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ACDRO reiterates importance of cybersecurity education

Africa Cybersecurity Digital Rights Organisation (ACDRO) has reiterated the importance for continued education, coordination and collaboration to create awareness on the significance of cybersecurity among the citizenry. Mr Kenneth Adu-Amanfoh, Executive Director, ACDRO, said cybersecurity is important because effective cybersecurity reduces the risks of cyber-attacks by protecting against the unauthorized …

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World Bank supports Ghana’s digital transformation with $3.1m

The World is supporting Ghana’s digital transformation as part of efforts to help address development challenges such as providing access to information, overcoming remoteness, exclusion and offering economic opportunity for youth empowerment. Mr Victor Adadjie, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, eTransform Project Ghana, said the World Bank had provided support through …

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Half of population in sub-Saharan Africa to subscribe to mobile services by 2025 – Report    

Mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase from 456 million by the end of 2018 to over 600 million by 2025, representing around half the population in the region, said a report released here by the Global System for Mobile Communications Alliance (GSMA) on Tuesday. Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the …

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Vodafone launches first commercial 5G network in Germany

Vodafone has become the first German telecommunications company to launch a commercial 5G network, activating 25 antenna locations in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund and other German cities and communities on Tuesday. Vodafone’s 5G high-speed mobile network is still very limited; nationwide, the company has about 25,000 mobile base stations. By August, …

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Four million households to be embossed with digital address plates

Four million households nationwide, will be embossed with digital address plates, free of charge for easy identification, this year. Over 12,000 Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) personnel in collaboration with Ghana Students Union, would conduct the exercise, which starts on August 8, 2019. NaBCo and Spatial Planning and Land Use Unit …

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We must own our Internet – Prof. Quaynor

Professor Nii Quaynor, a computer scientist and engineer, who has pioneered Internet development in Africa, is calling for the advancement of internet applications or programmes so that Ghana, would not continue to depend on other countries for them. We must own our internet, he said. “Do not acquire or procure, …

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Global businesses expected to lose $3 trillion to cybercrime by 2020

Businesses in the world are expected to lose as much as $3 trillion by the year 2020. The losses will be due to lack of cybersecurity, the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity has predicted. Lack of cybersecurity experts is a  major factor. In 2018, a report by the Information …

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Don’t help nonGhanaians get Ghana Card – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has enjoined Ghanaians not to aid foreigners obtain the National Identity Card, saying Ghanaians ought to cherish their nationality and citizenship. Thus, there must be utmost vigilance on the part of all citizens in making sure that only Ghanaians get the “Ghana Card”. “Let us …

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Ghana to launch universal QR code for payments this year – Bawumia

Ghana will this year launch a new payment method using the universal QR codes. The universal QR code is the world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution and provides customers with an easy option for digital payment on business transactions, which reduces the technological challenges associated with operating cash-lite society. The …

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NIA registers 1.9 million qualified Ghanaians in Greater Accra

The mass registration exercise of the National Identification Authority (NIA) in the Greater Accra Region came to an end on Saturday, 6, 2019, with a total of 1,972,692 qualified Ghanaians registered for the Ghana Card. A total of 581,767 cards were not printed instantly due largely to internet connectivity challenges …

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