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MTN Group Chief Executive Robert Shuter has confirmed its Uganda unit (MTN Uganda) is looking to boost local shareholding to 20% from 4% this year. The move to expand local ownership appears a bow to pressure from Ugandan President Museveni who has said he...
Three Ugandans, Denis Lee Oguzu, Dr Misaki Wayengera, and Wasswa William are selected among the 30 finalists in WHO's Africa Innovation Challenge. They're to attend Africa Health Forum in Cape Verde—where they get the chance to showcase/pitch their innovations to potential investors, attendees in the health niche.
Jaguzza App CEO, Ronald Katamba has been invited to attend the World Agric-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco from March 19th-20th. The summit is an international conference for agribusinesses — with a goal to accelerate the commercialization of advanced agricultural technologies. Advancing agricultural technologies,...
Ampion and Plutos Ventures today launched Ampion Ventures to build a scalable digital business models in selected African countries by providing seed capital and strategic expertise support. Plutos Ventures will provide Ampion Ventures with its first seed financing. Ampion Ventures is led by...
The Electoral Commission and the Online Media Publishers Association (OMPA) this morning agreed to work together towards sensitizing the public and voters as the country prepares for the 2021 General Elections. This move is in line with the Electoral Commission's strategy to mobilize stakeholder...
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) under the Jack Ma Foundation announced three regional partners; NINE (Nigeria), RiseUp (Egypt), and 22 On Sloane (South Africa) to work with Kenyan-based accelerator Nailab which is also the initiative’s continental and East African partner. In a statement,...
Telecommunication firm, Africell has re-launched its swift internet bundles inclusive of the On-to-Top service levy. The swift bundles which are commonly know as social bundles were temporary halted at the time levy of social media was imposed. The levy was passed by the Parliament of Uganda approved...
American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala has joined the board of directors over at Jumia, an African e-commerce startup — charged with promoting business development and technology in Africa. Iguodala brings his network in the technology industry, interest in...
One Finance (OneFi) Limited has announced its securing of USD$5 million debt facility for its consumer facing platform, Paylater. The facility comes from Lendable, a technology-enabled funding provider to African consumer and SME lenders. The debt facility will be used to deploy more loans to Paylater customers,...
Andela Uganda will hold a two day public hackathon dubbed IDI-Andela Health Hackathon at the Health Innovation Conference (HIC). The HIC takes place from March 19-20th, 2019 at the Serena hotel. Prominent speakers from NIAID, Clarke Group, CryptoSavannah, Case Hospital, Centre for Diseases Control...