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MTN is African Mobile Operator of the Year

The MTN Group has won the African Mobile Operator of the Year Award at the Third Annual Comms MEA awards organized by ITP Technology Publishing. The Awards are to celebrate and pay tribute to the telecom industry professionals and operators that have shown outstanding performance and results in key market …

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The World Bank automates trading at Ghana Stock Exchange

A World Bank-assisted project to automate the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is nearing completion, with the electronic depository functions becoming operational as the exchange excels amid a crippling global financial market. The GSE is joining the class of automated capital markets at a time when the exchange “can take advantage …

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Ghana’s IRS gets automated information systems

Major Daniel S. Ablorh Quarcoo (Rtd), Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on Saturday announced that the IRS had developed a computerised automated database and management information systems for revenue improvement. He said the system would enable other offices to access information at every IRS office. Speaking at a …

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US Visa application made easy

Henceforth, people who had five-year United State of America visa and wish to apply for renewal, will no longer need to schedule appointments. Raymond Stephens the vice consul of the Embassy, who announced this at a news conference in Accra Wednesday December 17, 2008, however emphasised that the concession is …

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iBurst Africa expands coverage in Accra, Tema

iBurst Africa on Thursday announced that it has successfully completed work on its base station expansion and optimization programme to enhance coverage in all parts of the city of Accra and the Tema metropolis. A release issued in Accra and signed by the Management of the company said through the …

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Yahoo limits personal info retention

Yahoo said Wednesday that it would limit to 90 days the time it holds some personally identifiable information related to searches to address growing concerns from privacy advocates, policy makers and government regulators. Yahoo’s new data retention policy is the most restrictive among major search engines in the United States …

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Ghana mobile telephony race: Zain vrs MTN

Kuwait-based wireless carrier Zain this week launched its 3.5G network in Ghana, a territory dominated by local operator MTN Group. Zain, which operates in 22 countries across the Middle East and Africa, has invested over $420m in Ghana and will rapidly be rolling out network infrastructure across the country as …

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Zain switches on network in Ghana

Kuwaiti mobile operator Zain launched a hi-tech 3.5G network in Ghana on Monday December 15, 2008 in the latest step in its plans to become one of the world’s top 10 operators by 2011, the head of its African operations said. Zain, which already operates in 22 countries across the …

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New risk to Internet Explorer users found

According to ComputerWorld, Microsoft has confirmed a new security bug in Internet Explorer that lets hackers exploit this vulnerability to attack computers running the famous navigator of Redmond. It is also seen that, the bug is found in all versions of Internet Explorer (IE5, IE6, IE7 and IE8 Beta 2), …

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Rural banks in Ghana to join national payment system

The national electronic payment system, e-zwich, has moved to another phase with a roll out of its services to cover rural banks, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems, (GhIPSS) has said in Accra Saturday December 13, 2008. Since the launch of the project earlier this year, only the universal banks …

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