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Dozens killed as plane crashes in South Sudan

A cargo plane has crashed in South Sudan shortly after take-off from Juba International Airport, killing at least 41 people. The aircraft crashed on the banks of the River Nile around a mile from the airport, according to an official and a Reuters witness. Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said around 20 people were aboard the plane. Only one crew member and a child survived. An unknown number of people were also killed on the ground when the plane came down near a group of fishermen. “We don’t know theRead More

Moves to increase utility tariffs: AGI, TUC up in arms

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) have kicked against proposals by the utility companies to increase tariffs. Rather, they have asked the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to compel them to reduce their technical and operational inefficiencies, as the condition for tariff review. While the TUC said consumers were paying heavily for the poor macro-economic performance and operational inefficiencies of the utility companies, the AGI said there had been no improvement in the efficiency of electricity and water supply to warrant the proposed upwardRead More

2 Arrested for attempting to smuggle Indian hemp to Nigeria

A 58-year-old woman and a 36-year-old warehouse keeper have been arrested for allegedly concealing 650 slabs of a substance suspected to be narcotic in bales of used clothing and attempting to transport them to Nigeria. The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit of the Ghana Police Service Police has apprehended the woman who claims to be a Ghanaian with Nigerian descent and the man who is her employee at a warehouse at Tudu, near the Makola Market in the Accra Central Business District. The police gave the name of theRead More

MTN asks for ‘leniency’ on $5.2 billion Nigeria fine

South Africa’s MTN has written to authorities in Nigeria asking for “leniency” and requesting a review of a $5.2 billion fine imposed on the telecoms provider for failing to cut off unregistered SIM card users, a regulatory source said on Tuesday. MTN sent a copy of the letter addressed to telecommunications regulator NCC to Nigeria’s presidency, the source said, without providing specific details about the review. A second source confirmed MTN had sent a letter. Nigeria’s telecoms regulator gave MTN Group two weeks to pay the $5.2 billion fine imposedRead More

Is nursing education in Ghana for sale?

The health sector of every country is one of the key components that contribute to the socio-economic transformation of that country. A country that is serious about its development usually pays very close attention to its health sector by making sure that health facilities are adequately equipped to facilitate healthcare delivery. The major resource of every organisation is its human resource and it is heartwarming to know that Ghana has put premium on the human resource development of its health sector as a way of ensuring that quality health careRead More

Poultry farmers affected by Bird Flu to be compensated

Government has indicated it will on Wednesday begin compensation of farmers whose poultry farms were destroyed by the Ministry of Agriculture during the outbreak of the bird flu. An outbreak of the Bird flu in the country in May 2015 saw about forty thousand birds destroyed. However, officials from the Ministry are expected to give a detailed account of government`s moves to curb a spread of the virus at a ceremony to be held in Accra. Outlining the criteria that will be used to pay the farmers, the Deputy MinisterRead More

Roman Abramovich rejects £35m bid for Jose Mourinho

Life for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea keeps getting interesting. When you thought all hope was lost for the Portuguese coach as his English Premier League champions are severely failing to defend their title, big money comes calling. A £35 million bid in football normally is made for a player but under fire boss Jose Mourinho made the difference. French club Monaco have seen a £35 million bid for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rejected. Monaco shareholder Alessandro Proto met Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and offered to buy the former Real MadridRead More

Woman who killed 2 daughters was Chartered Accountant

It has now emerged that the 45-year-old woman, Naana Bray, who allegedly poisoned her own daugh­ters to death at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, is a university graduate and Chartered Accountant by profession. The family members confirmed to Daily Guide that Naana Bray became mentally deranged after giving birth to her second daughter, Maame Affulba, aged 6 – one of the deceased daughters. According to the family members, the suspect was working with the National Commission on Culture (now Centre for National Culture) of the Western Regional Coordinating Council afterRead More

Husband jailed for stabbing his wife 15 times

A husband has been jailed for 17 years after he killed his wife by stabbing her at least 15 times then running her over with his car because he thought she was having an affair with a neighbour. Minta Adiddo sent Akua Agyeman a Christmas card as she was being treated in hospital, blaming the attack on ‘devils’, the Old Bailey heard. The 32-year-old mother of two died two months after the brutal stabbing, which was witnessed by her five-year-old daughter. Wife, Akua Agyeman Adiddo, 38, was today given aRead More

Students stranded at Wesley Girls High School as school refuses them admission

The Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast has allegedly refused to admit some students who were posted to the school by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS). The students, about 200 in number had documents of placement to buttress their claim of admission to the school but were turned down by the school authorities. Some of the students who trooped to the school with their parents to have their admissions processed were left stranded as the school authorities insisted that their names were not on the listRead More