Category: Business

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s has advice for Facebook and Google: Don’t make the mistake we did

Steve Ballmer, photographed in 2009 while CEO of Microsoft. The backlash against Silicon Valley is growing. Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has some advice for the likes of Facebook and Google: Accept you’ve screwed up, and work with regulators to fix it. He urged them not to take the same combative approach that […]

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Business: Vodacom and MTN eyeing Ethiopian market

South African mobile telecommunications giants Vodacom and MTN are eyeing the Ethiopian telecoms market.   “Vodacom has said on many occasions that Ethiopia is an attractive market so it follows that there would be interest.    Naturally this is dependent on what might become available and if it fits within our investment parameters,” Vodacom’s spokesman said […]

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Pay TV operators defy UCC directives in the new licenses

Pay TV broadcasters have opposed a new directive by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) requiring them to apply for fresh licences and accused the state regulator of renegading on its earlier promise to engage them in talks over the matter. On Monday, UCC issued a notice in print media, directing the Pay TV operators, who […]

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CHEAP AS CHIPS: Samsung Galaxy S9 deals – the best deals, offers, prices and where to buy

We’ve got all the info you need to get your hands on a cracking Samsung Galaxy S9 deal We’ve got all the details, including release date, price, offers and where to find the best Galaxy S9 deals. Samsung Galaxy S9 release date and price The Samsung Galaxy S9 was available to pre-order starting from Sunday, February 25, […]

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Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive
Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive

Following a directive from Uganda Communications Commission to all telecom companies to stop the sale of new SIM Cards until UCC establishes API connectivity with National Identity verification, various telecoms have complied with the directive. The commission directed that all companies should halt the sale of new SIM cards to the public until it establishes […]

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Police arrest hundreds of boda boda riders in early morning swoop

Police in Kampala this morning seized more than 700 boda bodas in a traffic police operation to clamp down on lawless riders. In a statement on the Kampala Metropolitan Police facebook page, police stated that the operation which started on January 26, 2018, targets riders that violate traffic rules and regulations around all the 18 […]

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Aunt Lususu Charged For Illegal Use of UNBS Mark

Buganda Road  Chief Magistrate Court has charged Aunt Lususu aka Fiona Namawejje over the illegal use of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Quality Mark. Namawejje Fiona, a resident of Makindye Divison who deals in cosmetics business branded Aunt Lususu, was yesterday (Thursday) put before grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu for illegal use of UNBS […]

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Parents decry prices hike as term one opens

Kampala’s busiest business hubs, Kikuubo and downtown, were over the weekend hit by rush purchase of items for students who return to school today for first term. Parents over the weekend were ticking off items on the shopping lists of all scholastic materials. However, to their surprise, their budgets were small to purchase the required […]

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Women Groups Ordered to Return Government Money

Masaka: Beginning the financial year 2014/2015, women groups from various sub counties in Masaka district started receiving government money which was to be used in investing in different activities that would later bring profits to pay back the money. According to Ms. Lillian Musisi the Development officer in Masaka district, the district received UGX 135Millions […]

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A Million Jobs forecast in 6 new Business Parks

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has rolled out an ambitious plan to build six new industrial and business parks Authority sources say that the parks will be located in Jinja, Nakasongola, Arua, Buliisa, Gulu and Lira districts. The drive to breathe more life into private sector investment will also benefit from government’s plan to secure […]

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