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Incubators to the rescue

Currently, Africa has about six agribusiness incubators, two of which are in Uganda At just 27, Sam Turyatunga is the proprietor of Tursam Investments Ltd, the producers of Uhuru branded juices. In 2015, he was producing 15,000 litres of juice and had a turnover of $5,000 (Shs 17 million) per …

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PHOTOGRAPHS: Uganda-South Korea sign cooperation pact

Uganda and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understating in 10 areas of interest to the two nations. This was after President Yoweri Museveni officially welcomed the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye for her first state visit to Uganda. The ten areas of cooperation are; policy consultation (foreign …

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Twitter drops photos and videos from 140-character limit

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter announced Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages. The move comes as Twitter’s efforts to increase its user base and engagement have been sputtering, raising questions about …

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Why Ugandan banks are struggling to make a profit

Analysts urge government on business environment as written off non-performing loans erode bank profits In 2015, Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda’s second-largest bank by assets, saw its profits decline by 75% compared to the previous year. The year was even worse for Crane Bank, the second biggest indigenous bank and the …

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Germany eyes free wi-fi in public spaces, finally

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Try looking for a free wi-fi connection in the cafe down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn’t one. Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments. They just don’t exist. In an age when almost everyone …

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World Bank says India faces stark digital divide

New Delhi, India | AFP | India is a global IT powerhouse but a huge majority of the population remains locked out of the benefits brought by the digital economy, the World Bank said Tuesday. India’s vibrant business process outsourcing sector, centred in the southern hubs of Bangalore and Hyderabad, …

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Court order shuts down WhatsApp in Brazil, again

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Irate Brazilians found themselves without the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application for the second time in six months Monday, after a court blocked the service for 72 hours. A flurry of angry commentary immediately broke out online after a small-town judge blocked WhatsApp nationwide …

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10 Ugandan ICT trainees off to China for more skills

Ten Ugandans will benefit from a Huawei Technologies programme that will boost the country’s telecom strategy and capacity to monitor ICT industry trends, newest technology and equipment. The Huawei Seeds for the Future training program will run from April 16th to 30th at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen China. The …

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WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

Washington, United States | AFP |  The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense …

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Deadly medical technology

By Nicole Namubiru If more attention is given to advanced technology, there will be fewer unnecessary deaths, experts say Despite a slight increase, the allocation to the health sector in this year’s budget has not impressed sector enthusiasts. While it increased from Shs 1.1 trillion to Shs 1.2 trillion, the …

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