In February 2013, Microsoft launched an initiative called 4Afrika in a bid to increase internet accessibility through affordable smart devices, facilitate modern education techniques and promote new Africentric technologies. Microsoft set out to help accelerate Africa’s economic development by empowering Africa’s youth, entrepreneurs, and developers to turn great ideas into...
Jaguza, a Luganda word that means celebrate, is an e-Commerce Web and Mobile application designed to connect service providers and vendors to clients planning to celebrate. Jaguza Limited as a company tries to address "access to information by enabling the user to explore alternative service providers and plan that cherished...
Centenary Bank yesterday released a statement to shed some light on the ongoing ATM access PIN change that had seen some customers fail to use their card with their correct PINs. Speaking to journalists at Mapeera House, Fabian Kasi, Managing Director said "We received complaints from 25 customers regarding inconsistencies on...
Stanbic Bank Uganda late last month on Good Friday, launched a new cashless campaign dubbed; Blue Weekends that allows its customers pay, as well as receive discounts through their Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. The official launch event that was held at Monot hangout bar in Bugolobi, Kampala was graced by...
Microsoft support for Windows XP will end today, April 8, 2014. After 12 years, an estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers are still using this operating system. Microsoft says it is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as...
The Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprises (ESLSE) has installed new software that will enable it to automatically notify customers of the arrival of goods at the dry port, via text message. The software, called CTTS, will automatically send a text message to customers after registering the arrival of...
When readers of The Times of India complained about too many advertisements in the newspaper on 12 and 13 October, Times Group managing director Vineet Jain tweeted --"without ads, price u pay of the newspaper would be at least Rs 25 per day. Lakhs of people won't be able...
2016 perhaps saw the biggest jump in Mobile Money use cases ever since the service started gaining popularity in the region. Mobile Money became a backbone for other innovative financial products like insurance cover, interest-bearing savings accounts for non-banked customers, instant personal and small-business micro-loans. MTN Uganda pioneered the mobile micro loans...
MoneyGram and GT Bank, on Thursday announced the launch of MoneyGram’s receive services across the GT Bank network. This service will be available through MoneyGram’s cash to account service. MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes and GT Bank general manager, operations division, Tayo Asupoto made the announcement during a signing launch ceremony at...
Stanbic Bank Uganda won an unprecedented five accolades including the overall Gold award at the 2017 Financial Reporting awards that are organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) in collaboration with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), and Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). The awards seek to enhance...