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Rumour mill: Is Airtel quitting Uganda?

Bharti Airtel has announced that it will be exiting 14 African countries including Uganda within a year, with claims that the telecom operator is faced with poor performance across those markets. The exit would could be completed within a year, Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said in an interview. Faced with an escalating price war in its home market, India, Bharti is...

Victoria University’s café was long overdue

By Owen Wagabaza Over a month ago, Victoria University  opened  its own cafeteria amid fears that it may not survive due to the tight competition, but ironically, the café has continued to grow stronger and giving the competitors a run for their money. Victoria University students for whom the cafe was purposefully opened say the café saying has saved them the...

Ugandan visual artiste Mukalere scoops US gig

Mukalere Andrew is the new boy on the visual artiste scene. News reaching our desk has it that he has scooped a deal with Cross Roads, an International multimedia digital company. The artiste who is also a son to a bigwig in the Government (Thomas Mukalere) is set to handle a number of US funded projects for the Cross...

#ICreateTomorrow winners living big in London

By Solomon Muleyi The festive season implores many to retreat. It wields a contagious urge that spreads through every organ of the body like a wildfire, motioning people to leave the dusty and noisy Kampala city for a holiday abroad, or perhaps a trip in the mighty Queen’s land. And because such trips cost kidneys (and other valuable body organs...

The winners of Vodafone’s #ICreateTomorrow competition fly to London on an all-expenses paid trip

Vodafone Uganda announces that today the three winners of the #ICreateTomorrow competition – artist and student Darsan Ainembabazi, filmmaker Chris Lutanga and health care administrator Cathy Namubiru – have departed for London on a once in a lifetime trip. During their time in London the lucky winners will each visit key tech hubs, influencers and leaders in their respective fields,...

Healing Point Launches Inspirational Magazine

By Ronnie Twinamasiko Healing Point, a non-government organization in Kampala that seeks to solve the social and emotional puzzles the young people go through is set to launch a magazine called The Bloom. The sole direction of The Bloom Magazine is to tackle the issues many youngsters face during the bloom of their youth. Speaking at a press conference, the...

Kasese District wins Inaugural Kakasa competition

  Farming and drama are never peas in the same pod.  However recently, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) together with USAID organized a maiden competition between farmers at Kitante Primary School Amphitheatre.  The competitions saw 42 drama groups from 24 districts participate different skits, poems, songs and recitals.   It was all geared towards a theme “Kakasa if it is...

Tecno Boom J8 unveiled

Africell Uganda this morning together with Tecno unveiled the latest Tecno offering, the high end Tecno Boom J8. This Techno J8 which is now available in Africell stores will cost only 499,000 and comes with a free 4G LTE simcard plus 3.5GB of data valid for one month. Also, TECNO is set to unveil its own mobile Operating system, HiOS...

City Lawyer, Shonubi and tycoon Sudhir in car battle

Last week, tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia was in the news when he showed off his new Land Cruiser Lexus LX450d 2016 model valued at over sh600m in Munyonyo.  It however appears prominent City lawyer Allan Shonubi will not let the Chairman of the Ruparelia group enjoy the plaudits alone.  Shonubi has also unveiled a Mercedes Benz Coupe 400 2016 model.  ...

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