Kofi Yeboah has extensive corporate communications experience in the social enterprise sector, non-profit and media industries.
He is also a blogger and freelance writer. His articles and thoughtful comments have appeared in major local and international media outlets including, The Guardian, Aljazeera, Coda Story and Global Voices Online.
Kofi is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Communications and Technology at the University of Alberta, Canada. His articles reflect his own opinions and do not reflect the views of his employer.
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Although the reason is unclear, Twitter’s actions suggest an unwillingness to interfere in Ghana's politics as it did in Nigeria, even if it means not defending citizens digital rights.
PanaBIOS, an African Union-backed biosurveillance technology, can track the spread of COVID-19 and connect testing centers across the continent.
Google and Facebook are building undersea internet cables for Africans with access to high-speed internet — but 33 nations in Africa still don't have comprehensive data privacy laws.
Closing Nigeria's land borders to solve the recurrence of smuggling will have a negative economic effect on Nigeria and puts a damper on Africa's much-anticipated intra-regional trade investment agreement.
The increased Communication Service Tax to 9% will create a huge barrier to affordability, increase existing digital inequalities and will be disproportionately felt in rural areas and among women.
Divela told the Committee to Protect Journalists via WhatsApp that some "powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him" after an image of him was published on TV.
Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.
"We the people...put our faith in the system expecting them to work efficiently, fairly and impartially. But that hasn’t been the case...we continue to find ourselves in the cesspool."
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.
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.
"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..."
"Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template "Africans are suffering."#CNNGetItRight"
"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"
Ghanaian president John Mahama has assured the nation that social media will not be shut down during elections due to take place on December 7.
"This kind of thinking is unacceptable."
"Methinks the telcos need to smell the coffee because the traditional 'voice game' is over, and with it, the monopoly profits they used to make."
A Ghanaian non-profit, Penplusbytes, has released the first Social Media Index Report on Ghana's media sector.
Nigeria's social media landscape is poised for dramatic changes, if lawmakers get their way with a new bill that would make it possible to sentence Internet bullies to prison time.