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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday afternoon that they are ending their marriage after 27 years.

The pair made the announcement simultaneously with identical messages shared on their Twitter accounts. Melinda Gates also shared the news on Instagram 

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” read the statement. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and build a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives,” continued the statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

Bill and Melinda French Gates met at a trade fair in New York and began dating in 1987, more than a decade after Bill Gates first founded Microsoft. The pair wed in 1994 , at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii.
In 1996, they welcomed their first child, Jennifer Katharine. That same year, Bill and Melinda Gates established the William H. Gates Foundation, which focuses on advancing global health using charitable donations from Microsoft.

They had their second child and first son, Rory John, in 1999. In 2002, their third child, Phoebe Adele, was born.

In 2000, the William H. Gates Foundation merged with another organization, the Gates Learning Foundation, to form the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2000, the foundation has spent $53.8 billion and opened international offices all over the world to expand its outreach. In their statement, the couple said that the foundation would continue despite their separation.

In 2020, the foundation committed $1.75 billion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, including to help with the development and distribution of tests, treatments and vaccines.

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Shatta Wale set to launch ride-hailing service, Shatta Taxi (Shaxi)

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Reggae/Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has announced he will be launching his own ride hailing service dubbed Shaxi.

‘Shaxi’ short for Shatta Taxi, he revealed, is part of efforts he is making to provide jobs for some of the youths in various communities.

Taking to Twitter, the ‘Melissa’ hitmaker wrote, “Shatta Movement fans are going to be employed. The youth are going to be employed, the street [boys] are going to be employed, yes we all can play a role in reducing the unemployment rate. It’s coming #SHAXI.”

In another post, Shatta Wale urged persons interested in joining the service to prepare to apply for jobs in his new company.

The ‘My Level’ hitmaker assured that the drivers who work for his company will “enjoy” their work.

Shatta Wale stated that the new initiative, which he believes is revolutionary, will help every driver earn more money as they deserve to.

“To all my drivers always complaining about being cheated on, don’t worry, I get good news for y’all. You are about to enjoy your work as drivers. SHAXI gotcha covered, it’s taking us time to get everything right. And finally we are ready,” he wrote. [SIC]

Taking to social media, many Ghanaians applauded Shatta Wale for the efforts he is making to ensure the unemployed youth are gainfully employed.

 

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Man lynched to death over scrap thief at Ofankor

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A man has been lynched at Ofankor for allegedly stealing scrap metals.

The Unit Committee Chairman for Ofankor South, Nana David, told Kwame Appiah Kubi on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom that the alleged robber was caught at dawn stealing the railings along a footbridge in the area.

The body was still lying in the open as of the time the local assembly official spoke to Kwame Appiah Kubi.

The police were also yet to arrive at the scene of the incident.

Meanwhile, a relative to the lynched man, Afia Manu, told to Kwame Appiah Kubi that her deceased relative was into selling shoes and clothes but suddenly turned to dealing in scraps.

She recalled a similar incident where her relative was reported to her as having stolen something.

She said she advised him against stealing but to no avail.

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Father surprises Mr Eazi as stars join to celebrate His 30th birthday

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‘Welcome to Eazi’s Jungle’ is the first inscription to greet patrons who thronged Kozo, an open space restaurant located at West Airport where musician Mr Eazi’s celebrated his 30th birthday celebration with family and friends.

The event saw notable names such as his girlfriend Temi Otedola, Kwesi Arthur, Kwamina Mp, actor Adjetey Anang, Micheal Dappah, musician Efya, French Ambassador to Ghana Anne Sophie Avé, Bola Ray, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Tanya Sam among a host of others.

The surprise of the night was the father of the musician who flew in from the US to share in the joy of his son.

He believes his son is destined for greater things ahead and that “his ministry has just begun,” he added.

Known in real life as Oluwatosin Ajibade, Mr Eazi, is a Ghana-based Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur

He is the pioneer of Banku Music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.

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