Category archives for: Technology

AirtelTigo Supports ‘Mask4All’ Campaign with 5,000 Face Masks for Underprivileged

Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2020// – Telecom operator AirtelTigo has supported the ‘Mask4All’ initiative by the Coalition of Event Managers and Suppliers, aimed to help the Government’s efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing free masks to the underprivileged.

Ingenico Helps Digital Businesses Scale At Pace

July 9, 2020//-Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, today unveiled a new offering for digital businesses specifically designed to reach peak payments conversion.

Mobile Health Services Can Help in Rural Ghana If They Have The Human Touch

Improved mobile penetration in Ghana is an avenue to improving rural health care. Wikimedia Commons Robert E. Hinson, University of Ghana July 9, 2020//-The International Labour Organisation estimated in 2015 that 56% of people living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to essential healthcare services.

Worldwide: Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Employees Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

July 6, 2020//-The COVID-19 outbreak has caused job losses to escalate, with nearly half of the global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods. Thousands of companies worldwide have been forced to reduce costs and cut the number of workplaces, and startups are no exception.

BBNaija Housemates In Isolation Ahead of Live Show

Abuja, Nigeria, July 6, 2020//-Ahead of the commencement of Season 5 of the Big Brother Naija show on Sunday, all new housemates are currently in isolation.

Mobile Cash Transactions Dropped

July 6, 2020//-The amount of cash sent by Kenyans on mobile platforms over the past five months to May fell by Sh36.77 billion compared to similar period last year, official data shows, a rare drop that reflects the financial hardship faced by households and businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tanzania’s Leading Mobile Money Provider Expands Its Service Globally

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 6, 2020//-Tanzania’s leading mobile money service provider – Vodacom M-Pesa – has announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio. 

Ghana: MTN MoMo Extends Free Transactions and Revised Limits

Accra, Ghana, July 1, 2020//- MobileMoney Limited has extended the fee waiver on MoMo on-net transfers up to GHS100 daily till Sept 30, 2020.              

Africa’s Scientists Set Out COVID-19 Research Priorities

By setting out the continent’s research priorities, scientists can focus better on what needs to be done. Maliutina Anna/Shutterstock Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences July 1, 2020//-In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an extensive survey of its members.

Are Businesses Prepared for the ‘Return to Work’ Security Risks?

July 1, 2020//-As lockdown eases, many businesses are preparing for employees to return to work. But are their corporate networks ready, with adequate security measures in place, to ensure their systems are protected from the increased risk of a cyber attack owing to staff and their equipment working from home.

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