TEDxDzorwulu to be held in Accra, Ghana

TEDxDzorwulu 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 […]

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps

API team with partners from Nigeria & Sudan

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.

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

Happy Esokoninis

Esoko was founded in 2005 as TradeNet by Mark Davies, who also founded BusyInternet years ago. TradeNet was rebranded as Esoko in April 2009 and its investors are: Jim Forster, the International Finance Corporation, and the Soros Economic Development Fund.

The rebirth of Ghana’s .gh domain name system?

A snapshot of .gh registry's website. It has not been updated for 5 years.

.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 […]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.

Esoko partners listening attentively in the conference room known as Damba Meeting Room

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 […]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.

Esoko partners listening attentively in the conference room known as Esoko Damba

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 […]

Glo Mobile launch in Ghana imminent

A screenshot of 2G/3G signals believed to be that of Glo Mobile Ghana

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 […]

West Africa’s first commercial datacentre launching in 2011

A local datacentre would deliver websites & web applications more efficiently

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 […]

BarCamp Ghana 2010 (official statement)

Barcamp Ghana 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 […]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)

A Smart TV receiver

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 […]