Airtel Opens New Service Centers

Following successful network expansion and countrywide broadband availability campaigns, Airtel Uganda has announced a new plan to expand their footprint across Uganda in a bid to continue providing excellent one-on-one customer care experiences to subscribers. […]

Social Media Tax Bad For Digital Inclusion

Over the Top Tax – OTT, a tax on the use of social media has been described as a negative occurrence in Uganda the that in turn works against digital inclusion. This is according to […]

China To Invest $14.7 Billion In South Africa

China would invest $14.7 billion in South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday after talks between the two countries, news that sent the rand one percent firmer. Speaking at the same event, Chinese President […]

Iran To Respond In Kind If U.S. Blocks Oil Exports

Iran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, while the Islamic Republic’s armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an “unimaginable and […]

India PM Modi Comes With Bags Of Cash For Uganda

India will extend over USD 400 million (1.4 trillion Shillings) in lines of credit to Uganda during the ongoing African Tour by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s visit kicked off in Rwanda on July 23 before […]

VP Ssekandi Graces Agric Show, Youth Urged To Embrace ICT

Embracing information communication technol­ogy (ICT) in agriculture is the only way through which youth can take the trade to new heights. This observation was made by Dr. Dick Nu­wamanya Kamunganga, the president of the Uganda […]

Israeli Firm To Grow Ganja On Ugandan Firm

Israel’s Together Pharma Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of medical cannabis, said Monday it has placed an order for cannabis seeds for a farm it is setting up in Uganda, targeting sales of cannabis produce […]

Online Petition On To Get Nobel Prize For Raila Odinga

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga have launched an online petition to have him nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The petition, which has 1,888 signatures so far, says Mr Odinga “saved Kenya from turning […]

Lake Wamala Shrinks, Could Disappear

Lake Wamala, one of the fresh water bodies in Uganda is at the verge of extinction due to encroachment and effects of climate change. The lake is shared by Mubende, Mityana and Gomba districts. Information […]

DRC’s Kabila Says Polls On Track

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits […]

Google To Deploy Balloon Internet In Kenya

Alphabet Inc’s Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations, marking its first commercial deal […]

CABINET DECISIONS ON ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

PRESS BRIEFING: CABINET DECISIONS ON ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE MONDAY 16TH JULY, 2018 AT STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE Cabinet sat yesterday Monday16th July 2018 at StateHouse Entebbe under the Chairmanship of the President H.E Yoweri Kaguta […]

FORTEBET Thrills Iganga, Jinja, On World Cup Final

It was thunderous as Fortebet closed the full-of-surprises 2018 World Cup with it dear customers in Iganga, Jinja and Magamaga in Mayuge. This took place on Saturday when Belgium beat England to claim the third […]

Movit Tycoon Set Free From Security Detention

Security operatives have released Simpson Birungi the owner of Movit Company. Birungi has been in detention for 45 days after he was arrested on June 7th. It is believed he was being held by Internal […]

Kadaga Wants Immediate Review Of Social Media, Mobile Money Tax

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged government to move expeditiously and present amendments to the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act that introduces taxes on mobile money transactions and social media. “This bill […]

500 ‘TAKE HOME’ FORTEBET GIFTS IN KASESE, FORT PORTAL, BUSHENYI, ISHAKA

Fortebet fired up the moods of its customers when it bombarded its centres in FortPortal, Kasese and Ishaka with massive gifts to its clients. The gifts were given out in; the two branches in FortPortal, […]

Students, Vendors Ask Kadaga To Revisit New Taxes

Makerere University Guild and a section of mobile-money vendors have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to intervene and cause the review of the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act. The law imposes a […]

UNFFE STRESSES VALUE ADDITION AS THE JINJA SHOW DRAWS CLOSER

As a norm, Jinja town has become a busier town in July every year than usual because the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) holds the annual National Agricultural show at the Source of the Nile […]

MTN Partners With Local Fashion Company TWAMBALE

Want to look dope? Don the latest African print? Look cool amongst your peers? Well, MTN Uganda has three words for you – “TWAMBALE ku Pulse”.   MTN Uganda has today picked TWAMBALE Apparel, a […]

Ntagali Asks Gov’t To Ease Taxes On Non-Profit Universities

The Chancellor Uganda Christian University and Archbishop Church of Uganda The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali has asked government to exempt non-profit making education institutions from taxes such as income tax. Speaking during the 19th graduation […]