Uganda Apps Rank High In EA Top 50 Rankings

Uganda Apps Rank High In EA Top 50 Rankings Ugandan Information Communication Technology (ICT) Application developers’ have made a breakthrough on the east African market after their applications were ranked high among the top 50 mobile App rankings. These rankings done in Kenya after a survey by Google Play store in April this year ranked […]

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Uganda’s Vule Airways To Hit Skies In November

Uganda’s Vule Airways To Hit Skies In November By John Nanyumba Vule airways, a Ugandan airline company has joined the air transport family, however, exclusively-balancing between class and affordability. The baby airline that is scheduled to make its maiden flight in November this year was unveiled to the press and the stakeholders during a meeting […]

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Google To Train 10 Million People In Africa In Online Skills

Google To Train 10 Million People In Africa In Online Skills Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers […]

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UGX43bn To Be Invested In Research And Innovation

UGX43bn To Be Invested In Research And Innovation The government of Uganda is determined to invest over 43 billion shillings into Research and Innovation in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has revealed. Dr. Tumwesigye said this while opening the Annual National Research Ethics Conference (ANREC) at Kampala Serena […]

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UNCST Awards Muk Don for HIV Research

UNCST Awards Muk Don for HIV Research The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) has awarded the Makerere University Researcher, Dr. Philippa Musoke for her active involvement in a landmark collaborative research focusing on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Musoke received the 2017 Research and Ethics Award yesterday during the ongoing Annual […]

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Master Grain Milling Acquires E.Africa’s First Hi-Tech Plant

Master Grain Milling Acquires E.Africa’s First Hi-Tech Plant By John Nanyumba Master Grain Milling (MGM) Uganda Limited, the producer of Uganda’s best ‘Blue Ribbon Wheat Flour’ has gone a step next to none. The latest information exclusive to Red Pepper indicates that the MGM has contracted Omas Industries to install the most technologically advanced milling […]

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Abercom Uganda Technologies Unleashes ICT Plan

Abercom Uganda Technologies Unleashes ICT Plan Abercom Uganda Technologies Limited (AUTL) has laid an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plan that will take Uganda software standards to a new level. This was revealed by Hillary Mbabazi, the executive AUTL, a privately owned organization managed by a group of young youth located at UMA show grounds […]

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‘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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