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Girl, 17, jumps out of taxi to escape kidnap attempt

A 17-year-old girl, Dorcas Amanor, sustained head injuries and became unconscious after she jumped off a speeding taxi vehicle to escape from a suspected kidnapping attempt.
The driver of the taxi with registration number GW 7208-12, Ali Kwame, has been arrested by the Police after he went into hiding.
The driver was on Wednesday put before court and charged with two counts of kidnapping and causing harm.
Narrating the incident to the Koforidua Circuit Court, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson said the father of the victim lodged complaint at the Nkrukan Police Station that, at about 8:30pm on Sunday, the victim in her quest to find transport from Koforidua to Nkrukan, approached the accused who was in charge of an Opel Astra taxi cab.
According to Chief Inspector Keelson, the accused driver agreed to convey the victim alone to her destination by taking the normal fare per passenger – GHC1.20p – from the victim.
The accused reportedly engaged the victim in a conversat…

Actor Faizon Love arrested in Ohio after airport altercation

Actor and comedian Faizon Love has been jailed on a misdemeanor assault charge in Ohio after an alleged altercation with a valet at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
Authorities allege that Love argued with the 24-year-old man on Tuesday and then assaulted him in a baggage claim area. They say Love grabbed the man behind the neck and threw him to the ground and into a desk, then pushed him down when he tried to get up.
Franklin County Municipal Court records listed no attorney for Love ahead of his arraignment Wednesday.
The 48-year-old actor is perhaps best known for his role as a store's toy department manager in the movie "Elf." He is scheduled to make appearances at a Columbus comedy club next week.

DJ Vyrusky (@djvyrusky) writes an open letter to his fans; we made it

The feeling is almost surreal. I started out as a fan, a seeker playing with rhythms, jumping hoops through time and piecing stories of lives together with little or no intentions of becoming the best and the number one in a space of 5 active years. For any romantic looking to woo and win over a heart, you start with the work, you put in the most that you can and do your very best to do all the right things, say the right lines and most important of all, be yourself without apologies. This is how my love affair with music started.
The fact that life stories could be told in the space of 3 to 4 minutes drew me in but what made me fall deeper was the feeling and sensation that subduing even the toughest person when the right melodies are stroked together at the right time gave me. I appreciated that music was a defining part of our existence as humans and no matter how far we reached; it was what told us about our past through memories; it inspires our present with thoughts …

Deutsche Welle (DW) now available on DStv

MultiChoice is delighted to announce that German channel, Deutsche Welle (DW) is now available to all DStv customers. DStv customers and German-speaking viewers across the continent now have access to enjoy DW’s quality programming on DStv channel 446.
DW provides an authentic connection to Germany and Europe with news and information in German 24/7. DW also, features talk shows and other programming from German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
“We are committed to making our exciting world of entertainment on DStv accessible to all our customers and to celebrate all nationalities on our platforms. It is with this commitment in mind that we’re now bringing a 24/7 DW channel in German in order to delight our German-speaking customers and those who would like to learn the language,” says MultiChoice Ghana, General Manager, Cecil Sunkwa Mills.
Deutsche Welle is available on all DStv packages on DStv channel 446.

Report: Obama was furious after Trump accused him of wiretapping

Former President Obama was reportedly furious after President Trump fired off tweets accusing him of wiretapping Trump Tower before the presidential election, according to a new report.
An aide to Obama told the Wall Street Journal the former president had decided he would not respond to every one of the his successor's tweets. But people familiar with Obama's thinking told the WSJ he was livid after Trump posted several tweets early Saturday morning making serious accusations.
"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" Trump first tweeted on Saturday, without evidence.
An Obama spokesman later responded:
"A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice," said Kevin Lewis. "As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any Whit…

Man claiming to be son of murdered Kim Jong-nam shares video from his hiding place

A man who claims to be Kim Han-Sol, son of murdered Kim Jong-nam, has posted a video from hiding. In the video which was posted online and has been viewed by South Koreans after it was broadcasted on TV news, the man said his father was killed "a few days ago."

During the 40-second clip, the alleged son of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can be seen holding up a black North Korean passport to prove his identity.
"My name is Kim Han-sol from North Korea, part of the Kim family. My father has been killed a few days ago. I'm currently with my mother and my sister. We hope this gets better soon,"  he said but did not disclose his location.
 Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia said it has confirmed with Do Hee-youn, an activist with the Citizens Coalition for Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees, that the man in the video is indeed Kim Han-sol. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service  also confirmed that he is 21-ye…

“In all of this I’m praying for strength & wisdom”: Tonto Dikeh Talks Motherhood, Her Marital Meltdown & Career in Exclusive Interview

In this interview with Azuka Ogujiuba of Media Room Hub, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh talks about motherhood her marital meltdown, and career.

