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Barrack and Michelle Obama enjoy South Pacific getaway by swimming and paddleboarding

They might have left the White House but Barack and Michelle Obama still reside in the heart of a lot of people and this photo of them holidaying in the South Pacific has warmed a lot of hearts and become the topic of conversation online. The former President and First Lady were photographed on Sunday swimming in the waters off Mo'orea Island and paddleboarding. The local TV station, TNTV, which obtained the photos said the popular ex-president looked relaxed.  Obama has been spending the past month at the exclusive Brando resort off Tahiti, writing his White House memoirs and Michelle just joined him there on Saturday to wrap up the French Polynesian vacation.

Rihanna and Drake Awkwardly Reunite at a Children's Party

Rihanna and Drake's on-and-off romance might be over (for now), but the two were in the same room again over the weekend when they attended a birthday party for a mutual friend's kid. An onlooker at the celebration captured the former couple in the same room through Snapchat, though they weren't seen interacting one on one. RiRi put her focus on playing Auntie and hung out by the ball pit, while Drake was spotted chilling out with a buddy by the door. That awkward moment when you and your ex show up to the same party #rihanna #drake — BallerAlert (@balleralert) April 10, 2017 Drake and Rihanna were on Gavin Morris' IG story today! They were both at a mutual friend's party. 04/09/17 ✨ — aubrih updates (@allthingsaubrih) April 10, 2017 The two seem a bit standoffish in the pics and videos, but we miss the days when they weren't afraid to get close-even in front of an audience. 💋 A post shared by Rih

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Borussia Dortmund defender and Spain international Marc Bartra was injured, media reported At least one person has been injured by an explosion on the bus taking the Borussia Dortmund soccer team to their Champions League quarter-final first-leg match against Monaco on Tuesday, the German club said. The BBC reported that defender and Spanish international Marc Bartra was injured. "Shortly after the departure of the Borussia Dortmund team bus from the hotel to the stadium there was an incident. The bus has been damaged in two places," Dortmund said in a statement. "One person has been injured and is in the hospital. At this point we will inform as soon as we know more." Ambulances are pictured inside stadium after the team bus of Borussia Dortmund had some windows broken by an explosion some 10km away from the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Monaco in Dortmund, western G

Citi FM’s Osei Kwame turns Mechanic

There’s no question that Citi FM’s Osei Kwame is among top names in Ghanaian radio today.  But he indulges in other interesting proclivities too — such as an obsession with wheels –which has translated into his new show which premieres this Thursday. Dubbed  The Auto Show,  it transcends just cars, navigating such questions as bikes, road safety rules, the latest gadgets in town, maintenance, fascinating and life-saving tips, on-air diagnostics among others. It also parades esteemed experts who offer practical solutions to some of our most frequently – asked questions relating to cars, bikes and so on. A large percentage of the population are affected by vehicles in one way or another, and there’s a growing number of cars and bikes on our roads daily. Related discourse is therefore always welcome. “We didn’t want to limit to cars, because driving and our experiences on the road go beyond cars –it’s much more than that. The population of motorcycle users has grown over the

Clashes at Agbobloshie; 2 dead, several others injured

Violent clashes have erupted between Konkombas and Dagombas at the Agbobloshie Yam market in Accra with one person feared dead. Information gathered by Starr News indicate that the violence started after a Dagomba man was beaten by some Konkombas for allegedly stealing a mobile phone Monday evening. On Tuesday, the Dagomba man who was beaten returned with an armed gang to attack the Konkombas who beat him up. An eyewitness who spoke to Starr News stated that two people including a pregnant woman have been shot with several others sustaining gory cutlass wounds. The two, who sustained gunshot wounds have been rushed to a nearby hospital by the Police for treatment. The eyewitness also stated that one person who appeared dead has been taken away by the Police. Meanwhile, a combined team of Police and military personnel who arrived at the scene managed to quell the violence. Kasapa News’ Pomaa Kyekyeku who spoke to Starr News disclosed that Agbogbloshie is currently under secur

Kwese TV And Tigo Partner To Provide Entertainment And Sports Content On Mobile

Tigo, one of Ghana’s leading telecom companies, has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV, Africa’s newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver best-in-class live sports and entertainment to Ghanaian consumers on mobile. Tigo subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium content delivered seamlessly on their mobile phones and tablets. Customers will have access to English Premier League games, NBA basketball matches, athletics, and a range of local and international entertainment content, including the popular Revolt music channel, exclusive to Kwesé.   The partnership with Tigo puts Kwesé’s content in the hands of millions of Ghanaians, allowing them a mobile viewing experience from the comfort of their homes and on-the-go. Commenting on the collaboration, Tara Squire, Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo, said “The partnership with Kwesé TV provides unique video content for Ghanaians, who will benefit from the improved data speed and increased capacity on

When I'm gone, please marry my wife and father my kids - Okyeame Kwame tells manager

Ghanaian rapper, Okyeame Kwame simply known as Rap Doctor while celebrating his manager, Earl Ankrah, who turned a year older last Sunday, made a rare plea to him . Rap Doctor who is married to a beautiful wife and blessed with two children, took to his Facebook page to ask his manager to marry his wife and father his kids when he's finally gone, a post which some of his fans still can't relate to. Read his post and some reactions it got below..

