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December 10, 2017 11:33 AM Apple ‘to buy Shazam for $400m’

Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly users, makes most of its revenue from commissions paid on referrals 104

November 27, 2017 1:28 PM Italian PM to visit Ghana today, French President Thursday

French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be in Ghana on Thursday, November 30, for a day’s visit. Macron’s visit forms part of his tour of Africa since becoming President earlier in 2017. Prior to that, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, is also expected to be in Ghana today, Monday, November 27, for a day’s visit. Macron’s Africa tour which begins 93

November 17, 2017 6:15 AM How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million 84

November 1, 2017 5:51 AM They Called Me 'Mad', sacked Me Wrongfully – Ghana’s ‘Ben Carson’ Tells his Story

You could call him Ghana’s Ben Carson, known for his exceptional healing skills, Dr. Francis Ibrahim Betonsi, tells the story of how his career ended abruptly when colleagues wrongfully accused him and later tagged him as mentally unstable to get him out of the job as payback for something he says he “didn’t know anything about”. Dr. Bentonsi explains 96

October 31, 2017 2:37 PM U/E: Doctor eats scraps after “wrongful dismissal”

A medical doctor who was “wrongfully dismissed” from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and his salary arrears withheld since 2012 has told Starr News he now lives as a single-room squatter who begs for table scraps to survive. Described by many as Ghana’s Ben Carson for his rare pair of ‘healing hands’, Dr. Francis Ibrahim Betonsi was reportedly handed 104

October 30, 2017 11:57 AM Final Whistle: Kotoko’s overflowing cup, Takam mortalises Joshua, NBA giants stutter

Pardon me for being that bird that insists on pooping on what should be one party for the ages, after all arch-rivals Hearts of Oak have been comfortably humbled 3-1 in the MTN Fa Cup final while Sadick Adams put on a masterclass for the history books. Success has the power to paper over deep cracks and Asante Kotoko as a franchise do not need reminding 187

October 29, 2017 6:51 PM Cubans get best look yet at World Series – a day late

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball’s World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector. State television traditionally has shown pirated signals of the championship series of Major League Baseball a few days or even weeks 124

October 28, 2017 6:36 PM Hazard strikes as Chelsea win at Bournemouth

A goal from Eden Hazard early in the second half was enough to give Chelsea victory over Bournemouth and move them into fourth in the Premier League. The Belgian hit a firm shot past Asmir Begovic at the Cherries goalkeeper’s near post after defender Simon Francis failed to cut out a ball over the top. Begovic had pulled off a fine save in the first 56

October 26, 2017 5:31 AM I stammer but I have a voice

Kingston’s heart began to beat fast and he started to feel the sweat build up in his palms and forehead. Oh, my God, he thought to himself, must I go through this every time I want to eat waakye? He had worked out beautiful plans of how he could get to eat waakye without having to go buy it himself but he’s always dismissed them and chosen to go himself 99

October 25, 2017 11:07 PM Timi Dakolo had a field day with other stars after his ‘marriage counselling’

According to Timi Dakolo, marriage will not make an incomplete person complete, and divorce is way not cool.In his post, he wondered why people seemed to present divorce as ‘kool’. The singer went ahead to say that it was cases of divorce that gave good marriage a ‘bad name’. “So pastor Oyakhilome that got divorced is an incomplete person abi? A friend 119