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The Gambia: President Barrow sworn in at packed stadium

The Gambia has sworn in its new president, Adama Barrow, in front of a crowd of thousands. It is the second time Mr Barrow has taken the oath. 
The first time was at very low-key event at the country's embassy in Senegal last month, after a lengthy power struggle forced him into exile. 
After his predecessor finally agreed to step down, Mr Barrow was able to arrange a stadium event back in his homeland, near the capital city Banjul.
Crowds queued through the night to get a good spot inside the stadium.
Brass bands prepared to play and flags waved. 
Mr Barrow is only the third president in the history of The Gambia, and the celebrations also mark 52 years of the west African country's independence. 
Long-time leader Yahya Jammeh was voted out in December but he only agreed to step aside when regional powers sent in troops ready to remove him by force. 
He has since fled to Equatorial Guinea. 
Mr Barrow has promised a new dawn for the country, which Mr Jammeh had ruled with an …

AKA Tweets Again! Says him and Bonang Matheba are “Good”

It seems as though things are fine in paradise, according to AKA. The rapper tweeted earlier today:

This is confusing as he had tweeted Yesterday that him and Bonang were over.

Former Black Stars defender Sammy Osei Kuffour loses mother

Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has lost his mum Gloria Abena Ateah after a short illness in Kumasi.
The unfortunate incident happened late Friday night as doctors lost control of the situation.
Madam Gloria Abena Ateah will forever be remembered for the touching story of selling her television to ensure that Kuffour attained his desire of becoming a footballer. Osei Kuffour  was a mainstay in the Ghana defence and played at every level for the national teams.  He won bronze with the Black Meteors in 1992 and finished with two runner-ups medals in 1993 with the Starlets and Satellites as well as gold with the Starlets in 1991.
The defender also won five Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and a Champions League title in 2000-2001 season where the German side beat Valencia.

US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies, says Pence

The US will be "unwavering" in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference.
In the first major foreign policy address for the Trump administration, Mr Pence said the US would "stand with Europe today and every day".
But he told the gathered leaders that European countries were "failing to pay their fair share" on defence. That failure "erodes the foundation of our alliance", he said.
The vice-president pointed out that apart from the US, only four Nato countries had met a 2014 commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defence.
"The time has come to do more," he said.
President Donald Trump warned before taking office that the US might not uphold its commitment to come to the defence of Nato allies who were not perceived to have contributed enough financially.
Watching the speech was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who spoke before Mr Pence. Germany is among the nations yet to meet …

Annie~Joy writes: What Did Life Give And Where Were You Located. Be Inspired!!

Some were born with Golden spoon in their mouth. Some struggle to obtain the Golden spoon and had the chance to get it. Some never had the chance to get feel of how the GOLDEN SPOON is like and were graved.
In  this image, We are playing the role as young Ladies who were born in poverty. What to eat is our worry each day. The kids in our community are not giving a proper education and shelter.

While some are living in a concrete houses and glass houses in this our modern world. We are still living in an uncompleted mud house with no electricity and good water. We have decided to leave for the city in search for jobs to come back to our noble poor town and making Living somehow best for our people. It has become our nightmare.

We have no relatives in the city and it's going be hard for the city people to even accept us as one of them. It has really become our worry. Where are we going to sleep and what are we going to eat when we get to the city Oh!! Life why didn't…

Photos: Inside Malawian pastor, Prophet Bushiri's private jets

One of the richest pastors in Africa and founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church(ECG) Prophet Sheperd Bushiri has three private jets, which he acquired in a space of two years. The jets are not only for personal use, they are part of his company, SB Airways fleet, a lucrative VIP travel airways.

More photos after the cut..

New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

New Gambian President Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the west African country's independence. 
Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal.
Long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh had refused to step down despite his electoral defeat. 
Under pressure from regional powers, he went into exile in Equatorial Guinea. 
Adama Barrow is only the third president in the history of The Gambia. 
He has promised a new dawn for the country, which was ruled with an iron fist by Yahya Jammeh.  
Mr Jammeh was voted out in December but he only agreed to step aside when regional powers sent in troops ready to remove him by force. 
Many political prisoners have already been freed and The Gambia is set to rejoin international institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the Commonwealth.
BBC West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says that thousands of people are expected…

Trump tweets: The media is the 'enemy of the American people'

President Trump blasted the media as "the enemy of the American people" in tweet Friday, calling out several outlets specifically.

