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Fifa: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah resigns following denial of any wrongdoing

High-ranking Fifa official Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has resigned a day after denying claims linking him to a fraud case.
Following the release of court documents, Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad was linked in media reports to Richard Lai, the Fifa audit and compliance committee member who was banned for bribery.
Lai admitted taking $950,000 (£735,000) in bribes in a US Court on Thursday.
In a statement, Ahmad said he "vigorously" denies any wrongdoing.
The 53-year-old, a member of both Fifa's ruling council and president of the Olympic Council of Asia, had admitted on Saturday to being aware of the media speculation but said he was "very surprised" by the allegations.
Court documents in Lai's case did not directly name Sheikh Ahmad but referred to someone who "at various times" was a "high-ranking official of Fifa, the Kuwait Football Association (KFA), and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)".
And in a second statement announcing his resi…

Rapper, DMX checks himself into rehab, cancels 3 shows

Veteran  American rapper, DMX, who is a drug addict has checked himself into rehab to get help over his worrisome health. According to TMZ, he had to cancel three shows this week due to what was deemed a 'medical emergency.'
The rapper reportedly entered the rehab facility voluntarily on Thursday April 28th in Southern California with the support of his manager, Pat Gallo, and his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons.
His manager released a statement, apologizing to his fans for the canceled shows, saying the rapper's health comes first.

'It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” Gallo said in a statement. “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.'

Although, this is not time DMX is making a trip to rehab, over the years he was checked in for substance abuse iss…

Bisa Kdei Appointed As Ambassador In La Cote d'Ivoire

Just few days after being honored by HE Ron Strikker, ambassador for the United Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ghana, multiple award winning musician Bisa K'dei has been appointed as an ambassador for Tourism in La Cote d'Ivoire.

Been one of the top African musicians headlining the 10th edition of Festival des Musiques Urbaines d'Anoumabo (FEMUA), Bisa Kdei who flew to La Cote d'Ivoire on Friday, April 28 2017 with his team and band was invited by top government officials for a lunch upon their arrival.

Almost all the musicians headlining the Festival including legendary Magic System, Singuila others were present at the lunch and Bisa Kdei without knowing how much he is worth to the Ivorians was honored as a tourism ambassador.

According to the citizens in La Cote d'Ivoire, Bisa Kdei's music is the only music they listen to aside their usual Francophone style and having him in their country means so much to them that they wish he never goes back to Gha…

Russians Peacefully Protest, Call for Putin to Quit

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.
Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. But the 64-year-old politician, who enjoys high popularity ratings, is widely expected to do so.
Saturday's protest in the capital—called "We're sick of him"—was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once Russia's richest man, he was freed by Putin in 2013 after spending a decade in jail for fraud, a charge Khodorkovsky said was politically-motivated.

One of hundreds shepherded into a queue behind metal barriers by police before handing over their petitions one-by- one, Anna, a 16-year-old Moscow schoolgirl, said she hoped Putin would get the message and not run again.

Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free

Thirty-six members of the Yazidi religious minority are free after nearly three years in the hands of so-called Islamic State (IS), the UN says.
They have been taken to UN centres in Dohuk in Kurdish northern Iraq. 
It is unclear whether they escaped in Iraq or were freed, as the UN declined to give more information to avoid jeopardising future releases. 
IS killed and enslaved thousands of Yazidis after seizing the northern town of Sinjar in 2014.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces regained control in 2015 but many Yazidis were held captive by IS elsewhere as the group took over large swathes of northern Iraq. 
The 36 survivors include men, women and children who were enslaved, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.  
They reached Dohuk two nights ago where they are being housed in centres established by the UN Population Fund. 
There, they are being reunited with family members and offered care including clothing and medical and psychological aid, the UN said. 

