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

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

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

Rwanda unveils plans to deploy drones in fighting malaria

January 10, 2019

The Government of Rwanda is finalizing plans to adopt the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, in the fight

Why you need to eject your flash/external drive before pulling it out

January 9, 2019

The reign of Compact Disks is almost over but flash drives are here to stay. The biggest benefit out of this is laptops

With futuristic bus stops, Rwanda closes in on smart transportation

January 7, 2019

The government of Rwanda is constructing an ultramodern transport network system, positioning itself ahead of most African nations in the process of achieving

World Bank unveils Shs371 million innovation challenge

January 3, 2019

The World Bank Group through its arm, Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative, has rolled out a multimillion-dollar innovation challenge aimed at inspiring innovators

Rwanda opens $4.5 million coding school

January 2, 2019

The government of Rwanda has commissioned a Rwf4 billion (about US $4.5 million) coding school, making good on its mission of establishing a

Kenyan cryptocurrency Aidos Kuneen to list

December 27, 2018

Aidos Kuneen (ADK), a Tangle-based cryptocurrency is planning on offering itself as an exchange traded fund (ETF) in Kenya, Ricardo Badoer, the founder

Social media giants bet on KaiOS to dig deeper into emerging markets

December 24, 2018

KaiOS Technologies, a company that develops KaiOS, an operating system optimized for smart feature phones has established strategic partnerships that could significantly propel

Westerwelle calls African startups to apply for 2019 Founders Programme

December 23, 2018

The Westerwelle Foundation has unveiled the agenda for the Spring 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and the deadline for application is January 9,

Production of Heineken starts in Rwanda

December 23, 2018

Bralirwa, the largest brewer and soft beverage company in Rwanda, has started locally brewing Heineken beer in the country, a move that will

3 Ugandans score top posts as RUFORUM unveils new staff

December 21, 2018

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has appointed eight scientists to its Secretariat to support the implementation of its

Demand for feature phones in Africa continues to rise as smartphones struggle

December 21, 2018

Demand for the traditional feature phones has continued to rise despite the existence of the more customized smartphones, statistics show. Data released by

A look at Nopia Ride, the first electric taxi-hailing service in East Africa

December 19, 2018

EkoRent, a Finland-based company which has been testing Nopia Ride, the first electric taxi-hailing company in East Africa, has promised to start selling

What you will need to get an ePassport in Uganda

December 18, 2018

At the beginning of 2019, Uganda will join fellow East African countries to start issuing ePassports. The first batch of more than 20,000

Q&A: What is Andela Uganda and how can you benefit from it?

December 18, 2018

Andela, a global training and placement company for software developers, officially launched its third unit in Africa, Andela Uganda, in July of this

Kayihura, Musisi set questionable social media precedents: Have MPs, govt agencies learnt anything?

December 17, 2018

On a Sunday evening of March 4 this year, President Yoweri Museveni rolled out social media posts, announcing he was firing one of

How to add location information on your camera photos on Android

December 15, 2018

Smartphones today collect a lot of data. When it comes to photos, most of the smartphones save the basic information such as mode

Breaking down car tracking

December 15, 2018

By Pius Muhumuza I can’t claim to be an expert in car tracking, let alone Telematics but I sure do know enough to

Fintech unveils smart agency banking machines in Uganda

December 14, 2018

Fintech International Limited has rolled out a new generation of smart point of sale (POS) terminals that are aimed at increasing efficiency in

Zembo to sell electric motorcycles in Uganda in 2019

December 13, 2018

Zembo, an automotive company started by two French engineers, will begin selling electric motorcycles in Uganda in April 2019, SautiTech has been informed

5 best ways to improve the sound on your TV

December 12, 2018

LED TV, OLED TV, and QLED TV come to mind whenever one looks to improve their TV experience. But the picture quality shouldn’t

WorldRemit, Ethiopian bank sign deal to boost remittances

December 11, 2018

Global money transfer agency WorldRemit has struck a deal with Addis International Bank, which is based in Ethiopia, to boost online money transfer

Why Boeing is setting up STEM education center in Egypt

December 10, 2018

Boeing has announced new plans to launch a STEM Center targeting Egyptian youth between the ages of 12 and 16. The new center

Alice Nabatanzi floors African scientists to win research fellowship

December 10, 2018

Makerere University don Dr. Alice Nabatanzi has beaten other African scientists to qualify for a fellowship under the University of Pretoria in South

How KaiOS could overtake Android, iOS as operating system for Africa

December 8, 2018

When you want to attract the attention of a particular market, you either bring to them what they (or you) think they want

Rwanda’s ‘laptop loans for students’ project gains steam

December 7, 2018

The government of Rwanda has resumed its project to give laptop loans to students after shelving it for a while due to multiple

Xiaomi trounces Apple to become top seller of wearables globally

December 6, 2018

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has overtaken Apple in numbers of wearable devices sold in the third quarter of 2018, becoming the world’s largest

How to remotely access your computer from your phone

December 6, 2018

There are times in nearly every computer user’s life when they need a file from their computer and it isn’t nearby. Being able