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Episode 157: Yoco, a new integrated point-of-sale and card payments solution.

Date: 12 Nov 2015
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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...

14 Oct 2015 09:35

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...

8 Sep 2015 07:42

Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe

KAMPALA: When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname 'Silverstone,' had an accident six years ago it was a double blow...

25 Jun 2015 16:09

Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal

A Ugandan Court has pronounced that mobile money business operated by the five major telecommunication companies in the country is illegal...

By Lilian Mutegi 8 Jun 2015 10:39

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO

KAMPALA: Allan Richardson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year...

21 Apr 2015 13:16

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m

A Uganda-Dutch company that uses mobile technology, to rapidly exchange information with specific target audiences, has received an impact investment one million euro ($1.1 million) from the Netherlands - ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund...

4 Feb 2015 08:55

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

MTN Uganda simplifies lives of Mobile Money customers

MTN Uganda is now enabling customers to directly purchase internet bundles off their Mobile Money accounts...

25 Aug 2014 09:48

Brian Gouldie takes over as CEO of MTN Uganda

Brian Gouldie has taken over as CEO of MTN Uganda as of July 2014. Being in his new position for just over a month now, Gouldie is optimistic for what...

12 Aug 2014 14:42

Orange to sell stake in Orange Uganda to Africell

The French telecom operator Orange has announced that it has signed an agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake in Orange Uganda.

19 May 2014 11:08

Send, receive contact details through ContactXchange

MTN Uganda has launched a new SIM based service, ContactXchange, which enables customers to share contacts after making calls with the aim of helping them to easily stay connected.

14 Apr 2014 08:38

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Smart Telecom promises cheaper calls

Smart Telecom, launched earlier this week, is expected to intensify the competition in the market. Company officials say the company's strength lies in offering cheaper calls.

19 Mar 2014 11:29

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