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Ghana girls taught how to code and the STEM field

Ghana girls taught how to code and the STEM field

Technology
In slums and schools across Ghana, girls have always struggled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, fields as entrenched beliefs and societal dictates empower boys to pursue such courses. As more girls struggle to change the narrative by taking on the male-dominated sectors, they continue to receive mentorship and inspiration from Regina Honu, a tech-enthusiast who has had to ward off numerous challenges in her pursuit to establish her tech company. She is actively involved in building confidence among Ghana girls to embrace STEM while using technology for human growth and finding homegrown solutions to Ghana’s problems. Having graduated as one of the top software developers in her class at the Asheshi University, Regina would later find a job at an
Cars45 platform launched in Ghana and Kenya

Cars45 platform launched in Ghana and Kenya

Business
Cars45, Nigeria's leading automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana and Kenya. Cars45 is aiming to become the primary platform for all car transactions in the $45 billion African used car market and expansion into these strategic markets marks an important step on that journey. In an African market where 9 million used cars are traded annually, trust is often a rare commodity as buyers and sellers navigate opaque pricing and quality assurance structures. Using its technology-enabled platform, consumers in Ghana and Kenya can now sell their cars directly through Cars45 and get paid in 45 minutes. Sellers have access to standardized pricing and a transparent marketplace, with 100 percent visibility into price offers, and buyers get access to the largest selection of verifie
MTN Cameroon awarded the GSMA Mobile Money Cert

MTN Cameroon awarded the GSMA Mobile Money Cert

Mobile
MTN Cameroon, the leading company in the telecommunications sector in Cameroon, has been awarded the GSMA Mobile Money certification. The certification was discerned by GSMA following a rigorous assessment that ran from 02 to 06 December 2019 with the aim of evaluating the conformity of MTN Cameroon’s Mobile Money (MoMo) services to best practices in the sector. GSMA which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide in the broader mobile ecosystem, recognizes MTN Cameroon as an operator that delivers secure, transparent and durable financial services; and an organization that has the capacity to protect the rights of its customers and fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. According to Alain Claude Nono, General Manager Mobile Financial Services at
Publiseer Launched publiSHEr to bridge gender gap

Publiseer Launched publiSHEr to bridge gender gap

Internet
Digital content distribution platform Publiseer has launched publiSHEr, an initiative that seeks to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the field of digital media. This includes discovering and encouraging more female African writers, musicians, and filmmakers to get involved in creating and changing the African narrative. The publiSHEr initiative will give female African creatives the distribution, protection, and promotion services of Publiseer at no charge, and allow them to keep 100% of the revenue generated from the sales of their creative works, as opposed to the typical Publiseer business model where Publiseer takes 25% the revenue generated. "We looked at our numbers and discovered that 76% of the contents we have distributed and monetized since inception belong to male Af
Microsoft Launches Windows PC Affordability

Microsoft Launches Windows PC Affordability

Technology
Microsoft has launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in Africa’s emerging markets. To implement the Initiative, the organisation is working with its major PC partners, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, SMD Technologies and Mustek to improve the uptake and affordability of genuine software across the continent. Providing consumers with an enhanced, authentic experience using genuine software, and in so doing, creating awareness around the topic at hand encompasses two key objectives of this initiative. Africa’s emerging market potential is unparalleled and business development and the growth of existing SME’s remains a key focus across the continent. To tap into this potential growth, acce