An internet blackout has been enforced in Uganda as citizens go to polling centres to cast their votes on election day. An order from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on Wednesday directed all internet service providers in the country to “implement a temporary suspension of the operation of all your Internet Gateways and associated access […]
During an interview with a Ugandan radio station on Tuesday, Bobi Wine was forced to abruptly end the conversation because soldiers had entered his residence. According to him, these soldiers beat up his guards while he was on air. Later that day, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) ordered internet service providers to shut down all […]
In today’s edition of our newsletter, TC Daily, we reported on Facebook shutting down several accounts belonging to Ugandan officials for “the use of multiple Facebook or Instagram assets, working in concert to engage in inauthentic behaviour where the use of fake accounts is central to the operation.” In response, Don Wanyama, Senior Press Secretary […]
Under the new regulations, people who have Youtube pages will also have to register and pay the fees. But these regulations are not so new; in 2019, the UCC began making it compulsory for all online publishers to register with the government.
Since the term was coined in 2016, femtech, a sub-sector in health technology dedicated to creating solutions that address female wellbeing continues to gain traction and attract VC funding globally. In Africa, however, the space is still very much in its budding phase. This segment is dedicated to telling stories of innovators, their solutions, the […]
Until 2017, Charles had never been outside Nigeria. Today, he is studying in Uganda. What have his tech experiences been?
Hint: Social media taxes and a ban on porn