Category Archives: Tech

Uganda shuts down Facebook, Whatsapp ahead of the crucial election on 14th Jan

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A number of social media sites have been blocked ahead of the general election on Thursday, January, 14. Ugandans will go to the polls to elect a president and Members of Parliament.

Many Ugandans are now unable to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or even connect to the Virtual Private Network-VPN, which initially bypassed government blockades and the Over the Top-OTT taxes.

For some people access to WhatsApp, and internet in general was problematic.   For close to two hours, several people especially using the Airtel lines attempted in vain to connect to Facebook while those with MTN stayed connected until later in the afternoon.

Bajjo, Ashburg Kato & motormouth Olaxes Ismah Facebook accounts deleted

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Bajjo, Ashburg Kato & motormouth Olaxes Ismah Facebook accounts deleted. Whisper Eye Reports

As Uganda heads to 2021 presidential and parliamentary elections, a new twist takes shape as the scientific elections has seen social media become the new political campaign tool.

NOWIP, a women’s group launches an online campaign platform

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NOWIP, a women’s group launches an online campaign platform. Whisper Eye Reports

The Network of Women in Politics ( NOWIP) in partnership with Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) and the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) has launched an online platform named “Nowip Press” to promote the political affiliations of Women in Uganda.

World billionaire Jack Ma feared missing

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Speculation has arisen over the whereabouts of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s after reports emerged that he has not made a public appearance in more than two months.

The Alibaba founder also failed to appear as scheduled in the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes, which gives budding African entrepreneurs the chance to compete for a slice of USD1.5 million.

Full List: list of Authorised Radio Broadcasters in Uganda – UCC

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Full List: list of Authorised Radio Broadcasters in Uganda – UCC . Whisper Eye News .

The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. 

“Gwe Faala” a group claims responsibility of hacking pro-Bobi Wine Ghetto Media & Map Mediya facebook pages

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A group claims responsibility of hacking Ghetto Media & Map Mediya facebook accounts, posts warnings. Whisper Eye Reports

A group has come out to claim responsibility of pulling down Map Mediya facebook pages few minutes ago.

Hot: Bobi Wine’s new Ghetto TV facebook page hacked & deleted

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Hot: Bobi Wine’s new Ghetto TV facebook page hacked & deleted. Whisper Eye Reports

Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party leader who doubles as Kyadondo East MP Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine new formed official online TV “Ghetto TV ” has been hacked by yet unknowns.

Ghetto TV is known for promoting Mr Bobi Wine and reporting breaking news from National Unity Platform presidential candidate campaign trail.

We want change, Museveni must go , Soroti residents welcoming Bobi Wine

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We want change, Museveni must go , Soroti when welcoming Bobi Wine. WhisperEye Reports.

Soroti welcomed Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine the Kyadondo East MP for his presidential campaigns at Soroti grounds.

Thousands of Bobi Wine supporters flagged Soroti Town as soon as Bobi Wine entered the eastern town.

Overview Of Uganda’s Proposed Tax Amendments For Financial Year 2020/21

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By Obedgiu Samuel

The Tax Amendment Bills 2020 have been tabled to Parliament by the Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and are to be discussed. These include:

The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill,

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill,

The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill,

and Stamps Duty (Amendment) Bill.

The amendments originated from president MUSEVENI, who under the law is under principle minister of finance. The minister only works on delegated authority

Covid-19: Qatar contact-tracing app exposes divide between rich and poor

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Many low-wage workers have been forced to borrow money to buy the latest phones needed to download the app

As Qatar prepares to slowly lift its coronavirus restrictions in four phases starting from Monday, new concerns are being raised about the Gulf nation’s contact-tracing app and its threat to users’ privacy.

Last month, Amnesty International revealed serious security vulnerabilities in the Ehteraz app, meaning “precaution” in English, saying it had potentially exposed the personal details of a million people.

Uganda Live budget speech 2020-2021

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The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is reading his budget speech for 2020-2021.

Government will announce a cut of billions of shillings off travel and conferences and ensure that ministries, departments and agencies become efficient as it faces limited funding to run the 2020/21 financial year budget to be read on Thursday.

Also, the government will seek to use agriculture as a resilient sector that will anchor the country’s growth next financial year as uncertainty over coronavirus crisis lingers on.

The tourism sector will be allocated 197 billion Shillings, a slight improvement from 193 billion Shillings in the 2019/20 financial despite it being the most battered by the effects of COVID-19. Government is expected to cut billions off all ministries’ travel budget both for inland and foreign trips.

Uganda Simi Mobile unveils regional marketing team

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By Eseru Paul

Simi mobile technologies, Uganda’s first manufacturing and assembling electronics company has unveiled a team of highly passionate, motivated, dedicated and distinguished marketing professionals to handle the ever expanding and growing demands for Uganda’s highly affordable and quality electronic products. Whisper Eye Reports.

These genuine and traceable brands that include; high definitive smart phones like the fancy s-630 (2.0 ghz octra core), featured phones like s-300, laptops, inter phones, dongles, accessories, among others have already hit both the local, regional and continental markets.

Coronavirus: Rwanda to use high-tech robots in fight against deadly pandemic

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Rwanda on Tuesday said the country will put five high-tech robots into use to fight COVID-19 in its treatment centers.

“The use of robots in fighting against COVID-19 will help doctors and nurses in reducing their contact with COVID-19 patients and minimizing their risk of infection with the deadly virus,” said Rwandan health minister Daniel Ngamije in Kanyinya hospital, in the capital city Kigali.

The robots, donated to the health ministry by the United Nations Development Program and the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation, have the capacity to screen 50 to 150 people per minute, deliver food and medication to patient rooms, capture data and notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities, said Ngamije.