Yoweri Museveni

Social media networks restored in Uganda…except Facebook

Minister of State for Information, Communication and Technology Peter Ogwang confirms latest development.
Michael Malakata
Feb 10, 2021

Uganda: internet shutdown amounts to ‘switching off economic engine’

Research Manager, IT services for IDC Sub-Saharan Africa delves into the short-and long-term implications.
Jan 22, 2021

Internet shutdown could trip Uganda up on debt repayments

Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary and Secretary issues warning.
Jan 19, 2021

Internet blackout may have cost Uganda US$9m

NetBlocks, a digital rights organisation estimates the impact on digital services, including mobile money.

Uganda takes swipe at social media

Despite appeals, pressure from the public, officials have ordered shut down of various applications and platforms ahead of election.
Jan 12, 2021

Uganda’s President urged to protect digital communication

Over 54 organisations write to Museveni over possible internet shutdown.
Jan 12, 2021

Facebook blocks Uganda accounts ahead of elections

Social network cites Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour.
Jun 10, 2020

Uganda to impose 10% tax on imported phones

Latest move by government meant to encourage adoption of locally manufactured devices.
Mar 18, 2020

MTN Uganda to fork out US$100-m for licence renewal

Government confirms development, market analyst describes it as one of the more expensive licence agreements for the region.
Jul 31, 2018

Anger as Uganda's social media tax takes hold

The country's new social media tax will cool investor interest in its new IT sector that has wooed Facebook and Google, say industry executives.
Jul 16, 2018

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

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