Yoweri Museveni

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.

Uganda’s President urged to protect digital communication

Over 54 organisations write to Museveni over possible internet shutdown.

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.

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 courts controversy over proposed mobile tax

Telco operators, some members of parliament and industry experts are against the move by government.