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Hacklab Foundation Partners Stanbic Bank, Vodafone for 2019 BlockChain Hackathon

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Hacklab Foundation picks a theme based on trending discussions/issues in technology that need addressing from grassroots engagement as they are the relevant stakeholders to every high-level decision made at the government and corporate level. This year they will be discussing and developing solutions using blockchain technology. The largest annual hackathon will be held in April Friday, 19th – Saturday, 21st, ...

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Africa Digital Awards, Ghana 2019 edition Launched

Africa Digital Awards, Ghana

The 2019 Ghana edition of Africa Digital Awards was launched on Friday, March 8, 2019, in collaboration with Stanbic Bank’s Business Incubator at the Stanbic Heights in Accra. The Awards that comes with a Digital Summit and a corporate e-sports event among other activities seek to celebrate and recognize digital players in Ghana that are leveraging on digital innovations and ...

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Telcos threaten court action over costly fibre cuts

Mobile telecom operators have said they will take legal action against those who destroy their underground cables and disrupt communication services, leading to revenue losses and costly repair works. Road works and other forms of construction work by property developers, farming activities, utility providers often lead to the digging up and destruction of fibre cables buried underground. According to industry ...

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MTN Planning to Sell Shares in Jumia after IPO

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African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Jumia’s largest shareholder MTN Group Ltd. is planning to raise as much as $600 million from selling its shares through the IPO, said one of the people, who asked not to ...

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Does College Education in Ghana Still Prepare student for the require Jobs?

We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between what students learn in college and what they are actually expected to know in order to be job-ready. This is particularly alarming in light of the large — and still growing — number of people graduating from university. We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between ...

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GLOBAL FOREX AND STOCK INDEX ANALYSIS AND FORECAST 2019

2018 was a good year in the financial markets with many investors recording two to three digits annual percentage returns on various portfolio investments with diverse asset classes. The year was favourable for many asset classes – particularly the US dollar, as we saw the dollar appreciate massively against its major trading currencies for the greater part of theyear. The ...

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MTN To Acquire Banking Licence, CEO Says

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Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019. Speaking at a telecoms conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, the MTN CEO said it will put in an application in December and should lunch the bank in second quarter 2019. “We will be applying for a ...

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Ghana to consider ‘Transit X’ for public transit

Transit X a privately-funded shared mobility network with the convenience, capacity, and cost to replace buses, trains, cars, trucks, and short flights is set to improve the country’s transportation. The introduction of this system in Ghana is said to be convenient, safe, affordable, dependable, sustainable, fast, private, comfortable, and accessible. It is accessible to the physically challenged citizens According to ...

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LETTER TO MY SON…”THE CROWN & THE CLOWN

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Dear Son, I don’t know how you would meet this letter; as a child full of wonders, a teenager full of curiosity and opinions or as a man with women at your feet. All I know is you would meet it with a clenched fist, ready to fight on. Son, I chose this day to write to you because we ...

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Why you Need to be on LinkedIn as a Graduate

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Essentially the dream and wish of every student are to get a job. But most of us (writing as a student) do not even know how powerful LinkedIn is. Do you even know what the heck Linkedin is? NO. But here is what you need to know about the valuable tool that would help you get your dream career job ...

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