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Technology

Video: Ugandan student makes a billion shillings through mobile apps

Twenty-two-year-old Ugandan IT student Abdu Sekalala has made a fortune from mobile apps, benefiting from Africa’s fast-growing telecoms market. Hayley Platt reports:  


Tech News | Become A Ugandan Shilling Billionaire With Smartphone Apps In Africa

A Forbes Report: OK, admittedly, become a billionaire in Ugandan Shillings with smartphone apps but that’s still real money: $375,000 in Uganda is serious money in fact: you’d normally have to go into politics to have a hop...



AFP ~ Ugandan works on space project from Mother’s backyard

By Max Delany | AFP  ~ Chris Nsamba says that at one time or another every successful scientist has been called a madman, and some think he is crazy about working to send the first Ugandan into space — from the back...



VIDEO ~ Uganda’s Analog to Digital Video TV migration woes

Technocrats handling the digital migration process are concerned that the process is not moving according to plan, largely due to financial constraints. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission Godfrey Mutabaz...


Uganda’s first electric car proves the potential of Africa’s universities

Posted by Richard M Kavuma, The Guardian ~ In an age of technological marvels, it may not be earth-stopping news that young engineers at Uganda’s Makerere University have made an electric car. But, as a university prof...



DISCOVERY ~ Students build Uganda’s First Electric Car

Analysis by Jesse Emspak, DISCOVERY NEWS ~ Electric vehicle manufacturing isn’t limited to big countries with huge auto industries. At Makerere University in Uganda, a group of engineering students and their professors show...



CNN ~ One man’s mission to put Ugandans in space

By Emily Wither, CNN ~ You could say Chris Nsamba has always been something of an overachiever. By the age of 16 he’d already won three science competitions for adults. Now in his late 20s, the Ugandan is still dreaming ...


African space research: Ugandan Dreaming of a manned shuttle

By Anna Cavell, BBC, Kampala, Uganda ~ It would be easy to laugh at Chris Nsamba, founder of the African Space Research Programme. For a start, his research centre is based in his back garden where there’s not much eviden...



Samasource Taps Silicon Valley to Create Jobs for Poor People

Forget microfinance. Leila Chiriyath Janah is betting that “microwork” can be an even more successful route to alleviate poverty. Samasource, her three year old San Francisco nonprofit, has found simple computer-based work ...


WiMAX Networks Launched in Uganda and Mozambique

By Ian Mansfield ~ Foris Telecom, a mobile broadband Internet and applications service provider, has successfully launched its WiMAX network in Mozambique and Kampala, Uganda. The network, supplied by Alvarion, operating in the...



Uganda to use Tullow tax payment to build dam

KAMPALA, April 15 (Reuters) – Uganda will use tax payments by UK oil explorer Tullow Oil (Stuttgart: 591219 – news) to finance construction of the Karuma dam, a ministry of finance official said on Friday, to provid...







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