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Uganda's Museveni reduces tax on mobile money

Uganda's Museveni reduces tax on mobile money

Govt says internet, social media are luxuries that need to be heavily taxed.

Uganda's govt to review controversial social media tax law

Uganda's govt to review controversial social media tax law

Protest action hits streets of Kampala forcing officials to reconsider decision.

Mastercard targets Kupaa app at Uganda's education system

Mastercard targets Kupaa app at Uganda's education system

Company says approximately 70 percent of local parents and caregivers have erratic incomes, leading to difficulty in paying school fees and related expenses.

Uganda's UCC, telcos clash over network monitoring technology

Uganda's UCC, telcos clash over network monitoring technology

Intelligence Network Monitoring System set up to track operator activity.

Controversy and secrecy characterise Uganda's latest tech law

Controversy and secrecy characterise Uganda's latest tech law

Excise Duty Amendment Bill comes into effect on 1 July and imposes a tax on people using social media as well as mobile money transactions.

Uganda's social media tax – don't bother using VPNs says regulator

Uganda's social media tax – don't bother using VPNs says regulator

UCC has ordered mobile operators to block the use of VPNs by subscribers hoping to bypass the new OTT tax.

Uganda's telecoms regulator to probe MTN on mobile money policies

Uganda's telecoms regulator to probe MTN on mobile money policies

Committee to investigate local unit of SA's MTN Group after uproar on social media.

Uganda: telcos to tax SIM cards, channel payment via mobile money

Uganda: telcos to tax SIM cards, channel payment via mobile money

Companies respond to Excise Duty Amendment Bill which came into effect on 1 July.

Uganda’s regulator pens satellite connectivity deal

Uganda's regulator pens satellite connectivity deal

UCC enters into partnership with Intelsat SA, Gilat Satellite Networks to target underserved rural areas.

MyBucks secures US$2 million funding for SME finance in Uganda

MyBucks secures US$2 million funding for SME finance in Uganda

Loan facilitated by market access platform Symbiotics S.A. for Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited ('OBUL').

Africell squares off with UCC

Africell squares off with UCC

Mobile operator accused of flouting directives on SIM card registration.