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How a South Sudanese refugee became a supermodel

June 20, 2017 is World Refugee Day and we are truly inspired by stories that show the desire to push beyond unfortunate events towards greatness.
Watch this BBC short story of Mari Malek, who left war-ravaged South Sudan as a child and has achieved success in America.

Bomb blast on Brussel’s Grand Central Station; Belgian police “neutralize” man wearing explosive belt

Belgian police have 'neutralised' a man wearing an explosive belt in Brussel's Grand Central Station.

A witness told Agence France Presse that the suspect shouted "Allahu Akbar" before he was shot by soldiers who were on patrol at the time. Security forces evacuated people from La Grande Place within seconds following the incident.

Photos: Police officer shoots his 23-year-old wife dead in Kenya, attempts to kill himself

Constable Kelvin Kabasa, a police officer at Luanshya Central Headquarters, Kenya, shot dead his wife on Tuesday morning, June 20th. Kabasa then turned the gun on himself but the bullet only pierced the side of his head. Both were police officers at Luanshya Heaquarters. Below is a statement by the Kenya police:

Gunmen shoot policeman in Central Region

A policeman has been shot in the Central region when a sprinter bus he had joined on his way back from duty was attacked by unknown gunmen.
Lance Corporal Kwaku Mensah was shot in the early hours of Tuesday when the Sprinter Bus with about 22 passengers on board was attacked by the suspected armed robbers.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dead at 42 From Sickle Cell Anemia

Prodigy, one half of the iconic rap duo Mobb Deep, has passed away at age 42.

The rapper's publicist released a statement on his death, citing complications stemming from his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia.

Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria

A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.
The man posted a picture of himself holding the baby out of a window in a high-rise building with the caption: "1,000 likes or I will drop him." 
It prompted other social media users to demand his arrest for child abuse.

Star beer wins gold for a second time at the Monde Selection Awards

Star Beer produced by Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has for the second consecutive year been awarded a Gold Quality Award by Monde Selection, as Ghana’s best-tasting beer in 2017 for its superior taste and quality.
Monde Selection, founded in 1961 with a unique expertise to test and analyze consumer goods from all over the world to grant them an internationally renowned quality award evaluates competing products are through specialist jury tasting after which scores are added up, averaged and awarded with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold quality award.

Joe Mettle to record his next live album at his Praiz Reloaded Concert, 25th June

Ghana’s reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle is set to record his next live album at his Praiz Reloaded Concert which will be held at the Accra international Conference Centre on Sunday 25th June 2017.

Barely two weeks after being crowned the Artiste of Excellence, West Africa, at the just ended African Gospel Music and Media Awards in the UK, Joe Mettle is ready to record his next live album.

Beyonce's twins were born premature and are being kept "under the light" to normalize

Beyonce gave birth since last week Monday at a hospital in Los Angeles but has not been discharged since then reportedly due to a problem with the twins.

It has now been revealed by TMZ that the "minor issue" is that the twins were born prematurely and as such, they need to be monitored and kept "under the lights" for them to normalise.

DR Congo Kasai conflict: 'Thousands dead' in violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says.
The figure, reported by Reuters, is from Church sources in the country.
The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians have also been caught up in the violence.

John Legend Postpones Tour Dates Due to Illness, Needs 'Few Days to Recover'

The 37-year-old R&B musician tweeted that he would have to postpone his concerts in Columbia, Maryland, and Camden, New Jersey, on Tuesday and Thursday. "To all my fans in DC/Maryland/Virginia and Philadelphia/South Jersey, I want to personally apologize," Legend wrote. "I've gotten sick and need a few days to recover and rest my voice."

Georgina Wood Officially Joins Council Of State

President Akufo-Addo has sworn in the former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood as a member of the Council of State.
This comes about two weeks after the President announced her appointment to the Council through a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Speaking at the swearing in, Nana Akufo-Addo said the former Chief Justice has a rich vein of information and experience to help him in the administration of the country.

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach.
The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim.

