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UCC orders Daily Monitor to shut website

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s communications regulator on Wednesday ordered the country’s main independent newspaper the Daily Monitor to shut down its website. In a letter to the newspaper’s managing director, the head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Godfrey Mutabazi, said the Daily Monitor had failed to register …

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Nile bridge cracking attracts criticism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has come out to clear the air about allegations and criticisms over the cracking of the newly launched cable stayed bridge in Jinja, Eastern Uganda. The bridge that’s being mooted as a huge tourism attraction, UNRA said in a …

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Facebook has ‘new tools’ against EU election meddling

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Facebook unveiled Monday new tools to counter online political meddling in the European elections, part of a campaign to answer growing pressure to rein in disinformation. The US tech giant’s vice president, former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, said in a speech the methods …

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Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September, according to a quarterly report by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The amount of money collected from Over The Top-OTT tax …

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