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Drake Beats Lawsuit Over Sampling With Winning "Fair Use" Argument

Drake, along with various associated record labels and music publishers, pulled off an impressive achievement on Tuesday by convincing a judge that his song, "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2," off the 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same, fairly sampled a 1982 spoken-word recording, "Jimmy Smith Rap," and that there is no liability for copyright infringement.

Clip Awards to honour Ghanaian photographers & videographers, and create awareness for autism

Organisers of the maiden Cliq Awards, Photography and Videography awards has announced a decision to use proceeds from its maiden event to support autism in the country.
According to Benedicta Gyamfi, a member of the organising team, the initiative was conceived with the intent of drawing attention to autism and educating the public about the disorder.

Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe accidentally burns down friend’s cottage

Debbie Rowe accidentally burnt down her friend's home last week and escaped unharmed.
The ex-wife of Michael Jackson and mother to Paris and Michael Joseph Jr. (Prince) was recovering from breast cancer treatment at her pal's Vermont cottage when the home spontaneously combusted during the pair's home remodeling project, TMZ reports.

CNN fires Kathy Griffin over offensive Trump photo

Kathy Griffin will no longer appear with Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve.
A day after Griffin released a photograph holding a mock "decapitated" head of President Trump, CNN announced they have terminated their contract with the comic. 
"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," the network tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

Menaye Donkor postpones launch of Miss Universe Ghana due to loss of Sulley Muntari’s dad

Model, philanthropist and former Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor, who is now Miss Universe Ghana 2017 National Director, has postponed the launch of the pageant which was scheduled for June 1, to mourn the loss of her father-in-law.
A statement from the wife of Ghanaian midfielder. Sully Muntari said:

Photos: Bisa Kdei For Next Season Of Coke Studio Africa

Award-winning Ghanaian Highlife artiste, Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah better known by his stage name Bisa Kdei is in Kenya recording for the next season of music show Coke Studio Africa.

It brings together artistes from different genres, eras and countries on the continent to create a modern and authentic sound through music Mash Up.

19-year-old woman is sentenced to death for getting raped at gunpoint in Pakistan

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death by stoning for being raped by her cousin at gunpoint. The woman said she was sleeping at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country's central Punjab province, when her cousin attacked her.

She reported the crime to the local tribal court called panchayat but she was told she intentionally seduced her cousin.

Shatta Wale To Kick-Start His "After The Storm” Album Tour In America

LVC Entertainment in collaboration with Boogie Down Nima and TM Entertainmentz presents Shatta Wale "After the Storm" USA tour.

Shatta Wale who was officially crowned the Best Performer at the just ended Ghana Meets Naija concert at the conference centre after performing 30 hits songs will be headlining a concert in New York to kick-start his American tour.

Nigeria policemen 'killed by navy' in Calabar

Three Nigerian police officers have reportedly been killed after clashes with members of the navy in the south-eastern city of Calabar. 
It is unclear what sparked the clashes but a senior police officer told the BBC that a police station had been set on fire.

Kenya inaugurates new Chinese-funded railway

Amid concerns of its high price tag, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since its independence.

The red-and-white diesel train left from the port city of Mombasa on Wednesday on its journey to Nairobi, carrying Kenyatta, Chinese dignitaries and citizens from around the country.

See faces of suspects arrested so far for the grisly lynching of military officer in Ghana (photos)

A number of suspects have been arrested over the grisly murder of military officer in Denkyira Boase in the Central Region, Ghana on Monday, May 29.
The officer, Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by residents of the Denkyira Boase Township on suspicion of being an armed robber. He was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties there where he met his untimely death.

Serena Williams is expecting a girl, her sister Venus confirms it

The sex of Serena Williams' baby has been revealed and it's going to be a girl for the tennis champion and her Reddit co-founder fiance. Serena's sister, Venus, made this known at the French Open today.

Venus made this confirmation during a post-match interview with Eurosport. She referred to the baby as "she" and said that she hopes to be the baby's favorite aunt.

This 10-year-old Started an Empowering Clothing Line after Being Bullied for her Dark Skin

After being bullied for her dark skin by students in two schools, this 10-year-old girl took matters into her own hands. The young lady, Kheris, started a clothing line called Flexin In My Complexionas a way to encourage other who might be going through the same issues.

