When I Used My Computer Hacking Genius Skills For Evil

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Picking a password is easy. Really easy. All you have to do is turn your arms upside down, shut your eyes, raise your chin up to the ceiling and slap at the keyboard with your knuckles three times.

Whatever appears on the screen can be both your new password and, if you are expecting, your child’s name as well. Like Jsdowjfei4obyh8.w

It’s okay. A Ugandan child’s name isn’t that important these days. It is hardly ever used. The first couple of years the kid will be referred to by a cute endearment like “kabiskwiti”. Then for the school years the child will have a school nickname, like “Ragzo”. Then soon after graduation, in the twenties (aka fake adulthood) the child will be known by their social media handle, blog name or stage name, like “Spiker”. By the time they are above twenty five and are finally real human beings, they…

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Jumia isn’t African? Then what is?

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There is a website (or, depending on how much you care, a mobile app) in Africa… or not exactly in Africa… let me start again. There is a lot of ambiguity about the subject.

There is an electronic entity that can be accessed by internet connection devices within Africa that is called Jumia.

It took me eight drafts to settle on that.

What Jumia does is many things. Among them, it communicates, through metaphysical agents in the ether called “cookies”, with the spirits of our forefathers. When the ancestors hear you saying something like, “I feel like the beach this weekend” they report immediately to the cookie on duty, which then slaps an advert for a bikini into your facebook feed. It happens to me every single time.

Another thing Jumia has done is hire the most tedious, slow witted, dumbmule ever, one with not only a dry mango seed…

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The Anita Everything Ebook Project Vol 1

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Good evening Uganda and other regions, I am here to announce a series of announcements.

In the form of announcements about series.

Allow me to present, one two three enta

Anita everything epub, pdf, mobi. All Anita Everything chapters compiled into one ebook. Because I don’t think I will be adding to the series, but I loved Anita so much that I can’t just let her vanish into obscurity.

So here’s the link to the epub.

Download The Anita Everything Collection Here

Or if you prefer a pdf, here you go. You can download it and have it printed if you like, or read it on your mobile device.

It’s not free. There is a price.

I’m going to ask that if you like it, please just follow @AnitaFromGgwa on twitter, or like the page Facebook.com/anitaeverything on facebook, and share with someone. Hope you get to love spending time…

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Syntech Interiors Uganda Limited

Established in 2018, Syntech Interiors Limited is a Uganda based provider of gypsum based interior housing and construction solutions for residential, business and industrial establishments.

This website project’s goal was to rank the business highly for interior design house finishing services based on plaster of Paris (POP) and gypsum boards.

Type of site
Construction, Interior Design
Available in English
Client Syntech Interiors Uganda Limited
Created by Amnon Jakony
Website syntechinteriors.com
Launched February 2019
Current status Active
Syntech Interiors - Amnon Jakony Project
Syntech Interiors – Photo: Amnon Jakony

Front Page Hotel

The development of an online booking portal for Front Page Hotel was undertaken in August 2019. The 2 star hotel in Zzana suburb on Kampala – Entebbe highway is located 35 minutes’ drive from Entebbe international airport. Main features requested by the website owner included a display of the property and a booking utility, as well as promotion of the business online.

Type of site
Hospitality
Available in English
Client Front Page Hotel
Created by Amnon Jakony
Website frontpagehotel.com
Launched August 2019
Current status Active
Front Page Hotel – By Amnon Jakony

Life in Kampala, Uganda

Cameron Oliver Brock

Written October 2017:

Sitting on the roof of an apartment building 14,000 km’s away from home, I’m writing about the first couple of weeks I’ve spent in the country of Uganda. I can say with complete certainty that I am having some of the most amazing experiences of my life. While there are many things I have to get adjusted to and I may not always be comfortable, all the experiences I’ve been having and the way of life is so different from home, they are all new to me, and that makes them amazing. Each step I take I have never taken before. Each person I’ve spoken to I have never met before. Each sight I have seen I have never seen before. All these things make this experience so fascinating. So, how does life differ from that in British Columbia?

If you think that the photos of Africa that…

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The SUV – Ugandan Style

Heading back to Nebbi a few days ago after heavy rain, we were looking to cross a stream on the road from Offaka where the bridge was swept away in floods a couple of years ago but had to wait to allow a heavily laden motorcycle make the crossing ahead us,  When the “six wheel drive” option also failed, one of the guys jumped out of our jeep and this provided an “eight wheel drive” option!  Fortunately this extra manpower was sufficient and so I was called upon!

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An uphill task

The second motorcycle;

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Not Easy

Last, but not least….

Nebbi District SUV
Whew!

 

At the Late Day Road Side Market

It is getting late, about 7:30 PM. The gateman shouts out to the last person to get out. The gates are then closed; the market gates. The vendors however do not go home; they relay their commodities for purchase along the road by the market, using tadoobasas light. About ¾ of them are women; the rest are children. Items on display are mainly foodstuffs, almost entirely.

Across the road is a cinema hall, at least by the town standard. There are young ladies roasting maize for sale. Young men loiter about, some flirting with these young ladies. Two women carrying empty baskets, one with a baby on her back, approach the maize sellers and place their orders. They are however informed that all the nearly ready ones have already been booked. A shot of panic cuts across their faces. The one with the baby mentions something about getting punches if she reaches home late. Her friend however has a different story; she is already way too late and is going to get beaten anyway. She needs to get something for the children who she believes are now starving back home. From their conversation, I realized they are also vendors in the market and have been working all day without rest.

