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Fortebet Real Stars Awards Recognises Best of March

Fortebet Real Stars Awards Recognises Best of March

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Fortebet Real Stars Sports Monthly Awards unveiled the standout performers for the month of March across various disciplines. All the Sports disciplines showcased their prowess at the African Games, earning well-deserved recognition. Lydia Namabiro emerged as the standout player in Rugby as her contributions were pivotal as the Lady Rugby Cranes Sevens secured an impressive fourth-place finish in the HSBC Challengers Series in Montevideo. Namabiro’s exceptional performance, marked by four tries, propelled her team to success. She takes the award ahead of Norbert Okeny and Peace Lekuru. In Football, the gong went to Hakim Mutebi, beating Hippos teammate Usama Arafat and Queen Cranes (Uganda U20 Women) star Catherine Nagadya. He was outstanding in Ghana, including scoring a crucial a go...
MTN Uganda launches computer lab for Gulu High School

MTN Uganda launches computer lab for Gulu High School

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MTN Uganda, in a strategic collaboration with Sense International Uganda, a non-governmental organization, has officially launched an assistive technology computer lab at Gulu High School. This groundbreaking initiative is set to benefit over 700 learners including 45 with visual impairment by providing them with digitised learning materials and specialised technological tools. The project is a key component of the Digital Access for Inclusion initiative spearheaded by the MTN Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MTN Uganda, aimed at fostering educational, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth of Uganda. This support follows the successful launch of similar projects at Salaama School for the Blind in Mukono District, Ngora School for the Deaf in Ngora District, Masaka...
NAMUNGOONA SOCCER TOUR ‘BLASTS’ FORTEBET PUNTERS

NAMUNGOONA SOCCER TOUR ‘BLASTS’ FORTEBET PUNTERS

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it was a better moment to remember over the weekend within kampala at Namungoona in nanasana municipality that the high-pressure Forte Bet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour. The football excitement, tension, anger and the big anticipation to win mega rewards left punters thrilled to the edge. The tour was organized by ForteBet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi. The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically giving out mama kits to expectant mothers at Nabweru Health Centre III. The donation was handed over by Muhangi. At Namungoona playground is where the soccer battle rocked. Teams representing ForteBet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Kasubi Gold Centre, emerged. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs ...
Mayor Lukwago supports Copyright Amendment Bill

Mayor Lukwago supports Copyright Amendment Bill

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Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has expressed his full support for the Copyright Amendment Bill. However, he raises concerns about the divisions within the music industry that may hinder its progress. One of the major challenges faced by artists is the lack of understanding of their own value. Many artists are vulnerable to exploitation due to limited knowledge about their rights and the importance of copyright protection. He stressed how essential it is for artists to recognize their worth and the impact they have on society. By coming together and forming an umbrella association, artists can collectively advocate for their rights and create a stronger platform for their voices to be heard. He further suggests educating artists, which plays a vital role in empowering artists and ensuring the su...
Lydia Jazmine ready for ‘First Born Concert’

Lydia Jazmine ready for ‘First Born Concert’

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Lydia Jazmine is set to hold her first-ever concert this evening at Hotel Africana. The much-anticipated event is dubbed the “First Born Concert.” This is a very special moment for Jazmine because it shows how much she’s grown as a singer. Jazmine has been singing for over eight years. She started when she was in high school and later joined the Watoto choir. After graduating from Multitech Business School with a degree in Business Administration and Management, she joined the Gertnum band as a background singer. Later, Jazmine got a big chance when the popular Goodlyfe music group of Radio and Weasel noticed her talent. They signed her as a backup singer, and her voice was featured on popular songs like “Ntunga” and “Breath Away.” She didn’t just sing backup for Goodlyfe; she also backed ...
MTN Uganda| CEO’s congratulatory article for UCC@25

MTN Uganda| CEO’s congratulatory article for UCC@25

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MTN Uganda congratulates UCC on its silver jubilee. Sylvia Mulinge, CEO of MTN Uganda spoke to our journalist about the significance of the Uganda Communications Commission’s 25-year celebrations. UCC regulates the communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communication, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. Below are excerpts of the conversation; Q: What message would you like to convey to George William Nyombi Thembo on his appointment as the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and to UCC as they celebrate 25 years? A: We extend our heartfelt congratulations to George William Nyombi Thembo and the entire team at the Uganda Communications Commission on their 25th anniversary. Their dedication and ...
Huawei and Global Sustainability Stakeholders Discuss How to Thrive with Green ICT

Huawei and Global Sustainability Stakeholders Discuss How to Thrive with Green ICT

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Huawei held the Green Development Summit, themed "Thrive with Green ICT", during MWC Barcelona 2024. At the summit, guests from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), MTN Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Kenya's ICT Authority, and Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology discussed how digital technology can be used to promote green development and enable an inclusive and sustainable digital world. Jeffrey Zhou, President of ICT Marketing at Huawei, noted in his speech that digital technology has become a key enabler for global sustainable development. He stressed that Huawei would continually work on technological innovation alongside global partners to enhance digital inclusion, promo...
Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

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Nigerian singer Adedamola Adefolahan, aka Fireboy DML, has relished going on a date with legendary American pop star, Madonna. Speaking in a recent interview with Billboard News, he described the experience as the “most memorable day” of his life. The ‘Peru’ crooner said, “Madonna sent me a DM on Instagram. I think she told me she was a fan and she loved the most unlikely song on my debut album. She is so weird and funny. I just love her. That is one of the highlights of my career; having a song with Madonna is really something to be proud of because that’s the Queen of pop. “I went out on a date with Madonna and I would say that was probably the most memorable day of my life. It was an experience.”
I was bullied  because of my voice – Singer Tems

I was bullied because of my voice – Singer Tems

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The Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Tems has recalled how she was bullied over the pitch of her voice. Tems in an interview with The Cut, narrated that she didn’t speak until age three. She said she grew up feeling self-conscious because her voice didn’t sound like other girls. “I was bullied to the point of tears and was a target of ridicule. This led to the belief that I sounded like a boy, or a frog, with the impression that my voice was ugly. “I was always in my own little world. When I did make friends, I would try to make them sing my songs and other girls had these sweet, high voices and my voice had a bass.” Recall that the songstress had previously stated that she started making music because she doesn’t have friends.
MTN and Huawei Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Innovation Tech Lab to Boost Digital Transformation in Africa

MTN and Huawei Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Innovation Tech Lab to Boost Digital Transformation in Africa

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MTN Group and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a Joint Innovation Technology Lab, aiming to deepen cooperation in technological innovation. The signing ceremony, which held at MWC Barcelona, Spain was attended by senior delegations from MTN and Huawei. This strategic partnership will see the creation of an Innovation Technology Lab at MTN Group's headquarters in South Africa. The lab will serve as a neutral platform for collaboration within the Africa's digital ecosystem, accelerating the development, deployment and adoption of innovative digital solutions driven across the continent. Together, the two companies will leverage this initiative to focus their research and development efforts on key areas such as 5G and beyond, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analytics...