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Monday, 31 July 2017

Serena Williams advocates for equal pay for Black women

With today being the Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Pregnant Tennis star, Serena Williams took to her social media accounts to advocate for equal pay for Black women.

According to her, 'July 31 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which represents the number of days into 2017 a black woman must work to earn the same pay a white man made in 2016 — that's nearly 8 extra months! Black women are the cornerstone of our communities, they are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay.'

Just 10 days after, Anthony Scaramucci has been removed as White House communications director

Donald Trump's White House has got to be the craziest in history. People are being fired and hired on a weekly basis. Looks like accepting a position in the white house is a career killer. White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the job after less than 10 days into the post.

Miss Ghana 2017 Set To Launch Officially On August 2

Exclusive Events Ghana Ltd, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and the Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee, have announced the date for the official launch for this year’s edition.

The 60th anniversary of the pageant, dubbed, ‘MissGhana60YearsOn’ –is slated for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

Police in Malawi issue arrest warrant for ex-female President, Joyce Banda over corruption scandal

Police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for former President Joyce Banda over a corruption scandal, known as cash-gate, during her time in office.

In issuing the arrest warrant for ex-President Joyce Banda, Malawi's police said they have "unearthed credible evidence" in connection with the $250m (£190m) cashgate corruption scandal which "raises reasonable suspicion that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering".  

Nemanja Matic: Manchester United complete signing of Chelsea midfielder

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m on a three-year deal.

The midfielder, 28, becomes United's third summer buy after £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon and star of Jules et Jim, dies at 89

Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema's biggest stars of the last 60 years, has died at the age of 89.

Moreau is probably best known for her role in Francois Truffaut's 1962 new wave film Jules et Jim.

She won a number of awards including the best actress prize at Cannes for Moderato Cantabile in 1960.

Self-service takes centre-stage on revamped GOtv website

GOtv has simplified the GOtv website so customers can find everything they need to know about GOtv in one place. From Monday 31 July, the GOtv website (www.gotvafrica.com) will be the one-stop shop to manage GOtv subscriptions and find amazing local and international entertainment and a package to suit customers’ needs!

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya's computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. 

Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday.

Don’t Watch This Sex Program…ETV Warns Viewers

As part of the rollout of new exciting programs on e. TV Ghana, the station has warned its cherished viewers not to watch their new sex education program.

The show, which gives an in-depth analysis about relationships and adult sex education among others, is currently making waves as the top adult rated program on TV.

Moving To Africa Was An Eye-Opening For Me - Airtel CEO

Journey From The Factory Floor To The Boardroom

As the CEO of one of Ghana’s largest telecommunications companies, Lucy Quist is regarded as among Africa’s most influential business women.

But it’s been a long journey from working on the assembly line at the Ford factory in Dagenham, to becoming the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multinational telecoms company as CEO of Airtel Ghana.

Facebook Girl Killed For Rituals at Kwabenya

The Kwabenya Police in Accra have discovered the body of a lady believed to be in her mid twenties with parts of her body allegedly removed for suspected ritual purposes.

The lady, identified by some Facebook friends as Lydia Ama Serwa aka DC Queen and described as a “town girl,” was discovered on Monday, July 24 at about 8:00 am in an uncompleted apartment.

Photo: President Mugabe dozes off during public function

President Robert Mugabe is seen taking his afternoon siesta while his wife, Grace was speaking to Zanu PF supporters last Saturday.

Video: South Sudan's 'Young Tycoon': I'm like Donald Trump

A South Sudanese man, who calls himself a billionaire, has posted a video on Facebook showing him rolling on a bed covered with what he says is a million dollars' worth of $100 bills.

In the eight-minute video Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jnr talks about how he is donating the money to a church in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and he says that he is also giving money to the Red Cross in Kenya and neighbouring South Sudan.

New Music: Jo' Wayne - Save My Love (Prod by Wayne)

Fast Rising Versatile Music Act Jo' Wayne Premieres His New Single Dubbed "SAVE MY LOVE"... After Hitting Us With His Previous Released Song "Adjovi" The Singer, Rapper & Producer At "SAVAGE HAVEN" Decided To Deliver This To All Sexy Ladies Out There.

12 inmates make Alabama jailbreak

Twelve inmates escaped from a jail in Alabama, authorities said on Sunday, and six still remain at large, including two who were incarcerated on charges including attempted murder.

According to Reuters, the inmates escaped from the Walker County Jail, the county sheriff's office said on its official Facebook page. No details on when or how the escape occurred were available.

2017 Miss Universe Ghana: Meet top 12 finalists!

This year’s Miss Universe Ghana top 12 finalists have finally been unveiled and it doesn’t disappoint –with many of the contestants already involved in philanthropy work prior to entering the contest.

The five judges who are to be revealed soon are going to have a hard time deciding who should win the converted title of the much anticipated Miss Universe Ghana pageant; headed by ‘New Captain’, and previous title holder, Mrs. Menaye Donkor-Muntari.

Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court on tax charges

Ronaldo could potentially be jailed for three-and-a-half years if found guilty, experts say
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is due to appear in a Spanish court later today, accused of evading millions in tax.

Prosecutors allege Ronaldo, reported to be the world's highest paid athlete, has evaded €14.7m ($17.3m; £13.1m) in tax since 2010.

Zone Three6 TV Gets Personal With VJ Eleanor

ZONE THREE 6 TV is an urban contemporary music and lifestyle channel, borne out of the need to create rich compelling contents for a global youth audience.

At Zone Three6 we are one of the biggest and boldest youth entertainment brands on the continent. A global network that reaches more is set to reach over 50million households across TV, mobile or online with fun and innovative content and experiences.

Ghanaian Actress Shirley Emma Fatima Tibilla Shares Her Inspiring Testimony Of Healing. "I Became A Vegetable"

Ghanaian actress, Shirley Emma Fatima Tibilla is a walking testimony of God's grace. She took to her Instagram to share a testimony of how God healed her after she was struck by an ailment that left her bedridden for a month.

MY TESTIMONY

Finance Minister presents mid-year budget review today

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, will present his midyear Budget Review and Economic Planning to Parliament Monday, July 31, 2017.

The presentation is in fulfilment of the constitutional mandate requiring the Minister to give an account of the performance of the economy before the commencement of the second half of the year.

Ghana’s foreign Language Oscar selection committee announces entry 90th Oscars

The foreign Language Oscar selection committee has announced the opening of entries for the 90th Oscars. 

The board chair Professor Linus Abraham made the announcement in Accra yesterday.

Filmmakers with films that meet the requirements are encouraged to submit via film freeway and additionally submit 20 DVDs copies to the receiving desk at the NAFTI Library between the hours of 9am to 2pm.

Photos : Miss Malaika Ghana 2017 Auditions Take Off

The First round of auditions for the 15th edition of the Miss Malaika Ghana pageant came off on Saturday,July 29th at the Tomreik Hotel, East Legon.

Hundreds of young ladies thronged the scouting venue to face the panel of judges that comprised former Miss Malaika-Ghana queens, Eirene Binabiba, Miss Quartey, Anita Akuffo, and Radio and Tv personality Berla Mundi.

Angelina Jolie Refutes Vanity Fair Excerpt Depicting Controversial Casting Process: ‘I Am Upset’

Angelina Jolie is refuting a Vanity Fair cover story that described a controversial casting process for her movie “First They Killed My Father.”

According to the excerpt, Jolie and her casting associates placed money on a table and allowed the children to take it. However, after taking the money, the director then “caught” the kids, and forced them to explain why they needed the cash. Srey Moch was ultimately chosen for the part.

Russia's Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow.

The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September.