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Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers

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NAIROBI, Kenya This partnership is in response to the growing demand for Mastercard companion cards connected with mobile money accounts globally Youtap a global provider of contactless mobile money payments and financial services software, has announced a partnership with MatchMove that will provide Youtap’s customers in Africa and Asia with an off-the-shelf open-loop payment acceptance solution for closed-loop wallets.Youtap has worked closely with MatchMove to provide integration to Youtap Pay, Youtap’s mobile money payment processing platform. The combined solution will enable mobile operators to issue Mastercard companion cards to their mobile money customers. Cards can be branded and integrated with an operator’s current mobile wallet app. It makes it possible for

Konnect Africa set to reshape the satellite broadband industry

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LONDON, United Kingdom, With products aligned with the preferences and habits of end-users, Konnect Africa is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the Internet in Africa With new-generation services starting today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda, Konnect Africa is confirming its bold ambitions for Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s innovative service offerings and products, included packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models and Wi-Fi hotspots schemes, have already convinced a number of local operators, telecom companies and resellers. With products aligne

ICC World Cricket Division 3; Canada, Oman and Singapore on same points, Uganda lost.

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 Oman and Singapore secure second wins; Canada slumps to defeat as Malaysia wins first match Oman pulled off a convincing win against Uganda to join Canada and Singapore on four points at the midway stage of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 on Friday, 26 May. Jatinder Singh top-scored with 58 to lead Oman to victory by six wickets after Uganda had been bowled out earlier in the day for 144 at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala. Singapore defeated the USA by seven wickets after an unbeaten 162 runs fourth wicket partnership between Arjun Mutreja (101 not out) and Chetan Suryawanshi (74 not out) secured a convincing win for the Asian side. Earlier, Steven Taylor had scored 69 to help his side to 237 all out in 47 overs. Canada suffered a surprising six-wicket

President Museveni meets Rajiv Shah, Rockefeller Foundation President

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Tuesday, 23rd May 2017   Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr. Rajiv Shah. The Foundation CEO has prioritized the East African Region since he took office on March 1st this year. The Rockefeller Foundation support to Uganda dates back to the 1930s with investments in health and education sectors. President Museveni, who warmly welcomed Dr. Rajiv Shah and his delegation to Uganda, briefed his guests on the areas of support that Uganda could secure from the Rockefeller Foundation. “Uganda Government is fighting against ticks in livestock. Our target is to have vaccines against tick-borne diseases developed. We shall be pleased if you c

David Mclachlan-Karr Appointed as Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau

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NEW YORK, United States of America, Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, who completed her assignment in Guinea-Bissau in January United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, who completed her assignment in

Uganda falls to Canada in World Cricket opener.

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KAMPALA, UGANDA. The World Cricket Division 3 Qualifiers kicked off on three different Cricket Ovals in Kampala Uganda this Tuesday in afternoon. United States, Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and Uganda compiled to make the six nations in the 3rd division qualification tournament underway in Kampala, the eight day tournament is a path to the 2019 world Cricket finals. In the fight to qualify for the ICC 2nd Division, the hosts Uganda tasseled out with North American counterparts Canada who once qualified for Cricket world cup in 2003 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. While on the side, USA played with Oman in Entebbe at the Entebbe Cricket Oval and at the same time Malaysia and Singapore battled in an Asian affair at Kyambogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. ...

UNEB and Kisubi win the corporate woodball circuit

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The Uganda Woodball Federation corporate circuit was dominated by both Kisubi corporate and Uganda National Examinations Board at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. In a highly anticipated tournament, Kisubi Corprate men team and UNEB women team took the day with the likes of Balemesa Justin emerging winner in the women singles category and Mutebi David taking it all to win for Kisubi Corporate in the singles category respectively. Despite of having a better performance during the course of the game, Stroke’s Collins Ssemmanda and Kisubi’s Nanyonjo Annet where denied chance to end on top in both male and female singles category losing it to the day champions on just a small margin. In the doubles, Buganda Land Board stabilized their performance to win the women double ca

Uganda assumes EAC Chair as President Museveni makes strong case for integration

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Sunday, 21st May 2017   Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has assumed the Chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) and strongly called for the integration of the East African Region. Speaking in Dar-es-Salaam yesterday at the 18th Ordinary Summit of the of the Heads of State of the EAC members countries – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania- after assumed the EAC Chairperson from Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli, President Museveni made an impassioned plea for the case of regional integration premised on three pillars. “Integration is about three issues; prosperity, security and ‘Ubuntu’ (brotherhood)”, the President said. Giving a synopsis of the origins of the East African Community, President Museveni praised former Tanzanian Pres
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