President Nana Akufo-Addo names Cabinet

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named a 19-member Cabinet for the government, in accordance with Article 76 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.
Article 76 (1) stipulates: "There shall be a Cabinet, which shall consist of the President, the Vice-President and not less than 10 and not more than 19 Ministers of State." 
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, read the President's letter on Cabinet ministers in Parliament yesterday.

Photos: 30-year-old South African woman found dead in her office nearly two weeks after she was reported missing

A 30-year-old woman missing for nearly two weeks has been found dead in her Eskom office at the Springs power station, South Africa on Monday, May 29th. Lucia Thembisile Yende was last seen on May 17. Her white single cab Toyota Hilux was also found in the parking lot. Her body was found in the office which remained locked since the day she went missing, despite police dogs sniffing the premises.

Assemblyman On The Run Over The Murder Of Captain Mahama

At least four people are in the custody of the police in the Denkyira-Obuasi District in the Central Region, over the murder of a military officer Monday morning.

The men were arrested after an initial investigation revealed they played a role in the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Battalion Infantry.

An Assembly Member alleged to have organized the mob attack which led to the death of the soldier is on the run, police have said. The country has been thrown into shock following news about the lynching of Captain Adam Mahama on Monday by Denkyira-Obuasi residents in the Upper Denkyira West District.

'Covfefe' trends on social media after Trump shares unfinished tweet with typo

"Covfefe" was the number one trend on Twitter across the U.S. early Wednesday morning after President Trump sent out what appeared to be an unfinished tweet with a typo.
"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," Trump tweeted shortly after 12 a.m. E.T.

Arsene Wenger agrees to a new two-year contract with Arsenal

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has agreed to a new two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club.   Wenger and club owner Stan Kroenke met on Monday to determine the Frenchman's future, with the decision relayed to directors at a board meeting today.

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo Launches “Reducing Malaria And Malnitrition Initiative”

First Lady of Ghana, Mrs.Rebecca Akufo-Addo Has today 30th May,2017 Launched the “Reducing Malaria and Malnutrition Initiative” as part of efforts to encourage participation of communities across Ghana to help address incidents of malaria and malnutrition especially among the most vulnerable members of our population.

Launching the initiative, the First Lady stated that throughout her work with Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, she has realized that Malaria and malnutrition are two of the critical conditions that have had negative influence on our vulnerable population for years.

Facebook sorry for Tiananmen picture frame rejection

Facebook has apologised for "incorrectly" rejecting a Hong Kong activist's profile picture frame referencing the Tiananmen massacre.
Fung Ka Keung had designed a layer of text, known as a frame, for his profile picture to commemorate the incident.

But it was rejected on the grounds it "belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group".

Minister For Tourism, Arts And Culture Meets Movie Stakeholders In Kumasi

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine A. Afeku on Saturday May 27, 2017, met actors and actresses in the movie industry at Miklin Hotel in Kumasi.

Their dialogue centered on their concerns in the Ghanaian movie industry affecting their business.

One of their major concern, was with regards to the patronage of Mexican and other foreign Telenovelas on the various Television networks by majority of Ghanaians to the neglect of our own local movies.

US comedian Kathy Griffin apologises for 'beheaded Trump' photo

A US comedian has apologised for a photo shoot in which she appeared holding a fake bloodied head that resembled US President Donald Trump.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kathy Griffin "begged" for forgiveness and said she had "crossed a line".
She said she was asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the photo from the internet.

Lebanon wants Wonder Woman film banned because lead actress is Israeli

Lebanon has called for ban of the new Wonder Woman movie because its lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli, AP reports.  A security official said a formal request for a ban has not yet been received. A ban would require a recommendation from a six-member committee from the Ministry of Economy, a process that has not yet began, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporter.

Tennis star, Maxime Hamou banned from French Open for kissing female presenter on live TV (Video)

A 21-year-old Tennis star has been banished by the organisers of the French Open after he repeatedly kisses a female reporter during a post-match interview on Monday.
Maxime Hamou, a French tennis player had just been knocked out by Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas in the first round of the competition when he grabbed broadcast reporter Maly Thoams around the neck, shoulders, and was repeatedly seen forcing his lips on the reporter despite her efforts to pull away.