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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training

This year's eLearning Africa, 28-30 May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the continent, under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future".

17 Mar 2014 10:52

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

Microsoft has awarded five African start-ups across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria with innovation grants through its 4Afrika Initiative.

4 Feb 2014 14:29

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

Murchison Bay Prison gets ICT resource centre

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

Apply now for 2014 East Africa Fellows Program

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

MTN Uganda partners with KPMG to train business owners

MTN Uganda partnered with KPMG, for the second time in October 2011 to sponsor 12 months of professional training. The training was aimed at providing financial literacy for selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and is strategically aimed at improving and growing the economy of the country and was completed in October 2012.

10 Dec 2012 10:50

AfDB approves Uganda Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology Project

TUNIS, Tunisia: The board of directors of the African Development Bank during late November approved the Uganda Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology Project, a key human development operation that will contribute to the economic and social transformation of Uganda and the East African sub-region.

7 Dec 2012 08:49

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa

Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.

By Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012 15:05

Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries

Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

By Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012 10:55

[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences

The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 28 Aug 2012 10:18

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012 10:52

Mara Foundation to support young entrepreneurs

Mara Foundation, a Mara Group non-profit social enterprise on Monday, 23 July 2012, announced the formation and launch of a venture capital firm, Mara Launch Uganda Fund, and its first fund totaling UGX 100 million which is be scaled up to a billion shilling.

25 Jul 2012 10:24

Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings

Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.

9 May 2012 12:54

Ugandans to join online debate on internet standards

Ugandans will be able to join the rest of Africa in an online session to discuss global internet standards in an effort aimed to obtain the continent's views on how the internet can be developed further.

By Walter Wafula 7 May 2012 12:35

Ugandans get free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

By Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012 13:51

Seminar to tackle advertising challenges in Uganda

Corporate managers in Uganda have an opportunity to widen their understanding of the latest media buying trends and tactics through an upcoming media seminar in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 1 Mar 2012 16:52

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.

By Staff Reporter 16 Feb 2012 09:32

R886m invested in varsity ICT

The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.

26 Jan 2012 12:25

Uganda's wildlife set for the screen

Uganda Wild At Heart , a television show which comes to screens in February 2011, is set to promote tourism and wildlife conservation in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 18 Jan 2012 13:32

Uganda's oldest university uses Xerox X700 to secure certificates

Uganda's oldest and largest institution of higher learning, Makerere University, has acquired a Xerox X700 Digital Color Press together with Xerox's advanced security software, FreeFlow Specialty Imaging Suite.

5 Jan 2012 12:01

UK firm to boost climate change coverage in EA

WRENmedia, a United Kingdom-based a specialist communications company is set to sharpen reporting skills of journalists covering climate change issues in Eastern Africa, according to Susanna Thorp, director of the firm.

By Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2012 09:07

PictureWorks CEO to tip East Africans on innovative leadership

Don Strickland, an innovator of digital imaging and multimedia services for mobile, and internet services is scheduled to tip business managers about innovative leadership at The Monitor Thought Leaders Forum set to take place in Uganda on 14 November 2011.

By Walter Wafula 24 Oct 2011 11:00

Ugandan businesses to gain from Arcay Burson-Marsteller deal

On the back of an acquisition deal between Arcay Communications and Burson-Marsteller, corporations in Uganda can soon expect to receive innovative media communication services and skills starting this year.

By Walter Wafula 17 Oct 2011 09:56

2011 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards announce winners

MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in collaboration with Mindset Learn saw the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards draw to an end last week with Ugandan student, Mary Musimire coming out top in the Best Entry Award category.

19 Sep 2011 14:46

Google urges journos to go digital to thrive

At the recent Google's gUganda conference held in Kampala, Ugandan journalists were urged to embrace digital tools such as smartphones and tablet computers to secure their future as content providers.

By Walter Wafula 19 Sep 2011 12:37

Expedition to promote education across Africa

In an expedition through Africa, sponsored by Gabriel, the shock absorber brand, Justin Patrick Brogan of Write to Zero Degrees will travel through 12 countries to distribute educational material and to encourage governments en route to give priority to education for children.

14 Sep 2011 08:44

Germany to promote budget reporting in East Africa

Germany's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) is set to train East African journalists on covering public spending to improve reporting on national budgets and the use of tax payer's money.

By Walter Wafula 7 Sep 2011 10:01

Uganda: Journalists to get tips on covering IP issues

Journalists in Uganda have an opportunity to strengthen their ability to report on the international and national laws and policies relating to intellectual property issues in the world. This follows the introduction of a media training programme on Intellectual property (IP) and its impact on human rights, by the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 15 Jul 2011 10:17

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