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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.
By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
As a joint venture, MTN Uganda and the Kingdom of Buganda has launched a Mobile Money fundraising platform where the kingdom's subjects and well-wishers will contribute funds to support Kabaka's various development initiatives.
15 Oct 2013 13:48
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
To raise funds for the school project, and to celebrate its 8th anniversary, Kids of Africa is organising the 3rd Edition "Run for Fun" on Sunday, 6 October 2013.
6 Sep 2013 14:19
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
MTN Uganda's mandatory regulatory customer SIM registration exercise, which started in March last year, was concluded at the end of August.
4 Sep 2013 11:10
MTN Uganda and Luzira Prison management has commissioned an ICT resource center with a fully connected internet hotspot at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira, Uganda.
26 Aug 2013 09:41
Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.
19 Aug 2013 11:08
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
City Lodge Hotels is embarking on an "evolutionary" brand and logo refreshment exercise, starting with its recently-opened Town Lodge Gaborone.
By Nick Hedley 7 Aug 2013 10:05
MTN Uganda has introduced the MTN Phone Directory, a service that will provide access to the contact details of thousands of registered individuals, institutions and businesses in the country.
5 Aug 2013 09:02
As the digital migration deadline looms in Uganda, Pay-TV industry players are positioning themselves to get the most out of the switch from analogue broadcasting.
30 Jul 2013 09:59
Global public relations and communications firm, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, is expanding its African footprint with the launch of Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa. This follows the acquisition of South African agency Corporate Communications Consultants (Corpcom).
26 Jul 2013 09:51
The deadline to apply for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program that focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, is 2 September 2013.
22 Jul 2013 10:43
E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that's happening across the continent.
2 Jul 2013 09:46
Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.
By Robert Atuhairwe 1 Jul 2013 12:37
MTN Uganda customers using the internet has increased more than 85% in the last 12 months leading up to June 2013, said Ernst Fonternel, MTN Uganda chief marketing officer.
1 Jul 2013 09:55
Over 250 students from across Uganda have taken part in an online aptitude exam to win a fully paid scholarship from MTN Uganda. The winners will be announced on 21 June.
18 Jun 2013 13:11
Ugandan police on Tuesday, 28 May 2013, assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists.
30 May 2013 11:24
A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the national airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed 'The Muhoozi project' in which the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would ascend to the presidency. However, General Sejusa - who is the coordinator of intelligence services did not return as expected, due to unknown reasons.
14 May 2013 14:20
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