• Your favorite mobile money vendor is probably going to try to scam you

    Stay woke! People are trying to rob you Mobile Money Vendor in Ghana Unless you have not been paying attention, there is a new form of thievery in town with people using mobile money platforms, especially MTN Mobile Money to try to scam money from unsuspecting victims. But if you haven’t been up to date, here is …

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  • China moves to block VPN access, a service used by millions including Africans to connect to social…

    An African man uses a laptop (AFP / BBC.co.uk) A report by Bloomberg says the government has given a deadline of February 2018 to telecommunications carriers in the country to block access to virtual private networks (VPN). The new directive will block global access to free internet in the country. China has one of the …

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  • New WhatsApp feature will let you recall that embarrassing message you regretted sending

    The Facebook-owned messaging platform will giving users the chance to recall messages after they have been sent out. Several online publications have alluded that the feature, which has been dubbed “Recall”, should be available for devices in the coming weeks. In it’s current state, WhatsApp only lets users delete messages on the device level and …

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  • “Smart” Ghanaian drivers find cunning ways to shortchange Uber on its 25% charge

    Uber won’t budge on charging drivers 25% on all trips, so the drivers found ways to pay Uber less Uber may be facing a litany of legal (and moral) issues outside Ghana, but the non-transportation company is about to face a new slew of issues in the West African country. The technology has been in Ghana …

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  • Google wants to keep winning Africa with Android Go, here are 6 reasons why it can

    The Google I/O event is always an interesting one for me. I am more than just a Google/Android fanatic, I hate Apple OS with a great passion and my friend and colleague, Kwame Boakye, will testify to how much I preach Android over iOS. So yeah, the Google I/O is always a thing to look forward …

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  • The internet is “the largest surveillance network in the world”

    It is time to reflect on technical decentralization but also focus mainly on user awareness. Tim Berners-Lee With the US-based FBI doing everything possible to be able to tap into emails and web browsing history without resorting to warrants issued by a judge, revelations of Edward Snowden have only echoed that the Internet could be …

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  • 7 reasons why Africa bloggers could become stars

    Originally published at senaquashie.com on April 28, 2016. Because of the (very) fast changes to the ecosystem of technology in Africa, I avoid making predictions. But in terms of the online publications, I am convinced that the bloggers who decide to put it in a professional effort will take over many local publications. And thus …

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  • Why most African companies are not on the web

    Originally published at senaquashie.com on April 27, 2016. Today, a website is very important for a company. This is a factual statement. I don’t even need to back it up with statistics. Many successful business have been built online; an yes many are undoubtedly extreme cases of usages of websites (and web-apps), but most African institutions …

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  • African developers should produce more mobile applications

    There are lots of reasons why African developers should start to develop applications for the various existing Apps Store. Here are 5 that I consider to be the most relevant. Development of mobile applications requires very little human resources: One developer alone can develop a mobile app in no time. Lack of African content online: To …

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