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Telco; MTN Uganda has today confirmed over 300 elite runners across the region and Uganda will participate in this year's MTN Kampala marathon. Kenyan duo; Sammy Kipngetich Kurgat and Rael Kimaiyo Kurgat are back to defend their 42km titles, while Uganda's duo Doreen Chesang and Daniel Rotich will also be defending...
Two of Africa’s largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group and MTN Group, yesterday announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), to enable interoperable payments across the continent. Mowali makes it possible to send money between mobile money accounts issued by any mobile money provider, in...
Kampala was the first city in Africa to see Uber launch its moto-taxi hailing trip option; UberBoda. The launch happened this year in March a month after its competitors TaxifyBoda launched. The two firms to date are competing with the pioneers of the moto-taxi riding hailing business; SafeBoda. Uber according...
MTN Uganda has on Thursday closed the MTN Kampala Marathon registration option through the mobile money. The option to register for the upcoming sporting event begun when the event was launched on 25th October, 2018. The decision has been taken not to extend that deadline in order to ensure that already...
Effective January 15 2019, Uganda will start issuing an e-passports/digital passports for its citizens, an Official from Internal affairs has confirmed. The newly introduced e-Passports will replace the tradition passports we have come to use for the past years. Mr. Ofwono Opondo, the Uganda Government spokesman told media that the transition to e-passports...
The MTN Kampala marathon is regarded as one of the biggest sporting events in Uganda. Organized by telco firm; MTN Uganda, the event is scheduled to happen every year in November, a month after celebrating its birthday. MTN at 20 made a few twists on this year's marathon, introducing new...
Effective 17th, November 2018, telcos in Uganda implemented the revised tax measures on mobile money transactions from 1% to 0.5% on withdrawals. The implementation comes after the assenting of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Act (2018) into law by President Museveni. This Act reduces the tax that went into effect on...
In March this year, President Museveni proposed that social media platform should be taxed. In a letter he wrote to Finance Minister Hon. Kasaija Matia insisted that the revenue collected would help the country's development. He also stated that the levy would reduce on the gossiping. After a month and...
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) has shortlisted 16 innovators across Africa for its 5th annual Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – in a move to recognize their efforts to solve problems across sub-Saharan Africa. In the shortlisted innovators includes two Ugandans; Anne Rweyora and Paul Matovu. "Through the Africa Prize, we’ve...
Akorion has secured a grant of USD$75,000 (approx. UGX279,517,500) after their new solution; EzyArmyWorm (EAW), an enhancement of the pest and disease diagnostic in the EzyAgric app came as runners-up for USAID’s Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. Kenya's Farm.Ink for their solution; Fall Armyworm Virtual Advisor emerged the overall winners securing a grant...