Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Posted by - February 17, 2020

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social media giants like

Mobile Web Ghana to host Africa Digital Skills Conference in July

Posted by - February 17, 2020

Mobile Web Ghana and its partners are gearing up to host this year’s Africa Digital Skills Conference happening in July. The three-day conference dubbed: “Digital Skills for future jobs,” will be held in the Bank of Ghana Conference Hall, at the University of Ghana. It is expected to provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, institutions and

Dubai Chamber launches 2nd cycle of mentorship programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020

Posted by - February 14, 2020

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently participated in the Africa Tech Summit 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda, where the organisation launched the second cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme, which pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support and guidance. Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand

WorldRemit Predicts 2020 to Be The Year of Intra-African Remittances

Posted by - February 14, 2020

Leading online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within Africa send remittances in excess of $14 billion dollars each year, and in 2018 intra-African remittances represented 20% of global remittance flows according to Ecobank Group. The African Continental

Govt to launch ECG credit mobile APP on Feb 18 – Bawumia

Posted by - February 14, 2020

The government will on February 18, 2020 launch a mobile application to enable customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to buy prepaid credit via mobile phones directly without having to visit sales points. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who announced this at a Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi Tuesday, [February 11, 2020], said the mobile app

Andela hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes events

Posted by - February 14, 2020

Andela hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes events Andela has hosted experienced software engineers and tech journalists in Ghana, as it looks to recruit more experienced engineers and scale its Ghana operations in 2020. Following the launch of its marketing campaign – Grow with Andela, the “Media Connect” and “Remote Heroes” events are part of

Nokia decides to ditch the Mobile World Congress 2020

Posted by - February 13, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Nokia is the latest global tech giant to pull the plug on the Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, amidst fears surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. They now join the likes of Sony, Amazon, LG, Erricson and others who have also made the decision to ditch the event. ICYMI: The World Mobile Congress

WhatsApp Reaches 2-Billion Users Worldwide

Posted by - February 13, 2020

WhatsApp has quickly amassed another 500-million users in just 2 years and now has about 2-billion users, reports My Broadband. This latest tally comes from the messaging service about 6 years since they were acquired by Facebook Inc. for $19-billion. This latest statistic solidly places WhatsApp as the largest messaging platform on Earth though with

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development