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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...

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...

Sudhir’ s Crane Bank Rwanda bought by Kenyans

By Kampala Sun wirter The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has acquired whole stake of Crane Bank Rwanda Limited from Dfcu. The deal, whose worth was not disclosed by officials from CBA is still subject to regulatory approval by National Bank of Rwanda, Bank of Uganda and Central Bank of Kenya. Sudhir Ruparelia, who then owned Crane Bank, spread the bank’s...

Online business directory launched.

A German physicist &IT expert who first came to Uganda riding a bicycle in 2006, has finally found a “place” in Uganda. The adventurous Roland Okello (yes, he has since abandoned his German name) recently launched a search portal www.place.ug, which also serves as an online business directory.  He launched it before a section of the media at Centenary Bank’s...

Gadgets Here With Us

I have fond memories of the first phone in my village. It was my dad’s. A brick-like phone that weighed like a well-fed baby elephant that when it accidentally, slipped out of your hands, it would hit and shatter all your phalanges. It was a tourist attraction, somewhat. Old people would gawk at it and crane their necks. Toddlers...

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