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Uganda's President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has issued a directive to ban sports betting which will likely dent the prospects of expansion of the likes of online sports betting company, SportPesa.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
In a shocking move, Uganda's government has implemented a law requiring mobile users to pay taxes on using social media apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To voice their frustrations, Ugandans took to Twitter informing the world about the law forcing citizens to pay 200 Ugandan shillings,
Countrymen and Countrywomen and, especially the Bazukulu. Countrymen and Countrywomen, and especially the Bazukulu. Greetings to all of you. Thank you for responding to my message of 4th July 2018 on the issue of social- media and mobile money taxes. There were many responses. Some, like Brenda Margaret, saying that
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