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One more suspect has been nabbed by the police in connection with hacking into a bank and attempted transfer of GH cent;46, 129,473 to eight individuals in different banks. Aisha Konatey, an Ivorian woman, is currently in the custody of the police assisting in investigations, the Director of the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr Gustav Herbert Yankson, told the Ghanaian Times in Accra, yesterday.

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The Founder and Leader of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has launched a blistering attack on people who do not agree with him on national issues. He describes such opponents as 39;attack dogs 39;.

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Global coronavirus infections increased past 15 million on Wednesday. According to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic gathering pace even as countries remain divided in their response to the crisis. The total of 15,009,213 cases is at least triple the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization data, while the death toll of more than 616,000 in seven months is close to the upper range of yearly influenza deaths.

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Suspected armed robbers have attacked Gbantongo community market in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region. The incident which occurred on Sunday, July 19 at around 5:00pm caused fear and panic among community members in the area.

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President Akufo-Addo says at no point in time during his 14-day self-isolation was he flown to the United Kingdom for COVID-19 treatment. It would be recalled that days after announcing his 14-day self-isolation some media outlets reported that President Akufo-Addo had been sent abroad to receive treatment for the infection.

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People poured onto the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo rsquo;s capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday night after President F eacute;lix Tshisekedi announced the end of a four-month state of emergency. In a televised address, President Tshisekedi announced a timetable for the gradual resumption of economic activities, including reopening of banks, shops, restaurants and pubs from Wednesday.

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A Kenyan Member of Parliament has been arrested for holding a public gathering contrary to COVID-19 guidelines. MP Charles Ong rsquo;ondo Were was arrested on Tuesday evening and detained at a police station.

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Madagascar rsquo;s health ministry has sent out an urgent request for help to partner agencies and health institutions as COVID-19 cases surges. ldquo;The Ministry of Health indicated that the COVID-19 epidemic has in recent weeks evolved in a very critical fashion in Madagascar with significant outbreaks in some regions, particularly the capital, Antananarivo, rdquo; the Actu Orange website reports.

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President Akufo-Addo will on Thursday embark on a trip to the West African country, Mali. This will be the first foreign trip after he announced restrictions including the closure of borders in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Former junior featherweight world champion Isaac lsquo;The Royal Storm rsquo; Dogboe made a triumphant return to boxing after an eighth round technical knock-out to Mexican-American Chris Avalos. It was a featherweight bout at the MG Grand in Las Vegas, USA on Tuesday night.

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The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEDA) has taken its turn of the second round of the National COVID-19 Disinfection Exercise which was launched on Sunday. As part of efforts to sanitize the municipality against the spread of the COVID-19 and other diseases, the assembly with the support of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in partnership with Zoomlion commenced clean-up, disinfection, and fumigation of various markets and lorry parks.

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The second phase of the Nationwide disinfection exercise in the Ashanti Region has been done successfully. Over three hundred and thirty market centres were disinfected. Speaking at the commencement of the exercise, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon.

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Ghana rsquo;s Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah has extended his best wishes to boxer Isaac Dogboe, as he returns to the ring against Chris Avalos tonight. Dogboe suffered two very high profile losses in his last two bouts to Emmanuel Navarrete, leading to a perhaps necessary short break from the sport.

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Crystal TV, a private broadcasting station, has kicked against a request from the Ministry of Communications to reduce its channels on the Digital Terrestrial Television platform. In a letter to the sector minister, Crystal TV said it is ldquo;vehemently opposed rdquo; to a directive to reduce its three channels on the platform.

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President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday afternoon, will hold a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital. The euro;70 million project, which will be the first phase, to be undertaken by Ellipse Projects and Tyllium will be located at Koforidua-Akwadum road.

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Security expert Professor Kwesi Aning says the gun action by Special Development Minister Hawa Koomson at a registration Centre in Kasoa undermines President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s fight against vigilantism in the country. According to him, the MP is unfit to hold herself out as a lawmaker and also as a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party.

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Pressure group OccupyGhana has called on the Police Service to prosecute the Special Development Minister Hawa Koomson if she found guilty in the shooting incident at a registration centre at Kasoa. The MP who has confessed firing a warning shot at the centre claimed it was to defend herself after feeling threatened while touring registration centres in the constituency Monday.

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Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says more than 95% of Ghanaians have heard about the COVID-19 messages, but 20 percent of them do not believe the existence of the virus. He said even with the 95 percent who have heard the message, not all of them were complying with the safety and preventive protocols.

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it is not recruiting persons to join its Customs Division as alleged. There are reports on social media to the effect that the Authority was enlisting people.

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Integrated home automation is rapidly moving out of the shadows of luxury and entering the mainstream of society, to become the new normal for Ghanaian Homes. We live in a time like no other: as more and more systems in our homes become integrated, tenants/homeowners are becoming keenly aware of the opportunities for cost-saving, time-saving and, above all, convenience and peace of mind that are offered by embracing smart home technology.

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There is a high risk that seafood caught by vessels fishing illegally in Ghana is entering the EU market, a new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation has concluded. Industrial trawlers authorised to export to the EU have been linked to illegal foreign ownership and implicated in the use of prohibited nets, fishing in the exclusion zone reserved for small-scale canoe fishers, and the illegal lsquo;saiko rsquo; trade.

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Over the last five months and even before, pages of newspapers, online platforms and street corners are littered with the wailing of victims of grave sexaul violence including rape and murder to heart-wrenching proportion.

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The Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Dr. Kingsley Nyarko by virtue of his immense accomplishments in various fields of endeavor was nominated as a recipient of a prestigious Noble International Award after the Governing Council of WANF resolved to honor him and a few West Africans for their noble virtues and recognizable contributions toward the development of the West African sub-region during the Organization rsquo;s 30th Conference and Awards 2020.

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Following the Nationwide launch of the 2nd phase of National disinfection exercise in Accra on Sunday, about 46 sub-metros and districts in greater Kumasi in the Ashanti region are set to undertake its turn of phase two of the disinfection exercise and general cleaning of markets, lorry parks, and public places.

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