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Glovo's Co-Founder Supports Ghana's Digitization Agenda
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Glovo's Co-Founder Supports Ghana's Digitization Agenda


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Co-Founder of Glovo, a global on-demand courier service, Sacha Michaud has paid a two-day working visit to Glovo Ghana to discuss plans for further expansion in the country and accelerate SME digitalization and growth.

To understand the Ghana market and improve on its services, Sacha joined the Glovo couriers to make some deliveries on a bicycle; an added means of delivery to the Glovo service in Ghana to interact with customers, learn what doesn't work and what works on the field.


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Strong Fundamentals Bode Well For Africa's Digitalisation Drive
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Strong Fundamentals Bode Well For Africa's Digitalisation Drive


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A new focus report, produced by Oxford Business Group in partnership with the Africa Data Centres Association, highlights the opportunities for investors to help establish an ICT ecosystem that will be key in driving the continent's economic transformation.

The study on Africa's DC industry forms part of a series of tailored reports that OBG is currently producing with its partners, alongside other highly relevant, go-to research tools, including a range of country-specific Growth and Recovery Outlook articles and interviews.


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Tunisian, Tanzanian And Zambian Initiatives Win ATU's Africa-Wide Competition Building Youth ICT Innovation Ecosystems
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Tunisian, Tanzanian And Zambian Initiatives Win ATU's Africa-Wide Competition Building Youth ICT Innovation Ecosystems


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The competition, launched by the African Telecommunications Union and the International Telecommunications Union, also saw Tanzania's Coding Clubs, Mentorship and Incubation initiative by Apps and Girls, and the ICT Innovation Programme of Zambia's ICT Authority secure second and third place respectively, taking home USD 5000 and USD 2,500.

This year's edition of the Challenge identified institutions from Africa that create an enabling environment for youth to develop ICT innovations.


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Meit Kamdar Avlanii On How Digitalization Has Put Ateliers In The Customers' Palms
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Meit Kamdar Avlanii On How Digitalization Has Put Ateliers In The Customers' Palms


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Meit Kamdar Avlanii shares his insight on the impact digitalization has had on the jewelry industry.

Maintaining the idea that digitalization is here to stay, Meit Kamdar Avlanii continues to bring designs into the limelight through digitalized designs and services.


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Software Skills Are a Must to Boost Your Online Presence per Katie LaFrance
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Software Skills Are a Must to Boost Your Online Presence per Katie LaFrance


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For social media influencer and lifestyle blogger Katie LaFrance, learning new skills is as essential as making your presence felt in the online world today.

Katie, who has built up her business and contacts via several social media platforms, encourages people to take the following five skills seriously if they wish to make 2021 their year.


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"There Are Huge Loopholes In Our Tech Future, We Need To Sit Up"


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Speaking in a recent interview, one of Ghana's rising 'techpreneurs' has raised some alarming concerns as far as Ghana's tech industry is concerned.

Born in Adabraka, Accra but originally from the Oti Region of Ghana, Mr. Isaac Quarcoo aka Travelz has seen it all when it comes to the struggles to the top especially in tech in our part of the world.


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SIM Card Re-registration Exercise Ineffectual
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SIM Card Re-registration Exercise Ineffectual


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In an exclusive interview with Hello FM's Prince Kwadwo Boadu, Mr. Kwame Adomako said the phase one of the exercise which requires the subscriber to register from the comfort of his home is very dangerous since the subscriber can use any missing Ghana Card to register because there is no supervision.

The Ministry of Communication started registering Sim Cards on October 1 and it's in two phases; linking one's Ghana Card to a SIM card and then physically visiting an agent of a service provider by a SIM card holder for an integration process to be completed.


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Facebook, Whatsapp And Instagram Back After Outage
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Facebook, Whatsapp And Instagram Back After Outage


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Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says.

The real number of people affected is much higher: more than 3.5 billion people use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp.


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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Down Globally
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Down Globally


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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have gone down in several parts for the world, users reported on Monday evening.

The portal showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram.


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Samsung Ghana Unveils A Remarkable 2021 Product Line-Up For The Home
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Samsung Ghana Unveils A Remarkable 2021 Product Line-Up For The Home


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At an event held at Pomona-Ghana, Samsung unveiled it's 2021 Premium product line-up, designed to bring new experiences to homes in Ghana.

The Premiere is a new anchor product in Samsung's award-winning Lifestyle product portfolio that is set to transcend the display experience - without the display.


