10 Most Beautiful Dark Skinned African Actresses

10) Joselyn Dumas (Ghana)

Coming in at No.10 is the Ghanaian TV host and actress, Joselyn Dumas. The 34 year old’s 2014 movie, A Northern Affair, earned her a Ghana Movie Award and an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

‘Dumsor’ has reduced offertory and tithes – Kumchacha Cries

Renowned Evangelist, Nicholas Osei popularly known as “Kumchacha,” has said the current energy crisis in the country has brought a number of churches on their knees as offertory and tithes have dwindled drastically.

According to him, churches spend lots of money to buy fuel to generate electricity in order to enjoy a lively service.

The Founder of the Accra-based Heaven’s Gate International Ministries said in an interview that the ongoing power rationing has affected churches like any other business in the country, adding that some churches are folding up.

“Because a lot of businesses are folding up, church members do not get offertory and tithe for the church. This has brought untold hardship to churches and many Ghanaians. Aside that, any time there is power failure, members feel reluctant to attend church because they have no power to iron their clothes,” the Evangelist said.

Pastor Nicholas added, “I have also noticed that many Christians feel embarrassed when they come to church and cannot give offertory. Due to this, a lot of them would rather be absent”.

He further stated that, hardship forces people to commit all kinds of sins. He also pleaded with the government to take frantic efforts to solve the dumsor in the country and restore happiness to the masses.

 

 

Asem Laughs at critics, says his ‘kwashiokor’ look is Strategic

Rapper Asem, who has been absent from the music scene for some years now, has laughed off concerns from the general public that he might be sick.

Recent photographs of the rapper, born Nana Wiafe Asante Mensah, has generated huge discussions on social media with many alleging that the rapper’s drastic weight loss might be as a result of an ailment.

Asem, known to be one of Ghana’s formidable artistes, has been absent from the music scene. His absence after the release of ‘Wasted’ in 2013 has been of great concern to many.

Many have attributed his silence to ill-health, but the rapper in a recent Facebook post said he is in the best shape of his life.

In the post, the ‘Bye Bye’ hit singer laughed off the rumours, saying his drastic weight loss was deliberate.

“They say I’ve grown too slim, Like i give a [hoot].. what you think I laugh soo hard my six packs crack lmao. For lack of knowledge oh my people, rather in shape than overweight, loosing weight is very difficult guys, alot of sacrifice and healthy eating, takes alot of discipline, I struggled to get to this point and the pay off is amazing,” he said.

Asem added that, “Always try to be on the losing side, gaining weight is soo easy any fool can achieve that. To all those who live this healthy life I say kudos you’re on the right path, to rest of y’ all who still don’t get it, still don’t exercise and classify junk food as good living I can only feel sorry.”

The rapper is currently in the United States.

Andre Ayew ready to join Liverpool for £42,000-a-week

Ghana winger Andre Ayew will join Liverpool if the Reds up their contract offer to £42,000-a-week, Dailysoccerghana.com sources have revealed.

The 25-year-old is believed to prefer a move to Anfield though clubs like AS Roma have already agreed to his annual salary demand of 3 million euros.

Ayew will leave Olympique Marseille this summer when his deal expires in June.

The ex-Nania FC man has received huge offers from clubs including Napoli, Tottenham, AS Roma, Liverpool and Inter Milan.

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule.

It is the first verdict he has received since his overthrow and is one of several trials he faces.

Morsi was deposed by the military in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.

Since then, the authorities have banned his Muslim Brotherhood movement and arrested thousands of his supporters.

Morsi and 14 other Brotherhood figures escaped a more serious charge of inciting the killing of protesters, which could have carried the death sentence.

Most of the other defendants were also given 20-year prison sentences. Morsi’s legal team have said they will appeal.

Morsi’s trials

This verdict is just one of several Mr Morsi faces. They include:

  • Colluding with foreign militants in a plot to free Islamists in mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak
  • Espionage and conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Egypt with the Palestinian movement Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
  • Endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al Jazeera network.Morsi stood accused of inciting supporters to kill a journalist and opposition protesters in clashes outside the presidential palace in late 2012.As crowds grew outside the palace, Morsi ordered the police to disperse them.

    They refused, so the Muslim Brotherhood brought in their own supporters. Eleven people died in the ensuing clashes, mostly from the Brotherhood.

    Hearing the verdict, Morsi and the other defendants gave a four-fingered salute, a symbol of the deadly clearance of Brotherhood supporters at the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in 2013.

    A senior Brotherhood figure, Amr Darrag, called the ruling a “travesty of justice”.

    “They want to pass a life sentence for democracy in Egypt,” he said.

    Ramy Ghanem, a lawyer for one of those injured in the clashes, expressed surprise that Morsi escaped the more serious charge, but told the AFP news agency the sentences are “not bad”.

    However the brother of one of the victims said he wanted to “enter the cage and pull out his (Morsi’s) intestines”, according to Reuters.

    Morsi has rejected the authority of the courts, shouting during his first trial that he was the victim of a military coup.

    On Monday, a court sentenced 22 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for an attack on a police station in Cairo, part of an ongoing crackdown against the Islamist movement.

    Morsi was Egypt’s first freely-elected president, but protests began building less than a year into his rule when he issued a decree granting himself far-reaching powers.

