Uganda approves social media and mobile money tax law

Uganda's parliamentarians have approved the proposed law to tax social media users and mobile money. The approval came after the presentation of a report of Uganda's finance committee regarding suggestions presented by the government through the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill. The social media tax is expected to be implemented in…

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A lot of hope on HIV Vaccine Day

Today is World HIV vaccine day. As we celebrate the day, we have a lot of hope this time around more than ever. For the first time in many years, four vaccine concepts are in phase IV and could give us an HIV vaccine. But even if they do not…

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Nuclear energy for Afrikan countries doesn’t make sense

At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently made the astonishing statement that his country is planning 30GW of nuclear power by…

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Uganda ordered ISPs to block unauthorized news websites

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has instructed ISPs (Internet Service Providers) in the country to block websites of unauthorized news publications who have not had their licenses approved or have not applied for a license. This comes after the UCC issued a directive on 6 March 2018 stating that online…

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