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Cyberattack confirmed:US

Cyberattack confirmed:US

The US government on Sunday confirmed that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments including the Treasury had been targeted by Russian state hackers. “We have been working closely with our agency partners regarding recently discovered activity on government networks,” a spokesperson for the […]

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

The US issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-administered rapid coronavirus test on Tuesday, as other states of the country increase restrictions in attempt to hold the COVID-19 surge. The Food and Drug Administration approved a testing kit of people of 14 and older whom doctors suspect have COVID-19. The test which is […]

Controversial Nile dam might fix Sudan’s floods

Controversial Nile dam might fix Sudan’s floods

Unprecedented flooding in Sudan this year led to the deaths of more than 100 people and affected 875,000 others. Entire residential neighborhoods were destroyed while power and water supplies were disrupted when the River Nile recorded its highest level in living memory. Some experts said that if the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, upstream on the […]

Water on the moon would sustain a lunar base

Water on the moon would sustain a lunar base

Having dropped tantalizing hints days ago about an exciting new discovery on the moon, the US space agency has revealed conclusive evidence of water on our only natural satellite. This “unambiguous detection of molecular water” will boost Nasa’s hopes of establishing a lunar base. The aim is to sustain that base by tapping into the […]

Islamophobic content is requested to be removed from Facebook

Islamophobic content is requested to be removed from Facebook

In a letter, Mr. Khan said “growing Islamophobia” was encouraging “hate, extremism and violence especially through the use of social media”. It comes a day after Mr. Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “attacking Islam”. Facebook already has a policy of removing hate speech on its platforms. It defines hate speech as “a direct […]

TikTok CEO, Kevin Maye Resigns

TikTok CEO, Kevin Maye Resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese-owned video app, TikTok, Kevin Maye  on 26th August 27, 2020, announced his resignation. Mayer’s surprise resignation cames as a result of sustained pressure from the Trump administration over ties to China. In a letter to  TikTok staff, Mayer said that as the political environment has “sharply changed,” he has […]

NEWS RELEASE: Communication Of Telecoms In Uganda

NEWS RELEASE: Communication Of Telecoms In Uganda

A new research has called for more public scrutiny of the work, services and products of telecom companies in Uganda in order to ensure Ugandans are getting value for their money. The research tracked newspaper and online media coverage of telecoms including MTN Uganda, Airtel, Africell and Uganda Telecom from January to June 2018. In […]

Government enters deal with US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

Government enters deal with  US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

The Uganda Government has entered into a deal with an American-based company, CTI Africa, to start manufacturing smart mobile phones in Uganda. The phone production will be conducted by LifeMobile, which is also a member of CTI Africa on 6th Street in Industrial Area. The announcement was made by Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State […]

Over 188 people feared dead after plane crashed into sea in Indonesia

A plane in Indonesia, Lion Air flight, has crashed into the sea with over 181 passengers and 7 crew members on board only minutes after taking off from Jakarta. The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, posted on twitter items that were discovered by the rescue team including photos of debris, a […]

Government to start issuing electronic passports in January

Government to start issuing electronic passports in January

According to the Internal Affairs ministry’s Permanent Secretary,Dr Benon Mutambi‘s tweet on Friday, the Ugandan government is to start issuing electronic (biometric) passports beginning January 2019. “Uganda is ready to migrate from the current machine-readable passports to e-passports in January 2019,” Dr Benon Mutambi tweeted. Dr. Mutambi stressed that the already stored data in the […]

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