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In the recent past there has been a lot of talk about innovation in Uganda, with several people asking tough questions, poking holes in strategies that many have come to believe as the truth, and discussions which have ended with more questions than answers. We have been talking to...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has selected startups across Africa to participate in its 5th Annual Seedstars summit in Switzerland next year. The search for promising startups begun from Maputo (Mozambique) on 15th June and 10th December in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)....
Solomon King Benge, often referred to as The King of Robotics, emerged the overall winner of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards. The round of applause that the guests gave him confirmed that he indeed deserved this win. Solomon King and the other 7 winners were awarded at a colorful event...
Valentine’s month is upon us and Jumia Uganda is spreading love in the form of free delivery for customers in Kampala, plus irresistible deals and prizes for customers across the country. The eCommerce firm on 5th this month launched their valentine's campaign dubbed "Jumia Loves You" scheduled to run till 11th February...
Nala a Fintech startup from Tanzania on Monday won the seedstar pitch competition Dar es Salaam, making it the 17th and last startup to join the 16 startups from other African countries. Winning the pitch competition, Nala will take part in the on-going regional summit and global seedstar competition scheduled...
Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons - work, school, socializing, downloading, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, to mention a few reasons. New streaming video services are making strides in the African market but with slow internet speeds, streaming...
I’ve known Clinic Master’s Wilson Kutegeka since 2010 when I heard him being referred to as MVP. Before that I always associated MVP with Basketball, and sports generally, but this guy didn’t look like a big time baller! I discovered he was Microsoft MVP – Most Valuable Professional! Fast forward to...
The number of mobile phone subscribers in Uganda has dropped by a margin of close to 60,000, the new Post, Broadcasting and Telecommunications Market and Industry report indicates. The report was released by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) at a Press conference held at UCC House, Bugolobi on Friday November...
Jumia Uganda, has announced the return of its annual Black Friday dubbed the Jumia Black Friday Festival which has been scheduled to run for 2 weeks (14 days) instead of just 1 day. As usual the eCommerce firm will give out exclusive discounts of up to 70% across all product categories ranging...
Lyndsay Handler, the Managing Director at Fenix International was recognized at the inaugural MTN Innovation Awards as the “Outstanding Woman in Innovation”.  Lyndsay has won other awards and been recognized for her work around East Africa. She’s very passionate about her work, I found out when I scheduled a meeting...