Interviews

Up-close and personal with the people that are making things happen in the Tech world. We've talked to Executives from all sizes of companies; from SMEs all the way to large corporations like MTN and Microsoft.

Google recently launched an initiative called Startup Launch which is aimed at helping startups succeed globally. I talked to Elijah Kitaka the Program Manager who runs entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa at Google. Elijah talked to me about Startup Launch, his work at Google and his favorite book among...

Maurice KiryaInfluenced by the beauty and unique spirit of his home, Uganda, Maurice Kirya’s music is an uncommon blend of soul, Afro, and R&B which he prefers to call ‘Mwooyo’ which means ‘soul.’ At an early age, Maurice’s mother would gather all of her children around the fire and teach them how to sing. Maurice started singing professionally at age 15, recording with popular Ugandan gospel, rap, and jazz artists Maurice has performed throughout Africa, and was the 2007 best R&B artist winner of the Pearl of African Music Awards in Uganda. Interview by Evelyn Namara

MTN Uganda's CEO spoke to PC Tech Magazine about his job and plans the company has for the short-term future. This interview was first published in Issue 24 (Print).  Q: What is your take on the increasing volume of unsolicited text messages and Robocalls? What measures is MTN Uganda putting...
Last Month, Africa 118 launched  InfoMoby a business Directory for local business in Uganda. I had a chat with the CEO Mr. Ezana Raswork about why and how he started Africa 118 and a strategy every startup company should have at it’s heart even before launch. What are you doing right...
Lyndsay Handler, the Managing Director at Fenix International was recognized at the inaugural MTN Innovation Awards as the “Outstanding Woman in Innovation”.  Lyndsay has won other awards and been recognized for her work around East Africa. She’s very passionate about her work, I found out when I scheduled a meeting...
Edward Snowden, A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA was revealed by the Guardian as the whistle blower of the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs This has put him at risk of being prosecuted by the US Government. Below is an interview he had...
This Week we are focusing on Tom Clement Oketch, a Software Quality Assurance Consultant at ThoughtWorks who I was fortunate enough to interview about his life, work and experience. Q:  Tell me about your morning routine? Usually, after snoozing about three of my four alarms at least twice each, I crawl out of...
“The government of Uganda doesn’t appreciate and recognize our innovations yet outside countries do. That is one of the biggest problems young innovators here are faced with,” Arnold Mugisha complained when we met at Innovation Village in Ntinda, Kampala. Mugisha, 18, a form five student at Uganda Martyrs Secondary School...
Government of Rwanda through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University is paying 50% tuition for all East African students that are admitted at the University. Guild President calls upon Uganda - and other East African countries - to support the initiatives by paying the other 50% so as...
AfriGal Tech from Uganda recently took part in the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals in Seattle, Washington, USA held in August 2014 together with other young techies from across the world in a bid to help resolve some of the world's toughest challenges using technology. Tell us your name, title...