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Apple chief executive Tim Cook gets $750m payout

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has received more than five million shares in the technology giant, as he marks ten years in the job. A company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) watchdog shows that he sold...

Zoom announces hybrid return to workplace

Zoom has announced that it will adopt a hybrid approach as it prepares for a return to office working. It said an internal survey of employees found only 1% wanted to return to the office full-time. The pandemic spurred huge growth...

German Development Agency and partners develop flood risk App for Accra residents

The German Development Agency (GIZ)and partners have developed a Flood Risk Mobile Application that will enable individuals’ check their levels of risk to floods and take the necessary precautionary measures. The App called ‘My Flood Risk Accra’ developed under the...

Facebook tries adding video and voice calls back into its main app

Facebook is testing adding voice and video calls to the main Facebook app, Bloomberg reports. The features are currently part of the standalone Messenger app, which Facebook originally spun out of its big blue main app in 2011 and...

Nigeria expects to lift Twitter ban by end of year, minister says

Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, says the ban on Twitter is expected to be lifted before the end of the year. The government suspended Twitter on June 4 after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to...

Lizzo: Facebook and Instagram remove abusive comments from singer’s accounts

Facebook and Instagram have removed several hateful comments on US singer Lizzo's social media accounts. The move comes after the singer spoke tearfully about the "hurtful" abuse she'd received on social media. A spokesman for Facebook told The Hollywood Reporter the...

Twitter tests ‘misleading’ post report button for first time

Twitter is introducing a way to report posts as "misleading" for the first time. Many of the large social media networks have been accused of not doing enough to fight the spread of disinformation during the Covid pandemic and US...

Cryptocurrency heist hacker returns $260m in funds

The hacker behind one of the largest cryptocurrency heists to date has returned almost half of the $600m (£433m) stolen assets. On Tuesday, the firm affected, Poly Network wrote a letter on Twitter, asking the individual to get in touch...

Instagram launches hate-speech ‘limits’ to hide abuse

Instagram has announced new features designed to restrict hate speech during "sudden spikes" of abuse. Its new "limits" feature automatically hides comments and messages from people who do not follow - or just started following - users who switch it...

Twitter algorithm prefers slimmer, younger, light-skinned faces

A Twitter image-cropping algorithm prefers to show faces that are slimmer, younger and with lighter skin, a researcher has found. Bogdan Kulynyc won $3,500 (£2,530) in a Twitter-organised contest to find biases in its cropping algorithm. Earlier this year, Twitter's own...

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Ghana observes 112 birthday anniversary of first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

Tuesday, September 21, marks the birthday of a legend who was born in 1909, about 112 years ago, and...

“Hasten SDGs implementation to build fairer, prosperous world” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,...

Eliminating “schools under trees” and related problems in Ghana: Where is the communal spirit for development?

By Simon Mariwah, PhD Introduction The phenomenon of “schools under trees” has become a social problem and a propagandist political tool for all political parties in...

Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

A man who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been sentenced to 25 years for terrorism...

Police beef up to curtail agitations over MMDCE nominations

By Nathaniel Nartey. Facebook: Nathaniel Nartey Twitter: @Annertey_Nartey The Police Administration has deployed personnel nationwide to curb any disturbances that may arise following the release of the...