We have fully restored data services – MTN Ghana

We have fully restored data services – MTN Ghana

Telecommunications company MTN Ghana says it has resolved challenges that led tofluctuations in data services and international outbound calls experienced by subscribers on Thursday. This follows numerous complaints by subscribers about their inability to undertake transactions over the internet. MTN

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MTN launches New 059 Code

MTN launches New 059 Code

Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, MTN has added a new network code (059) to its existing codes.    The new 059 block of numbers allotted by the industry regulator, National Communications Authority comes to add-up to MTN Ghana’s existing block of codes: 024, 054 and

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Police raid ‘Facebook fetish priests’

Police raid ‘Facebook fetish priests’

Police have arrested two ‘fake’ Fetish priests who allegedly use social media especially Facebook to defraud inspecting members of the public under the guise of providing them spiritual assistance. A four-minutes-forty-eight seconds video that has gone viral on social media

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‘Internet fraud academy’ busted in Nigeria

‘Internet fraud academy’ busted in Nigeria

Romance scam Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency says it has arrested 23 people undergoing training in internet fraud scams in a remote village in the south of the country. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the suspects – aged between

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How to make phone batteries that last longer

How to make phone batteries that last longer

When Professor Akira Yoshino was developing a new battery technology in his laboratory in the early 1980s, he didn’t think it would amount to much. “At the time, we thought it mainly would be used in 8mm video cameras,” he

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MoMo fraud: Are apologies the solution?

MoMo fraud: Are apologies the solution?

I had a call around 1.15 p.m. last Monday. It was my subordinate, a national service person. On the phone, her voice was shaking. What is it? I quizzed. “Somebody has withdrawn all my money from my MoMo account”. Curious,

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IT firm busted for allegedly selling Chinese-made surveillance products to US with ‘Made in USA’ labels

IT firm busted for allegedly selling Chinese-made surveillance products to US with ‘Made in USA’ labels

A New York-based technology company sold Chinese-made surveillance equipment to the US government while falsely claiming the products were made in the United States — a scheme that directly undermined national security, federal prosecutors have alleged. Aventura Technologies, based in

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Break stereotypes – Ursula urges 980 female IT grads

Break stereotypes – Ursula urges 980 female IT grads

The Minister of Communication, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has urged young girls to prove their worth and correct stereotypes that limit their participation and career development in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The minister said that girls and women are more

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Gov’t hints of sanctions against telcos defying CST directive

Gov’t hints of sanctions against telcos defying CST directive

The Communications Ministry has said Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) defying recent directives on the Communications Services Tax (CST) will be punished. Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, issued a statement directing telecommunication companies in Ghana to stop the upfront deduction of the 9%

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Gov’t will not shut down social media – NCA

Gov’t will not shut down social media – NCA

The government on Monday debunked assertions that it will shut down all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, in the run-up to the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. Mr Kevin Taylor, a Social Media Commentator and

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