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YouTube To Remove All Anti-Vaccine Misinformation
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YouTube To Remove All Anti-Vaccine Misinformation


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YouTube has said it will remove content that spreads misinformation about all approved vaccines, expanding a ban on false claims about Covid-19 jabs.

Personal testimonies relating to vaccines, content about vaccine policies, new vaccine trials, and historical videos about vaccine successes or failures will be allowed to remain on the site, the company said.


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Instagram For Kids Paused After Backlash
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Instagram For Kids Paused After Backlash


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Instagram requires users to be at least 13 before they create an account - but many children under that age use the platform anyway.

Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com.


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Bisa Technologies, GIZ Partner To Make Healthcare Easily Accessible
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Bisa Technologies, GIZ Partner To Make Healthcare Easily Accessible


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Bisa Technologies, one of Ghana's leading software developing companies, has developed a new free mobile health application to provide public education on Covid-19 and respond to pressing questions from the public about the pandemic.

Designed with the motive of reducing face to face doctor consultation and congestion at health facilities, the all-new Bisa App will allow patients to have direct access to doctors and health experts who are readily available to respond to and address all issues of public health concern pro bono.


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Ursula Tours GIFEC Projects in the Western North Region
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Ursula Tours GIFEC Projects in the Western North Region


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Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, has commissioned a fully-furnished Information and Communication Technology laboratory for the Sefwi-Waiwso Senior High School in the Waiwso Municipality of the Western North Region.

Mr. Sefah said 26 Basic and Senior High schools have benefited from the project in the Western North Region and more than 7000 persons, including teachers, students, artisans, head porters and identifiable women groups had been trained in basic ICT skills in the Region.


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Huawei Partners MOCD To Undertake 10 Days Residential Training In Artificial Intelligence
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Huawei Partners MOCD To Undertake 10 Days Residential Training In Artificial Intelligence


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Huawei Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization has organized a 10-day residential training in Artificial Intelligence for 50 ladies from eight universities across the various regions in Ghana.

He encouraged the students to take the training seriously and called on Huawei for collaboration, to train more women and girls in latest information communication technologies.


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The Broadband Commission For Sustainable Development And Vodafone Urge Action To Connect 3.4bn People With Smartphones By 2030
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The Broadband Commission For Sustainable Development And Vodafone Urge Action To Connect 3.4bn People With Smartphones By 2030


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A major new initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group Plc and ITU, the United Nations' specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide, with the aim that an additional 3.4 billion people could have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030.

In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy.


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Huawei Trains MOI Staff On Information Technology And Digitalization
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Huawei Trains MOI Staff On Information Technology And Digitalization


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The Ministry of Information in collaboration with global leading ICT company, Huawei Technologies is organizing an Information Technology training session for staff and management of the Ministry to enhance the digitization of the Ministry's work processes.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in his opening remarks underscored the relevance of the workshop in helping staff and management of his ministry gain the necessary skill set that will aid in government communication while facilitating the overall digital transformation agenda of the government.


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Huawei Donates 200 Smartphones To Boost Rural Digitalisation
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Huawei Donates 200 Smartphones To Boost Rural Digitalisation


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Leading Global ICT Company, Huawei has donated two hundred Huawei Smartphones to support digitalisation of some rural communities benefiting from the Rural Telephony Project which seeks to bring connectivity to over four million Ghanaians in underserved and unserved communities in Ghana through the use of the innovative RuralStar Solution jointly developed by Huawei and Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.

The Minister expressed her gratitude to Huawei for the company's contributions and to Ghana's digitalisation drive and commended the ICT giants for their donation to the communities.


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Absa Announces Collaboration to Strengthen Digital Partnerships Ecosystem Across Africa
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Absa Announces Collaboration to Strengthen Digital Partnerships Ecosystem Across Africa


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Absa Group, one of the largest financial service providers in Africa, will strengthen efforts to grow its digital partnerships ecosystem across Africa with the appointment of HYBR and SystemicLogic, which will help Absa identify potential collaboration partners.

Absa is looking to accelerate its digital transformation through strategic partnerships which collectively form an ecosystem that will deliver improved customer experience, reduce costs and support revenue growth.


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Optimizing Digital Services
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Optimizing Digital Services


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They include core services and platforms, channels or user interfaces, analytics and AI, and digital marketing, all of which are enabled by technology and encapsulated in a conducive culture.

As the digital race heats up, those organizations that manage to find the pulse of their customers and leverage it to optimize their digital offerings will undoubtedly deliver superior experience that will set them apart from their competition.


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