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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Photos : AFRIMA Jury Arrives Lagos For 2017 Adjudication

The 13-man international Jury of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which represents the five regions of Africa, the Diaspora and the African Union Commission arrives Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday August 1, 2017, for a week-long adjudication process for the awards' fourth edition.

Hilarious video of Real Madrid players accusing each other of farting while sitting on the bench

This viral video shows Real Madrid players, including Marcelo accusing each other of farting while sitting on the bench during a match.

Watch #Trending video of Woman explaining Importance of “Side Chicks”

A woman has called for the society to recognize the importance of side chicks in marriages.

Side chick is a slang phrase for a woman one dates aside one’s wife or girlfriend.

Photos: Launch of 2017 Miss Ghana beauty pageant

The 2017 Miss Ghana beauty contest, held in honour of Ghana’s diamond jubilee, has officially been launched at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

First won by Ms Monica Amekoafia (1957), it has become one of the nation’s most prestigious pageants, creating awareness to various socio-economic problems,  and joining forces with government institutions and corporate Ghana to send relief to communities across the country.

Trump approves new 'flawed' Russia sanctions

President Donald Trump has signed into a law a bill which imposes new sanctions on Russia for their alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

The bill, which was signed in private at the White House, also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

Mr Trump accused Congress of overreach on the legislation, which "handcuffs" him from easing Russia penalties.

Record-breaking Neymar transfer nears as he bids farewell to Barcelona

Neymar has told Barcelona that he wants to leave, the club confirmed Wednesday.

The 25-year-old informed his teammates at the start of a training session, which coach Ernesto Valverde gave the Brazilian permission to miss in order to resolve his future.

The announcement comes amid mounting speculation Neymar is set to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal.

Venezuela vote: Turnout figure 'tampered with'

Turnout numbers for Sunday's controversial vote in Venezuela have been "tampered with", the company that provided the voting system alleges.

Venezuela's electoral authorities said more than eight million people voted in the elections for a new constituent assembly.

Rihanna is Helping Young Girls in Malawi get to School with Bicycles

Superstar Rihanna is using her arsenal to accomplish great things including helping Malawian school girls get to school with easy transportation.

According to Billboard, the pop superstar’s Clara Lionel Foundation has teamed up with bike-sharing service Ofo to fund scholarships for girls in Malawi through the foundation’s Global Scholarship Program.

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan: My home was stripped bare

Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan says that six televisions and three refrigerators were stolen from his home in Abuja - not 36 televisions and 25 refrigerators as some media outlets had reported.

Six policemen guarding the house have since been arrested, his spokesman added. 

Uber driver threatens passenger with spiritual attack

A driver with private Taxi firm Uber has been arrested after sending threatening messages to a passenger.

The suspect identified as Abbas told his victim Monica that she has three days to start experiencing his own type of punishment after she had called back to cancel her booked trip, upon realising that the driver was not conversant with the route to where she had intended to go.

Photos: 16-year-old high school student pictured breastfeeding her baby in between exams

A 16-year-old Grade 9 high school girl in Pambashe Constituency of Luapula Province, Zambia, was pictured breastfeeding her baby during a Science Mock exam break before she seating for another Social Studies exam.

Annie~Joy writes: You Need To Serve In Order To Lead Well. #BeInspired!

Sometimes being a servant is misconstrued as you underestimating yourself. You the person serving lowers yourself and get overlooked upon. Mostly, servants put up an attitude of being the masters over this leaders which is develop due to low self esteem. Before I will continue with my reasons for saying so. Google search defines a servant as a person who perform duties for others. 

South African music star Mixon Tholo, popularly known as Tsekeleke dies

Tributes are pouring in for South African music star Mixon Tholo, popularly known as Tsekeleke, after he died last night in hospital. 

A close friend of the musician, Max Mjamba, told the local Times Live news site that he begged for his life to end after doctors were forced to amputate parts of his body because of debilitating diabetes.

Parliament okays stay of Gitmo two in Ghana

Parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement to allow the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees to stay in Ghana, following a Supreme Court order.

The Court ruled that their stay in Ghana is unconstitutional without parliamentary backing. 

A report presented to Parliament on Tuesday by the Foreign Affairs Committee said the two: Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, should be allowed to stay in the country because they posed no threat.

End of an era: 96-year-old Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth will retire this week

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will retire this week after he carries out the last of his thousands of public appearances.

He will attend a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace today, bringing to an end his 64 years as Captain General of the commando force.

Photos: The Cake Fair 2017 Thrills Patrons

Following a hugely successful event last year and after pulling in over 3000 to its second event over the weekend, it is no longer debatable that The Cake Fair is Ghana’s biggest influential cake brand which provides an unmatched platform and exposure for startup bakers and companies that specialise in baking equipment, and cake accessories in the country.

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programme. 

"We're not your enemy," Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point.

But a Republican senator said President Donald Trump had told him there would be a war with North Korea if its missile programme continued.

British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office

UK tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) says it is under official investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over allegations it paid bribes in East Africa.


BAT said that it had been investigating the claims through external legal advisers and it had been co-operating with the SFO.

12 inmates use peanut butter to make escape from jail

12 inmates escaped from a prison in Alabama over the weekend by using peanut butter to trick the staffer into opening an alternate door. 

The inmates were serving time in the Walker County Jail in Jasper, Alabama when they hatched a plan to escape. A recently hired staff was on duty when they took advantage of his lack of experience and carried out their plot. The staff was in the control room keeping track of 150 inmates when they asked to have a door opened. What the staffer did not know was that the inmates had used peanut butter from jailhouse sandwiches to change the number over the door. 

Kanye West Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over Tour Canceled Due to His Mental Breakdown

From an infamous concert in San Jose on Nov. 17 to a visit to Trump Tower a few weeks later, Kanye West had observers buzzing about his behavior last year. Even though he was hospitalized at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center around Thanksgiving, few knew the full extent of what West endured in the aftermath of a psychological breakdown.

Sierra Leone bans street jogging for 'obstructing traffic' and 'pick pocketing'

Police in Sierra Leone have banned group jogging in the street on the grounds that it encourages disruptive behaviour.  

A statement released reads, “Police headquarters has observed with dismay that people are in the habit of jogging in large numbers along the streets with a hint of menace, raining insults, obstructing traffic, pounding on vehicles, playing loud music, and snatching property from other members of the public”. 

National Aids Council of Zimbabwe says unmarried women are contributing to the spread of HIV

Although the agency later clarified that statistics show that HIV new infections are high among ''never married women not unmarried women and the majority of the never married women are the adolescents," the initial report by Journalism Student Network quoted them as saying that "unmarried women are contributing to the spread of HIV in Zimbabwe.