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The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) has launched an Artificial Intelligent (AI) health chatbot, a first in Uganda and on the African continent. The new chatbot is personalized as a female personal health advisor named “Mirembe” that offers free triage and care advice to health symptoms in Facebook Messenger. Mirembe...
This morning, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) launched the Government of Uganda helpdesk, Service Desk. Government IT officials were hosted to a breakfast at Royal Suites, Bugolobi, where a customer service engagement was undertaken and feedback sought on their service experience with NITA-U. The Service Desk has been established...
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to farmer digital network, announced that it has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda, with plans underway to expand its operations to Tanzania and across Africa beginning next year. “Hitting one million farmers is the first step in our global expansion and we’re expecting...
At the on-going Youth Connekt Summit, scheduled to end today, has seen 4 entrepreneurs receive a cash prize of USD$5,000 (roughly UGX19 million) at the first time ever YouthConnekt Africa Awards - that will help them boost and grow their business ideas. The entrepreneurs from Nigeria (2), Rwanda (1), and Kenya...
Liquid Telecom in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting an Azure Accelerator Conference tomorrow in Kampala to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services across Africa. The Azure Accelerator Conference is a customer focused event that provides its customers with a cloud learning platform and the opportunity to engage...
The GSMA has launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities. The Fund is backed by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the GSMA. The Fund will provide grants up...
FINCA International, in partnership with USAID's Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative, announced the launch of FINCA Forward, an innovation platform facilitating collaboration between early-stage financial technology (fintech) enterprises and microfinance institutions supporting the world's poor. Through FINCA Forward, FINCA International embraces the vital role of small and growing...
The 2018 edition of the GSMA’s annual ‘Mobile Industry Impact’ report, published at the UN General Assembly last week, found that the mobile industry has continued to increase its contribution against all 17 Sustainable Development Goals since mobile became the first sector in the world to commit to the...
Uganda has been ranked as the most secure cyberspace in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1 spot is exciting news for the nation. The National Cyber Security Index is a global index which...
French Telecoms company, Orange  and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal, and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional capacity...