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Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms to address racism

Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago. US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Replacing […]

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SheThrives hub cushions women entrepreneurs amidst #COVID19 pandemic

The year 2020 will most certainly go down the annals of history as the most difficult and most challenging period ever for businesses and enterprises across the globe. For big multinational cooperations and small business, the devastating impact is the coronavirus pandemic has left a great many companies crawling on their knees with a majority […]

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#CitiBusinessNews: Ghanaian food scientist develops dryer for tomato preservation

A food safety specialist and Senior Research Scientist at the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is making strides towards tackling post-harvest losses in the production of tomatoes across the world. Dr. Mavis Owureku-Asare, who is also the Head of Radion Technology at the Institute, is using her […]

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COVID-19: Bank of Africa to leverage on global presence and tech to serve customers

Executive Head Corporate and Enterprise Banking at Bank of Africa (BoA), Mr. William Boateng, has noted that the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is changing the dynamics of banking across the globe. He explained that the pandemic is ushering the banking system into a new era where bank and customers heavily rely on technology to […]

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Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse to dim Africa, Asia today

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse to shadow the Earth in years on Sunday, June 21. Annular eclipses occur when the Moon – passing between Earth and the Sun – is not quite close enough […]

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Dansoman: ICT lab commissioned at New Century Career Training Institute

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, 12th June 2020, commissioned an ICT Laboratory at New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI) in Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality. The ICT Centre, equipped by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), forms part of the Fund’s School Connectivity Project, which aims at providing […]

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PlayStation 5: Sony gives first look at the PS5 console and games

Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play. The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging and a blue glow. Two follow-ups to bestselling PS4 releases were among the standout games announcements – Spider-Man: Miles […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Ehi Binitie gives tips on how businesses must prepare for digital revolution

Two areas have been identified as the pivot by which firms with a vision to stay in business post-COVID-19 must begin paying critical attention to. For such organizations, instituting plans for survival while investing in the right skills set to meet the emerging trends in the digital space is the panacea to revamp their operations. […]

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Beyond COVID-19: Accra Chamber of Commerce launches website to promote businesses

As part of measures to counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business activities in Ghana, the Greater Accra Regional branch of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched a new website to showcase and promote the businesses of its members. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chairman of the […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Businesses urged to gain understanding of E-commerce regulations

Panelists at this year’s Citi Business Festival’s Virtual Forum on E-Commerce on Citi TV,  have urged entrepreneurs, SMEs and large cooperate institutions to be mindful of the regulatory framework that regulates the e-commerce space. According to them, E-Commerce is a key element that drives the sale of physical products online, or any commercial transaction that […]

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Bawumia to launch Ghana.GOV platform on Monday to enhance digitization agenda

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia will on Monday, June 8, 2020 launch a new single digital payment platform to enhance government digitization agenda. Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this in Accra on Friday said the introduction of the single digital platform dubbed Ghana.GOV is an addition to the Akufo-Addo administration’s digitization of the […]

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COVID-19: Government to trial new app to monitor religious gatherings, others

The government is set to trial an app to monitor the religious gatherings, among others as the coronavirus restrictions are eased. The app is expected to keep track of events and details of persons who attend these events. At a press briefing on Monday evening, the Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the app, […]

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Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting social media firms, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices. The latest dispute emerged after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time. The order’s details have […]

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Ghanaian based in UK develops earbuds, airpods & smart fitness watches

A UK-based Ghanaian technology company, NEX technologies is set to launch earbuds, AirPods, and smart fitness watch in Ghana come July 2020. The earbuds, AirPods, and smart fitness watch were produced by a Ghanaian, Austa Mireku Albright who is the founder and CEO of the company. “This is something Ghanaians must expect and be ready […]

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Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” Twitter put a warning label under the post and a subsequent tweet under its new policy on misleading information. Mr […]

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New policies launched to speed up financial inclusion for economic transformation

