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Centenary Bank steps up to WhatsApp banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Centenary Bank has shown its committment to deliver innovative and customer-centric banking solutions by announcing the launch of its latest innovation, CenteWhatsApp banking. This pioneering service is designed to provide customers with convenient and secure access to a wide range of banking services directly …

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IEA new report finds a surge in renewable energy

Renewables are growing rapidly and nuclear power is on track to reach new all-time high next year, enabling low-emissions generation to outpace robust electricity demand growth Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | Global electricity demand is expected to grow at a faster rate over the next three years as the clean …

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North Korea reports testing new cruise missile

TOKYO, North Korea | TASS | On January 24, North Korea conducted the first test launch of Pulhwasal-3-31, a cruise missile of a new type which is still under development, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday. The tests were carried out by the DPRK Missile Administration. “The test-fire had …

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WHO releases new guidance on Artificial Intelligence use in health

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs), a type of fast-growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology with applications across health care. The guidelines outline over 40 recommendations for consideration by governments, technology companies, and …

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Airtel, Tecno unveil SPARK 20 Pro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda, in collaboration with the TECNO Mobile Uganda, and StarTimes, launched the SPARK 20 Pro+, an exciting addition to its popular SPARK 20 Series. This was during a recent launch held in Kampala officiated by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi. …

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