‘e2 Young Engineers Uganda’ Announces Second Holiday Package

‘e2 Young Engineers Uganda’ Announces Second Holiday Package By Allen Nanyonjo The e2 Young Engineers Uganda has announced the commencement of a new holiday programme for children especially those on the International School Curriculum. The Programme starts on July 3rd, 2017 and ends on August 26th, 2017, announced the e2 Young Engineers Uganda Deputy MD, […]

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Creators of the MP3 declare it dead

Creators of the MP3 declare it dead The creators of the MP3 have declared the music format obsolete, closing the lid on the iconic audio files that popularised the iPod. More than two decades after its inception, the German research institute that funded MP3 has dropped ownership of it. The Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits said in a […]

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Ugandan Parents Swamp ‘Young Engineers’ Stall At Baby Expo

Ugandan Parents Swamp ‘Young Engineers’ Stall At Baby Expo By Phyllis Nasuuna There was a mad rush for information from the ‘e2 Young Engineers’ exhibition stall over the weekend during the first ever Kampala Baby Expo 2017, in Kampala Uganda. The e2 Young Engineers Programme, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum is run […]

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Siemens signs agreements with Uganda and Sudan

Siemens signs agreements with Uganda and Sudan By our reporter Siemens has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uganda and Sudan to cooperate in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare. The African states signed the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum on May between 3-4 2017 in the […]

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Gov’t Urged To Revise Taxes Levied On Smart Phones To Hasten Internet Access

Gov’t Urged To Revise Taxes Levied On Smart Phones To Hasten Internet Access The Government has been asked to revise taxes levied on smart phones and other data capable devices to accelerate internet access in Uganda. A 2016 survey done by Uganda communication commission shows that internet penetration in Uganda stands at 37%. Speaking during the Uganda […]

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Global Electoral Integrity Scorecard Launched

Global Electoral Integrity Scorecard Launched The Coordinator of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), Crispin Kaheru joined stakeholders from across Africa to launch the first ever, electoral integrity scorecard in Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa on March 15th 2017. The high level meeting brought together over 40 members from election management bodies, civil […]

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URA launches Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool

URA launches Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool By Serestino Tusingwire Uganda Revenue Authority has launched the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) training today January 9 at Kampala Serena Hotel. TADAT is designed to provide objective assessment of the health of key components of the system of Tax administration in Uganda, the extent of reform required […]

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‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, […]

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Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem

Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election. Mr Zuckerberg posted details of several projects to “take misinformation […]

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Russian Firm Honors Trump with $3,000 Gold-Coated iPhone 7

Russian Firm Honors Trump with $3,000 Gold-Coated iPhone 7 Russians can now pay homage to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump with a gold-coated iPhone 7 engraved with his portrait. The smartphone, emblazoned with Trump’s iconic election slogan, “make America great again,” will set customers back a mere 197,000 rubles ($3,000) The special-edition has been produced by […]

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Huawei Scoops UNBS Quality Products Award

Huawei Scoops UNBS Quality Products Award By Alex Masereka The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has awarded Huawei Uganda for business excellence and economy building by its raised quality of products and services through implementation of ISO 9001. Huawei is among the companies certified for the ISO 9001 which was started by UNBS to […]

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Tumwebaze Roots for Satellite Technology

Tumwebaze Roots for Satellite Technology By Serestino Tusingwire The Minister for Information and ICT, Frank Tumwebaze has challenged the Northern Corridor member States to think about use of satellite technology in the region. Tumwebaze argued that extension of optic fibre networks has many limitations such as geographical terrain and needs to be bolstered by satellites. […]

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Rwanda Begins Commercial Drone Deliveries

Rwanda Begins Commercial Drone Deliveries What is being hailed as the world’s first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to destinations in the central African nation. They release small packages attached to parachutes without needing to land at the delivery points before returning. […]

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Samsung Note7 Debacle: UCC Undecided As Rwanda Bans Importation Of ‘Exploding Gadget’

Samsung Note7 Debacle: UCC Undecided As Rwanda Bans Importation Of ‘Exploding Gadget’ By Alex Masereka Uganda’s communications watchdog, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said it is still undecided on whether or not to ban the defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the Ugandan Market. The Note 7 was recalled last month after battery fires, […]

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New Report Ranks Huawei Among Best Best Global Brands

New Report Ranks Huawei Among Best Best Global Brands Huawei ranked 72 on the Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands report, moving up 16 spots from its ranking in 2015. This is the second consecutive year Huawei has risen on Interbrand’s list since the company became the first mainland Chinese brand to be recognized as a […]

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Facebook Messenger ‘slims down’ for old phones

Facebook Messenger ‘slims down’ for old phones Facebook has announced a “slimmed down” version of its Messenger app for countries where older smartphones and slower net speeds are more common. The company said Messenger Lite had the “core features” of the full app such as the ability to share text and photos. The app will […]

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‘e² Young Engineers’ & How STEM Can Transform Uganda

‘e² Young Engineers’ & How STEM Can Transform Uganda By Arinaitwe Rugyendo NAIROBI, KENYA: A debate has been raging on the continent and around the world about the usefulness of ‘STEM’ education in the school system ‘STEM’ stands for ‘Science, Education, Engineering and Mathematics.’ The debaters have failed to agree whether these skills are the […]

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This Is The Best Way To Charge Your Phone

This Is The Best Way To Charge Your Phone Many of us charge up our phones while we sleep – so we can rest assured our handset will be at 100% when its alarm goes off. But that could actually be damaging your battery long-term, battery company Cadex warns via its website Battery University. Instead, […]

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