Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

‘Driverless scrap train’ crashes into vehicle at Tema [Photos]

A train under rehabilitation, on Monday evening, derailed around the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority close to the eastern gate of the Fishing Habour area in Tema, after running into a trailer. The collision occurred at the junction of the GHACEM road on Monday evening. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Kwesi Appiah, told Citi News that an onlooker who rushed ...

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Mozambique rubbish mound collapse ‘kills 17’

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed on their homes, officials say. Many more residents were injured when the pile of waste, some 15m (49ft) high, gave way in heavy rains at 03:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Monday. Rescue workers are continuing to search for people still trapped. ...

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FA Cup: Hawk-Eye apologises over wrong VAR image for Mata ‘goal’

Hawk-Eye apologises over wrong VAR image for Juan Mata ‘goal’

The ‘squiggly line’ image shown by broadcasters was not used to disallow Juan Mata’s goal in Manchester United’s FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield, says the provider of VAR pictures. Hawk-Eye says a “technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided”. Mata said “the decision was not very clear”, while United boss Jose Mourinho called for the video assistant referee (VAR) ...

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Kotoka workers protest appointment of new Deputy MD

Kotoka International Airport

The Kotoka International Airport branch of the Public Service Workers Union hoisted red flags at the Airport premises on Monday morning to protest the appointment of a new Deputy Managing Director for the Ghana Airport Company Limited. The new Deputy Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwah, is said to have sued the company in the past for wrongful termination of his appointment, ...

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Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all 66 people on board are feared ...

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Creative Arts Bill needs critical review – FOCAB

A pressure group for the creative arts industry, Federation of Concerned Arts Professionals (FOCAP), has called on powers that be to make some important changes in the Creative Arts Bill before it is implemented. Their call comes after the interim Creative Arts Council organized a stakeholders meeting for creative artistes on 9th February, 2018 to discuss the bill before it is ...

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Diversify to be competitive – MTN Executive to businesses

The acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN-Ghana, Pala Asiedu-Ofori, has urged emerging businesses in Ghana to diversify to enable them remain relevant in the competitive market. According to her, a well-managed diversity in every sector brings about innovation, renewal, alternatives, and gives more opportunities than operating as a single entity. Speaking at this year’s springboard show in Kumasi at the ...

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10 couples tie the knot at Happy FM Dream Wedding

February 14, 2018, was the day the dreams of 10 couples came true as they were joined in Holy Matrimony at the annual Happy FM Dream Wedding. The plush ceremony which was held at Cleaver House in Accra, evolved from the popular Happy FM Valentine Mass Wedding event. The loved-filled ceremony was officiated by a number of renowned pastors, including Rev. King Foli from ...

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Ahwiaa: Conflict Resolution C’ttee set up to avert future clashes

A 15-member committee has been set up at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region as part of measures to prevent a recurrence of clashes between youth groups in the area. The Committee is expected to monitor developments in the area which are likely to trigger any conflicts and provide recommendations on how to deal with the ...

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Court frees Achimota student convicted for killing mate

An Accra High Court has quashed the three-year jail sentence handed to the 17-year-old Achimota Senior High School student who shot and killed his mate. According to the court, presided over Justice Kofi Dogu, the trial judge at the juvenile court erred in demanding a social enquiry report only after sentencing the accused, although it is required by law to ...

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