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The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent. "This Innovation Challenge recognizes the critical need for innovations to address the...
Ride-hailing firm; Taxify Uganda has released an official statement following customer complaints of the company's riders presenting billed screenshots at the end of the trip. Customers reported that riders would share with them a billed screenshot from their previous trips. However, this would only be done on naive customers. The...
Stanbic Bank Uganda CEO; Patrick Mweheire on behalf of the banking firm, today has handover UGX250 million (roughly USD$66,700) to MTN Uganda as a contribution to this year's MTN Kampala Marathon. The handover was done at the bank's head office at Crested Towers, Kampala. MTN Uganda's Chief Executive Wim Vanhelleputte...
This morning, the ISACA Kampala Chapter and the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), held the inaugural SheLeads mentorship program focusing on promoting women leaders in technology and leadership. Global surveys on breaking gender barriers for the leadership tech workforce show that the top barriers for women include lack of mentors...
A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behavior. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that people worry that hackers, their own...
Two university students; Dalton Bakisuula and Martin Mugisha from Kyambogo University and Makerere University respectively, are the proud inaugural participants of an initiative spearheaded by Uganda Development Bank (UDB), in collaboration with the European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD). Both students who are undertaking undergraduate courses in Applied Electro-Chemistry are the...
Three Ugandan startups; Akaboxi LTD, Mayicard, and Vouch Digital were among the 14 startups selected for the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa business development programme. Out of the 14, 8 came from Africa; South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania. The program wants to leverage Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystems to support the...
If we look back at the plethora of wireless technologies – the now forgotten infrared, Bluetooth, ubiquitous Wi-Fi, GSM, WiMAX, 3G, and LTE – it’s fair to say that Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is one of the most successful technologies ever. One reason why 5G hasn’t been deployed yet is that...
Seedstar World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup, earlier this year announced its tour dates for the 5th Annual Seedstars summit global search. In Africa notably, 18 cities are being toured, and so far 15 cities have been toured with Abidjan, Douala, and Johannesburg...
Member States at the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday completed the election process for the ITU Council and Radio Regulations Board (RRB). This saw Uganda being re-elected for the Council membership, and UCC, Head of Regional Operations;  Bugaba Simon...