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Showing posts from September 7, 2017

Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits 'lack religious schooling'

Many young Africans drawn to extremist groups know "little to nothing" about religious texts and interpretations, a UN study has found.
The survey, the first of its kind in Africa, profiled nearly 500 voluntary recruits to militant groups including al-Shabab and Boko Haram.

Jospong Group now Owners of Metro TV

Labone-based Metropolitan Television has been acquired by the Jospong Group of Companies. 
Enewsgh.comcan report that the station will now run under a new direction led by Paul Adom-Otchere.

2018 World Cup: South Africa consider replay appeal

South Africa may appeal against Fifa's decision to order a replay of the World Cup qualifier against Senegal because of "match manipulation" by the referee.
South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 at home last November but match referee Joseph Lamptey has since been banned for life.

WIMBIZ Breaks New Frontiers in Africa; Holds International Conference in Accra, Ghana

Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a Nigeria-based non-profit organisation advancing the cause of women, will hold its maiden international conference at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel,Accra on Thursday September 14th, 2017. Themed ‘Breaking New Frontiers’, the one-day conference will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions focused on growing female leadership in business and careers within the private and public sectors in Africa, with influential Nigerian and Ghanaian women billed to attend.

Media And Broadcasting Awards 2017 Announces Criteria And Date

The need to regulate the activities of Media Organisations is at the fore of many discussions in Ghana. High ethical standards, accuracy, and innovation will ensure our country continues to reap the many benefits the Media can offer.

Tanzania: Opposition MP Tundu Lissu wounded by gunmen

A prominent opposition member of parliament in Tanzania has been shot and "seriously wounded" by unknown attackers at his residence in the administrative capital, Dodoma, according to officials.
Tundu Lissu underwent emergency surgery after being shot in the abdomen on Thursday. James Kiologwe, a doctor at Dodoma regional hospital, said he was in stable condition.

Photos: Prince George arrives for his first day at £20,000-a-year school with his father, Prince William

William and Kate's son, four-year-old Prince George arrived for his first day at school - Thomas's Battersea, this morning with his father, Prince William, looking smart in his uniform - a blue official school jumper with red logo, blue Bermuda shorts and blue socks with laceless shoes.

Malawi pastor, Prophet Bushiri develops ATM cards for tithe payment in his church (photo)

A Malawain pastor, Prophet Bushiri has develpoed an ATM card which will make make it easy for his church followers to pay their tithes automatically every Sunday. The photo was shared on Facebook by Ntje Ishmael.

Video: Confusion At Tema Port Over Paperless System

Customs Officers are having a tough time controlling clearing agents at the Tema port four days into the implementation of the paperless systems as some are still to get clearance for their goods. Several complaints are still to be addressed by the service.

Woman spends at least 23 years growing the world's longest fingernails, now officially part of the Guinness World Records 2018 edition

A nail artist based in Houston, Texas, Ayanna Williams has earned her a place in the Guinness World Records 2018 Edition for having the world's longest fingernails.

Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of the buildings on Barbuda Island

About 24-hours ago, Hurricane IRMA made landfall in Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands.
Nearly every building on the island of Barbuda was damaged when the eye of the storm passed and about 60 percent of the island's roughly 1,400 people were left homeless,

Gigi Hadid sued over Instagram photo

Gigi Hadid is being sued by a paparazzi photographer who claims she used his photo all over her social media, severely cutting into his profits.

Aviation Industry Recognises Puma Energy For Its Fuel Service Contribution

Puma Energy, a global integrated mid and downstream energy company, received the Best Fuel Service Provider Achievement Award at the second National Aviation Awards held recently in Accra.
This award sought to recognise the contribution of Puma Energy to the efficient operation of the aviation sector in Ghana through the consistent and efficient supply of high quality fuel to various airlines.

Kenyan schoolgirl detained in connection with school fire

A Kenyan schoolgirl will be held in custody for seven days in connection with a school fire in which nine people died, a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi, has ruled. Read here

Watch video of how arrested woman hijacks police car before leading cops on wild chase

Officers in Texas were led on a wild car chase after Toscha Sponsler, managed to slip out of her handcuffs and stole a police SUV.
The 33-year-old woman who was arrested, seat-belted and handcuffed in the back of a police car for shoplifting set herself free and escaped with the SUV as officers were busy going through her bags of stolen goods.

Facebook uncovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. 
The company said $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017.

BBC’s What’s Up Africa brings you news, but not as you know it

He’s been a pastor, a high-flying football manager and the president of Katwana; now he’s returning to screens to play more comedic characters in the brand new series of What’s Up Africa. That’s right, the wait is over and Ikenna Azuike – the critically acclaimed Nigerian-born vlogger – is back to bring more belly laughs to the BBC World News’ daily African news programme, Focus on Africa.

No one will break my record for at least 20 years - Usain Bolt boasts

Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt who is the only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics and holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 seems pretty confident despite the fact that he's retired.

North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze

The US has proposed a range of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un's assets.
The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council members comes after North Korea's sixth nuclear test and repeated missile launches.

Meet The 16 Contestants Selected For MTN Hitmaker 6

Over the years since its maiden edition, the MTN Hitmaker has been one of the most consistent and rewarding music reality tv shows which has produced amazing talent making giant strides in the Ghanaian music industry; Kurlsongs, Kidi, Kwame Eugene, koo Ntakra are among the few who joined the Hitmaker train and are doing exceptionally well in the industry.

World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed

A World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the match referee was banned for life by Fifa.
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was banned for "match manipulation".

My problem with a lot of today's preaching is that it doesn't prepare people for pain - Kirk Franklin

American gospel musician, Kirk Franklin in a series of tweets has shared his thoughts on how Pastors share the word of God.
According to him, 'the biggest problem with a lot of today's preaching, is that it doesn't prepare people for pain'.