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Climate activist swims Ghana’s Volta Lake to raise awareness about water pollution

A Ghanaian climate activist, Yvette Tetteh has completed her mission of swimming across Ghana’s Volta Lake. She spent 40 days swimming over 450 kilometers stretch of the Lake to raise awareness about the pollution of Ghana’s water bodies which is fast threatening their sustainability. Tetteh, an agribusiness entrepreneur started her swimming expedition from Buipe in the northern sector of the country… Read More
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150 people hospitalized in Algeria after swimming

– – About 150 people have been hospitalized after swimming at a beach in Algeria. The seawater is suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in north-western Algeria, a regional official said. Three beaches and a desalination plant have been closed for an investigation into the incident. Local government official Lakhdar Seddas told the privately owned Echourouk TV channel that “149 people suffered… Read More
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Nigerian student drowns in UK’s Thames River

A 23-year old Nigerian-born student living in the UK, Jonathan Adebanjo has reportedly drowned in the Thames River. Adebanjo, an art student was studying at Camberwell College of Arts, London. He was reported missing while swimming with friends at Shadwell Basin on Tuesday. Adebanjo is among three persons reported missing after drowning in similar manner. Rescuers pulled his body from… Read More