Technology

African undercover journalists work with police to expose wrongdoings

JOHANNESBURG—Just as Rosemary Nwaebuni lay down on a makeshift operating table in the back of a Nigerian bar for an illegal abortion, police burst in to arrest the unlicensed doctor. Ms. Nwaebuni, who is in her early 40s, wasn’t pregnant; she is a journalist had called the police herself. These types of stings, which she and her crew staged multiple …

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First Space Dialogue hosted by South Africa

Building partnerships that benefit the country and the African continent were top of the agenda at the first “Space meets Industry” Business Breakfast hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) at the CSIR Convention Center on Wednesday. Over 80 delegates attended the event including various industry leaders, local scientists, government officials and decision makers from National Treasury, Department …

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Is PayPal now unblocking Ghana?

Rexford Nkansah, the in-house tech reporter and geek for #TheAfrianDream says on the afternoon of May 26, 2015 in Ghana, he stumbled upon facts that points to the possibility that Ghana may have been removed from the PayPal blacklist. Everyone in the world today know about PayPal (if you don’t know, you can ask an alien the next time you see …

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Some common mobile-phone activities across Africa

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3 500 mobile phone users in five of Africa’s major markets, …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah inducted into American National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Thomas Mensah, a US trained Ghanaian born Scientist was inducted into the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on March 22, 2015. The Doctor also became a NAI Fellow in 2014 when the institution recognized and honored his work during his time at the Florida State University in the US. According to the NAI, “A researcher’s contribution reaches …

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3D Blending expert arrives in Ghana

The past few years have seen Ghana chalk remarkable successes in many facets of the Information Communication Technology world (ICT). The expansion of technological infrastructures and systems have brought with it a burning desire among young Ghanaians to exploit the positives that comes with ICT. Rexford Nkansah is one of such many Ghanaians who are specializing in ICT areas formerly known …

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Patrick Awuah wishes to change Africa’s future

Shared by Oral Ofori This piece was written Patrick Awuah Jr. pictured left; one of my greatest mentors and an individual I truly respect and admire a lot. One of my cherished hopes is to meet him in person, but until then I will continue to share his great ideas and words with the world. Patrick Awuah is the founder …

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How Nigeria’s Nollywood is dominating Africa’s movie scene

  Nollywood signpost in Nigeria, an icon of Africa’s movie industry Nollywood movies or actors’ names is what you will find if you ask the avid African movie watcher to name ten of their favorite African actors or movies. Nollywood – Nigeria’s entertainment industry – is obviously dominating the African movie scene and this piece is an attempt to shed some …

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#TheAfricanDream goes back in time with AJ Dahottest

The photo is of AJ Dahottest from back in the year 2012 and was taken when he worked as a radio presenter and DJ with HitzFM in Ghana. It is always nice to see a childhood friend grow to become a great inspiration in your life. Augustine Jebor, aka AJ Babe is someone I grew up with side by side …

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