Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaians are angry for paying too much for mobile data

Ghanaians are outraged by a sudden surge in mobile data rates this month from major telecom companies like MTN, operating in the West African nation. With latest introduced rates, consumers of companies like MTN will have to pay almost $4 for 1G of mobile data. In a country where incomes or earnings of ordinary people are very low, that is extremely expensive for some and could cut many offline. A recent report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) revealed that Ghana was among some middle-income countries that pay higher…

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Ghana: Resorting to handshake for Child Online Safety

Every year, 1 billion children continue to be exposed to violence and more than 200 million of these children are sexually abused and exploited. This means that close to 50% of all children are victims of violence, yet unfortunately this issue remains a hidden global epidemic. Increasingly much of this sexual abuse takes place online or is captured and digitally distributed. In this case, the internet is an enabler of abuse and exploitation. Children and young people are posting emotional content on social media for attention and support from friends.…

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Ghana’s cybersecurity awareness campaign gets global support

Child Online Africa (COA), a Pan-African child focused research and advocacy based non-governmental organization has announced its support for the initiative. The initiative is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. In a statement Child Online Africa said it is providing its support “by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety…

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African countries broadening control over the internet

For the last 20 years, African countries have been broadening and enhancing control measures that govern the use of digital communications including the internet. According to a new report by the Collaboration for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), these controls when viewed collectively, continue to undermine democracy and cement authoritarians hold on political power. With only 24.4% of Africans using the internet, increasingly, the countries reviewed have since 1999 adopted a similar pattern of internet control measures across the board. The key reasons given by governments…

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