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MTN Uganda Appoints new Chief Finance Officer

MTN Uganda Appoints new Chief Finance Officer

TECHNOLOGY
KAMPALA, UGANDA ---- MTN Uganda appointed Andrew Bugembe as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bugembe started work on April 1, replacing Mike Blackburn who retired early this year having served as the Telecom’s CFO since 2011. In his position, Mr Bugembe is part of the dynamic leadership team of MTN Uganda that boasts of 16 members, four of whom are women. Andrew Bugembe , the new Chief Financial Officer, MTN Uganda After being away from Uganda for almost 10 years, Mr Bugembe is happy to join a great, experienced and strong management team back home at MTN Uganda. He looks forward to leading the Finance division and contributing to MTN Uganda’s future success as the country embarks on this thrilling Digital journey that the telecom is committed to deliver.Mr. Bugembe b...
Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’

Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’

TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US and UK media report. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Artificial intelligence will perform these news production tasks, sources told the Seattle Times. Microsoft said it was part of an evaluation of its business. The US tech giant said in a statement: "Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, redeployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic." Microsoft, like some other tech companies, pays news organisatio...
Trump’s executive order kicks off war against Twitter and Big Tech

Trump’s executive order kicks off war against Twitter and Big Tech

TECHNOLOGY
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would radically alter social media — and the internet at large — as we know it. The executive order would strip the protections of Section 230 from some internet companies, making them legally liable for user-posted content. Changing Section 230 could have devastating effects on tech giants like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, forcing them to defend themselves in court. The executive order came after Twitter fact-checked one of President Trump’s tweets for the first time. Within days, Trump had accused Twitter of censorship and bias and drafted the executive order, seemingly as retribution. Early Friday morning, Twitter hid another Trump tweet, about the Minnesota protests, because the ...
Nestlé brand MAGGI to launch unique cooking Website in Central and West Africa

Nestlé brand MAGGI to launch unique cooking Website in Central and West Africa

TECHNOLOGY
ACCRA, Ghana, May 28, 2020/ -- Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, will hold a press conference to launch the first-of-a-kind Website in Central and west Africa along with the launch of the Season 2 of Yelo Pèppè its popular online nutrition education drama series, showing. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting consumer behaviour.  As such, they are increasingly looking online for cooking ideas, recipes and tips to live a healthy life.  In response to this demand, Nestlé, present in more than 187 countries with more than 2000 brands, is launching a dedicated African Cuisine Website, the first of its kind in Central and West Africa, which will provide over 40 African Recipe cuisines served along nutrition information to help consumers adopt a healthier diet....
MTN, Airtel announce changes in mobile money rates

MTN, Airtel announce changes in mobile money rates

TECHNOLOGY
KAMPALA, UGANDA --- As a measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by the physical exchange of currency notes, MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda, on March 19, 2020, implemented a zero charge on all Person to Person (P2P) and Mobile Wallet to bank transactions for a period of 30 days. In recognition of the continued lockdown period, the zero charge was maintained until May 25, 2020. MTN UGANDA and AIRTEL UGANDA wish to inform the public that effective May 26, 2020, all MTN mobile money and Airtel money Person to Person (P2P) transactions on the same network and Mobile Wallet to bank transactions will be gradually re-introduced at a 50% discount to standard tariffs for a period of 30 days. All MoMo/Airtel Money pay transactions between customers and merchants will continue to ...
MultiChoice makes DStv, GOtv customers offer to cushion COVID-19 impact

MultiChoice makes DStv, GOtv customers offer to cushion COVID-19 impact

TECHNOLOGY
MultiChoice, owners of pay TV outlets: DStv and GOtv, has made an offer to its customers to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus Disease. The offer, the latest in a series, was revealed in a statement on Tuesday. The statement read: With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world currently, the global populace is being inundated with a new forced reality. Loved ones have fallen ill with some, sadly, passing away, businesses have been shut and social movement and interaction have been greatly limited. But despite all these uncertainties, MultiChoice Nigeria, operators of DStv and GOtv, has continued to operate and serve its customers during this unprecedented period. The flow of information is very essential at this time and all customers need to remain updat...
Huawei Enterprise hosts online Summit aimed at presenting how the digital transformation can lead the financial services sector out of COVID-19

Huawei Enterprise hosts online Summit aimed at presenting how the digital transformation can lead the financial services sector out of COVID-19

