VOTERS’ ID, DRIVERS’ LICENSE AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE NO MORE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP.

VOTERS’ ID, DRIVERS’ LICENSE AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE NO MORE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. The use of voters’ identity cards, drivers’ licence and baptismal certificates as proof of Ghanaian has been banned. The country, however, maintains the use of birth certificates and passports. It further introduces Residence Permits and other documents evidencing acquired citicizenship by foreign nationals. This follows the passage into law under cerficate of urgency, the National Identity Register (Amendment) Bill, 2017, by Parliament on Friday. Speaking on the sidelines of sitting in Accra, the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Ken Attefuah, noted that in the absence of the voters’identity card, drivers’ license and baptismal certificates,

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NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED.

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED. Government is to establish a National Cyber Security Centre, which will liaise with relevant state agencies and the private sector to oversee cybersecurity operations in the country. Cyber-crime, if not checked, can undermine government’s e-government initiatives such as the national identification system, the digital addressing system, e-payments and digital financial services. At the opening of the National Cyber-Security Week on Monday in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said Cyber-security issues were now firmly national security threats, adding that “Ghana cannot fully reap the digital dividends, associated with her adoption of ICT as a means of our socio-economic transformation, if it fails to

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DO SOCIAL MEDIA THREATEN DEMOCRACY?.

DO SOCIAL MEDIA THREATEN DEMOCRACY?. Facebook, Google and Twitter were supposed to save politics as good information drove out prejudice and falsehood. Something has gone very wrong. IN 1962 a British political scientist, Bernard Crick, published “In Defence of Politics”. He argued that the art of political horse-trading, far from being shabby, lets people of different beliefs live together in a peaceful, thriving society. In a liberal democracy, nobody gets exactly what he wants, but everyone broadly has the freedom to lead the life he chooses. However, without decent information, civility and conciliation, societies resolve their differences by resorting to coercion. How Crick would have been dismayed by the falsehood

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DRIVE FOREIGNERS OUT OF RETAIL MARKETS — GUTA.

DRIVE FOREIGNERS OUT OF RETAIL MARKETS — GUTA. The Ashanti regional branch of the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) has given the government 72 hours to drive foreigners out of retail businesses in the country or face their wrath. According to the association, it will resort to wide-range of biting measures after the 72 hours. Addressing an angry crowd of traders in Kumasi last Tuesday, after demonstrating through some principal streets in the metropolis, the Regional Secretary of GUTA, Mr Mohammed Ali, said most of their businesses had collapsed because of the unfair competition from the foreigners, most of whom brought in cheaper goods and had lower interest rates on

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POLICE OFFICERS TO RECIEVE GH¢50,000 INSURANCE COVER.

POLICE OFFICERS TO RECIEVE GH¢50,000 INSURANCE COVER. Mr David Asante-Apeatu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has announced that every police officer would soon have GH¢ 50,000 insurance cover. He said the amount would be used in case of death in the line of duty and three children would be catered for from nursery to tertiary. He added that even if one should die accidentally or a natural death, the family would be entitled to GH¢ 25,000, and if an officer should suffer permanent disability, he or she would be entitled to GH¢ 25,000. The IGP disclosed this while closing ceremony of the training programme for Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD)

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VIDEO/STEP BY STEP GUIDE: HOW TO REGISTER ON DIGITAL ADDRESS SYSTEM, OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW .

VIDEO/STEP BY STEP GUIDE: HOW TO REGISTER ON DIGITAL ADDRESS SYSTEM, OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the National Digital Address System, “ghanapostGPS” in Accra. In partnership with the Communications Ministry and Ghana Post, the system is expected to give the country an accurate database of addresses. The launch of the National Digital Property Addressing System is a fulfilment of one of the campaign promises made by the New Patriotic Party during the 2016 general elections. At the launch of the system on Wednesday, President Akufo-Addo said that “we have stayed true to this commitment, and reaffirmed it in this year’s Asempa Budget.

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WE ASKED FACEBOOK 12 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION, AND GOT 5 ANSWERS.

WE ASKED FACEBOOK 12 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION, AND GOT 5 ANSWERS. Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook’s role in our modern political infrastructure is finally coming into focus. We now know, for example, that Russian-linked Facebook ads reached roughly 10 million Americans during the presidential election season, and that Russian government actors posed as Americans on Facebook to push divisive social issues like gun control, gay rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. We also know, thanks to a recent interview with Brad Parscale, President Trump’s digital campaign director, that the Trump campaign considered Facebook’s advertising microtargeting tools essential to its victory. But there is much more to know. Facebook has addressed some

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WHAT IS BITCOIN, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

WHAT IS BITCOIN, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?. Bitcoin transactions are tracked by a decentralized network of computers around the world.CreditMark Blinch/Reuters. If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood. On Monday, one Bitcoin was worth $4,389. Source: Blockchain.info Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs? No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they couldn’t find anything else to illustrate their stories about Bitcoin. A Bitcoin is a digital token — with no physical backing — that can be sent electronically from one user to

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MUSLIMS IN CHINA SAY THEY ARE BEING TOLD TO HAND OVER QURANS OR FACE ‘HARSH PUNISHMENTS’.

MUSLIMS IN CHINA SAY THEY ARE BEING TOLD TO HAND OVER QURANS OR FACE ‘HARSH PUNISHMENTS’. ‘Every single ethnic Uyghur must hand in any Islam-related items,’ claims exile group. Men walk to the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayers in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in March 2017 REUTERS. Chinese authorities are ordering Muslims in the country to hand over their prayer mats and copies of the Quran or else face punishment, it has been reported. Officials in Xinjiang province have warned members of the Uyghur ethnic minority they must surrender religious items on pain of “harsh punishments”, according to an exile leader. “We received a notification saying that every

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FAKE RUSSIAN FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS BOUGHT $100,000 IN POLITICAL ADS.

FAKE RUSSIAN FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS BOUGHT $100,000 IN POLITICAL ADS. Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin. Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular candidates but instead focused on divisive social issues such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a post on Facebook by Alex Stamos, the company’s chief security officer. The ads, which ran between June 2015 and May 2017, were linked to some 470 fake accounts and pages the company said it had

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GHANAIAN MEN ARE AFRAID TO PROPOSE TO US – MILITARY WOMEN CRY OUT

GHANAIAN MEN ARE AFRAID TO PROPOSE TO US – MILITARY WOMEN CRY OUT. A group of military women have blamed their singleness on the timidity of some Ghanaian men, saying they (men) lack the courage to propose to them.According to them, their statuses as military women mostly strikes fear into men, and that is the reason why they find it difficult to marry. This, they believe, is the main reason for their singleness, adding that in terms beauty, they can match any civilian lady in the country. “When we took the hard decision to defend and serve mother Ghana we never anticipated that it was going to cost us an

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