 126 people.

Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast. When he came to, he began trying to help the wounded.

"The scene was horrible -- especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you," Habak told CNN.

 "So I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people."

The first child he checked on was dea…

Forbes Woman Africa & Peace Hyde launch ‘Against All Odds’ on DStv

Ecobank has teamed up with the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine to launch a 12 part series celebrating the achievement of exceptional women in business. The program, “Against All Odds” seeks to tell the story of inspirational powerhouse women who have defied all odds to achieve remarkable success in their respective fields of business.
Following the success of it’s sister magazine’s My Worst Day Program, Against All Odds will also draw from the quality journalistic skills of the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine which for the past 3 years has persistently celebrated women who have shattered the glass ceiling and made a significant impact on the African continent.
Against All Odds is created by the Forbes Woman Africa Editor, Renuka Methil who has grown the publication to be one of the top tier brands on the continent. It will be anchored by the Forbes West Africa Correspondent, Peace Hyde with a planned airing date on the CNBC Africa platform on DSTV channe…

Photos: Beautiful Kenyan woman murdered by her student lover, body stuffed in fridge

Irene Kananu, a HR officer was strangled to death by her 25-year-old college student lover, Abdulkarim Njoroge in Kahawa Wendani, Kiambu, Kenya on March 31.

Njoroge was arrested on Tuesday, April 11, in Mtwapa, Mombasa, after a two-week search. According to media reports, Kananu’s sister noticed that her phone was off for a few days and she reported the matter to Kimbo police station on April 3. After through investigations, Kananu’s body was found naked with her head inside the fridge while her legs and hips were sticking out in her house at Kahawa Wendani.

Njoroge allegedly strangled Kananu, an employee of chemical giant Henkel in Industrial Area. The pair reportedly fought after the deceased learnt that Njoroge had made a neighbour, his secret lover, pregnant. 
There were no visible wounds but pathologists said she was strangled. Ruiru police chief, Isaac Thuranira, who confirmed the arrest said Njoroge was a regular visitor at Kananu's house.

He said Njoroge drove…

Essien faces jail in Indonesia

Former Chelsea stars Michael Essien and Carlton Cole are facing the prospect of imprisonment in Indonesia after their club Persib Bandung admitted it had not acquired work permits for the high-profile duo.

Essien and cole were signed last month amid fanfare and made their respective debuts last Saturday in a 0-0 draw against Arema FC.
However, the players and their club may soon be involved in a legal tussle after the government-backed Professional Sports Agency found the players did not have the required work permits to play in the country.

Indeed, the punishment for flouting Indonesian immigrations laws can be harsh with fines of up to 500 million IDR and 5 years of imprisonment.

The club admitted Monday that the players did not have the work permits and they had sought to acquire the documents a few days before their first match.

Persib claims the permits were not ready on time, but the football association and league organiser gave them permission to play.

Persib Manager U…

Drake Home Burglarized, theif pilfiers $10 in beverages

Drake’s home was burglarized earlier this month, costing the rapper a mere $10 in water and soda.
On April 3, the alleged culprit gained access to the rapper’s Hidden Hills estate. A member of Drake’s team walked into the house around 10:30 p.m. and reportedly discovered the perpetrator in one of the rapper’s bedrooms, strangely wearing an item of his clothing. It’s currently unclear how the burglar entered the residence, as there were no signs of forced entry. 
According to Gossip Cop, the 24-year-old woman told Drake’s crew she had permission to enter his home, but later confessed to trespassing and stealing a number of drinks from the property, says TMZ. The star was not home at the time of the unusual incident. The criminal was arrested and charged with felony burglary.

Drake is the latest celebrity victim in a string of burglaries and break-ins throughout Los Angeles. In March, Emmy Rossum’s home was burglarized,with around $150,000 worth of jewelry reportedly stolen from…

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announces early general election on June 8

British Prime Minister; Theresa May is making headlines worldwide as she stunned the world by announcing she is to seek an early general election.

In an unexpected statement a few minutes ago at Downing street, she said she was starting the process of calling a vote on June 8, 2017 less than halfway through the government's term.

Under legislation introduced by her predecessor, David Cameron, the five-year terms of British governments can only be cut short with the approval of parliament. May came to power last July in the wake of the British vote to leave the EU, which led to Cameron's resignation.

Watch the video of her announcement below...

Gunman who murdered 74-year-old man & posted video on Facebook has committed suicide

Steve Stephens, the man wanted for shooting a 74-year-old man dead and posting a video of the act to Facebook, has committed suicide. Police in Erie, Pennsylvania revealed that he shot himself while driving into town on Tuesday, around 11:10am.

