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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy nominated for 2016 Int. Reggae & World Music Awards

The nominees for the 35th anniversary of the International Reggae And World Music Awards which aims at acknowledging and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists, including: songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians have finally been unleashed.

This year’s edition saw 160 nominees including Tarrus Riley with the highest nods (four categories), followed by the reggae royal family; Morgan Heritage, Sean Paul, Skip marley and Major Lazer with three nods each.

The African dancehall king Shattawale made it for the third time with two nominations for the Best Music Video category (Chop Kiss) and Best African Song/Entertainer category.

Ghana’s Shattawale is competing with contenders like Sean Paul, OMI, Tarrus Riley and Skip Marley for the Best Music Video category, and Wizkid from Nigeria,Maitre Gims from Congo, Koffi Olomide from Congo and Flavour from Nigeria for the Best African Song/Entertainer category.

Other nominees inc…

US election: Donald Trump to call for 'testing' immigrants

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to outline his plan to fight "radical Islamic terrorism" in a major policy speech. 
The plan includes suspending visas from countries with ties to terrorism and an ideological test for those applying to enter the US. 
Mr Trump will also pledge to work with nations willing to help the US defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS). He is set to speak at a university in the key battleground state of Ohio.
Mr Trump's plan, which is described as "foreign policy realism" by his campaign, is the latest iteration of his previous call to ban all Muslims from entering the country.

The billionaire has revised his plan throughout his campaign, after initially proposing a blanket ban on all Muslims in December 2015. 
 After a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Mr Trump said he would temporarily ban immigration from countries with a previous history of terrorism against the US and other western countries. 

Woman jailed for kidnapping SA baby

A South African court has sentenced a woman to 10 years in prison for snatching baby Zephany Nurse 19 years ago and raising her as her own
The 51-year-old woman was arrested in 2015 after suspicions were raised when there was a similar-looking girl at the child's school.
DNA tests carried out by police then proved that the two girls were sisters.

Judge John Hlophe told the defendant she had "betrayed" Zephany by her actions. 
The convicted woman's name is not being released to protect the victim's identity, who has asked for her privacy to be respected. 
The judge told the woman she had had "all the time in the world" to return the child but had chosen not to. 
He also said her not guilty plea and description of herself as a victim in the affair counted against her.
Local media have previously reported that Zephany does not wish to have a relationship with her birth parents and considers the woman who kidnapped her as her mother.  Source: BBC

I Used Virgins For Money – Jujuman Reveals

Stephen Nortey, a 46-year-old businessman in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region Koforidua, has revealed that virgins are the source of his wealth.
Mr Nortey, who revealed his secrets to Brty FM, a radio station based in Koforidua, disclosed that he once met one Togbe Atsu, a spiritualist who resides at Nankese in the Suhum Municipality who showed him how to use virgins to become wealthy.
The businessman, who is currently struggling to quit occultism, revealed that he uses a special handkerchief given to him by his spiritual father, Togbe Atsu to wipe off the blood that comes out of the virgins after sleeping with them.
“I later dropped it in a pot which is meant to produce money after reciting some incantations.

“I make a whopping GH₵10,000 anytime I have sex with a young girl,” he underscored.
Mr Nortey, who is currently based in Volta Region, hinted that “I sometimes induce the young ladies by giving them some concoction.
“I later allow a snake given to me by the f…

(Photos) Fmr. Big Brother Africa Housemate Mimi Divalish Marries...

Former Ghanaian Big Brother Africa housemate who briefly turned a musician and changed her stage from Mimi Divalish to Mini Adani has gotten married to her long time boyfriend-Nana Micheals.

The couple kept it wholly traditional–with what they wore themed around Northern Ghana’s culture, Mimi’s place of origin.

Veteran Ghanaian actress-Grace Omaboe (Maame Dokono) and a few others attended the ceremony to wish the couple well.

BECE Subjects Should Be Reduced To Four – Stephen Adei

A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Administration (GIMPA) has argued for a reduction of the number of subjects pupils at the Basic School level are examined on.
Professor Stephen Adei says the current subject of ten (10) that pupils are examined on at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) need to be reduced to four (4) namely English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies.

“Ghana’s basic education has virtually collapsed because we don’t give the children the right preparation and it is about time we reduce the number of subjects they are examined on to four core competencies,” he told Samson Anyenini Lardy, host of Joy FM/MultiTV’s news analysis, Newsfile.

No social media shutdown on December 7 – Mahama assures

President John Mahama has said there will not be a shutdown of social media on Election Day, shooting down suggestions by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). At Sunday’s campaign launch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Cape Coast, the Central Region capital, President Mahama said he is confident political parties and the Electoral Commission will arrive at a consensus on how election results would be declared.

“I want to assure the people of Ghana that government has no intention to shut down social media on Election Day,” President Mahama said.
The IGP, John Kudalor, had earlier indicated his intention to ban social media on Election Day if need be.

"At one stage I was even saying that if it becomes critical on the eve and the Election Day we shall block all social media as other countries have done. So we are thinking about it," John Kudalor had said.
He was heavily criticized for his comments by Ghanaians with several institutions calling on the IGP n…

Barcelona Wins The Spanish Super Cup

The only surprise was that it took three attempts. Luis Suarez wasted two good chances before he eventually found the net but eventually the forward found his shooting boots, with Munir El Haddadi adding a second to give Barcelona a commanding lead in the Spanish Super Cup final.
A poor first-half display gave way to a much improved second, with Barcelona slowly finding their rhythm as Sevilla faded away, in a repeat of last season’s Copa del Rey final that ended with the same result.
Luis Enrique surprised all and sundry by picking Jeremy Mathieu over Lucas Digne at left-back, who had impressed in pre-season in Jordi Alba’s absence.
His dedication to his men from last year continued with Arda Turan playing in the stead of Neymar, who is at the Olympic Games, while Sergi Roberto was played out of position at right-back instead of Aleix Vidal, with the coach considering him a safer pair of hands after he impressed there last season when utilised.
Sevilla fans were in good voic…

RIO OLYMPICS: Usain Bolt wins unprecedented third 100m crown

Usain Bolt completed the first leg of his ‘triple treble’ quest with victory in the 100 metres at the Rio Olympics.
The Jamaican, who is targeting further success in the 200m and 4x100m relay, eventually got up to speed and overhauled Justin Gatlin to win his seventh Olympic gold in 9.81 seconds.
Gatlin held on for silver in 9.89s, with Canada’s Andre de Graase taking bronze in 9.91s.

Bolt, who wrapped up the Olympic sprint treble in Beijing and London, has signalled his intentions to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London.
Source: Wires