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Friday, 7 July 2017

Bradley Lowery: Sunderland fan dies after long illness

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, whose plight touched the lives of many people, has died after a long illness.

The Sunderland fan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer - when he was 18 months old. 

Bradley went on to be the club's mascot and became "best mates" with his hero, striker Jermain Defoe. 

Photos: Miss South Africa accused of racism for wearing gloves while with black children at an orphanage

The reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has sparked a controversy on social media after she was pictured wearing disposable gloves while she was with black kids at an orphanage home.

Demi-Leigh, who's a white South African was on Wednesday spotted at an event hosted by Sun International at a children’s home in Soweto, serving food and interacting with children at the orphanage while wearing latex gloves.

US lifts visa restrictions on Gambian robotics students

Gambian students who were twice denied visas to travel to the US for a robotics competition are celebrating after permission was granted. See previous report ( Read here)

The team will now go to Washington DC and show off their invention. The reasons for the initial rejections are unclear.

Gambia is a Muslim majority country but it is not on the US's six-country travel ban, which was introduced by President Donald Trump.

Blue Ivy Raps on a Bonus Track From JAY-Z’s 4:44

Blue Ivy Carter, age 5, appears to take after her parents. The physical release of dad JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 is out today, and it features a bonus track, “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” with a verse recorded by Blue Ivy herself.

Man who lost half his face to melon-size cancerous tumour gets Terminator-style transplant built by genius surgeon (graphic photos)

A very good looking man had half his face destroyed by a melon-size cancerous tumour. A surgeon has now carried out reconstructive surgery on his face with skin taken from his thighs, and though his face is not back to normal, it is now more presentable and easier to look at.

Ghana satellite into space launched

Ghana's first satellite into space has been launched, opening a new frontier in its quest for space exploration.

GhanaSat-1, which weighs 1 kg (2.2lb), was launched from the International Space Station, to wild cheers from the Ghanaian engineers and an audience of about 400 who watched a live broadcast of the event from an auditorium in the Eastern Region of Koforidua, Ghana.

Former NFL player De’von Hall accused of killing his mother

Football is a game of physicality and passion. It brings out the best in the young men playing the game. It has also been the subject of a larger controversy around the United States.

Are humans meant for contact like this? How will their bodies hold up long term? What type of mental issues will retired players have?

The entirety of this conversation has been brought to the forefront with the whole Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) controversy in recent years.

Gifty Anti heavily pregnant; ‘royal baby’ on its way soon

Ace broadcaster, Gifty Anti, is expecting her first child soon after a picture of her pregnancy surfaced online.

The host of the Standpoint programme in 2015 got married to Nana Ansah Kwaw IV, host of PM Express on Multi TV and also Chief of Adumasa Traditional Area in the Eastern region.

Hot Shot: Peace Hyde Stuns In This Photo With A New Level Of Slay

Eyebrow on fleek, highlight on fleek, Peace Hyde on fleek!

​Africa`s leading media personality and Forbes Correspondent Peace Hyde‘s beauty and make-up in this photo is all shades of stunning.

The make-up done by Nigerian beauty giant Joyce Jacob Beauty who has worked on icons like Media mogul Mo Abudu, music superstar Tiwa Savage and now our very own Peace Hyde.

Korle Bu Dental surgeon found dead in hotel room

A Dental Surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has been found dead in a hotel room at Dansoman in Accra.

Information gathered indicates that the doctor checked into the hotel with a woman Thursday evening but the mysterious woman left an hour before the body of the doctor was found in the hotel room.

The Ghanaian woman who disappeared with her Europe-based Facebook lover's cars and belonging has been found

Last week, Donkorsblog.com reported that Police in Ghana  launched a manhunt for Nana Asare, who allegedly disappeared with cars, luggage, other valuable items belonging to an EU-based Ghanaian man, Kingsley Osei Bonsu, whom she met on Facebook. See previous report here
 

A Teenage Rape Survivor in El Salvador Has Been Jailed for 30 Years

A judge in El Salvador — where abortion is illegal in all circumstances — has sent a 19-year-old rape survivor to 30 years in jail because her baby was stillborn, on the grounds that her failure to get prenatal care amounted to homicide.

High schooler Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, 18 at the time of childbirth, reportedly gave birth in a bathroom last April after a bout of acute pain in her stomach and back. She hadn’t realized that she was in the third trimester of a pregnancy, the Guardian reports.

