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Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016 - Louise Marsland

Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN

MTN has launched the Innovations Awards platform to recognise outstanding applications fostering progress using technology and enabling communities and businesses in Uganda. Submission of entries closes on 22 October 2015...

How social media has evolved in Uganda

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and WhatsApp are some of the popular social media sites that are being used in Uganda...

By Rachel Kanyoro

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative...

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

[BizTrends 2016] Social activism and trench marketing FTW

While TBWA is focused on disruption to grow our client business in Africa, the following trends are bound to be top of mind in the year ahead...

By TBWA Africa

Ugandan parliament bans Journalists without degrees

Ugandan journalists who have no university degrees would be banned from covering parliamentary proceedings as from May 2016, a report said on Thursday...

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW

Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

Google launches cheaper internet

Google has launched what it calls Wi-Fi hotzone networks in Kampala, which will allow the public to connect to reliable and affordable fast internet services...

By Ali Twaha

Yahsat launches satellite connectivity in Uganda with iWayAfrica

Satellite broadband provider, Yahsat, has launched a new service partnership with internet service provider iWayAfrica Uganda, to bring satellite broadband connectivity to Uganda via its YahClick service...

Social Media Summit due in Uganda this week

The annual Social Media Summit is set to be held next month on 3 December, under the theme 'Social Means Business'...

By Paul Tentena

Web portal for easy access to services launched

KAMPALA: The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) has launched a one-stop online centre for Ugandans and other individuals to access government services...

By Stephen Otage

Virtual tourism in Uganda

A new campaign codenamed Koikoiug has kicked off. It comprises a team of 'Instagrammers' who go out to capture sceneries of different towns...

By Edgar R. Batte

Samsung to take part in 5th Innovation Africa Summit

Samsung Electronics Africa has announced it will be taking part in the fifth Innovation Africa Summit taking place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda from 30 September to 2 October 2015...

New online tool to promote local tourism

Roundbob.com, an online platform, has been formed to promote local tourism through online marketing.

Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money

MTN Uganda has announced the launch of cross-border mobile money transfer services between Rwanda and Uganda. This new service will allow customers in both countries to transact via Mobile Money without having to change currencies...

Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015

Education and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year's Innovation Africa Summit, taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 30 September to 2 October...

Issued by African Brains

Development data hub launches in Uganda

An internet portal offering free access to information on development indicators has been launched to bursts of applause from government policymakers and private researchers...

By Moses Mugalu

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said it will not return to "analogue broadcasting" signal as court directed on Thursday...

By Frederic Musisi

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

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