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Thousands march against corruption in South Africa

Thousands of workers have taken to the streets in cities across South Africa to protest against government corruption, state capture and job losses.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), both in alliance with the ruling ANC, say the strike on Wednesday is largely against corruption, but the call to take to the streets is also seen as an indictment against President Jacob Zuma. 

Zuzana Ruzickova: Harpsichordist and Holocaust survivor dies at 90

One of the world's leading harpsichordists, Zuzana Ruzickova, who survived three Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz, has died aged 90.
Mrs Ruzickova passed away in a Prague hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Yvonne Nelson announced as Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has just announced that she has been appointed the new Tourism Ambassador for Ghana.

I was back-up singer for Reggie Rickstone – Anita Erskine

Over the years, the road to becoming a successful artist is long and a difficult task.  Even some of the most talented and best-selling artistes in music history spent years building up their resume by singing backup vocals for other artistes.
In light of this, Ghanaian entrepreneur and media personality, Anita Erskine revealed, she did play role of a backup singer to some songs of Hiplife Grandpapa, Reggie Rockstone.

PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson named tourism Ambassador

Culture and tourism advocate, and initiator of ‘See Ghana’, the domestic tourism stimulation movement, PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson, has been named as one of thirty tourism ambassadors named for Ghana by the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture.

Russia threatens Facebook with 2018 Ban

The Russian government has threatened Facebook with a ban if they do not comply with a law that requires websites with personal data of Russian citizens to store them on Russian servers.
According to Telegraph, Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has given Facebook until 2018 to comply with the law or else it will be booted out of the country.

Tiwa Savage named in BBC's 100 Women list

Nigeria singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage has been named by the BBC as one of the 100 most inspirational and innovative women of 2017.

Northern Business Star Gets Multiple Nominations For The Maiden Edition Of 40under40 Awards

Prince Siita Sofo is one of the few people from Northern Ghana who has been nominated for media category in the maiden edition of 40under40 Awards that comes off this Friday, 29th of September at Kempiski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Cameroon 'has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees'

Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
The rights group accused soldiers of deporting refugees escaping Islamist violence, as well as attacking and sexually exploiting them.

Former Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in prison

Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday, sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in absentia to five years in prison for negligence over mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme.

WATCH: Video of 'Mugabe challenger' goes viral on social media

A video of a Zimbabwean young man "dramatising" how President Robert Mugabe struggled to walk at the just-ended 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York has gone viral on social media.

Annie~Joy writes: Be Spoke Living! #BeInspired!

There is a quote and a saying which goes, "when you wake up from bed without a dream, then you will have to go back to sleep." Life is about dreaming every moment and bringing those dreams into reality. It is known that words are powerful and what you speak is what you are. Admire yourself and speak goodness over your life each minute.

Khloe Kardashian reportedly expecting her first child with Tristan Thompson

Another day, another Kardashian pregnancy story! Just days after multiple sources alleged that Kylie Jenner was expecting a baby with Travis Scott, more sources are now claiming that her older sister Khloé Kardashian is also pregnant and expecting her first child with basketballer, Tristan Thompson.

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to wed

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have got engaged, it has been confirmed.
After a huge amount of speculation, an official announcement has been published in the Times newspaper.

Twitter to extend Character Limit to 280

Online news and social networking site Twitter might be extending its characters limit to 280 (double its current limit).
Twitter’s character limit has always been set at 140 since inception, a decision made to imitate the 160 character limit for SMS.

Abeiku Santana Reviews Ghana’s Tourism As The World Marks World Tourism Day

Tourism wields tremendous economic and positive outcomes and one of the world’s most significant sources of employment, depending on how its activities are managed, marketed and promoted.

The World’s Tourism has played a constructive role in the socio-cultural, economic, environmental and political development of the destinations within countries.

Video: Uganda MPs brawl during presidential age-limit debate

Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda's parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit.
Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had brought a gun into the chamber.

Organisers cancel Mexico's “Mr. Model Tabasco 2017” after failing to find a single handsome man

The organisers of Mexico's “Mr. Model Tabasco 2017” were forced to cancel the contest after it failed to find at least a single handsome man who met the 'physical requirements'.

Togolese refugees enter Ghana as political crisis spread

Refugees fleeing political unrest in Togo are pouring into Ghana as security crackdown on opposition protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule steadily spread to northern part of the tiny West African nation.

Egyptian police arrest seven people for allegedly raising rainbow flags at a concert

Police in Egypt have arrested seven people after they were allegedly seen raising rainbow flags at a concert in Cairo last week.
The seven were detained on Monday for "promoting sexual deviancy", but have not yet been formally charged. According to reports, prosecutors opened an investigation after images from the concert by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila - whose lead singer is openly gay went viral.