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Open-border policy won’t compromise Ghana’s economy – Akufo-Addo

President  Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that he is determined to ensure that the open-border policy adopted by his government, since June 2017, will not undermine the economy.
According to the President, a fundamental part of Government’s strategy for growth has been to associate Ghana strongly with the process of regional and continental integration, adding that the measures his government has put in place should make Ghanaian businesses more competitive in West Africa, Africa and beyond.

Mandela's granddaughter says #MeToo: 'I was raped in my bedroom'

The granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, Ndileka Mandela, has spoken about being raped by a former partner as part of the global #MeToo campaign on social media.
"August 9th 2012 is a day that will remain etched in my mind," she wrote on Facebook. It was on that day that her former partner raped her, she said.

Ohemaa Mercy Campus tour kicks Off on Nov. 4

Powerful minister of the gospel, Ohemaa Mercy has announced the date for the kick off of the 2017/2018 edition of her campus tour.
The minstrel during the upcoming edition of the campus shows will be at some selected senior high schools tertiary institutions in the country to worship with them. Real name Mrs Mercy Twum-Ampofo, the ‘Aseda’ singer will not be on the campuses alone – she has announced tall list of musicians who will join her for the shows.

Clooney donates $1m to fight war criminals

Hollywood actor George Clooney has given $1m (£750,000) to The Sentry campaign group to investigate people who finance and benefit from conflict in Africa.

Yaa Yaa To Hold A Show At Badu Lounge On October 27

With her new single 'Life' getting ample rotation on radio, blogs, websites and more, Ghanaian singer/songwriter and recording artist, Yaa Yaa is set to host a mind-blowing show.

The event dubbed ''Yaa Yaa performs live at Badu Lounge'' will take place on October 27 (this Friday), 8PM. Charge at the gate will be GHS 20 at Badu Lounge, 9 Olooti Street, Labone (Coffee Shop Road).

Winnie Harlow is Mona Lisa in Harper’s Bazaar’s “The Art of Beauty”

In Harper’s Bazaar‘s The Art of Beauty, models recreate some of the world’s most iconic paintings, and discuss what those paintings mean to them.
America’s Next Top Model” alum Winnie Harlow takes on probably the most famous painting in the world – Leonardo da Vinci‘s Mona Lisa.

Singapore now has World’s most Powerful Passport – Report

Citizens of Singapore can now visit 159 countries around the world either visa free, or will have one issued on arrival.
In a ranking by Passport Index which ranks countries based on the number of countries their passports can give them access to visa free, Singapore claims the top spot with 159 countries.

George Bush Senior apology to Heather Lind after sex assault claim

Former US President George Bush Senior has apologised for any distress caused after an actress accused him of sexual assault.
Heather Lind said the 93-year-old former president had "touched me from behind from his wheelchair" and told a "dirty joke" while posing for a photo.

‘Giving FIFA award to Ronaldo and not Messi, hurt my soul' – Football legend, Diego Maradona

Argentina Football legend, Diego Maradona has described how he felt when Cristiano Ronaldo won Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second year running on Monday, beating off competition from Barcelona's Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar.

Asamoah Gyan Acquires Licence To Operate Airline

Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has obtained a license to operate a private airline in the country. The company will commence operations with cargo handling, before expanding subsequently to passenger service.
According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, the operation is expected to bear Gyan’s nick-name Baby Jet Airlines.

Rock and Roll legend, Fat Domino dies at 89

Legendary New Orleans singer, pianist, Fat Domino, who reigned supreme in the ’50s and ’60s has died at the age of 89. He died in New Orleans, surrounded by friends and family, according to his daughter.

Anita Erskine calls on Akufo Addo, IGP and Director of CID to help save a defiled 4-year-old girl who is fighting for her life as 'gods' declare suspect innocent

Yesterday, Joy fm reported the story of a 4 year old girl who was defiled by a community member in Assin Adadienteme in Ghana's Central Region. Her mother, Monica Nyarko has accused a chief in the area of obstructing justice as she alleges, the chief told  that her action cannot be taken against the perpetrator because the community gods say the suspect is innocent.

