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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
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 11:56

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
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 08:07

Contributors to this piece (top to bottom, L to R): Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\Africa; Ken Kyaka, TBWA\Redhouse Kenya; Hunsa Chikaha, TBWA\ Khanga Rue, Tanzania; Tumiso Mabusela, TBWA\ Medcom, Botswana; Filipe Braga, TBWA\ Angola; Yosia Lukwago, TBWA\ Limelight, Uganda; Kobby Acquah-Hayford, TBWA\Markcom, Ghana; Kelechi Nwosu, TBWA\ Concept, Nigeria; and Sapi Bachi, TBWA\ Zimbabwe
[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 10:00

Ugandan parliament bans Journalists without degrees
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 10:37

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW
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 12:42

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth
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 05:40

Google launches cheaper internet
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 10:39

Yahsat launches satellite connectivity in Uganda with iWayAfrica
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 10:37

Social Media Summit due in Uganda this week
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 30 Nov 2015 13:56

Web portal for easy access to services launched
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 2 Nov 2015 08:28

Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN
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

Virtual tourism in Uganda
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 9 Oct 2015 11:33

Samsung to take part in 5th Innovation Africa Summit
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...

25 Sep 2015 10:11

New online tool to promote local tourism
New online tool to promote local tourism

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

11 Sep 2015 14:04

Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money
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

Development data hub launches in Uganda
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 9 Jul 2015 11:19

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC
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 7 Jul 2015 11:01

How social media has evolved in Uganda
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 3 Jul 2015 13:46

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
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...

30 Jun 2015 12:41

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015 08:43

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

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2015 13:26

Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...
Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...

The fifth edition of the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) took place last Friday evening at the Sheraton Kampala hotel...

By Samson Baranga 25 May 2015 12:09

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015 14:00

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO
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 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

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project
MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project

Following the 2014 MTN Kampala Marathon which attracted over 20,000 participants, MTN Uganda and its partners including Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Rwenzori Water and Stanbic Bank handed over the UShs. 450 million...

9 Apr 2015 11:27

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

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