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Rosie O’Donnell’s teen daughter reveals she has been drugged and ‘sexually touched inappropriately’

In a heartbreaking moment for a mother, Rosie O’Donnell appeared shocked to learn that her 17-year-old daughter has been drugged and assaulted while the pair filmed a TikTok video for the teen’s channel. Vivienne Rose O’Donnell shared the clip on May 13, participating in one of the app’s popular ‘put a finger down’ challenges, in […]

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Turkey: COVID-19 recoveries near 148,000

Turkey on Thursday confirmed over 1,000 daily recoveries from the novel coronavirus as the country continues easing measures against the pandemic, according to its health minister. The total number of recoveries from the disease hit 147,860 as 1,021 more patients were discharged from hospitals over the past day, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, citing Health […]

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Lesotho ex-PM ‘paid hit-men to kill former wife’- Lesotho police

In a damning court affidavit, the police in Lesotho say they have evidence that former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his current wife Maesaiah Thabane paid assassins to kill Mr Thabane’s estranged wife in 2017. Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead on the eve of Mr Thabane’s swearing-in as prime minister. The police statement is one […]

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Ernesto Yeboah to spend night at police station – Lawyer

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Ernesto Yeboah is still in police custody despite meeting bail conditions set by the Circuit Court on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Mr. Yeboah’s lawyer, Sammy Darko said his client is still in police custody due to delays in verifying the residence of sureties standing in for the latter. “The […]

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Gavin and Stacey becomes the latest series to be dragged into race row

Gavin and Stacey has become the latest series to be dragged into a race row as viewers demand its removal from TV schedules. Critics are calling for the popular comedy, written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, to be pulled in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. The main bone of contention stems […]

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Guy’s hospital in London will remove statues of their ‘slave-trading’ benefactor

Internationally-renowned Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London will remove the statue of its slave-owning founder Thomas Guy. The hospital – where Boris Johnson received treatment for coronavirus in April – revealed that the contentious statue of Guy would be removed from view following pressure from Black Lives Matter protesters. Bookseller Guy made his fortune […]

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Osafo Maafo, Palmer Buckle call for united front to achieve Ghana Beyond Aid

The Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo has emphasized the need to achieve the objectives of the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda through harnessing the resources of the nation for development. Speaking at a Ghana Beyond Aid Media engagement in Accra, the Senior Minister said the country had to find efficient ways to apply its resources. “To […]

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Public sector unions give SSNIT two-week ultimatum to address low pension benefits

The Forum for Public Sector Registered Pension Schemes, comprising 12 public-sector unions has given the government a two-week ultimatum to address what it describes as low pension benefits by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). According to the group, SSNIT is not complying with the directives of the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act […]

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Home Office: Shamima Begum to blame for lost UK citizenship

The Home Office claim it is Shamima Begum’s own fault she was stripped of her British citizenship after she chose to leave the UK, travel to Syria and join IS. Ms Begum believes her citizenship – revoked last year – should be restored because she cannot have a ‘fair and effective appeal’ against the Government’s decision to […]

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There is nothing wrong if am dating Bullet – Wendy Shay

– Advertisement – RuffTown records signee Wendy Shay has finally set the records straight on what is going on between herself and her CEO Bullet real name Ricky Nana Agyemang. There have been rumours going around that Wendy Shay has been warming the bed of Bullet but they always use ‘worker and boss relationship’ to […]

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Nigel Farage quits LBC radio show as contract not renewed

Nigel Farage has quit his LBC show ‘with immediate effect’ following talks with station executives, the broadcaster announced this afternoon.   The arch-Brexiteer is refusing to see out the remainder of his time with the station after being informed his popular evening show was to be wound down. Bosses were understood to be caught flat-footed by his […]

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Ethiopia govt exploiting pandemic to stay on ‘indefinitely’ – Jawar

The Ethiopian government is using COVID-19 as a pretext to technically extend “its term of office indefinitely,” this is the view of activist – turned – politician Jawar Mohammed. He was reacting to the decision of Wednesday by the House of Federation – upper parliamentary chamber – to extend the mandate of federal and regional […]

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Final year foreign students free to complete semester from abroad – Vice Chancellors Ghana

Though Ghana’s borders will be opened for final year foreign students to return to complete the semester, Vice-Chancellors Ghana says students who feel unsafe can still remain in their countries and complete academic work. Speaking to Citi News, the Chairman of Vice-Chancellors Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu said there will be special teaching and learning […]

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Priti Patel slams Labour for accusing her of ‘gaslighting’ BLM

Priti Patel hit back today after Labour MPs accused her of ‘gaslighting’ BLM protesters by talking about her own experiences of racism. The Home Secretary voiced fury after Labour frontbenchers signed a letter criticising the way she spoke about her own background. Dozens of MPs have put their name to the missive expressing ‘dismay at […]

