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Ghana: CID grants football chief bail as investigation continues.

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The police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Ghana on Wednesday granted president of the football association bail as they continued their investigations into corruption allegations leveled against him.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi was on Tuesday declared wanted after the president of the country, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ordered the CID to probe him for over allegations of “defrauding by false pretenses.”



At the time the order was given, Mr Nyantaki, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) vice president and FIFA executive committee member was in Morocco on CAF duties.

He returned on Wednesday and handed himself over to the police. After interrogation, a search was conducted at his home after which he was granted bail.

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Nyantakyi is said to have used the name of the president and his vice president to peddle influence and to extort monies from investigators. The arrest is linked to a yet to be released investigative documentary by a top investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The documentary titled ‘Number 12,’ is said to detail rot and corruption at the GFA and across the football sphere in the country. Anas is known fro his hard-hitting pieces that dwell mostly on corruption and human rights.

Nyantakyi’s arrest has been met with some measure of excitement as Ghanaian football lovers continue to celebrate the fact that corruption at the football association was now coming to light after years of allegation peddling by sports journalists.

Nyantakyi, who has been president of the football association since 2005 was due to contest for another term in office when election are next held. He is credited for qualifying Ghana to three successive World Cups – Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.

Meanwhile, CAF and FIFA have refused to comment on the latest developments. Nyantakyi has been topping twitter trends in the country since the order for his arrest was made.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to five user to restrain false news

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Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service company executives has stated their desire in globally limiting the number of times a user can farward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”.



Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event in the Indonesian capital, “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today.”

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Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The five-recipient limit expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the spread of rumors on social media led to killings and lynching attempts.

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WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the app, following global concern that the platform was being used to spread fake news, manipulated photos, videos without context, and audio hoaxes, with no way to monitor their origin or full reach.

The app’s end-to-end encryption allows groups of hundreds of users to exchange texts, photos and video beyond the purview of independent fact checkers or even the platform itself.

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Credit to Reuters for confirming the development through WhatsApp’s head of communications Carl Woog, stating that WhatsApp will roll out an update to activate the new forward limit starting Monday. adding that Android users will receive the update first, followed by users of Apple’s iOS.

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R.Kelly cut off by Sony music over alleged acts of sexual abuse

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Chicago-born singer, R. Kelly has parted ways with Sony Music and its subsidiary label, RCA Records, amid controversies surrounding his alleged acts of sexual abuse.




The controversial singer, who is facing different allegations of abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation, was dropped by the record label on Friday.

R. Kelly was removed from the RCA Records website, whose parent company is Sony Music.

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This new development comes in the wake of calls and petitions from members of the #MuteRKelly movement, who have been pestering the record company to part ways with him.

The calls intensified in the wake of the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ in which multiple women accused him of sexual assault.

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This month has seen previous collaborators like Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, and Phoenix, all condemn R. Kelly and remove their collaborative songs from streaming services.

The documentary ‘Surviving R.Kelly’ is in six parts and gives detailed explanation into the history of allegations against the 52-year-old superstar.

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