ISIS threatens attack on World Cup 2018 with Poster of Messi in Prison Uniform Crying Blood

While national football teams around the world are celebrating their qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup, terrorist group ISIS is sending threats.
SITE Intel Group, an intelligence organisation, has published an image released by pro-ISIS media unit Wafa’ Foundation.

Ex-Ghanaian Boxer Napoleon Tagoe Dead

Former  WBC International Champion and trainer, Napoleon Tagoe, has died, Starr News has learnt.
The proprietor of the Willpower Boxing Gymnasium at James Town in Accra passed on in the early hours of Wednesday after complaining of a severe headache.

FDA retrieves fake Exeter corned beef from Accra markets

The Food and Drugs Authority has retrieved re-labelled corned beef being sold in some markets in Accra.
The importers of the expired corned beef have re-labelled the products as Exeter Corned beef to be sold to unsuspecting consumers.

DVLA introduces new smart driving license Nov 7

A new driving license has been introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
The new license, which is a smart card with a security embedded chip is aimed at helping to weed out fake licenses from the system.

Einstein’s theory of happiness sold for $1.5m

Two notes written by Albert Einstein describing his theory for happy living have sold at an auction house in Jerusalem for $1.56m (£1.19m).
Einstein gave the notes to a courier in Tokyo in 1922 instead of a tip. 
He had just heard that he had won the coveted prize and told the messenger that, if he was lucky, the notes would become valuable.

This Artist Is Wearing His Mother’s Clothing to Promote Social Change in Ghana

Ghanaian Independence Day falls on March 6 and last year artist Serge Attukwei Clottey marked the occasion with a boundary-pushing act of self-liberation. He walked through the streets of Accra, the nation’s capital, in his deceased mother’s clothes with members of his art collective—also in their mothers’ clothing—marching by his side in solidarity. Wearing vibrantly printed traditional dress, the mostly male crew drew hundreds of onlookers out of their homes and onto the street, sending shockwaves through Ghanaian society where the conversation around gender fluidity is only just beginning to open up and homosexuality is illegal.

Russia to test new Satan 2 ballistic missile that could obliterate 'area the size of UK or Texas'

Russia is set to test its biggest ever nuclear missile which is powerful enough to destroy the whole of the UK, Texas or France with a single strike.
The so-called Satan 2 intercontinental ballistic missile could deliver about a dozen nuclear warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Ghana cancels Arrival Visa for Chinese nationals

The government of Ghana has cancelled Emergency Visa or Arrival Visa for Chinese nationals as part of the fight against illegal Mining.
Emergency Visa Policy was introduced by the Ghana Immigration Service to cater for visitors/business people who travel at short notice from countries where Ghana has no mission or consulate.

NBA star, Steph Curry fined $50K for throwing mouthpiece toward referee (Video)

The NBA disciplinary committee has slapped a $50,000 fine to the Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, for aggressively throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during Saturday's 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Miss Malaika Ghana 2017 Grand Finale Set For November 4th

Ten delegates out of the many who made if for the auditions have been outstanding in every way and come Saturday November 4th each of the ten would have to prove to the judges why they must be crowned queen for Malaika 2017.

Hollywood actor Robert Guillaume dies at 89

Veteran actor Robert Guillaume, best known for his title role in the TV series "Benson," died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 89 after he had battled prostate cancer in recent years.
His wife, Donna Guillaume said, 'he kinda went the way everyone wishes they could, surrounded by love and in his sleep".

Govt secures job for Major Mahama’s widow

Government has established a trust fund in the name of the late Major Adam Mahama.
The fund which will be called ‘Major Mahama Trust Fund’ will cater for his wife and children. Additionally, the government has also secured employment for his wife, Babara Mahama.