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Glovo expands operations in Africa

Leading global technology platform expands its operations in Ghana, and launches in Tunisia, with plans to hire top talent in these markets, raising the bar for fast on-demand delivery and strengthening its commitment to providing users with affordable access to products across Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Glovo, …

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Tech world to focus on KTA symposium October 21

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The third edition of the annual KTA Symposium, to be held under the theme, “Harnessing Intellectual Property in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,”  takes place in Kampala October 21 through to 22, 2021. Key among the objectives of this symposium organised by KTA Advocates is …

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Private sector calls for National Startup Policy

Uganda is ranked one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Private sector players have asked government to expedite the formulation and implementation of a National Startup Policy in order to address major impediments to the growth of …

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The making of Uganda’s national 4IR strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT | Uganda’s National Expert Taskforce on the 4IR has released a draft report on a planned strategy to guide the country in achieving the vision of becoming a 4IR hub and competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. The taskforce was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in …

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Samson Kasumba’s twitter account hacked

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The twitter account of NBS TV host Samson Kasumba was on Wednesday reportedly hacked, prompting quick action to reclaim it by the broadcaster’s tech team. A statement from NBS’s Desire Derekford Mugumisa stated that, ” A few hours ago, @SamsonKasumba’s account was hacked, and …

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EU: Breaking up Big Tech not the answer

Washington, United States | AFP |  Breaking up the world’s tech titans is not the best way to counter their power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Friday, while leaving room for that eventuality as a “last resort.” “There is a risk that with the network effects, even if we …

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`Russia’s most advanced robot’ turns out to be man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When Russia’s annual “PROJECT” scientific forum in the city of Yaroslavl opened, the audience got to see Boris, a highly-advanced robot that major news channel Russia24 called “the country’s most modern robot”. Boris can reportedly walk and talk, do mathematical calculations and even dance, feats …

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