Following up on the recent presidential directive on the provision of internet services to Government agencies, there have been a couple of ongoing meetings, led by the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, to harmonize and provide guidance on how the directive will be implemented. The discussions have involved officials...
The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has been cleared to proceed with the roll-out of the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) – Missing Links Project by the Parliament of Uganda, PPDA and World Bank, this morning. The project that aims to connect all major towns across the country including Government...
How Africa performed in the year it was 2017, winning accolades, cash prizes and grants, and being recognized globally. We are glad to say, thanks to all the innovators, tech and startup entrepreneurs that represented. He we go: 16: Ugandan Fintech Startup Won USD$100,000 Investment in Rwanda Ugandan Fintech startup, Smart Credit...
As we come to the closure of this year, we give a brief of what we covered in the telecom news. 20: Vodafone Uganda Expanded its 4G Network to Areas of Mukono and Seeta ON May 9th, 2017, Vodafone Uganda officially launched their new site mask a few meters from Uganda...
How we covered events that happened in the year 2017. 20: MTN Uganda Unveiled its Unlimited Internet Packages MTN Uganda on June 5th, 2017 announced a long-awaited product to its Internet offering; allowing customers to purchase monthly Unlimited Internet packages. The move was significant as it offered customers a chance to...
20: The 2017 Young Achievers Award Winners Received 5 Million UGX each to Scale Up Their Ideas & Innovations The Young Achievers Awards winners who were announced on Saturday August 12th, 2017 during an auspicious gala at the Kampala Serena Hotel coinciding with the International Youth Day, each received 5...
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover but we selected a few. 20: A New Study Claimed Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight The research claims that sharing your weight loss...
Commendable progress has been made in the advancement to sustainably grow the Ugandan economy. This observation was made during the fifth phase of Presidential Investors’ Round Table (PIRT) at State House. His Excellency the President, President Yoweri Museveni, launched the fifth phase of Presidential Investors’ Round Table (PIRT) at State...
Government through the Ministry of Finance has unveiled a new technology innovation and incubation hub at Makerere University in Kampala. The Shs 80 million incubation hub is expected to play an instrumental role in empowering youth to create new ideas that will boost enterprise development and the country’s economy at...
Andela has secured up to $40M in Series C funding investment led by pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital with participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital. Existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital also participated. The round, which marks one of the...