Digital Migration: After 20 years with Windows, I am moving to Ubuntu

After over 20 years of using Windows, I have decided to ditch Windows 8 and try out Ubuntu as my main OS. On 30th September 2015, Kampala was host to two international...

What is left for banks if Mobile Money is offering everything with “ease”?

70 percent of remote payments are currently going through MTN’s Mobile Money and the company is now Uganda’s leading financial services provider

Meet the Payment Gateway that Could Become Uganda’s First Mobile Pocket-Bank and Marketplace

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...
MTN’s CMO Mapula Bodibe personally verifies registered customers in Luwero Kasana after the launch of ReadyPay Solar system in partnership with Fenix International earlier this month

What SIM Registration deadline means to Ugandas operators’ revenues and rural users

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...

MTN App Challenge winners, Yoza laundry service launches in Beta

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...

What do Uganda’s Presidential Candidates Plan for ICT?

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,...

Your Excellency… You Have A Tweet!

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...

Interview: MTN’s Susan Kayemba on empowering youth with skills & opportunities

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...

How absence of real democracy could ruin your startup

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...

Why Joomla Day reminds me of my early days as a developer

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...
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The 2nd Annual MTN Uganda Innovation App Challenge is Here, registration...

MTN Uganda, in partnership with tech and incubation hub; Outbox Hub and Garage48 launched the MTN App Challenge in 2015 - an event that...