Entervarsity: Your ultimate University search engine goes live (GhanaWeb)

GhanaWeb: Entervarsity: Your ultimate University search engine goes live. “Ghana’s path to progress has conventionally depended heavily on its schools, colleges and universities – and today, that’s truer than ever. It is, however, difficult to find a centralized information source on Ghana’s higher education ecosystem. This is where Entervarsity comes in. Entervarsity is a universities search service that provides information on academics and advice for anyone looking to progress to a higher education institution in Ghana.”

GhanaWeb: Manual, Database and Mobile Application on migration unveiled

GhanaWeb: Manual, Database and Mobile Application on migration unveiled. “The Media Response, a Non-Governmental Organisation has concurrently launched a training manual for journalists, database and mobile application on migration to enhance accurate and up-to-speed information dissemination on free movement of persons.”

Ghana News Agency: Ghana Library Authority to digitize public libraries

Ghana News Agency: Ghana Library Authority to digitize public libraries. “Mr Hayford Siaw, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), will soon be digitizing all libraries the country to boost patronage. This, he said would see an increase in the number of e-libraries and the hosting of digital libraries to enhance accessibility and easy usage.”

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

Global Voices: Is Free Basics Really Bringing More Africans Online? A Case Study From Ghana . “In an effort to better understand the impact of the Free Basics app and its role within the broader spectrum of global internet access development initiatives, a group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. We conducted a case studies in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines, along with a review of research, criticism and public documentation about the app’s use and utility.”

Global Voices: Ghana’s Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate

Global Voices: Ghana’s Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate. “During the 2016 Ghanaian presidential elections, amidst the intense jockeying for power, something else was asserting itself. Social media and online platforms became crucial avenues for the electorate. Engaging voters in digital spaces became as important as speaking at a public rally. It’s not just politicians who have awakened to its power. Civil society also are taking advantage of the rise of social platforms, leveraging the popularity of the medium to demand good public services, like access to constant electricity.”

Gizmodo: An Old Satellite Dish Found On Google Maps Is Becoming West Africa’s First Radio Telescope

Gizmodo: An Old Satellite Dish Found On Google Maps Is Becoming West Africa’s First Radio Telescope. “There are telescopes in all sorts of places — Hawaii, the desolate Chilean desert, heck, there’s even one at the South Pole. But Africa has plenty of old telecommunications dishes poised to serve a new purpose. And now, one of those dishes in Ghana is being turned into the first African radio telescope outside South Africa.”