Is Uganda’s social media tax giving other African leaders ideas?


If you would like to get in touch with a business contact, friend or relative in Uganda today, chances are high you will use one of the following; Skype, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp or LinkedIn and the like.

While for you it may not be a problem, your contact in the East African nation has to first pay a new excise tax introduced by the Ugandan government in order to connect with you.

For 11 days now, Ugandans and people living in Uganda have had to part with 200 shillings daily (US$0.05) before accessing applications and websites categorized as over the top services (OTT).

The tax launched on July…

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