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On Day 36 of the 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative for Tanzania, we interacted with Helen Lukundo Chonjo, the Founder and Team Lead at Macho Technologies Limited. Macho Technologies Limited is through its flagship solution, Thamani, using technology to digitize the valuation, insurance and resale of motor vehicles. First implemented in Uganda, 40 Days 40 […]

The 2023 FinTech Landscape Exhibition concluded successfully on Thursday, July 6th, drawing the participation of more than 300 attendees, including government policymakers, tech giants, financial service providers, and over 40 FinTech companies.   The exhibition served as the pinnacle event of the 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative, which featured 43 companies from Uganda and Kenya […]

The global migration from paper work to digital systems over the past two decades has received both support and resistance almost in equal measure. The critics have fronted the jobs worry of replacing humans with machines in the employment world while the proponents cite efficiency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. All said and done, digital migration has […]

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has opened a 3rd Food Safety Testing Laboratory for Western Region based in Mbarara City. The Equipment for the Laboratory was donated by the Danish Government through Trade Mark Africa. According to Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, the Executive Director of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the Bureau […]

Most developing countries such as Uganda face a problem of lack of, limited and expensive energy resources. And when it comes to domestic usage of electricity, for instance, there is a lot of waste. It is very common to find a home with lights on during the day or all appliances connected even when there […]

A quick scan through the daily newspapers will show you how many people are losing their businesses to financial services providers for failure to service a loan. Financial services providers usually don’t care if you made a profit or a loss on the money they gave you; they just want their money back plus the […]

Happening for the very first time, the Janzi Awards that seek to honor and celebrate artistic and creative excellence of Ugandans in the Creative and Arts Industry, went down over the weekend. The two-day awarding ceremony went down at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala ― this is where winners in the 96 categories and […]

In a bid to support female-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) protect their innovations through trademarking, three partnering entities organized a series of national workshops for women entrepreneurs. The organizations were the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Grooming a Successful Woman with Intellectual Mind (GSWIM). The three partners handed over trademark certificates […]

The Nigerian government has suspended passports of more than 2,000 Nigerians indicted for violating Covid-prevention protocols after returning from abroad. Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, who sits on the president’s Covid committee, said that the passports would remain suspended for a year according to a BBC report. As the country anticipates a third wave of infections, Nigeria […]

Today we crush on renowned media personality, Flavia Tumusiime, ‘A heroine to many’ because of her life story, progression and how she has managed to remain relevant against all odds. Flavia Tumusiime has not only built her name on media grounds but also as an actress, voice-over artist, emcee and author of 30 Days of […]