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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Kenya's schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads (stock picture)
All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said.

It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons.

According to the UN's education agency, one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their period.

New music: King & Queen - Junny Boucing ft Nessa

Upcoming artist Junny Boucing, real name Victor Bright-Asare has released his forth demo song titled King & Queen. The music genre is Hiphop n RnB and its featured Nessa. He is currently working on an album.

"You name him, I beat him" Floyd Mayweather boasts about his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather was seen in a gym in Los Angeles preparing for his fight with Conor McGregor which will hold on August 26. He spent over four hours training and kept repeating a mantra to himself during the workout

Asking students to write exams to enter law school unconstitutional – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional the requirement by the General Legal Council (GLC) that persons seeking to enter the Ghana School of Law (GSL) needed to write and pass an entrance examination as well as go through a selection interview.

The court has therefore given the council six months to review LI 1296 which regulates admissions to the school, reports Graphic Online’s Seth J. Bokpe who was in court on Thursday afternoon.

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey despite an earlier hint to the contrary.

He said in a tweet: "I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings."

Days after he fired Mr Comey in May, the president had tweeted: "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations..."

Tanzania president says young mothers cannot go back to school

The president has a reputation for being a no-nonsense leader
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth. 

The president was speaking at a public rally in Chalinze town, about 100km west of the main city Dar es Salaam. 

Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea

Monitors were provided in overflow rooms so everyone could watch the service
More than 2,500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after falling into a coma while in prison in North Korea.

The service was held at the 22-year-old's school in Ohio, before his burial at a nearby cemetery.
His death has heightened tensions between the US and North Korea.

Ex-presidents, MPs, Ministers to queue for visas – US Ambassador

Former Presidents and Members of Parliament are expected to join the queue like ordinary Ghanaians when applying for US visas for their private visits.

This is because the US embassy has withdrawn courtesies which were hitherto extended to officials in the country on such visits to their country. 

This was announced by the United States Ambassador to Ghana Robert Jackson when he appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament on Thursday 22 June, 2017.

Obama to Have Street in Los Angeles Named After Him

Former US President Barack Obama may soon have a road named after as L.A. City Council has begun the process of naming a street after him.

The segment to be renamed after Obama is approximately 3.5miles long, along which Rancho Cienega Park, the scene where Obama held his first Los Angeles campaign after announcing himself a candidate for presidency in 2007.

IGP’s vehicle in near-fatal accident

The mangled vehicle of the IGP
The official vehicle belonging to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu was on Wednesday night involved in a crash on the Kumasi highway.

The badly mangled Toyota Landcruiser cross country vehicle driven by Chief Inspector John Ankomah, crashed into a KIA Rhino truck at about 9:20pm, at Nkawanda No. 2 near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.

Deadly car bomb hits Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah

Most of the casualties were civilians, according to Helmand governor [Noor Mohammad/AFP]
At least 29 people have been killed after a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the provincial governor said.

At least 60 people were wounded in the attack outside the New Kabul Bank branch and most of the casualties were civilians, Hayaullah Hayat said.

Proud farmer: John Dumelo shows off his Melo farm

The award winning Ghanaian actor who delved into animal farming earlier this year, took to Twiter to share a photo from his Melo Farm.

Abraham Attah Unveiled As Free SHS Ambassador

The Ministry of Education has unveiled young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, as an ambassador for government’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School. The sector Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, unveiled the teen actor at a short ceremony at the Ministry on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

The Free SHS policy is one of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s flagship policy programs that helped it win power in the December 2016 polls.

Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya's capital.

The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday.

They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of people infected may rise.

Prince Harry says No one in royal family wants to be king or queen

The new generation of the British Royal Family -- Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince Harry -- are "modernizing" the throne, Prince Harry said in an interview -- but the 32-year-old said no one in the family wants to be king or queen.

In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Harry said the monarchy exists "for the greater good of the people .. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

We’re all corrupt – Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban S.K. Bagbin has admitted to being corrupt.

According to the Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo in the Upper West Region, the political system in Ghana, makes public office holders corrupt.

“We should all admit, we are all corrupt, it is a fact, because of the system,” Hon. Bagbin told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray Wednesday.

80th Anniversary Of Ada Asafutufiami Festival Launched In Accra

The people of Ada have been celebrating the ‘Asafutufiami Festival” for the past decades, this year marks the 80th edition of the festival in the various communities.

The 80th anniversary celebration of the festival was launched at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra on Monday, June 19, 2017 and was attended by the chiefs and queen mothers including the paramount chief Nene Abram Kabu Akuaka III.

Kevin Hart Glowing Vacation Pics With Dad and Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish, See her Growing Baby Bump!

The Hart family is growing! Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish are currently expecting their first child together, and on Monday, the 37-year-old comedian shared a pic of the two enjoying themselves in Hawaii. 

Parrish showed off her bare baby bump in a red bikini, posing with a shirtless Hart. 

Meet the 87-year-old Zimbabwean man who fathered 108 children with 25 women & 10 wives, says he is a bedroom machine

87-year old Sekuru Tauzen Mujaji from Chipinge South in Zimbabwe holds the record of having fathered 108 children with 25 women and 10 wives in a space of 43 years.

Zim News reported that Mujaji, a Shangani tribe was born in 1930 but had traditional challenges which resulted in him being able to have his first born in 1974 when he was 44.

According to him, it has always been his desire to have many children despite the challenges he is having in raising them.

Children’s Tv Programmes On Nickelodeon, Nicktoons And Cartoon Network

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Two armed robbers gunned down in Ashanti Region

Two armed robbers have been shot dead by the Manso Nkwanta District Police command in the Ashanti region after they engaged the police in a brutal gun fight Tuesday dawn.

According to ACP Osei Kwame Ampofo Duku, the police had an information that five heavily armed robbers had planned to attack a popular gold dealer at Manso Nkwanta at the Agyagyekrom-Asuadei motor road.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

The Iraqi military provided this image showing the destruction at the mosque compound
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS).

Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops.

Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

Angel di Maria won the Champions League with Real in 2014 before joining Manchester United for £59.7m
Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay 2m euros (£1.76m) to settle a tax case in Spain, according to Spanish authorities.

He will plead guilty to two charges of fraud relating to image rights during his time at Real Madrid.

Di Maria, 29, who now plays for Paris St-Germain, is one of many high-profile players and managers to have their financial affairs under scrutiny.

Kenya bans "pro-gay" kids cartoons on DSTV for promoting homosexuality

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), has banned 6 alleged "pro-gay" kids cartoons on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) and Cartoon Network (DStv 301) and ordered MultiChoice to immediately stop showing the cartoons on DStv that is "normalizing, glamorizing or even glorifying homosexual behaviour" and damaging "family".

Parole hearing for O.J. Simpson's robbery sentence to hold on July 20

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners  has just announced that O.J. Simpson who is currently serving time in a Nevada prison for a 2008 Las Vegas robbery and kidnapping conviction will be eligible for a parole hearing on July 20 in Carson City,  announced on Tuesday, June 20.

The proceeding will be the second hearing held for the former football star since he was sentenced to as much as 33 years for his role in a bungled attempt to recover memorabilia from his storied sports career.