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COVID-19: WHO warns of virus acceleration in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All African countries have since recorded cases as governments roll out measures to combat […]

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Nigel Farage quits his LBC radio show ‘with immediate effect’ 

Nigel Farage is quitting his LBC show ‘with immediate effect’ following talks with station executives, the broadcaster announced this afternoon.  The arch-Brexiteer leaves the evening radio slot dogged by accusations of racism after he likened Black Lives Matter protesters to the Taliban. The controversial remarks, made on Tuesday during a fiery television debate, sparked outrage and […]

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Zimbabwe rearrests ‘brutalized’ female activists, govt jabs destabilizers

June 10: Police rearrests ‘brutalized’ activists, govt jabs destabilizers Zimbabwe police Wednesday arrested three opposition activists on accusations that they lied in saying that they had been abducted and tortured, their lawyers said. The arrests came as a group of U.N experts spoke against a “reported pattern of disappearances and torture” by government agents in […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Ehi Binitie gives tips on how businesses must prepare for digital revolution

Two areas have been identified as the pivot by which firms with a vision to stay in business post-COVID-19 must begin paying critical attention to. For such organizations, instituting plans for survival while investing in the right skills set to meet the emerging trends in the digital space is the panacea to revamp their operations. […]

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Dele Alli handed one match ban for appearing to mock Asian man over coronavirus

Dele Alli has been hit with a one-game ban by the Football Association for his controversial social media post earlier this year in which he appeared to mock an Asian man over the coronavirus. The Tottenham star has been at the centre of an FA investigation and will now miss his team’s Project Restart opener […]

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Racist past of Confederate generals with military bases named after them

The 10 Confederate generals who give their names to US Army bases include a bishop who owned 400 slaves, a suspected Ku Klux Klan leader and a fierce advocate of slavery who feared a ‘wilderness in possession of the blacks’.  Donald Trump last night ruled out renaming the bases despite their links to slavery and racial […]

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‘Missing’ Guinea prez tells detractors: ‘I’ll live to bury some of you’

Guinean president Alpha Condé has dismissed detractors stressing that he was fit to rule and would live to “bury” those who wish him dead. The president is quoted as saying in a radio interview that he had stopped receiving visitors and was making fewer appearances due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “I assure […]

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Parliament’s approval of C.I. 126 disappointing – Northern Savannah CSOs

A coalition of Northern Savannah Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has expressed disappointment in Parliament for approving C.I. 126 paving the way for the law governing elections in Ghana to be amended to restrict identification documents to only Ghana card and passport. The coalition accused the legislators of failing to protect the interest of their constituents. […]

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Burundi cabinet wants court to declare presidency vacant

Burundi will seek constitutional interpretation on how to proceed over the power vacuum created by the death of president Pierre Nkurunziza on June 8. The First Vice-President, Gaston Sindimwo, today (June 11) chaired an extraordinary Council of Ministers – cabinet – meeting which agreed to refer the issue to the apex court. Cabinet wants the […]

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Study of white dwarf and pulsar system proves Einstein’s General Relativity right – again

Observations of a pulsar and white dwarf orbiting another star helped astronomers prove a cornerstone of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity right – again. Researchers from the University of Manchester found that the pulsar – a type of neutron star – and a white dwarf accelerated to another star at the same pace. This […]

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Ethiopia parliament picks Somali region VP as new speaker

June 10: Speaker Keria replaced Ethiopia’s upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Federation (HoF), on Wednesday elected a new speaker following the resignation of Keria Ibrahim. Aden Farah, a former vice-president of the Somali regional state, takes the speakership position that had been held by Keria for the past two years. The new deputy speaker […]

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New register: Supreme Court to rule on NDC’s voter ID case on June 23

The Supreme Court will on June 23, 2020, rule on the National Democratic Congress’ case challenging the exclusion of the existing voter ID cards from the list of documents needed to register to vote in the 2020 general elections. The Supreme Court today, Thursday listened to legal arguments from the NDC, the Deputy Attorney General […]

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Tanzania coronavirus: Africa CDC hopeful ‘frozen’ stats will be updated

June 11: Africa CDC calls on Tanzania to share virus data The head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “we continue to remain hopeful” that Tanzania will cooperate by sharing its COVID-19 data even as the country’s president declared victory over the pandemic. John Nkengasong says “they understand exactly what is […]

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Outrage as comedian Harry Enfield says ‘c**n’ live on BBC Radio 4

Harry Enfield sparked outrage today by using the word ‘c**n’ live on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as he defended dressing in blackface. The comedian used the racial slur during a debate about the use of blackface in comedy with comedian and writer Ava Vidal on the breakfast show amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests […]

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