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Government has rejected accusations by the Government of Nigeria that its citizens are being maltreated in Ghana. In a six-page response signed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana denied several allegations by Nigeria and provided detailed explanations showing it was incorrect to suggest Nigerians were being targeted for maltreatment in Ghana.

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The Savannah Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service is investigating an attack on three women on Saturday night by some faceless persons who accused them of being witches. The attack occurred at Lantekura in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region.

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Global coronavirus cases has increased past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic. The data showed steady global growth as the disease 39;s epicentre shifts again, with India taking centre stage from the United States and Latin America.

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The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) taskforce says it is highly challenged in its efforts to enforce the wearing of face masks directive. The taskforce said it is also concerned that the lack of adherence to the directive may cause a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have thronged the Nima Police Station in Accra to demand the release of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah.

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President Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation tonight on new measures taken by the country in the fight against COVID-19. This will be his 16th national address on the subject since Ghana recorded its first two cases of the virus in March 2020.

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Some 87 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Ghana pushing the country rsquo;s cumulative case count to 44,205. Furthermore, the number of persons who have recovered currently stands at 42,777 while the number of active cases is 1,152.

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The controversy surrounding the Agyapa Royalties deal is not resting any time soon as the debates and scrutiny continue. The latest to wade into the matter is Private Legal Practitioner, Yaw Oppong, who has argued that the Agyapa Royalties Limited agreement is no cast in stone, hence any future government can abrogate it.

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It appears the practice of lynching old women labeled as 39;witches 39; is getting out of hand as new events of such barbaric acts rage on. Not too long ago, it was Akua Denteh, this time around, it is Madam Meri Ibrahim, a 60-year-old alleged witch who has been attacked and butchered by residents in Sumpini near Busunu in the West Gonja municipality of the Savannah Region.

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As President Nana Akufo-Addo engages the public tonight for the 16th time on measures taken to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is high anticipation among Ghanaians looking forward to the reopening of the country 39;s airports and borders post-lockdown The president has been engaging the public through LIVE nationwide broadcasts ever since the country recorded its first COVID-19 case.

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called on stakeholders to join the fight against human trafficking and its related issues in the country. The call was made by Mrs Abena Annobea Asare, Head of Human Trafficking Department at the Ministry in the commemoration of this year 39;s International Day against trafficking of persons (Blue Day) at Komenda.

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The Executive Director of the Center for Social Impact Studies (CESiS), Mr. Richard Kojo Ellimah has called on operators in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining sector to consider using modern technology to find gold deposits instead of the current try and error method which comes with several environmental challenges contributing to climate change.

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Reports say the daughter of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah, has declared her intention to go independent in December 7th political contest with her eyes set on the Jomoro Constituency seat.

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There is a worrying trend where Ghanaians are losing their guard in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This is owing to the total disregard for the COVID-19 protocols particularly, the wearing of Nose masks.

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Ghana 39;s Maritime Security has intensified a wild hunt to clamp down on some alleged kidnappers of two sailors believed to be South Korean nationals. Authorities believe that the two abducted sailors were attacked by some unidentified gunmen on the waters off Ghana.

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The time table for this year 39;s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been released by WAEC. This basic education exit exams would begin on Monday, September 14, 2020, and end on Friday, September 18, 2020, nationwide for all Junior High School (JHS) final year students.

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The Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) has endorsed the Agyapa Royalties deal as a perfect deal to advance the course of socio-economic and infrastructural development in Ghana. It is important to state that Agyapa Royalties Minerals Limited is 100% owned by the Government of Ghana.

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The Tain District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organized Social Auditing engagement at Yabraso, a community in the district to promote transparency and accountability.

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IMANI 39;s Key arguments: 1. Rising gold prices and rising gold production in Ghana should lead to our royalties being valued higher but this deal because it is choosing the stock market listing approach has ended up undervaluing the resource by more than 65%.

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Several tens of thousands of residents of Atebubu in the Bono East region will no longer have to travel long distances in search of water as they have now been provided with clean potable water by a Christian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Madamfo Ghana Foundation.

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To effectively ensure proactive measures to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Obuasi East District Assembly Hon. Faustina Amissah on behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has presented 7,000 Nose Masks and 3,000 bottles of Hand Sanitizers to the Obuasi East Union of Churches to help curb the spread of the pandemic in the district while church services resumes.

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Pupils in some schools in the Ashanti region who complained of being served lsquo;bad food rsquo; last week will be enjoying some good food from Monday, thanks to Nana Ama Ampomah, the Ashanti regional Coordinator for the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP).

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Graduates from various Tertiary Institutions who are serving the Nation at respective departments and agencies in the Asunafo North Municipality, under the auspices of National Service Secretariat, earlier today, the service personnel organise a clean-up exercise at the Ahafo Regional Capital, Goaso.

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The Ebenezer Addo Development Foundation (EADF) foundered by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Asutifi North Constituency in Ahafo Region has today presented food items and a number of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) worth thousands of cedis to the Kenyasi Prisons Camp.

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