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August, 2018

  • 14 August

    Jack Ma to Donate US$10 Million to Establish Africa Entrepreneur Prize

    Today, Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma launched the Jack Ma Foundation ‘Netpreneur’ Prize, a new program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working to address Africa’s most important challenges and further its digital economy through local entrepreneurship. The prize was announced at the “Netpreneurs: …

  • 12 August

    Gemalto Boosts Cloud Security with a Scalable Virtual Key Management Solution

    Allows companies to maintain ownership and control of encryption keys and enforce data protection policies in leading cloud environments AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Gemalto announced a next-generation key management solution, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, for simpler and stronger cloud security. Companies can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and …

  • 10 August

    MTN Shortz launched to reward Ghanaian Creative Content Providers

    MTN Ghana, the biggest telecommunication services providers in Ghana last Wednesday launched the MTN Shortz and MTN Shortz Challenge at the new MTN office building here in Accra. The MTN Shortz Challenge is a new competition that is intended to earn attractive prizes for winners. MTN is expecting content in the following …

July, 2018

  • 31 July

    Zimbabwe rivals upbeat amid tight vote

    Zimbabwe is awaiting the results of its landmark elections, with both frontrunners saying they are confident. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he had received “extremely positive” information but opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said his party was “winning resoundingly”. Zimbabwe is voting for both a new president and parliament. Monday’s vote – …

  • 30 July

    India strips four million of citizenship

    India has published a list which effectively strips some four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, when Bangladesh was created. India says …

  • 30 July

    Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe July 30, 2018

    Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls in the country’s first election without the involvement of long-time leader Robert Mugabe. The country’s founding president, Mr Mugabe was ousted last year after almost four decades in power. The main contenders in the presidential vote are incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, of the …

  • 27 July

    Republic Bank Ghana appoints new board member

    Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. David Addo-Ashong as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. His Confirmation came following the approval of his appointment by the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Stock Exchange. Mr. David …

  • 25 July

    Indian father is arrested for ‘burning his teenage daughter ALIVE when she tried to marry a man from another caste’

    An Indian father has been arrested for ‘burning his teen daughter alive’ as she was leaving the family home to marry a man from a different social caste. The shocking suspected honour killing occurred in the village of Chainpur Sarkar in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Local media report that 19-year-old Laxmi …

  • 25 July

    Ensure peaceful, credible polls – Mahama urges Zimbabweans

    Former Ghanaian leader, John Dramani Mahama has called on stakeholders in the elections in Zimbabwe, to ensure peaceful and credible as they go to the polls next week. Mr. Mahama wants citizens of the southern Africa country, “particularly women and the youth, to participate in this election, and all stakeholders …

  • 20 July

    Death sentence for ‘prison beauty queen’

    A 24-year-old Kenyan woman has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing her boyfriend. Ruth Kamande was 21 when she was charged with murder for stabbing her 24-year-old boyfriend Farid Mohammed to death. Since her arrest in 2015, she has been held in Lang’ata women’s jail in Nairobi, where …