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Caf confirm Mali's suspension has been lifted by Fifa

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed that the suspension of Mali's Football Association (FEMAFOOT) has been lifted by the sport's world body Fifa.
Mali were originally banned from global football in March after the country's Sports Minister Housseïni Amion Guindo had dissolved the executive committee of FEMAFOOT.
Fifa, who do not look kindly on government interference, had said the ban would only be lifted when the FEMAFOOT board was reinstated.
On Saturday, Caf announced that a letter dated 28 April 2017 and signed by Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura had confirmed the reinstatement of FEMAFOOT's executive committee, thereby allowing Mali back into the international fold. 
Caf say Mali are now clear to participate in the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon from 14 to 28 May 2017.
Ethiopia would have replaced holders Mali at the tournament if the suspension had not been lifted.
Mali will be based in Libreville for the U-17s Nations Cup and are set…

Photos:Cover girl, Yvonne Okoro dazzles at the unveiling of Glam Africa new issue

Actress and producer, Yvonne Okoro was on Friday unveiled in Accra as one of cover girls for the latest edition of Glam Africa magazine. 
During the media soirée at the Untamed Empire Concept Store- Ridge, Yvonne Okoro turned up looking sexy and beautiful, alongside her sisters Roseline and Elizabeth. Also present to support Yvonne were Makeba Boateng and Selly Galley among others.
The lifestyle magazine, with distribution across Africa and the diaspora, has maintained a commitment to showcase the best of African Fashion, lifestyle, travel and culture. The new issue features 3 women making impact in the African film industry.
The event was an exhibition of Ghanaian art, on the backdrop of good music, cocktails and food, interspersed with quality networking. See more pics below......

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
Officials said "an administrative measure" had been taken, but gave no reason why.
Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers "supporting terror".
Turkey has temporarily blocked social media sites including Facebook and Twitter in the past, usually following protests or terror attacks.
The Turkey Blocks monitoring group said Wikipedia was unreachable from 08:00 (05:00 GMT). People in Istanbul were unable to access any pages without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
"After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651 [governing the internet], an administrative measure has been taken for this website," Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority was quoted as saying, giving no further details. 
However, the Hurriyet daily newspaper said Wikipedia had been asked to remove content by …

Four in coma, several injured in Nsawam accident in Eastern Region

Four persons are in coma while about 13 others are seriously injured in a gory accident which occurred Saturday morning near Nsawam on the Accra-Kumasi stretch of the Highway.
The victims have been rushed to the Nsawam government hospital for  treatment .
The accident involved a Sprinter passenger vehicle from heading to Accra from Kumasi .
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred when the driver of the sprinter vehicle attempted to regain control of his vehicle after bursting a tyre. The vehicle reportedly somersaulted a number of times before landing in a nearby bush.
The injured are mostly women and their little children.
Residents living around the accident scene went to the rescue of the victims and helped remove those trapped in the car.
Starr News Eastern regional Correspondent, Kojo Ansah,  who has visited the scene reports that the sprinter vehicle has been mangled. He said stains of blood were seen at the scene.

Video:Media Entrepreneur Linda Ikeji Shares an Important Message for all Dreamers

Sharing from her personal experiences, media entrepreneur Linda Ikeji, in this video, is encouraging “all the dreamers out there to keep fighting for their dreams whether they get help from others or not.”
She narrates how she was turned down in 2008, but fast forward to 9 years later, she’s being offered more than what was refused her.
Watch the video below....

SSNIT sues Ibrahim Mahama over GHC1m staff contributions

Business mogul and brother of Ghana’s former President, Ibrahim Mahama,  has been arraigned at the special SSNIT Saturday Court for his company’s inability to pay the SSNIT contributions of it’s staff.
The case entitled the Republic vs Engineers and Planner Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama, Suleiman Ahmed Aminu, and others came up for hearing today.
The facts of the case according to the Prosecuting officer, Leena Adomah Boakye, has it that Engineers and Planners together with its Owner and Directors failed to pay SSNIT contributions of their employees for the periods February 2015 to July 2015 and June 2016 to October 2016. The unpaid contributions amounted to about 700,000 cedis.
The substantive amount however has attracted a penalty of 400,000 cedis, brings the total indebtedness to SSNIT to about one million Ghana cedis.
The accused persons were represented in court by the Executive Director of Engineers and Planners, Suleiman Ahmed Aminu, one of the accused persons, with a…

Annie~Joy writes: Concentrate! #Be Inspired!

