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Day: November 23, 2023

AfricaCom: 5G is key to Africa’s business success.

AfricaCom: 5G is key to Africa’s business success.

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The importance of 5G to Africa’s business success was underlined this week at the 2023 Africa 5G Summit (run as part of the sixth Southern Africa Mobile Broadband [MBB] VIP Salon). The summit was hosted by Huawei and took place during AfricaCom, the continent’s largest technology conference. It brought together industry leaders, regional government regulators, and representatives from industry organisations to share their 5G development strategies and industry experience. The theme of this year’s summit was "5G Lights Up Africa Together Towards Business Success". Among the topics discussed were how operators in Southern Africa can continuously build value- added networks for 5G, how they can improve the 5G network experience, accelerate fixed wireless access (FWA) industry develo...
Huawei unveils joint fellowship with ITU, makes strides in digital inclusion 90 million people connected under Huawei’s pledge to ITU’sPartner2Connect Digital Coalition.

Huawei unveils joint fellowship with ITU, makes strides in digital inclusion 90 million people connected under Huawei’s pledge to ITU’sPartner2Connect Digital Coalition.

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Huawei announced it has already brought connectivity to 90 million people in remote regions in nearly 80 countries following its pledge to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Coalition. The announcement was made as part of Huawei's first progress report since it joined the Coalition last year. Dr. Liang Hua, Chairman of the Board of Huawei, made the announcement at the company's 2023 Sustainability Forum, which is themed "Thriving Together with Tech: Realizing Sustainable Development." The event also brought together Doreen Bogdan- Martin, the Secretary-General of ITU; Jeffrey Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development; as well as repre...
MTN South Africa and Huawei take home ‘sustainability champion’ award.

MTN South Africa and Huawei take home ‘sustainability champion’ award.

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MTN South Africa and Huawei won the “Sustainability Champion of the Year” award at this year’s AfricaCom Awards. AfricaCom is the largest annual event in the communications industry in Africa. Its awards are designed to recognise organisations and institutions that have made innovative and outstanding contributions to the telecom industry in Africa. The award was given in recognition of their work in building flexible green site solutions. Developed against the background of South Africa’s ongoing power crisis, the solution uses green and intelligent technologies to perform end-to-end site reconstruction and reinforcement with power supply, distribution, load, and intelligent O&M. Thanks to innovations that include anti-theft reconstruction and smart power consumption, the solution is ...
Fameica speaks out on Lutalo announcing concert date on the same day as his.

Fameica speaks out on Lutalo announcing concert date on the same day as his.

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Rapper Fik Fameica is not a happy man after fellow singer David Lutalo came out and announced concert dates on the same day he had chosen to stage his King Kong Live In The City Concert. It should be remembered that Fik Fameica had earlier on chosen January 26, 2024 as the date for his long awaited concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval. However just a few days back singer David Lutalo also came out and announced how he will be staging a concert at Kampala Serena Hotel on the same day. When asked about David Lutalo’s controversial move to stage a concert on the same date as his, Fik didn’t shy away from expressing his emotions as he boldly stated that he was disappointed by the act but had nothing to do. “I have nothing I can do about Lutalo choosing the same date as mine. I was the first to book ...
Finally : the lost has been found.

Finally : the lost has been found.

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Nsenene has taken the number one trending spot on X (formerly Twitter), signalling the much-awaited ‘return’ of the edible grasshoppers after weeks of scarcity. Users are buzzing with excitement, reporting that Nsenene has finally ‘arrived.’ Reports indicate that a 25kg sack of Nsenene is priced at Shs180k, while a cup of the delicacy ranges between Shs15k and Shs20k. For those who have been eagerly anticipating the return of Nsenene, the advice is to head to the nearby market promptly to secure this popular snack. Beyond the trend, here are some compelling reasons why indulging in grasshoppers is a good idea: Delicious and Safe to Eat: Nsenene is renowned for its delectable taste, making it a favourite snack for many. Moreover, it is considered safe for consumption.
Stop hiring underage maids.

Stop hiring underage maids.

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The head of Child and Family Affairs Unit at Ntinda Police Station, Ms Suzan Ngolobe, has warned the public against employing underage maids. Speaking to the media while commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) in Kampala yesterday, Ms Ngolobe said there is a need to end child labour and abuse of children’s rights. “We have embarked on working with communities in searching for people hiring underaged maids because we have realised many are suffering but they do not know where to report and even others end up getting injured,”she said. Ms Miria Matembe, a former Ethics minister, said implementation of the existing policies is still a challenge. “We need to work with authorities to make sure that the culprits and the parents of the victim are cautioned and fa...
Businessman surrenders himself to police after shooting his son dead.

Businessman surrenders himself to police after shooting his son dead.

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A prominent businessman in Lira City, Haji Joe Ogwang, is in police custody after fatally shooting his son, Aaron Okello, during a heated altercation. The incident happened in Ireda Estate, Lira City East Division. The altercation reportedly erupted when the son demanded money from his father, leading to a confrontation. During the heated exchange, the son attempted to disarm his father, resulting in Ogwang firing a shot. Emergency services rushed Okello to Lira Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival. After the incident, Ogwang voluntarily surrendered himself to the Lira-City central police station. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson, revealed that the deceased was a deserter from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) with a history of violence. H...