STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM

STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM. Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. The growth of 4G network has also extended to more than half of the African countries, with 72 live LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks in 32 countries as at mid-2016. Although its adoption still lags behind the rest of the world with only 20% 4G




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HUAWEI TO OPEN EXPERIENCE SHOP FOR GHANAIANS

HUAWEI TO OPEN EXPERIENCE SHOP FOR GHANAIANS. As part of its efforts of bringing quality and affordable devices to the door step of Ghanaians, Huawei Technologies the Global Leader in Technology Industry has taken another judicious step to open its official “Experience Shop” at the Accra mall in the mid of June this year The Huawei Experience Shop is the only place to find their full range of smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, genuine accessories, routers, mifis, moderns, and audio products, including Huawei exclusives you won’t find anywhere else plus expertise help from people who know their products. Although, the company has its regional headquarters in Ghana, the ultramodern edifice located




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INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO HELP GHANA FIGHT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO HELP GHANA FIGHT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION. In Ghana, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is retarding national development is still prevailing in some parts of the Country. Although, the government and its stakeholders are still working assiduously to discourage this heinous act from happening; the perpetrators have rather decided to muddy the waters thereby engaging in this atrocious act clandestinely. The investigations revealed that FGM is believed to prevent or guide against interests in early sex and thereby discouraging promiscuity and prevent death of first baby born. Interestingly it is believed that the presence of a clitoris makes a woman a man. To be candid, a phone call




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WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THE CHINESE EMBASSY, WITH YOUR STRANGE GENEROSITY TO THE AGS OFFICE AND THE POLICE

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THE CHINESE EMBASSY, WITH YOUR STRANGE GENEROSITY TO THE AGS OFFICE AND THE POLICE. Do you know that Madam Sun Baohong, the Chinese Ambassador, on Tuesday, donated items, including desktop computers, printers, UPS and a cheque for GHc10,000 to the office of the Attorney General.? Ordinarily there is nothing with it since there has been long standing good relationship between Ghana and China. However, the current generosity by the Embassy of China in Ghana to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Ghana Police Service, raises suspicion over the true intention of the Chinese. Many Ghanaians do not know why the Chinese Embassy has targeted




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NORTH AFRICAN MIGRANTS SOLD IN LIBYA’S SLAVE MARKETS

NORTH AFRICAN MIGRANTS SOLD IN LIBYA’S SLAVE MARKETS. FILE – Migrants are seen inside a truck after their rescue by the Libyan Coast Guard off the coast of Tripoli, March. 3, 2017. Some arriving migrants have been sold into slavery, the International Organization for Migration reports. GENEVA — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that young men from North Africa migrating to Libya or Europe in search of jobs increasingly are being caught up and auctioned off as cheap labor, in what has become a booming “slave trade” in Libya. Testimony from dozens of young men who have survived their ordeals presents a shocking and destructive picture of a slave




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