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Since a large portion of Africa’s population lives in remote and rural areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away. Notably, with just approximately 14% of the Ugandan population able to access grid electricity, new off-grid energy solutions have the potential to provide a lot more...
Solomon King Benge, often referred to as The King of Robotics, emerged the overall winner of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards. The round of applause that the guests gave him confirmed that he indeed deserved this win. Solomon King and the other 7 winners were awarded at a colorful event...
Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons - work, school, socializing, downloading, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, to mention a few reasons. New streaming video services are making strides in the African market but with slow internet speeds, streaming...
I’ve known Clinic Master’s Wilson Kutegeka since 2010 when I heard him being referred to as MVP. Before that I always associated MVP with Basketball, and sports generally, but this guy didn’t look like a big time baller! I discovered he was Microsoft MVP – Most Valuable Professional! Fast forward to...
Valentine’s month is upon us and Jumia Uganda is spreading love in the form of free delivery for customers in Kampala, plus irresistible deals and prizes for customers across the country. The eCommerce firm on 5th this month launched their valentine's campaign dubbed "Jumia Loves You" scheduled to run till 11th February...
The number of mobile phone subscribers in Uganda has dropped by a margin of close to 60,000, the new Post, Broadcasting and Telecommunications Market and Industry report indicates. The report was released by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) at a Press conference held at UCC House, Bugolobi on Friday November...
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...
Jumia Uganda, has announced the return of its annual Black Friday dubbed the Jumia Black Friday Festival which has been scheduled to run for 2 weeks (14 days) instead of just 1 day. As usual the eCommerce firm will give out exclusive discounts of up to 70% across all product categories ranging...
All phone brands available in Uganda are listed on Jumia, which gives the online shop exclusive insights in to how each phone brand is performing in the country. For Jumia Uganda specifically, Samsung is still the top selling smartphone brand - but Tecno edges close at number 2 and...
Not only in Uganda, but globally, governments, institutions, innovators, and developers are designing technology and other related solutions that can help fight the increasing numbers of traffic congestion in cities. Earlier this year, the Ugandan Police announced it was seeking 7 billion UGX (roughly USD$ 2 million) in the 2017/2018 financial year...