Police officers were in pursuit of Stephens' white Ford Fusion on Buffalo Road, across from an old elementary school, when he killed himself. The street has been blocked off while police carry out their investigation.


Zimbabweans to pay school fees with ‘Goats and Sheep’

According to Africafeeds.com, Parents in Zimbabwe can now pay the school fees of their children using livestock. That is the announcement from the country’s government.
Zimbabwe’s Minister Lazarus Dokora has said that managers of schools must be willing to accept the new mode of payment.
The Finance minister of Zimbabwe, Patrick Chinamasa has already told the country’s parliament this month that banks are to be asked to accept livestock as collateral for loans from small scale businesses. The latest transaction to benefit from livestock is the payment of fees which has received mixed reactions.
In an interview with the state-owned newspaper Sunday Mail, the education ministry’s permanent secretary Sylvia Utete-Masango said “Parents of the concerned pupils can pay their fees using livestock,”
The Southern African country led by 93 year old President, Robert Mugabe is struggling with an economic crisis which has made it difficult for citizens to have access to cash.
Many banks have ha…

Google doodle honors Ghanaian entrepreneur Esther Afua Ocloo

GOOGLE is honouring the Ghanaian entrepreneur Esther Afua Ocloo on what would have been her 98th birthday. Known affectionately as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther spent her life working tirelessly to improve the lives of women and left behind a truly inspirational legacy
The Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer in microlending, who was born 98 years ago Tuesday, was the first person to start a formal food-processing business in west Africa's Gold Coast. To highlight Ocloo's accomplishments, Google published a doodle Tuesday in her honor.
Ocloo made her livelihood selling marmalade and orange juice, but to expand production she needed a loan -- a challenge for women with few economic resources. Through persistence, she was able to secure a loan, allowing her to travel to England to learn the latest techniques in food processing.
After returning to Ghana, Ocloo taught local women those newfound skills, as well as everything she knew about starting and running a business, which she r…

Annie~Joy writes: Be Careful Of The Rejected Person. #BeInspired!

Rejection is one of the great action towards a person that can cause the person to take his or her life. Rejection is when there is no care shown and even if it is shown, it is based on condition. There is no love demonstrated. Rejection looks like a disaster. It is one of the painful feelings ever to come across. Rejection is totally greatness when the one involved is able to stand in that season. Listen, greatness is normally born with and a person who is born to be great needs to face lots of rejection in his or her life. 
Let's first visit the Bible to know why I am saying the rejected person is a great person. The first person to look at is David. David was rejected by his brothers. In fact, his presence was always annoying to his brothers so what happened was, he was always sent to the forest to feed animals. In fact, he was left to survive on the wilderness. Until the day, the giant that was feared by even the king of  David's shown up.

It took the rejected …

Zaina Lodge Calls On Tourism Minister

Akufo-Addo meets Mahama, Kufuor and Rawlings today

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would today meet with the three former presidents of Ghana to tap into their experience on governance. 
The three former leaders, Messrs John Dramani Mahama, John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings are expected to discuss issues on the economy, security and other social political issues with President Akufo-Addo. 
Early on, former President Mahama had indicated that he was going to be frank with President Akufo-Addo when they meet at today’s meeting.
Mr Mahama at a meeting in late March with appointees who served in his government said he would express his disappointment with President Akufo-Addo with how he has handled issues after the transition with respect to government functionaries raiding people's houses at dawn to look for vehicles.
“If you can’t look for vehicles in a more civilized manner than having shock troops going into people’s houses, breaking down their gates and say you are looking for vehicles. You can’t go …

Beyonce Asks Court to Slay "Formation" Lawsuit

Beyonce's legal team is in formation, and it's asking the court to toss a lawsuit against the singer arising from her use of a late New Orleans comedian's spoken word clips in the first single on her critically acclaimed visual album Lemonade. 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The estate of Anthony Barre is suing Bey, along with just about every company and person connected with "Formation." A February lawsuit filed by the performer's sister, Angel Barre, seeks royalties, damages and an order that Barre be credited as a writer, composer, producer and artist on the track.
In the "Formation" short film, Barre is first heard at the very beginning saying "What happened at the New Orleans" and later in the video saying "B***h, I'm back by popular demand." The suit claims the samples infringe the rights in two works of Barre's performance art, "A 27 Piece Huh?" and "Booking the Hoes from New Wildin.&q…

One killed, two injured as military helicopter crashes in Maryland

The US Army Military District of Washington confirms that a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed on a golf course in Leonardtown, Maryland, during a routine training exercise on Easter Monday killing one crew member and injuring two others.
The aircraft carrying three crew members that crashed at Breton Bay Golf Course was from the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. One of the crew member remains in serious condition and another is in critical condition.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the US Army Military District of Washington, in a statement  said:

"We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community. Our condolences go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this difficult time."

