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Dora Opoku was an African Queen – not by birth, but by comportment. She was an academic nurse, midwife and medical ethicist; her formidable character, combined with a boisterous laugh, commanded respect even in the most unpromising situations, including a Research Ethics committee dealing with the delicate ecology of scientists who are leaders in their fields.

FA in talks over home internationals revival

The Football Association are in talks over a move to revive the home international tournament.

England to play Ghana at Wembley

England will meet Ghana in a senior international for the first time in a friendly clash at Wembley on March 29, the Football Association announced today.

Ghana lifts ban to escape Fifa sanctions

Ghana sought to avoid Fifa action on Monday, saying it would immediately lift a temporary halt of league soccer imposed last week after police raided the football association in a tax and fraud probe.

Sunderland injuries stretch Bruce's defence

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been dealt a double blow by the news that defenders Titus Bramble and Michael Turner will be unavailable until the new year.

Hamleys cleaners held in dawn raid

Four suspected illegal immigrants were arrested yesterday during a dawn raid on the flagship Hamleys store in Regent Street, central London.

Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell faces inquiry over 'chocfinger'

A cabinet minister faces a parliamentary inquiry into his links with a cocoa magnate who donated £40,000 to his political office.

Call me Bossman: Eastern Europe gets its first black mayor

A Ghanaian doctor dubbed "the Slovenian Obama" has been elected mayor of the tiny town of Piran, becoming the first black person to hold such an office in Eastern Europe.

Essien ends exile from Black Stars

Michael Essien will return to international action for Ghana's next competitive international against DR Congo in March next year, the country's football association has confirmed.

Rajevac departs Ghana after World Cup heroics

Milovan Rajevac has quit as coach of World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana after failing to agree a new contract and taken charge of Saudi Arabian club Al Ahly Jeddah instead.

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The uneasy feeling in certain quarters that Sunderland had been held over a barrel in paying a jaw-dropping fee of more than £13m for Asamoah Gyan is not one shared by the club's record signing. The Ghanaian was belatedly unveiled yesterday following his arrival from Rennes just 20 minutes before the closure of the transfer window last month.

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