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Millions Empowered to Shop and Pay Online-Mastercard and MTN

Kampala Uganda, 16 February 2021: Mastercard and MTN today announced a strategic partnership to enable millions of MTN MoMo customers in 16 African countries to shop and pay online with global merchants. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers can now unlock a host of opportunities and shop […]


Global Internet of Things (IoT) Revenues to Jump by 53% and Hit $677B by 2025

Over the past few years, IoT has become one of the most important technologies globally, allowing seamless communication between people, processes, and things. The increasing need for wireless networking technologies is expected to drive the entire sector’s impressive growth in the following years. According to data presented by, the revenue of the global IoT […]

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Sasakawa Africa Association Partners with IT Firms to Provide E-Agric Extension Services to Farmers

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO The agriculture sector remains the main thrust of Uganda’s economic growth. This is because the sector contributes about 25% of the National Gross Domestic Product and it employs over 70% of the Uganda’s, population. This sector also provides great potential and avenues for economic growth and inclusion, particularly for women and the youth. Statistics shows that women make […]

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Harnessing Impact Sourcing to Achieve a Robust Digital Economy

The digital economy is the cup that keeps on giving. It is revolutionizing ways in which people conduct daily activities, strategise for their businesses and organize work. According to World Bank, information and communications technologies (ICTs), digital economy is solely responsible for 17 percent of GDP growth in developing countries as World Economic Forum show […]

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Ethiopia unveils 1 January 2021 as date for majority of Satellite TV channels to migrate to 57 degrees East

To continue accessing their favourite TV channels on Ethiopia’s first-ever dedicated TV platform, TV audiences need to turn their dishes to point to Ethiosat at 57 degrees East Luxembourg; 21 December 2020: As of 1 January 2021, Ethiopian TV audiences will access majority of their favourite Ethiopian TV channels exclusively on Ethiosat at 57 degrees […]

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Xoom, a PayPal Service, Announces Secure Money Transfers to Mobile Wallets in 11 Countries in Africa

 Helps reduce the cost of sending money to Africa – Kampala – December 9, 2020 – Xoom, PayPal’s money transfer service, announced that the company’s customers in the US, UK, Canada and Europe cans now send secure and convenient money transfers directly to mobile wallets in key markets across Africa with a focus on the underbanked segment. […]

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U.S. Chamber Awards Three Nigerian-based

Afrilearn International, Healthbotics Limited, and Tiny Hearts Technology recognized as digital innovators that are positively impacting job-creation and pandemic recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) today awarded Afrilearn International, Healthbotics Limited, and Tiny Hearts Technology with its inaugural Digital Innovation Awards. USAfBC, in partnership with the American Business […]