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  • Stripe Atlas

    Good News for Startup As Stripe Launches New Service – Atlas for Entrepreneurs.

    Financial technology startup Stripe has launched a new service called Atlas which is designed to allow entrepreneurs and companies set up anywhere in the United States. The Atlas service lets entrepreneurs anywhere set up US corporations, bank accounts and more in the United States of America’s Delaware state without...
  • Al Jazeera Media Network Opens Innovation Challenge

    The Innovation and Research group at Al Jazeera Media Network has kicked off its first major community initiative with an online Innovation Challenge. This is an open competition aiming to surface new ideas about storytelling in mobile and web applications. The Innovation Challenge competition offers substantial rewards, including the...
  • Four YALI Regional Centers Announced.

    Yesterday, President Obama announced the renaming of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in honor of Nelson Mandela. He also announced that the United States intends to double the number of annual participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship to 1000 by the summer of 2016. The Mandela Washington...
  • White House honours Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur Dr. Ashifi Gogo as ‘Champion of Change’.

    Dr Ashifi Gogo is being honoured for his innovation in developing Sproxil – a mobile technology that helps combat counterfeit medicine and consumables. Dr. Ashifi Gogo and eleven others were felicitated at the “Champions of Change” event at the White House that highlighted immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs — the...
  • Full Text: Pres. Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address — As Delivered

    THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F Kennedy declared to this chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.” “It is my task,” he said, “to report the State of the Union —...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Legacy: Ambassador to the World?

    Hillary Clinton steps out of the political spotlight today, as she departs from the U.S. State Department after four years as secretary of state. From her contentious start as first lady, in 1992, to her historic run for the White House, to the highest ranks of the federal government,...
  • West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop, Accra. Ghana

    The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana are co-hosting the West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, Ghana from January 29 – 31 at the Holiday Inn, Accra. According to US President Barack Obama: “This world—cyberspace—is a world that we depend on every single day…...
  • Watch: President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration and Address

    President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered his second inaugural on January 21, 2013. If you missed the inaugural speech, take a look at ceremony and listen to his speech/address below: Credit: C-SPAN YouTube Related articles Full Text...
  • Full Transcript of Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY January 21, 2013   Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC As Prepared for Delivery –     Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the...
  • The Best TED Images of 2012

    Re-blogged from TED Blog:   2012 has been big for TED — it’s the year we reached a billion video views and upped the TED Prize to one million dollars. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a glimpse of the year in photos, taken at TED...
  • Ghana & 35 African Nations Signs New ITRs Act

    Reports from far and near indicates that, 89 countries including Ghana and a couple of other African countries has signed the final Acts of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) of the World Conference of International Telecommunications which took place in Dubai, UAE from December 3 – 14, 2012. The...
  • President Obama United Behind the Free Flow of Information

    Across his Administration, President Obama has taken bold steps advancing a digital environment that rewards innovation and empowers individuals the world over. These ideas, and the policies that support them, are cornerstones of America’s economy. But the benefits from this approach extend well beyond the United States; they are...