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PRAU To Unveil 2017 Excellence Awards today

By Kampala Sun writer The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) is set to launch the 2017 PRAU Excellence Awards today (Wednesday 26th July, 2017. The PRAU Excellence Awards celebrates the greatest achievements across the public relations and communications industry in Uganda. During the launch the PRAU Governing Council led by Ms. Cynthia Mpanga, the PRAU president, will unveil the theme...

MTN Uganda Revises Caller tunez Rates

By Kampala Sun writer The activation of the MTN Callertunez has been made more convenient and affordable with tunes activated for thirty (30) costing sh700 The telecom company, which continues support of local content by uploading more Ugandan artists’ songs to the MTN CallerTunez menu says that due to feedback from costumers, , MTN CallerTunez has been made more affordable...

Kampala Restaurant Week third edition launched

By Yusuf Ogola The 3rd edition of the Kampala Restaurant Week has been launched at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala with promise of the largest restaurant showcase. Organized by Pearl Guide Uganda and powered by Uganda Breweries Limited’s, Tusker Lite, runs from Wednesday 5th July to 15th July. Speaking at the launch of this year’s Kampala Restaurant Week, Philip Kalibwani, the...

Troubled Nakumatt closes three more outlets

By Kampala Sun writer Troubled regional retail chain Nakumatt has closed down three of its outlets in Uganda. The cash-strapped retailer shut stores at Acacia Mall in Kiseminti, Village Mall in Bugolobi and at Victoria Mall in Entebbe. "The supermarket space at these malls will go under redevelopment," said Knight Frank Uganda, the property manager, in a statement issued on Saturday. In April,...

ESKOM explains national Power blackout

By Kampala Sun writer The nationwide power outage experienced on Thursday triggered a countrywide social media frenzy. Whereas some went as far as suggesting that it was former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi behind the blackout, since there were several heads of states visiting for the Nile Basin Initiative summit in Kampala, Eskom Uganda Limited has come out to explain....

Kenya bans six DSTV cartoon programs for promoting homosexuality

The Kenya Film Classification Board has issued a ban on six cartoon programmes aired by DStv, MultiChoice’s digital satellite Pay-TV service provider operating in several African countries. KFCB has told DStv to immediately discontinue the broadcasting, distribution and exhibition of Nickelodeon’s shows “The Loud House,” “The Legend of Korra” and “Hey Arnold,” along with the Cartoon Network shows “Steven...

PRAU to Host Professional Training Boot Camp

By Kampala Sun writer Uganda’s top public relations practitioners are set to undergo a professional capacity building upgrade at the end of this month in a residential training activity dubbed ‘PRAU BOOT CAMP’. Organized by the Public Relations Association of Uganda, the second PRAU BOOT CAMP, scheduled for Thursday 29th June to Saturday 1st July 2017, will be held...

Chameleone ready to fly with 100m UBL boost

By Musa Semwanga Singer Jose Chameleone is in a buoyant mood ahead of his ‘Hit after Hit’ concert next weekend. This comes after his concert received a sh100m boost from flagship sponsor Bell Lager. The announcement was made during the singer’s press briefing held on Wednesday afternoon at Uganda Breweries Offices, Rooftop bar. Speaking at the briefing,...

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed start-up. The company confirmed Mr Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s role on Tuesday, after the New York Times reported major backers including Benchmark Capital demanded he resign. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of directors, the newspaper said. While...

Owning a Uganda Telecom sim card should be made mandatory- Minister Evelyn Anite

By Kampala Sun writer Ugandans may soon be compelled to own a Uganda Telecom (UTL) line just like having the National ID, Minister Evelyn Anite Kajik has said. Anite, the State Minister of Finance for Investment and privatisation says the initiative to have every Ugandan own a Uganda Telecom simcard as a must in order to re-awaken the “fallen giant...

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