Starr FM’s DJ Mono drops ‘Stoner Riddim’ June 25

Starr FM’s master turntable DJ is set to drop the much anticipated maiden rhythm dubbed “Stoner Riddim” on Sunday June 25, 2016.

Barclays charged with fraud in Qatar case

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance.
The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank's fundraising at the height of 2008's financial crisis.
Former chief executive John Varley is one of the four ex-staff who will face Westminster magistrates on 3 July.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Florentino Perez to speak to player after Confederations Cup

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup.
Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.
The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

Two die from electrocution in Eastern Region

Two persons have died from electrocution in the Eastern region.
The deceased are Agya Kofi, a popular welder at Somanya and a man identified only as Charles at Asuoyaa.
Both bodies have been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

Armed robber nabbed for stealing, murder of footballer

A notorious gang leader who has been on the Kasoa Police wanted list for his alleged engagement in series of robberies and the murder of a footballer has eventually been arrested.
The suspect, Nii Yartey, was arrested from his hideout at a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region, following police intelligence.

Nominees announced for 2017 Ghana Startup Awards

The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) through its flagship initiative; The Startup Network has announced finalists for the 2017 Premium Bank Ghana Startup Awards.
The Premium Bank Ghana Startup Awards which is in its 2nd year was designed to reward the works and contributions of startups to the Ghanaian economy and also create a thriving community of startups collaborating and empowering the Startup Ecosystem.

Comedian AY’s New Movie "10 Days In Sun City" Premieres In Lagos, Nigeria

The most anticipated movie of the year, 10 days in Sun City is finally upon us. This time AY takes us on a journey to the beautiful Sun City in South Africa with fellow cast members – Richard Mofe Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Gbenro Ajibade, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Falz, 2face Idibia, Alibaba, Alex Ekubo, Yvonne Jegede, Annie Idibia, Uti Nwachukwu, Fathia Balogun and more.

Jay Z just changed his name again to JAY-Z

It’s been a big few weeks for Jay Z. He scored a loving tribute from the former president, his wife, Beyoncé, gave birth to twins, and he’s got a new album coming soon. Along with that album comes a more front-facing bit of news: Jay Z is changing his name again.

A record 65.6 million people are displaced worldwide - UNHCR reveals

A new report by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) says a record of 65.6 million people who are either refugees, asylum seekers were displaced worldwide at the end of 2016. According to the UNHCR's annual Global Trends survey which was revealed today,  the new figures surpasses the 2015 report by 300,000, consisting of 40.3 million internally displaced people, 22.5 million refugees and 2.8 million asylum seekers worldwide.

VVIP Set To feed 10,000 Patrons At 2017 SallahFest

VVIP Sallah fest, an annual feast and musical concert organized by award winning legendary Ghanaian hip-life music group, is set to commence this year on sallah day.

The event which over the years been accepted by all for bringing Muslim’s together under one place all across the Muslim communities is hosted by VVIP every year on the Chapter O Street at Nima and this year’s event is no exceptional but said to rather be better and bigger this year.

5 key suspects grabbed over Mahama murder

Five out of the 12 prime suspects on the Police Wanted List in connection with the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama have been arrested.
They are Bernard Asamoah a.k.a Daddy, Bismark Asamoah a.k.a Rasta, Sarah Mensah, John Boakye and Kwame Awona.
According to the Ghana Police Service, the five were arrested last week.

Photo: Man finds a coffin with human remains buried on his plot of land

A coffin with human remains was found in a wooden structure on a plot of land at Adenta, near Accra, Ghana. 
Speaking to Yenson on Accra100.5FM on Monday, June 19, the owner of the plot, one Kwame, narrated how he gave the plot to the occupant of the wooden structure, one Martin, following a plea to him by his friend to allow him put up a temporary structure on the property for lodging.

Otto Warmbier dies days after being brought back to the US from North Korea

The University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, who was held in North Korea for 15 months has died days after being brought back to the United States in a coma. Warmbier was returned to his family in Ohio just a week ago after spending 17 months in North Korea where he was arrested.