If you will really want to achieve your goals and achieve them successfully, then you have to dilute your whole body with the word "CONCENTRATION". Concentration comes along with a whole lot of packages such as FOCUS, DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE AND HARD WORK.  The day you will lose concentration about whatever you are doing then you are heading towards collapsing. Samson grew up to knowing the hidden secrets about himself, and had maximum concentration hence, not giving Delilah the chance to distract him, so many times she tried, she failed, simply because at that time, Samson concentrated. Until, he lost his concentration and was conquered.  I came to tell you the day you will lose concentration you will be conquered and shattered. Peter concentrated when JESUS CHRIST called him to walk on the sea He was walking on. Therefore the sight for Peter's concentration was working until he lost concentration and began to sink into the sea. I came to tell you the da…

Woman shot at Okuapeman’s queenmother’s funeral

A woman was shot and  fatally injured during the final funeral rite of the late Paramount Queenmother of Okuapeman, Nana Dokua, at Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern region Friday.
The victim who was watching the funeral from a storey building  was hit  by scattered pellets from the musketry display by musketeers following a chief to the funeral ground .
Ama Darkwa,39, has been hospitalized at the Tetteh Quashie Memorial Hospital while the suspect has been arrested by the Akropong District Police .
Firing of musketry has been part and parcel of all festivals and funeral rites involving chiefs in the region.
However, the Eastern regional Security Council banned firing of firearms by musketeers in 2013 when one person was killed  and two others injured in a shooting incident during the Akropong Odwira Festival.
Speaking to Starr News the Akropong District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Kofi Adu said investigations are ongoing in the matter.
The Police Commander explained that th…

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Ciara announce birth of baby girl

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, singer Ciara, announced the birth of their daughter on Friday.
According to social media posts by both mom and dad, Sienna Princess Wilson was welcomed into the world at 7:03 p.m. Friday night:

Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You. Love, Daddy & Mommy. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. 4.28.2017 A post shared by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT
Wilson and Ciara, who first stepped out as a couple in 2015, got married last July. Ciara also has a son from a previous relationship.

72-year-old grandmother graduates from the same university she drop out from 55 years ago

72-year-old Darlene Mullins, a grandmother-of-four will be among the 800 students to graduate from Tennessee State University, TSU, on the 6th of May. Darlene will be receiving her degree 55 good years after she started at the institution.
Darlene began her studies in TSU campus in 1962, however, almost immediately, she fell in love with fellow student John Mullins, a senior from East St. Louis, Illinois, who she described as dashing, handsome and “everything to behold". They got married and she had to quit her education to focus on her new family while John stayed on and graduated in 1964. In putting her education aside, she also had to give up on her dream of becoming an Olympic track star.
"I came to TSU because I ran track. I wanted to go to the 1964 Olympics," Darlene said. "Wilma Rudolph was my idol and I was on my way. I get to TSU and meet the great coach (Ed) Temple, but we bumped heads, because I had to make a choice between his track team or Mr. …

Photos: Sandra Ankobiah meets Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser & IMF boss

Sandra Ankobiah, who has been participating in the 2017 edition of Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Program, in Washington DC has so far had some interesting meetings with female world leaders, Deputy National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump, K.T. McFarland, Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde and more.
Sandra has been sharing photos of her encounters on Instagram with captions such as:
“Spent the most amazing day at the white house in a lovely chat with the Deputy National Security Adviser to President Trump, K.T. McFarland. #EmpowerWomen #FortuneMPW” she wrote on Instagram, accompanied with a photo of herself and McFarland.”
“I had a very interesting conversation about the IMF and Ghana last night at dinner with Christine Lagarde, Head of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). #EmpowerWomen#FortuneMPW
“So honoured to have had dinner last night with a roomful of some of the most powerful women …

Passport Office ‘sacks’ Caroline Sampson for wearing ‘short dress’

Radio and TV personality, Caroline Sampson was turned away from the passport office in Accra for showing up in a ‘short’ dress.
She said in a tweet that she wasn’t allowed inside for her appointment to take a picture due to her dressing. “I go to the passport office at ridge to take a picture and they don’t allow me in. Why? My dress is short”
Entrance to the Ridge office of the Passport Office, where the books are actually printed, is very guided and open to only workers and staff. Guest go through checks and there is also a dress code for the office. Guests are allowed at the Ridge office on ‘protocol’ and on special needs basis.  All general applicants are directed to Accra PAC, which is Tema Station; Ridge is reserved for special cases.
In August 2016, fast-rising dancehall starlet, Ebony suffered a similar fate. A worker at the Passport Office who sent in a message a radio show pointed out that Ebony run into a fix because of her attitude towards the boss rather than he…

N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.
U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have failed, in what would be a fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March.
The test came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the U.N. Security Council that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".
U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile was probably a medium-range weapon known as a KN-17 and appears to have broken up within minutes of taking off.
South Korea's military said the missile, fired from the Pukchang region in a northeasterly direction, reached an altitude of 71 km (44 miles) before disintegrating a few minutes into f…

Photo: 24K gold of Darth Vader mask up for $1.4M in Japan

Ahead of 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary, Japanese jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku has unveiled a 24 karat gold sculpture of Darth Vader, one of the fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. According to Japan Times, the 15kg (33 pounds) statue of the iconic sci-fi villain will sell at a hefty $1.4 million and will be available to purchase in Japan on May 4, being the 'Star Wars' Day.
The glowing gold helmet is currently on display at the jeweler’s main store Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district. The jeweler also plans to release gold coins specially designed to celebrate the anniversary in the more affordable price range of $1,200 to $11,000 (about R15,9k to R145,9k). Over the years, Tanaka has created other gold commemorative products including a Christmas tree, samurai helmets and a replica of footballer Lionel Messi's left foot.