Photo of Woman Staring Down Far-Right Protester Goes Viral

A photo of a woman facing down a protester from a far-right, anti-Islam group in England has been shared thousands of times on social media. A photographer with the U.K.'s Press Association captured the image of 25-year-old Saffiyah Khan face-to-face with the demonstrator from the English Defence League (EDL) during a demonstration on Saturday in Birmingham, a central England city with an ethnically diverse population. Khan told the BBC that she stepped forward to protect another woman wearing a Muslim headscarf who had shouted "Islamophobe" at the group. Khan said more than two dozen EDL supporters surrounded the other woman. "I don't like seeing people getting ganged up on in my town," said Khan, who was born in Britain and is half-Pakistani, half-Bosnian. "He put his finger in my face. It was very aggressive," she told the BBC. "A police officer was there and the man took his finger out of my face. I wouldn't have responded violently.&

Mel B's estranged husband seeks visitation rights for her daughter with Eddie Murphy

Mel B's divorce case with her husband, Stephen Belanfonte is getting messier by the day. TMZ is reporting that Stephen Belanfonte wants to seek legal rights to visit Mel B's 10 year old daughter with Eddie Murphy. According to him, he has been a father figure to her since birth as he got married to Mel B just months after she gave birth to her. Read TMZ report below . Stephen Belafonte not only wants joint custody of Madison, his 5-year-old daughter with Mel B, he also wants the legal right to maintain a relationship with the daughter Mel B had with Eddie Murphy ... TMZ has learned. Mel B now wants sole custody of Madison, which sets up a custody fight. But now sources connected with Belafonte tell us he will ask a judge for visitation rights for 10-year-old Angel. Belafonte believes he's been the father in her life from birth ... he married Mel B 2 months after she was born. Belafonte says Murphy has been a marginal presence in Angel's life, and he's b

Trump administration 'to sell Nigeria planes' for Boko Haram fight

Super Tucano A-29 aircraft can be used for both surveillance and attack The Trump administration plans to sell military planes to Nigeria despite concerns over rights abuses and a botched air strike that killed scores of civilians in January, US media say. Up to a dozen A-29 Super Tucano aircraft would be sold to Nigeria to help fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, unnamed US officials said. The deal, which is not yet official, will require approval from Congress. Boko Haram's deadly insurgency has displaced more than two million people. The deal, said to be worth up to $600m (£490m), was agreed by the Obama administration, but was reportedly halted on the day it was due to be sent to Congress, after a catastrophic incident involving the Nigerian military. About 90 people, mainly women and children, were killed in January when the Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed a camp in the country's north-east, which was hosting thousands of those who had

Ivanka Trump influenced my father to launch the Syria military strike - Eric Trump reveals

In a new interview with Telegraph, Eric Trump said he is "sure" his sister Ivanka used her influence over their father to encourage the US president to launch military action against Bashar al-Assad in Syria.   Donald Trump ordered air strikes against a Syrian air base last Thursday in response to a chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime on Tuesday that killed at least 87 people including more than 30 children. “Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said: ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff. My father will act in times like that. And by the way, he was anti doing anything with Syria two years ago. Then a leader gasses their own people, women and children. At some point America is the global leader and the world’s superpower has to come forward and act and they did with a lot of support of our allies and I think that’s a great thing” Eric Trump told the Telegraph

Court fines Delta Force ‘13’ GHC31k

Each member of the 13 Delta Force members who appeared before the Kumasi Circuit court has been fined an amount of GHC.2,400 for escaping from lawful custody. Additionally, the suspects have been made to sign a bond of good behavior for six months failure for which will attract a 3-year  jail term They have also been remanded for two weeks and will be reappear in court on April 20. The 13 invaded the court and freed their colleagues who were facing charges for allegedly assaulting the Ashanti regional security coordinator. Eight other members of the group who aided their release from the court room were remanded into Police custody by the Kumasi Circuit court on Monday, amidst heavy security presence at the court. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo in his first public comment on the matter said “systemic” measures have been put in place to stem the menace of vigilantism in the country.

Annie~Joy writes: I Love Me. Part 2. #BeInspired!

