A year of helping Ugandans locate jobs online, Q&A with Fuzu Uganda country manager Katto

May 21, 2019

Fuzu, an online platform that allows people to locate jobs and companies to recruit people while avoiding hectic paperwork, has been operating in

IT project to facilitate seamless data exchange among govt entities takes shape

May 20, 2019

Government authorities and ministries have kicked off discussions as Uganda steps up preparations to roll out an integrated system to facilitate seamless data

What you need to change (add or drop) a name on your national ID, Birth Certificate in Uganda

May 17, 2019

If you’ve been wondering whether it’s possible to change the name your mama gave you, then worry no more because it’s possible, according

Liquid Telecom, Microsoft join forces to strengthen cybersecurity in East Africa

May 17, 2019

Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive

Govt makes good on boosting Internet connectivity in West Nile

May 9, 2019

President Yoweri Museveni will this coming Saturday grace the roll-out of phase four of the National Backbone infrastructure project (NBI). According to a

MTN Uganda breaks silence on porn videos posted on Twitter

May 9, 2019

Telecommunications firm MTN Uganda admitted Thursday afternoon that some rogue elements hacked into its Twitter account Wednesday evening to post pornographic content that

How cryptocurrency could spread in Uganda

April 30, 2019

We occasionally hear about blockchain innovations in Africa but what about bitcoin specifically? It’s not uncommon for blockchain, the underlying tech that many

NIRA to end National ID registration at sub-county level next week

April 30, 2019

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) announced this past Saturday that the national ID registration program that is currently being conducted at sub-county level

NIRA: What to do when your fingerprint was inaccurately captured during registration

April 27, 2019

During the registration for the national ID, officials usually scan thumbprints as part of the biodata they feed into the national registry system.

Driving permit renewal, see how to replace permit in Uganda

April 25, 2019

A driving permit can only function for a given period of time and you’ll need to go for renewal, or you could lose

Computerized Uganda driving permit fees, how to apply for one in 2019

April 23, 2019

In 2018, the Ministry of Works introduced computerized driving permits that can be used anywhere within the East African community. You can apply

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge expands to Africa

April 23, 2019

Google has announced that the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is launching in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey in June. The

Leveraging telemedicine, Liquid Telecom & Aga Khan Hospital reducing healthcare costs in remote Kenya

April 23, 2019

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fiber network,

NIRA responds to frequently asked questions on National IDs, Birth & Death certificates, other services

April 22, 2019

Created in 2015, NIRA is a government agency mandated to register births and deaths in Uganda and to develop a National Identification Register

NIRA moves to enforce compulsory national registration

April 19, 2019

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) has announced plans to “enforce compulsory national registration” as provided by The Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act,

Sawa Minerals unveils Africa’s first Blockchain-powered minerals trading platform

April 16, 2019

Sawa Minerals, a Kenyan-based tech-driven startup has created and launched a blockchain platform through which dealers can buy and sell minerals across Africa

UCC: What you need to apply for a postal and courier license in Uganda

April 15, 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has released a list of requirements a company must have in order to apply for and acquire a postal

Paylater rebrands as “Carbon” to expand its financial options

April 8, 2019

Paylater, a Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, has changed its name to Carbon in light of its growing banking services. The

Ride-hailing firms cash in as Rwandan govt orders on cashless payments

April 8, 2019

Government of Rwanda has directed motorcycle operators offering commercial services to register with ride-hailing firms in the country so as to embrace cashless

Where to go for replacement of a national ID in Uganda

April 6, 2019

When you lose your national ID or damage it, you need to replace it. But do you know which offices to contact for

AIGP Kasingye ‘regrets’ sharing phone numbers with tweeps after John Blaq tease

April 5, 2019

It is not clear whether Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye was joking or dead serious when he tweeted Friday that

What you need for certification of a passport in Uganda

April 5, 2019

Uganda recently transitioned from using machine-readable passports to electronic passports. And we’ve already walked you through how to apply for an ePassport in

Flavia Tumusiime joins YouTube to ‘enjoy life with you’

April 2, 2019

Celebrated media personality Flavia Tumusiime Kabuura has created a YouTube channel through which, she says, she wants to enjoy life with people that

Reduce data usage on WhatsApp calls in 4 steps

April 1, 2019

If you do a lot of WhatsApp calls and you want to limit how much data you spend, there’s a way to do

UPDF to probe NIRA over national ID issues

April 1, 2019

Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) has instituted a team to investigate the National Information Registration Authority as issues related to the processing of

How to retrieve backed-up Google contacts to your Android device

March 30, 2019

Now that you know how to back up phone contacts to your Google account, let’s also show you how to restore the backed-up

NIRA: Why you should closely examine your national ID on issuance day

March 29, 2019

National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has called on Ugandans to always closely examine their national IDs before signing for them to avoid

Taxify (Bolt) ventures into food delivery in Africa

March 28, 2019

Ride-hailing firm Bolt has announced plans to launch a food delivery service, a few weeks after rebranding from Taxify. According to Markus Villig,

UCC switches off Capt. Mukula’s radio station

March 26, 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has switched off eight radio stations, including Voice of Teso, which belongs to Captain Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice

How to replace lost/damaged passport in Uganda

March 23, 2019

There are several reasons as to why you would want to replace a passport: it could be damaged/mutilated, you could have lost it