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FULL LIST: MTN Innovation Awards 2017 Winners Announced

MTN Uganda on Wednesday evening (November 8, 2017) announced the winners of the 2017 MTN Innovation Awards at a gala dinner on held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Nine innovations were recognized, each walking away with $3,000 and a plaque. The nine winners were selected by a panel of judges from

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A Look at What Some Previous MTN Innovation Awards Winners Are Up To

Today (Wednesday, 8th November 2017), nine innovations will be recognized at the gala dinner of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The first ever MTN Innovation Awards were held in 2015, recognizing several developers for their products that were helping in improving the livelihoods of Ugandans. The winners from each category were

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New Network Site Commissioned in Nakasongola

Telecommuications company Airtel Uganda has commissioned a new network site at Lwampanga, Nakasongola District. The site was commissioned at an event attended by Airtel Uganda directors and staff, local area representatives, and was officiated over by the former State Minister for Information Technology and current Director for the Rural Development Fund

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DriveinUG Poll: SafeBoda, Uber Voted Safest Private Transport Means in Kampala

A new opinion poll has indicated that Uber Uganda is the most convenient and safest private transport means in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Uber is followed by motorcycle-taxi hailing app, SafeBoda which is new to the market but gaining momentum at a faster rate. The poll, conducted by Drive in Uganda, a premier

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NITA-U Reduces Cost of Internet Bandwidth for Government Institutions by 63%

The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has announced a further reduction in the price of internet bandwidth for Government offices. At a new price of $70 per Mbps, all Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) can get connectivity through the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) at the lowest price in the

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Meet Zimbabwe’s ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick

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MTN Set to Host Exhibition for Shortlisted Innovation Awards Nominees

MTN Uganda will host an exhibition for the 45 selected submissions for the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 28th 2017 at the Shoprite Lugogo Mall parking area. On display will be the 45 finalist entries that have made it to the next phase

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How to Use Whatsapp Live Location Feature to Track Friends, Family

Social network Whatsapp last week launched a feature that allows one to live-share one’s location in with family or friends. According to Whatsapp, the feature will also help secure users – or at least track one’s safety. “Whether you're meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you're safe, or sharing your

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Microsoft Unveils Surface 2 Laptop, Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft has announced a new device in its Surface range, the Surface Book 2 laptop. Available in 13.5- and 15-inch options, the computer claims up to 17 hours battery life and runs the latest 8th generation Intel dual-core and quad-core processors and Nvidia GeForce GPUs. Microsoft said the Surface Book 2 has

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