Pay-as-you-cook technology to revolutionise use of LPG in Rwanda

January 15, 2019

A Nigerian innovator named Oluwatobi Oyinlola has invented a device called Pay-as-you-cook meter to transform the application of liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, in cooking while promoting environmental conservation. Oyinlola’s

Plan to create single African passport takes shape

January 8, 2019

The African Union has revealed plans of fast-tracking the creation of one passport for all Africans. According to the head of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the design and

What 2019 might hold for cryptocurrencies in Africa

January 5, 2019

By Gitura Mwaura The appetite for digital currencies is yet to sour in Africa. There are over 2000 active digital currencies worldwide and more keep being issued. Among the latest

Airtel Uganda CEO: We made our first profit in 2018

January 16, 2019

Airtel Uganda Managing Director VG Somasekhar has said the telecom company paid corporate tax for the first time in 2018, having registered its first profit in its 8 years of

Airtel in advanced talks to acquire Telkom Kenya

January 15, 2019

India-based telecommunication company Bharti Airtel is currently engaged in talks to buy Telkom Kenya in a bid to cement its operations in the East African market that is dominated by

Africell tops MTN, Airtel & UTL in number of blocked calls in Kampala, UCC report

January 15, 2019

Africell Uganda recorded the highest number of blocked calls compared to its other three main competitors in Uganda’s capital, according to a survey conducted by the Uganda Communications Commission, the

Binance hires Yele Bademosi to strengthen its position in Africa

January 16, 2019

Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange, has hired Yele Bademosi to join the firm’s expansion plans that are being implemented by Binance Labs. According to a statement announcing the development, Bademosi

Uganda’s Public Taxi app edges close to Shs3.7bn innovation prize

January 15, 2019

Public Taxi Uganda, an application developed Cavendish University students to improve the safety and security of people using commuter taxis in Uganda, has qualified for the 2019 Hult Prize Regional

African startups attracted record funding in 2018 – report

January 15, 2019

Funding African startups increased by almost four times in 2018, underlying the continent’s increasing uptake of business and information technology, the 2018 venture investment report by WeeTracker shows. According to

Uganda hires Dutch firm for digital security at Entebbe Airport

January 14, 2019

Gemalto, a Netherlands-based digital security company providing software applications and hardware has been awarded a contract to provide the tools needed to reinforce the security system at Entebbe International Airport.

Ochola names police officers to head forensics in new shakeup

January 14, 2019

As the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola shuffled the police top brass on Saturday, he appointed a new team to oversee the activities of the Forensics department of

Govt unveils plans to set up telescope observatory hub

January 14, 2019

The minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, has said that government will  establish a refractor telescope and observatory hub at Busitema University in Tororo District. In his