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George H.W. Bush gets hospital visit from son: 'Big morale boost'

Former President George H.W. Bush received a special hospital visit from a familiar face, his son, who gave a promising update about his dad.
"Pleased to report that 41 is joyful, strong, and ready to come home soon," former President George W. Bush wrote in an Instagram post of their bonding session.
According to TODAY, Bush's father has been recovering at a hospital since last Friday, when he was admitted for pneumonia.
Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder. — George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) April 20, 2017The elder Bush, 92, also posted the same photo in a tweet that described his joy over the visit.
"Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder," he wrote.
Bush's hospitalization is the second time this year that the former president has been hospitalized for pneumonia. A previous battle also required medical attention in Janu…

International Church of Cannabis opens in Denver and people are going!

If you think you've heard it all then prepare to be shocked with this new bit of information - there's a new church in the US that uses cannabis as a spiritual food! Yes, you heard right. The International Church of Cannabis is a new church opened yesterday in Denver, Colorado, United States, that allows the use of cannabis as holy communion to lead you closer to God.
The church, which is located at 400 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209, USA, is supposed to be a real church and is "going to do all the things that churches do", with choir singing, weekly church attendance  and communion. Their congregation will be referred to as "Elevationists", a play on words for the euphoric feeling one gets when they smoke the flowering plant. The interior of the church  is decorated with murals of purple and gold, bright colours reminiscent of the after feeling people have when they smoke the plant.
Yesterday, Elevationsists knelt at the altar of dank bud as they …

See Ghana’s ‘WangoWango’ Launches On Starr 103.5FM

The Tourism Marketing Alliance, Ghana’s flagship program, ‘See Ghana’ bounces back with a new and exciting fun-filled weekender excursions and adventures dubbed ‘WangoWango’ on Starr Drive.
This year, the fun adventure filled WangoWango excursions move to Starr FM, targeting the station’s young aspiring urban crowd.

Operating on the premise that indigenes must create and tell their experiences to make up the “Ghana story”, the programme, since its inception in 2015, has created opportunity for many to visit attractions and heritage sites across the country.

Excursions, staycations and road-trips for the hip and spontaneous adventure tripper, “WangoWango” takes you on a 10 activity- fun- filled- adventure-driven trips to every region, once a month, powered by Starr FM, ‘Daily Guide’ and (GHOne TV).

Commencing in May with the ‘Great Western Odyssey’ – an overnight exploratory road-trip to Ghana’s southernmost tip at Cape 3 Points in Western Region, ‘See Ghana’ created  this pass…

Queen of England, Elizabeth II turns 91 today

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary the Queen on England born April 21, 1926 is a year older today.

It has been 65 years since Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, ascended to the throne, she has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952.
On 6 February 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee marking sixty-five years of her reign.

Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa

A driver and 19 school children were killed in South Africa when the minibus they were travelling in collided with a truck and exploded in a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, emergency services said on Friday.
The vehicle was ferrying children from school when it collided with the truck between the towns of Verena and Bronkhorstpruit, northeast of the capital Pretoria, Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesman said.
Several children were injured, he said.
The dead children lay trapped inside the burnt out shell of the vehicle that stood on its side, he said. It was not clear what caused the collision, police said.
"The (minibus) was transporting learners from school and it collided with the truck and caught fire," Mpumalanga police spokesman Gerald Sedibe said. He said the minibus driver was killed, while the truck driver survived.
Even though it is Africa's most industrialised economy with a modern road network, South Africa has a dire road safety record. Road deaths rose to 235 duri…

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say.
The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of Calabar.
At least 30 people were taken to hospital by local ambulances and police who arrived quickly at the scene.
English football has a large and passionate following in Nigeria.
Eyewitnesses describe hearing a loud explosion from an electrical transformer which caused the cable to fall. 
One man told local media that the venue had a roof made out of zinc, which transferred the electricity to those inside.
An eyewitness told the BBC he had counted at least 16 bodies at the scene of the accident. It has been reported that scores of fans managed to escape.
Manchester United has responded by tweeting its condolences to the victims and their families.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has also sent his condolences. 
A statement fr…

Photos: Hundreds including SA president gather as South African 'Tiny Giant' Ontlametse Phalatse is laid to rest

Hundreds of people including South African President, Jacob Zuma and other high-profile mourners gathered in Hebron in the North West on Friday for the funeral service of motivational speaker, Ontlametse Phalatse.
The 18-year-old 'small girl with big personality' as she was fondly called, died last Tuesday at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, outside Pretoria after experiencing breathing problems.
Phalatse suffered from Progenia, a rare genetic disorder which causes rapid premature aging. She was one of the two South Africans living with the disorder. Her doctor predicted that she would only survive until her 14th birthday but on March 25 she turned 18 after finishing her matric.

Her ambition was to see her family living in a decent house and owning a car. During his 75th birthday celebration, President Zuma presented Phalatse's family with a car. Last month, the President also fulfilled the young girl's other wish which was to meet him on he…

Student Nurse Commits Suicide Over Choice Of Course

A first year student of the Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training College on Thursday killed herself in protest over the course she was offered by the college.
Bertha Frimpong allegedly drunk Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and fell unconscious.
She was rushed to the Mampong hospital and was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where she passed away.
Confirming the incident to Graphic Online, the Mampong Divisional Commander of Police, Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Wisdom Lavoe explained that information picked up by the police indicated that the deceased had expressed dissatisfaction at the course of study she was offered at the college.
According to him, the deceased had wanted to pursue General Nursing but was offered Health Assistant Clinical, and had consistently expressed her dislike for the course.
The commander said the police did not find any suicide note.
This is the second suicide incident recorded in the region by a tertiary institutio…

Rocky Dawuni to Headline HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe!

