Facebook brings its Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

Recognition for African developers who are working to deliver apps, websites and services for learning/education and economic empowerment; $US150, 000 awards for winners in two categories. Have you heard yet? Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education…

#UgBlogWeek: Day 4 Stories Curated

“Splendor is in youth, and youth become you.” Presenting Day 4 blogs (they are 45) and this time I have arranged them in a poetic way. For Day 3 blogs see here. Don’t forget to let me know if yours is missing. Enjoy. 8 Quick Tips for a Ugandan Blogger this #UgBlogWeek In The Beginning……

The Private Sector should get involved in the situation of Children in Uganda #InvestInUgChildren

Do you know this? 30% of children do not have access to safe water. 60% of children live more than a 30 minutes trip from the nearest water source. Only 4 in every 50 households have a hand washing facility with soap and water. 8% of mothers of under 5 year old children have soap…

Mbarara Identified as one of the unexpected ‘boom towns’ by DHL in Africa

To some it is a small town in the western region of Uganda but not to Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa who said that “considering the plentiful prospects in the agricultural industry, which is Africa’s largest economic sector representing 15% of the continent’s total GDP and more than $100 billion per year(2).…

Do you know your rights to Kampala city?

We live in an era when ideals of human rights have moved centre stage both politically and ethically. These rights have expanded and now we have the right to the city. This means according to urban sociologist Robert Park; ‘man’s most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire.…