What We Know About The “New” ECG Power App

Posted by - February 19, 2020

Today, the official ECG app was unveiled and rolled out to customers. The app which gives customers the ability to buy prepaid and postpaid credit for their electricity meters. Dubbed the “ECG Power App”, it’s currently available on the Google Playstore as well as the iOS Store. Here’s what we know about the new ECG

Microsoft: Free unified Office app is now open to all Android users

Posted by - February 18, 2020

All Android users can install the Office app comprising basic versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. As of this week, all Android users can install Microsoft’s new free, lightweight version of key Office apps from the Google Play Store. Dubbed Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Android bundle includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single smartphone

Carbon launches entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups

Posted by - February 18, 2020

Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent. Carbon’s mission is to empower opportunity globally through frictionless finance. that empowers individuals and businesses with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities and easy-to-use tools for personal financial

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

IT companies must get more women into tech roles,Says Adimorah

Posted by - February 15, 2020

South African IT companies must get more women into tech roles in 2020 to help break the cycle of a male-dominated industry and fill the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) talent demand in the sector. That’s the call from Noxolo Adimorah, a value adding partner at a South African black-owned and 32% women-owned digital

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