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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ugandan Young innovator and founder of innovex, Alvin Leonard Kabwama has landed a training deal with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research centre in Silicon Valley, USA. Kabwama, a graduate Electrical engineering from Makerere University will be joining researchers at Singularity University for a period of 8 weeks. The...
What do technologist turned philanthropist Bill Gates and South Korean rap sensation Psy have in common? Both have achieved major accomplishments in the tech world: Psy's is the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views and Gates was one of the leaders of the personal computer revolution. They're also both taking...
Described as the “the simplest way to book a musician, band or DJ for your event”, Fezah is natively an Android app but also available as a desktop web version. You can use it to browse through a portfolio of entertainers and request them to perform at your occasion. The...
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...