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Winner Of Face Of AFWk Grace Quaye Set To Walk London Fashion Week This Year

Grace Quaye is set to rock London Fashion Week this year. Winner of last years Face of Accra Fashion Week will be heading off to the UK later this year to participate in their grand fashion events during London Fashion Week S/S18 show.

The announcement came when organizers of Accra Fashion Week got in touch with a number of designers interested in Grace Quaye whom are now willing to finance her accommodation and travel to be present at their shows.

Manchester Arena bomber named as British Libyan jihadist, Salman Abedi

The suicide bomber responsible for last night's terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena has been identified and named as Salman Abedi. The 22-year-old detonated a bomb just towards the end of Ariana Grande's concert, leading to the death of 22 people with many others injured.

Abedi's identity was revealed after teams of armed cops swooped on his address in Fallowfield, Manchester. Theresa May had earlier stated that the attacker was known to the authorities prior to the attack and that security services were working to establish if he was acting alone or as part of a terror cell. The police have already arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack as investigation continues.

Aftermath of Manchester attack, UEFA puts additional security measures In place for Europa League Final

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has released a statement following Monday’s attack at the Manchester Arena in which a suicide bomber killed 22 people. The statement reads,  'UEFA is shocked by last night’s attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.

Bystander leads 50 teens to safety in aftermath of Manchester Arena bombing

A member of the public has been praised for her actions following reports that she led a number of unaccompanied youngsters to safety in the immediate aftermath of the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.
Paula Robinson, 48, from West Dalton, told the Manchester Evening News she was at Manchester Victoria railway station, close to the arena, when the attack took place.

Wiyaala kick-starts 2017 EUROPE TOUR

Wiyaala, the charismatic songbird from the Upper West Region of Ghana, is back in Europe again in 2017 following her critically acclaimed 2016 debut tour.
After performing in Berlin last week at the Deutshe-Aids Hilfe campaign launch to eradicate AIDs in Germany by 2020, she will be appearing at the Seven Arts Theatre in Leeds UK on the 26th May with Claudio Kron, the Brazilian percussionist and Kenneth Higgins III, who featured on Grammy Award winning Corinne Bailey Rae’s multi-platinum debut album.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Film “Potato Potahto” to Premiere at #CannesFilmFestival. Watch Trailer

Founder of Ascend Talent Management Inya Lawal and multiple-award winning producer Shirley Frimpong-Manso merged creative minds to produce this engaging romantic comedy titled ‘Potato Potahto’. The movie stars OC Ukeje andJoselyn Dumas and features a stellar cast which includes; Joke Silva, Chris Attoh, Kemi ‘LalaAkindoju, Blossom Chukwujekwu amongst others.

3Music - Music & Youth Lifestyle Programming Block Launches On TV3

Leading Ghanaian TV network, TV3 is set to become the home of COOL as it adds extra sizzle to its programming line-up with a millennial focused music and lifestyle programming block, 3 Music.

3 Music will air exciting music and lifestyle shows every weekday on a specially created time belt targeting the 16 to 25 years’ demographic.

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.
Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012.
He was due to be released on 20 December but instead was held in immigration detention.

Veteran actor Kofi Bucknor has died

Veteran actor Charles Kofi Bucknor, has died, according to reports.
There are conflicting accounts as to when he died. There are reports that he passed away Monday, May 22 at the 37 Military Hospital whilst others say he died Tuesday, May 23.
The cause of his death is also unknown.

Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' who bombed Manchester last night

US President, Donald Trump has condemned the "evil losers" who carried out the Manchester attack last night. During a joint appearance with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this morning, Trump said,

2017 Confederation Cup & 2018 FIFA World Cup Live On DStv & GOtv In Ghana

SuperSport has confirmed itself as Africa’s home of world football after completing a broadcast deal with FIFA for its major international rights for the 2017/18 season.

DStv & GOtv customers’ football experience will be taken to a whole new level with the impending FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia 2017 and the FIFA World Cup, which also takes place in Russia in June 2018. All 64 matches will be broadcast live in High Definition.

James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

Legendary James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89,  his family has announced.

In a statement posted on the British actor's official social media accounts, it was revealed that Moore passed away today in Switzerland after a "short but brave battle with cancer".

'It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Former Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell has been arrested

Former Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell, has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.

According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, the arrests are part of a joint operation between the Spanish police and the FBI, related to the United States-led investigation into corruption at FIFA.

