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Ghana to unveil Child Online Protection Policy

Ghana to unveil Child Online Protection Policy | African News | Scoop.it
Ghana’s National Information Technology Agency (NITA) is set to unveil the nation’s Child Online Protection Policy later on March 20 as part of measures aimed at protecting children in Ghana against cyber abuse.

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Such policies can never be too stringent to protect children from online predators.

 

Just look at how many hits on her site "Sweetie" got - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24818769 - "Some 20,000 men contacted her, with 1,000 found to have offered her money." 

 

20,000 is a horrifying number.

 

This is one area in which all countries should be working together - a common policy to fight the predators and abusers. And, to my liberal way of thinking, the punishments can never be too harsh.

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Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana | African News | Scoop.it

In January, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in partnership with UNICEF Ghana launched the MEST-UNICEF Hackathon, a three-day product development competition to find new technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana. Participants tackled issues ranging from water supply tracking, to access to information, and sanitation.


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Azonto 'is improving Africa's image'

Azonto 'is improving Africa's image' | African News | Scoop.it

Fuse ODG is a Ghanaian musician who recently won the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) award for Best African Act.

 

His song Antenna shot into the UK Top 10 Singles chart earlier this year.

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He is currently teaching the world the wonders of Ghana's dance craze, Azonto.

 

BBC Africa's Sophie Ikenye asked him about the message behind his music.

 

Video clips courtesy of ODG Records

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Not my kind of music ... but it's good that it's getting recognised outside Ghana.

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Ghana’s Small Women’s Savings Groups Have Big Impact - Inter Press Service

Ghana’s Small Women’s Savings Groups Have Big Impact - Inter Press Service | African News | Scoop.it

ENUGU, Ghana, Feb 28 2014 (IPS) - Dunwaa Soayare, 45, a smallholder farmer, widow and mother of five had the sort of economic profile that meant she was denied access to credit from Ghana’s mainstream banking institutions.

 

She had no collateral, no bank account and found it impossible to provide three meals a day for her children, let alone ensure that they stayed in school.

 

But after joining the Asong-taaba Women’s Group, a cooperative in Denugu, Upper East Region, northern Ghana, her life has changed dramatically. Not only has she been able to provide for her family by moving them from their mud hut into the brick house she built, she’s also been able to provide tertiary education for children and has seen two of them qualify as teachers. 

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A good story! As has been said so many times before, people don't need  hand-out, they need a hand up.

 

Dramatic differences can be made to the lives of individuals and their families by what we in the pampered 'developed' world would consider pocket change.

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Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa | African News | Scoop.it
A training programme is strengthening the capacity of health workers in Ghana and Zimbabwe to carry out research.
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