She said she left movies before she gave birth, adding that she left to find God. She said she’ll definitely go back into acting.

Meet Africa's richest women on International Women's Day

On International Womens Day - March 8, 2017 - we take a look at the richest women on the African continent according to the 2017 Forbes magazine rich list.
According to the list only two African women are billionaires. They are Isabel dos Santos, the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime president, José Eduardo dos Santos and Nigerian oil magnate Folorunsho Alakija. 
Isabel dos Santos, 43, made her fortune from investments in Angola's state oil firm while 66-year-old Folorunsho Alakija made the vast majority of her wealth from oil exploration.
Read below how these inspirational women amassed their fortune;

Isabel dos Santos - Real Time Net Worth As of 3/8/17 = $3.1 Billion
Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime president and, by virtue of her investments in Portugal and Angola, Africa's richest woman.
Though her representatives deny that her holdings have any connection to her father, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, FORBES research found tha…

Transgender florist hacked to death in Malaysia as two men stand trial for raping her two years ago

Sameera Krishman, 27, a transgender florist was hacked, shot and mutilated in Kuantan, eastern Malaysia. Sameera has been the victim of homophobic attacks since she transitioned. In 2015, she was kidnapped, raped and tortured by two men who were due to appear in court at the same time Sameer met her untimely demise.

Sameer had gone to buy some food on February 23rd, just a day to her 28th birthday, when she was attacked and killed.  According to Human Rights Watch, Malaysia is one of the worst countries for transgender people and the rise of a twisted interpretation of sharia law in Malaysia is believed to be a potential factor in the increasing rate of crime against transgender and gay people. At least 10 transgender women have been killed in a similar fashion since 2007.
When Sameer was attacked in 2015, she was rescued by police after they checked a car that had been involved in a minor accident and found her tied up on the back seat. She was not so lucky this time and by…

Couple 'detained in UAE for sex outside marriage'

A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says.
Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after a doctor discovered Ms Nohai, who had stomach cramps, was pregnant.
They were arrested for sex outside of marriage, which is illegal in the UAE.
Mr Culverwell's mother has pleaded for their release, saying "the only thing they did wrong was fall in love."
South Africa's foreign ministry has said that it is not able to help the couple as this is a matter of domestic UAE law, News24 reports.
The South African government has advised the couple to get legal assistance, the BBC's Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg says. 
There was no immediate comment from the UAE government.
Mr Culverwell and Ms Nohai have reportedly been held since January, but news of their detention has only emerged now.
Mr Culverwell has been working in the UAE for the past five years. 
His mother Linda told…

Photos:Legon student jumps to her death

A level 400 student of the University of Ghana has jumped to her death Wednesday dawn, sources at the school have confirmed to
The deceased Jennifer Nyarko is believed to have been suffering from ‘High Fever’ but refuses to admit the condition.
She reportedly jumped from the balcony of the Akuaffo Hall annex A room 407 after staying away from lectures several days.

She was confirmed dead after she was rushed to the Legon hospital after being spotted on the floor by a passerby.

See more pics after the cuts....

 Students are traumatized by the development.

China urges US, N Korea to avoid 'head-on collision'

China has called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military war games, to avoid what it called a "head-on collision".
"To defuse the looming crisis on the (Korean) peninsula, China proposes that as a first step, the DPRK may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the halt of the large-scale US-ROK exercises," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, using the acronyms for the two Koreas.
He also said South Korea is making a mistake in deploying the US anti-missile defence system THAAD, which he said undermined China's security. "The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other with neither side willing to give way," Wang said at a press conference on the sidelines of China's annual parliament session.
"The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light an…

Annie~Joy writes: You Have Come Too Far To Return To The Beginning. Be Inspired!

You are crying because what you are working on to make it prefect seems not to polish itself. Your outward seem joyful but your inward is filled with bitterness of sorrow. Due to that, you just feel like giving up on that dream, that vision and that plan. 
Sometimes you feel you wish you had someone who can understand and feel what you are feeling. You loved them all generously yet they paid you back with bitterness of attitude. You sit down imagining all these circumstances. The circumstances that press you in like you are in a room with not ventilation which makes you feel like returning to the beginning by living like an ordinary man with no vision, aim or dream.