I crossed back to the side of the market to buy some pancakes. Another woman attempts to get service before me although I had paid first. Realizing my unease with the act, she apologizes then goes ahead to mention something about getting beaten for reaching home late. She then turns to another woman behind her, possibly her colleague, and tells her how she’s survived getting beaten for the last one week due to good sales that has enabled her provide enough for her husband’s glass of ALCOHOL! These stories did not shock me, but three testimonies of victims within 10 minutes are not for the faint hearted. In my head, I kept trying to understand how they talked these matters with such ease, though they are of a sex considered to be weak emotionally. It seemed though they had accepted this condition as their fate.

I am not one to take matters so deep at heart, but I did. Not because their stories were touching, there are worse stories I’ve heard. I allowed the woman to get served first, to which she joked about preferring me for a husband. Her colleague at the back however said something about all men being the same; harsh to their wives and sweet to the other ladies. As though she had agreed to that, she gave a hysterical laugh and told me these words, translated of course, “I have a small daughter, she dreams of becoming a doctor. If I give her to you, I give you my heart. Can you guarantee me that you may treat her as a doctor would treat a heart. I believe she will lose me as her heart and you will be her new heart, as you educated people say “sweet heart”?” Her colleague gave a hysterical laugh and she joined in as they walked away.

That got me thinking… well, I am still thinking.

New Report Shows How Internet Economy can Benefit Africa

A newly-released report, entitled, “Promoting the African Internet Economy” has highlighted how the greater use of the internet and digitization of the traditional economy will spur economic growth in the African continent.

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Many African countries, the report says, have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.

“There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online,” says a new report launched by the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the internet on Saturday.

The report examines internet adoption and use by companies and governments throughout the region, identifying barriers that must be overcome to create an internet economy that delivers innovative services, job opportunities and income growth across the continent.

Both businesses and citizens can benefit from an internet economy. Businesses across all sectors gain access to a global marketplace of billions of people, and citizens in both rural and urban areas benefit from enhanced educational and training opportunities and access to new job possibilities.

The report also outlines what needs to be done for Africa to take full advantage of the digital opportunity offered by the Internet. It highlights local successes as well as broader challenges, offering recommendations for policymakers in Africa to adopt.

“The Internet economy presents a major opportunity for Africa. However, Africa needs a secure and reliable Internet infrastructure that users trust in order to bringing large and small businesses online, along with governments and other social services,” said Dawit Bekele, Africa Region Bureau Director for the Internet Society.

The Internet Society in collaboration with the African Union recently introduced internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa to help the African Union member states strengthen the security of their local internet infrastructure, through actions at regional, national, Internet Service Provider (ISP) operator and organizational levels.

In Kenya, for instance, the internet economy represents 3.6% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in other developing countries 1.3% of GDP comes from the Internet economy.

The McKinsey Global Institute predicts that in addition to contributions to GDP , the internet will deliver productivity gains across Africa. These productivity gains across six key sectors: financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture and government are projected to be valued at between US$148 billion and $318 billion by 2025.

However, a thriving internet economy in Africa could be put at risk by the increasing number of Internet shutdowns in the region. In 2016 alone, there were at least 56 shutdowns of the Internet around the world. These shutdowns affect individuals and organizations that depend on the Internet for their daily lives and have negative effects on the economy.

“In addition to the economic costs, Internet shutdowns also affect trust. If people don’t know whether they will have connectivity, they can no longer rely on that connectivity to build Internet-based businesses. This will affect entrepreneurs in greatest need of digital-led innovation for their own future, and the future of the Internet economy in Africa,” added Bekele.

The Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote technologies that keep the internet safe, secure and advocates for policies that enable universal access.

Source : South Sudan Portal (southsudan.biz)

The University of Mogadishu

The University of Mogadishu is an open smoky-air classroom in Somalia. The main branch is in Mogadishu but it has many branches spread out over the country. Opened in 1991, the university charges differing fees per student for lessons. There are no lecturers, and therefore lectures. Learning is from experience and observation. No experiments are performed by any student who wishes to see the results obtained.

Like K’naan said, “…rocket propelled grenades shell your way if you front…”
I first got to know of this university from a dead man’s notebooks; even though I had always known about the open air classes. The young man here was Dan Eldon. Dan, born in the UK and raised in Kenya, never saw enough to want to see less, never knew enough to want to know less and never did enough to want to do less. Such was Dan’s life; the boy who was run down by a Buffalo and thus developed a respect for them, the man who temporarily dropped out of college to pursue a career in life, the one who drove from Kenya to Malawi to deliver aid to war stricken area with funds he raised with his friends, the one… the one who inspired me to take a course at the University of Mogadishu.
It should interest your curious mind how he possibly lit the flame that burns within me. I first heard of his full story during the Uongozi Bora 5, a youth leadership and citizenship program organized by The DEPOT in 2009. Dan’s story is not a fairy tale, or therefore not the prince in the fairy tale but the villain; for such was the ending. In 1992, Dan traveled to Somalia to cover the war that was going on, famine was at its worst. His inborn passion for photography saw him cover for Reuters. His charisma and passion for the people of Mogadishu earned him the title “Mayor of Mogadishu” among locals, friends and colleagues. In the morning of July 12th 1993, US troops launched an air attack on a building where Somali elders were meeting, killing indiscriminately; they believed that General Aideed was also in the building, which turned out erroneous. When word got to Dan and friends, fellow journalists, they quickly rushed to the scene where they were met by an angry mob. The angry mob turned onto them and stoned all four journalists to death. Dan’s story ends there… at the age of 22, he had lived a 120 year old’s life already.