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25 petitions tackled in two weeks: Constitutional Court

25 petitions tackled in two weeks: Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court has dedicated two weeks of day-to-day hearing to handle 25 petitions out of the 249 cases pending before it. The hearing of the petitions started Monday and the selected panel of five justices handling the petitions is led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera. The other justices on the panel are […]

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 […]

COVID-19 app users cannot get isolation payment

COVID-19 app users cannot get isolation payment

People who are told to go into isolation in an alert from the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales will not be eligible for government support. Anyone on low income who is instructed to self-isolate in a phone call from NHS Test and Trace can claim a £500 payment from their local authority. Now […]

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 […]

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