Doctor, nurse die in gory accident

A medical doctor and a deputy director of nursing services at the Kumasi South Hospital died in a fatal accident while attending the funeral of the late former MP for Akwatia Dr. Kofi Asare.
Dr. Patience Fletcher and Mrs Philomena Adomah Kwayie died on the spot. Reports have it that the Medical Director of Kumasi South Hospital, Dr. Ofori Boadu is in a critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi .
Confirming the accident to Starr News, the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern regional Police Command, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, explained the accident occurred on Saturday at about 8:30am when a 32-year-old driver using Toyota Grand Bird with registration number GP 4921-15 had a brake failure and rammed into a Toyota Fortuner of which the deceased were being driven in.
The accident happened at a bridge on river Ako near Akyem Anyinase.
According to ASP Tetteh, Dr. Kwame Ofori Boadu, the driver of the Kumasi South Hospital Car and two other passengers of the com…

2017 Ghana Meets Naija Launches On Tuesday

The 7th edition of West Africa’s biggest Mega music concert, Ghana Meets Naija, launches in Accra on Tuesday, May 2.

Organizers, Empire, say the launch will take place at the Kokomlemle Corporate offices of leading Ghanaian bank and sponsors of this year’s event, uniBank.
Some known local names in the arts and entertainment industry are expected to be in attendance while other foreign ones will join in.

Excitement is already building up over what is expected to be a huge show this year. Empire have promised a uniquely golden concert look and feel this year.

In its 7th year, the Ghana Meets Naija concert is the biggest concert in the region that brings together, artistes from Ghana and Nigeria to a night’s celebration of music.

Usually oversubscribed, it has over the years hosted the likes of Wizkid, 2face,  Naeto C, VIP, 4x4, Kaakie, Kcee, Timaya, Davido , Stonebwoy , Wizboy, Kwaw Kese, Olamide, Guru, The Mavins headed by Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, and Shatta Wale among…

Chief Imam & Dr. Bawumia Applaud DKB's Performance At Ghana Muslim Awards. WATCH

After a very unfortunate night during the Easter Comedy Show on Saturday April 15, which later took a turn to the wrong direction when former First Lady, Madam Konadu Agyeman Rawlings said DKB is a Boring comedian. The King of Gh Comedy, DKB had a very massive performance last night at the Ghana Muslim Achievers Award.

DKB who wasn’t billed initially to perform for the event had to make a special appearance which he managed to pull off to perfection as he got the whole place exploded with laughter. “I linked up with the organizers to do a special appearance because I feel I owe the Muslim community an allegiance for impacting greatly to my comedy career.

So I decided to perform at the show in a way to give back to the Muslim community and show them how I appreciate them” he explained.

Cracking jokes about how difficult it is to woo a girl in a Muslim community, the comedian switched to political jokes when he saw The Chief Imam and The Vice President of the Republic Dr. Bawumi…

Goody Babi’s ‘Wakalo’ Drops On May 1

Afro pop queen Goody Babi is set to drop her latest single ‘Wakalo’ produced by Mr. Phrymx of Sickles Music.

Goody Babi has been on the music radar for quite a short time during which she released the following singles – Love is the Way, Twale Mama, Missing You, etc.
Her musical videos are available on her page on YouTube and she is so excited about this new song. The song ‘Wakalo’ promises to be different from her previous projects and will win the heart of her fans and all music lovers.

It will drop on Monday and we hope the Djs will continue their support to Goody Babi.

Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown

The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July.
They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots, officials said.
In a separate decree, Turkey banned TV dating shows - a move previously mooted by the government.
Earlier on Saturday, Turkey blocked the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
The latest sackings follow the suspension of more than 9,000 police officers and the arrest of 1,000 more last Wednesday on suspicion of having links to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating last year's coup attempt, a charge the cleric denies.
The government said in its Official Gazette that all those sacked were suspected of links to "terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security". 
Mr Erdogan narrowly won a controversial 16 April …

Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round

It was a hell of a fight as British boxer, Anthony Joshua defeated 41 year old veteran, Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of one of the greatest boxing bout in recent times.
Joshua won the fight in the 11th round with a vicious uppercut that put his opponent on the floor, followed by a right cross. A brutal left hook knocked Wladimir down a second time then a crisp combo finished the old warrior in the corner and Klitschko went out on his shield.
Joshua defended his heavyweight titles, winning for the 19th time in as many fights in a bout that lived up to its billing as the best heavyweight fight in more than a decade.