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Clinton gets Democratic nomination

Democrat Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in US history to be nominated for president by any major party.
She reached the milestone in a roll call vote from all 50 states at the Democratic National Convention.
Mrs Clinton's nomination comes after Senator Bernie Sanders' supporters disrupted the first day of the convention with boos and jeers.
Party officials have worked to ease tensions amid protest on the floor.

Mrs Clinton passed the 2,382 delegates needed to claim the nomination after South Dakota announced its delegate vote count.
In a symbolic gesture of party unity, former Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders took the microphone to move to suspend the procedural rules and declare Mrs Clinton as the nominee. 
Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, approved the move after a unanimous voice vote and members of the crowd erupted into cheers as they held up new Clinton signs.
Source: BBC

The Youth Should Get More Involved In Politics - Ray Moni

If the trends on social media is any thing to go by, then one can conclude that the youth of these days are more interested and focused on things related to entertainment to matters that deals with social and political issues .

And even though this year may be an election year, the youth seem to be more interested in entertainment issues than that of the issues raised by politicians.

The CEO of NKZ music Ray Moni speaking on the youth interest on social and political issues stated how important it is for the youth to depict interest in political issues.

"I know because the youth have been disappointed several times by politicians it is hard for them to believe or talk less of developing interest in politicians.

But the hard truth is if we want genuine change then we need to be involved in decision making, discussion and ask important questions which will get the results and development we want from our politicians"
Am an entertainment person but if we are to develop i…

Policeman fingered in rape scandal

The family of a 22-year-old girl allegedly raped by a Policeman is demanding utmost professionalism from investigators probing the matter as they demand justice for their daughter.
The incident which occurred on June 21, took place while the victim was returning from work around the University of Ghana Hospital.

An officer of the Ghana Police Service named as Corporal Edem Kelvin Samson with the Airport Police is accused of abducting and sexually violating the victim.

Starr FM's Bernard Nasara Saibu reports that the family of the victim wants civil society groups, Human Rights activists and well-meaning religious bodies to lend them support to ensure that the officer who violated their daughter is punished.

The intern narrated that the Police officer had been bugging her to accept his offer for a relationship but turned him down on several occasions.

According to her, on her way back from work one evening, the Policeman with the help of a male friend dragged her into a v…

DVLA website infected with computer virus

The official website of Ghana’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has been infected by a computer bug.

Checks by revealed that, the page fails to load completely when opened and anti-virus programs on the computer are initiated.
Other users stated that, access to the site had been blocked completely. Some screengrabs of the site show that the website has been infected with a Trojan virus.

It’s unclear whether this is an intentional attack on the website, although it has been inaccessible for about an hour. DVLA2

Several websites of government institutions have been hacked in recent years, most recently the website of the Ministry of Education.

The websites of the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural development have also suffered cyber recent attacks.



It’s the thirteenth year of Miss Malaika Ghana and it returns with a new twist as ladies all across Ghana gear up to be part of the Auditions scheduled for Saturday 30th July 2016 at the NAFTY studios in Accra.

For Over 13 years, the Miss Malaika Beauty pageant has had many beautiful and intelligent young Ghanaian ladies experience amazing turn around in their lives.

The Beautiful and articulate young ladies have changed their lives with Miss Malaika Ghana and won KIA salon cars, over 500, 000.00 GHC cash prizes and International trips to Dubai, South Africa, Egypt and Namibia.

The Search is on for the next Miss Malaika Ghana Beauty queen starting off with the grand Audition is slated for Saturday July 30th 2016 at The NAFTY Studios in Accra.

Ladies who wish to be auditions are expected to be seated by 7:30am in all readiness for the entire audition process as they meet the astute judges. The 13th edition of Miss Malaika Ghana is produced by Charterhouse with support from CHP…

MUSIGA Prez Obour loses mum

President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, has lost his mother.

The hiplife artiste’s mother, Christiana Addo (Aunt Christie) died on Sunday, July 24 after battling liver disease for some time.

Obour, who is yet to come to terms with the fact that his mother is no more, confirmed the news to Tuesday morning.