Annie~Joy writes: The Task Has Got Reward. #BeInspired!

If you are to be given a room to stay in for just some few hours and assuming there are rooms with windows and others with no windows, which one will you prefer to spend your few hours in? You are definitely going to choose the room with windows for fresh ventilation and comfortability. Simply because you want to be free and enjoy your stay. That's life in another aspect. The wish and the desire of every individual is to enjoy life and enjoy it well. 

UK police says death toll at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has risen to 22

Last night's attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in London was initially reported to have killed 19 people, now British Police confirms that the death toll has risen to 22 including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.

Manchester Police Chief, Constable Ian Hopkin said "the attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity".

Experience Dubai This Summer With WatsUp TV

WatsUp TV a pan African Entertainment Show is taking its viewers to Dubai this summer.

The trip will give viewers the opportunity to tour all the beautiful places in Dubai at a little amount.

In an interview with Mr Abd Traore  , CEO of WatsUP TV he said “ Tourism is part of our industry so my team and I thought of it to take our viewers to tour some of the beautiful locations in Dubia.”

“Dubai is the number one tourism destinations, so we want viewers to explore that part of the world at a subsidized amount”

Awkward! Melania Trump Slaps off President Trump’s Hand in Front of World Media

For the US first couple’s visit to Israel, there was an unexpected awkward moment between Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump.
Walking down the red carpet at Ben Gurion Airport with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, President Trump extended his hand to the First Lady, who promptly slapped it away in full view of the cameras.

Park Geun-hye: S Korea trial of impeached president begins

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty at her trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace.
The ousted president faces charges including bribery, abusing state power and leaking state secrets.
In her first appearance in public since her arrest in March, she arrived at court handcuffed in a prison van. The maximum sentence for corruption in South Korea is life.

Fake soldiers arrested for assaulting residents in Central Region

Two men who posed as soldiers are in the grips of the Kasoa Divisional Police Command after assaulting and threatening residents in Gomoa Ojobi in the Central region.
The two suspects are part of five persons held by the police in Kasoa for unleashing terror on residents as a result of a land dispute in the area.
Speaking in an interview with Starr News’ Central regional Correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour, the district police commander for Kosoa ACP Dennis Akob-Deb explained that the dispute is between one Madam Brakuaa, whose bidding was being done by the suspects, and her son Kow Egyiri.

South African Doctors perform 2nd Successful Penis Transplant

A team of South African doctors from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg AcademicHospital made history recently after performing a second successful penis transplant, making it the first medical center in the world to achieve this feat twice.
This comes after the world’s first successful penis transplant was done on December 11, 2014, at the same facility and by the same team of doctors.

Katy Perry, Cher & More Tweet Prayers, Well-Wishes Following Deaths at Ariana Grande's U.K. Concert

Police have confirmed 19 dead and 50 injured following a reported explosion at Ariana Grande's concert Monday night (May 22) at the U.K.'s Manchester Arena. Grande has been confirmed safe by her rep, but the reported blast in the foyer area of the arena impacted dozens of fans scrambling to exit.
Music stars, including Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Cher, took to Twitter after the news was reported to send prayers and well-wishes.

The SEVENTH AABLA™ Call For Nominations

With nominations closing on 31 May 2017, the 7th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa welcomes Africa’s business leaders to enter this prominent award.

It will be the seventh year that Africa’s largest business award will host a series of regional award ceremonies in East, West and Southern Africa, before crowning an All Africa winner at a Grand Finale in November 2017.

Ebola Outbreak: Fourth deaths recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that a fourth person has died in the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO's spokesman, Eugene Kabambi made the disclosure while revealing that 37 suspected cases are currently being monitored since the virus resurfaced on the 12th of May in the north-eastern Bas-Uele province.

Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' in tweet after Manchester attack

Pop star Ariana Grande said on Monday she was "broken" five hours after a bombing killed 19 people and wounded dozens of others at her concert in Manchester, England.
Making her first comment since an explosion detonated just outside Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there, Grande said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.
Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company.
A court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen.

Explosion rocks Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester several people injured

Thousands of Ariana Grande fans experienced a frightening concert experience Monday evening when two loud bangs described as "explosions" rocked the arena. sending scores of people running for safety. 
According to various attendees tweeting from the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, a loud sound was heard prompting several fans to leave the area. Police were called and rushed out to the scene.