A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak at South Korea's leading Drone Conference, Drone Korea 2019, along with leading members of the country's military establishment and aviation leaders. All I can say, is that the near future is going to be radically different from what we think it might be.
As governments of Africa are scheduled to Convene in Accra, Ghana from 18th to 22nd March 2019 for a weeklong Climate Change event dubbed “Africa Climate Week”, they are expected to articulate bold climate actions to build the resilience of communities on the continent and demonstrate commitment to do their fair share of climate change action.
After a building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, killing at least 20 people, including several schoolchildren attending a school on the building's top floor, we look at some reasons why such tragedies seem to occur so often in some African countries.
On March 4, 2019, two days after the latest earth tremors that rocked parts of Accra, President Akufo-Addo tasked the National Security and the Ministry of the Interior to prepare a national earthquake emergency plan.
I have been amused and intrigued at the same time by ongoing developments since the President spoke about the need to end vigilante activity in our politics in the State of the Nation Address delivered to Parliament on February 21 and carried live in the media.
If you have ever visited an online platform or website and you are faced with countless frustrations; poor system functionality, multiple clicks that don’t get you the information you require and a generally unfriendly space, then you are experiencing a website or online platform which has not been built with User Experience Design (UX) thinking.
When I saw the video of the losing presidential candidate wipe tears from his eyes, I asked myself why a septuagenarian would cry because he was not elected to serve his country! Certainly he wasn’t crying because he loves his country so much and genuinely wants to serve! He wept because his projections of money, perks and power for himself, family, friends and cronies had gone to another person.
I have been reflecting on the themes of two commemorations that have taken place this week, in Ghana our 62nd Independence Anniversary and, globally, the International Women’s Day (IWD). Intriguingly, there seems to be a connection.
In one of my visits to a utility company’s office in Accra, I was directed to talk to a cashier in one of the cubicles. The design of these cubicles as you may know are a hindrance to free flow of communication which is the bedrock of customer service. Most often, it is difficult to hear what the person on the other side is saying.
The values that characterizes democracy and make it a better system of governance compared to others are the opportunity to be represented through the choice of the majority; the inclusiveness of the whole population, or all the eligible members of a state; the control by majority, referred by some as, ‘power to the people’; the application of the principles of social equity; the exercise of being accountable to the people who elect the leaders; the right of the people to request for change of the status quo including constitutional changes; the opportunity of multiple choices during elections; the freedom of speech especially through the media; religious freedom; racial, ethnic, cultural, gender equality, and many more propagated values.
Fear griped the Napila Community in the Bimbila District of the Northern Region when the news of a couple who went to the farm and kept their sleeping baby under a neem tree whilst they work could not find the child on their return.