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Toots Hibbert: Jamaican reggae legend dies aged 77

Jamaican reggae pioneer Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died at the age of 77. The legendary musician fronted the reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals from the early 1960s. Hibbert "passed away peacefully" in Kingston, Jamaica surrounded by his...

Head of Igbo Community in Ghana cancels 2020 Yam Festival

The Head of the Igbo People in Ghana, Dr Chukwudi Ihenetu, has cancelled the 2020 New Yam Festival and the celebration of the Igbo Day in Ghana. He explained in a press release, copied to the Ghana News Agency in...

Ronald Bell: Kool & The Gang founder dies aged 68

Ronald Bell, one of the founder members of Kool & the Gang, has died at the age of 68. He started the band with his brother Robert "Kool" Bell in 1964. They became one of the most influential soul and funk...

Lupita Nyong’o writes moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Actress Lupita Nyong'o has written a moving tribute to her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman, terming his death as "a punch to my gut". Chadwick died on 29 August aged 43 after battling colon cancer for four years. Lupita wrote on...

Kim Kardashian announces end of long-running hit reality show

The long-running TV reality show about the Kardashian family is coming to an end, Kim Kardashian West has announced. "It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up With...

Plans to develop Lake Bosomtwe and others

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) would soon commission a consultant to undertake a study of the tourism potentials in the Ashanti Region, and the northern sector of the country. The decision is to develop and give a...

Batman filming paused after Robert Pattinson ‘tests positive for coronavirus’

Filming for The Batman has been suspended again, days after it resumed following the coronavirus lockdown. The pause in filming, confirmed by Warner Bros, is because lead actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the virus, according to US media. Warner...

Akon ‘secures funding’ to start city in Senegal

US R&B singer Akon, who has been talking since 2018 about building a new city in Senegal, said at a press conference on Monday that construction work will start next year. He said that the identities of the investors cannot...

Denzel Washington, who once paid Chadwick Boseman’s tuition, pays tribute

Chadwick Boseman was referred to as "the next Denzel Washington" and the first one has remembered Boseman as a "gentle soul." Washington's rep released a statement to CNN paying tribute to Boseman who died last week at the age of...

Stryke series would deliver as YOLO – Renowned Filmmaker Quashigah

Mr. Ivan Quashigah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmhouse Productions has said its upcoming series "Stryke" will produce the same excitement as the previous series You Only Live Once (YOLO) and "Things We Do For Love". Farmhouse Productions is set...

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WANEP launches Northern Regional Election Monitoring Group for peaceful December polls

The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), has launched the Regional Election Monitoring Group for the Northern Region...

“Akufo-Addo has nothing to show after borrowing ¢140 billion” – Mahama

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has asked President Akufo-Addo to show what he has done with the...

Government spent over $1 million to evacuate 2,262 Ghanaians from Lebanon – Minister

The Government of Ghana spent $1,062,600 on evacuating 2,262 of its citizens stranded in Lebanon during the COVID-19 lockdown. The amount represents the cost...

President Akufo-Addo commissions 60-bed Tepa Hospital

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the sixty-bed Ahafo Ano Municipal Hospital, located in Tepa, in the Ashanti Region. This hospital, initiated by...

All set for McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 2

All is set for the McDan entrepreneurship challenge season 2 (two). The much-awaited event, which gives lifetime business opportunity to more the one million potential...