New App Linking Market Women To Broader Markets

New App Linking Market Women To Broader Markets

By. Damba Rogers The institute for social transformation is in the final stages of coming up with a new marketing App for women vending fruits, food, and vegetables in markets around the country. According to the executive director, Institute for social transformation, Rita Atukwasa, women in markets have been cheated by middlemen for long, By middlemen buying goods from them at a very cheaper price and selling them off to the final consumer at very…

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UAP Old Mutual Unveils Travel Insurance Package

UAP Old Mutual Unveils Travel Insurance Package

By. Damba Rogers With 1.2 million Ugandans traveling out of the country annually, only 50,000 of them travel while insured and the biggest number travel with no insurance which puts their lives and property at risk. Now to make life easy for Ugandans, UAP has launched an online travel insurance packed dubbed, Ekibbo. This new insurance product comes with unique features, as it can be accessed online to curb on personal interface as a means…

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MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda

MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda

MTN Uganda (www.MTN.co.ug) in partnership with Mastercard (www.Mastercard.com) and United Bank for Africa (UBA) (www.UBAGroup.com) have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally. Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments. The launch of the virtual card that is known as MTN MoMocard will ensure MTN’s ability to provide…

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Uganda, China Sign Three Pacts as Museveni Meets Jinping

Uganda, China Sign Three Pacts as Museveni Meets Jinping

Source State House President Yoweri Museveni has held a bilateral discussion with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, with both leaders witnessing the signing of three agreements between their countries. The three pacts are; an agreement on economic and technical cooperation, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative and finally an agreement on emergency humanitarian assistance. The first agreement is…

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TIDAL and MTN Announce Trailblazing Partnership Bringing Pioneering Music and Video Streaming Service , Starting with Uganda

TIDAL and MTN Announce Trailblazing Partnership Bringing Pioneering Music and Video Streaming Service , Starting with Uganda

Global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL (www.TIDAL.com) in partnership with the leading communications operator in Uganda offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda, have today announced an exciting, first-of-its kind collaboration. The partnership provides MTN Uganda customers a variety of options for a data-inclusive TIDAL membership as part of their mobile plan to gain access to exclusive high-quality streaming music, videos, concerts and more. “Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration…

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The Government of Uganda promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

The Government of Uganda promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, in the Republic of Uganda will lead a delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector to the Africa Oil Week 2018 (http://www.Africa-OilWeek.com), which will be held between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Hon Muloni said, “Uganda is open for business and we will be looking forward to promoting the country`s highly progressive and lucrative hydrocarbon…

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MTN CEO Vanhelleputte Says 99% of Ugandans Embraced Electronic Airtime

MTN CEO Vanhelleputte Says 99% of Ugandans   Embraced Electronic Airtime

MTN CEO Vanhelleputte Says Ugandans Overwhelmingly Embraced Electronic Airtime By Adiga Julius The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda Wim Vanhelleputte, has said majority of Ugandans have overwhelmingly embraced electronic airtime following the phasing off of scratch cards. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had set 31st July as the deadline for using airtime scratch cards. However in a meeting at Parliaments conference hall involving the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Members of Parliament, Telecom giants and the Ministry…

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Ugandans in South Korea ask for govt. support

Ugandans in South Korea ask for govt. support

By Parliament Press Ugandans living in South Korea have asked for government financial support to help improve trade between the two countries. The Chairperson of the Ugandan Community in South Korea, Paul Kaziro, also called for bilateral talks between Uganda and South Korea intended to improve trade relations. “We are requesting the government [of Uganda] to make a commitment to fund the activities of the Ugandan Community in South Korea as a registered association that…

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Apple has become the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn

Apple has become the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn

Source BBC Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion By Chris Johnston Business reporter, BBC News Apple has become the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn). The iPhone maker’s market value reached the figure in late morning trading in New York as its shares rose to a new record high above $207. The stock has been rising since Tuesday when it reported better than expected results for the three months…

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President Museveni woos BRICS to East Africa

President Museveni woos BRICS to East Africa

By PPU President Yoweri Museveni has told the new economic block BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa) that they or their companies can realize a high rate of return if they invested in some of the infrastructure elements such as building electricity generating units, the modern railways, some of the roads, some health units and some tourism units in the East African Region. “The rate of return on investment for the companies in…

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