To some people, the ongoing internet shutdowns and censorship might be a game, to some its war and others politics. But for me, it’s my livelihood. I am what you would call a digital native. Almost all my career has been built online. Not that I intended it that way…

One of the best ways I keep up with African Tech is via email newsletters. Unlike social media, I guard my inbox quite jealously. Oh by Africa, I mostly mean Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa. But you can slip in my home base Uganda, progressive Rwanda, Ghana, Tanzania. Africa has 54…

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It’s been over a year now since the world was left in shock by the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. For the first time since the unstoppable meteoric rise of Facebook, we finally understood how precarious centralized data organization can be. …

See that Ugx 16,000? That’s free money Xente has given me so far since I started using the app to buy the basics. For me, internet is much of utility as water and electricity are at home. I have a 4G router with an Airtel sim card so the whole…

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A friend of mine, Mwesigwa Daniel telegrams me the other day and asks why I don’t blog much about Tech in Africa. I didn’t have an answer for him despite having done this for close to a decade now. But having thought about it, I believe I no longer write…

momopay at Chili’s restaurant

This is what happened to me last week. I had taken my car for serving at one of garages in Kampala CBD. I needed to replace my shocks — all of them. The bill was around Ugx 1.6m($435) which as a hefty amount. …

~ Wakanda via The Verge

I have been a consumer Tech blogger for almost a decade now. My enthusiasm about Tech started way back in 2006 while I was working in an internet cafe in Kampala as I waited to join University. …

Mention MTN data to any MTN Uganda customer and you’ll immediately be greeted to aura of mistrust. That’s because MTN has a big problem it has never admitted or even worse fixed.

I loaded 30GB shared data on thursday and by today (Saturday), it was already done! Wait what? I…

After one week plus of back and forth with Amazon customer care via email and phone call, I still can’t login to my account. I am tempted to believe it’s all my fault for setting up secure way of accessing my Amazon account via Two-Factor Authentication.

Since last week, I…

I have attended several Tech events where they invite so-called gurus and experts to explain the digital landscape in Africa, but I have never been satisfied with any of their answers as to why e-commerce has not caught on.

It turns out the reason why a click on a user’s…

David Okwii

Transforming Africa into a country, one line of code at a time. Dev blog http://davidokwii.com/

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