Technology

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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Google Play Music Rolling Out to Ghana?

Update: Google does not indicate any of this access on their support page at the moment for Ghana: Country Availability Could it be possible that, Google Play Music will be next to open up for access in Ghana, after Google Play Books and Google Play Store for Apps? For years, one is greeted by the screenshot below, anytime an attempt …

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FarmConnecta wins 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge prize to FarmConnecta on December 15, 2015 during the Cairo ICT event. FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up that has developed an information sharing and billing system designed for the agricultural community, received a prize valued at 10,000 euros. The 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge was launched in August in France and 11 other countries in …

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Cisco believes Rwanda’s Kagame really gets I.T. relevance

Cisco believes Africa’s first smart city could be in Rwanda. Cisco executive chairman John Chambers told ITWeb on the side-lines of the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), in Dubai, that he is bullish about the growth potential for the Internet of things (IOT) in Africa. “If you look at Rwanda, what president Paul Kagame is doing there is amazing. …

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Grant Shapps of the UK visits PEG in Ghana

TL:DR; The Honorable Minister Grant Shapps from the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday November 11, 2015, visited the PEG Ghana Solar facilities at East Legon, a subburb of Ghana’s capital city — Accra. PEG Ghana Solar is a local firm pioneering the provision of affordable solar energy solutions, and quality after purchase service to thousands of customers around Ghana. According to …

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