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Uganda wins Huawei’s Global ICT Competition

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Three University students representing Uganda; Shaffic Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli from Muni and Doreen Nalwoga from Lira University emerged among the world’s best at the Huawei ICT Competition Global finals, taking first position.

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Three University students representing Uganda; Shaffic Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli from Muni and Doreen Nalwoga from Lira University emerged among the world’s best at the Huawei ICT Competition Global finals, taking first position. This was the first time for Uganda to qualify for the global stage after taking first position at the Africa region final.

The Huawei ICT Competition is an annual international competition, a communication platform for university students and higher education institutions within the Huawei ICT Academy program. Through this competition, Huawei aims to challenge the students ICT knowledge as well as the practical and application skills, and ultimately, inspire innovation with the theme of “connection, glory, future”.

Uganda and other 12 teams qualified for the global competition to battle other countries from Asia, Latin America, East Europe and the Middle East. Despite being the newest contestants of Huawei ICT Competition since 2017, African students have made stunning progress this year. In 2019, only five African teams made it to the global final and reaped only one third prize, compared with 13 teams this year, winning a total of seven medals.

Doreen Nalwoga, from Lira University and among the winners of the first position shared her experience with Huawei and the competition. “This journey with Huawei came with benefits such as professional certification in the fields of interest,” she said. “Huawei gave us the opportunity to learn skills which are recognized in the world of ICT. Huawei provided us with a platform to experience and practice on new, innovative and cutting-edge technology to grow and develop ourselves.”

The three Ugandan students’ achievement is due to Huawei Uganda’s continued recognition and efforts to build a competitive ICT talent pool among the young generation, who will be an indispensable accelerator for the Uganda’s post-COVID recovery and digitization.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the training and competition activities were completed online. The victorious students had a good reason to rejoice after over 10 months of hard work and fierce competition all the way from national screening contests, the regional final, and the global final.

Over the past five years on the African region, Huawei has signed cooperation agreements with over 250 universities in 14 Sub-Saharan countries on establishing Huawei ICT academies. This cooperation has enabled more than 7,000 university students to obtain Huawei ICT certification, which makes them better candidates for ICT-related jobs. In Uganda, eight universities have signed which include, Makerere, Muni, MUBS, Soroti, Kabale, Kyambogo, Nkozi and Mbarara.

Mr. Hou Tao, Global Vice President of Huawei, highlighted the impressive enthusiasm of the students, which is much needed to for Africa’s digital inclusion in the era when the gravity of workplace skills is already shifting online. “As a private company serving the African market for over 20 years, Huawei has dedicated itself to and will always remain a trusted partner of governments and academia in building a competitive ICT talent pool, strengthening capacity building and increasing people’s digital competence,” said Mr. Hou.

This year’s Huawei ICT Competition attracted nearly 150,000 students from over 2,000 universities in over 82 countries. 327 students from 39 countries participated in the online global final, making the scale the largest in all years. Teams from Zambia, Lesotho, and South Africa also reached the global final.



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City lawyer Ssemakadde summoned by CID over alleged offensive communication

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Ugandan satirical lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde has been summoned by Uganda Police over alleged offensive communication to the prejudice of Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa.

According to a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, its conducting inquiries into alleged offensive communication of Ssemakadde.

The self-proclaimed ‘Legal Rebel’ is required to report at the CID headquarters for an interview and statement recording on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The summon further instructs currently Hon. Muhammad Nsereko’s strongest tormentor to particularly show-up to the Officer in Charge of Cyber Crime D/ASP Kayiza Henry at 10AM.

It should be recalled, Ssemakadde recently requested the Chief Registrar to avail him with a record of proceedings of this year’s Judges’ Conference to enable him decide the next course of action.

This sparked-verge from the resolution by the judges as they complained of being cyber bullied by some lawyers.

The judges identified lawyers Male Hassan Mabirizi and Ssemakadde particularly whom they accused of making cyberbullying-like statements on social media against judicial officers.

This comes to life just a day after lawyer Male Mabirizi was sentenced to 18months in jail over contempt of court.

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Invitation for an interview and statement recording vide CID headquarters GEF 136/2022. The subject matters refer; The Directorate of Criminal investigations is conducting inquiries into alleged offensive communication to the prejudice of Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa. You are required to report to CID Headquarters on February 28, 2022 at 1000hrs and you will particularly report to Officer in Charge of Cyber Crime D/ASP Kayiza Henry on telephone number 0714401470 who will guide you on what is required.

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Photos: Eric Omondi lands in Uganda ahead of Comedy Store show

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Celebrated Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi Ongao alias Eric Omondi has arrived in Uganda for the fun-thrilling Comedy Store on Wednesday February 23,2022.

With a captivating theme “Eric Omondi Live”, Comedy Store re-bombards UMA Multipurpose Hall, Lugogo after almost 2years.

On touching down at Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed “President of Comedy Africa”, was glamorously received by Comedy Store UG CEO Alex Muhangi and other local comedians.

The highly anticipated sizzling night-out-for-laughter will feature; Jose Chameleone, Madrat & Chiko, Ssenga Nantume, MC Mariachi, and many others.

According to the Comedy Store, the show will commence at 6PM and tickets will be available at the entrance.

HE’S HERE, In The Pearl Of Africa: Kenya’s  Eric Omondi, the President of Comedy Africa, has set foot in Uganda ahead of “Eric Omondi Live” on Comedy Store Ug at UMA Show Grounds. Tell your friends. Show starts at 6pm. Tickets are sold at the Entrance. Get Ready! UMA Multipurpose Hall, Lugogo,” stated Comedy Store.

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Geosteady ‘never to tip’ about his new love journey despite moving on

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Ugandan male vocalist George Kigozi alias Geosteady is not willing to open up about his new love life.

The “Nemala” singer whose heart proves to have been extremely damaged beyond healing by his split with baby mama Prima Kardashi, vows never to talk in detail about the experiences so far with his new lover.

Despite finding another woman to love, Geosteady says it’s better to keep his new romantic journey private like he sung in one of his latest songs.

Currently my love life is really really private, like I sung. Am seeing someone who I will never address,” Geosteady said live on a local radio station.

He also feels one ought to just appreciate his/her lover’s characters because the world is endowed with people of different characters.

No more exposing in public. Another thing is that I learnt to understand people the way they are. So, my love life is all about understanding you,” he added.

Its close to two years now ever since Geosteady and Prima Kardashi called-it-quits in their 8years-old relationship.

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