Life is too short to worry about what you want and wish your body to be. At times, some people act out because of some comments passed on to them. For instance, a lady told me “Annie I can't go out because people call me ‘Oboshie’ which means big and due to that, I am losing confident in myself.” She asked, do you become less of a human just because you are fat? That sound sad.  She continued, “because of that I can't take full pictures. Within me I smile because for you to become fat sometimes is as a result of the kind of food we eat and lack of exercise. I told her No, this got nothing to do with you losing confident rather it's about you making exercise part of you to reduce the fat in you, in order to get your desired body size or else you will admire a slim lady and by the time you realize, you might even be developing hatred for her. To cut my long message short, henceforth, I want you to appreciate your body image and not that of someone. Say I LOVE ME

More African designers to join 2017 Accra Fashion Week

Accra Fashion Week 2017 is already set for 3-8th October, and this year, the organizers promise it’s even going to be bigger than last years which saw the participation of 14 countries and even more foreign visitors to the country. The 2016 event pushed tremendous barriers and was the first of it’s kind to hold 3 full days worth of fashion activities from early afternoon to late night. This year will see participation from even more countries in addition to the previous, this time including Kenya, Belgium, Niger, France, Botswana and possibly more before the close of the designer registration in mid August. Some of the new brands include Magushi Doll from Zambia, Zizi Africa from Kenya, The Jireh Couture from Belgium, Alia Bare from Niger, Nacho Designs by Chuks from Nigeria, and possibly the first ever Botswana designer to showcase in Ghana, Thabi D. They will showcase alongside previous designers that wowed last year such as Mark Johnson from UK, Jants Collection, Bri Wireduah, Afre

Malala Yousafzai made youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. The 19-year-old, who is doing her A-levels and has an offer from a top UK university, will take the role with a special focus on girls' education. In 2012 Ms Yousafzai was nearly killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' rights to education.  Accepting the accolade in New York, she said: "(Bringing change) starts with us and it should start now." "If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now (and) not wait for anyone else," he said. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres described her as a "symbol of perhaps the most important thing in the world - education for all". Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace Last month, Ms Yousafzai said she had received an offer to study politics, philosophy and economics at a UK university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-level

Kylie Jenner Spinoff Series ‘Life of Kylie’ Gets Greenlight at E!

Kylie Jenner will star in and executive produce her own E! spinoff series called “The Life of Kylie,” the network announced Monday.  According to Variety , the show, which will debut this summer, will follow Jenner as she navigates her life as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, television and social media star, and CEO of Kylie Cosmetics. The show will also follow Jenner in her personal life, including spending time with her close friend Jordyn Woods. This is the latest series centered around the Kardashian-Jenner clan for E!. Season 13 of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is currently airing on the network. Others include “Rob & Chyna,” “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” and “I Am Cait.” “The last couple years have been such an incredible journey with the support of my fans,” Jenner said. “This show will allow me to give them a peek inside all of the exciting things I am working on as well as some personal time with friends.” In addition to being one of the most fol

UN denounces Delta Force court raid

The United Nations has bemoaned the attack on a Kumasi court by members of the Delta Force last week. In a statement signed by the Head of the UN Office for West Africa,  Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and  Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock,  the international body said “The two UN officials outrightly denounce these reprehensible acts that are the latest in a series of similar incidents since the end of the December 2016 elections in Ghana”. Below are details of the statement STATEMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS ON RECENT VIOLENCE AT KUMASI CIRCUIT COURT Accra, Ghana: 10 April 2017 – The United Nations has consistently drawn attention to the negative role of vigilante groups in the two leading political parties of Ghana. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, have followed w

Jay Z pulls most of his music off Spotify in streaming battle with Tidal

Jay Z has pulled most of his music off Spotify. Nine of the rapper's 12 albums are no longer on the Swedish music streaming service, with only his first three records available plus two collaboration records with R. Kelly and a handful of other big singles. Spotify told Newsbeat: "We can confirm that some of Jay Z's catalogue has been removed at the request of the artist." Jay Z bought his own streaming service, Tidal, in 2015 for £45m. But it only has around three million subscribers. That compares to Spotify's 50 million paying subscribers and Apple Music's 20 million while Deezer, Google Play Music and Amazon Music still lag behind. Other artists have withheld music from Spotify. Taylor Swift removed her entire back catalogue in 2014 after a row over artist payments and Adele's last album, 25, was only available on CD for the first seven months of release. Jay Z's wife Beyonce also withheld her latest album, Lemonade, from Spotify. Prince's b

Akufo-Addo bans gov’t officials from buying state cars

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has banned government officials from acquiring state vehicles that are more than three years old. Addressing journalists Monday, the President stated that the practice where government appointees are allowed to purchase vehicles allocated to them when leaving office is no more in place. The president’s comment comes after the brouhaha over some state vehicles that were declared missing after the NPP administration took over from the erstwhile NDC government. It was revealed that some previous officials under the Mahama-led administration were allowed to acquire their state vehicles before the NDC government handed over power. The president in his brief press conference at the Peduase Lodge also reiterated his government’s ban on purchasing of new vehicles by Ministries, Departments and Agencies due to the economic circumstances Ghana finds herself in at the moment. The President stated that the three-day retreat at Peduase Lodge was to r

