Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the firm, which offers a “bug bounty” reward of up to $30,000 (£23,000) for security weaknesses discovered in its systems. DJI said the server access was ...

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Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, and the process could take just two days. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of charges including allowing his wife Grace to “usurp constitutional power”. Military leaders, ...

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US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would reduce competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T vowed to fight the move, calling it a radical departure from US competition practice. US President Donald Trump objected to the ...

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Poor revenue collection cause of desalination plant woes – Operators

The operator of the Teshie Desalination Plant, Hydrocol limited, has blamed the woes of the plant on what it called the Ghana Water Company Limited’s (GWCL) failings in revenue collection. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the CEO of Hydrocol limited, Henry Ofori, was adamant that “the biggest problem we have with Ghana Water is the non-revenue collection… If they were able to ...

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Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ star and singer, dies at 86

Della Reese, who rose to fame as a jazz singer and later found television stardom on the drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died. She was 86. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded ...

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Asantehene questions quality of justice after Delta Force saga

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, questioned the quality of justice delivery in Ghana in light of the lenient handling of the Delta Force, a New Patriotic Party-affiliated group, whose members were at the centre of one of the most notorious cases of political party vigilantism. Speaking at the Chief Justice’s forum in Kumasi on Monday, the Asantehene referenced the GHc 1,800 ...

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Bawumia joins sympathizers to mourn KABA [Photos]

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, today [Monday], joined hundreds of mourners at a memorial service at the premises of Multi-Media Group Limited, to pay tribute to the late Broadcast Journalist, Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA. KABA, who was the host of Asempa FM’s political talk show ‘Eko Sii Sen’, passed away on Saturday, November 18, at the ...

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Water to Teshie, Nungua rationed after Desalination Plant shutdown

The Teshie Desalination Plant has been out of operation for the past couple of weeks as a result of some technical challenges. Due to the shutdown, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is now rationing water to the people of Teshie and Nungua. The Public Relations Officer of GWCL, Stanley Martey, who confirmed the developments to Citi News, noted that water is ...

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Leverage space technology to improve sanitation – Fred McBagonluri

The Dean of Engineering at Ashesi University, Dr. Fred McBagonluri believes Ghana’s quest to venture into space technology can help deal with the numerous problems that exist in areas such as sanitation. Speaking to Citi News, he said government’s effort to commit resources to space science is a step in the right direction. “Some of the technologies you would develop ...

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Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein

Morrissey has attracted controversy after defending Kevin Spacey over allegations of sexual abuse. He said the star had been “attacked unnecessarily”, adding it was “ridiculous” that Spacey was being erased from an upcoming film. The former Smiths singer also argued that definitions of harassment and assault have become too broad. “Anyone who ever said ‘I like you’ to someone else ...

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