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Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case has ended in a mistrial. After six days of deliberation, the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault with which Cosby had been charged.
The comedian pleaded not guilty. Kevin R. Steel, the district attorney from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who brought the charges, has announced he will retry the case.

New Music Video + Audio: Pick My Call - NJ

Sensational singer, NJ who could have been a gospel musician but now an RnB Artist just released his first single titled "PICK MY CALL" concerning what happened between him and his 6yrs dates with his girlfriend Steff, but now after his released, Steff wanna come back!

Egypt Hisham Barakat killing: 30 sentenced to death

A court in Cairo has recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of involvement in the killing of Egypt's top public prosecutor. Hisham Barakat was assassinated in a car bomb attack in June 2015. 
He was the most senior state official to be killed by militants in recent years.
Mr Barakat had sent thousands of Islamists to trial since the overthrow of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-backed government in 2013.

10 Shortlisted For Innovation Prize For Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017.

Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe have been shortlisted for the prestigious Prize.

This year’s innovators have demonstrated incredible proficiency through innovative solutions addressing challenges in agriculture value chain, health care, energy, communications, service industries as well as surveillance using drone technology.

Man jailed for sharing photo of dead London fire victim on Facebook

A 43 year old man named Omega Mwaikambo who posted pictures on Facebook of the body of someone believed to have leapt to his death from the Grenfell Tower fire in London has been jailed for three months.

According to the Telegraph, Mwaikambo who lives just yards away from the tower posted one video and two pictures of the body bag with the man inside and then later five pictures of the victim's face and body after opening it to look inside, all on Facebook.

Jealous boyfriend, 42, stabs UG girlfriend on campus

A 42-year-old man identified as Ibrahim Musah is in the custody of the Legon Police after he violently stabbed a female student of the University of Ghana, alleged to be his girlfriend in the neck on Friday night.

The victim, Zara Hussein is a Diploma in Adult Education student and a resident of Akuafo Hall.

Reports say the suspect came to the school’s campus to visit Zara but found another man in her room.

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of Rocky, dies aged 81

John G. Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, has died at the age of 81.
Avildsen's son Anthony told US media the filmmaker had died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Rocky - starring Sylvester Stallone as a rags-to-riches boxer - became the highest grossing film of 1976, despite having a relatively low budget.

Photos: SHE-Y by Menaye launches in Accra

2004 Miss Universe Ghana winner and current holder of the franchise Menaye Donor, last night, launched her beauty brand SHE-Y in the company of top showbiz figures as Benny Blanco, Kweku T, Yvonne Nelson, KOD, blogger Ameyaw Debrah, and a host of others at the Viva Boutique in Osu -Accra.
Also present was husband and soccer star Sulley Muntari, and their son Jamal.
The beauty product, first launched in England and Italy (2016) is formulated from premium Ghanaian shear butter, and come in three fragrances: Black Orchid, Olive, and Praline.

Cuba rejects Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric'

The Cuban government of Raul Castro has criticised Donald Trump's "hostile rhetoric" in announcing new restrictions on US ties to the country, but repeated its willingness to hold "respectful dialogue" with Washington.
Earlier on Friday, the US president pledged to overhaul his predecessor Barack Obama's Cuba policy.
"The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo" imposed since 1962, according to a statement read on Cuban state television.

Photos + Video from Stonebwoy & Louisa’s white wedding

Stonebowy and his sweetheart, Dr Louisa Ansong tied the knot yesterday Friday, June 16. You have already seen some of the photos from the traditional wedding, now check out the star-studded wedding. 
The wedding, which took place at Unique Floral at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, attracted personalities from all walks of life.

Video: Tetteh Quarshie didn't bring cocoa to Ghana; Rev. Hass did - Historian

A history professor at the University of Ghana (UG), Professor Akosua Adoma Perbi, has said it was not Tetteh Quarshie who brought the famous cash-crop cocoa to Ghana.
Rather, cocoa was originally brought to Ghana from Brazil by a Basel Missionary called Reverend Hass, Prof Perbi said. 
Adding, she said it was between 1851 and the 1880s that Rev. Haas, Mole and other missionaries cultivated cocoa farms in Ghana.

Janet Jackson and estranged Husband meet in Court in London for divorce hearing

Janet Jackson was out in London rocking a slimmer post-baby figure. The 51-year-old singer and her estranged billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, were both seen leaving court on Friday.

Vodafone’s “SuperCare” Initiative Commended

The Ghana Association for the Deaf has given rave reviews about Vodafone’s “SuperCare” initiative – which delivers a specialised customer service for the speech and hearing-impaired in the society.

The President of the Association, Emmanuel Sackey, commenting on the initiative, noted that whilst speech and hearing impaired persons have been using mobile phones for some time now, there has been no special package innovatively designed for them.

Carrie Fisher died from 'sleep apnoea and other causes,' Los Angeles County coroner says.

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnoea and "other factors", the Los Angeles County coroner says.
Her death certificate said in January that the 60-year-old, best known for her role as Princess Leia, had suffered a cardiac arrest.
But in a statement the LA coroner said the exact cause was unknown.

Court Orders Re-Arrest Of 2 ‘Freed’ Illegal Chinese Miners

An Accra High Court has ordered the re-arrest of two Chinese Nationals accused of engaging in illegal mining after it emerged they were unable to meet their bail conditions.
The two – Gao Jin Cheng, 45 and Lu Qi Jun, 39 – together with Aisha Huang and two others were granted a GHS 500,000 bail with one surety two weeks ago.
Per the bail conditions, the suspects were to hand over their passports and all other travelling documents to the Court’s Registrar for onward transfer to the Director General of the Ghana Immigration Service.

If you want porn go to the internet, not live TV- Esther Armah charges

Ace Journalist Esther Armah has lambasted owners of TV stations gleefully showing pornographic movies on free-to air channels.
The tough talking playwright says business men who are championing the airing of pornography for purely monetary gains cannot be invited to make a decision about morality.
The money will always hold sway over morality, she argued on Ghana Connect programme on Joy FM, Friday.

Did Obama accidentally reveal the gender of Jay Z and Beyonce's twins?

Former US president Barack Obama, may have accidentally revealed the gender of Jay Z and Beyonce's twins while congratulating Jay Z for being inducted into the songwriters hall of fame.
Obama said:

London fire: Two Ethiopian families still missing

Several British nationals of Ethiopian origin are still missing after the huge fire in a tower block in West London, says the Ethiopian embassy in the UK.
They are mother and son Brkite and Biruk Haftom, and Hashim Kidir, his wife and their three children. Isaac Shawo, five, has been confirmed dead.

Man commits suicide after three failed attempts in Zimbabwe

A 51-year-old Zimbabwean man from Gweru has finally taken his own life after surviving three other attempts.

The lifeless body of Matiamana John Muponde, a driving instructor was discovered by a passerby on Tuesday hanging from a tree in a bushy area at Hunde Fisher Farm near Mkoba 18 suburb.

Zim News reported that it was his fourth and successful attempt at committing suicide at the same location. Twice he was picked up while unconscious at the same spot.