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Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

US President Donald Trump has said he is "more determined than ever" to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican.
He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of his overseas trip.
The two men have in the past clashed on issues such as migration, climate change and a Mexico-US wall.
Mr Trump is now in Brussels for talks with Nato and EU officials.

Our helicopters not missing – Ghana Gas

The management of Ghana Gas has stated that four helicopters purchased by the erstwhile Mahama administration are not missing as reported. Reports had indicated that the helicopters purchased at a cost of 150 million dollars by the previous administration were missing and could not be traced.

“Thank you for being the best husband and father” – Kim Kardashian & Kanye West celebrate Third Wedding Anniversary

Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper husband Kanye Westare celebrating their third wedding anniversary today and the mum of two took to her website to share a sweet message for her husband as well as behind the scenes photos of her dress fitting with Riccardo Tisci.

Singer Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack

U.S. singer Ariana Grande has suspended her concert tour after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, England, the singer's representatives said on Wednesday.

Otumfuo endorses Verna Changing Lives

The most talked about corporate social responsibility is the Verna Changing Lives under the Twellium Foundation which has been well received by the people  of Ghana. On Sunday, 21st May 2017, the Verna Changing Lives Kumasi edition was launched in Kumasi in a grande style.

Ghana Gas Helicopters Missing

A leading member of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw, has claimed three Ghana Gas Company (GGC) helicopters are missing.
According to him, the government has already paid $150 million for three helicopters but they cannot be traced.
The gas company has not made any public statement about the status of the helicopters, but Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, has reportedly confirmed that Ghana Gas Company indeed purchased the helicopters.

Abeiku Santana writes: Traits That Distinguishes Successful People From Ordinary Ones

I would like to share my personal life story with you. I started petty trading at a very young age when I was about 10years old helping my mother to sell her groceries. Occasionally my mother will give me a commission on the sales that I make and would instruct me to put it into my penny box. The savings will later be used to buy some personal effects for me.
This training has helped me a lot to become a young entrepreneur. But how do you build and grow a small business?

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering. 
Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget. 
He developed the platform based on the experiences he had as a tutor.

Over 500 Ghanaians to be repatriated from Saudi Arabia

The Ghana Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appealed to Ghanaians living in Saudi Arabia without residency and work permits to take advantage of a package by the Embassy to repatriate them to Ghana.

Saudi Arabia, in March 2017, announced a 90-day amnesty for persons living in that country illegally who wished to return to their countries of origin as part of the Kingdom’s “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” campaign.

Former Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor Named Miss Universe Ghana National Director

The Miss Universe Ghana Organization will host a press event on 1st June 2017 at Carbon, located in the penthouse of Icon House from 6-9pm to announce details for the upcoming Miss Universe Ghana competition that will occur in September.

TV/Radio personality, KOD will serve as host of the event that will bring media, sponsors and dignitaries together to celebrate the pageant which Ghana has participated in since 1991.

Video: Once again, Melania Trump appears to avoid holding President Trump's hand

Another video which emerged online seems to show Melania Trump snub her husband's hand as the couple arrived in Rome for meeting with the Pope yesterday.

President Trump wanted to take the First Lady's hand as they were exiting Air Force One but she suddenly attempted to fix her hair. This came days after a video of her swatting away the president's hand as they walked away from the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel, emerged.

South African man killed defending his girlfriend from gang of rapists

A man has died while trying to defend his 21-year-old girlfriend from being gang-raped by 6 men in Durban, South Africa.

The heroic boyfriend, whose identify has not yet been disclosed, died at the scene and his girlfriend was taken to an undisclosed local hospital with severe injuries.

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. 
The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional.
It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones.

Manchester attack: UK Police confirm the arrest of three more men

Three more men have been arrested in Manchester in connection with the attack that left at least 22 people dead at Manchester Arena.