In its quest to increase financial inclusion from the current 58 percent to 85 percent by 2023, the Ministry of Finance has introduced the National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy to help create economic opportunities and reduce poverty. This strategy is part of three new initiatives introduced by government to speed up financial inclusion and […]

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Cassava Fintech responds to COVID-19, announces release of Sasai TeamTalk

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of Econet Global, has announced the release of ‘Sasai TeamTalk’, a voice and video conferencing service that takes up to 20 people on one call. The service, coming at a time many countries have imposed restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, will be available […]

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Facebook, Google extend working from home to end of year

Facebook and Google have said they will let employees continue working from home for the rest of the year. The tech giants have announced plans to reopen their offices soon but are allowing more home working flexibility. Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June, but is extending it […]

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Coronavirus: Airbus boss warns company is ‘bleeding cash’

The chief executive of Airbus has reportedly issued a stark assessment of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the plane maker. In a letter to workers, seen by news outlets, Guillaume Faury is said to have warned the company was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed”. This month the firm announced it was cutting […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: Laptops offered to needy UK teens for online school lessons

Disadvantaged teenagers in England will be able to borrow laptops to help them study at home when schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Education is also supporting free online lessons for primary and secondary pupils. Laptops or tablets will be provided for some deprived 15-year-olds who do not already have access […]

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COVID-19 Tracker App was developed for Ghana free of charge – NITA boss

Ghana’s COVID-19 Tracker App was developed for free, according to the National Information Technology Agency (NITA). The App was developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Communication and Ascend Digital Solutions with no bidding process. “Ascend is a partner, we work with them and they did this as a CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] offering for […]

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Telcos offer various freebies to support fight against COVID-19

Telecommunication companies in Ghana are offering various free packages as part of efforts to assist the government fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the packages are free access to over 100 educational online sites and e-learning platforms. The Telecommunications Chamber in a statement on Tuesday said about 240,000 customers use 3 terabyte of data each […]

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Coronavirus: Amazon builds its own testing lab for staff

Retail giant Amazon says it will build its own coronavirus testing lab to monitor the health of its staff. Cases of COVID-19 have been reported at more than 50 Amazon facilities across the US. Some have involved multiple infected workers. The company said it had assembled a team to build its own “incremental testing capacity”. […]

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Apple and Google team up to contact trace COVID-19

Apple and Google are partnering to help authorities track exposure to the coronavirus using Bluetooth technology. The two Silicon Valley giants will work on a platform to enable contact tracing, a measure that identifies people who have been exposed to the virus and who they have been in contact with, the companies announced Friday. The […]

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Coronavirus: Video games add ‘stay at home’ Covid-19 adverts

Three of the UK’s leading video games developers are to display coronavirus safety advice within their titles. Candy Crush Saga, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Sniper Elite 4 are among the games that will feature the messaging. The initial ads will focus on the theme: “Stay home. Save lives.” Rebellion – one of the companies involved […]

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COVID-19: Avoid unnecessary video calls, limit browsing – Telcos Chamber to Ghanaians

The Telecommunications Chamber is urging Ghanaians to be guided by the way they use mobile internet data as they stay home in compliance to lockdown directives due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among other specific appeals, the Chamber said citizens must avoid unnecessary video calls and also limit the amount of data they use within digital […]

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Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week. University College London engineers worked with clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One to build the device, which delivers oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are already […]

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Data usage rises as COVID-19 forces more people to stay at home – MTN Ghana CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, says data consumption in Ghana has gone up by about 20 percent after the country recorded cases of the coronavirus outbreak. Following the pandemic, government has closed down all schools and banned public gatherings including religious activities, while several organizations have asked their staff to work […]

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COVID-19: Reducing data cost will increase traffic and slow internet speed – MTN Ghana CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, says reducing the cost of data to boost communication amidst the coronavirus pandemic, could increase traffic that will affect internet speed. In order to stay safe and avoid the spread of the COVID-19, several organizations have asked their staff to work from home, and with schools […]

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