TECHNOLOGY
JOHANNESBURG, 26, 2020/ -- Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) will host the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020  on May 29th, from 10.00am - 12.00pm, with the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again”. The online summit will include presentations from Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, and Chen Kun Te, Huawei Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Speaking on Huawei’ experience in working with corporate leaders on their digital transformation, Mr Lei said “The world is still battling against the Coronavirus. The pandemic not only threatens the humanity but the global economy. This transformation is happening when the banking sector is shifting from phase 3.0 to 4.0, where Banking is Everywhere, Never at a Bank. ” Bre...
Canon Extends Warranties & Customer Outreach to Support its Community Through the Crisis

Canon Extends Warranties & Customer Outreach to Support its Community Through the Crisis

TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020/ -- Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) a leader in imaging solutions, has been finding new ways to get closer to its community during these strange times. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world and the necessary lockdowns continue to make this a challenging time for all people, Canon is doing what it can to support its community through warranty extensions and community outreach programs. On May 7th, last week, CCNA announced that it would be extending warranty till 30th June on all Canon products whose Standard Warranty expired during the government imposed lockdown period. The company has stepped up its customer care program with additional service experts answering queries and requests from the Canon community acros...
Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2020/ -- On 23rd April, the holy month of Ramadan began, with Muslims around the world practicing under unique circumstances and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. From live-streamed sermons to video calling loved ones for virtual Iftars, this year’s Ramadan is seeing Muslims worldwide forging new ways to connect with family and friends and enjoy the collective tradition that Ramadan provides. To capture this religious practice taking place under lockdown, Canon has partnered with Jordanian Canon Ambassador and two time Pulitzer prize winner, Muhammed Muheisen and Dubai-based photographer Reem Falaknaz - who took part to the Arab Documentary Photography Program - to document their personal experiences of practicing Ramadan during this unpre...
BeApp Partners with Coca-Cola to Launch Coke Studio Sessions

BeApp Partners with Coca-Cola to Launch Coke Studio Sessions

AFRICA, Business, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, USA
Katy Perry, Bebe Rexha, DJ Khaled, Steve Aoki and More Kick Off 60 daysof Live Music Streaming for Fans Around the World Katy Perry ATLANTA, USA – BeApp, a new live music streaming platform, and Coca-Cola have announced the launch of Coke Studio Sessions, an exclusive collaboration featuring a diverse line-up of musical performances for fans to enjoy over 60 consecutive days. Live performances from more than 100 artists across the globe, including Katy Perry, Anitta, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, Miguel, Cast of Hamilton and Steve Aoki will begin streaming today to refresh fans one virtual performance at a time and support the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Coke Studio Sessions marks the official debut of #BeApp, the social live music streaming platform from t...
Ecobank Group and Google collaborating to deliver digital solutions tailored for Ecobank’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) customers

Ecobank Group and Google collaborating to deliver digital solutions tailored for Ecobank’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) customers

AFRICA, Banking, Business, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
Ecobank Group, the pan-African Bank, in collaboration with Google is helping to equip African SMEs with the necessary digital skills to navigate the rapidly evolving business world. The aim is to assist African businesses remain relevant and fulfil their potential by embracing digital capabilities. Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Ecobank’s Group Executive for Commercial Banking said: “As a longstanding pioneer in providing cutting-edge digital solutions for African businesses we are delighted to collaborate with Google to offer timely and relevant solutions, including Google My Business and Google Ad products. These are specifically tailored to meet the needs of our SME customers.” “Our objective is to be the partner of choice for SMEs, by meaningfully supporting their success and grow...
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aerodyne Group to promote unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tech in 57 Countries

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aerodyne Group to promote unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tech in 57 Countries

INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, and Aerodyne Group (Aerodyne), an international artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, drone-based managed solutions provider, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signifying a new milestone in the strategic partnership between ICD and Aerodyne to cooperate and work closely together in promoting of unmanned aerial system technology in ICD member countries. The MoU was signed by Ayman Sejiny, the Chief Executive Officer of ICD, and Kamarul A Muhamed, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Group. Mr. Sejiny commented his strong support for the partnership, stating: “The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding marks a new st...
Coronavirus: Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

Coronavirus: Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, TUNISIA
TUNIS --- Tunisia on Tuesday launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus. The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital marketing tools for foreign companies, the health ministry told AFP. Like the French StopCovid application, E7mi -- Arabic for "protect" -- is not based on contacttracing technology developed by Apple or Google. If a user tests positive for COVID-19, Tunisia's Observatory of Emerging Diseases (ONME) contacts other users whose telephones have been detected close to the infected user's device.  "We started in March when we heard about the TraceTogether app i...
African leaders offer solutions for the global post Covid-19 economic recovery

