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London to Host First Tech in Ghana Conference

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London to Host First Tech in Ghana Conference

LONDON, England, January 2017 – Some of Ghana’s leading technology firms and innovators will fly in to the UK’s Capital City for the first Tech in Ghana Conference (TIGC) to be held in February 2017. TIGC London aims to raise awareness of Ghana’s tech ecosystem and boost the profile of the country’s industry leaders among […]

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the Introduction of Public Chats

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa  with the Introduction of Public Chats

Viber announces first Public Chats launched in Ghana and the African continent; Brands, celebrities and public figures from Africa are invited to join Viber’s social channel, Public Chats, to experience live conversations ACCRA, GHANA – 19th January 2016 – Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users […]

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E-Commerce as a solution to reduce high unemployment rate in Ghana

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E-Commerce as a solution to reduce high unemployment rate in Ghana

High unemployment rates are said to be the most crucial problems facing many developing countries currently. In Ghana, the situation isn’t much different. Many persons graduate from various levels of education with the expectation that they are going to get jobs but this hardly materializes. According to the latest Socio-economic and Governance Survey released by […]

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Bedidi wins the 1st Accra Food Hack

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Bedidi wins the 1st Accra Food Hack

Think of Bedidi (come and eat) as an Uber for home cuisine. There are a couple of similar apps out there. Israel’s EatWith and many other apps such as HomeDine, GrubWithUs and other apps offer a social way for strangers to wine and dine. What makes Bedidi unique is the tourism promotion layer the initiators of […]

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Collecting tolls electronically – University of Ghana shows the way

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Collecting tolls electronically – University of Ghana shows the way

Whiles the Government of Ghana is still struggling to introduce innovative ways in its revenue collection, the University of Ghana has implemented an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system on its Legon main campus. With this technology, drivers who choose to use the universities GIMPA side of the road pay to obtain a readable card they […]

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The African Technology Summit – the lessons

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The African Technology Summit – the lessons

Coffee, lineyards lined with executive titles, Founders and executives chit chatting in the hall way – these are the first elements which welcomed me as I was ushered into the Labadi Pleasure Beach Hotel which hosted Ghana’s first African Technology Summit. From the beginning this seemed like any other tech conference I had attended, it […]

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Why there might not be another mPesa in Africa

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Why there might not be another mPesa in Africa

It’s hard to tell the African tech success story without listing m-Pesa in the flock. Created in March 2007 in Kenya by Vodafone for Safaricom (a local telecom in which Vodafone owns minority stake) m-Pesa is mobile service which allows mobile users (with smart or feature phones) to deposit money into an accounts stored on […]

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MakeItHappen promo winner goes home with a car

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MakeItHappen promo winner goes home with a car

Microsoft Mobile Devices Group, under the supervision of the National Gaming Commission has announced the names of the second and third winners of the Lumia MakeItHappen promotion in Accra. The second and third winners, Bright Kumi and SamirakuMahazu respectively, will each receive a brand new Hyundai i10 as their prize. The draw, powered by M-TECH […]

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E-Commerce in Ghana, where are we?

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E-Commerce in Ghana, where are we?

After some in-depth surfing, and tireless research on major tech-focused blogs, there seems to be no comprehensive archive of how e-commerce begun in Ghana, or maybe it hasn’t? This has challenged me to go into my somewhat rusty repository to put together what could be a stock others can add to or subtract from, so […]

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Lumia 535 – Microsoft Mobile’s first phone launched in Ghana

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Lumia 535 – Microsoft Mobile’s first phone launched in Ghana

  For some Lumia users, Christmas wasn’t over yet even as at 10th January 2015. Microsoft Mobile Mangers came to town to reward some of its loyal consumers and media associates. At this same event over the weekend, Microsoft launched the Lumia 535 at the Osu Oxford Street Mall in Accra. This is the tech […]

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