Following public outcry over new Excise Duties that were passed by the Uganda Parliament last month, a statement released and signed by H.E the President of Uganda; Yoweri K. Museveni, clarifies that the mobile money tax is 0.5% and not 1%. "The 1% was a miscommunication. The actual figure was 0.5%,...
Stanbic Bank Uganda in March launched their cashless campaign dubbed; Blue Weekends that allows its customers pay, as well as receive discounts through their Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. The campaign runs throughout this year  and is only activated from every last weekend in a month from Friday to Sunday at only...
Telecom firm; MTN Uganda has on Tuesday partnered with multinational media company; StarTimes to offer special promotional MTN TV bundles for viewers to watch StarTimes entertainment, sports and news on their smartphones via the StarTimes App. The partnership follows the company's recent collaboration with Kwese's Iflix that is offering MTN users...
Jumia Food a subsidiary company to Jumia has on Friday appointed Timothy Mugume as the new Country Manager for Uganda - who has been Jumia Travel Country Manager for Uganda. Timothy replaces Neville Igasira Igunduura who is now the Chief Marketing Officer for Jumia Uganda "We're excited to see Timothy bring his...
PayPal Holdings has agreed to acquire fraud prevention technology company Simility for USD$120 million in cash, it said on Thursday. Palo Alto, California-based Simility sells machine-learning-based technology to help online merchants spot fraudsters and improve risk management. PayPal plans to make Simility's services available to its merchants following the close of the...
After the launch of Iflix in Uganda earlier this week, Africell Uganda has on Thursday partnered with the official FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 broadcaster; Star Times Television, to enable Ugandans enjoy quality programming on the convenience of their smartphones, streaming via the Star Times mobile application beginning this...
Jumia Food, and KFC have on Wednesday extended their partnership that will now enable customers in Entebbe to also be able to order online for the KFC meals and have them delivered to them. Jumia Food Uganda Country Manager Timothy Mugume said the expansion of their partnership with KFC to...
If you are still not up to speed or other cryptocurrencies then in a nutshell bitcoin is a digital currency developed in 2008 by someone who used the pseudonym 'Satoshi Nakamoto' and bitcoin can be purchased using your own money or credit cards. The cryptocurrency is often used as an...
A new Ugandan startup, TooGood is set to launch, giving its users up to 85% discounts from top merchants and businesses in Kampala. TooGood.ug is an online deal site offering the best discounts on top services from the best providers in and around Kampala city. Discount deals are available to...
MTN is one of the most admired home-grown brands in Africa, according to research done by Brand Africa in association with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In the 6th annual “Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands” research report, tele-communications brand MTN was been announced as the first African brand spontaneously recalled...