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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Emmy Awards 2017: Full List Of Nominations

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor television’s best shows and performances this year. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on September 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States

See the complete list of nominees below...

The Lead Member Of The 1990s Group 2 Live Crew, Fresh Kid Ice, Has Died

Fresh Kid Ice, a founding member of the Miami hip hop group 2 Live Crew, has died at 53.

His manager DJ Debo confirmed his Thursday death to USA TODAY but did not provide details as to the cause.

Born Chris Wong Won in 1964, the biracial Fresh Kid Ice was hip hop's first notable rapper of Asian descent thanks to his Cantonese grandfather, also going by the name "The Chinaman."

Angolan president's son-in-law 'convicted of fraud in DR Congo'

The Congolese businessman and art collector, is married to dos Santos' billionaire daughter Isabel
The son-in-law of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos told Reuters news agency that a Congolese court has sentenced him in absentia to one year in prison for real estate fraud.

Sindika Dokolo told Reuters that Wednesday's verdict was politically motivated. 

He has criticised the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila after he refused to step down from power. 

Photos: Australian Surgeons Replace Man's Thumb With His Toe After It Was Severed By A Bull

An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has undergone a successful surgery by replacing it with his toe.

20-year-old Zac Mitchell was attacked back in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia.

2 Ghanaian students duped by fake russian university agent

The National Security Ministry has warned Ghanaian students desirous of pursuing further studies in Eastern European countries to be cautious of some persons parading as recruitment agents with the aim to help them gain admission. 

A statement issued and signed by the National Security Minister, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, said two Ghanaian nationals; Charles Nketsia and Samuel Zunweri have been recently conned by one Laud Tettey Nagatey. 

China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies: official

Chinese Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died from multiple organ failure, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer.

Already seriously ill, Liu was moved last month from prison to a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang to be treated.

Man Dies After Consuming Pregnant Cat Meat In Brong-Ahafo Region

The community of Asare in the Jaman South District of Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana, are mourning the death of one Kwadwo Robert who allegedly died after consuming the meat of a pregnant cat.

Kwadwo, 30, who's popularly known in the community as Asampian started putting up a strange display after he ate the meat. He was reportedly rushed to the Sampa Government Hospital but died on arrival on Wednesday.

Peace Hyde speaks on Overcoming Adversity, Empowerment & Career in Huffington Post Feature

Forbes Africa correspondent Peace Hyde was recently featured on Huffington Post, where she discussed leaving the UK, overcoming adversities, and how she stays motivated.

Speaking to Huffington Post she said:

Air Zimbabwe lays off half its workforce amid financial woes

Zimbabwe's state-owned airline has laid off 200 workers, roughly half of its staff, with immediate effect.

The job losses are part of a turnaround strategy to bring struggling Air Zimbabwe back to profitability from a $300m (£230m) debt. 

Last month the EU banned it from using its airspace, citing safety concerns.

Cops Accused Of Racially Profiling Florida's First And Only Black Elected State Attorney, Before Discovering Who She Was

Footage from a bodycamera posted online by the Orlando Police Department has resulted in two white Cops being accused of racially profiling Florida's first and only black elected state attorney, Aramis Ayala, before discovering who she was and struggling to explain why they pulled her over.

Photos: Robbers shoot Police officer at Lapaz

Two suspected armed robbers have shot a police officer at Lapaz in Accra, Thursday afternoon.

According to an eyewitness, the robbers who were spotted in a saloon car after a robbery incident in the area were shot at by the Police officer who was on guard at GT Bank at Lapaz.

Annie~Joy writes: Strength Within. #BeInspired!

Strength is the capacity of an object to withstand great force or pressure, and strength or capacity comes from within. Before a truck pusher can be ready for the day’s routine, he will have to eat in order to gain energy which result in strength to withstand the pressure of pushing the truck. In the opposite case, the probability that the strength of the truck pusher will be limited without eating is going to be high, because what needs to be taken in to enable him to work isn’t not taken. 

Afghan girls robotics team given US visa after outrage

Members of the Afghan robotics girls team twice travelled 800 kilometres in vain to the US embassy to apply for visas [Mohammad Shoib/Reuters]
US officials have decided to allow a group of Afghan girls - whose visa applications had been twice rejected - to travel to the country and participate in an international robotics competition, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.

Homeland Security Department spokesman David Lapan said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services approved a State Department request for six girls from the war-torn country to be allowed in, along with their chaperone, so they can participate in the competition.

Celebrate The Best Of African Entertainment And Culture with Africa’s Biggest Stars At AMAA 2017

Africa’s premier movie awards ceremony, African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is poised to host the continent’s best films and most prominent faces on and off the screen in an award showcase expected to be its biggest yet.

21-yr-Old Boy Commits Suicide, Leaves Love Note For Girlfriend

A 21-year-old boy has allegedly committed suicide at Tweemu, a fishing community near Moree in the Central Region.

According to Adomonline, it is unclear what caused Felix Dorde, alias Selorm, a senior high school graduate, to hang himself with a rope onto a ceiling joint in his room.

Shia LaBeouf Apologizes After New Racist Videos Surface: ‘I Am Deeply Ashamed’

Further videos have surfaced of Shia LaBeouf’s outlandish behavior after being arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in Savannah, Ga., in which he tells a black police officer that he will go to hell because of his skin color.

Michelle Obama stuns at the 2017 ESPYS

Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama got on stage with special Olympic athletes at the 2017 ESPYS and she looked stunning!

1 feared dead in Asante Kotoko team bus crash

At least one person is reported dead as the team bus of Ghana giants Asante Kotoko rammed into a stationary truck at Nkawkaw in the Eastern region Wednesday.

The deceased is reported to be an official of the club.

The captain of the Porcupine Warriors Amos Frimpong, Baba Mahama and defender Ahmed Adams sustained severe injuries and have been rushed to the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw for treatment.

Banned ex-Fifa official Chuck Blazer dies

Disgraced football official Chuck Blazer has died at the age of 72, his lawyers say.

Blazer, whose evidence to US investigators helped trigger the Fifa corruption scandal, had been suffering from cancer.

He was a larger-than-life character, and formerly the general secretary of Concacaf, the governing body of North and Central American football.