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Beyond Boundaries: Unleashing Creativity at the MTN MoMo API Hackathon

Beyond Boundaries: Unleashing Creativity at the MTN MoMo API Hackathon

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The stage is set, the countdown has begun, and the excitement is palpable as the third edition of the MTN MoMo API Hackathon returns with a bang. This year, the theme is clear: "The <Hack is Back! /> Think bigger, think broader, and create mobile experiences that transcend the ordinary." As the technology landscape continues to evolve, MTN MoMo is once again at the forefront, inviting developers and entrepreneurs to harness their creative prowess and reimagine the possibilities of digital finance in Africa. Unveiling the MoMo Hackathon: The MoMo Hackathon is an eight-week coding fest that beckons developers and entrepreneurs to rise to the challenge, conceptualize innovative solutions, and bring their visionary ideas to life by utilizing MTN MoMo's APIs. This dynamic event provides a...
How police tracked down a wanted man.

How police tracked down a wanted man.

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In a joint operation, Ugandan and Kenyan law enforcement agencies (Interpol Police) successfully tracked down and arrested Mathew Kirabo, a fugitive convicted of the 2015 murder of his girlfriend, Desire Mirembe. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, made this announcement at the police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala, revealing that Kirabo was arrested in Kenya on September 12. Kirabo’s conviction in absentia took place on May 30, 2022, at the Mukono High Court, presided over by Judge Henry Kaweesa. Court assessors had recommended a guilty verdict, and the judge intended to deliver the sentence once Kirabo was in custody. “We wish to inform the public that a fugitive, Mathew Kirabo, wanted by the Mukono High Court and on the run for several years, was arrested by Interpol Kenya, who succe...
Don’t use national IDS in getting loans—NIRA.

Don’t use national IDS in getting loans—NIRA.

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The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has advised Ugandans against using their national identification cards as collateral for loans. According to NIRA, the national ID is the property of the government and should exclusively serve as proof of identity and citizenship. NIRA has also issued a warning to money lenders, cautioning them against requesting national IDs from the public as a requirement for obtaining loans. Earlier this year, the police issued a statement emphasizing that the practice of using national IDs as collateral for loans is both illegal and a criminal offense. Earlier this year, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that national IDs hold no economic or financial value and must be reserved solely for identification purposes. Enanga stated, “Any act...
What you didn’t know about Cindy.

What you didn’t know about Cindy.

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Cinderella Sanyu Known as Cindy sanyu is a Ugandan singer. She is a former member of the Ugandan girl group called Blu3. She became a part of the Blu3 (3 Black Ladies from Uganda) together with Lilliane Lee Mbabazi, and Jackie Chandiru in 2005 after they won the Coca Cola Pop Stars competition in Uganda. The judges thought they make a great group and Blu3 was formed. Before that she participated in a local competition called the Coca Cola Real Stars. She won the 3rd placed position in that and was the top gal. Blu3?s debut, Hitaji, was a success in Uganda. Cindy and Blu3 embarked on a national tour and performed at various events across the African continent. Blu3s second album, Burn was released in 2007 and was highly successful as well. In 2008, after a misunderstanding, Cindy was fired ...
Our govt is not tribalistic, and I can prove it.

Our govt is not tribalistic, and I can prove it.

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The conversation on tribalism has resurfaced, like a corpse that refuses to stay below waters. Perhaps issues of ‘tribe’ have been Uganda’s most enduring paradox ever since colonialists set foot in present-day Uganda, and maybe earlier. It is that wound we have never allowed to dry, probably because it is sweet to scratch. Nevertheless, I don’t find need to waste much time on it. No matter how much you try to please Ugandans, they are that proverbial hole that never gets quenched. They will always have something to complain about. To any Ugandan of sober mind, there is obviously no tribalism in government allocation of opportunities. No ethnic group is favoured, and that is everywhere for every right-minded person to see. Sometime back, they were all over social media rolling in mud over t...
Eleven powerful lessons to learn from a hen.

Eleven powerful lessons to learn from a hen.

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✔1. She first lays enough eggs before sitting on them Good planning. ✔2. When she starts sitting on her eggs, she minimizes movements Discipline. ✔3. She physically loses weight while sitting on her eggs due to decreased feeding Sacrifice and self denial ✔4. She can sit on eggs for another hen indiscrimination and generosity. ✔5. She sits on her eggs for twenty one (21) days, patiently waiting, even if they do not hatch, she will lay eggs again Faith, hope and not discouraged. ✔6. She detects unfertilized eggs and rolls them out Sensitive and discerning. ✔7. She abandons the rotten eggs and starts caring for the hatched chicks even if it is only one Wisdom, consciousness, and realistic ✔8. No one touches her chicks Protective and love. ✔9. She gathers all her chicks together Unity of purp...