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Date: 21 Jul 2016
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Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Impressive ministerial attendance confirmed for Innovation Africa 2016 - Nairobi, 20-22 September
Impressive ministerial attendance confirmed for Innovation Africa 2016 - Nairobi, 20-22 September

The Innovation Africa Summit 2016, one of Africa's leading annual Education and ICT forums, has received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa attending the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts...

Issued by AfricanBrains 18 Jul 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists
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

Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015
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 21 Aug 2015

33 students join MTN Uganda internship programme
33 students join MTN Uganda internship programme

MTN Uganda is giving 33 students an opportunity to work with the organisation as part of their course/degree completion requirement with varying disciplines ranging from Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Sales...

1 Jul 2014

SMEs benefit from Business Skills Training Program
SMEs benefit from Business Skills Training Program

The MTN Uganda Business Skills Training Program which took place late last week attracted small business owners in Eastern Uganda from Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Soroti, Busia and other surrounding districts.

10 Jun 2014

Internet bus to boost ICT literacy in rural Uganda
Internet bus to boost ICT literacy in rural Uganda

The newly-launched MTN Internet Bus will be promoting computer literacy in rural Uganda in an effort to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas.

30 May 2014

Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training
Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training

This year's eLearning Africa, 28-30 May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the continent, under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future".

17 Mar 2014

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

African start-ups receive innovation grants from Microsoft
African start-ups receive innovation grants from Microsoft

Microsoft has awarded five African start-ups across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria with innovation grants through its 4Afrika Initiative.

4 Feb 2014

MTN supplies SME training in northern Uganda
MTN supplies SME training in northern Uganda

MTN Business training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) aims at empowering the SME segment with the knowledge and skills required to run successful businesses. Over 80 participants from northern Uganda received their awards last week after completing the two-day training.

25 Nov 2013

Murchison Bay Prison gets ICT resource centre
Murchison Bay Prison gets ICT resource centre

MTN Uganda and Luzira Prison management has commissioned an ICT resource center with a fully connected internet hotspot at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira, Uganda.

26 Aug 2013

Apply now for 2014 East Africa Fellows Program
Apply now for 2014 East Africa Fellows Program

The deadline to apply for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program that focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, is 2 September 2013.

22 Jul 2013

MTN Uganda partners with KPMG to train business owners
MTN Uganda partners with KPMG to train business owners

MTN Uganda partnered with KPMG, for the second time in October 2011 to sponsor 12 months of professional training. The training was aimed at providing financial literacy for selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and is strategically aimed at improving and growing the economy of the country and was completed in October 2012.

10 Dec 2012

AfDB approves Uganda Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology Project
AfDB approves Uganda Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology Project

TUNIS, Tunisia: The board of directors of the African Development Bank during late November approved the Uganda Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology Project, a key human development operation that will contribute to the economic and social transformation of Uganda and the East African sub-region.

7 Dec 2012

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa
[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa

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

Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries
Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries

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

[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences
[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences

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

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

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

Mara Foundation to support young entrepreneurs
Mara Foundation to support young entrepreneurs

Mara Foundation, a Mara Group non-profit social enterprise on Monday, 23 July 2012, announced the formation and launch of a venture capital firm, Mara Launch Uganda Fund, and its first fund totaling UGX 100 million which is be scaled up to a billion shilling.

25 Jul 2012

Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings
Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings

Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.

9 May 2012

Ugandans to join online debate on internet standards
Ugandans to join online debate on internet standards

Ugandans will be able to join the rest of Africa in an online session to discuss global internet standards in an effort aimed to obtain the continent's views on how the internet can be developed further.

By Walter Wafula 7 May 2012

Walter Wafula
Ugandans get free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

By Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012

Walter Wafula
Seminar to tackle advertising challenges in Uganda

Corporate managers in Uganda have an opportunity to widen their understanding of the latest media buying trends and tactics through an upcoming media seminar in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 1 Mar 2012

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.

By Staff Reporter 16 Feb 2012

R886m invested in varsity ICT
R886m invested in varsity ICT

The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.

26 Jan 2012

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