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Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, is set to take place on 23 November 2012. This years event will coincide with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which will take place in Kampala.
By Walter Wafula 6 Nov 2012 15:18
MTN Uganda, on Wednesday, 31 October 2012, launched a Data and Switching Centre in Mutundwe, just outside Kampala city centre, as well as a new MTN Business Unit. This launch goes hand-in-hand with that of the new MTN Business Unit which will be a provider of converged communications solutions.
1 Nov 2012 10:09
MTN reportedly delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182,7 million. The company's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which the group operates.
30 Oct 2012 13:59
MetropolitanRepublic, a newcomer in Uganda's advertising industry became the first local agency to win an award at this year's Loeries in September. MetropolitanRepublic won bronze for their 2012 MTN Uganda campaign, titled David Dumba, which was aimed at promoting SIM card registration in the country. Alex Rukundo, the managing director MRU speaks about the award and the value that intimacy brings to advertising business.
By Walter Wafula 15 Oct 2012 10:25
SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.
By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35
Higher advertising and circulation revenue helped Vision Group, a Ugandan multimedia company, post a 28% growth in profit after tax during the year ending June 2012.
By Walter Wafula 9 Oct 2012 10:48
The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.
3 Oct 2012 10:36
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has revised earlier standards set for the importation of DVB-T2 set-top boxes to be imported in the country as Uganda prepares to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, paving way for free to air channels and other external.
By Jude Bukenya 1 Oct 2012 12:05
Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.
By Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012 15:05
Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).
By Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012 10:55
South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.
11 Sep 2012 11:24
It is estimated that by the end of 2012, there will be 735 million mobile subscribers in Africa. By 2014, the smart phone will be the main gadget that will be used to access the internet. What does this mean?
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 31 Aug 2012 13:06
Day 3 of the 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference that ended on Wednesday, 29 August 2012, in Kampala, Uganda included a session that explored ways to measure ROI on social media.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 31 Aug 2012 12:04
Uganda mobile operator Warid Telecom has contracted India's Flytxt, a provider of global real-time closed loop mobile marketing solutions, to manage its marketing campaigns.
By Walter Wafula 28 Aug 2012 16:36
The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 28 Aug 2012 10:18
Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.
21 Aug 2012 11:41
The Ugandan government over the weekend once again revealed plans to build an alternative undersea cable to service the nation, as constant interruptions from Kenya is no longer a viable option.
20 Aug 2012 09:59
Looks like Season II of the London 2012 Olympics is taking shape in Uganda with big, small, popular and almost forgotten brands taking part in the 'Olympics brand championship.'
By Walter Wafula 16 Aug 2012 11:06
GOtv, a low cost pay television service owned and operated by MultiChoice Africa celebrates its first year in business in four markets. Patricia Kiconco, the country manager GOtv Uganda speaks about the performance of the brand and its future plans for Africa.
By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2012 15:49
As one of activities to commemorate Uganda gaining independence from the British in 1962, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with the government will recognise the Top 50 Brands at an awards gala in Kampala on 16 August 2012. Over 100 local and international brands have been nominated to participate in the contest following the call for nominations in July.
By Walter Wafula 10 Aug 2012 10:08
New Vision has displaced Monitor Online as the most visited local website in Uganda following its redesign. The website which is the online version of The New Vision print newspaper in Uganda regained the top spot last week after the revamped version was uploaded.
By Walter Wafula 7 Aug 2012 13:44
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
The Ugandan film industry keeps getting stronger by the day and its latest addition is David Maloba. At 22, Maloba is set to make history come Thursday, 9 August 2012, by becoming the first Ugandan to officially premiere a short film.
6 Aug 2012 09:44
The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Victoria University, Tangerine, and def.i.ni.tion, unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award last week to promote photojournalism in Uganda. Malcolm Webb, chair of FCAU and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in East Africa, speaks about the awards and photojournalism in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2012 10:11