TECHNOLOGY

Google Ghana CEO Receives Award

WomanRising, a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs, has presented an award to Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Country Manager of Google Ghana as a recognition for being listed among 2016’s Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana. The ranking which was instituted in 2016 by WomanRising, was aimed at highlighting the achievements of women business leaders in the country and ...

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YouTube lifts Swazi reed dance restrictions

London – YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland’s reed dance, which feature bare-breasted women. A spokesperson for the video-sharing platform told the BBC that YouTube allows nudity when “culturally relevant or properly contextualised”. The move was in response to a campaign led by Lazi Dlamini, the head of TV Yabantu, an online video production company, featuring Africa’s “finest ...

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Tigo and Airtel complete Ghana transaction

Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”), the parent company of mobile operator Tigo Ghana Limited, announced today it has completed the transaction announced on March 3, 2017, with Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the parent company of Airtel Ghana, to combine their operations in Ghana. The successful closing will see both companies hold equal ownership and governance rights in the combined entity. ...

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Graphic to operate TV station next year

The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) will by the second quarter of next year begin operating a television station. A transactional advisor will be appointed by the end of this month after the company, in November last year, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mega-Choice Digital Network, the mother company of Crystal TV, to jointly produce news programmes for ...

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Broadband Chamber calls for regulatory uniformity, fairness

The Broadband Communications Chamber (BBCC), an advocacy group for the development and expansion of the broadband industry has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ensure for regulatory uniformity and fairness in the broadband space. “Currently, there remains a great deal of uncertainty in the Ghanaian broadband industry…If this uncertainty persists, the Ghanaian broadband industry shall not be seen ...

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Fake News Isn’t Just for U.S. as China Gets Billions of Claims

It turns out the Chinese have a problem with fake news too. From Facebook’s Alex Stamos to Steve Ballmer, American tech executives have sought in recent days to dispel the notion there’s a swift solution to the proliferation of spurious or insidious information on the internet, a phenomenon critics say wields an outsized and unhealthy influence on public discourse and ...

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Manchester United’s Summer Transfer Plans in Jeopardy Again as Barcelona Pounce

Barcelona will consider entering the race to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann next summer, potentially scuppering Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans once again, according to reports. Griezmann agreed a new deal at Atletico this summer, following intense speculation that he would leave for Old Trafford. The Frenchman said it would have been a “dirty move” for him to leave given the ...

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Zuckerberg asks forgiveness, but Facebook needs change

“For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better” Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook tonight on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Yet first Facebook must redeem itself by recognizing how its dewy-eyed trust in the world can be abused. Zuckerberg has recently ...

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EOCO investigates IT Manager of GPHA for allegedly inflating project cost

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has begun investigations into the award of procurement and usage of information technology (IT)-related projects of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) from 2014 to the early part of 2017. This follows the interdiction of the GPHA’s IT Manager, Mr David Boison, who is said to have been implicated in an investigative ...

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