MTN expands 4G footprint

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So this morning MTN Uganda announced that they had extended their 4G coverage from a few locations in the middle of Kampala to the whole country. Atleast major towns, not literally the whole country! Clearly my grandpa in Muhanga doesn't need 4G yet, but my "learned friend" Joanne in Kabale definitely needs a connection that can keep up with her insatiable appetite for knowledge.

I was excited to hear this bit of news because

Google RISE Awards now Open to Ugandan applicants

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The application for the 2013 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards is now open to Ugandan applicants! Google RISE Awards are designed to promote and support education initiatives in two key areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS). Once a year, Google grants awards of $5,000 - $25,000 USD to organizations working with primary and secondary school students in these fields around the world.

The Centre for Academic Achievement at DCU was one of 36 recipients of a Google Rise Award in 2012.  The Centre runs after school classes in a university setting for bright primary school students from socio-economic disadvantaged areas. Each term, pupils from 32 local primary schools get the opportunity to study, for free, science, maths and engineering subjects delivered by specialised staff.

The Fundi Bots Uganda was one of the 36 recipients of a Google Rise Award in 2012. It is a technology outreach programme for students in high school and university. Their

G|Uganda 2012

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Last week Google hosted hundreds of small business owners, journalists, marketers, developers and technology enthusiasts at the G|Uganda 2012 in Kansanga. The two day event is in line with Google’s commitment to getting more and more people online, especially in Uganda where there is still a lot of potential. It drew attention to the many entrepreneurial opportunities presented by the internet. Google showcased a number of their products, ranging from Google +, the latest addition to social networking to Google Analytics which is a bit more technical.

So I won the post-tweetup prize...

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I told you about the #AirtelTweetup last week? And how there were lots of freebies for the Tweeps present? Nearly everyone walked away with a modem, Tshirt or something, and one lucky Cedric Anil got a Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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