• August 22, 2019

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Students ecstatic about Beyond Ashesi 4 program

Students from various departments at Ashesi University have expressed gratitude about “Beyond Ashesi 4 Program,” which was held on Monday to encourage them to think beyond the box. The event which was organized by the internal training unit of the Ashesi Design-Lab, saw about nine students pitch their projects to an audience of over fifty […]

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Nigeria set to give loans to mobile money agents

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced it would facilitate loans of up to NGN500 million ($1.4 million) to mobile money agents and registered companies in the sector as part of a plan to boost financial inclusion. Loan terms will be up to ten years, with a proportion of the funds provided by outside investors. Interest […]

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WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested by British Police earlier today Thursday April 11. The police told Reuters (London), they were invited into the Ecuadorean embassy where Assange has been holed up since 2012. This is said to follow the Ecuadorean government’s withdrawal of asylum. “Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested […]

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Bank of Ghana set to introduce upgraded Ghana Cedi notes

The Bank of Ghana (BOG) will issue upgraded and security-enhance Cedi notes into circulation on May 6, 2019. According to a Press Release by the BOG on Monday, April 8, the Cedi notes will have enhanced security features in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape. The move is to also improve the durability […]

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MoC to migrate Gov’t workers to state email domain

Cabinet has given approval to the request by the Communications Ministry to migrate all public sector workers to a dedicated state email domain for official business. The move is in the quest to safeguard the critical infrastructure of government against cyber attacks. Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, disclosed at the first retreat for the National Cybersecurity […]

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Ghana launches online App To gather HIV/AIDS data

Ghana has taken the giant step in the anti-HIV/AIDS campaign by building a system that gathers accurate data on persons living with the virus. The system, Ghana Key Population Unique Identification System (GKPUIS), was launched in Accra on Tuesday by the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) and its technology partner, West Blue Consult. Speaking at the […]

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GRA Starts Mobile App to Boost Tax Collections

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has introduced a mobile application to help improve tax collections and filing of returns in the country. According to the GRA, the Integrated Tax Application and Preparation System app (ITAPS), has been introduced to serve as a one-stop shop for all its services online “The purpose is to make sure […]

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MacKenzie Bezos gives ex-husband Jeff 75 percent of Amazon stocks

In a tweet today, MacKenzie Bezos noted that her 26-year marriage to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been formally dissolved. She added that she will be giving the executive all interest in the Bezos-owned Washington Post and privatized space company, Blue Origin. The deal also finds MacKenzie giving her ex 75 percent of their joint Amazon […]

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Visa Determined to Digitalize Ghana’s Financial Space

Payments technology company, Visa, has set up a dedicated office in Ghana in a bid to build stronger relationships with its partners in the country. In a recent short media engagement, newly appointed Country Manager for Visa Ghana, Adoma Peprah, said although the payments solution provider has been operating in Ghana for over ten years, […]

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Feature: Maureen Biney Wins Top Tech UK Innovator Award

Maureen Biney is a Ghanaian software engineer working at AMEX in the United Kingdom. Before moving to the UK she worked at Ringier on e-commerce and an applicant tracking systems. She was nominated for by EveryWoman in Tech UK Awards at the end of last year. The Innovator award (sponsored by Equiniti) was awarded to […]