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Cisco unveils new MD for Middle East and Africa


Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customers’ experiences to capture the opportunities created by the digital …

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WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type


WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type. WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want …

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National ID; Data Security, Privacy and our Civil Liberties!


Finally, the national identity card scheme is set to take off in September 2017 with the beginning of issuance of cards to citizens who have registered onto the scheme. This is a positive development considering how this scheme will go a long way to promote economic, political and social activities …

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Cost of 4G spectrum won’t be reduced – Ursula to telcos


Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful,  has  told telecom companies in the country that  government will not reduce the cost of  4G spectrum license. The CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolande Cuba, in a media interview this year called for the reduction of the cost of the spectrum. The first license of …

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Google hit with record $2.7bn fine


Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the regulator’s largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the …

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Social Media: We’ve crossed the line – Consultant

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Social media users in Ghana have been advised to adopt safety measures to protect the content they put up on social media. A social media consultant, Naa Oyoo Kumodzi criticized the practice where photos of newborn babies and children are put up by parents, relatives or friends on social media, …

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Airtel Ghana’s internship programme welcomes 20 graduates


Airtel Ghana has enrolled 20 graduates from tertiary institutions as interns in the company’s Annual Internship Programme. The annual programme offers participants a unique and practical working experience in an environment that encourages collaboration and excellence. The programme equips young graduates with practical skills and on the job training. Participants …

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Two Ghanaians win international engineering innovation contest

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Two Ghanaian scientists have emerged winners in this year’s American Society of Mechanical Innovation Showcase contest. The innovation by Charles Ofori Antipem and Michael Afrifa won the hearts of panellists and other participants at the international engineering challenge. They entered the competition with a portable science lab in a form of …

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Android creator launches own smartphone


Andy Rubin, one the creators of Google’s Android software, has launched his own high-end smartphone. Mr Rubin left Google in 2014 to create Playground, a technology investment company. Essential is one of the companies it funds – and the Essential Phone is its first product. The device runs the Android …

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