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Rwanda startups pitch for capital

  African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. Rwanda |Jake Bright| That’s the format for Face The Gorillas, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on …

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Uganda’s ICT experts warn UCC on SIM-cards

Uganda’s Information Communication Technology Association (ICTAU) has warned that a new directive for subscribers to re-register their SIM-cards “poses significant risks which, if not addressed, could have severe consequences for Uganda’s society and economy.” ICTAU gave four reasons they thought the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directive did not make sense, concluding …

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Uganda urged to use ICT in promoting agriculture

  Government has been called upon to formulate a national E-agriculture policy to regulate the emerging industry and to promote speedy and wider adoption of the use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in agriculture. According to Fhiwa Ndou, the Head of User Acquisition at We Farm, a free peer-to-peer service …

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COMMENT: Developing skilled human capital

COMMENT: By Michael Wanyama Success, challenges of funding higher education institutions through student loan scheme It is now three years since the establishment of the student loan scheme in 2014 in Uganda. The idea of the student loan scheme was propelled by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of …

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New books traces ICT transformation in Uganda

  Look anywhere in Uganda and you will most likely see most people busy on their phone. They could be chatting on Whatsup, getting a feel of the newest happenings on their Twitter account, catching updates on Facebook, or transacting on mobile money, writes  Nicole Namubiru. For anyone who witnessed …

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VIDEO: Government to centralise media buying

VIDEO: Government through the ministry of ICT and National guidance is set to formulate a policy that will centralize buying of media space for all government agencies. Minister Frank Tumwebaze says government agencies have been misusing the money meant for media and fail to publicize the required information.   Share on: …

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Government plans practical training institute for journalists

  The government intends to establish a practicing educational institution of higher learning for journalists to refine their skills as a way of enabling them to serve the public better through disseminating information. Minister of Information, Technology and Communications (ICT) and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze argued that due to the critical …

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Peter Mwesige given task to review UBC

Dr Peter Mwesige, African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) Executive Director, has been named to head a committee to review Uganda Broadcasting Corporation. The terms of reference of the committee will include an organisational capacity assessment; studying the quality of content and services of all UBC channels; assessing the innovative …

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Minister Frank Tumwebaze promises support to ICT

NBS: The Uganda minister for information and communication technology Frank Tumwebaze has set out a clear government plan aimed at supporting proper flow of information especially on government programs. Tumwebaze who engaged ICT sector players in a dialogue at Sheraton hotel Kampala put forward key measures he hopes to administer …

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