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Twitter office in Ghana sparks anger among Nigerians

– – Some Nigerians have not been happy with the decision to pick Ghana as host of the Africa headquarters of social media giant Twitter. Making the announcement on Monday, the US based social media company cited Ghana’s role as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech and online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate as reasons for choosing Ghana. The company also said Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with its overarching goal…

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Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

– – Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. In a statement the company said “in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.” According to Twitter it decided to settle…

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AfCTFA: Why Africa needs robust fraud management system

– – Emmanuel Obinne, West Africa Head of Growth and Partnerships at BPC Banking Technologies is advocating for a robust payment system for trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area. This according to him is crucial in averting any attempt by fraudsters to take advantage of loopholes in the various payment systems. He was speaking in an interview on the new approach by fraudsters in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. “Iam actually excited about the Free Trade Area being set up and here we are talking about…

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Africa urged to support adopted General Comment No.25 (2021)

– – Child Online Africa (COA) has said in a statement that it “extends it compliments to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for adopting General Comment No.25 (2021) on Children’s Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment.” According to the pan-African group it considers “digital safety and literacy as an essential element of children’s growth and development and we are excited about that the fact that for first time in history, children’s digital experiences are acknowledged within the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of…

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The promises and perils of Africa’s digital revolution

– – The relentless spread of digital technology is helping Africa catch up with the rest of the planet rapidly and is beginning to make a real difference to people’s lives, boosting employment opportunities, providing improved health care, and contributing to the fight against corruption. But it is a double-edged sword because, in the wrong hands, or employed for reasons that are not purely altruistic, then it can also undermine civil liberties, enable new and more sophisticated forms of criminality, and even create the potential for a new arms race.…

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Brexit shakes up world’s strongest driving licences

– – The United Kingdom driving licence has dropped from the most to the least powerful after Brexit took place earlier last year. In a 2021 comparison by Compare the Market, the power of 22 countries’ driving licences was ranked based on their ability to be used abroad with ease and without restrictions. The most powerful driving licence is that of France, where drivers face little to no restrictions when travelling on many international roads, such as those in Finland, Germany, New Zealand and Japan. The worst-performing driving licence is…

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AIMS and Ishango partner to help data science graduates

– – Ishango, a social enterprise creating highly skilled jobs in Africa and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Africa’s first and largest network of centres for innovative post-graduate training in mathematical sciences, have announced a partnership to connect top African data scientists with international work experience opportunities. The partnership will boost African data science graduates’ employment prospects through a fully funded, three-month fellowship program. The fellows will be equipped with technical and soft skills to prepare them for the international job market. Hosted at the AIMS Rwanda Centre of Excellence…

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The Ghanaian-born who led Pfizer team to develop Covid-19 vaccine

– – Ghanaian-born Paul Mensah is a chemical engineer and the vice president of the bioprocess research and development group at Pfizer in St. Louis, in the USA. He led the team based in St. Louis and Andover, Massachusetts to develop the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to fight the Coronavirus. Mensah was responsible for developing and manufacturing the vaccine’s DNA starting material and the messenger RNA drug substance that ultimately becomes the vaccine. His role is significant especially in restoring trust and easing the concerns about the vaccine to people in Black…

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Ghana is working to develop and manufacture vaccines

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he has set up a team of scientists to produce a plan towards developing and manufacturing vaccines. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in late 2019, no single African country has worked towards developing a vaccine. Many of the vaccines produced have been done in Europe, Asia and America. African countries have had to struggle to secure adequate number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for their citizens. Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo in a nationwide TV broadcast said he supports the manufacturing of…

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Ghana: School boy builds sound system with plastic waste gallons

A Ghanaian school kid has received lots of applauds for building a sound system with plastic waste gallons. Samuel Aboagye of Aggrey Road No2 JHS in Tema, near Accra built the sound system which is backed by a Bluetooth technology. He was able to build the gadget with help from a science kit produced by another Ghanaian owned tech company called Dext Technology Limited. Dext Technology Limited said in a post on Facebook that the kid “Used practical concepts of electric current flow, conductors and non-conductors as well as design…

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