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Presidential ballot 2016: Mahama Is 3rd, Nana Addo 5th....CPP 1st, NDP 2nd, PPP 4th & PNC 6th

Political parties contesting this year’s Presidential elections have picked positions on the ballot papers.

At a balloting session at the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Accra on Wednesday evening, moments after announcing which presidential candidates have qualified to be on the ballot paper, the Convention People's Party chose the first position followed by the National Democratic Party (NDP) at second and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) at third position.
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) picked fourth (4th) and  fifth (5) spot respectively for the upcoming polls.

People's National Convention (PNC) will be sixth on the ballot paper and the independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY) in seventh position.

Oh Baby! The Cameras Will Roll for Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian in the Delivery Room

The countdown is on for Blac Chyna to give birth to her baby girl — and she won’t be alone when she welcomes the newborn into the world!
A source tells PEOPLE that the expectant mom, who is just days away from her due date, plans to be joined by fiancé Rob Kardashian  — and reality TV cameras — in the delivery room when she gives birth to their daughter.
Chyna, who is mom to 4-year-old son King Cairo, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star documented a large majority of their pregnancy journey — including the reveal of their baby’s sex and a paternity test — on the first season of their E! reality show, Rob & Chyna. But although the show aired its season 1 finale on Oct. 16, the cameras will roll again to capture the mama-to-be’s birth experience.

According to the source, the birth or some part of the birth process will be filmed and will air during the couple’s upcoming baby special.
In August, the engaged couple, who announced the pregnancy in May, exclusively opened…

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open.
The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio, starting at 18:00 GMT.
Fans of African football worldwide will be able to vote via the BBC African football website from 18:50.
Voting will close at 18:00 on Monday, 28 November and the winner revealed live on Focus on Africa TV and radio on Monday 12 December at 17:35.
A panel of former African internationals and football experts will be in attendance at the special show on Saturday.
Hosted by Peter Okwoche, the show will include an interview with a former winner of the award, discussion of the 2016 nominees and a review of the year in African football.
And you will also have the chance to watch behind-the-scenes footage on the BBC Africa and BBC Sport Facebook pages and on Instagram.
BBC Sport will also be live-tweeting the launch as it happens on BBC Africa and BBC Sport Twitter acc…

US election result: Clinton says Trump must have chance to lead

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday conceded her election loss to Republican Donald Trump and said she offered to work with the president-elect. 
"Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," Clinton told supporters and staff at a Manhattan hotel.
"This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we shared and the vision we hold for our country," she said to cheers.

Possibly facing her last opportunity for a presidential run, Clinton, 69, acknowledged Tuesday night's results were painful and that she was disappointed.
She urged her assembled staff and supporters, deflated after recent national opinion polls indicated a good chance at victory, to continue to work for a better nation.

"This is painful and it will be for a long time,&quo…

Breaking: Nduom,Konadu in, Ayariga, others out! - EC trims list to seven

The Electoral Commission has announced the inclusion of Presidential candidates of the PPP, NDP and PNC after they were disqualified along with eight others last month.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom (PPP) Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings (NDP) and Dr. Edward Mahama (PNC) are now make a list of seven presidential candidates set to contest the 2016 presidential elections.

US election 2016: Celebrities react to Donald Trump victory

Celebrities have been reacting to the election of Donald Trump as US president, with many in showbusiness shocked at the outcome of the vote.
Singer Cher said "the world will never be the same", while pop star Ariana Grande said she was "in tears". Others remained more upbeat, with Madonna tweeting: "We never give up".
But his supporters were celebrating, including actor Stephen Baldwin, who tweeted that he was "proud to have been part of such amazing history".

Actor Steven Seagal wrote: "Congratulations @realDonaldTrump for your stunning victory over your opponent! Looking forward to making America great again!"
And actress Stacey Dash, best known for the film Clueless, another Trump fan, said: "America will be great again." 'Stand together'
However, those celebrities were in the minority.
Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones said it was a "dark day", while fellow actress Christina Applegate said she was

Two topless women protesting against Donald Trump's victory arrested by police (photos)

Two topless female protesters were today taken into custody by police after dropping their tops at a voting poll upon hearing that Donald Trump has become president. The ladies, who are Hilary supporters, removed their tops to show Anti-Trump statements written on their body and were arrested by police for public nudity and inciting 'public unrest'.

Photo credit: NY Daily News

Mahama Congratulates Donald Trump On Election Victory

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated President-elect of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
He posted on facebook soon after the news broke that Mr Trump had beaten Hilary Clinton in the election early Wednesday.
In an opposite of what was widely predicted by the media, polls and analysts before the election, Donald Trump won swing states to take a commanding lead over Hilary Clinton.

Mr Trump has so far won 28 US states, smashing into Mrs Clinton’s vaunted electoral firewall in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that have not supported a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 and 1984 respectively.
The BBC reports Mr Trump who will soon be sworn in as the 45th US president also won Iowa, which has not elected a Republican since 2004.
Mr Trump will also take office with Congress fully under Republican control as Democrats were unable to wrest control of the Senate.
Below is the post by President John Mahama.

