How MTN’s MoKash has changed the banking landscape in Uganda
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Lifestyle How MTN’s MoKash has changed the banking landscape in Uganda

In August 2016, telecoms company MTN Uganda and the Commercial Bank of Africa launched a platform through which mobile subscribers can apply for loans and save money using their phones. In just 24 hours, 83 000 mobile banking users had registered for the service. This is Africa’s Alex Taremwa examines how this development will revolutionise the banking sector in Uganda.

How Western media and donor aid have connived to dim the flame of Africa’s development candle
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Uncategorized How Western media and donor aid have connived to dim the flame of Africa’s development candle

Evidence of ineffective foreign assistance is widespread in Africa. The debate on how aid can be effective and contribute to Africa’s development is ongoing, without any clear way forward. This suggests that there is more to the African problem and that aid is not likely to turn things around, writes This is Africa’s Alex Taremwa.

Youth unemployment in Uganda and the deadly relationship with illegal migration, human trafficking and modern slavery.
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Politics and Society Youth unemployment in Uganda and the deadly relationship with illegal migration, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Uganda has been plagued by high numbers of cases of human trafficking of young people to the middle east. Due to a lack of stringent laws and minimum government intervention, it continues to be a large problem. Alex Taremwa explores the high youth unemployment rate in Uganda and how it feeds this dangerous form of modern slavery.