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Bobi Wine Arrested After Being Certified As Presidential Candidate

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Bobi Wine has been arrested in the capital of Kampala hours after he registered his candidacy to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in next year’s election, according to Aljazeera. Wine, a 38-year-old opposition MP whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was pulled by police from his car and thrown into a van after submitting his nomination papers to election officials in the capital Kampala, televised footage showed.

Police then violently dispersed Wine’s supporters who were waiting by his home, the head of his National Unity Party told AFP news agency. Wine told AFP by telephone that he was held for several hours in the police van and was “tortured” before the officers who had driven him home finally left, while remaining heavily deployed in the neighbourhood.

“The torture, the beating took place in the police vehicle where I was detained for close to three hours,” Wine said.

“They sprayed me with tear gas … hot metal was placed in my hands, I have scars all over, my whole body hurts.”

The presidential hopeful, who has amassed a popular youth following, nonetheless promised he would “not abandon” his quest to unseat one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers.

National Unity Party secretary general David Lewis Rubongoya told AFP that when Wine was taken home, “police, supported by the army, fired tear gas to disperse supporters”. The army and police then took over the residence and closed the road leading to it, Rubongoya said.

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Ursula Owusu Commissions Basketball Court At Dansoman SSNIT Flat

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Becoming the first of the its kind in the constituency, the Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has commissioned a new basketball court for the people of Dansoman SSNIT Flat, a project which is part of a bespoke initiative aimed at making community the hub of basketball in Ghana.

“We vote for development. We vote for progress. We vote for prosperity. We vote to enhance our livelihoods and our living conditions. It doesn’t matter which party we belong to. But, if your elected representatives are working and meeting your needs and aspirations, you support and encourage them to do more for you,” the Communications Minister said at an event on Saturday, November 21, 2020, to commission the facility

“What we are seeing here today at the Dansoman SSNIT flat, I believe is the first of its kind. Most people will fight for Astro turfs and standard pitches and all that, because, football is the major sport in this country. But we can develop basketball to also be one of the big sports in this country and we are moving systematically to ensure that Dansoman becomes the headquarters of basketball in Ghana” she added.

The captain of the Dansoman SNNIT flat basketball association, Joe Nettey, expressed his profound gratitude to the constituency’s representative for birthing such initiative to enable talents who have the potentials and interest in playing the discipline. He “the commissioning of the court marked a new turning point in Dansoman basketball.”

He said the facility would forever carry the vision of “our community,” assuring that they would show their gratitude by voting massively for the NPP and the MP to continue with the good work. Joe Nettey added that, the youth of the area have yearned for such a facility for the past 35 years hence assured the MP of a Proper maintenance culture.

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Ghana Election 2020 – mybet.africa Put Out Odds

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With 19 days until election day, sportsbook giant mybet.africa has put out competitive odds on who becomes the President of Ghana.

12 presidential aspirants are vying for the ultimate position to steer the affairs of the country for the next four years come December 7, 2020.

However, mybet.africa believes the spotlight in the presidential election will focus mainly on incumbent President Nana Addo and former President John Mahama. Both aspirants have been in the high office and will want to draw on the experience to convince the electorate to vote in their favour.

But most political pollsters are of the view that the management of the economy will play a vital role in deciding who wins. The incumbency may have the advantage of having managed the economy in a better way as compared to previous John Mahama’s government with the resources available, according to some pollsters.

However, other pollsters have a strong view and believes both governments have equally managed the economy best with the resource available.

Notwithstanding the views of the pollsters, the deciding factor will rest solely on the electorate who holds the power to vote who to handle the economic issues of Ghana.

Mybet.africa has odds on the candidate to have the most votes in the first round and the likely candidate to win the election to become the President of Ghana.

Go online now to https://bit.ly/36OnbWj to place your bet on the favourite aspirant to win and walk with smiles

Source: www.mybet.africa

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“Lil Wayne Was Paid To Endorse Trump”, 50 Cent Alledges [WATCH]

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American Rapper 50 Cent has, in a recent interview on “the most dangerous morning show” – Breakfast Club on Power FM, alledged that, Lil Wayne received a payment for his widely trashed Trump-Republican Party endorsement.

37 minutes into the interview, 50 recalled being offered a large amount of money to attend Trump’s inauguration. According to him, the Trump team was reaching out to him—as they did with other artists ahead of the 2020 election—as part of an effort he says was aimed at attracting voters. 50 explained he was initially offered $500,000 to go to the inauguration, though that offer was later bumped up to $1 million.

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“He was needing it for the same reasons you see now,” 50 said. “He participated with different artists for the Black vote. And I’m going, nah, I ain’t gonna put myself in that position. ‘Cause I don’t know what I’d have to do to recover from that.”

Asked by Charlamagne if Lil Wayne received a payment for his widely trashed Trump endorsement, 50 said he was “sure” he did. “Yeah, I’m sure. … Easily, he got paid,” 50 said.

Watch full interview here;

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Barack Obama Shares ‘A Promised Land’ Playlist Prior To The Release Of His Political Memoir

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Former President Barack Obama continues to lead the nation and globe with his diverse music taste, as he posted his annual summer playlists of powerful songs that provided a soundtrack to his historic presidency. Prior to the release of his political memoir “The Promise Land” on November 17, Obama unveiled a star-studded playlist full of uplifting, inspirational anthems.

The list features Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’,’ Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” U2’s “Beautiful Day,” Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady,” Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” Gloria Estefan’s “Always Tomorrow,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon,” Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” and, sweetly, The Beatles’ “Michelle.”

“Music has always played an important role throughout my life––and that was especially true during my presidency,” Obama shared via Instagram on Monday (Nov. 16). “While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s ‘My 1st Song’ or Frank Sinatra’s ‘Luck Be a Lady.’

“Throughout our time in the White House, Michelle and I invited artists like Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan to conduct afternoon workshops with young people before performing an evening show in the East Room. And there were all sorts of performances I’ll always remember — like Beyoncé performing ‘At Last’ for our first dance at our inauguration or Paul McCarthy serenading Michelle in the East Room with, ‘Michelle.'”

“So in honor of my book, A Promised Land, coming out tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a playlist with some of those songs. Hope you enjoy it.”

A Promised Land is a forthcoming memoir by Barack Obama. It is due to be published on November 17, 2020. It is the first of a planned two volumes that Obama has written following his tenure as President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Obama said in a tweet following the announcement of the publication of the book that he has aimed to “provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody”. The book concludes with the events of the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

The book is set to be published on November 17, 2020, soon after the national elections. Its first printing is set for a run of 3.4 million copies in the U.S. and Canada. There will be 2.5 million copies printed for international readers. The New York Times described the book as being “virtually guaranteed” to be the year’s top seller. Alongside the English original, 24 translations will be published: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish and Vietnamese.

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