Humanity must agree on the benefits of technology – and then use it to uplift each other and achieve our development goals, says Huawei vice-president Catherine Chen.
Technology holds significant benefits for humanity, and digital technology can be an indispensable tool for helping the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This was the view of Huawei senior vice president and board member Catherine Chen, in her keynote speech at the recent Connected for Shared Prosperity Forum in Shanghai.
Chen said technology could be an engine for human progress, and called on individuals and businesses to “think big and act small”, while reiterating her support of the SDGs and building a green, innovative and inclusive world.
Chen said it was essential that people...
Singers Winnie Nakanwagi aka Winnie Nwagi and Mubarak Adams Mandela aka Free Boy have sued telecommunications giant MTN Uganda over Kwata Esimu caller tune.
Winnie Nwagi and Free Boy filed their suit through Viva Entertainment Limited represented by Katende, Ssempebwa and Company Advocates.
The singers and Viva Entertainment claim that MTN used their song as a caller tune with neither their consent nor authorization.
That MTN Uganda’s actions are an infringement of their copyright and amount to unjust enrichment on part of the telecom giant.
MTN Uganda charges Shs700 monthly for the caller tune.
“Despite the song’s popularity, the plaintiff [Viva Entertainment] was not able to fully recoup the cost incurred while producing the said musical work due to the limitations in com...
Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. Perhaps, more than any other African president in living memory, Thomas Sankara, in four years, transformed Burkina Faso from a poor country, dependent on aid, to an economically independent and socially progressive nation.
Thomas Sankara began by purging the deeply entrenched bureaucratic and institutional corruption in Burkina Faso.
He slashed the salaries of ministers and sold off the fleet of exotic cars in the president’s convoy, opting instead for the cheapest brand of car available in Burkina Faso, Renault 5. His salary was $450 per month and he refused to use the air conditioning units in his office, saying that he felt guilty doing so, since very few of his country peop...