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The Rock ranks as Instagram’s ‘most valuable star’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has topped Instagram’s rich list as the celebrity thought to be able to charge more than anyone else for a sponsored post. The wrestler-turned-actor could charge advertisers more than $1m (£790,000) per post last year, according to the social media marketing firm Hopper HQ. The Rock The Fast and Furious star knocked make-up entrepreneur Kylie Jenner …

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16 super wealthy Ghanaians who attended Adisadel College

Adisadel College, popularly known as “ADISCO”, is an all-male Anglican boarding school located in Cape Coast, Ghana. It is one of Ghana’s most popular and influential school with so many bragging rights and achievements to its name. The school was established in 1910 by Nathaniel Temple Hamlyn, who was the bishop of the Church of England in Accra. Beginning with …

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, seeks Interpol’s help

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An arrest warrant has been issued for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Iran’s prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced the issuance of the warrant on Monday and asked Interpol for help. The Fars news agency reported that the warrants were issued on charges of murder and terrorist action. Ali Alqasimehr said Iran …

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German scientists testing artemisia plant used by Madagascar against Covid-19

Since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has been touting a local herbal remedy produced from the artemisia plant. The tonic called Covid-Organics produced from the plant has gained global attention due to the rush for it among African countries. The artemisia plant is the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment and other Malagasy plants. Researchers …

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Oppong Clifford Benjamin pleads with Ghana to support academic research

My research proposal for postgraduate studies is on the Competency-Based Training (CBT) of engineering education. I strongly believe the CBT module as practiced in the engineering faculties of some technical universities in Ghana and some European institutions (Netherland is the originator) when improved upon can be the most efficient method of teaching engineering in Africa. It will bring out the …

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Dancehall artiste Rygin King shot and critically injured

Jamaican Dancehall artiste Rygin King is in critical condition in hospital after yet unknown assailants shot up a vehicle in which he was travelling in the Bethel Town area of Westmoreland on Sunday afternoon in Jamaica. The artiste was reportedly returning from a funeral when his vehicle was shot up. A female who was in the vehicle was also hit …

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Jamaica Tourism Minister praises Reggae Album headlined by Shatta Wale

A new reggae album, featuring some of Jamaica’s biggest entertainers, as well as one of Ghana’s fastest rising stars, is being hailed by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, as an important opening for Jamaica on the African continent. According to Mr. Bartlett, the album, ‘Tropical Cruises to Jamaica – the Reggae Collector’s Edition’, brings one of Jamaica’s biggest marketing …

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Kiko Davis is the only Black Woman in the U.S. with Her Own Bank

Meet Kiko Davis, the majority owner and stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest Black-owned banks in the United States. This makes her the only Black woman in the country who owns a bank. During a 2018 interview with Rolling Out, she said that what makes her unique as an African American female leader is her ability …

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Move over Jack Ma, here comes Tencent’s Pony Ma — richest Chinese

Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s $40 billion surge this week and the recent ascent of Pinduoduo Inc. have reshaped the landscape of China’s richest people. The country’s largest game developer has surpassed Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as Asia’s most-valuable company, with its shares rising above HK$500 ($64.50) in intraday trading Wednesday for the first time ever. Pinduoduo, a Groupon-like shopping app also …

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