In this last edition of the Uganda News Review, Mark Keith Muhumuza takes a look at the technology projects that are slowly but surely changing the face of government in Uganda – as presented at eLearning Africa 2014’s session, “Local Initiatives: Current ICT Projects from Uganda” Piles of manila files are a common scene in Ugandan public services, in the hospitals, land offices and tax […]
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“Facilitating genius” in Uganda is the startup incubator and co-working space Hive Colab, which proudly has over 350 members, who are a part of the group either in person or virtually. by Georgia Gilson We spoke with Brian Ndyaguma, the organisation’s operations manager, to find out a bit more about the project and the tech startup scene in Kampala. He and some of the […]
This week in the Uganda News Review: the school in Malaba and the woman who built it up from scratch, the latest feat in Ugandan engineering, and the scheme to send 1,000 more students to University this year. Read on… Uganda News in Brief: floating island blocks Luzira port (Monitor) ++++ Infighting damages Museveni presidential campaign (Observer) ++++ National census to create 1000 jobs […]
Bonita Nanziri is a student at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest University. A friend of hers, Jonathan, was in his final year of medical school when he passed on due to sickle cell anaemia. Together with three friends, she formed AfriGal Tech to work on technologies to fight this hereditary disease. by Mark Keith Muhumuza “Jonathan had always wanted to find a solution […]
In this edition: the gender gap is bridged – as is the Atlantic ocean. Find out what books Ugandans like to read most, how the country’s doctors are helping diagnose fevers on the other side of the world, and about the Ugandan film with Oscar-winning potential – read on… Uganda News in brief: Mbabazi-M7 row: spy tapes show extent of Mbabazi support (Observer) ++++ […]
In this edition of the Uganda News Review, find out about the course taking on corruption and the learning centre tackling a more powerful force: lightning. Also below: radio aids development in Northern Uganda, online government meets with uncertain response, and a monster is hauled out of Lake Victoria. Read on… Uganda News in brief: Christian University makes laptops a requirement (New Vision) ++++ Parliamentary payrise […]
In this edition, discover how Uganda is leading the way in Sub-Saharan Africa on public health issues such as smoking and road safety, and about the Ugandan student taking distance learning to extremes. Meanwhile, worried voices are raised about some of the unexpected effects of universal primary education – read on… Uganda news in brief: commentators spot shades of 1964 in M7-Mbabazi row (Observer) […]