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Untapping Ugandan genius
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Untapping Ugandan genius

“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 […]

The big five – your survival guide to the numbers behind the stories
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The big five – your survival guide to the numbers behind the stories

Do you feel bombarded by big data? Or floored by forecasts? Here are eLearning Africa 2014’s Top 5 vital statistics and trend predications. They are the essential background to some of hottest topics we will be discussing in Kampala. Have we got it right? Let us know what we might have missed – or have you got a killer stat you’d like to share? […]

Ugandan drone causes buzz
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Ugandan drone causes buzz

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 […]

Powering rural Uganda
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Powering rural Uganda

We’ve all heard about the solar classroom – but what are the realities of solar power, from a businessman’s perspective? Is it really the answer to affordable and sustainable energy – or are there hidden costs involved? The eLearning Africa News Team’s Kwesi Brako caught up with Edward Ntumwa to find out. So for those who don’t know, can you tell us a little […]

Women of Uganda, Network!
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Women of Uganda, Network!

Life in the 21st century is unimaginable without the dynamics of ICT, which are adding unprecedented dimensions to humankind’s interaction on global, economic and social levels. In 2000, gender equality and empowerment of women became the third Millennium Development Goal adopted by the United Nations. by Pauline Bugler While attainment of this goal still hangs in the balance in Africa, the Ugandan women’s organisation […]

Uganda: home of health innovations
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Uganda: home of health innovations

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 […]

Bullion ebullient
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Bullion ebullient

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) ++++ […]

ICT to the stars
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ICT to the stars

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 […]

It’s fun to study for a Y-M-B-A
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It’s fun to study for a Y-M-B-A

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) […]

ICT builds bridges
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ICT builds bridges

The morning’s catch of fish has been heaped up to roast on a griddle over an open fire.  Smoke rises, filling the hut. Daniel, a member of the Ago-Egun fishing community in Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, gets out his phone and starts making calls: he needs to tell his many customers that the fish are nearly done. In a business like fishing communication is vital. […]