This tax must fall

Ugandans are angry that the government has followed through with its threat to tax them for using social media, which the president, Yoweri Museveni, has on several occasions derided as a good for nothing rumor mill. Now they cannot, literally, puff curls of smoke that look like glistening halo emojis…

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This is how MTN abuses its power in Uganda

The story begins in 2003, when a fledgling ICT services company, Digital Solutions, approaches MTN for a potential partnership for Me2U, a peer-to-peer airtime sharing application. After a protracted period of correspondence, the pioneer company is finally invited to demo the product and deploy it on the telco’s network…

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