More than 20,000 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and lovers of digital technology came together in Amsterdam recently at the Next Web Conference to discuss the latest developments in digital technology, look to the future and, of course, to connect. In recent years, there has been an explosion of so-called startup businesses that have created devices and applications that have changed the way we live; but, as Serginho Roosblad reports for VOA, there are pitfalls for such…
A team of recent graduates from Uganda's Makerere University has created a mobile application designed to help monitor elections and expose possible rigging. The developers say the app, called E-Poll, will make Uganda's democratic process fairer. From Kampala, VOA's Serginho Roosblad reports.
Traffic. It's a universal problem for Africa's mushrooming urban centers. Uganda is trying a new approach. For the first time in three decades, passenger trains are once again chugging in and out of the Kampala train station, but this time they are bringing in commuters from a suburb outside the capital.
Pope Francis arrives in Uganda late Friday (November 27). Uganda has one of the largest Catholic communities in Africa. And as Serginho Roosblad reports for VOA from Kampala, theÂ highlight of the pope's visit thereÂ will be the 50th anniversary celebration of the canonization of 22 Ugandan martyrs.