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How Africa performed in the year it was 2017, winning accolades, cash prizes and grants, and being recognized globally. We are glad to say, thanks to all the innovators, tech and startup entrepreneurs that represented. He we go: 16: Ugandan Fintech Startup Won USD$100,000 Investment in Rwanda Ugandan Fintech startup, Smart Credit...
As we come to the closure of this year, we give a brief of what we covered in the telecom news. 20: Vodafone Uganda Expanded its 4G Network to Areas of Mukono and Seeta ON May 9th, 2017, Vodafone Uganda officially launched their new site mask a few meters from Uganda...
How we covered events that happened in the year 2017. 20: MTN Uganda Unveiled its Unlimited Internet Packages MTN Uganda on June 5th, 2017 announced a long-awaited product to its Internet offering; allowing customers to purchase monthly Unlimited Internet packages. The move was significant as it offered customers a chance to...
20: The 2017 Young Achievers Award Winners Received 5 Million UGX each to Scale Up Their Ideas & Innovations The Young Achievers Awards winners who were announced on Saturday August 12th, 2017 during an auspicious gala at the Kampala Serena Hotel coinciding with the International Youth Day, each received 5...
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover but we selected a few. 20: A New Study Claimed Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight The research claims that sharing your weight loss...
Commendable progress has been made in the advancement to sustainably grow the Ugandan economy. This observation was made during the fifth phase of Presidential Investors’ Round Table (PIRT) at State House. His Excellency the President, President Yoweri Museveni, launched the fifth phase of Presidential Investors’ Round Table (PIRT) at State...
Andela has secured up to $40M in Series C funding investment led by pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital with participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital. Existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital also participated. The round, which marks one of the...
Nationals in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are set to enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken yesterday by Ministers in charge of infrastructure. In their 10th meeting that took place in Lusaka, Zambia, 3 – 4 October 2017, the Ministers and government representatives...
Communications Regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered broadcasters to stop live coverage on both radio and television saying it “incites the public and stirs up hatred.” The order issued on Tuesday, September 26th by the UCC Executive Director Eng. Godfrey Mutabaazi comes at the backdrop of two failed...
Almost 40% of businesses are using artificially intelligent programmes to manage some aspect of their business, with South African companies like Sage and Clevva innovating the market. A.I. programmes allow a business to examine massive amounts of data very quickly, finding patterns or displaying behaviors based on the information...