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Asamoah Gyan revises decision to retire following call from president

Ghana’s record goalscorer Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to retire from international football after speaking to the country’s president.

The 33-year-old, who has scored 51 goals in 106 internationals, said on Monday he had quit “permanently” after being replaced as captain.

President Nana Akufo-Addo spoke to Gyan on Tuesday, prompting the Kayserispor striker to change his mind.

“A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” he said.

“I have taken the request in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah.”

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On Wednesday, Ghana are due to name their provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, with Andre Ayew likely to be captain.

Gyan has not featured for the national side since September 2017 after persistent injury problems, and has also struggled for game-time at Kayserispor.

He said his desire to help Ghana win Afcon “still burns strong” and he remains “committed to serving this great nation and the people of Ghana”.

Gyan has scored at six consecutive Nations Cup finals, as well as three World Cups between 2006 and 2014.

-BBC

Serikali yaanzisha kampuni ya kutoa mikopo ya Nyumba

Rais Uhuru  Kenyatta leo amezindua kampuni  ya kutoa mikopo ya ujenzi wa Nyumba (Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company ) ili kutoa mikopo ya muda mrefu kwa wanaotaka kufadhili ujenzi wa nyumba.

Kampuni hiyo  inayaleta pamoja mashirika mbali mbali ya kifedha ambayo yameweka raslimali pamoja ili kuweza kutoa mikopo kwa wakenya .Mikopo ya ujenzi wa nyumba imekuwa ya gharama ya juu sana kwa wakenya wengi na serikali inatumai kwamba kampuni hiyo mpya itaweza kuziba pengo hilo na kumaliza uhaba wa nyumba unaoshudia  kwa sasa nchini .

KMRC,  itaanza oparesheni zake ikiwa na mtaji wa mwanzo wa shilingi bilioni 35  na ilianzishwa kama taasisi ya kifedha isiochukua akiba  chini ya uangalizi wa benki kuu ya Kenya .

Mkopo wa kwanza kuipiga jeki kampuni hiyo ulitoka kwa benki ya Dunia iliyotoa shilingi bilioni 25  na Benki ya Maendeleo barani afrika  iliyotoa shilingi Bilioni 10. Rais  Kenyatta amesema mpango huo wa KMRC ni ushirikiano kati ya serikali na  Sekta ya kibinafsi .

 

 

 

Seneta Olekina aperembwa laki 2 kwa facebook

Seneta wa Narok Ledama Olekina alipoteza shilingi laki mbili kwa mfanyibiashara laghai tarehe 3 mwezi Machi mwaka huu.
Seneta huyo kupitia facebook aliona mfanyibiashara huyo akiwa ameandika kwamba yeye hutoa huduma za ukulima wa ngombe wa maziwa pamoja na kujenga mabanda ya ng’ombe.
Kulingana na stakabadhi za mahakama,Ole Kina alipiga namabari za simu zilizokua zimewekwa katika ukurasa wa facebook wa kampuni ya Pensmart na kuzungumza na mtu kwa jina Njoroge, aliyempa namba mbadala kwa mawasiliano zaidi.
Njoroge alimuarifu Seneta Olekina kuwa ingekuwa vigumu kumpata afisini na kumtaka atumiye nambari hiyo mpya kumpata.
Baadaye Olekina alikutana na mfanyibiashara huyo katika eneo ambapo alidai kuwa ni ofisi yake kabla ya kuondoka kuelekea nyumbani kwa Olekina. Alimuonyesha mahali alikotaka kujenga mabanda hayo.
Waliafikiana kuwa Seneta huyo atalipa shilingi shilingi 320,000 na kazi kuanza mara moja na kisha akalipa sehemu ya kwanza ya shilingi laki mbili.
Baada wa wiki mbili, hakuna kazi iliyokuwa imefanyika na Njoroge alikuwa “ameingia gizani”. Majaribio ya kumpata alingonga mwamba na alipopatikana akatoa tena vijisababu.

Seneta Olekina kisha aliripoti kwa polisi, Njoroge alirejesha shilingi 50,000 na kudai kuwa hangeweza kufanya kazi ile na kwamba tayari alikuwa ametumia shilingi 150,000 kugaharamia mipango ya mradi huo.