Greater Manchester Police said the arrests were made in the south of the city, where a 23-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with Salman Abedi's bombing on Tuesday.
The police spokesperson said,

Demi Lovato Responds to Accusations of Cultural Appropriation in New Music Video: 'They Were Twists Not Dreads'

Demi Lovato has another strong message for her detractors. The star is responding to cultural appropriation accusations from her newest music video, "No Promises," in which she stars alongside the deejay trio Cheat Codes. 
According to People.com, throughout most of the 3.5 minute music video, Lovato stands in an empty warehouse, dancing by herself and whipping her hair back and forth. But the Twitterverse quickly pointed out that it appeared the musician wore her hair in dreadlocks, causing a storm of cultural appropriation accusations against the star on social media.

Jumia Travel launches the 2017 African hospitality report

Jumia Travel has launched the African version of it’s hospitality report at a ceremony in Accra.The report which was compiled together with Accor hotels after many months of research, shares insights into various trends in the hospitality and tourism industries.  Speaking at the event, the country Manager of Jumia Travel Ghana, Omolara Adagunodo said, ‘’The region is expected to attract 64 M international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 8% vs 2015), and 110 M by 2027 which means we have a responsibility to adequately prepare for the challenges that comes with the increasing numbers.”

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer 'chosen' by president

Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report.
Mr Trump has used services of the New York lawyer - known as a tenacious litigator - for more than a decade.
Last week, former FBI boss Robert Mueller was named special counsel for the Department of Justice inquiry.

Kojo Cue, Article Wan, Kuami Eugene, B4 Bonah & Lil Win Join 2017 Ghana Meets Naija Lineup

More musicians have joined the lineup for the 7th Ghana Meets Naija concert.

Organizers, Empire Ghana, have confirmed Kojo Cue, Article Wan, B4 Bonah, Lil Win, and Kwame Eugene as supporting acts for Saturday’s event at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This year’s already has an impressive headliner list in Shatta Wale (Ghana), Davido (Nigeria), M.anifest (Ghana) and Falz (Nigeria) as well as Tiwa Savage (Nigeria).

Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over concert fatal shooting

Rapper Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting following a concert in December.
The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford. No arrests have been made.

‘Busy Network Series’ Kicks Off With Session On SME

4G operator Busy, has in line with its strategy to focus on empowering the youth and entrepreneurs, has organized the maiden edition of its monthly discussion series intended to focus on topical issues that will directly contribute to the growth of the SME sector.

Dubbed ‘Busy Network Series’, the first edition focused on SME driven policies and initiatives being rolled out by government, fund management, funding opportunities and how SMEs can take advantage of them.

Addressing a gathering of a cross section of SMEs at its flagship shop in Accra, Chief Executive Officer of Busy, Praveen Sadalage said Busy has always championed the course of startups and small businesses. 

Photos from the vigil held in honour of those who died during the Manchester attack

Last night, the people of Manchester led by Mayor Andy Burnham held a vigil at the Albert Square, Manchester City Centre in honour of those who died during the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert. 

Ghana to get first spaceship launch pad in Africa

Ghana is set to become the first country in Africa to get a Spaceship Launch pad, following a partnership deal between KESHE Foundation Ghana and BONADES Limited, a Ghanaian-owned Construction Engineering Management (CEM) company.
The two companies are combining their expertise for the development and construction of the first-of-its-kind Spaceship Research Centre in Ghana.

Photos: Meet the South Sudanese model nicknamed 'Queen Of Dark'

Nyakim Gatwech, is an international model based in the United State. She was born in South Sudan has been nicknamed the 'Queen Of Dark' because of her gorgeous dark complexion. Gatwech whose gorgeous black skin is darker than charcoal goes by the name @queenkim_nyakim on Instagram and she's currently breaking the internet with her beautiful photos.

Hall of Fame football player Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

Cortez Kennedy, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee has died at the age of 48. Police in Orlando, Florida, say the former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead on Tuesday morning and the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but that there is nothing suspicious about his death.