Uganda

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East African Crude Oil Pipeline will only benefit foreign oil companies

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meager earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies.

Impact of digital technologies on the civic space

As the recent Uganda elections example affirms, digital technologies are not going anywhere, and unless we act now, they will continue to be used by repressive governments and other actors to not only maintain the status quo but also erode the gains being made by people to challenge this.

Internet back on in Uganda as Museveni is declared elections winner

After 5 days of no internet access since the eve of elections, Uganda's government has announced that they have switched the internet back on after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni was announced as the winner. However, social media access appears to still be a problem.

#UgandaDecides amidst failing biometric machines and an internet shutdown

Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.

5 African Fintech startups to watch

The World Bank Global Findex shows that 60% of the population in Africa don’t have a bank account. Here is a list of 5 Fintech startups to watch in Africa.

Uganda’s strategy to create jobs for young people isn't working

The Ugandan government’s most significant intervention to address the youth employment challenge is probably the National Youth Policy. Under the policy, launched in 2001, micro-projects conceived by small groups of young people are directly funded by the government.

The role of privacy regulation in fighting cybercrime

Isabella Hofmeyr-Pretorius, Legal Advisor, Capitec Bank (South Africa), and Alice Namuli Blazevic, Partner Head Technology and Innovation, Katende, Ssempebwa & co Advocates (Uganda), discuss how data privacy regulation plays a role in curbing cybercrime.