As I strolled down the winding campus streets of Makerere University on a calm evening, I met an acquaintance. Seated on a pavement near Mary Stuart Hall, he had his eyes firmly fixed on his phone. “I am here to connect to Mak Air (the free University WiFi) to download some reading materials from the class WhatsAppREAD MORE
Can Africa achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? There are mountains to climb when it comes to achieving UHC in Africa – poverty, inadequate infrastructure, lack of political will among others. Yet, technology has proved that Africa can leapfrog into the future. The mobile money innovation, has for instance, made it possible for the previously unbankedREAD MORE
Undeniably, the newly introduced social media tax in Uganda will deepen the digital gap. But let me focus on women because the barriers Ugandan women face in accessing and using the internet are still massive. 1 in 9 women in Africa have access to the internet. Only about 37 percent of women surveyed in tenREAD MORE
A few weeks ago, one of the Facebook groups (Cake Shop Uganda) that I am a part of launched a massive campaign. The Facebook group created to link cake customers with bakers and the other way round is one of the biggest thriving Facebook Groups turned communities in Uganda. The campaign was to raise awarenessREAD MORE
I did not get the Huduma Number last time, I am also not getting it if a new registration is rolled out. Waiting for the government to invalidate my ID, Passport, KRA PIN, Birth Certificate, NHIF and NSSF just because I refuse to sign up for a new document that I don't understand
Question: Who are these "elders and spiritual leaders of the Kikuyu community"? This is just a continuation and worse, legitimization, of the colonial inventions that are "tribes" and their background stories, what we falsely term "culture and tradition". nation.africa/kenya/…
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