Polisi walimkamata, jamaa huyo Peter Njoroge Nyondo afisa mkuu mtendaji wa kampuni ya Pesmart na kumfikisha mahakamani jana kwa kosa la kutumia ulaghai kupata pesa.
Alikanusha mashtaka na kuomba mahakama kumuachilia kwa dhamana. Hakimu Francis Andayi alikubali kumuachilia kwa dhamana ya shilingi 150,000 pesa taslim.
Kesi itatajwa Julai Mosi.

Top 7 highest paid Nollywood actors

Nollywood is considered as one of fastest growing film industries in the world.

This status has come with numerous accolades.

Let’s take a look at some of the best paid Nigerian actors.

Richard  Mofe Damijo

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The Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State is so far the highest paid, earning an estimate $15 million (Ksh 1,518,600,000).

Desmond Elliot

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The actor and producer has featured over 200 Nollywood movies.

His net worth is estimated to be $10million (Ksh 1,000,000,000).

Jim Iyke

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One of the richest celebrities in Nigeria. He not only acts but he is an entrepreneur with a water company, movie production company, a clothing line among others.

His net worth is estimated to be $8million (Ksh 800,000,000).

Chidi Mokeme

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The actor has been acting since 1995 and featured in more than 100 movies.

His net worth is estimated to be $7 million (Ksh 700,000,000).

John Okafor

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The Nigerian actor and comedian is considered to be one of the funniest in the country.

His net worth is estimated to be $4million (Ksh.400,000,000).

Ramsey Noah

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Popularly known as Nollywood’s lover boy. He’s one of the richest actors in Nigeria.

His net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million (Ksh400,500,000).

Nkem Owoh

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The actor started acting in 1980s and has acted over 200 movies.

His net worth is estimated to be $3million (Ksh 300,000,000).

Eric Omondi drops huge hint that his relationship is over 

 

Comedian Eric Omondi has dropped a huge hint that his relationship with his Italian long time girlfriend, Chantal is over.

In a long cryptic Instagram post, Omondi appears to out pour his heart to Chantal, before claiming that the path that brought the two lovebirds together are now facing different directions.

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The two have dated for almost four years after meeting her when she was only 19.

Omondi who confessed that Chantal changed his life completely, went on to wish her love and success in her future endeavors assuring her that he will always support her irregardless of anything.

As you move into your new phase in life with or without me I want to wish you all the best My Love❤️…The paths that brought us together are now facing different directions. The post read in part.

I have a girlfriend not a wife! Eric Omondi says after losing Man United bet

Read the lengthy post below.

I WILL MISS YOU.
I met you when you were only 19…I have known you for 4 and ahalf years…Shared and created some of the best moments in life with you. You changed my life COMPLETELY…As you move into your new phase in life with or without me I want to wish you all the best My Love❤️…The paths that brought us together are now facing different directions and as you move on in your path I WISH you the BEST life has to offer. I PRAY to GOD ALMIGHTY that he MAY keep you🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽…MAY he lead you.. May he watch over you…I want to let you know that I will always be here for you ANYTIME, EVERYTIME. As you fly away my Love❤️ May you glow, Shine like the Angel that you are. I WILL MISS YOU😰 Every moment…Every Single moment. You are the best thing that happened to me!!! Na kwa wale wadau wadaku, Chantal and I are okay. We were friends long before we were lovers and our Friendship stays for life. And to those young Men and Women who prefer to take each others lives at the end of a relationship, let this be a LESSON to you all. You do not own a person and it doesn’t always work out. Anyway guys have yourselves a blessed day and remember to wish Chantal a HAPPY BIRTHDAY this coming Friday. BLESS🙏🏽. @miss.chanty

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I WILL MISS YOU. I met you when you were only 19…I have known you for 4 and ahalf years…Shared and created some of the best moments in life with you. You changed my life COMPLETELY…As you move into your new phase in life with or without me I want to wish you all the best My Love❤️…The paths that brought us together are now facing different directions and as you move on in your path I WISH you the BEST life has to offer. I PRAY to GOD ALMIGHTY that he MAY keep you🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽…MAY he lead you.. May he watch over you…I want to let you know that I will always be here for you ANYTIME, EVERYTIME. As you fly away my Love❤️ May you glow, Shine like the Angel that you are. I WILL MISS YOU😰 Every moment…Every Single moment. You are the best thing that happened to me!!! Na kwa wale wadau wadaku, Chantal and I are okay. We were friends long before we were lovers and our Friendship stays for life. And to those young Men and Women who prefer to take each others lives at the end of a relationship, let this be a LESSON to you all. You do not own a person and it doesn't always work out. Anyway guys have yourselves a blessed day and remember to wish Chantal a HAPPY BIRTHDAY this coming Friday. BLESS🙏🏽. @miss.chanty

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Our calls to Omondi went answered, and we can’t tell whether the seasoned comedian has really broken up with Chantal or it’s part of something on the horizon.

