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Alex Tettey exclusive: The mental toll of a relegation battle with Norwich
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Alex Tettey exclusive: The mental toll of a relegation battle with Norwich

Alex Tettey should be, in his words, immune to this by now. If Norwich are to fall, it will be a record fifth Premier League relegation for the Canaries, of which skipper Tettey would have been part of three. But as Sky Sports speaks with the Norwegian, it's clear the pain is not easy to shift. Tettey is as frank as they come, and there is no sugar-coating Norwich's current plight. Their 1-0 defeat by Brighton on Saturday leaves them seven points adrift with five games remaining. They need a miracle, and hope is dwindling. "It's very difficult," he says. "I thought I was immune, because I've experienced exactly what we're going through before. I thought I'd think: 'Yeah, I've been there, done that, I know how it feels, I know how to cope with it…' but now it's the same. "It ge...
Nigerian boat carrying scores of people capsized
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Nigerian boat carrying scores of people capsized

A major tragedy was reported in Benue state, northern Nigeria, in the evening of Sunday, July 5, as a boat said to be carrying scores of people capsized killing many. At the time of this report, the actual figure of the casualties had yet to be known, but the accident had been confirmed by the police authorities in the state. The Nation reports that the boat was carrying about 28 passengers, most of them church members on their way to an annual convention when the accident occurred. However, the police claimed that the boat had 23 onboard and that the victims were members of ECAN Church Ijaha located in Makurdi local government travelling across the River Benue. According to the report, just one corpse from the incident had been recovered as of late Sunday, July 7 as divers an...
Russian economy will shrink 6% in 2020, World Bank forecasts
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Russian economy will shrink 6% in 2020, World Bank forecasts

MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) - The World Bank expects Russia's economy to shrink 6% this year, the most since 2009, under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices, before returning to growth in 2021-2022. Russia's economy has been pummelled by a health crisis that has slowed business activity and demand for oil, its main export, across the globe. Russia's unemployment has soared after lockdowns were imposed across the country earlier this year. Gross domestic product is now projected to shrink at its fastest pace in 11 years, the World Bank said on Monday, as it predicted the global economy would contract by 5.2% this year. In 2021, Russia's GDP is expected to expand 2.7% and 3.1% in 2022, the World Bank said. "Even with positive projected GDP growth ahead, GD...
China accuses the UK of ‘gross interference’ in its affairs
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China accuses the UK of ‘gross interference’ in its affairs

China has accused the UK of "trampling" on the basic norms of international relations - and said Britain's offer of citizenship for Hong Kongers is a "gross interference in China's internal affairs". Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK, claimed Boris Johnson's government "keeps making irresponsible remarks" about Hong Kong. A new national security law makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city's internal affairs. Mr Liu denied China had failed to fulfil its international obligations after the British government accused it of breaching the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which was supposed to give Hong Kong almost full autonomy until 2047. In a news conference - five days after being summoned to the Foreig...
HIV drugs running out due to coronavirus pandemic-WHO
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HIV drugs running out due to coronavirus pandemic-WHO

More than 70 countries warned they are at risk of running out of HIV medication due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organization. Twenty-four countries said they have a "critically low" stock of antiretroviral medicine, or ARVs, largely used as a therapy to treat HIV, or have seen a disruption in their supply chain as a result of the pandemic, the WHO said.  "The findings of this survey are deeply concerning," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. "Countries and their development partners must do all they can to ensure that people who need HIV treatment continue to access it. We cannot let the COVID-19 pandemic undo the hard-won gains in the global response to this disease." In May, the WHO and t...
KATH receives ventilators to manage COVID-19 patients
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KATH receives ventilators to manage COVID-19 patients

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi on Monday, received three Savina 300 Ventilators and suction machine to manage COVID-19 patients admitted in the facility. Contracta Construction UK Limited, contractors of the new Kejetia market in Kumasi, donated two of the machines at the cost of 60,000 Euros, while GOIL Company, presented one, at the cost of GHC150,000.00. Mr. Jorge Taveres de Almeida, Project Director of Contracta Limited and Mr. Augustine Boateng, Middle Belt Zonal Manager for GOIL, who made a joint presentation to the Hospital, said the gesture was part of the corporate social responsibilities of their respective companies towards helping KATH to effectively manage and treat COVID-19 patients. Dr. Oheneba Owusu–Danso, Chief Executive of KATH, stressed the...
Profile of new NDC’s Vice Presidential candidate
Politics

Profile of new NDC’s Vice Presidential candidate

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang is the current Africa Board Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She has been a FAWE member since 2014. She is a former Minister of Education in Ghana. Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in 2008, the first female Vice-Chancellor of a public university in Ghana. Before heading the university, she had since 1986 served as head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dean of the Board of Graduate Studies and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. She was also the Academic Director of the African Diaspora Studies programme of School for International Training Study Abroad. In October 2009, she was elected Ghana’s repre...
Jane Opoku-Agyemang selected as Mahama’s running-mate
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Jane Opoku-Agyemang selected as Mahama’s running-mate

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, has selected Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 presidential elections. The National Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi announced that Prof Opoku-Agyeman had been selected as running mate for the NDC ticket after a meeting between the flagbearer and the National Executive Committee (NEC) at the NDC Headquarters on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Accra He told pressmen that Prof Opoku-Agyeman received a unanimous endorsement from the NEC and the Council of Elders of the party. "…I can tell you that, the running mate of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for the 2020 General Election is Professor Jane Naana Agyemang. That choice has been approved...
NDC supporters congratulate Prof Opoku-Agyemang
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NDC supporters congratulate Prof Opoku-Agyemang

The Sixteen Regional Communication Officers of the I NDC have conveyed their profound congratulations to Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang on her nomination as running mate to John Mahamas in this year's election In a statement, the supporters group said she was nominated from a vast range of other equally capable hands. They said she epitomises the trust and confidence of the rank and file of the party for the enviable nitche she has carved for yourself in both public and private life. "While we congratulate you for this enviable feat, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to President Mahama and the Council of Elders of the great NDC for adding another beautiful block to Ghana's cynosure of democracy". "The choice of a woman of valour and substance to the ...
Akuapem Poloo arrested over naked photos
Entertainment

Akuapem Poloo arrested over naked photos

Actress and social media celebrity, Rosemond Alade Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been arrested by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers from Ghana Police over her controversial nude photo with her son. According to Nana Yaa Konadu of Peace FM who confirmed Poloo’s arrest on Peace FM this after, Akuapem Poloo was picked up few minutes ago and she is being currently sent to the headquarters of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit around the Ministries in Accra. Akuapem Poloo posed naked in front of her son while her son was wearing only underpants and posted it on her instagram page on Tuesday June 30, 2020, to celebrate her son’s birthday. The photo went viral instantly and sparked outrage on social media, leading to a debate as to whether she had do...
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