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MTN hands over $27,000 to innovation awards winners

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olivier Prentout has today handed over US$27,000 (Shs 97 million) in cash to the nine winners of the recently MTN Innovation Awards 2017 held in Kampala. Each of the nine winners were handed $3000 (Shs10.8 million), the company said in …

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How digital technology can help reinvent basic education

E-learning innovations: How digital technology can help reinvent basic education TECHNOLOGY | Rohen d’Aiglepierre, Amélie Aubert & Pierre-Jean Loiret | African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents …

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VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa

VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Within the next six month government will have completed an ICT innovation park in Nakawa. Mirroring a silicon valley of sorts, the facility will enable especially young innovators to work on, create and test their …

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Managing Marburg

How an oddly timed outbreak is testing emergency strategies Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her …

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COMMENT: Marketing the weird

How enabling innovation could offer on lessons on how Crystal Pepsi could have been saved              COMMENT | KYLE MURRAY | We tend to think that innovation is driven by new discoveries or advances in technology. Yet the problem with new products is often not an engineering challenge, but a psychological …

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The wackiest innovations at Berlin’s IFA 2017

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Europe’s biggest electronics show IFA is in full swing in Berlin, and alongside the familiar televisions and smartphones its aisles are bursting with gadgets on the stranger side. Here’s a look at some of the most eye-catching inventions: – DIY cyborg – Long the province of …

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VIDEO: Man creates cheap welding machine

VIDEO: Man creates cheap welding machine Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The cost of electricity is quite high in Uganda and this makes life hard for small manufacturers and artisans who need electricity to earn a living. To get around the issue of costly power bills, Brian Njuuba, a plumber …

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Uganda’s Eng. Nabulumba picked as Africa Prize finalist

Uganda’s Hindu Nabulumba, 25, who designed a knowledge-sharing network for teachers and students is now in the last four finalists for the prestigious £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Nabulumba’s Yaaka Digital Learning Network brings education to those who can’t get to school or university. It is designed as an interactive …

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