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Africans ‘School’ US President on Good Governance After ‘Shithole’ Comment Sparks Global Outrage

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:33:30 +0000

"Yes, Africa [has] problems. We don't dispute it. But name calling & outright disrespect by the very nation that has stripped off its resources for years is totally crossing it."

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Ghana's President Says Africa Must Quit Its ‘Mindset of Dependency’ on Western Aid

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:54:19 +0000

President Nana Akuffo-Addo's declaration was criticized as dangerously inaccurate or as being the empty words of a politician. Others, however, found his statement empowering.

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Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:40:22 +0000

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.

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Is Free Basics Really Bringing More Africans Online? A Case Study From Ghana

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:12:27 +0000

A group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. Here's what we found in Ghana.

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Ghana's Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:22:56 +0000

"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."

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Some of Ghana's Media Houses Are Social Media Stars, While Others Take a Pass

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:43:14 +0000

The 1st Quarter Social Media Index report for 2017, released by the non-profit organisation Penplusbytes, surveys the use of social media by newspapers, TV stations and radio stations.

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Africa’s Green Energy Challenge: Mega Projects, Off-Grid or Somewhere in Between?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28:20 +0000

South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.

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That Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana Issued Real Visas for a Decade

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:31:12 +0000

For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.

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Ghanaians Call Out CNN for Misrepresenting Their Country in Post-Election Coverage

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:53:04 +0000

"Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template "Africans are suffering."#CNNGetItRight"

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Ghana Proves That Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections Are Not a Dream in Africa

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:21:45 +0000

"Ghana is consistently one of those African countries that gives the Western media nothing negative to report about Africa."

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Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:25:22 +0000

"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."

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Fake News, Peaceful Voting and Other Things on Ghanaians’ Minds Ahead of Elections

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:09:07 +0000

"Friendly reminder that clever retorts on social media, passion, facts & figures won't be counted. Your vote will. Go & vote! "

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Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:38 +0000

Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.

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Expand Your YouTube Horizons With These Award-Winning African Online Video Creators

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:49:54 +0000

From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.

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A Hilarious Meme Leads to Crowdfunding Campaign for Children in Ghana

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:51:51 +0000

"There have been many stories of how crowdsourcing rescued many from challenges. But it is more exciting when a negative and hilarious meme is turned into a good tale..."

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