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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 […]

Rasomware, malware and cryptovirology combated

Rasomware, malware and cryptovirology combated

If you have never suffered from a Rasomware on your personal Pc or laptop and you are always online then you are very lucky. Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. It actually blocks you […]

800 Uganda students register for the Huawei Global ICT Competition

800 Uganda students register for the Huawei Global ICT Competition

Over 800 Ugandan students from numerous universities in Uganda have registered in the first round of registration for the Huawei global ICT Competition 2018/19. All registered candidates shall access learning material in the various courses and certification portfolio provided by Huawei free of charge such as Routing and Switch, Data Centres, Cloud computing, Network and […]

Speaker Kadaga orders for the lifting of the airtime scratch cards ban

Speaker Kadaga orders for the lifting of the airtime scratch cards ban

The speaker of Uganda Parliament, Hon.Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, has ordered all telecom companies to return to the traditional way of loading airtime using scratch cards from the digitalized ‘easy go’. The speaker justified her decision saying that people in the villages are not well versed with the easy go method and therefore needed time to […]

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

This follows an outcry and anger from the citizens who,  rather than make mobile money transactions as was before the taxes, prefer to use public means such as motorcycles, taxis to transfer money as they found it cheaper to travel than incur the extra costs that come with the tax. For social media, users have […]

Police launches lost and found property App

Police launches lost and found property App

The Uganda Police through the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has today launched a Lost and Found Property App (UPF MOBI APP). Launched by AIGP Asan Kasingye, ths App launch is in line with the force’s Strategic Policing Plan 2015 /16 -19/20. AIGP Kasingye noted that, “many police stations are littered with many […]

Tools for analyzing social media trends, accounts & Hashtag performance

Tools for analyzing social media trends, accounts & Hashtag performance

Hashtag and social media account tracking are some of the key benchmarks brands when analyzing their effectiveness and how well they are disseminating their messages on the various platforms. The need for this can’t be understated as these metrics help us know our brand performance as well as that of our competitors and areas that […]

MTN launches 5G technology trial in Africa

MTN launches 5G technology trial in Africa

MTN in partnership with networking equipment provider Ericsson launched the first 5G trial in South Africa last November and found that the technology is at least 100 times faster than 4G The group unveiled Africa’s quickest mobile download. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Ericsson at AfricaCom, an industry event in […]

Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliament has embarked on training members of parliament in information technology for proper management of their emails. The training was highly attended by new members of parliament whose IT capacity is lacking in this digital time. One of the opposition members of parliament from Bukonzo west in Kasese district John Katushabe Bwambale expressed fear that putting their […]

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

The Uganda government together with the republic of South Korea have launched the digital contents production and management control center that will be used to produce local TV and radio works with the center aimed at promoting local content. Speaking at the launch of the center at the ministry of ICT offices in Kampala  the […]

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