The Ghanaian Times – Fire destroys property at Makola No 2.

Fire on Saturday gutted parts of Makola No. 2 market in Accra, destroying properties running into thousands of Ghanaian cedis.

The fire, believed to have started around 10:42 pm burnt four metal containers and razed the roofing of a mosque (a place where Muslims observe daily prayers) in the market.

Food items including bags of maize, rice, noodles and drinkables were burnt beyond recognition.

Yam mounds, plantain, cassava, empty fertilizer sacks, polythene materials and empty cartoons were not spared.

The Abeka Lapaz shooting:

…police grab 15 suspects they include a woman, six Nigerians

Fifteen suspects, made up of six Nigerians, and nine Ghanaians including a woman have been arrested in connection with the Abeka Lapaz shooting, which resulted in the death of a policeman, and injury to another personnel.

The suspected Nigerians are Ken Ikponnwosa, 23, Faith Ogieriakhi, 35, Fem Erhuumwunse, 20, Michael Ogbegia, 20, Sampson Aja, 27, Emmanuel Aimiu, 31.


Tony Weeks arrives for Dogboe-Chacon big fight

Renowned American boxing referee, Tony Weeks, has described Ghana as the spiritual home of boxing.

He said Ghana is very famous because of the exploits of the past world champions, notably Azumah Nelson who ruled as world champion for over a decade.

It’s good to be back home, this is our home, the place where the spirit of boxing can be found.  Africa, especially Ghana is a big place and being here for the first time, I hope we all have a great time.

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