Technology

Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

The continent of Africa has long been seen as the place where humanitarian aid and World Bank loans go to attempt to save lives or to dictate how countries should grow. Now there’s a new movement underway a technology movement. Young entrepreneurs from the continent are protesting the old ways by launching startups that, they say, will put Africans in …

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South African Airways Wants A Ghana Hub To Accelerate Intra-Africa Air-Travel Growth

Government-owned South African Airways appears to be setting its sights on Ghana as the most likely location for a secondary hub as it focuses on West Africa to build a regional air transport center, TheOxfordGroup reports. Underserved in terms of short-haul connections, West Africa has potential in the form of growing passenger demand and a rise in trade integration. “We’re …

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Remodeling Early Mothers Initiative Empowers youth Of Ada in Ghana

Remodeling Early Mothers Initiative (REMI), a not-for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of positive behavioral change through the provision of counseling services, educational and training opportunities for first time early mothers to guarantee quality lives for the mother and child held a workshop in Ada Ghana to train and empower local youths. Ada, one of the regions in Ghana …

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South African Air improves connectivity to Africa

South African Airways (SAA) said it plans to focus on growing its African network and improving interconnectivity on the continent. “Our goal is to increase our revenue in the region by 30% in the next twelve months,” CEO Nico Bezuidenhout told attendees at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Miami. “Africa is a huge potential market for aviation, and as …

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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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