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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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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DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES

DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES. The use of light pulses to transmit data through cables from one place to another is known as fiber optic communication. Compared to many other forms of data transmission, fiber optics has exceptionally low data loss, a lack of power issues when traveling long distances and carries a much higher amount of data. Telecommunications and the Internet have been greatly influenced by fiber optics technologies which have allowed those industries to mature with more robust products and services. With the arrival of February comes the return of our celebration of Black History Month, where we profile innovations by African-American inventors that have shaped our world

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NAIROBI SEES 22% BOOST IN DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL CAPACITY

NAIROBI SEES 22% BOOST IN DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL CAPACITY. Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi’s trend to most of the other top 10 African Airports ranked by total scheduled capacity for August to December 2017, which are seeing more growth in international than in domestic capacity. The report, whose special focus is on the East African Community (EAC), further indicates that Nairobi’s airports have a total scheduled capacity (August to December 2017) of 18% in domestic seats, 31% in

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COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES

COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES. The Ghana COCOBOD is looking forward to cut down about one hundred million cocoa trees by the 2017/2018 crop season. The trees, mostly diseased ones, are among the 40 percent of total unproductive cocoa trees. According to the CEO of the COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the destruction of the crops has become necessary to improve the crop yield of cocoa farms. “17 percent of the tree stock has been affected by the swollen shoot disease so we need to cut them and replant. Another 23 percent of the cocoa trees are either in moribund farms or over-aged.” “By overage, it means

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PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO CONGRATULATES ALL NATIONS UNI FOR SATELLITE LAUNCH

PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO CONGRATULATES ALL NATIONS UNI FOR SATELLITE LAUNCH. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated All Nations University Space Laboratory team for putting Ghana into the Global Space community, describing their feat as ‘inspiring dedication, enthusiasm and insight for the project.’ A statement issued by Mr Issah Yahaya, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Communications on behalf of Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister for Communications, said the Ghanasat-1 was released from the International Space Station (ISS) into orbit via Japan/KIBO Deployment system onboard the ISS at 0850 hours on Friday, July 7, 2017 and monitored by a team of the University’s officials and led by Ghana’s Ambassador

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GHANA ENTERS THE SPACE RACE SENDING A SATELLITE INTO ORBIT

GHANA ENTERS THE SPACE RACE SENDING A SATELLITE INTO ORBIT. Ghana has become the first Sub-Saharan African country to send a satellite into orbit around the earth. Ghanasat-1 was released from the International Space Station on Friday nearly a month after its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre on Elon Musk’s SpaceX flight 11. Around 400 people burst into applause at the All Nations University in Koforidua,  when the satellite began its orbit. Weighing 1,000 grammes, the Cubesat satellite represents the culmination of a two year project which has cost £40,000. It is being used to monitor the country’s coastline as well as helping Ghana enjoy the full benefits of

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FACEBOOK IS GETTING CLOSE TO 2 BILLION USERS

FACEBOOK IS GETTING CLOSE TO 2 BILLION USERS. Facebook is “very close” to hitting 2 billion monthly active users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week, according to Bloomberg. Nearing such a significant milestone, Facebook’s dominance as the world’s largest social network is as evident as ever. As Facebook’s global reach continues to expand, Zuckerberg shared an important update on the company’s vision — an update that involved revamping the company’s mission statement. Facebook’s new mission Originally setting out to connect the world, Facebook now wants to focus on reducing global division. “It’s not enough to simply connect the world; we must also work to bring the world closer together,” Zuckerberg said in

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MICROSOFT IS SECRETLY PLANNING A NEW ADVANCED MODE FOR WINDOWS 10

MICROSOFT IS SECRETLY PLANNING A NEW ADVANCED MODE FOR WINDOWS 10. Many moons ago Microsoft had a product called Windows for Workstations that was designed to make it clear that Windows was different in your office than it was at home. Back then, of course, Microsoft had two branches of Windows. The DOS-based home system, which ran up until Windows XP and the DOS-free Windows NT. Windows 2000 was the last edition of the OS that was solely aimed at business, but even then home users were seeing some advantages to using the more stable branch of Windows. Now things have moved on and there’s one core across not just

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