Technology

Thomas Mensah – Mississippi To Become Silicon Valley Of The South

Dr. Thomas O. Mensah is spearheading an effort with leading entrepreneurs to make Mississippi (MS); the Magnolia State, the silicon valley of the South. Dr. Mensah, a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors  and President of Georgia Aerospace, (an Atlanta based company) says “even though my Atlanta base is home to major Fortune 500 business headquarters, I am personally now branching …

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Is Banning Data Calls The Way To Save Ghanaian Telcos?

The ecology of the tech space mimics with apt accuracy that of the wild; for example, lions preying on deers. I guess that’s exactly what happened when telephones and mobile phones drove the telegraph into extinction. The tech evolution continues unabated and guess whose turn it is to suffer: the Telcos. Recently, there has been a cry in the wild …

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SpeedUPAfrica for July 2016 at Ashesi in Ghana

We are excited to announce SpeedUPAfrica – an event that promises to be Africa’s most impactful startup bootcamp gathering the top 100 hottest startups from all over the continent of Africa with mentors and investors from Silicon Valley, the continent, and beyond. This epic, 4-day growth and investment-focused startup bootcamp will be chocked full of workshops, one-on-one mentor sessions, growth …

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4G LTE blessing to African economies

The current Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base in Africa is low; the continent accounts for less than 1 per cent of the global 4G base at the end of 2015. Around half of the African subscription base actively uses data – but only around 2 per cent of those use 4G devices. By available estimates, Africa is sitting on around 5bn …

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Bitcoin And Other Virtual Currency Security Risk In Ghana

The usage of Bitcoin and kitiwa among other virtual currencies and markets pose severe risks to Ghana’s security says the country’s Financial Intelligence Centre. The assessment is based on available international records that show insurgencies have been funded from Ghana. Saddled with combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the centre is now working to make Ghana the first country in West Africa to publish its national risk …

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TedxAccra to make you Rethink this year

The speaker lineup for TEDxAccra conference for the year 2016 has been announced. The event will be held under the theme ‘Re-Think’ and will take place from April 19, with an icing-on-the-cake climax on the 23rd at the National Theatre from 9 am – 3pm. Speakers for this year’s conference are from different backgrounds and industries – entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, artists, …

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Howard University hosts USA’s first STEM Best Practices Forum

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, Provost of Howard University in Washington DC kicked off the first ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Best Practices’ Forum of the USA on March 11, 2016 at the new Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building in Washington DC in conjunction with the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPA) of the U.S.A. Dr. Wutoh made remarks in place …

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Innovation in Africa technology excites Goodwell Investments

The wave of innovation in the next five years in the technology sector expects to promote products and services that will increase employment opportunities for Africans. The curent wave of technological innovation predominantly encouraged many on the continent to be financially included as a result of better mobile and internet connectivity and applications that increased access to banking services. “In the same …

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Facebook Global Women’s Safety highlight in Kenya

On February 10, 2016 in Nairobi Kenya, Facebook hosted a Women’s Safety roundtable with participants from NGOs, academia, women’s rights groups, and safety organisations from Kenya and across Sub-Saharan Africa to highlight how the community can work together to create a harassment-free online environment where everyone can feel safe to share and interact. The roundtable coincided with Safer Internet Day …

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Africa is Mobile – Is that a Good thing?

Africa boasts of some 700 million people on the having at least one mobile device (smart or feature phone). Africa has taken not only the prime position as the leading mobile continent, but is also a mobile first region. We hear many analysts throw this fact around as though it is an accolade worthy of celebration. The fact that only about 7% of …

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