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Research questions relevance of social media tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two years after Uganda introduced a special tax on the access to social media sites, a new survey shows that the move has not achieved what it was meant to. In July 2018, the government introduced a levy of 200 Shillings per day on …

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UCU secures free internet services for its e-learning platform

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Christian University has secured an offer for free internet services from MTN-Uganda to support its e-learning program. The University plans to officially resume it’s academic semester online this month after close to six months of inactivity as a result of a lockdown that …

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Human Rights Commission asks government to suspend OTT

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked government to amend the law introducing Over the Top tax and suspend it during the electoral period in order to make internet more affordable and accessible. Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti Irumba, the acting chairman of the commission told …

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Africa needs to increase internet penetration as COVID-19 disrupts trade condition, says UNECA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | Much still needs to be done for Africa to increase internet penetration as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the continent’s trade and socioeconomic condition, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Tuesday. According to figures from the ECA, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia and South …

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