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Flights grounded at Ghana’s main airport as staff begin strike

– – Passengers are stranded at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana as airport staff embark on strike. The strike had disrupted domestic and international flights as the airport workers demand the dismissal of their Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa over allegations of mismanagement. The irate workers also locked out the embattled MD who had earlier denied allegations levelled against him by the aggrieved staff. The strike follows a statement issued by the union directing all general staff to withdraw their services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from 06:00hrs Friday,…

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Kenya’s Main Airport Resume Domestic Flights After Fire

Segeni Ngethe/AP Photo Passengers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are safe and the entire facility is being evacuated, the Nairobi-based Kenya Airports Authority said in a statement on its Twitter feed today, after a fire broke out at the arrivals terminal. Kenya’s main airport resumed cargo and domestic flights and may reopen international routes tomorrow after a fire razed the arrivals terminal and shut sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-busiest air-transport hub. State security agencies are investigating the cause of the blaze that broke out at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 5 a.m.…

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