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HM Young Achievers Summit 2017 Set For June 17

Social enterprises continue to grow in Ghana every year. Most of their impact is felt in the influence they have on the sustainable growth they achieve yearly in their respective industries.

Entrepreneurship in Ghana has fueled employment opportunities. It has encouraged the youth to become creative and innovative not only as a means of tackling youth employment but also as a solution to meeting the pressing needs of society, providing sustainable solutions to business problems whiles also strengthening the oak of GDP growth, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and highlighting the gross benefits of the use of technology in business.

Theresa May's Chief of Staff resigns after election results

The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, shouldering some of the blame for an election that proved a disaster for the Conservative Party, a headache for Britain's exit from the European Union — and potentially a fatal blow to May's premiership.
Joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to make them pay more for long-term care.

Ice Cube Schools Bill Maher on the N-Word: ‘That’s Our Word Now. And You Can’t Have It Back.’

Ice Cube did not let Bill Maher off easy on Friday’s Real Time. The rapper-actor used a chunk of his time as a guest on the HBO gabfest to both admonish and educate Maher about the host’s recent N-word transgression. Ice Cube’s impassioned takedown came towards the end of a show that began with Maher addressing the proverbial elephant in the room when he thanked the audience “for letting a sinner in your midst.” 

TV Batman actor Adam West dies at 88

Adam West, who stared as Bruce Wayne in the campy 1960s series Batman, died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88.
“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

President Mugabe sacks Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor Johannes Tomana

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has sacked the country's chief prosecutor, Johannes Tomana, after a tribunal found him guilty of misconduct and incompetence.
Local media say he will now face trial for criminal abuse of office. Mr Tomana was suspended back in February 2016.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ilwad Elman Announced Recipients Of Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards

The 2017 BET Awards has announced its honorees for the year with New Edition picking up Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chance The Rapper taking Humanitarian Award.   The Global Good Awards see representation from Africa, including South Africa’s iconic singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and Somalian activist, Ilwad Elman.

BET International proudly salutes Yvonne Chaka Chaka for her ferocious fight for the health and well-being of Africans and people across the world, as she uses her stellar celebrity platform for their cause. Chaka Chaka says that “it all starts with her music.”

Meet the 3 Ghanaian Elected Into the UK Parliament

In the last General Elections in the UK, three Ghanaians were elected into the parliament. They were all MPs in the previous parliament and have all won their seats again:

Supt. Cephas Arthur transferred to East Legon in latest Police reshuffle

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, has been transferred from the Police Headquarters in the latest reshuffle within the Police Service.

He will now serve as the Commander of the East Legon District Command.

His deputy, DSP Sheila Abayie Buckman, will replace him as the new Director of Public Affairs.

Singer Sean Kingston claims he's so broke he has just $500 to his name and now living with his mum

Singer Sean Kingston is claiming he is dead broke despite selling millions of records at some point in his career.

Turkish President Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of Turkish troops there, saying Riyadh needed to put brotherhood ahead of animosity.
Erdogan said isolating Qatar would not resolve any regional problems and vowed to do everything in his power to help end the regional crisis.
"We will not abandon our Qatari brothers," Erdogan told members of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party at a fast-breaking meal on Friday in Istanbul during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who's facing treason charges, said Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town.

Hichilema was arrested in April for allegedly failing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade and has so far been held in detention for two months.

Kotoka Airport’s VVIP Lounge closed down

The VVIP and VIP sections of the Kotoka International Airport will be shut down from Monday.
A statement issued from the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the lounges will no longer be accessible from July 12, 2017.

Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's UK election. 
The German chancellor said she believed Britain would stick to the timetable, adding the European Union was "ready".
Mrs Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 June.

Ghanaian midfielder Kwame Bonsu jailed in Sweden for raping and assaulting wife

A Ghanaian footballer, Kwame Bonsu, in Gävle, Sweden, has been sentenced to two years in prison for raping and assaulting his wife.
A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a Ghanaian football player in Sweden's second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his then wife.
After serving his sentence, 22-year-old Kwame Bonsu, who played for the Gefle IF club, will be expelled from the Scandinavian country where he has lived since 2013, Gävle District Court said.

CNN host, Reza Aslan fired Following Anti-Trump Tweets

CNN no longer believes in “Believer,” the non-fiction series it launched earlier this year with Reza Aslan, the Iranian-American author and religious scholar.

“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,'” the network said in a statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best. ”
According to Variety, Aslan came under fire earlier this month after using profanity to describe President Donald Trump in the wake of remarks the President made about the terrorist attacks on London.

Man bags 35 years in prison for insulting Thailand monarchy on Facebook

A Bangkok military court today jailed a 34-year-old man for insulting royal family on social media, according to a watchdog, it was one of the harshest sentences handed down for a crime that insulates Thailand's ultra-rich monarchy from criticism.
Wichai, whose last name was withheld to protect his family from ostracisation, was convicted of ten counts of lese majeste for sharing photos and videos of the royal family that he allegedly shared on Facebook that purported to belong to a different user.