 

I found out my hubby had another family after infecting me with HIV – City woman

On the ‘Deadbeat’ segment which is aired daily during Massawe Japanni’s show, a lady by the name Beatrice, called in and revealed that her hubby infected her with HIV virus and later realized that he was a liar who had another family.

‘My siz in law introduced my daughter to lesbianism,’ cries Kenyan woman

After all that the two separated and her hubby, Pius had since refused to look after his two-year-old kid.

“What have you decided regarding our kid? You have since blocked me even after taking my phone, so I need to know what your plans are.” Beatrice said challenging her ex hubby.

“I do not want to speak to this lady, first of all she diverted my phone calls and posted annoying things regarding on social media.” Pius defended himself.

Branding himself as ‘responsible’, he added that he has been supporting their kid despite Beatrice’s disrespectful acts of exposing his life in public domain.

My hubby pinned me down and shaved my hair – Cries Woman

An agitated Pius, went ahead to caution his ex wife that he has already taken action against her and that Beatrice’s phone is already with the CID and that she should expect to be arrested soon, before hanging up.

Beatrice later on confessed that she posted about Pius’ HIV status on Facebook saying she did that out of bitterness and frustrations.

Yes I know he is mad that I exposed him on social media but will he reverse what he did to me? I do not know whom to talk to because sometimes I do want to talk but I have no one to turn to.

‘Police won’t arrest the man who raped me,’ cries woman

Listen to the audio below.

The top 10 most followed African celebrities in 2019

Africans love their celebrities, and Kenyans are no different. We love to log onto our social media accounts to find out what our favorite celebrities have been upto, or what their thoughts are on trending topics.

Let’s take a look at some of the most followed African celebrities on social media

Lupita Nyong’o

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Oscar Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, is among the most followed African entertainers on social media,having 7.8 million followers.

Diamond Platinumz

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Tanzanian bongo recording artist and dancer has a huge following on media too.

Having 6.8 million followers on instagram alone.

Akon

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The International superstar,originally from Senegal has a total of 6.1million followers.

Mohamed Salah

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The Egyptian footballer has 27.4 million followers.

Zari Hassan

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The famous Ugandan Entrepreneur has 5.6 million followers on Instagram.

Trevor Noah

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The South African Comedian has 4.3 million followers on Instagram

Wizkid

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The Nigerian International musician has 7.5 million followers.

Samuel Eto`o

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The Cameroonian star footballer has 3 million followers on Instagram.

Eric Omondi

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The Kenyan Comedian has 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

French Montana

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The Moroccan musician has 11.7 million followers.

 

Casillas’ wife battling ovarian cancer weeks after Spanish keeper’s heart attack

The wife of goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack earlier this month, has revealed she is fighting ovarian cancer.

Sara Carbonero made the shock announcement on Tuesday.

She said on social media, in an emotional post less than three weeks after her partner suffered a heat attack while training for club side Porto: ‘When we hadn’t yet recovered from one shock, life has surprised us again.

Carbonero (R), watches on as her husband addressed the media after leaving hospital

‘This time it’s me, that six-letter word I still struggle to write.

‘A few days ago during a check-up, doctors described a malignant ovarian tumour and I have been operated on.

‘Everything has turned out okay and fortunately we caught it in time but I’ve still got some months left fighting while I have the corresponding treatment.

‘I’m calm and confident everything is going to be okay. I know the road will be tough but will also have a happy ending.

‘I have the support of my family and friend and a great medical team.’

The TV sports journalist added: ‘I take advantage of this moment to ask that my journalist colleagues show the respect and understanding they have always shown me, especially in these difficult and delicate times for me and my family.’

Sara’s whereabouts on Tuesday were unclear.

The 35-year-old, who has two sons with her husband, helped organise his 38th birthday on Monday before breaking the news of her own health battle.

She was filming in Tarifa in southern Spain when former Real Madrid shotstopper Casillas suffered his heart attack on May 1.

-Dailymail

Gidi amkosoa rapa Khaligraph Jones

Rapa mkubwa Afrika mashariki Khaligraph Jones almaarufu kama Papa Jones ni kati ya wasanii wanaofanya muziki wa kuchana hapa nchini.

