Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Confusion rocks Manhyia North NPP primary; 3 arrested [Video]

Confusion rocks Manhyia North NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Ashanti Region’s Manhyia North Constituency,was on Saturday marred by altercations over the eligibility of some voters. Citi FM’s Lauretta Timah who was on the ground, reported that warning shots had to be fired by Police to prevent some people from whisking the ballot boxes away. Three persons have so far been arrested ...

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NHIA workers donate blood to KATH

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Workers of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the Ashanti Region, have organized a voluntary blood donation in support of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s (KATH). More than 100 of the employees were on hand to give in excess of 80 pints of blood to shore up the stock at the referral facility’s blood transmission medicine unit. Mr. Bawa ...

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Montie FM panelist apologises after threatening to kill judges


One of the panelists alleged to have threatened the lives of judges in the country on a programme on Accra-based Montie FM, has apologized for his seemingly incendiary comments. Alistair Nelson, along with another panelist, Godwin Ako Gunn, allegedly threatened to “finish” the Supreme Court and High Court judges if they made any judgment against the Electoral Commission in the ongoing ...

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Mkhitaryan joins Man United from Borussia Dortmund for £26m


Manchester United have signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund, the German club have announced. The Armenian playmaker is understood to have cost the Premier League side £26million, although the fee has not been disclosed. Dortmund were keen to keep hold of Mkhitaryan but he had only a year left on his contract and made it clear he would not sign a ...

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Manhyia North NPP primary underway [Photos]


Voting in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Ashanti Region’s Manhyia North constituency is underway. The NPP in the constituency elected its executives a week ago, paving the way for the primary to elect its parliamentary candidate. Previous attempts to elect both constituency executives and a parliamentary candidate were stalled because of internal wrangling. Some parliamentary aspirants ...

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Usain Bolt tears hamstring ahead of Rio olympics

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Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has suffered an injury scare ahead of Rio after tearing a hamstring at Jamaica’s Olympic trials. Bolt, 29, sustained the grade-one tear during the first round of the 100m and withdrew after winning his semi-final. He is still expected to defend his 100 and 200m titles as Jamaica’s selection policy allows medical exemptions. Bolt ...

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Nana Addo assures farmers of increased support


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has pledged to make sure that the growth of the nation’s agriculture is made an urgent priority if voted to power. He said more support would be given to farmers to substantially boost crop yield and returns to transform their living conditions. Addressing a mini political rally at ...

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Apple ‘considering takeover’ of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal


Apple is said to be considering a takeover bid for Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal. The company is reportedly exploring the idea of buying Tidal because of its strong ties to big artists like Kanye West and Madonna. Sources have told the Wall Street Journal that “exploratory talks” are taking place and may lead to a deal being done. A ...

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Bangladesh siege: 20 foreigners killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka


Twenty people, all of them foreigners, were killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says. Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later. Six of the attackers were also killed and one was arrested, a government spokesman said. The attack was ...

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Photos from the Republic Day edition of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Strictly Come Dancing; Republic edition

Scores of listeners of Citi FM yesterday [Friday] danced the night away in the station’s third edition of the all dance program, Strictly Come Dancing. The dance party was held to mark Ghana’s Republic Day holiday. The programme was serenaded with soothing tunes from the 50’s to date. Dressed in different shades of red, gold and green, the patrons danced ...

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