Fresh off his East African tour which included multiple stops in Kenya and Tanzania including headlining the esteemed Sauti za Busara Festival on the island of Zanzibar,Rocky Dawuni returns to Africa to headline the HIFA Festival in Harare, Zimbabwe on May 5th, 2017!!
This will be Rocky’s first time performing in Zimbabwe as he continues to focus on touring his mother continent. Also on the bill is the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and an amazing array of African and international artists.
The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2017 takes place in Zimbabwe’s capital city from 2 – 7 May this year under the theme, STAGING AN INTERVENTION. HIFA is a 6-day annual festival and workshop program that showcases the very best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival which includes theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, fashion, spoken word and visual arts. HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of positivity in…

Tiger Woods has back surgery and is expected to be out for six months

Tiger Woods faces a further six months on the sidelines after having another operation to try and cure pain in his back and leg.
The American 14-time major winner has had surgery three times in 19 months.
"I look forward living without the pain I have been battling so long," said Woods, 41. "And to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids and competing in professional golf."
Woods is likely to miss this summer's US Open, Open Championship and US PGA.
"The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain," said Woods, who will rest for several weeks before beginning his rehabilitation.
The former world number one returned to action in December 2016 after 15 months out following two back operations.
However, he was forced to withdraw before the second round of February's Dubai Desert Classic after a back spasm.
And he was unable to take part in this month's Masters, an event in which the four-time champi…

Super Model Victoria Michaels Leaves For Sierra Leone To Honor Isha Johansen First Woman Elected Into (CAF) Executive Council

Super Model Victoria Michaels is billed to arrive Sierra Leone on the on the 20th of April 2017 for the prestigious AFRICAN WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE Celebration. A ceremony recognizing and celebrating African women from all echelons of life.

This wonderful idea of recognizing and honoring deserving African Women (Sierra Leone Women of Excellence) regardless of their societal status was founded in 2004 by the iconic Isha Johansen - Serial Entrepreneur and The President of Sierra Leone Football Association.

The star studded private strictly by invitation red carpet event is on the 22nd of April 2017. It is expected to be a night of glitz and glamour with the gathering of who's who in the Sierra Leone society, including Senior Government Officials, Diplomats, The International football fraternity, Celebrities, International Models, Musicians, Corporate Leaders and Socialites are expected in this historic event to celebrate yet another feat by Isha  Johansen, The President of  Si…

Cuba Gooding Jr's dad, soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. dead at age 72

Cuba Gooding, Sr., lead singer for the 1970s soul group The Main Ingredient and father to Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., has died at the age of 72, he would have been 73 next week. Gooding was found dead in his car on Thursday (April 20) in a 2012 silver Jaguar in the 22100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California around 1 p.m..
Gooding joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 when the former lead singer Donald McPherson died unexpectedly of leukemia. He had served as a backing vocalist on some of their recordings previously. One of their hit songs was 1972's "Everybody Plays the Fool," which peaked at No. 2 for three weeks.

Police are still investigating the cause of his death, but say there were no immediate indications of homicide at the scene.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said there were several bottles of alcohol as well as drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle, but they would not be more specific. They said it appears he di…

Busy 4G Relaunches Brand With New Focus And Commitment To Empower Ghanaian Youth And Entrepreneurs

Busy, 4G LTE provider of the year has relaunched its brand with a new focus and commitment towards empowering Ghanaian youth and entrepreneurs. With the brand relaunch, Busy is taking its vision and commitment a notch higher by focusing on the youth and leveraging on advanced technology to empower the youth and young professionals to realize their dream.
With a new tag line, Great Things Happen, Busy’s new outlook will also connect the new busy 4G back to its heritage as an ISP that offers the hub for young and up-coming entrepreneurs to connect to the world, develop business plans, network and kick-start their dreams.

Chief Executive Officer of Busy Praveen Sadalege, says “Busy is launching this new brand with a focus on digital first and with the introduction of mobile digital platform such as My Busy Mobile, an interactive platform that allows customers to track their data usage, top up data, bundle data and control their data usage. There is also the Web self-care app…

Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

Russia's Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.
The court ordered the closure of the group's Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property.
The Interfax news agency on Thursday quoted Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying that the Jehovah's Witnesses "pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security."
The Jehovah's Witnesses claim more than 170,000 adherents in Russia. The group has come under increasing pressure over the past year, including a ban on distributing literature deemed to violate Russia's anti-extremism laws.

Terrorist kills one officer, wounds two others in an ambush on the Champs Elysees, Paris

A policeman was shot dead while two other police officers were seriously wounded by a Kalashnikov-wielding (AK-47) gunman on the Champs Elysees in central Paris - just three days before the French presidential election. ISIS has since claimed the attack, but the French authorities say they don't have a connection of the shooter to ISIS yet.
The gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C - who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001 was said to have parked his Audi , walked up to police in a van an opened fire after police stopped at a red light on the world famous avenue, Champs Elysees.

 As soon as he shot at the policemen, the gunmen made no attempt to run and hide. French police said the attack was probably a 'terrorist act' and dramatic video footage captured the moment police shot at the assailant, who later died.
The fatal incident unfolded as presidential candidates, including National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, debated on a TV sho…