70 percent of remote payments are currently going through MTN’s Mobile Money and the company is now Uganda’s leading financial services provider
About a month ago, I became regular contributor to PC Tech Magazine – meaning that I would frequently write features for the magazine in return for a certain remuneration. Taking into account that PC Tech Magazine operates in Uganda and I currently reside in Germany, we were presented with two...
Early this month the telecom regulator Uganda Communication Commission wrote to all telecom players to register all its subscribers or face consequences, including revoking licenses, fines or disconnection. The telecoms took this notice very seriously, and this month we’ve seen creativity and innovation come into play as each tries...
A couple of months ago we saw headlines in Uganda that combined President Yoweri Museveni and WhatsApp. It appeared awkward at first and a few politicians quickly upgraded their mobile phones and downloaded WhatsApp on realising that perhaps Museveni could one day become a WhatsApp Admin with a Group like...
Yoza Tech today announced the launch of their award winning application, Yoza laundry service in Kampala. The laundry service app was the winner of MTN Uganda’s 1st ever MTN App Challenge back in June 2015. Yoza is a Luganda and Runyankore dialect which translates to ‘Wash’. From that time till now,...
In the recent past there has been a lot of talk about innovation in Uganda, with several people asking tough questions, poking holes in strategies that many have come to believe as the truth, and discussions which have ended with more questions than answers. We have been talking to...
After previously despising the presidential debate as a high school “speaking competition”, Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni attended the second presidential debate of this year’s State House race on Saturday, along with the other seven presidential candidates. The debate had been intended to focus mainly on “peace and security,...
I SPENT most of yesterday evening thinking about my O'Level History lessons. About the chapters we learnt about various African kingdoms, and a question that was common in most examinations: the factors that lead to the growth of Kingdom A, Kingdom B, e.t.c  We used to joke about how any of such questions, regardless...
During my time at the University, I picked interest in web design as hobby. I had spent my time in the 8-months-long vacation as, among other things, a computer tutor back in my hometown, Kabale. I was considered an expert because I had very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. It probably...
Google has released its annual list of the top searches that the world has made on the leading search engine in 2015. We have taken a look at specifically the searches made in Uganda, and they are a reflection of what was on our minds this year. "Illuminati" features on...