Kumasi: NVTI students develop ‘mobile cassava grater’

Kumasi: NVTI students develop ‘mobile cassava grater’

The mechanical department of the Kumasi Vocational and Technical Institute has built a mobile cassava grater. The innovation is meant to address the recurrence of high post-harvest losses through cassava processing. Available statistics show that post-harvest losses in root and

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Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month

Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month

Papua New Guinea will ban Facebook for a month while it identifies fake profiles and considers the website’s effect on the country. Communication minister Sam Basil said users posting pornography and false information would be identified. He also suggested the

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Telcos sell off towers in Africa to improve balance sheets

Telcos sell off towers in Africa to improve balance sheets

Over the past three years, there have been tower sales deals worth more than $6 billion across the continent. FILE PHOTO | NATION Telecommunications companies across Africa have in the past three years sold off their tower businesses to concentrate

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Fibre cuts major cause of poor telecom services

Fibre cuts major cause of poor telecom services

Fibre optic cables have aided the connection of platforms for improved service delivery by telecom operators. However the challenge of dealing with their regular destruction, has left most telecom operators desperate. The phenomenon not only drains resources but creates a

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Apple begins payment of $15bn European tax fine

Apple begins payment of $15bn European tax fine

It took a couple of years, but Apple has started to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government. The company has paid $1.77 billion (€1.5 billion) into an escrow account designed to hold the fine. Apple has to

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Interoperability for collaboration, not competition – Telcos

Interoperability for collaboration, not competition – Telcos

Telecom operators in the country say they see mobile money interoperability as a platform for collaboration to help create a cashless system and not to compete for market share. In each of their responses to a questionnaire from Adom News, the

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Of telecom revenue assurance and musical chairs by Communications Ministry

Of telecom revenue assurance and musical chairs by Communications Ministry

Ghanaians will remember in 2014 that the government, in it’s bid to enhance its oversight and revenue generation activities in the telecommunications sector, contracted Subah Infosolutions Ltd to build and operate a platform for monitoring caller data records (CDR). Two

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Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia.   The beads, which are designed in the colours of the national flag, guide mothers to

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WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters. When

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Facebook removes ‘gay sex for rent’ posts

Facebook removes ‘gay sex for rent’ posts

Facebook has removed a group in which landlords were offering young men free accommodation in return for sex. A BuzzFeed News investigation found dozens of UK posts on Facebook, Craigslist and RoomBuddies offering men a place to live in return for sex.

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