    A court dropped charges of conspiracy to kill protesters against Morsi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, last year.

A Listening God- Poetry

Open Your ear to my words,
Hearing my inner most thoughts;
Sounding as if they were birds,
Pleading to remove the blots.

Pay attention to my cry,
For I only pray to you;
And I kneel as I ask why,
Since I am telling all true.

In the morning hear my voice,
For up front I lay my needs;
Give me a sign to rejoice,
Nourishment that my faith feeds.

Evil, You have no pleasure,
And never to be Your guest;
Only the goodness You treasure,
The humbled willingly blest.

Anyone who loves to brag,
Can never stand in Your sight;
For their attitude You tag,
As a disease like the blight.

You hate the troublemakers,
You destroy those who tell lies;
For You know they are fakers,
Then You laugh hearing their cries.

Disgusted with those people,
Bloodthirsty and deceitful;
Not abiding to the Gospel,
Since they are not that thoughtful.

But I have entered Your house,
Because Your mercy and grace;
Humbles me just like a mouse,
As I can feel Your embrace.

Lead me in Your righteousness,
Because those who spy on me;
Try to steal Your blessedness,
And the wisdom that I see.

Copyright © 2015 Richard Newton Sherrer

Update: Four Ghanaians confirmed dead in South Africa

The Ghana Embassy in South Africa has confirmed the death of four Ghanaians in the rainbow nation, which has been rocked with violence in the past week.

A man, two women and a baby were discovered dead in a salon in Heibron in Free State, South Africa.

The embassy is yet to establish the cause of the deaths of the individuals, however embassy reps have revealed that initial police reports state the salon in which the bodies were discovered had been locked up.

According to the Embassy, the bodies have since been removed for post mortem examinations to be conducted.

Earlier sources indicated that the four had gone missing for three days and that concerned individuals went in search of them. The reports suggested that the four may have been killed by armed youth protesting the takeover of local jobs by immigrants.
In related news, South African President Jacob Zuma has sworn to put an end to the attacks.

Mr Zuma, on a visit to a refugee camp in the port of Durban, made this promise to foreigners displaced in the xenophobic attacks.

He told the immigrants that the ongoing violence goes against South African values and he would bring it all to an end.

Mr Zuma’s words were met with jeering from some in the crowd who accused him of acting too slowly.

South Africa has been hit with a recent wave of xenophobic attacks, following alleged statement from Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini calling for foreigners to “go back to their countries”. However, he says his comments were distorted.

Official data suggests there are about two million foreign nationals in South Africa, about 4% of the total population. But some estimates put the number of immigrants at five million.

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Up to 700 people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat capsized off Libya, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy on Sunday. The survivors indicated there had been more than 700 on board, she said.

The Maltese navy put the number on board at about 650 and said an alert had come in about midnight local time on Saturday.

“We have deployed our assets along with others from Italy and we are assisting in the rescue operation,” a Maltese navy spokesman told AFP on Sunday without giving any other details.

If confirmed, the tragedy would be by far the biggest in a growing catalogue of mass drownings of migrants attempting to reach the European Union on overcrowded, unseaworthy boats run by people smugglers.

The boat went down about 60 miles (96km) off the Libyan coast and 120 miles (193km) south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The disaster comes after a week in which two other shipwrecks left an estimated 450 people dead. More than 11,000 other would-be immigrants to Europe have been rescued by Italy’s coastguard and other boats. About 1,500 migrants have now drowned in the waters between Libya and Italy since the start of the year.

Aid organisations have called for a concerted international effort to put better search-and-rescue systems in place and for action to stem the unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers and migrants from Asia, the Middle East and Africa seeking to reach Europe.

Source: TheGurdian.com

PHOTOS: South Africans Stealing from Foreign Stores

Some South Africans have been captured on camera stealing from stores owned by foreign immigrants who were targetted in the xenophobic attacks currently ongoing.

The violence comes despite Thursday’s rally against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban, and condemnation from President Jacob Zuma.

At least five people have died in anti-foreigner attacks in recent weeks.

How shameful!

10 Facts You Need To Know About YFM Presenter, Ms Ada’s abduction

 
Ms Ada Social media has been awashed with the story, pictures and comments on the kidnapping and alleged sexual abuse of Takoradi YFm presenter, Ms Ada also known as Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka. Princess Ada’s disappearance was made public yesterday by her employers, YFM.
The company in it’s publication indicated that the presenter had been kidnapped. They published that story after the presenters Facebook page was splashed with nude pictures of her in various instances with some male youths which suggested that she’s been kidnapped. She’s however been found and currently on admission at the hospital.
Below are 10 facts you might not know about this saga.
1. She had been absent from work since Thursday. According to her employers, she’s been absent from work since Thursday and all calls to her have been fruitless since her phone was off. This necessitated a query being sent to her since it was assumed that she had absented herself without any excuse.
2. Police picked up intelligence information last week that she was going to be kidnapped. The Police have stated that they picked up intelligence reports that she was going to be kidnapped. As to why they didn’t act on the said report, we are yet to find out.
3. She’s been kidnapped 5 times in the last 2 years. It has emerged that Ada has been kidnapped 5 times in the last 2 years. Three of those incidents were reported to the Police with the other two unreported. However, according to police sources, investigations indicated that they indeed did happen.