African leaders offer solutions for the global post Covid-19 economic recovery

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, TECHNOLOGY
NAIROBI—African leaders have said the continent needs to be involved as a partner in providing solutions for the global post Covid-19 economic recovery. The cross section of leaders who included Heads of State, captains of industry and technocrats drawn from across the continent said Africa has the competencies and resources to support the world recovery from the Coronavirus health crisis. Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta also attended the virtual meeting The leaders who included Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Macky Sall (Senegal), Alassane Ouattara (Ivory Coast), Julius Maada Bio (Sierra Leone) and Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger) spoke during a virtual meeting convened by the New York Forum Institute. The New York Forum Institute is an American not-for-profit institution whos...
Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

TECHNOLOGY
Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities. The UK Aid-funded programme, which is run by Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited, hopes to accelerate 12 start-ups in its second cohort, with a focus on solutions that will leverage mobile technologies to enable persons with disabilities access information and navigate daily life with independence and dignity.The second intake’s theme – Mobile and Assistive Technology (AT) – is in response to research indicating that mobile technology can increase access to assistive technologies, information, digital products and services for pe...
Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) launches a Smart delivery app to simplify businesses order and delivery process

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) launches a Smart delivery app to simplify businesses order and delivery process

AFRICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, May 18, 2020/ -- Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) announced the successful launch of a Smart delivery app to enable businesses to simplify their order and delivery process. This Smart delivery application allows each customer to place an order based on the available stock and select its date and place of delivery. Besides, one can control its order status in real time. DAT makes the life of both customers and businesses simple. A company can now save time and money through this innovative app when it comes to generating extra business with a delivery service. Simplice Anoh, founder and CEO of DAT, emphasized: “The Smart delivery app is bringing together customers and businesses on a whole new level of delivery service experience. Consumers can remain safe at h...
China warns US to stop oppressing Huawei

China warns US to stop oppressing Huawei

Business, China, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, URA
China has fired another salvo, warning  the United States to stop the “unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises” after Washington announced new export controls to restrict the tech giant’s access to semiconductor technology. The latest restrictions on the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, which is at the centre of US spying allegations, are a new escalation in the US-China battle for global technological dominance. The US Commerce Department said Friday the controls would “narrowly and strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology.” US officials have repeatedly accused the Chinese technology giant of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage e...
What can pilots see at night – and what’s the point of those headlights?

What can pilots see at night – and what’s the point of those headlights?

FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
Anyone who has ever star-gazed will know that aircraft use lights when flying, pesky planes masquerading as shooting stars throughout the hours of darkness. But the powerful LED spotted from the ground, 35,000 feet below, is not a headlight, guiding the path of the 8.30pm service to Chicago; more likely a beacon to help other pilots spot the plane in the air. At altitude, planes do not use headlights in the traditional sense. “Many times when I am making oceanic crossings at night, there is nothing outside the windshield but blackness for hours on end,” says pilot and flying instructor Tim Sanders. “As pilots learn the art of science and flight, we have to make a transition to using our flight instruments, navigation sensors and weather sensors (primarily radar) to substitute for...
Over 2.53 million Viewers! Global top influencer UNBOX THERAPY endorses TECNO CAMON 15 Premier!

Over 2.53 million Viewers! Global top influencer UNBOX THERAPY endorses TECNO CAMON 15 Premier!

ASIA, Business, China, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
Recently, Unbox Therapy, the global top unboxing and technology YouTube channel posted a video unboxing and testing TECNO CAMON 15 Premier and shared his experience on this device. Unbox Therapy Youtube channel was produced by Lewis George Hilsenteger and Jack McCann with 16 million subscribers and its videos have received over three billion views. Since created in December 2010, Unbox Therapy has become the most popular and largest technology channel on Youtube. Unbox Therapy allows viewers to experience the pleasure of opening the newest technological items and not having to spend money on purchasing those items. As a global leading premium smartphone brand, TECNO is getting a lot of buzz on Youtube! Many fans have requested bloggers to unbox a TECNO product! TECNO CAMON seri...
Stephen Curry, Doris Burke, Rick Carlisle, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Doc Rivers and Dawn Staley to Participate in Virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference Powered by Under Armour on May 15

Stephen Curry, Doris Burke, Rick Carlisle, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Doc Rivers and Dawn Staley to Participate in Virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference Powered by Under Armour on May 15

AMERICA, BASKETBALL, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, USA
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to Provide Opening Remarks; Fourth Annual Conference to be Hosted by Jay Bilas and Livestreamed for Free on NBA and Jr. NBA Digital and Social Platforms. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on May 5 2020, that the fourth annual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference powered by Under Armour will feature three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Curt Gowdy Media Award-winning ESPN analyst Doris Burke, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, University of South Carolina women’s head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dawn Staley and LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, among other speakers.   Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors Hosted by Curt Gowdy Me...