Uganda’s Guaranty Trust Bank in deal with global giant Mastercard

Uganda’s Guaranty Trust Bank in deal with global giant Mastercard

Guaranty Trust Bank (Uganda) Ltd (GTBank) has announced the launch of the GTBank Debit Mastercard in Uganda, becoming the first issuer of Mastercard in the country. The launch of the GTBank Debit Mastercard in Uganda signals a key milestone as the country moves towards building a stronger financial payment sector and ensuring all citizens are […]

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

US-based social networking site Facebook signed an agreement Tuesday with a private telephone company in Uganda to improve the telecom infrastructure in the country, over a month after the industry regulator, Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi visited the tech giants over possible collaborations. The agreement was announced at Kampala Serena Hotel by Mr. […]

Ecobank Fintech Challenge enters final bend

Ecobank Fintech Challenge enters final bend

Ugandan financial tech startups have not made it to the finals of the ‘Ecobank Fintech Challenge,’ a competition for African technology start-ups launched in January 2017. Instead, neighbors Kenyan have five; MobiTill, TEAM SAFEPA, Greenshoe, Shield Finance and Circle Group Savings and Investment, will joing 15 other innovators from across the continent in an awards ceremony […]

UCC Hackathon enters final pitching

UCC Hackathon enters final pitching

Uganda’s enterprising developers and innovators have Thursday entered the final stage of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) backed Transport Management Hackathon. The two-day event part of UCC’s annual innovation awards (ACIA) alongside ResilientAfrica Network (Secretariat hosted by Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health seeks to find solutions for safe transport management. […]

Google, IFC invest in tech firm CSquared

Google, IFC invest in tech firm CSquared

Google, Convergence Partners, International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) have signed an agreement to invest in CSquared, a broadband infrastructure company focused on building wholesale metro fibre optic networks and enabling internet access in Africa. CSquared will operate as an independent company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with cumulative capital commitments of […]

‘e2 Young Engineers’ debut at Kampala Baby Expo

‘e2 Young Engineers’ debut at Kampala Baby Expo

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 in Uganda by the African School of Innovations, Science & Technology Ltd […]

Uganda’s pioneer digital youth SACCO marks one year

Uganda’s pioneer digital youth SACCO marks one year

In order to fight youth unemployment, a group of youth innovated a SACCO called Mushana Youth SACCO the first digitalized youth financial institution in Uganda. According Janson Mugabe the lead innovator and Chief Executive Officer of the SACCO says there was need to embrace the digital era and form an electronic SACCO system that helps […]

Muzizi hydropower plant project works get Shs 342billion boast

Muzizi hydropower plant project works get Shs 342billion boast

The Uganda government has revealed a Shs 342bn (about 90 million Euros) concessional loan from different European countries for the construction of the Shs 418bn Muzizi hydropower plant project. The project is at River Muzizi which is 6km upstream of Lake Albert in Kibaale District extending to Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Ntoroko districts in western Uganda. […]

Ugandans complain about seeing old photos on Facebook

Ugandans complain about seeing old photos on Facebook

There have been several claims of outdated posts being re-shared on users’ timelines without their permission. Though the cause of the issue is unknown, the timing has people wondering if the glitch is related to the new version of Facebook’s app on iOS, which came out recently, or the recent Year in Review feature. Earlier […]