2017 Miss Ghana Belgium Pageant Slated For April 15

It is back, bigger and better! All roads on Saturday 15th April 2017 lead to the Claridge Events Centre (Chaussee De Louvain) in Bruxelles, Belgium, for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the rich Ghanaian culture.       As announced earlier this week by organizers of Miss Ghana Belgium, the Ghana European Youth Congress (GEYC), all is set for the grand finale for this year’s edition of the most prestigious beauty pageant across Europe, Miss Ghana Belgium. As assured by the organizers, it will be a night that presents a perfect platform where beauty meets music with the finalists, six beautiful ladies of Ghanaian descent coming out to mount a stiff competition for the ultimate prize, the 2017 Miss Ghana Belgium crown. O hand to provide entertainment will be musical performances by musicians Quarmy Zaggy and Chioma. The six finalists are Joana (Tourism consultant), Andrea (Business student), Dina (Nurse - health care student), Patience (Shop Manager), Mary

50 Cent 'punched fan who pulled him off stage'

50 Cent punched a female fan who pulled him off stage.  The rapper was performing at Baltimore Soundstage over the weekend, when he reached into the crowd and a woman grabbed him and pulled him off the stage. According to video footage, obtained by TMZ , 50 Cent hit out in order to free himself. And he later invited the woman up on stage, where she was spotted twerking during his performance. This isn't the first time 50 has run into trouble during a performance; last year he was arrested by police for using profanity during his gig in St Kitts in the Caribbean. The rapper had been warned not to curse during his performance but he used the word "motherf****r", which got him taken to the police station by cops and charged. Although it was treated as a minor offence, 50 Cent had to remain in the Caribbean for a few days in order to attend court and pay a fine. Meanwhile, earlier this year 50 Cent's bankruptcy case was discharged after he paid out over $22 milli

San Bernardino shooting: Boy, 8, and two adults dead at California primary school

Mr Anderson (R) killed his estranged wife Ms Smith (L) and an eight-year-old boy Two adults and a child have been killed in a shooting in a classroom of a primary school in San Bernardino, California, police say. The suspect shot and killed his estranged wife, a teacher, and wounded two children who were behind her, one of whom died of his wounds. He then turned the gun on himself, police said. Police chief Jarrod Burguan described the incident as a suspected "murder-suicide" attempt. The shooting happened at 10:30 local time (17:30 GMT) at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino county, 60 miles (96km) east of Los Angeles.  The gunman, named as 53-year-old Cedric Anderson, had gained entry to the school as a visitor and kept his weapon concealed until he opened fire in the classroom where 15 children with special needs were being taught, authorities said. He killed his wife Karen Elaine Smith and fatally wounded eight-year-old Jonathan Marti

Photos: Coffin and dead chicken dumped in front of an Electoral Commission office

A coffin with a dead chicken was found dumped in front of Electoral Commission, Nkoranza Municipal office in Ghana last Friday, April 7th. No one knew how or who put the items there.  Another photo after the cut..

Rush Energy Ghana Dance Awards 2017 Launch & Nominees Announcement Set For April 29

The art of dance and its performers' contribution to Ghana's arts and entertainment industry over the years cannot be underestimated; the dancers' creativity, gaiety, energy, among other qualities bring forth life to events they perform at. Despite their vital role, they are relatively the least celebrated and/or recognised professionals in the country's performance art industry. It is in this regard that the first-ever national dance award scheme, Rush Energy Ghana Dance Awards (REGDA) has been created to primarily honour distinguished individuals and groups, who have, and are keenly projecting dance in the country. Among other dance genres, traditional dance, African contemporary dance and street dance will also be celebrated. To take the plunge, a breathtaking launch and nominees unveiling ceremony for REGDA 2017 under the theme "Dance In Ghana: Let's Promote It" has been scheduled to take place later this month. During the glittering nigh

Caitlyn Jenner reveals she has undergone gender reassignment surgery

Caitlyn Jenner, 67, who was married 3 times and has 6 children and some Grandchildren, revealed in her upcoming memoir that she has undergone gender reassignment surgery. She revealed that the surgery was done in January of this year, almost two years after she revealed her decision to transition into a woman. She made the revelation after admitting that it annoyed her each time fans asked about her genitals and whether or not she had kept the parts she was biologically born with or had surgery. In the memoir, titled 'The Secrets of My Life', she wrote: 'The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated.' She also explained that she made the decision because she was tired of constantly tucking away her penis each time she had to go out. She continued: 'So why even consider it? Because it’s just a penis. It has no special gifts or use for me other than what I have said before, the ability to take a whiz in the woods'.  'I just w