5 Interesting Emerging Industries in Uganda


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Uganda expanded 4.73 percent in the first quarter of 2014 which in fact is lower than the average GDP growth rate –6.84 Percent — measured from 2005 until 2014 according to recent data from Uganda Bureau of Statistics. To be optimistic, that can be considered a recovery if [...]

Ampion VentureBus wants to breathe life into Startups


Ampion VentureBus, a non-profit developer and designer entity is bringing together thinkers and innovators alike from all over the world to birth ideas into startups.On the road, aboard the bus, change makers will transform from idea to a beta application in just 5 days!
As tacitly put by Migisha Boyd through an email thread: Picture this: You get [...]

Women who code: The little secrets you ought to know

Women who code

Stereotypes aside, given the same challenge, women and men have equal opportunities at succeeding.However, the masochistic orientation is traditionally considered normal for women in comparison to men
It reminds me of the MLK quote, ”It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say [...]

Mauritius to offer Ugandans ICT jobs


Ugandan professionals in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT) have been promised jobs by the Government of Mauritius as one of its initiatives for improving partnership with Uganda. This was revealed during a press conference at the media centre with Ugandan trade minister Amelia Kyambadde at the Media Centre.    Read more

Safaricom customers can now buy apps using airtime


Microsoft has teamed up with Kenyan local operator Safaricom to offer mobile subscribers the ability to purchase Windows Phone Apps using their Air time.Up until now, mobile users had to have a credit card inorder to purchase mobile Apps from the App store. Obviously the lack of credit cards among mobile subscribers in Africa [...]