Four Ugandan film makers; Aaron Tamale, Casey Lugada, Hilda Awori, and Cissy Nalumansi were part of the 20 finalists from East Africa that will be part of the MultiChoice's Pan-African social investment initiative dubbed the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) that is aimed at igniting and growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant,...
On Monday this week, the jury at Seedstar selected 10 Ugandan startups from different industries including; eCommerce, AgriTech, FinTech, Business, to mention a few to participate at the Seedstar Kampala pitch. At the pitch event held at Outbox Hub on Friday, 10 finalists pitched their business startups to judges; CK...
The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), has on Friday commissioned the start of the implementation of the National Electronic Payment Gateway. The Accountant General, in partnership with NITA Uganda, is set to implement a Payment Gateway that will enable online payments for all Government services; and as...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, in May this year announced its global tour search up dates for its 5th Annual Seedstars summit - with the African tour that begun from Maputo (Mozambique) on 15th June and is scheduled to end on...
The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) through the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance (MoICT) and the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) on Thursday organized a Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) for ICT innovators at the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance Information Access Centre (IAC). The workshop aimed...
Ending July, Internet firm; Google launched the Chrome v.68 for desktops stating that the new update for the browser will start labeling all HTTP (unencrypted) sites as NOT SECURE effective after roll out. If your Chrome web browser is updated to version v.68, the effect will show - you will able...
Reach A Hand, Uganda on Wednesday 1st August, officially unveiled nominees for the 2018 Young Achievers Awards (YAA) at the press and dinner gathering event that was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Out of the 400+ applications that were submitted in, 45 emerged as nominees, taking/selecting 5 nominees...
Uganda’s online service index has improved from 50% in 2016 to 57% in 2018 which puts the country in High Online Service Index bracket. This is according to the United Nations E-Government survey 2018. The Online Services Index is a component of the E-Government Development Index(EGDI) which is a composite...
China and the Ugandan government on Friday last week launched a USD$12 million (roughly UGX44.6 billion) satellite television (TV) project in the central Ugandan district of Wakiso to benefit over 500 villages. The launch was attended by the First Lady & Minister of Education and Sports; Hon. Janet Museveni,...
Earlier this week, on Monday it was allegedly reported that airtime vendors had increased the price for airtime scratch cards to 10% - blaming the newly introduced taxes. However, we received no comment from any telcos or from UCC. If recalled, this isn't the first time vendors hike airtime prices....