Technology

Ghanaian woman appointed to Facebook, Instagram oversight board

Human rights lawyer and Program Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa from Ghana, Senegal and South Africa Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei has been appointed as Board Member to the newly created Facebook and Instagram oversight board. The Oversight Board will review certain content decisions by Facebook and Instagram and make binding decisions based on respect for freedom of …

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When It Comes To Sensible Drone Policy Africa Leads The Way

It has taken an event of almost biblical proportions to demonstrate just how much we truly rely on the care and services medical practitioners give us. But the pandemic has also shown us how these services worldwide need to adapt to better face another such challenge should, or when, it next arises. A 2018 UK Royal College of Physicians report …

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Remote working calls for cybersecurity overhaul of regional organizations

Dr. Moataz Binali, Vice President for Middle East & North Africa, Trend Micro

Trend Micro’s MENA VP highlights the importance of taking a multi-layered approach to security amidst the Covid-19, as hackers exploit new ways to lure organisations and attack their digital estates. It is hard to recall another circumstance in living memory equal to that of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic we all now face. Indeed, it has proved to be mankind’s great …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah Appointed To Two International Boards

The world Bank has approved the appointment of the Famous Fiber Optics Innovator and Founder of the Silicon Valley of Ghana to the International Board of Advisors at the Energy University of Sunyani. Dr. Mensah served as the Keynote Speaker at the recent launch of the World Class Innovative Energy Center in Sunyani which is funded by the World Bank. …

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WhatsApp puts new limits on the forwarding of viral messages

With heightened scrutiny on the potential of private message apps to spread misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, WhatsApp on Tuesday said it would place new limits on the forwarding of messages. Starting today, messages that have been identified as “highly forwarded” — sent through a chain of five or more people — can only be forwarded to a single …

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Connecting the remote corners of Africa with satellite

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We live in an era defined by speed and change. The emergence of the digital transformation is one of the industry’s top talking points, expected to revolutionize and change the way we live, work and communicate. Supporting more types of devices than ever before, new technologies are being developed to help make life easier and safer – with 5G playing …

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Alex Okosi appointed MD of YouTube’s EMEA emerging markets

YouTube has announced Alex Okosi will be taking on the role of managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA including Russia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. He will report to the head of YouTube EMEA, …

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5 Social Media Marketing Trends To Adopt In 2020

As we enter 2020, social media will remain a critical channel for driving brand awareness and generating sales. To see the best return on investment (ROI), however, brands will have to be early adopters of a few social media marketing trends we’re shining a light on here. Think TikTok influencers, augmented reality (AR) social commerce and video storytelling. 1. The Rise of the TikTok Influencer This …

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WhatsApp’s latest feature, caters to small businesses on mobilephone

WhatsApp is expanding the capabilities of its dedicated app for business owners who want to reach their customers on smartphones. The Facebook-owned company is today introducing to the WhatsApp Business app a new “catalogs” feature that will allow the businesses to showcase and share their products and services to potential customers, who can browse photos, view prices and read product …

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Egyptian smartphone maker SICO to start exports to Germany soon

SICO, Egypt’s first smart phone manufacturer, will begin exporting its devices to Germany November 2019 as part of an expansion plan to enter European and African countries, the company’s chairman said on Tuesday. Mohamed Salem told Reuters that Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), which already exports to the Arabian Gulf, signed a deal in October with a firm in Europe to …

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