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MTN to focus on data and Mobile Money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda plans to use the next 10 years to focus on expanding its data network and mobile money services, according to its CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte. Vanhelleputte, who spoke shortly after a public hearing on renewal of its operating license at the Uganda Communications Commission …

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Dubai splashes billions on mega projects ahead of Expo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai is splashing tens of billions of dollars on infrastructure and hospitality projects related to the international trade fair Expo 2020, Dubai-based BNC Network said in a report published Sunday. The value of Expo-related projects underway hit $42.5 billion in March, according to …

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Coca-Cola launches new World Cup promo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200,000 customers are expected to win cash worth Shs108 million and other prizes in the ongoing 12- weeks promotion as part of this year’s World Cup taking place in Russia. Dubbed ‘Samba Ne Coca-Cola’, Coca-Cola has partnered with World Cup official broadcaster Multichoice and …

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Now Uber takes on SafeBoda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uber, the US-based mobile app-based taxi service, has taken on SafeBoda with the rollout of a new platform that will connect passengers and local motorcycle riders, popularly known as Boda-Bodas, for a travel. Aaron Tindiseega, the Country Manager for Uber in Uganda, said the introduction …

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Nigeria central bank meets after months of limbo

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigerian central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will hold its first meeting this year on Wednesday after a political standoff between the executive and the senate prevented a quorum for months. Experts predict that the committee will hold rates at a record high of 14 …

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