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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:24
EastEnders Star Rudolph Walker and Football legend Les Ferdinand get behind the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Prostate Cancer’ campaign E-mail

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EastEnders Star Rudolph Walker and Football legend Les Ferdinand get behind the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Prostate Cancer’ campaign

1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime

EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker OBE and former England international footballer and Premier League coach Les Ferdinand MBE, are just two of the high profile names that have joined forces to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer amongst black men, as part of the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:08
Oscar Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again' after jail term E-mail

oscarOscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete in Paralympic events again, according to the psychiatrist who assessed him during his trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

South African athlete Pistorius was given a five-year prison sentenceafter being convicted of culpable homicide.

The leg amputee sprinter, 27, will not be allowed to compete in International Paralympic Committee events until 2019.

Professor Jonathan Scholtz said he "seriously doubts" he will return.

Scholtz carried out a month-long study of Pistorius's mental state during the course of his trial.

Gay medical doctor sodomizes SHS boy E-mail

doctorJoy News investigation has uncovered the activities of a gay medical doctor who puts the lives of his victims in danger.

Dr. Sulley Ali-Gabass, a senior medical officer at Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi, had anal sex with a 16-year-old senior secondary school student who has now been diagnosed of HIV/AIDS.

In the first of a two-part investigative series, Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awuni tells the story of this sixteen year old boy whose life took a tragic turn after he met Dr. Ali-Gabass.

Aziz, who has been given an alias for the purposes of this report, is a 16 year old boy. A second year student of a senior high school.

Gender Minister to face UN panel today over discrimination against women E-mail

un discrimminationGhana will today face a United Nations Panel to answer questions on how it has implemented the conventions demanding an end to discrimination against women.

Every four years, national reports are submitted outlining measures taken to enable how women enjoy their full rights.

Gender Children and Social Protection Minister Nana Oye Lithur explained that Ghana will present its report at the 59th session of the UN committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which has opened in Geneva, Switzerland with a call on governments to step-up national action to end gender-based discrimination.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:12
Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus E-mail

ebola 2Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh raised a red flag when attending to a Liberian patient at the First Consultant Hospital in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, in July.

Patrick Sawyer had just flown into the country, already sick - he should never have been allowed on the plane.

Nigeria had never had an Ebola case before so it was an impressive piece of diagnostic work.

Whilst caring for Mr Sawyer and protecting the nation from the virus, Dr Adadevoh and her colleagues were themselves at great risk.

Nigeria singer Omawumi tackles child abuse E-mail

Omawumi Megbele is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, who gained attention as the 2007 runner-up on the reality TV show West Africa Idols and has subsequently won multiple awards in Nigeria.
Her debut single In the Music was a hit, and she has since released two albums - Wonderwoman and The Lasso of Truth.
If You Ask Me, the soulful song Omawumi performs for Africa Beats, tells the story of a girl made pregnant by her own father, and demands action be taken to confront and stop child abuse.
The song is produced by Cobhams Asuquo, one of the most influential figures in Nigerian contemporary music.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Steenkamps 'rejected blood money' E-mail

Athlete Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as "blood money", a South African court has heard.

Pistorius's offer of $34,000 (ÂŁ21,000) was revealed by prosecutor Gerrie Nel during his sentencing hearing.

Earlier, a defence witness told the court that Pistorius would be physically at risk if sent to prison.

He has been found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of murder.

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