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Facebook has taken steps to stop its apps being pre-installed on Huawei smartphones, Reuters reports. The ban covers the main Facebook app, as well as apps from its subsidiary companies WhatsApp and Instagram. The action was taken in response to US government action in May to bar US companies from using foreign telecom firms it regards as a …

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Ghana’s Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Saturday continued her push for girls in Ghana’s educational institutions to be passionate and take advantage of the opportunities that Information, Communications and technology (ICT) offers people, globally. “There is no excuse, whatever your field of study is, to be left out in this wave of technological advancements,” Mrs …

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An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company’s chairman has failed. At the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday, shareholders had the opportunity to vote on Mr Zuckerberg’s leadership. Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook’s chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors. He controls about 60% of the …

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The move means new Huawei smartphones won’t be able to access many popular apps. The embattled Chinese company is under immense US pressure over its alleged government ties. US tech giant Google said on Sunday it was pulling Huawei’s license to use its mobile phone operating system Android, forcing the Chinese company to rely on …

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The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stressed the importance Government attaches to the ongoing digitization agenda, emphasizing that a digitized, formal economy is a crucial plank of the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. Citing the impact a number of such programmes have had on national development, Vice President Bawumia assured stakeholders in …

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Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken. The company said it had delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold to “fully evaluate the feedback and run further internal tests”. In April, several early reviewers found the display on the Galaxy …

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The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, believes African countries can make tremendous economic progress by taking advantage of technological innovations. Speaking at the Columbia University’s 16th African Economic Forum on Friday, 12th April, 2019 in New York, Dr. Bawumia said technology is the bulwark of industrialisation hence the continent must invest in …

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Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the US government over a ban that restricts federal agencies from using its products. It said the US failed to provide evidence to support the ban, and the firm also rejected claims it had links to the Chinese government. The US has restricted the use of Huawei products over …

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The chief financial officer of China’s tech giant Huawei is suing Canada over her arrest at the request of the US. Meng Wanzhou was held in December at Vancouver airport on suspicion of fraud and breaching US sanctions on Iran. On Friday Ms Meng filed a civil claim against Canada’s government, border agency and police …

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Ugandans have abandoned the internet in the millions after the government imposed a social media tax last year, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said. President Yoweri Museveni had pushed for the taxes to boost government revenue and to end “gossip” on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Subscribers have to pay a tax for using social …

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