Mkali huyu wa nyimbo inayofanya vyema katika mitandao na katika vyombo vya habari ya Superman mapema mwakani alionekana kukerwa na kuona redio na runinga hazichezi nyimbo za wasanii hapa nchini na kuapa kuwapeleka nchini Nigeria ili wajifunze kutoka nchi hiyo ya Afrika magharibi.

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Khaligraph Jones

Soma hapa:

“Simama wakuone kijana mfupi round” – Mbusii amuita Uche

Katika mahojiano ya kipekee na kituo cha Jambo, Gidi amezungumzia maswala yanayogusia muziki wa hapa nchini na jinsi wasanii wanavyojituma katika tasnia hii.

Gidi ameonekana sana kumkosoa msanii huyu kwa kutofahamu utaalamu unaotumika katika redio na runinga.

“Khaligraph jones ni msanii mzuri. Lakini huenda kidogo hana ufahamu wa jinsi redio zinafanya kazi. Mtangazaji wa redio hana mamlaka ya kuchagua muziki gani anafaa aucheze. Kila redio ina mtindo inayofuatilia. Miziki tunayocheza redio Jambo huwezi kuicheza Classic Fm kwa sababu wasikilizaji wao wanataka vitu tofauti.”

Soma hapa;

“Nikiingia Mombasani nione Fatuma sitambania” – Mbusii

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 Huku akionekana kuwakashifu wasanii wanaofanya nyimbo kujulikana tu na kuwa na sifa bila kuzingatia kutengeneza hela, Gidi alisema kuwa wasanii nchini wanatakiwa waige mfano wa kundi la wasanii la Sauti Sol.

“Kila msanii anajitahidi sana. Sauti Sol naweza nikasema wanaufanya muziki kitaalam sana.Wasanii chini nawaomba sana waweze kuiga kikundi hiki.”

Soma hapa:

King Kaka afunguka kuhusu kufanya collabo na mzazi mwenzake Sage

Gidi anawahimiza wasanii waache mtindo wa kuimba nyimbo kujulikana tu bali watengeneze pesa.

“Wafanye muziki kama biashara na sio kuufanya ujulikane na watu. Ni biashara. Ni kazi.”

Akiwalenga wasanii wanaoipa nguvu hashtegi ya #PlaykenyanMusic, mtangazaji huyu wa kipindi kinachoruka kupitia masafa ya Redio Jambo cha Patanisho, alidokeza kuwa redio nyingi hapa nchini ni biashara za watu binafsi.

“Tusije tukaanza kushurutisha nyimbo kuchezwa katika redio. Redio zingine ni biashara za watu binafsi. Labda serikali inaweza kuwa na sheria zinazohakikisha tunacheza miziki ya hapa nchini kwa kiwango kikubwa.”

 

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina dies aged 48

Popular Kenyan gay and author Binyavanga Wainaina is no more.

Binyavanga died on Tuesday, at 10 pm after suffering a stroke.

Binyavanga, who openly revealed that he was HIV positive in 2016, passed away aged 48.

Although details about his death are still scanty, Binyavanga was set to wed his Nigerian lover early this year. But he has been silent until his death.

Last year, he tweeted;

I asked my love for his hand in marriage two weeks ago. he said yes, nearly immediately. He is Nigerian. we will be living in South Africa, where he will be studying next year. We will get married there, early next year. We will have a reception for Kenyans in Nairobi sometime next year too. Nothing has surprised me more than coming to love this person, who is gentle and has the most gorgeous heart. I consider myself hugely lucky that he loves me and I have only recently fallen in love with him, but we have known each other and have been dating on and off since 2012.Kwani Magazine.

In July 2002 he won the Caine Prize for his short story “Discovering Home”.

He was the founding editor of Kwani Magazine.

Many have eulogised the author and comments include;

Esther Marijen wrote, “Such a sad new, Binyavanga Wainana died last night. Time to re-read his great essay ‘how to write about Africa’.

Ben Philips wrote, “So sad to hear that Binyavanga Wainaina has died aged just 48. But in those 48 years what gifts he gave the world. Here is his biting satire. How to Write About Africa. Rest in power.”

Gidson posted, “Oh! it is saddening that Binya has left us, he inspired me a lot and I can’t believe it’s just the other day he was with Jeff on TV….. The lessons we learn on the succinctness of life.”

Whitney Ogutu said, “Rest easy Binyavanga.”