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Berlin-based Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment has selected two African startups; KaaroHealth (from Uganda), and Mowoza (from Mozambique) amongst the five that will join the second cohort of its F-LANE; a six-week acceleration program for high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment - from over 180 applications that were...
Airtel Uganda has announced a new partnership with Vivo Energy in a bid to expand the Airtel Money Agent network. The partnership will see over 80 Shell service stations give Airtel Uganda subscribers the opportunity to seamlessly withdraw or deposit money using Airtel Money, reaffirming Airtel Uganda’s purpose of not...
Gartner Symposium is where some of the world’s top CIOs, senior IT, marketing and supply chain leaders immerse themselves in the emerging trends shaping IT and business with its clients ranging from various sectors; large corporations, government agencies, technology companies and the investment community. Through an unparalleled confluence of Gartner...
US 44th former President; Barack Obama founded the 'Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme,' that seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation -  and is rolling out the programme as one of...
In August, we reported two Rwandan startups; ARED and EarthEnable that emerged finalists in the 2017 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge;  an annual competition organized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to provide a helping hand to starting green entrepreneurs - as they were sent to go head-to-head with three other startups from...
Standard Chartered Bank and MTN Uganda Limited on Thursday signed an agreement to allow MTN Mobile Money collections for Corporate and Business clients directly into their Standard Chartered Bank accounts on a real time basis. This solution dubbed Straight2Bank Wallet Collections will be delivered through the Bank’s Straight2Bank electronic...
With Google gearing up to launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th this year - which will also be the last major smartphone launch of the year since other heavyweights such as iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 & S+, Huawei P10 & P10+,...
There's no question as to why Facebook is always the lead. The social platform is the widest used social media platform in the world even in the smallest country you might know of. According to statistics by DreamGrow, Facebook has over 2.010 billion monthly active users globally, followed by...
According to the latest research done and compiled by an Independent Dublin-based Web Analytics firm; StatCounter between September 2016 and August 2017, they identified the market percentage of each device used to access the internet – showing that mobiles had the biggest percentage of 72.21% an increase of 1.42% of the previous research...
Andela, since it launched in Uganda in May, has admitted 4 cohorts of developers. They are now calling for applications for its 5th cohort, which is will have an all female boot camp. Whereas this is the first all female boot camp in Uganda, Andela has already had 4 all...