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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Zuku launches new channels in Uganda

Wananchi's pay-TV provider, Zuku, has expanded its subscription satellite bouquet in Uganda by adding Bukedde 1 and TV West to its platform as a part of its ongoing efforts to broaden its consumer offering.

By Abdirizaq Hussein 14 Apr 2014 10:01

Send, receive contact details through ContactXchange

MTN Uganda has launched a new SIM based service, ContactXchange, which enables customers to share contacts after making calls with the aim of helping them to easily stay connected.

14 Apr 2014 08:38

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

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9 Apr 2014 10:03

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Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

MTN's Women In Business Awards honours Uganda women leaders

Late last week saw MTN's Women In Business Awards highlight and honour women leaders in Uganda who are making a difference through innovation and inspiration in their respective industry sectors.

25 Mar 2014 14:56

Smart Telecom promises cheaper calls

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19 Mar 2014 11:29

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17 Mar 2014 10:52

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

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By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

Homecoming Revolution London Expo around the corner!

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25 Feb 2014 09:20

UCC launches ACIA Awards 2014

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has launched the 2014 edition of the ACIA Awards, which recognise innovations from local companies, groups or individuals in developing or adopting ICT.

By Tom Jackson 10 Feb 2014 07:34

JUMIA extends service to Uganda

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8 Feb 2014 07:55

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

African start-ups receive innovation grants from Microsoft

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4 Feb 2014 14:29

Bringing the gaming word to Africa

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By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jan 2014 15:53

State blocks Kadaga media campaign

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15 Jan 2014 10:48

MTN Uganda rolls out 115 new network coverage sites

MTN Uganda has completed its planned 2013 network coverage site roll-out initiative. This saw the roll-out of 115 new coverage sites and upgrading the capacity of another 406 network sites.

10 Jan 2014 11:47

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

Uganda's top Google searches of 2013

Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela and the rare Hybrid Eclipse that occurred in Uganda were the search queries that topped the 2013 trending list with Paul Walker being the most-searched celebrity of the last 12 months.

18 Dec 2013 15:24

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

YouTube Rewind: Uganda's favourites in 2013

The YouTube Rewind 2013 has been released, giving an overview of the videos, channels, and moments that shaped our year. Have a look at Uganda's favourites on YouTube this past year.

12 Dec 2013 13:54

Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013 09:42

MTN rewards customers with 'Good Morning Uganda'

MTN Uganda customers can now enjoy a free minute every day between 6am and 9am to call their loved ones on MTN through the mobile operator's 'Good Morning Uganda' promotion.

9 Dec 2013 10:23

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Is Google's Project Link the first nail in the African telcos' coffin?

Google recently announced its first infrastructural project in Africa, called Project Link. This initiative, through the building of a fibre-optic network in Kampala (Uganda), enables internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their users than ever before.

28 Nov 2013 12:04

MTN supplies SME training in northern Uganda

MTN Business training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) aims at empowering the SME segment with the knowledge and skills required to run successful businesses. Over 80 participants from northern Uganda received their awards last week after completing the two-day training.

25 Nov 2013 12:55

Google to improve internet in Uganda with Project Link

In Uganda, and many parts of the world, online activity is halted by pre-broadband speeds or unreliable connections. Google's Project Link is an initiative that is focused on enhancing speed and quality through a metro fiber network. (video)

21 Nov 2013 12:06

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Woolworths buys back African franchises

Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

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