He did not give further details but gathers that he is preparing to hold the one-week celebration of his mother, who was a pillar in his life and music career,  on Sunday, July 31.

Obour said in a brief statement that, “we did our best but I believe God had his own plans for my mum.”
“She was a strong believer hence I am in no doubt of her final resting place,” he added.


Abraham Attah Presented With A Key To Massachusetts

On the 23rd of July, Ghanaian young actor Abraham Attah who is currently on location shooting in Atlanta, Georgia was honored for his excellence in art at the African Youth Excellence Awards. The event which took place in Worcester (Massachusetts) saw Abraham Attah picking up the honorary award for his achievements and was presented with a key to the city of Massachusetts by the Mayor Joseph M. Petty.

In a citation,the Mayor congratulated Abraham Attah on his achievements as a young actor. He stated in the citation

“Your award winning performance captivated world audiences; those profound strides serve as inspiration for young actors like you”. The African Youth Excellence Awards is an annual event which highlights the accomplishments of pursuers in the areas of art,education, information technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and humanitarianism. It’s objectives are to recognize and shine the light on young Africans pursuing excellence and also create and environment for…

I Fear Mahama Will Steal My New Ideas For NHIS – Akufo-Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo wants to keep ideas about how to revitalize the “ailing” National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) close to his chest because he fears President John Mahama will steal them.

Speaking at an NPP fundraising event in Hartford, Akufo-Addo claimed the Mahama-led administration has mastered in copying NPP’s policies such as the free SHS concept which was the toast of the 2012 campaign.
According to him, under the Kufuor-led NPP government, “we were responsible for the largest piece of social intervention in our history”, a reference to the establishment of the NHIS, the NPP flagbearer noted that “it has gone pear-shaped under the hands of Mahama.”

He assured that “we will pay a lot of attention to revitalizing the NHIS. It is important that we do so, and find sustainable methods of making sure that the financing of the scheme is secure.”

Nana Akufo-Addo, however, stopped short of outlining policy initiatives aimed at securing…

Blasts heard near Mogadishu airport

Big explosions followed by gunfire have been heard near the main entrance of the airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, local media have reported.
Thick smoke could be seen rising from the area, where there is also a base for African Union (AU) peacekeepers.

Local journalists said the blasts had been caused by two bombs. At least one was detonated by a suicide attacker in a vehicle near a checkpoint, they said.

There are reports of casualties among security guards on the checkpoint.

The militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaeda, has carried out frequent attacks in Somalia, including in Mogadishu, in an attempt to oust the UN-backed government.

The group has been pushed out of most of the main towns it once controlled, but analysts say it remains a potent threat.

It has been increasing its attacks ahead of planned elections in Somalia.
Who are Somalia's al-Shabab?Hotels have been attacked by car bombs and then armed assault teams over the past few weeks.

Dumsor To Ease By Close Of Business Monday – VRA

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has promised that the renewed challenges facing the nation’s power sector will ease by the close of business Monday.

Head of Corporate Communication at VRA, Gertrude Koomson, says residents should be experiencing stable power supply in the coming days because the Authority has been able to power two of the plants that run on gas.

“About 400,000 barrel of crude oil that arrived last week has been treated and two of the terminals are on LTO and we are expecting by the close of the day that we should be able to make up whatever deficit there is,” she said.
Ghanaians have registered their disappointment about what they say is the resurgent power challenges popularly known as “Dumsor.”

Even though the nation’s power distributor, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been running a load-shedding programme, it has refused to come out with a timetable to help industries and individual homes to manage the use of the energy. The government has said it…

Togolese woman stabbed to death at Nima

The Nima Police Command has confirmed the murder of a Togolese woman in her room at Nima, Accra as they begin investigations.

The lady who has been living in the house for about a month was stabbed several times by an unknown person on Monday.

Starr News understands she allegedly quarreled a few days ago with a co-tenant who suspects the victim of having an affair with her husband.

She was found in a pool of blood with multiple knife wounds and was rushed to the hospital.

The Nima district Police commander, Superintendent Francis Nchor who confirmed the incident said two suspects are currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.