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MTN App Challenge Returns With Focus Of Building Innovations For Digital Payments

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  • Innovators required to build applications that facilitate digital payments
  • Entries are being accepted on www.mtn.co.ug/mtnchallenge
  • The challenge runs from 13th December 2018 to 13th February 2019
  • Entry into the MTN Open API APP Challenge is free

 

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 MTN Uganda has announced the 2018 edition of the MTN App Challenge that will allow innovators develop applications that will be rewarded. The challenge will be executed in partnership with the Innovation village. On Nov 14th, 2018, MTN Opened its Mobile Money APIs. This was followed by training of local developers on how to use the APIs. The challenge will allow local innovators to leverage the exposed API end points to digitize payments in their applications.

Over the years, we have supported local innovation through platforms like the MTN App challenge and the MTN Innovation Awards. It is our intent to avail our infrastructure to be leveraged by local start-ups. Opening the Mobile Money API was further testimony to this intent. We are very excited to have our first challenge on the Open API platform under the theme “Building for digital payments”; we look forward to enabling the best innovators in Uganda to launch new applications which leverage the exposed APIs to digitize payments, explained Elsa Muzzolini, the MTN General Manager, Mobile Financial Services.

 

Unlike previous challenges, the MTN Open API challenge 2018 will be fully managed online. Participants will register to create applications in any of the following categories: Transport, HORECA and Distribution in the FMCG value chain. The challenge will run for a period of 2 months from 13th Dec 2018 to 13 Feb 2018, giving developers enough time to develop their idea into working applications. Participants in the challenge will automatically compete to benefit from the MTN start up program with winners receiving cash prizes as well as seed funding through their start up growth journey. The winning apps will be awarded in March 2019 after the judging process has been completed.

 

To register to participate, follow the following steps:

  1. Visit www.mtn.co.ug/mtnchallenge  to access the MTN Challenge Portal.  
  2. Sign Up to create your account on the MTN Challenge Portal
  3. Under Ongoing challenges, Select the “MTN Open API Challenge 2018”
  4. Register to participate under any of the listed categories:
  5. Start working on your App.

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Liquid Silk sold off

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Since Monday, rumors spread that Liquid Silk Naalya had been closed. A number of false reasons were peddled to explain the closure. But none was ever conclusive. A reason this website reached out to our sources at the Bugolobi based offices of the Liquid Silk franchise.

According to the workers there, Liquid Silk was indeed sold off. “Liquid Silk, together with their neighbors, Mogas Petrol station were sold off to a popular food chain franchise. The money exchanged is good, and was undeniably had to refuse for the owners of both premises.” Explained a source.

According to sources, the space of Liquid Silk Naalya was singled out as strategic for both a restaurant, but as well as a petrol station. “The spaces of both Liquid Silk Naalya and Mogas petrol station have both been procured, and in a short time, development will start,” explained a source.

It is said that both parties walked away smiling to the bank.

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Kenneth Mugabi leaves revelers asking for more at the Johnnie Walker Unplugged show

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Kenneth Mugabi performs at the Johnnie Walker Unplugged show.

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Fans of Afro-soul music were on Saturday treated to an exciting evening with Kenneth Mugabi as he starred at the Johnnie Walker Unplugged show.

The multi-talented artiste dedicated the night to all the ladies in the house as he connected with his audience through his unique love songs.

The event which was hosted at Design Hub in Industrial Area in a studio-like setting attracted droves of soul music lovers who had the venue packed to its fullest as early as 7pm.

Mugabi performed songs off his upcoming album with the crowd’s favourite on the album being one that features in Luo. He also performed some of his popular songs like “Amaaso”, “Rita” and “Kibunomu”, which left the crowd yearning for more and shouting “tukademu”, meaning let’s do it again.

He crowned the night  with an electric performance of the crowds all-time favourite “Naki”, which got the fully packed house singing along to every line.

Revelers enjoying performances at the Johnnie Walker Unplugged show.

The show that ended at exactly 11:30pm is one of the many that will be taking place at Design Hub throughout the year. Next week’s show will be a tribute to Oliver Mtukudzi.

“Johnnie Walker is an icon of progress and this event is  about celebrating the incredible steps forward that these artistes we are showcasing on Unplugged have made,” said Roger Agamba International Premium Spirits Brand Manager, Uganda Breweries Limited.

Revelers were also challenged to sing an Oliver Mtukudzi song for which they got to win tickets to the next show which will serve as a tribute to the departed iconic Zimbabwean artiste.

The Johnnie Walker Unplugged show is an intimate boutique show delivering an unrivaled up-close experience of great Ugandan singers performing in a studio-style setting.

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I was raped by my uncle at 15 — Judith Heard reveals as she launches safe space for rape victims

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Socialite Judith Heard has launched her organisation dubbed “Day One Global” aimed at offering a safe space to rape and sexual assault victims to share their stories. She unveiled the organisation on Social Media where she also revealed she is a rape victim. She says she was raped by her uncle at the age of 15, and later at 17 by two armed security officers.

Here’s what she posted:

Today I stand with you. Today I present to you a new beginning, a place to hold that conversation. Am your day one.” I was defiled by my uncle at the age of 15, on the night before my final school exams and later on, at 17 raped by two army officers at gun point. As a young girl growing with big ambitions and bigger dreams , I was tormented by nightmares of what had happened to me in my earlier years.

Fortunately I had a loving and caring grandmother who I felt I could share this deepest and darkest secret with. Little by little i became self-aware of the things that i would do if only I was more confident and if I recognized my worth. All I needed from day one was a safe space where I felt I could share my story. My now deceased Grandmother took the time to listen to me and she told me that everything would be okay.

If we have more people willing to listen and believe, that would make life much easier for everyone. We (My team) have come up with an organization @dayonegl that seeks to end rape and sexual assault, aiming to create awareness and provide rehabilitation to survivors.

We believe in a culture of honesty and therefore employ an open door where people can freely communicate with each other. I stand to be the change for everyone challenged and subjected by any form of sexual assault, Join us today to save tomorrow’s super heroes.

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