A delegation from the Republic of Estonia this morning visited the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) to discuss the transformation to electronic public services and further possibilities in cooperation towards digitizing Uganda. The delegation which was led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Väino Reinart, included...
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at its 2018 Spring Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 6-7 May, committed to concrete actions that will advance the roll-out of broadband around the world – and with it, much-needed digital connectivity, which is necessary for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
The Internet Society and the African Union Commission have unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa. The Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa launched today...
At a Cabinet media briefing on 2nd May, Ugandan Cabinet approved new procedures to find a capable investor to help revive State-owned Uganda Telecom (UTL). Hon. Frank Tumwebaze the Minister of ICT and National Guidance said that when UTL gets an investor to upgrade its network, its service license will be extended...
MTN Uganda has on Friday partnered with moto-taxi ride hailing firm; SafeBoda on the MTN Pulse platform that will see MTN Pulsers access and book rides with the safeboda app even without mobile data loaded to their phones. However, the offer isn't limited to only MTN Pulsers but all MTN...
After the murder of a Kampala-based cashier Suzan Magara, whose kidnappers reached the family to demand a ransom using SIM cards that were unregistered and couldn’t be traced, Government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) issued a directive to all telecom firms to temporary halt SIM...
The Government of Uganda in collaboration with its development partners, the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the International Trade Centre (ITC) this morning launched the Netherlands Trust Fund IV (NTFIV) at Hotel Africana. The 1.7...
According to reports in The Independent, Online taxi-hailing service Little Ride could be launching its services in Uganda in May, which will be its first expansion outside Kenya. The ride-hailing app was developed by the Kenyan tech firm Craft Silicon, which operates across the continent and has subsidiaries in India...
Andela has today announced that the Andela Learning Community is extending to Uganda. As a program implemented in partnership with Google and Udacity, the ALC provides aspiring technologists with the tools to become globally competitive software developers. The call for Ugandan learners to apply to the Android or Web...
The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) this morning signed partnerships with SOLVE Incubation and Kafeero Foundation to facilitate collaboration in the development of Government services aimed at transforming social and economic development in Uganda. SOLVE is a software incubation hub that pools a diverse group of individuals to build solutions...