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UCC, private sector partner against fake phones

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has partnered with the private sector and civil society to prepare the public ahead of the planned blocking of counterfeit mobile phones and other communication gadgets from the market. After failed attempts to rid the market of sub-standard and counterfeit phones for more …

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UCC resorts to mass sensitization on counterfeit phones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After making various attempts to switch off substandard cell phones in vain, Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has shifted focus on empowering Ugandans to enable them to make informed decisions when buying mobile phones. UCC has for more than ten years made various attempts to get rid …

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UCAA bars staff from using personal phones on duty at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Civil Aviation Organization-UCAA staff are no longer allowed to use mobile phones and other personal devices on duty at Entebbe International Airport. In a circular to the general managers of DAS, NAS/ENHAS, the principal immigration officer, all airline station managers, site manager trend events, …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda’s next war

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda’s next war: Experts warn as phones of politicians are hacked THE LAST WORD Ethiopia’s failed reform: How Africa’s most successful economy has produced a political crisis that may tear it apart ANALYSIS …

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Ugandans lose phones worth 4 billion shillings to thugs every year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Statistics compiled by Criminal Investigations Directorate indicate Ugandans on average lose mobile phones valued at 4 billion shillings to criminals every year. Data for three years shows thugs stole 5,630 phones in 2019 which were worth 4.29 Billion Shillings. However, police investigators including the cyber-crime …

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Thugs arrested with 160 stolen mobile phones in Bujjuuko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police have arrested one Allan Ggayi, who is suspected to be part of a gang that raided Kawempe retail and mobile money shops stealing over 160 telephones. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that Ggayi, a resident of Kyanja was intercepted at Bujuuko, along …

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