GHANAIAN ASYLUM SEEKER JAILED FOR RAPE TRIES TO BURN HIMSELF ALIVE IN PRISON.

GHANAIAN ASYLUM SEEKER JAILED FOR RAPE TRIES TO BURN HIMSELF ALIVE IN PRISON. A Ghanaian man sentenced to nearly 12 years in jail for raping a young woman in front of her boyfriend in Germany, has tried to burn himself to death in his prison cell. Eric X, 31, was handed the 11 year and six month jail term last October following the brutal attack on the 23-year-old woman at a campsite near Bonn, west Germany. Last week, he set fire to the bedding in his maximum security jail cell and suffered third degree burns on 30 per cent of his body. He is being kept in an artificial coma at

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PHOTOS: BRONX FIRE HERO REMEMBERED FOR SELFLESSNESS AT FUNERAL MASS.

PHOTOS: BRONX FIRE HERO REMEMBERED FOR SELFLESSNESS AT FUNERAL MASS. Mensah, 28, was mourned Saturday at a funeral mass which recalled the characteristic selflessness that cost the young soldier his life. Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church was packed with friends and family, many wearing colors from his native Ghana, and with fellow members of the military who praised his heroism. Mensah died Dec. 28 while helping neighbors escape his five-story apartment building while it was engulfed in flames. Mensah reportedly rushed in and out of the burning building four times. He was among 13 people killed in the city’s deadliest fire in more than a quarter-century. In a

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DELVING DEEPER INTO THE WINNING HOTELS AT THE KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS 2018.

DELVING DEEPER INTO THE WINNING HOTELS AT THE KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS 2018. The Kenya Travel Awards that went down on 1st February 2018 saw the recognition and feting of top performing hotels, airlines and travel websites by Africa’s leading online travel agent, Jumia Travel. What is it that made each of these hotels stand out for the voters? Voyager Beach Resort – Best Leisure Hotel in Kenya 2017 Nyali, being the most frequented holiday destination for many Kenyans, there are plenty of beach hotels that did compete for this coveted award. The architecture of Voyager is as a sailing ship that once aligned Kenya’s coastline while the rooms are designed

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4 THINGS EBONY DID BEFORE HER DEATH.

4 THINGS EBONY DID BEFORE HER DEATH. To many Ghanaians, it is still unbelievable that dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns has passed on. The fast-rising singer passed on in the late hours of Thursday after being involved in a gory accident on the Kumasi-Sunyani highway. Her demise came as a shock to many, especially as she was just a week short of reaching her 21st birthday. Tributes have poured in from all angles since news broke of Ebony’s demise, with the whole country currently in a state of mourning. However, before her unfortunate death, the “sponsor” hit maker did a couple of surprising things that are worthy of noting. Here are

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GHANA COMPETES FOR FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY.

GHANA COMPETES FOR FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY. Ken Ofori-Atta – Minister of Finance Ghana is poised to take the lead as Africa’s fastest-growing economy this year, the first time in at least three decades. Expansion in West Africa’s second-biggest economy in 2018 should surpass that of recent champions Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, according to forecasts from the World Bank, and the African Development Bank, which were both released in the past month. The West African economy is forecast to expand the fastest on the continent in 2018. Commodities, including oil, gold and cocoa are the mainstay of the $43 billion economy and rising crude output is boosting the nation’s finances. But

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OVER 2,000 GHANAIANS WORKING IN THE UK’S HEALTH SERVICE.

OVER 2,000 GHANAIANS WORKING IN THE UK’S HEALTH SERVICE. Two thousand three hundred and forty five (2,345) Ghanaians currently work under the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), new data released by the House of Commons has revealed. Ghanaian health workers ranked 15 among the top 102 nationalities working in the UK’s health service as of September 2017, the report indicated. Of the figure, 810 of them are nurses and health visitors, while 983 of them are support staff, and another 331 infrastructure staff. The data however does not state the number of Ghanaians working as doctors, except that 3,238 doctors are of an African nationality. Nigeria and Zimbabwe are among the top

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E-COMMERCE PENETRATION IN KENYA RAMPING UP TRAVEL.

E-COMMERCE PENETRATION IN KENYA RAMPING UP TRAVEL. Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in part because of the growing confidence in e-commerce sites, such as online travel agents. These have brought with them the efficiency often sought after by travelers who otherwise are overly occupied and thus have little time to research their destinations and make a booking of either the hotel or flight online.

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ITALY DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS: GUNMAN ‘TARGETING BLACK PEOPLE’ OPENS FIRE ON PEDESTRIANS IN CITY OF MACERATA.

ITALY DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS: GUNMAN ‘TARGETING BLACK PEOPLE’ OPENS FIRE ON PEDESTRIANS IN CITY OF MACERATA. 28-year-old Italian man arrested after at least six African immigrants were injured in seemingly unprovoked attacks. At least six African immigrants were injured after an Italian gunman opened fire on the city of Macerata in a racially-motivated attack, according to police. Authorities named the suspected shooter as Luca Traini, a 28-year-old from the same region, located about 125 miles (200km) east of Rome. Police said he had an Italian flag draped over his shoulders when he was arrested in the street by armed officers. A pistol was found in his nearby car. Earlier in the day, chaos prevailed in the city as

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JUMIA TRAVEL CELEBRATES THE KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS 2018.

JUMIA TRAVEL CELEBRATES THE KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS 2018. Nairobi, 2nd January– 2018 – Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agency, on 1st Jan celebrated the 2nd edition of the Kenya Travel Awards, that were marked by pomp and color at Fairmont the Norfolk Nairobi. The awards are aimed at celebrating hoteliers, airlines, and travel websites for their contribution to the success of the travel, hospitality, and tourism industries in 2017, as well as to encourage provision of improved quality services to Kenyans.      (Group Photo: Kenya Travel Awards 2018 Winners, jurists, guests, and Jumia Travel officials) Emphasizing on the objective of the Kenya Travel Awards, Jumia Travel’s Country Manager

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GHANA DEFENDER RASHID SUMAILA WINS CROWN PRINCE CUP WITH KUWAIT SIDE AL QADSIA.

GHANA DEFENDER RASHID SUMAILA WINS CROWN PRINCE CUP WITH KUWAIT SIDE AL QADSIA. Astounding Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila won his first trophy of the season with Kuwait giants Al Qadsia after guiding them to win the 2018 Crown Prince Cup. Al Qadsia won 7-6 on penalties after a pulsating 1-1 draw with Al Kuwaiti on Tuesday evening at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium. This is the first trophy for the Ghanaian and his Al Qadsia side since returning from Al Gharafa on loan. Sumaila lasted the entire duration of the game and was a key figure in the Qadsia defence that shielded the strong Al Kuwaiti forward from winning the game

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TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY TRENDS TO DOMINATE 2018.

TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY TRENDS TO DOMINATE 2018. 2017, Skift termed, “the year travel found its larger purpose in the world”. Though the year was marred by extreme economic and security uncertainties and instabilities across the board, from political upheavals, to the controversial Trump Travel Ban, the advancement of the industry is not a subject to be overlooked. Use of various tech solutions, diversification of services by hotels, and the surge of millennial travel are just some of the highlights that marked 2017. So, will these continue to dominate 2018, or do we expect new and rising trends in the travel and hospitality sectors? Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR)

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