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Huawei ranks second globally, and first in China amid COVID-19

Global smartphone shipments fell by 11.7 per cent in the first quarter, according to IDC, a market intelligence firm. As the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads around the world, the shipments of the top three phone brands have been hit to varying degrees. Affected by the global challenge, the mobile …

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Usage of electronic payment systems record 81% growth in first quarter 2020

The use of electronic payment channels continue to experience impressive growth in the country, as more people turn to those forms of payments. Latest figures from the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) show that the use of electronic payment channels that go through GhIPSS platform, went up by …

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Clear Junction and Zeepay Ghana sign partnership agreement

Clear Junction, a London-based global fintech company that offers end-to-end regulated payment solutions based on in-house technology, has signed an agreement establishing a partnership with Zeepay, a leading African fintech company. The partnership would allow Clear Junction to offer correspondent accounts for collecting payments in the European Union and the …

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Ghana Mobile Money Interoperability volume up to 5.1 million transactions

Mobile money transfers across different networks, also known as Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI), have shot up by 358 percent in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year. The volume went up to over 5.12 million transactions from 1.11million in the first quarter of …

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Court adjourns to May 20 suit challenging communication legislation

A suit challenging the directives of the President over the Emergency Instrument (EI 63), which seek to violate the rights of mobile users, has been adjourned to May 20, by an Accra High Court on Tuesday. This is the second time that the suit has suffered an adjournment. The adjournment …

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E-commerce sales around the world reaches $25.6tn in 2018 – UNCTAD

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc on lives and economies around the world, new estimates in a report released by the UNCTAD, the UN agency responsible for trade and development, shows that e-commerce has risen to $25.6 trillion in 2018. According to the report released Monday April 27, 2020 and copied …

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Qualified foreign nationals can hold Ghana cards – NIA

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has refuted claims that the Authority has unlawfully issued Ghana cards to some foreign nationals, specifically to a Chinese national. This follows a video circulating on social media suggesting that the possession of a Ghana card by a Chinese was unlawful. In a statement issued …

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Ghana telecoms companies given extra free spectrum to ensure quality service

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has granted extra spectrum to MTN Ghana and Vodafone to cope with the heavy traffic generated by the use of the internet due to the ‘Stay at Home’ directive. The move is intended to ease the pressure on their networks and ensure quality service delivery …

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Data is one of the most important weapons for fighting COVID-19 – Vice President

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia says the gathering and availability of data will play a significant role in Ghana’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic. He said identifying suspected cases, testing and tracing contacts of confirmed cases and treating them had become the most effective tool for tackling the virus around the world. Launching …

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Bawumia launches Ghana COVID-19 Tracker App 

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday launched the GH COVID-19 Tracker App to enable individuals to access and provide basic information to contact tracers to facilitate easy tracing, testing and treatment of the respiratory disease. The Tracker, developed by the Ministries of Communication and Health, would also aid health authorities to …

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