Posts Tagged ‘accra’
TEDxDzorwulu to be held in Accra, Ghana
Thursday, December 8th, 2011

TEDxDzorwulu comes-up in Accra Ghana this Saturday 10th December 2011. Find the full press release from the organizers, below: On Saturday, December 10, 2010, from 8:00AM – 5PM GMT, the inaugural TEDxDzorwulu conference will be held at the African Regent Hotel in Accra Ghana on the theme: Think, Create and Innovate. TEDxDzorwulu will focus on innovation that has taken us beyond traditional thinking and is producing budding Entrepreneurs from ...  [Read more]

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This is the 3rd and final part in a series of posts related to Esoko. Esoko: The Platform Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging. The Esoko platform provides automatic and ...  [Read more]

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution
Friday, July 8th, 2011

This is the 2nd part in a series of posts focused on Esoko. While many web/software development entities in Africa focus on fancy applications (apps) that have little meaningful impact on their society, a fast-growing software company headquartered in Accra is focused on improving some agricultural processes through creating software for collecting, analysing and sharing data related to agriculture. Esoko Ltd is championing an unusual mix in ...  [Read more]

The rebirth of Ghana’s .gh domain name system?
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

.gh is the country code Top-Level Domain name (cc-TLD) for the Republic of Ghana. Introduced in 1995, it is currently managed by a private company in Accra Ghana. This company sponsored the .gh domain with ICANN (the international body for managing domains) and currently serves as the registry and registrar, simultaneously. Although .gh is intended for use by entities in Ghana, it is poorly patronized due to poor awareness on the part of the ...  [Read more]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.
Friday, June 24th, 2011

I was invited to cover the Tech Showcase of Esoko's 3rd Annual Partner Conference. The Tech Showcase was a segment of the larger partners' gathering. Esoko Partners are their international clients who have paid to use Esoko software in their respective countries. I was able to gather information that I would be sharing in the next few days. Since the information is much, I have decided to split it into multiple parts. The first part would be ...  [Read more]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.
Friday, June 24th, 2011

I was invited to cover the Tech Showcase of Esoko's 3rd Annual Partner Conference. The Tech Showcase was a segment of the larger partners' gathering. Esoko Partners are their international clients who have paid to use Esoko software in their respective countries. I was able to gather information that I would be sharing in the next few days. Since the information is much, I have decided to split it into multiple parts. The first part would be ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile launch in Ghana imminent
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Hints have floated in the Ghanaian media several times and each time, the dates have been moved forward. Despite acquiring a license to operate a mobile telecommunication network in Ghana since May 2008, going live to the general public has been a struggle on several fronts, for Glo Mobile Ghana Ltd. However, I am inclined to believe Glo Mobile Ghana would go live in a few weeks, for 3 reasons: Glo-1 submarine cable launched The most credible ...  [Read more]

West Africa’s first commercial datacentre launching in 2011
Friday, December 17th, 2010

At Combit Africa 2009, I gave a presentation on The impact of submarine connectivity on West Africa’s web hosting industry. The premise of the presentation was simple. The presence of more submarine fibre connectivity in West Africa would give birth to commercial data centres in the sub-region. At this time, an overwhelming majority of West African websites are hosted on servers located in North America and Western Europe. Poor internet ...  [Read more]

BarCamp Ghana 2010 (official statement)
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

BarCamp Ghana 2010, an ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking, will take place on December 18 2010 at the Ashesi University campus in Accra. The theme is  “Create dreams, work smart and shape the future”. Following the successes of BarCamp Ghana '08 and BarCamp Ghana '09, regional BarCamp events were organized in Kumasi, Accra and Takoradi and Barcamp Ghana 2010 will crown the year as the national ...  [Read more]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I have monitored the Smart TV service for a while now, having obtained the Smart TV receiver two weeks ago. The following review is based on my personal experience using the service. What is Smart TV? Smart TV is a pan-African brand providing tailor-made and affordable pay TV solutions to consumers across Africa. Currently Smart TV is available in Ghana and is on the verge of commercial launch in Kenya and Uganda. Smart TV is a brand owned by ...  [Read more]