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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists

Wellcome Trust grants aimed at stemming the 'brain drain' of the best African scientists...

28 Apr 2016

Kenya, Uganda teams chosen for start-up AI investment

Merck brings international start-ups to Darmstadt and Nairobi in artificial intelligence accelerator...

20 Apr 2016

The MTN 2016 Women in Business Awards winners announced

The 4th Annual MTN Women in Business Awards winners have been announced. MTN launched the Women in Business initiative last month...

22 Mar 2016

South Africa joins industry leaders at Ugandan Social Media Awards

The organisation has invited key speakers to provide valuable insight and commentary into digital trends. This includes representatives from Facebook, Google and Hootsuite...

18 Mar 2016

[Secrets of success] Good old-fashioned values and service deliver winning formula

At last years' Financial Mail Annual Ad Focus Awards, HDI Youth Marketeers were awarded the Partnership Award for their work with Pick n Pay...

By Ann Nurock 10 Mar 2016

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...

30 Dec 2015

WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones

MTN introduces WebPhone app for smartphones, easing international calls to Uganda...

21 Apr 2016

African tech hubs looking for sustainable models - Google

Tech hubs in Africa are increasingly looking for diversified and sustainable models, echoing similar efforts by hubs in the US and Europe, according to Google...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2016

Uganda moves to tighten control of social media

Uganda's government has proposed a bill to tighten controls over social media, a minister said on Friday, weeks after an enforced election day shutdown triggered widespread criticism...

14 Mar 2016

Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE

Smile Communications Uganda ("Smile Uganda") (https://Smile.co.ug) announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Uganda - SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited...

11 Mar 2016

Women in Business 2016 Awards announced by MTN

MTN has announced the launch of the 2016 edition of MTN Women in Business (WiB), a series of events through which MTN recognizes and celebrates outstanding female business leaders...

29 Feb 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

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...

5 Feb 2016

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...

29 Jan 2016

[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 18 Jan 2016

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...

15 Jan 2016

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...

11 Jan 2016

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 14 Dec 2015

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...

2 Dec 2015

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