Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Posted by - December 30, 2020

Recent data from Paxful has revealed that Nigeria leads Africa in peer-to-peer trading in bitcoin, posting monthly volumes of over $66 million in 2020. According to a report, the country is closely followed by Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa respectively. With over 620,000 active Nigerian users on its platform, Paxful in the report disclosed that

Orange announces the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba in Eight Africa countries

Posted by - November 16, 2020

Orange and its subsidiaries announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-African backbone. The new backbone covers 8 countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. Natively interconnected with the domestic networks within the countries, this broad coverage will generalize access to connectivity for operators and companies. The

Parliament approves Cybersecurity Act to Promote & Regulate Cybersecurity Activities

Posted by - November 11, 2020

Parliament has passed the landmark Cybersecurity Act 2020 to protect people from fraudulent online transactions as well as safeguard the country’s digital space. The Law establishes the Cyber Security Authority, protects the critical information infrastructure of the country, regulates cybersecurity activities, provides for the protection of children on the internet and develops Ghana’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Women have limited access to communication gadgets-KNUST research

Posted by - October 30, 2020

Women especially in rural Ghana have traditionally been involved in gathering and producing food, collecting water and sourcing fuel for heating and cooking. Unfortunately, climate change is making the performance of these tasks difficult. One of the solutions is predicting weather patterns mainly through radio weather forecasts. However, more women have been found not to

Vodafone poised to improve SMEs’ productivity and agility

Posted by - October 29, 2020

As part of the commitment to empowering Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the month of September, Vodafone Ghana has outlined a host of activities to improve the productivity and agility of SMEs in Ghana.   This year’s SME month is aimed at equipping SMEs with requisite skills, insights, and opportunities to enable them

Vodafone Sponsors Otumfuo at 70 Invitational Golf Tournament

Posted by - October 29, 2020

Telecommunications giant, Vodafone Ghana, sponsored the Otumfuo at 70 Invitational Golf Tournament that was held on Saturday at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. The one-day golf event, which was organised by the Club to commemorate His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s 70th birthday, brought together selected high profile golfers across the

Ghana launches the National Information Technology Agency’s Security Operations Centre

Posted by - October 27, 2020

Recently Ghana announced the  launch of the country’s new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Accra. Established by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), an Agency under the Ministry of Communications, the latest Security Operations Centre aims to protect all government digital platforms from the threat of cyber-attacks. Speaking during the launch, Communications Minister Mrs.Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Zeepay partner with Visa to foster financial inclusion in Ghana

Posted by - September 29, 2020

Zeepay, a fast-growing African fintech, has announced a partnership with Visa that will allow Africans in the diaspora to send money directly onto Visa debit and prepaid cards in Ghana. Through the partnership, Zeepay will integrate Visa’s real-time push payments solution Visa Direct, with Instntmny, its money transfer platform, to provide users of the Zeepay

Closing the skills and gender gap in Ghana’s digital sector

Posted by - September 11, 2020

Women in Ghana are disproportionately underrepresented in the fast-moving digital economy. What can be done to redress the balance, especially in a time where digital skills are needed more than ever? The race for high quality jobs in the rapidly evolving digital economy is aggressive, global in nature and male dominated. In African countries, getting