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Introduction of Free SHS was not for Politics - President Akufo Addo

The Introduction of the free Senior High School policy in Ghana was not motivated by political gain but was to ensure that every Ghanaian child gets the opportunity to further their education beyond Junior High School, President Akufo Addo has observed.

'Dead Donald Trump' appears on Snoop Dogg's new album cover

Rapper Snoop Dogg has posed with a with a fake corpse appearing to be Donald Trump on his new album cover. 
The 45-year-old, who has criticised the US president openly in the past, is pictured standing over the “body” of a toe-tagged Trump covered by an American flag.

The Second Edition Of Dabira’s Design Market, A seasonal Event To Showcase Contemporary Design In Africa

The Design Market is a premier, seasonal market that features talented designers, artists and makers from across the African continent.

The second edition will take place on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana. At the Design Market, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from great designers from all over Africa, discover one-of-a-kind goods, and support local entrepreneurship.

Nigeria’s Newest Sensation, MAYORKUN To Headline 2017 Miss Nigeria Ghana

Nigerian singer Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel aka MAYORKUN is all set and pump to headline the 2017 Miss Nigeria Ghana beauty pageant on the 10th of November, at the main auditorium of the National Theatre, Accra.

Meek Mill facing serious jail time for violating probation in ongoing drug and weapons case

Meek Mill risks spending nearly 2 years in jail for violating his probation.

The rapper is going to court on Monday for a couple of serious probation violations in his drug and weapons case. Recall that he was arrested in March for fighting at a St. Louis airport.

Shock as Tanzania burns 6,400 chickens

An animal rights group in Tanzania has criticised the burning of more than 6,400 live chickens illegally smuggled from Kenya to curb the outbreak of diseases such as bird flu. 
The chickens were burnt by officials of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, and members of the security forces after they were seized at the Namanga border post on Monday night.

Divorced female lawyer calls for the abolishment of bride price in Zimbabwe

A female lawyer in Zimbabwe, Priccilar Vengesai, has filed a lawsuit in their country's highest court, demanding the abolishment of bride price locally known as lobola. Priccilar in the court papers, described the payment of bride price as an outdated practice that reduces women to mere "properties". She believes that if the custom is maintained, the families of both the bride and groom should pay lobola in the interest of gender equality.

Akufo-Addo Inherited National Corruption At Its Worst – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says until Ghanaians assume the right, duty and responsibility to assist in confronting the fight against corruption, government would have a hard time doing it alone.
He said the corruption he faced when he first came to power in 1979 was not as bad as what is being confronted today.

Meet the 6th-graders whose inspiring rap video on education went viral

An inspirational group of 6th-graders have released a catchy rap video on education that's been shared and learned by thousands.
Terrance Sims is the 6th-grade math teacher who recorded the rap with his class from Milwaukee Excellence School in Milwaukee.

Tyrese Gibson cries in video over tense custody battle over daughter

The actor continues to cry and pace around the room before he starts talking directly to Norma again.
“I’m at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?” Gibson says loudly as he starts crying again. “I don’t hate you Norma. I don’t know why you hate me, but I don’t hate you. But you just can’t wake up on September 11th and accuse me of something I didn’t do!”

Theodore Abiwu wins 2017 Emerging Speakers Challenge

Young Ghanaian speaker, Theodore Abiwu has been declared the winner of the first edition of Ghana’s public speaking competition for young upcoming speakers dubbed Emerging Speakers Challenge.

The challenge which lasted for 8 weeks hosted 30 participants to a rigorous public speaking training and activities in a bid to groom and select the best emerging speaker for 2017. Finalists of the Emerging Speakers’ Challenge headlined the Emerging Speakers’ Conference which doubled as the Grand Finale of the Challenge.

I will file for presidency – Spio-Garbrah

A former Minister for Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has disclosed that he will file his nomination to contest for the presidential slot of the opposition National Democratic Congress.
Dr. Spio-Grabrah told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray that he has what it takes to win the presidential slot of the NDC ahead of the 2020 general elections.

Beyonce Will Voice Nala in Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Lion King’

Beyonce Knowles will officially voice Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala in Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of “The Lion King.” 
Rounding out the cast is Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Kani also star.

Freda becomes first female to win MTN Hitmaker, grabs GhC 100,000 recording deal

Freda has won MTN hitmaker season 6, making her the first female contestant to do so in the history of the music competition. 
The finale of the 2017 edition of the event was  held on Wednesday, November 1 at the National Theater in Accra. Freda beat Xila, Drew, and Yaw Berk to win the Gh100,000 recording deal. She also gets a free music video worth $5000.

Why I named my son 'Google' - Ghanaian movie producer Francis Dzogbetsi explains

Ghanaian movie producer, Francis Dzogbetsi has explained why the name of his newly born baby is 'Google'.

In a chat with, Dzogbetsi said that his son was also named after popular music and movie producer and business tycoon, Ahmed Banda.

Bin Laden raid: CIA releases 470,000 files

The CIA has released nearly 470,000 files seized during the 2011 killing of former al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. 
The new material includes his personal diary, documents and audio and video files - including a clip showing his son Hamza as an adult, at his wedding.

Starr FM’s DJ Vyrusky drops ‘Adwenfi’

Starr Drive’s DJ and 2016 RTP DJ of the year Vyrusky is set to drop his second single titled ‘Adwenfi’ on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
The first, titled ‘Number’, which has enjoyed massive airplay featured Kuami Eugene and Kojo Cue.

UK defense secretary Michael Fallon resigns after allegation of inappropriate conduct

On Wednesday evening, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigned after an allegation of inappropriate conduct.
In a statement, Fallon said: "In recent days allegations have been made about MPs' conduct, including my own. Many of these have been false, but I realize that in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces, which I have the privilege to represent". 

3Music Awards Is “Here For The Music”… Here Are All Categories And Their Definition

Music and entertainment brand, 3Music have announced categories for the first annual 3Music Awards, slated for early next year.

Two people dead, one injured in Walmart shooting in Colorado

Police in Colorado say at least two people have died and one injured in a shooting inside of a Denver area Walmart on Wednesday evening.