"The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes@NBCNews@ABC@CBS@CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he wrote.

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017He had posted and then quickly deleted a slightly different version of the tweet just a few minutes earlier, which omitted ABC and CBS. He also included the word "SICK!" on the end of the original post.
The tweet came a day after the president held an adversarial and lengthy news conference, in which he berated the media as "very fake news."
Trump and chief White House strategist Steve Bannon have both referred to the media as the "opposition party."

Movie producers who had invited me to Ghana lacked 'Pedigree' - Veteran actor, Pete Edochie

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie who is presently in Ghana to feature in Kofas Media's yet to be shot movie, has revealed why it took him this long to act in a movie in Ghana. 
Explaining at a press conference why he declined several offers in the past, the actor who said it was his first time in Ghana to shoot a movie after 18 years, disclosed that those who had approached him lacked 'Pedigree'. 
According to him, he accepted to work with Kofi Asamoah of Kofas Media because of his production records.

Justin Bieber faked being sick to avoid deposition: report

Justin Bieber is in hot water for faking an illness just hours before he was scheduled to meet with lawyers representing a songwriter who claims Bieber stole a portion of song from them for "Sorry," TMZ reported.
The lawyers in the case claim Bieber's team informed them the day of the Feb. 8 deposition that he was "ill" and could not attend, but then the legal team discovered YouTube videos where the singer is chugging beers and partying.
The videos, which were posted by members of the Biebs' fan club, show the pop star drinking at a friend's house, as well as David Arquette's nightclub Bootsy Bellows.
Lawyers flew from Nashville to Los Angeles to make things easier for Bieber, but after he rubbed it in their faces that he bailed on the deposition, they are now requesting he fly to Tennessee to continue the case.
This isn't the first time Bieber has found himself in trouble with the law.
On Tuesday, a Las Vegas resident filed a police report…

Wife of Robert Mugabe says, even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election

The wife of Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year's election and still win votes.
Grace Mugabe, 51, was addressing a rally of the governing Zanu-PF party.
Mr Mugabe has governed Zimbabwe since the end of white-majority rule in 1980 following a bitterly fought war.
His wife, who has often professed her undying loyalty to her husband, has assumed an increasingly high profile.
"One day when God decides that Mugabe dies, we will have his corpse appear as a candidate on the ballot paper," Mrs Mugabe told the rally in Buhera, south-east of the capital Harare.
"You will see people voting for Mugabe as a corpse. I am seriously telling you - just to show people how people love their president."
President Mugabe has been backed by his party to stand again in next year's election, but recently cut back on his public engagements.
Grace Mugabe has warned contemporaries …

Photos: Seven injured in multiple-car crash at Okponglo

A trailer with failed brakes rammed into seven commercial vehicles at the Okponglo Traffic Light in Accra Friday evening, injuring seven persons.
The Legon Police confirmed the incident, adding the injured have been rushed to the Legon Hospital for treatment.
According to the police, about seven vehicles were damaged during the crash. A container on the trailer tripped onto a taxicab with registration number GE 6606-14. The driver of the taxi survived, having fled the scene before the container fell on his car.
An eyewitness, Ransford Tetteh, told Starr News’ Caleb Boye that a driver’s mate sustained serious injury in the head.
The accident resulted in a heavy gridlock on the Okponglo Tetteh Quarshie stretch of the Madina-Accra road and the police are working to restore order as the damaged vehicles were being towed away.

Tragedy as man burns house, car and kills himself in Zimbabwe (Graphic Photo)

A 42-year-old man from Southlea Park in Zimbabwe who had an argument with his wife has reportedly burnt down his properties before killing himself. According to Zim Eye, the man identified as Patrick Bangani drank a concoction of sulphuric acid and pesticides after ramming his car into the family house before dousing it with petrol and setting it ablaze.

One of his children, an 11-year-old daughter, who witnessed her father taking the poisonous concoction escaped through the window of one of the bedrooms, while her other siblings were said to be playing in the neighborhood.
However, a neighbor, Ms. Shylet Mabodo who confirmed the tragedy said Mr.Bangani and his wife had a tumultuous marriage and were always trading blows in front of their children.