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Up-close and personal with the people that are making things happen in the Tech world. We've talked to Executives from all sizes of companies; from SMEs all the way to large corporations like MTN and Microsoft.

We are starting this week off with an interview with the Microsoft Country Manager for East and Southern Africa, Mr Eric Odipo who talked to us about Office 365 and some of the strategies to make it succeed in Sub Saharan Africa. I usually start off my interview with a...
Ren Zhengfei, the founder of China's Huawei - the world's second-largest telecom equipment maker - has spoken to the media for the first time. The interview comes as Huawei has been under scrutiny in countries such as the US over alleged contacts with the Chinese military and the government. Mr Ren...
Battery life is one of the most important things to consider when buying a new smartphone. Samuel Cris Ayo, Devices Service Manager, Huawei Uganda insists that how you use your smartphone greatly determines its battery life. Big, bright screens, 3G/4G,GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth modes enabled makes your battery run...
If You were a Music Legend who would you be and why? I would love to be Asa - Bukola Elemide (Disclaimer: I do not know anything about her personal life.).  She’s musically sophisticated, a creator, an African and creates beautiful music with an African touch. So in another life,...
Let us behind the curtain, tell us about yourself. The real you, not the Instagram filtered you! Okay, no filters; I am Stella Nassali Mudoola, a Project Manager by profession. I am a Co-founder Zimba Group Ltd and Owner of a branding company called X-ERA Limited… A Facebook and WhatsApp...
MTN Uganda's CEO spoke to PC Tech Magazine about his job and plans the company has for the short-term future. This interview was first published in Issue 24 (Print).  Q: What is your take on the increasing volume of unsolicited text messages and Robocalls? What measures is MTN Uganda putting...
This week MTN's Christopher Ssali spoke to PC Tech's Nicholas Kamanzi about MTN Mobile Money. Here are the excerpts. Q: Last Week I wrote about how There is Not a lot of Innovation around Mobile Money and how we are not seeing Mobile Money in the startup Area, And where we...
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...

Maurice KiryaInfluenced by the beauty and unique spirit of his home, Uganda, Maurice Kirya’s music is an uncommon blend of soul, Afro, and R&B which he prefers to call ‘Mwooyo’ which means ‘soul.’ At an early age, Maurice’s mother would gather all of her children around the fire and teach them how to sing. Maurice started singing professionally at age 15, recording with popular Ugandan gospel, rap, and jazz artists Maurice has performed throughout Africa, and was the 2007 best R&B artist winner of the Pearl of African Music Awards in Uganda. Interview by Evelyn Namara

Uganda’s technology environment has improved with the establishment of innovation spaces like Appfrica Labs and Hive Colab, both situated in the capital Kampala, coupled with startup events and corporate sponsored training sessions for tech entrepreneurs. Albert Mucunguzi, founder of Uganda’s PC Tech Magazine, talks to How we made it...