You have come too far, too far for the issues of life to hide you from exploring. You graduated with them, some of them are in school and they use that as a point to paint your face blank, it has made you yield... yielding so hard to be in school. Mind you, the one at school also wish to be at your place. Some …

Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Ama K Abebrese, Nikki Samonas For International Women’s Day Art Exhibition

Horizons Offices proudly presents, a one of a kind art exhibition. Put together in collaboration with Kings Crown Media and Level 8, the Goddesses of Art Exhibition which comes off on Wednesday March 8th looks to curate a unique night of music, stimulating dialogue, and compelling art.

Featuring works exclusively from female painters, the event is in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day. Organizers reveal to ENEWSGH, that is aimed at empowering women, and projecting their craft.

Speaking on the the motive of the event, organizers stressed on the relevance of the art industry, and the importance of creating an environment to enhance it:

“being an artist myself, I feel that in Ghana, we need to do more to celebrate and promote the fine art industry. There’s no better way to start this than a significant day like International Women’s Day”, Joy FM’s Kofi Laing, who is project coordinator for the exhibition submitted.

Speakers who have been named for the event i…

South Africa's Jordaan withdraws from Fifa Council race

South African FA president Danny Jordaan has pulled out of the race to be a member of the Fifa Council. 
South Sudan's Chabur Goc Alei has also withdrawn from the race, as he did in 2016, while Zambian Kalusha Bwalya abandoned his bid over the weekend. 
The withdrawals were revealed in a letter sent by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to the continent's member associations. 
Caf confirmed the eligibility of 10 candidates for next week's elections.
This came after Fifa's Governance Committee approved their candidacy following eligibility checks, which Fifa introduced following the corruption scandal of 2015. 
Topping the list are Caf president Issa Hayatou and Madagascar FA head Ahmad, the Cameroonian's sole challenger in the presidential elections on 16 March. 
Whoever wins the presidential vote in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa will automatically assume a vice-presidential role on the Fifa Council. 
Following the withdrawal of Jordaan, Goc and Bwa…

Israel approves recreational use of marijuana

Israel's Cabinet decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its weekly meeting held on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Under the new policy, first-time offenders caught using marijuana in public will be subject to a fine of approximately $250, but will not face criminal charges. The money will be used for drug rehabilitation and education. 
A second offense will be subject to a fine of approximately $500, while a third offense may require rehabilitation, education and a suspended driver's license. A fourth offense will be subject to prosecution and a possible prison term.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said "whether one supports use of cannabis or is opposed, it is wrong to judge cannabis users per criminal law and its derivatives. The State of Israel cannot turn a blind eye in light of changes worldwide regarding cannabis consumption and effect."

More than 20 countries are exploring changes to their marijuana law in the United States, 8 sta…

2017 Ghana DJ Awards Official Launch Set For March 24

The Organizers of Ghana DJ awards have set March 24, 2017 as the date for the highly anticipated launch of the 2017 edition of the awards under the theme ‘UNITED BY MUSIC’

Set to hold at MJ Grand in Accra, the GHANA DJ AWARDS main launch will officially unveil the nominees for this year’s awards and throw light on the main event.

The event will be held in honor of most dedicated and hardworking Disc Jockeys who promote the country’s values through music and non-Ghanaian DJ’s who promote Ghanaian music locally and internationally.

According to Merqury Republic, nominees for 33 categories including newly added Regional Best DJ of the year, DJ’s track of the year and a honorary award will be announced at the March 24th event which is expected to be aired live on Hitz 103.9fm.

Ghana DJ awards 2017 is receiving great reviews  and massive hype through it’s PUB ACTIVITIONS ‘dubbed’ PUB INVASION which has visited over 20 major pubs across the country so far. The tour is expected to ma…

Marwako assault: Thousands sign online petition to get justice for victim

Close to 2,500 people have signed an online petition launched last week to seek justice for a Ghanaian worker who was assaulted by her employee.
Evelyn Boakye is said to have had her face dipped into a pepper sauce by her Lebanese supervisor, Jihad Chaaban, who heads the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako Fast Food.
The petition, addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo, wants the government to stem the tide of abuses suffered by Ghanaians in the hands of their employers.
The online petition is calling for an end to “inhumane treatment of Ghanaians by foreigners” and a shutdown of the fast food chain.
Mr Chaaban was arrested and granted police inquiry bail as investigations continue.
Convener of the Alliance for Civil Justice and Lead Petitioner, Courage Kwasi Nobi, is accusing the police of deliberately slowing investigations.
"Our country is in a dire need of serious national institutions that will act promptly on issues of these nature. It is very disappointing that it has taken th…