• October 22, 2019

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Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones

Rwanda’s Mara Group launched two smartphones on Monday, describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub. The Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating system and cost 175,750 Rwandan francs ($190) and 120,250 Rwandan francs ($130) respectively. […]

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Miss Geek Ghana Launched Today

The Minister for Communications Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has successfully launched the Miss Geek Ghana Competition. The initiative is to encourage girls to be technology solutions providers instead of mere consumers. Speaking at the launch earlier today, the Minister stated that Miss Geek Ghana is an adaptation of a similar event celebrated as part of the […]

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Ghanaian Students make paper from plantain and banana stalk

A team of 24 Methodist Senior High School Girls have succeeded in making paper out of plantain and banana stalks. The team has since started a series of business pitches at all vantage points to raise funds to support commercial production of paper bags from their discovery. As such a representation of the girls visited […]

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AirtelTigo CEO joins MTN

Former AirtelTigo CEO Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has joined MTN Rwanda. This news comes just a week after the CEO vacated her post at AirtelTigo Ghana on Friday 13 September 2019. Mitwa joins the company as CEO of MTN Rwanda. In an article by BiztechAfrica, MTN officially announced appointment on Tuesday, describing her as a seasoned […]

The Electoral Commission has set December 17, 2019, as the new date for the referendum on the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives. The EC had earlier fixed referendum on December 10, 2019. At a media encounter in May, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama said a road […]

Afro-fusion music singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, emerged winner of the Best International Act award at the 2019 edition of BET Awards held on Sunday night. He was nominated alongside Teni, Mr Eazi and other international acts in the category.  The award was received by Burna Boy’s mum, Bose Ogulu, who also […]

Ghanaian dancehall and reggae artiste Stonebwoy was, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, unveiled as the new brand ambassador for Samsung Ghana in a 360 deal at the Galaxy Studio in Accra Mall. The new ambassadorial deal will last for 12 months and expected to raise more awareness about all Samsung products in Ghana and the […]

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RGD integrates Database with GRA, SSNIT, DVLA…

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has integrated its systems with that of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Ghana Post, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and other bodies to ensure that businesses that register to operate in the country concurrently receive tax identification numbers (TINs) . The RGD is currently piloting the system […]

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Softribe Founder made Commonwealth Chair

Founder of Softribe, Herman Chinery-Hesse, has been out-doored as the Commonwealth Chair for Business and Technology Initiatives in Africa. Chinery-Hesse, has been a techpreneur (entrepreneur in technology) for more than two decades with his company heralded as one of the biggest tech companies in Ghana. This has earned him the nickname “Black Bill Gates” across […]

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Video games are now a legitimate high school sport

Competitive video game playing, also known as esports, is now a high school varsity sport in eight states. It began with Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in the fall of 2018. A few months later, the National Federation of State High School Associations said Alabama, Mississippi and Texas Charter schools have joined the […]