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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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MTN Uganda’s new journey

The telco raised Shs535.9bn in undersubscribed IPO Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The South African telecom subsidiary in Uganda, MTN, began a new journey on Dec.06, with the listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange, and the share price surging past the IPO price during the first week of trading. …

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Parliament directs on formation of Communications Tribunal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has tasked government to expedite the establishment of the Communications Tribunal. The tribunal is mandated to handle complaints relating to the decisions of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as provided under Sections 60 and 64 of the UCC Act. “I …

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Behind MTN share offer

Assessing the opportunity and the risk Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Commenting on the move by Uganda’s largest telecom company, MTN, to list on the country’s stock exchange, Stephen Kaboyo, the managing director at Alpha Capital Partners, sees opportunity. “In my own prediction, MTN stock will be a good …

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’Lift the ban on Facebook and widen phone coverage’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a constitutional right for every Ugandan to have access to information but this provision of the Constitution has been breached by the prolonged ban on internet use and poor network coverage, MPs have noted. Members of Parliament are concerned that at the time when …

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MPs decry exploitation of Ugandans by telecom companies

MPs have denounced the high costs of data and voice bundles Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked government to prevail over telecommunication companies that are charging exorbitantly for services which is affecting communications countrywide. The MPs voiced their concerns on Thursday following a presentation on the state of …

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Uganda eyes benefits of new Global Posta Strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has signed onto the Global World Postal Strategy that is aimed at reviving, sustaining and growing the postal sector, which is under pressure from the digital revolution.  The four-year strategy responds to the current market needs and sets out approaches on how the …

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