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21 Indian students kill themselves in a week after IT blunder

Up to 21 students have killed themselves in the last week in India after an IT glitch led to them failing their exams. The victims, from Telangana state, include at least one boy who threw himself in front of a train and another girl who burned herself to death, local media reports. Ministers have admitted there were ‘major failings’ with a ...

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Consult NITA before deploying ICT infrastructure – Ursula to MMDAs

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has asked all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to consult the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) before deploying ICT infrastructure and applications. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful gave the directive last Wednesday when she spoke at the formal launch of the Judicial Service’s e-Justice Project at the auditorium of the Law Court Complex in Accra. The e-Justice Project ...

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Prioritizing digitization is the way to go for Africa – Ursula

Communication Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful has called on African leaders to take full advantage of the digital age. Speaking at Smart Africa Steering Committee Meeting made up 24 African Countries in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Mrs. Owusu Ekuful said digitization is crucial to securing the Continent’s socio-economic development. “I’m happy and I’m sure we are all glad that digitization is being ...

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Huawei demotes workers for tweeting from an iPhone Huawei demotes workers for tweeting from an iPhone

Huawei Technologies Co. can get really touchy about its phones. This week, the fast-rising Chinese company demoted and cut the pay of two employees held responsible for a New Year’s greeting tweeted from Huawei’s official account – with an iPhone. It was an embarrassing snafu for China’s biggest telecoms gear maker, which supplanted Apple Inc. as the world’s No. 2 smartphone brand in ...

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Ghana Mobile Congress to tackle employment challenges – Edmund Aboagye Safo

The 2018 Ghana Mobile Congress will address the unemployment challenges facing Ghana, Foundation Leader of BizGroNet, Edmund Aboagye Safo has declared. Edmund Aboaye Safo explained that mobile phones, the internet and technology are other means of employment, aside industrialization which should be explored. He maintained that the Ghana Mobile Congress would enhance the transformation of Ghana into an employment hub ...

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Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple’s to close out week

Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) for the first time in eight years on Friday as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud computing while Apple was hit by investor concern about iPhone demand. Shares of Microsoft rose 0.6 percent to end the week at $110.89, putting its market capitalization at $851.2 billion. Apple ...

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Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible for victims to sue. Google ...

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Akon plans solar projects to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio. Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. Local media reports that his investment will comprise ...

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Agric Ministry, Alibaba discuss e-market of cocoa products

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has initiated a discussion with the management of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for the possibility of promoting the sale of Ghanaian cocoa products on the Chinese market using the e-platform of Alibaba Group. Cocoa products When firmed up, the company will open its doors to the various range of Ghana cocoa chocolate such as ...

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