Google set to invest $1 billion in Africa to improve internet accessibility

Google plans to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to ensure access to fast and cheaper internet. It will back startups to support the continent’s digital transformation, it said on Wednesday. The unit of U.S. tech company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) made the announcement at a virtual event. During the event, it launched an Africa Investment Fund, through which…

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10.6 million problems reported worldwide due to Facebook apps shutdown

10.6 million problems reported worldwide due to Facebook apps shutdown

Following a close to six hours worldwide shutdown of social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, 10.6 million problems were reported worldwide. According to down detector which tracks outages, the situation was described as the largest failure to ever be seen since such a large number of problems was reported more over on a worldwide basis. This occurred after a…

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WhatsApp shutdowns worldwide, Facebook & Instagram reportedly inaccessible

The world’s most popular and American freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging and voice-over-IP service app has on Monday evening shutdown. The incident was reported at around 6:00 PM EAT, leaving many users blaming their internet and mobile data providers. “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal…

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Digital Equality Award winners announced by Coalition for Digital Equality

Digital Equality Award winners announced by Coalition for Digital Equality

Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) has finally announced the winners for the Digital Equality Awards. Coalition for Digital Equality is known for majorliy forcing on networking both local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa. Hence the organisation came up with awards through which they recognition the achievements of individuals in…

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Airtel scraps Tugabane offers on Daily bundles

Airtel scraps Tugabane offers on Daily bundles

Airtel Uganda has announced that its tugabane internet feature will no longer be available for daily internet bundles from Wednesday. The same will apply to freaky holiday and freaky Friday internet Data bundles. Tugabane is a unique feature by Airtel Uganda which allows Airtel customers to concurrently use the same data bundles. “Kindly be informed that effective Wednesday 21st July…

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We shall use VPN to access Twitter – Nigerians tell Service Providers

We shall use VPN to access Twitter - Nigerians tell Service Providers

Nigerian social media in-laws have roared out loud to service providers that they will use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access Twitter following the suspension of its services in the country by the government. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria on Friday… One of the benefits of using a VPN…

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IBM to empower African youths with digital skills through free training

IBM to empower African youths with digital skills through free training

The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT,) has announced its partnership with IBM to provide free digital skills to groups of youths from African and Middle East countries. Among the eight countries that have been selected include Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Jordan and Lebanon which will contribute a total of at least 40,000 youths to attain the training. However, upto…

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Pitchfest: An Event for Entrepreneurs to Meet Local Investors in Uganda

Pitchfest An Event for Entrepreneurs to Meet Local Investors in Uganda

Talk to any economic expert and my most educated guess is they will tell you how SMEs are the backbone of any growing country. For the case of Uganda, the figures are staggering, close to 90% of business in the country falls in this category and this makes the demand for capital or local investors even more critical. On the…

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Security Operatives Likely To Switch Off Internet Tomorrow Amidst The Swearing In Ceremony

Security Operatives Likely To Switch Off Internet Tomorrow Amidst The Swearing In Ceremony

With the swearing in ceremony of the president-elect, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni slated for tomorrow at Kololo Independence Grounds, word making round is that the internet could be switched off yet again for the second time this year. This comes after it was switched off in January a few days to the presidential and parliamentary elections. The reason given by…

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