Uganda Communications Commission

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#UgandaDecides amidst failing biometric machines and an internet shutdown

Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.

Uganda requires online publishers and influencers to be registered

Uganda has started licensing online publications and influencers. They are required to pay a $20 registration fee in order to operate in Uganda.

Uganda loses 5 million Internet users as a result of Social Media Tax

As a result of the Social Media tax introduced in 2018, Uganda has seen a significant drop in Internet users.

Uganda tightens grip, orders ISPs to block pornography

It appears that Ugandan authorities are tightening their grip on how the Internet is accessed and used in the east Afrikan country. This is because the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has instructed telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)to block local and international pornography websites. Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director

This tax must fall

Ugandans are angry that the government has followed through with its threat to tax them for using social media, which the president, Yoweri Museveni, has on several occasions derided as a good for nothing rumor mill. Now they cannot, literally, puff curls of smoke that look like glistening halo emojis

Uganda ordered ISPs to block unauthorized news websites

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has instructed ISPs (Internet Service Providers) in the country to block websites of unauthorized news publications who have not had their licenses approved or have not applied for a license. This comes after the UCC issued a directive on 6 March 2018 stating that online

Despite some concerns, MTN has largely complied with license obligations in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has published an evaluation report showing MTN's Uganda subsiduary regulatory compliance since it gained a National Telecommunications Operators license in 1998. However, the report covers only the past ten years of UCC monitoring the operations of MTN evaluation focused on three broad categories of obligations;