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Ghana reviews Electronic Communications bill

13 Jun

The government of Ghana, via the National Communication Authority (NCA), has amended the controversial draft Electronic Communications (Interconnect Clearing House services) Act 2016 and is hoping for an improved response from the public and stakeholders. Continue reading

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Glo under pressure in Ghana

2 Jun

Ghana‘s National Communication Authority (NCA) has given telecommunications service provider Glo until December 2016 to extend its 3G coverage to all 21 district capitals in the country’s northern region. Continue reading

Land registry based on blockchain for Africa

24 May

A not-for-profit organisation Bitland is introducing a digital registry system based on blockchain – the technology which drives the digital currency Bitcoin – to ensure proper land registration and property in parts of Africa. Continue reading

Ghana: First Comes Internet Security, Then Bitcoin

11 May

Ghana seeks to secure transactions on the Internet first and only then start a discussion on Bitcoin adoption. Continue reading

MTN Ghana looks to Ericsson to deploy 4G LTE

10 May

Following a $68 million bid win for a 4G LTE 800MHz license through the NCA in December, Ericsson says it has been selected by MTN Ghana for the deployment of a new LTE network next month. Continue reading

Bitcoin Adoption in Africa Up Due to Trading, Remittances, Freelancing, Mining Remains Low

7 May

Bitcoin users in parts of Africa have an almost non-existent mining practice yet the virtual currency’s level of adoption is driving more Africans to its trade. Aside from a Ghanaian firm, Ghana Dot Com (GDC), which claimed it has launched the first Bitcoin mining facility in Africa in March, most mining efforts in parts of Africa are usually done on an individual basis or crowd mining with little or no chance of profitability. This is due to several factors. Continue reading

Ghana’s Anti-Money Laundering Body Cites Virtual Currency Use as National Security Risk

30 Apr

Ghana’s Financial Intelligence Centre says the use of virtual markets and virtual currencies such as bitcoin and kitiwa is a severe risk to the country’s security. The assessment is based on available international records that show insurgencies have been funded from Ghana. Saddled with combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the centre is now working to make Ghana the first country in West Africa to publish its national risk assessment. Continue reading

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

29 Mar

One of Africa‘s top tech incubators, Ghana‘s Meltwater Entrepreneurship School of Technology MEST, is for the first time recruiting Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) in South Africa, having only accepted applications from young entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya in previous years.  Continue reading

Ghana looks to spectrum sales to fund digital migration

18 Mar

Following the successful sale of a block of 2x10MHz/800MHz spectrum bands to MTN in December for US$67.5-million, Ghana is looking to sell a second block for the same price in the coming weeks to pay for its migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), says its deputy communication communication minister. Continue reading

MainOne’s data center to service critical infrastructure in West Africa

17 Jan

opekeNigeria‘s MainOne this week opened what it describes as the largest commercial, vendor-neutral data center in West Africa, the Tier III Lekki Data Centre, to address the growing demand for co-location, cloud and disaster recovery services for enterprises and governments in the region. Continue reading

An ECOWAS military force to fight Boko Haram?

16 Jan

President-John-Mahama (Pic by GhanaLive)

Could it be that the incomparable reactions that sprung following the Charlie Hebdo killings that has forced West African leaders to table an idea to create a military force to fight Nigeria‘s Boko Haram Islamist militants? Continue reading

West Africa: Ebola now, integration later (2)

13 Dec

“Did they hate Nigerians that much? How could someone have brought the disease to Nigeria to inflict us?” “Foolish Nigerians! Did Liberians create the disease?” “Whoever is caught entering Nigeria with the disease should be injected to die instantly…”

Continued from https://oluseguntoday.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/west-africa-ebola-now-integration-later-1-2/) Since all regional flights to and from Sierra Leone serving other West African states had been suspended, my only option would have been to fly SN Brussels from Sierra Leone to Belgium then back to Cote d’Ivoire. Insane, isn’t it? Continue reading

Ghana’s planned removal of import taxes on smartphones not just good but…

11 Dec

Contrary to what you might think, Ghana’s planned removal of import taxes on smartphones next year may not hurt local production of mobile phones by RLG, the first and only phone assembly in West Africa with operations in Continue reading

West Africa: Ebola now, integration later (1)

3 Nov

A friend posted on Facebook several days ago that now is not the best time to travel to the US with a Sierra Leonean passport. My comment came quickly, I wouldn’t agree less. But I think he’d gone a bit far. Why not think closer to home? Let me share an emotional but interesting story with you, as I experienced a 3-hour journey turned into a 12-day trip across six countries. Thanks to the Ebola disease outbreak. Continue reading

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