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South Sudan launches .SS

The Republic of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation located in East-Central Africa, is soon to launch domain name registrations under its...

Tech training at Rhino Camp

The Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in northwest Uganda, not far from the border with South Sudan, is an unlikely spot to find...

Uganda Exports 18,000 Own-Made Phones to Morocco

Today morning Uganda has exported 18,000 own-made mobiles that include; feature and smart phones to Morocco. This is the first ever international...

Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts

Starting today, you’ll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business’ Facebook  Page or Instagram profile. Both Facebook...

Deploying technology to fight COVID-19 in Africa

COVID-19 appears to have pocketed the entirety of the human race as it threatens the whole world on a large scale. The...

Novastar Ventures becomes $200M African VC fund after $108M raise

African startups have another $100 million in VC to pitch for after Novastar Ventures’ latest raise. The Nairobi and...

Facebook, telcos to build huge subsea cable for Africa and Middle East

Facebook,  and a group of telecom companies including China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange and Vodafone,  are collaborating to build the “most comprehensive” subsea cable...

Uganda wants to regulate boda bodas by making them go digital

Uganda’s 45-day lockdown was extended for another 14 days on May 5, but one post-lockdown conversation that is already shaping up is a...

Meet three Kenyans who have excelled as engineers in the US after topping national exams at home

Students who top Kenyan national examinations make news headlines every time results are announced. Herman Mutiso, Jessy Mbagara, and James Rotich were...

Facebook and Instagram launch a week of grad-themed events and features

Facebook today revealed its plans to celebrate the 2020 graduates this week across both Facebook and Instagram. The series of events, starting...

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Uganda: KEY ISSUES FROM TONIGHT’S PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE COVID-19 SITUATION

Schools will re-open on October 15th for the candidate classes of P-7, S-4, S-6, finalists in tertiary colleges, and finalists in...

Kenya’s Covid-19 Caseload Rises To 36,981 After Confirmation of 152 New Cases

Kenya’s Covid-19 caseload has risen to 36,981 after 152 more tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample of 2,224 in the last...

Records destroyed as fire ravages Uganda’s Makerere University

Ugandan police have launched an investigations into the cause of a fire that that has ravaged the main building of the Makerere...

Interswitch to revive its Africa venture fund, CEO confirms

Pan-African fintech company Interswitch plans to fire up its corporate venture arm again according to CEO Mitchell Elegbe. The Nigerian founder...

Two injured as Kenyan cargo plane crashes in Somalia

Two people were injured when a Kenyan cargo plane crashed at Somalia's main airport in Mogadishu on Saturday, the police have confirmed.
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