TB Joshua Deletes Prophecy Of Clinton Win

A prediction by influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election has been removed from his Facebook account.
Mr. Joshua told his congregation on Sunday that he “saw” a woman winning.
After Donald Trump convincingly won Tuesday’s vote, visitors to the preacher’s Facebook page noticed the prophecy had been removed.

The wealthy pastor is known as “the prophet” to his many followers.

He is one of Nigeria’s best-known and influential evangelists – and is popular across Africa, with many top politicians among his flock.

The US election prediction was broadcast on Mr. Joshua’s TV channel Emmanuel TV, which an individual uploaded to YouTube.

A section of that “prophecy” was posted on the preacher’s Facebook page but is no longer available.

“Ten days ago I saw the president of America with a narrow win… What I frankly saw was a woman,” it said.

Source: BBC

US election defining moment for the world – Mahama

Ghana’s President John Mahama has said the US election is a defining moment for the world.
In the view of the President, who is also facing a tight polls next month, the outcome of America’s vote will determine the direction of many things in the world.

“This election that is taking place in the United States is a defining moment for this world. It will determine a lot of things that are going to happen in our future,” the President said in address to students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports.

The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.

Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.

Donald Trump Is The New President Of United States

Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.
His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. He's pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama's landmark health care law, revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.

The Republican blasted through Democrats' longstanding firewall, carrying Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that hadn't voted for a GOP presidential candidate since the 1980s. He needed to win nearly all of the competitive battleground states, and he did just that, claiming Florida, Ohio, North Carolina a…

EC calls out final list of presidential candidates today

Disqualified presidential aspirants will know by close of day Wednesday if they have made it onto the ballot as the Electoral Commission readies to publish a final list of presidential candidates for the December 7 general elections.
Eight out of 13 disqualified presidential candidates on Tuesday re-submitted their nomination forms following a Supreme Court order to EC to allow them to correct errors on their nomination forms that formed the basis for their disqualification.

Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei, explained at the time that the disqualified aspirants did not meet the criteria for filing as president.
She cited administrative and criminal infractions on the forms, some of which include instances where two forms have been endorsed by one person in contravention of CI 94, the law regulating electoral processes in Ghana.
The ruling followed an application filed at the Supreme Court by the EC to challenge an Accra High Court ruling that overturned the disqu…

Adele Goes Western for Her Epic Mannequin Challenge

We wouldn't expect anything less from Adele than an amazing mannequin challenge! 
The 28-year-old British singer recently got in on the viral craze --in which a group of people freeze in position while someone else films in a single shot -- and chose a saloon as the setting. Adele was clearly inspired by her most recent stops in Texas for her sold-out tour.

The "All I Ask" singer freezes in a trench coat, a cowboy hat, and boots in the black-and-white video, while Johnny Cash's "Man in Black" plays in the background.

Mannequin challenge A video posted by @adele on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:48pm PST
The GRAMMY-winning singer has been having plenty of fun in both Dallas and Austin, Texas, excitedly Instagramming herself getting a pair of cowboy boots and playing around with hats. 

Austin, TX / Frank Erwin Center / Nov 4 A photo posted by @adele on Nov 5, 2016 at 3:56pm PDT

Austin, TX / Frank Erwin Center / Nov 4 A photo posted b…

Trump takes Florida, Ohio, NC in battle for White House

Donald Trump moved within reach of the White House Tuesday night, capturing crucial victories over Hillary Clinton in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, a remarkable show of strength in an unexpectedly tight race for the presidency.
Trump also battled for a breakthrough in the upper Midwest, a region that reliably backed Democrats in presidential elections for three decades. His victories left Clinton with a perilously narrow path and no margin for error in battleground states where votes were still being counted.

As the race lurched past midnight, neither candidate had cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Trump stood at 244 to Clinton's 215.
The uncertainty sent Dow Jones futures and Asian markets tumbling, reflecting investor alarm over what a Trump presidency might mean for the economy and global trade.
As Clinton's team anxiously waited for results to roll in, the candidate tweeted to supporters, "Whatever happens tonight, thank…

US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by vote results

Asian stocks have tumbled after results from the US presidential polls suggested a victory for Donald Trump looked increasingly likely.
All major markets in the region are now lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen.
Meanwhile the Mexican Peso has hit an all-time low against the dollar.

As traders had expected a comfortable Hillary Clinton win, even a tight race is enough to spark volatility. 
Japan's Nikkei 225 is down by 5.2% while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is 3.8% lower and the Shanghai Composite has lost 1.6%.
Australia's ASX 200 dropped by 2.1% while the Kospi in South Korea is 3.1% lower.
Earlier, US and European markets closed higher - but US stock futures fell sharply with the Dow Jones index expected to lose more than 4% - 800 points - when trading resumes on Wall Street on Wednesday.
Brexit echoes
The Mexican peso has seen some of the most notable fluctuations, falling more than 10% against the dollar.
The peso's mov…

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