In the just ended week a number of exciting tech related news came through and here is some for #PKTechWeekly;

Free WiFi for the Kampala on the Government of Uganda Account 

Through the National Information & Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-Uganda) it was revealed that all citizens living within the borders of Kampala will have free Wi-Fi effective October 2016 everyday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While

Twitter Promoted #Stickers For Brands,

were introduced. Promoted #Stickers which are available globally to a selected marketers with a managed account, allow brands to create and promote custom stickers for anyone on Twitter to use.

Do you know that just last month, South Africa’s Armscor saw its Purchasing and Invoicing part of its website breached? This led to all of its clients being exposed, but before that, a number of other South African websites were also breached , allegedly by Anonymous as part of the hacktivist group’s OpAfrica mission.

This calls for the question, how many cybersecurity experts does Africa have? Find out here. Without, cyber security experts

Corporate cyberattacks will continue to rise.

The reality is that the cybercriminal world is evolving at a fast pace, however businesses are struggling to keep up, thus the need for the cyber security.

But, do you know that raising a child and building a great startup culture are surprisingly similar, but do you know who destroys startup cultures?

Leaders destroy startup cultures,

read more about this below;

View story at Medium.com

Technology Improvements allowed Athletes Perform Better.

Thanks to technology, Former Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia believes that the improvements in technology have allowed athletes to run faster. Read more at AFKinsider.

Thank you DStv Uganda for making my Olympics 2016 experience exciting, hoping for the same come 2018 for FiFa World Cup.

Carrying on ,

Facebook celebrated Young African Creatives at The Loerie Student Awards

It announced that it will work with the Loeries and advertising schools across South Africa to develop and promote young creative talent on an ongoing basis. This will culminate in the Facebook Challenge, which will become an official Loerie Award in the Student Category from 2017.

While

Huawei joined #ThisIsBotswana Campaign

as a partner with some of Botswana’s leading influencers for a social good campaign that meshes the powerful world of social media with high quality smartphone photography.

Shout out to Kafunda Creatives, I think #KoikoiUg could use these  kind of partnerships.

Silicon Accra project launched.

It’s an innovation centre where young entrepreneurs would be trained to promote technology entrepreneurship was launched in Accra. Silicon Accra is to help develop technologies that would improve and transform the way people live and work in Africa. The project is an overt nod to Silicon Valley from the United States, which accommodates hundreds of startups and global technology companies to become Africa’s global technology gateway.

That is all for this week, have a great new one.

Patricia Kahill

is a Social Media, Content Creator and Marketer at Kahill Insights.
A Development Practitioner who has no self talent but is driven by curiosity and passion; in a nutshell she is a Multipotentialite. She believes in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which makes her a Christian.

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