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Mugabe's monthly retirement salary revealed

Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday was met with jubilation by Zimbabweans across the diaspora, with celebrations spilling out onto the streets of Harare. 
Just days after the former Zimbabwean president conceded to pressure from within his own party, his former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa took over as interim Zanu-PF leader. Mnangagwa is due to be sworn in as Zimbabwean president on Friday will also be the party's presidential candidate in elections set to be held next year.

Football star Robinho bags 9 years in Jail for Sexual Assault

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to Sky Italia. 
The Brazilian, 33, was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old woman along with five other men at a disco in Milan in 2013, when he played for AC Milan.

Two years ago I was raped causing me to become depressed and suicidal" - Young lady shares her survival story as she prepares to graduate from university

Stephanie, who is set to graduate from North Carolina State University, has shared her story of survival, struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, of renewal and self discovery after being raped in her sophomore year.
Stephanie will also be addressing her class as the Commencement Speaker at the graduation ceremony. Below is her story:
 I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive." -Elizabeth Taylor 
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault 
In case you haven't been keeping up with my excessive posting of graduation photos on Instagram, I'm graduating in less than a month. The thought is surreal because if we're being honest, I never thought I'd see graduation day.  
During the fall semester of my sophomore year I went out to a party with my best friends. The night, which was filled with drinks, laughs and good times, slowly but surely led to events that would alter the course of my life. 
When I returned from the par…

ISIS Beheads 15 Of Its Own Fighters In Afghanistan

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) beheaded more than a dozen of its own fighters in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials.
The killings happened in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where ISIS has grown in influence and jostled with the country’s largest militant group, the Taliban.

Photos: Alliance Française marks 60 years in Ghana

Last Saturday at the Alliance Française, the weeklong celebration came to a climax with a closing ceremony that was graced with the presence of the His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana.

BET Proudly Presents The Gospel Cruise With Multi-award Winning Sensation Dr Tumi And Legendary Trailblazer Pastor Benjamin Dube

BET is committed to delivering content that elevates and reflects Africa’s talent and creativity. Gospel music has played a prominent role in shaping Africa’s diverse cultures and the Gospel Cruise is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the rich variety and positive values of the African nation.

Yvonne Nelson's baby daddy flies into Ghana to be with her

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson's baby daddy, Jamie is currently in Ghana and spending time with his new family. He shared a loved-up photo with her and wrote; "Reality Check"

Thieves steal 1,800 gallons of vodka from LA distillery

Police are searching for thieves who swiped more than 1,800 (6,800 liters) gallons of vodka from a Los Angeles distillery.
Investigators say the suspects sawed through dead bolts to get inside a storage room at the Fog Shots distillery

Woman charged with husband's manslaughter

Police in Nigeria confirm a woman has been charged with the death of her husband.
Maryam Sanda is accused of stabbing Bilyaminu Haliru Bello to death, and has been charged with culpable homicide (equivalent to manslaughter).

Statement: Organizers of One Africa Music Fest Apologize To Sarkodie, His Team And All His Fans

The ‘Highest musician bowed out after some shady back-stage dealings which hampered his going on stage.

This left Sarkodie and his team who were in Dubai for the event very disappointed.

India train travels 160km in 'wrong direction'

A group of Indian farmers say they woke up shocked to find that the train they were travelling on had sped 160km (99 miles) in the "wrong direction".
About 1,500 farmers were travelling overnight to the western state of Maharashtra after taking part in a protest rally in Delhi.

First photo of Robert Mugabe and his wife after his resignation

Here's the first photo of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace after his resignation. Zimbabwean media reports that the photograph was taken shortly after he signed his resignation letter on Tuesday.

Danish Govt Apologises To Ghana For Shameful, Dark Slave Trade

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghana for its role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast.
The Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelson says nothing can justify the inhuman treatment meted out to human beings under the guise of slave trade.

Minister sacked from Parliament

A deputy Minister of Communication Vincent Sowah Odotei was on Thursday, November 23, 2017 sacked from Parliament when he appeared to answer questions about his ministry.
The Minority argued the junior minister was not “well placed to answer probing follow-up questions” hence the need to defer the session.

Ankaful Nurses abandon patients; begin sit down strike

Staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have abandoned inmates as they begin a sit down strike.
They are furious over the refusal of the Health Minster to sack their Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye whom they accuse of being corrupt and having poor human relations and managerial skills.

Ghana loses US$36 million in 2 years due to ban on export of vegetables

Ghana lost about US$36 million in foreign exchange as a result of a ban on some vegetable exports into the European Union (EU) market between 2015 and 2017, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said.
According to the ministry, Ghana was making about US$18 million per annum out of the vegetable exports before the ban which was as a result of non-compliance with EU standards on the export of vegetables.

Annie~Joy writes: Life Like A Market Scene. Part 2. #BeInspired!

"Whenever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problem" (Nelson A. Rockefeller).

Another, Discouraging thought is, you will get a job at the end of your program based on who you know. Therefore, since I don't know anyone there is no point in choosing that program. It might work that way but doesn't mean that's the case. One great Journalist  in Ghana called Anita Eskine shared her story about her career today at a summit I attended. She said: " I knew nobody when I was picking up the program of Journalism and it was already known getting work at the end is a problem.

She wanted her dying dad to walk her down the aisle — so she moved the wedding to the hospital

A large guest list. A pretty California venue. An elaborate dress.
These were the things Vieneese Stanton originally thought she wanted in a wedding when she and her fiance got engaged in February.

Singapore to use driverless buses 'from 2022'

Singapore plans to introduce driverless buses on its public roads by 2022.
The government says they will be piloted in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses.

US Congressman Joe Barton exposed on Twitter for sending his nude and sexting a woman (Photo)

A US Congressman from Texas, Joe Barton has been exposed on Twitter for sending his nude photo and illicit text message to a woman.
The graphic image and the illicit message was first revealed by a Twitter user.

Carol Tshabalala Named 2017 Glamour Women Of The Year In Media

Award winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala’s light continues to shine and is certainly closing off 2017 with a bang.

The First Lady of Sport as she is affectionately known has been named as the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year in Media.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa promises jobs in 'new democracy'

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed a "new and unfolding democracy" after returning from exile to replace Robert Mugabe.
He also vowed to create jobs in a country where some estimates say 90% of people are unemployed.

Danish Queen Margrethe II leads business delegation to Ghana

Queen Margethe II of Denmark has arrived in Accra with a business delegation Wednesday evening for a three-day visit.

The supreme authority of the Church of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defence was received at the Kotoka International Airport by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Kevin and his wife Eniko Hart return home with their newborn son

Comedian Kevin Hart, whose wife Eniko gave birth on Tuesday, Nov. 21, is already back home to nurture their newborn baby. This is Eniko's first baby and Kevin's third child. He shared the photo above and wrote:

Photos of son of incoming President of Zimbabwe flaunting cash and luxury car on social media

These are photos of  Michael Sean, the son of former Zimbabwe's former Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.