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Telcos resume simcard sale

But can tough requirements to own a sim card curb crime? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | After two months of  public outcry and back and forth negotiations, telecom firms have finally resumed selling sim cards as Uganda’s communications regulator struggles to help security agencies curb mobile phone-assisted crimes. This follows …

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Airtel contributes Shs50million for Kabaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As part of its five-year partnership with Buganda Kingdom, on April 10, Airtel Uganda handed over Shs 50 million to support the birthday celebrations of the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi. The company’s partnership with Buganda Kingdom supports four of its main annual activities …

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Airtel fulfills pledge to Karamoja girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In line with what it had promised earlier, Airtel Uganda handed over 100 goats to 50 girls in Moroto district in a bid to join in the fundraising campaign #GOATSFORGIRLS that aims at keeping young girls in the Karamoja region in school. The company said …

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Airtel sponsors Karamoja girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has entered into a partnership with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to support the ongoing latter’s fundraising campaign dabbed ‘Goats for girls’ which aims at keeping the Karamoja girls in school. The telecom company handed over a dummy cheque of Shs …

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Airtel boosts the 2018 Kabaka run

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Once again, Airtel Uganda and Buganda Kingdom have entered into partnering to hold the 2018 Kabaka Birthday Run. The proceeds from the event, slated for April 08, 2018, at Bulange Mengo, will go towards fighting sickle cell disease. Launching the event kits in Mengo on …

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Airtel conducts health camp in Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to boost the socio-economic development in North West Uganda, Airtel on March 02 held a health camp at St. Kizito Primary School in Ombaci in Arua District. The exercise involved provision of free healthcare services including  dental care, eye checkups, blood …

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Airtel, MTN stop sale of SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel, Africell  and MTN  have temporarily stopped the sale of new SIM cards until they get direct access to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) database. In statements Thursday, Airtel Uganda, Africell and MTN Uganda all said they were responding to new guidelines issued by …

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Airtel’s Tigo Rwanda take-over

The merger will boost the telecom’s customer base to 5.9 million Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | India’s telecom firm, Bharti Airtel, has received regulatory approval to acquire Millicom International Cellular’s Rwanda unit, Tigo Rwanda. The Sunil Mittal-led mobile carrier said on Jan 23 that it had received approval from the Rwanda …

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Airtel unveils 3G internet countrywide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has started the New Year with the launch of 3G internet to all its sites across the country. Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Jan.24, the company’s Managing Director V.G Somasekhar, said that the upgrade in technology to 100% mobile broadband …

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