IF there is one drawback to the festive season, and the celebrations in general, it is the existence of WhatsApp as it operates today; not as a platform of social interaction, but as a tool of over-occupying time that could be put to much better use, and as a...
A new report by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) has exposed loopholes in Uganda’s cyber security capacity; indicating that it’s at an embryonic state and that no concrete action has been taken to help the situation. The report was compiled after a three day consultation with different government...
A team of Ugandan young innovators, Sparkplug, has developed a platform for city dwellers to engage and set agenda for dialogue to change their cities as well as connect with their community to take concrete, collective action. Named Urb, the mobile based platform allows the user to report and share...
Dena, a Germany Energy Agency is set to award startups and innovators fighting Climate Change in the Startup Energy Transition Awards 2017. Happening for the first time, the global startup awards are aimed at attracting innovative startups and supporting them in making their visions become a key success factor for...
Kilimall launched into the Ugandan market in May 2016 serving a retail customer base that continues to grow exponentially to offer products that span the widest variety in the country. PC Tech caught up with its country Managing Director, Wang Chengyang to discuss their 7 month journey in Uganda and what plans...
2016 perhaps saw the biggest jump in Mobile Money use cases ever since the service started gaining popularity in the region. Mobile Money became a backbone for other innovative financial products like insurance cover, interest-bearing savings accounts for non-banked customers, instant personal and small-business micro-loans. MTN Uganda pioneered the mobile micro loans...
SELECT ALL. MOVE TO NEW FOLDER. That was my cheat move on January 1, 2017 after I failed to implement my regular annual actions within my email boxes. See, unlike most people I know I have spent a number of years channeling the bulk of my work to my email...
THIS excitement we feel whenever a year is ending and another is starting is fuelled by talk of resolutions and promises of change - all of which sadly burns out within weeks, in most cases. But that quick burnout is getting harder and harder these days because of the way...
As the party season kicks off, we are faced with the perennial challenge: how are we going to get home once the celebrations are over? Although it is much easier to be responsible, many people still drive under the influence. Uber has covered the basics of getting around over the festive...
We all have a WhatsApp status that says something about us or what we are going through (except for our parents and cool grandparents - they still have the default "Hey there! I am using WhatsApp."). With users coming from every corner of the world - even the most remote...