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HIV vaccine trial starts in London

A fresh effort to find a vaccine for HIV is beginning at laboratories in a London hospital and two centres in Africa. Scientists are recruiting 64 healthy adult volunteers for the trial, which is expected to take up to two years. The work will be split equally between London, the Rwandan capital Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya. This early trial ...

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President Mahama writes on Africa’s potential

*Find below an article written by President John Mahama for The Root magazine of the United States. — When the African Union (known then as the Organization of African Unity) was founded, the leaders of that era understood that the success of their individual countries hinged on the success of the entire continent. Now, as the organization celebrates its 50th ...

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Building Bethel Building You Gospel Concert & Fundraising

(NEW YORK) The Christian Journal Reporter – Last night, a host of stars Getty and Friends, Lady Prempeh, and Emmanuel Baako joined Evangelist Diana Asamoah in a gospel concert at United Bethel Pentecostal Ministries Inc. The glittering event, named Building Bethel, Building You Gospel concert and fundraising started at 6pm till midnight. Introducing the event were Bethel Voices who sang ...

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Fire guts Kumasi’s second biggest mechanic hub

A number of shops and vehicles were destroyed last night at Kumasi’s second biggest mechanic hub, “Asafo Fitamu”. The blaze started around 8:30 pm and it took Fire Service Personnel about an hour and half to quench it. The fire is said to have started from a shop where car batteries are sold. Correspondent Joseph Gakpo said the blaze burnt ...

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Confusion hits adoption of conjoined twins over adoption money

The adoption of the conjoined twins in the Central Region has been hit by confusion over money. The families of the parents, who were at the hospital to take pictures and bid farewell to the twins, accused each other of collecting money for the adoption. This follows the rejection of the twins by the families and the signing of a ...

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Ethiopian Activist Recognized for Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

LONDON — An Ethiopian activist who has worked to support women’s rights and battle female genital mutilation has been awarded an international prize in Europe. Bogaletch Gebre founded Kembatti Mentti Gezzima-Tope in the 1990s. The organization’s name translates as Kembatti Women Stand Together. The group has a unique approach to tackling women’s rights in Bogaletch’s home country, Ethiopia. The principle, ...

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Big Data Reveals High-Risk Times for Heart Failure Deaths

Analysis of nearly one million heart failure hospital admissions revealed late nights, Fridays, and January were particularly high-risk times for patient deaths. By Jennifer J Brown, PhD, Everyday Health Staff Writer   If you want to lower your risk of dying from heart failure, don’t go to the hospital late at night on a Friday in January.   In a new ...

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Passengers Pulled From Minivan After Rollover Accident, Cops Say

CHICAGO — Several injured people were pulled from a Dodge minivan after it rolled over in South Shore Friday afternoon, officials said. The minivan, carrying four passengers ages 15 to 60, was headed east on East 69th Steet toward South Stoney Island Avenue about 1:41 p.m, police said. As the van blew a red light, a Nissan Infiniti going south ...

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