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E-commerce in Uganda: Remzak website launch

August 21st, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 1 comment

Remzak is the latest classifieds website to join the Ugandan e-commerce sphere at a time when e-commerce is on a rapid growth trajectory in the country. With the necessary structures starting to take shape, e-commerce will no longer be just another buzzword but a new way of doing business. Read more

A computer & coding kit for all ages

August 21st, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

Teaching kids how to program computers is no easy fete. It’s even worse when the computer teachers get to know that these little kids still find it hard grasping the basics of life such as brushing their teeth or even tying their shoes laces. Read more

5 Interesting Emerging Industries in Uganda

August 21st, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

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 we […]

Ampion VentureBus wants to breathe life into Startups

August 21st, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

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 […]

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Women who code: The little secrets you ought to know

July 16th, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

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

July 15th, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

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

July 15th, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

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 has […]

DEMO Africa Reveals Africa’s 40 Best Tech Start-ups

July 11th, 2014 / Joshua Nsimbi / 0 comments

DEMO Africa has released the names of the forty start-ups that have qualified to launch their product on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014.Topping the list is Nigeria with a total of 14 start-ups qualifying followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia will each have two representatives while Tunisia, […]

The Winners Of The 2014 ACIA Awards

May 19th, 2014 / Hive Colab / 0 comments

In a colorful and splendid event that was held at Serena hotel yesterday, UCC hosted the fourth Annual Communications Innovations Awards (ACIA 2014). The event was graced by the ICT Minister of state Hon Nyombi Thembo who stood in for the ICT Minister Hon John  Nasaria. The key guest speaker was Mr Ivan Lumala a Microsoft Senior […]

ITU 2014 Young Innovators Competition

May 19th, 2014 / Hive Colab / 0 comments

We are looking for gifted young entrepreneurs with ideas for innovative social enterprises. The winners receive up to USD 10, 000 in seed funding, as well as business workshops, networking, showcasing and pitching opportunities with potential investors at ITU Telecom World in Doha followed by a mentor-ship programme throughout the development year to help their […]