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World Athletics Championship 2017: Botswana's sprinter is made to run alone after he contracted norovirus (Photos)

Botswana's athlete, Isaac Makwala had no other option than to make a solo race after being suspended from the initial qualifying race for contracting norovirus. 
Makwala was prevented from running in Monday's opening 200 metres heat and Tuesday's 400m final after falling victim to an outbreak of gastroenteritis that also affected about 30 other competitors at the Tower Hotel in London.

Kendrick Lamar talks DAMN, Trump & Beyoncé as he Covers Rolling Stone Magazine

Often called the best rapper of his generation, Kendrick Lamar discussed his beginnings, what drives him, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone caught up with the rapper who just released the video of the Rihanna-assisted song “Loyalty,” and they sat with him to talk about his music.

Photos: Election results spark protests in Kenya

Series of protests have erupted in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in western Kenya after presidential candidate Raila Odinga alleged that the electoral commission's IT system had been hacked to manipulate the election results.

Miss Ghana 2017: Tamale auditions set for Aug.10

The process of selecting the next personality to take up the title of ‘MissGhana60YearsOn’, ‘Miss Ghana Diamond Jubilee’ and ‘Miss Ghana 2017’ – has commenced in earnest.
Exclusive Events Ghana Ltd, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee – are starting off the 2017 regional tour for Miss Ghana auditions in Tamale on August 10, at the Global Dream Hotel.

TV3 lays off 100 workers

Over one hundred workers of TV3 Network Limited have been laid off in a retrenchment exercise.
Reports indicate that about 40 management staff and 60 junior staff were affected in the exercise.
A letter seen by Citi News stated that the decision was made due to the on-going organizational and workforce restructuring of the Media General group comprising TV3.

Wiyaala announces UK dates for “GRRRL Tour”

Upper West songstress Wiyaala will join all-girl group GRRRL next week to begin rehearsals for a nationwide tour of UK venues and festivals later this month.
GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent revolutionary women artists from around the world coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music.  Fusing together sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronic, GRRRL is packed with purpose and has a message to tell.

Becca to host ‘Unveiling’ album listening party with DJ Spinall, August 11

The queen of Ghana`s music industry Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca of Zylofon Music has activated series of activities to mark her album release which marks her 10th anniversary in the music industry.
After publicizing the pre release and order online, Becca in collaboration with her Zylofon team have planned a listening session with key industry stakeholders to have a first taste of the 13 beautiful songs on the album called UNVEILING.

Mugabe to be honoured with $1bn university

Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government plans to spend $1bn (£770m) on building a university to honour President Robert Mugabe, 93.
Construction would cost $800m, with $200m for an "endowment fund for research and innovation," Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo said at a press conference, Reuters news agency reports. 

Tiger Woods pleads not guilty to DUI charges

Golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida in May.

He is now expected to admit to a lesser charge of reckless driving and enter a 12-month probation programme.

Scotish DJ, Calvin Harris top Forbes' list of highest paid DJs for the fifth year in a row

Calvin Harris was on Tuesday named the highest paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year.
The 33-year-old Scotish DJ who's also a record producer and a songwriter brought in $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017, outpacing fellow DJs Tiesto and newcomers The Chainsmokers.

'I didn't sleep with her, she's not my type of woman' - Usher slams his Plus sized accuser

Usher has denied sleeping with one of his accusers, the plus sized lady who claimed the singer exposed her to herpes.

Dubai's Billionaire’s teenage son gets a £200,000 Ferrari covered in Louis Vuitton print, despite being too young to drive (Photos/Video)

Rashed Saif Belhasa, 15, the son of Dubai construction mogul Saif Ahmed Belhasas, has taken delivery of a brand new £200,000 Ferrari wrapped in Louis Vuitton print despite being too young to drive it.

Obama urges Kenyan government to respect election result

Former President Barack Obama on Monday called for peaceful elections in Kenya as the country prepares for a fiercely contested presidential vote.

The former president, whose father was born in Kenya, said there has been “too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides” and that the Kenyan people “will be the losers if there is a descent into violence.”

French police seek vehicle after soldiers hit in Paris

At least six soldiers have been injured after they were hit by a vehicle in Levallois-Perret, on the northwest edge of Paris, according to the Paris police authority.
Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said at least two of the six were seriously injured in the incident.

Ex-DJ says he may have touched Taylor Swift's 'ribs'

On the opening day of the Taylor Swift groping trial, a former DJ denied ever touching the pop star's buttocks at a photo session before her concert in 2013.
Former Denver radio host David Mueller, who sued Swift two years after being fired by his radio station after the encounter, testified Tuesday at the civil trial in Denver that he may have touched Swift's "rib cage, or rib, or ribs" with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with the celebrity.

Vodafone boss receives feminine achievement award

Vodafone Chief Executive, Yolanda Cuba, has grabbed the “Most Outstanding Telecommunications Executive” award at the just ended Feminine Achievement Awards.

This adds to a host of accolades she has received since assuming the role of CEO of Vodafone Ghana.

The latest recognition capped a very outstanding one year at Vodafone Ghana in which she has completely taken the performance of the company several notches higher.

Akufo-Addo extends IGP’s tenure

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu, by two years, after reaching the retirement age of 60, the Ghana News Agency has learnt.
The President appointed Mr Apeatu as the Acting IGP on January 25, 2017, after the exit of his predecessor, Mr John Kudalor.

#ChaleWote festival slated for August 14

Chale Wote, Ghana’s annual alternative  platform for art, music, dance and performance returns August 14 -16.
This year, the event is held under the theme “Wata Mata”, and features installations from over 30 Ghana-based artists and include the participation of artists from South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, the U.S., France, Australia, Kenya, Canada, Poland, Argentina and Brazil.

Kenya election 2017: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted

Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday's election.
With 80% of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44% for his rival, Raila Odinga, figures show.
However, the opposition coalition has rejected the partial results, saying election officials have not produced documents to prove their validity.

Trump warns 'fire and fury' if N.Korea threatens U.S., Pyongyang weighs Guam strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States, prompting the nuclear-armed nation to say it was considering firing missiles at Guam, a U.S.-held Pacific island.
As tensions escalated, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam, site of a U.S. military base. A North Korean military spokesman, in a statement carried by state-run KCNA news agency, said the plan would be put into practice once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after "a long and courageous battle" with Alzheimer's disease, his family said.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather," their statement said.

Woman gives birth at Kenya polling station, names her baby girl 'Ballot'

Yesterday, Paulina Chemanang a Kenyan woman gave birth to a baby girl while waiting to cast her vote in Kenya's election.
She was helped to deliver the baby by other voters at Konyao Secondary School in West Pokot, before being rushed to a nearby dispensary.