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Russian chief justice in intensive care after Ghana car crash

Russia's top judge was hurt in a car accident in the west African nation of Ghana on Monday and was being treated in an intensive care unit, officials said, adding that he was in a stable condition. Details of chief justice Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev's injuries were unclear following the accident, which occurred during an official visit to the country. "The Rt. Hon. Lebedev who is currently at the intensive care unit of the 37 Military Hospital was brought to Accra through an emergency airlift conducted by the Ghana Airforce," a government statement said.

Russian chief justice in intensive care after Ghana car crash

Russia's top judge was being treated in intensive care in hospital after a car accident in the west African nation of Ghana on Monday, officials said, adding that he was in a stable condition. Details of chief justice Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev's injuries were unclear following the accident, which occurred during an official visit to the country.

Ziggy's shot at stardom as Ghanaian seeks US football fame

Ghana native Ziggy Ansah begins a promising American football career on Sunday, completing an unlikely odyssey towards a game watched by few and played by even fewer in his west African homeland. "The next thing I heard was he was now playing football. Football?" said Monica Ohene Opare, one of the founders of a school Ansah attended and where he later worked as a teaching assistant. "I know football is kind of a rough game, so I was kind of worried."

Ziggy's shot at stardom as Ghanian seeks US football fame

Ghana native Ziggy Ansah begins a promising American football career on Sunday, completing an unlikely odyssey towards a game watched by few and played by even fewer in his west African homeland. "The next thing I heard was he was now playing football. Football?" said Monica Ohene Opare, one of the founders of a school Ansah attended and where he later worked as a teaching assistant. "I know football is kind of a rough game, so I was kind of worried."

Ghana police find three children locked in house for years

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana police are questioning a couple who locked their three children in a house in Accra for years possibly to try to protect them from society's evil, a police inspector said on Tuesday. Police broke into the four-bedroom house in the Madina neighborhood in Ghana's capital Accra, after a tipoff and rescued the children, aged 8, 6 and 2, who had been living in the house with their parents, a sheep, a goat and dogs.

West Africans turn to technology to tame the traffic beast

If you own a mobile phone and spend sunup to sundown watching the traffic pass in Ghana's capital, then Iddrisu Mohammed wants you to be his spy. With an iPad in his hands and two phones in his pants pockets, Mohammed crisscrosses Accra on foot, looking for people to become informants for Jamless, a recently launched traffic information service that hopes to restore a little sanity to the capital's hectic commute.
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