Outbox innovation hub on Thursday partnered with Moringa school, Kenya to deliver bootcamps focused on equipping youth with industry relevant software engineering skills. A coding boot camp is a short and intensive technical training program that teaches programming skills that employers look for, in an immersive environment. "With this partnership,...
Stanbic Bank Uganda has on Monday launched its 2nd annual National School Championship; a competition that aims to encourage and challenge students from various secondary schools countrywide in critical thinking and provide exposure to vast knowledge beyond their classrooms at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The annual challenge was official...
eCommerce firm; Jumia Uganda has on Thursday unveiled its 2nd annual jumia mobile report, as well as highlighting some of the major trends from last year's. This was done a head of its upcoming mobile week, where phones have been discounted up to 40%. Mobile vs desktops The report indicated that...
The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM) in Uganda has recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an eGovernment based mineral licensing system. “Most of our internal processes are still paper-based and can be quite cumbersome. This sometimes leads to delays or incorrect...
Huawei on Wednesday partnered with the Ministry of Education and Sports to launch the 2018 edition of the Seeds for the Future Program. The program that selects top college students in ICT-related courses for a study trip in China was launched at Huawei’s Representative Office at Kisementi in Kampala and...
Tech entrepreneur; Evelyn Namara has been listed among 18 trailblazing female entrepreneurs for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - that are an international business plan competition created to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. With over 2900 applications from 130 Countries that were submitted in from 6 regions; Europe,...
U.S-based ride hailing network; Taxify launched in Uganda last year, and has since been in the market for now five months battling it out with one of its strongest competitor Uber who arrived on the streets of Kampala in June 2016 as 462nd city in Uber’s global network - pioneering...
According to reports by The Sunday Daily Monitor, President Museveni, has ordered the Inspector General of the Uganda Police Force Gen. Kale Kayihura to sack the Director for Information and Communication Technology in the police force; Mr Amos Ngabirano after 13 years of service. The sack of the ICT boss according to reports,...
At the on-going Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda, Kigali, Abdihakim Ainte; Principle Founder of iRise, an innovation and technology Hub in Mogadishu, Somalia has told the audience in attendance that Africa innovation hubs are so much over rated. This is during a breakout session of the second day (Thursday 15th...
A Member of Parliament has accused Budadiri West Constituency MP Hon. Nandala Mafabi for taking USD$30,000 from a Chinese Company to use Parliament to block the ongoing procurement process of the last phase of the national backbone infrastructure project. The legislator who prefers anonymity for now, says Mr Mafabi was...