Three million poor people in Africa and South Asia, the majority of them women, will gain access to low-cost mobile phone numbers as part of technology firm Movirtu's partnership with the United Nations-backed initiative that enlists the private sector in efforts to fight poverty.
Instead of sharing a phone number with family members or neighbours, those provided with a Movirtu cloud phone number will be able to use any mobile phone to log in with their own unique number to make and receive individual calls and access critical information and services such as banking or agriculture support.
INTERNET spies have hacked into the email of ICC witnesses. Two witnesses under protection abroad confirmed yesterday that some of their emails had leaked and their confidential information was being circulated by some individuals.
The hackers have now been able to identify the witnesses putting their security at risk.
After demonstrating that Ugandans (Africans) have done nothing in the field of discovery, Kalumba castigates us by saying we are so incapable of doing anything that even simple, modern scientific advances like OPERATING THE ATM MACHINE IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY TO A GREAT CHUNK OF UGANDANS.
"...but its really ashaming as a continent that we welcome 2011 with totally nothing to show to the world," he continues.
But, let me ask Robert Kalumba, "Don't you know that Uganda's population of over 31 million, more than half are totally illiterate.
Long before computers gave up optimum productivity in exchange for social networking, media streaming, gaming and many other unproductive practices, they have been utilized for usefulness, designed as a machine made to simplify tasks and produce beautiful output.
Top of the world most used software is Microsoft Word. The programme is overloaded with seemingly countless features hidden under a bevy of menus and tabs.