“Never Be Afraid To Stop And Go Back To The Drawing Board”, Omoyemi Akerele On Aim Higher Africa’s Ignite Series

From practicing as a lawyer to starting creative fashion brand Style House Files, Omoyemi Akerele is woman who knows all too well about the challenges of being a successful entrepreneur.
However, when she found herself stuck with no idea what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, instead of doing what most people looking for an answer would do, she decided to stop everything and revisit what she was most passionate about.
The result gave birth to one of the leading fashion events on the continent, Lagos fashion and design week creating a platform for African designers to showcase their talent to an international audience.
Watch as she shares her tips to success.

Argentina football fan dies after being pushed from stand

An Argentine football fan has died of head injuries - two days after being pushed from a stand by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter. 
Emanuel Balbo, 22, had reportedly quarrelled with a man during Saturday's derby between his Belgrano team and the visiting Talleres in the northern city of Cordoba. 
Witnesses said the man had shouted that Mr Balbo was a disguised Talleres fan. 
He was then pushed over the edge of a stand, video images showed.
He fell onto concrete stairs from a height of about five metres (16ft).
He was taken to hospital with severe head injuries, where doctors declared him brain dead.
Four people have been arrested over the attack, with the Argentine Football Association calling for "those responsible for this inconceivable assault" to be brought to justice.
Campaign groups say more than 40 people have died in football related violence in Argentina since 2013.

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Man arrested for shooting thief

A man who attempted burglary has been hospitalized in Bole in the Northern region after he was shot in the thigh by a gold dealer as residents intensify a crackdown by mob justice on highway armed robbers and gold raiders.
A scuffle ensued between the victim, Abdulai Mustapha and Aliu Mahamadu, a gold dealer, at about 7pm when he burgled through a window into a gold shop.
The suspected thief sneaked into the shop while the shop owner and other Muslim congregants were performing night prayers. Aliu Mahamadu aborted the prayers and raced into the shop after realizing the intrusion.
He was however overpowered by the burglar during a physical struggle forcing him to reach out for his handgun and fired at  the fleeing thief.
Incidents of armed robbery attacks on local miners in the area and road users is on alarming increase forcing residents to stockpile arms and launch a crackdown.
Bole District Police commander, ASP David Azumah speaking on the shooting said the gold merchant has…

'New' world's-oldest-person is a church-loving, Jamaican 117-year-old

The new oldest person in the world eats what she wants — but no pork and chicken. And the Jamaica-born 117-year-old abstains from what she called “rum and dem tings.”
Born in March 1900, Violet Mosses Brown once told a hometown newspaper that hard work, devotion to the Baptist church and respect for family, life and people in general have helped her live a long and happy life.

"Honor your mother and father so your days may be long," she said, quoting the Old Testament.
"I love the Church," Brown told The Gleaner.
Hailing from the same part of the island as Olympic champion Usain Bolt, Brown on Saturday became the world’s oldest person after the death of Emma Morano of Italy. 
Baptized at age 13, Brown proudly recalled decades of "staunch contribution" to the church, showing off a plaque she received at age 107 from the Trelawny Baptist Association.
Known affectionately as "Aunt V," Brown told the Jamaica Observerthat she "likes fish and …

Drug dealer wins prison beauty pageant in Russia

Irina Ayupova, 36, is serving 13 years behind bars on a drugs conviction but she has something to smile about after she became the winner of this year's Miss Spring, the third edition of an annual beauty pageant which was held at an all-female jail located in central Russia. She beat fellow drug dealers, muggers and thieves to be crowned the most beautiful inmate.
Contestants first had to take part in a catwalk as judges, made up of guards, watched on. Round two saw them take part in a dance competition and for the third round, they were pitted against each other over who was best at doing impressions of famous Russian celebrities.
For the fourth and final round inmates were made to walk down the runway in special costumes that they had made which had to represent the year of ecology that is being celebrated in Russia this year.
Irina who is eligible for release in 2028 was crowned the winner after all four rounds and received 101 roses, a crown and a makeup set as the p…