Sudan's Fifa ban disrupts African Champions League

Football's world governing body Fifa has banned Sudan because of government interference in the sport.

A warning was issued last month after the government installed a new FA president.

The suspension means that Friday's two African champions league matches, both featuring Sudanese clubs, will not now go ahead.

Dozens killed in brutal Mexico prison fight

At least 28 inmates have been killed in a brutal prison fight in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country's troubled penal system in recent years.

Rioting inmates beheaded and mutilated their rivals on Thursday and bodies were found strewn around the maximum-security wing, the kitchen, a prison yard and a conjugal visits area after the pre-dawn riot at the CERESO federal prison in Acapulco, said the security spokesman for the state of Guerrero, Roberto Alvarez.

Ghana gets more local digital content for children with launch of ‘Ananse the Teacher’ app

Tigo Digital Changemaker and Technology enthusiast, Josephine Marie Godwyll, has launched an ambitious app which harnesses local folklore to engage children in mathematics, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

The colourful and engaging Ananse the Teacher app, a great addition to local content for children in Ghana works on android and provides relevant local examples of various experiments found in the basic curricula of the Ghana Education Service.

Court Grants Emergency Protective Order for Venus Williams in Wrongful Death Case

A Palm Beach County judge granted an emergency protective order for Venus Williams, temporarily keeping her car out of the hands of inspectors. Williams is the target of a wrongful death lawsuit following a car crash that killed 78-year-old Jerome Barsons. Lawyers for Barsons’ wife Linda wanted their experts to look at and download information from Williams’ car on Wednesday, resulting in the emergency motion and order.

Nigeria wins first ever Jollof Festival in Washington DC

On July 2, 2017, Ms. Atinuke Ogunsalu of Queensway Restaurant & Catering in Maryland, US, became the winner of the first ever Jollof Hackathon presented by I/O Spaces during Jollof Festival In Washington DC. 

The event was organized by Afropolitan Insights.

Ms. Ogunsalu put skeptics to shame with her win and proved to all that Nigerians can indeed cook Jollof when she secured her country the win at the event. Her competitors at the event were Cameroon, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Jollof is cooked in a single pot with rice and a tomato-based stew plus preferred meat, fish or poultry. It is very popular the world over especially among West Africans.

Woman pleads guilty to killing social worker, 3 family members

A Vermont woman, Jody Herring, has pleaded guilty to four murder counts in the killings of a social worker and three of her family members in 2015. Thursday, in Barre, Vermont, Herring admitted to killing the 4 victims and pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder. 

A Night Of Manor House Premium Wine

On Saturday 8th July 2017, Sai Wine, Accra’s exclusive wine and champagne cafè, shall be hosting a wine tasting session with South African wine - Manor House. 

Manor House wine is a premium wine under the brand Nederburg produced by one of Africa’s largest beverage companies Distell.

Live FM’s Berla Mundi Is Set To Launch Her Latest Project, "B.YOU By Berla Mundi" This Saturday

B. You by Berla Mundi is a new mentorship project born out of the need to have a close knit relationship with her female fans at the tertiary level and to offer them some life and career guidance as they journey through life.

The main purpose is to instill in them some confidence, discipline, and the spirit of entrepreneurship, in order to make the right decisions and to know what path to follow if they want to be successful just like the personalities they idolize.

G20: Trump and Putin to meet face to face for first time

US President Donald Trump is to have his first face-to-face encounter with Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin, at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

They have both said they want to repair ties damaged by the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US election.

Clashes with G20 protesters have left 76 police officers injured. Mass rallies are expected during the day.
World leaders face their own divisions over climate change and trade.

Seven perish in Kpong-Tema road accident in Eastern Region

Seven persons have died in a  head-on collision on the Tema-Kpong road.

Ten other persons who were seriously injured in the Wednesday crash are receiving treatment at the Akuse government Hospital.

The accident occurred wehn a DAF truck traveling  from Tema to Kpong  collided with a Toyata Hiace transporting passengers from the opposite direction of the same.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner earn over £300k per post they put up on Instagram - Hopper

A new report claims that each Instagram post of Cristiano Ronaldo,  Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, earns them over £300,000.

The research which was carried out by Instagram schedulers, Hopper, puts the Real Madrid's striker third in their top-10 earners' list, behind only singer Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian.