Week 29: Top headlines this week in tech

The top headlines this week in tech cover the 2020 Olympic games, Africell’s possible exit allegations, Tubayo’s growth and Emata’s win in The Search for Fintech Abu Dhabi.

How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year: The games start on Friday and go until August 8. That will include qualifying rounds, semifinals, and finals of everything from the 100 meters to the marathon. These games are accessible via different avenues like DStv and GOtv.

how to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympic themed content will also be available on Catch-Up, while a focus on African athletes which will light up the games has already begun, with documentaries on Kenyan long-distance running star Eliud Kipchoge, as well as Zambia’s Copper Queens, who upset the odds to qualify for the Women’s Football competition.

Could Africell be on the way out of Uganda?: Our sources reveal that MTN Uganda could take on Africell without any fuss. Since the start of private telecom operations in the country, the yellow telecom has been mostly silent as Airtel has done the bigger part of acquisitions. Taking over what appears to be the third-largest telecom company could mark another chapter in the dominance of the telco industry that the two companies have professed.

Trade Lance is providing digital solutions to business challenges: Trade Lance, which boasts of having some of the best software experts in the country, is also in the business of customized software development; it for instance develops Micro Loans Software for financial institutions. Some of its visible products include the Yetu loans software, HCH Financial Services, Hot Cash, Sukuma Loans, and Yellow Sacco software.

trade lance digital solutions

Silicon Pay lets companies receive instant payments from clients: With over 20 payment gateways, Silicon Pay provides an API for its Mobile Money Services and Credit Card Service allowing Merchants, individuals, or Companies to incorporate it into their websites and mobile applications for them to start receiving payments in real-time.

More headlines this week in tech

Tubayo travel: The startup’s incredible rise to the top


URA revenue this year, the highest in 4 years

NIRA guide on how to change particulars on the national register

Emata wins The Search for Fintech Abu Dhabi in Africa

Credit: @Emata_UG via twitter.com

Flutterwave is supporting African women changing lives

Timely settlement gives Jumia an edge in Uganda’s e-commerce business

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