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The World Bank | 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Africa

The Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013 is an annual report which provides the most recent, detailed, data on development in Africa. It contains macroeconomic, sectoral, and social indicators, covering 53 African countries ...


The Citizen | Isolation of Tanzania In The East African Community Bloc – What Are The Issues?

The potential and actual roles of various types and levels of regional integration in economic development are well-acknowledged across the globe. Tanzania is a member of some regional groupings, the major of which are the East...



Opinion | To Revive or Not to Revive Uganda Airlines

By Eng. Dickinson Dunstan Turinawe — There has been a growing debate on whether Uganda Airlines should be revived or not. Having worked for the Airline for a period of 22 years up to the time it was closed, in various se...



The Telegraph | Africa Boasts of 55 billionaires from 10 countries

Africa, the world’s fastest growing emerging market, is now home to 55 billionaires, with an average net worth of $2.6bn. Africa is now home to 55 billionaires, up from previous estimates of 16-25 billionaires, new research h...


Venture Africa | Africa’s Newest Billionaire – Ugandan Builds $1.1 Billion Fortune From The Ground Up

Ugandan-born Sudhir Ruparelia worked menial jobs in the United Kingdom, saved up, returned to the country of his birth and built the largest property portfolio in the land  VENTURES AFRICA – The next time you find yourself w...



Former Diaspora – Vava Angwenyi Defies Odds To Grow Her Own Coffee Business

For the last four years, and despite many challenges and little support from the people around her, Kenyan Vava Angwenyi has dedicated her time and energy to building her own coffee company, Vava Coffee. For a long time colleag...



Two African Development Bank projects in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire receive US Treasury Awards for Development Impact

Two outstanding African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) initiatives, based in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire, received Development Impact Honors on Thursday, July 25 from the US Treasury Department in an awards cerem...


Job Mart | Employment Opportunities With Yahoo!

Greetings! If you are currently seeking employment opportunities and willing to relocate to Omaha, NE, Yahoo! is conducting a Hiring Event the week of Monday, 7/22-7/24, 2013. This will be your chance to meet with the actual Ya...



UK Dispatch | Tullow Oil Wins Court Case Against Heritage Oil Over Uganda Tax Dispute

Tullow wins case against Heritage over 2010 asset sale * Court case relates to over $400 mln capital gas tax charge* Heritage says to evaluate options with view to appeal * Heritage shares down 2.6 pct, Tullow up 1 pct By Sarah...


Diaspora Bonds | Government Banks on Diaspora Bond To Grow Investments

Government has devised a strategy to tap into the billions of shillings sent home from the Ugandans living and working abroad. By formulating a diaspora bond, the government, through the foreign affairs ministry and Bank of Ug...



Diaspora Bonds | Rwanda’s U.S. $400 Million Bond Oversubscribed

Rwanda’s debut Euro bond of US$400 million was finally issued yesterday on the Irish Stock Exchange with an issuance coupon rate at 6.625 percent after two days of collecting orders.  According to the Ministry of Finance...



Day One – Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit Highlights at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Kampala Dispatch. Day – One at the Local Capital and Financial Markets Summit 2013 held at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Katonga hall was quite a success with some key business leaders participating in panel discussions. O...


Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit , 21-22 May 2013, Serena Kampala

Press Release — The Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit We are pleased to invite you to join us at the Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit 2013 (the conference). This two day investment con...



The 23rd World Economic Forum On Africa Kicks off In Cape Town | Delivering on Africa’s Promise, 8 -10 May 2013

The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa kicked off on Wednesday, May 8 on the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”. The three-day event in Cape Town, South Africa, is expected to draw regional and global lea...



Alternative Investments | A Look At The Real Estate Market In Uganda

About 93% of Uganda’s urban population lives in slums. In Zambia 74%, Nigeria 80%, Tanzania 92.1%, and Ethiopia 99.4%. In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, 85% of the nearly 1.8 million people live in slums. Kampala’...


Ugandan Professionls In Boston Launch UPN – A Ugandan Professionals Network

Boston — The Ugandan Professionals Network based in Boston (the “UPN”) was launched on the April 13th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Woburn, Massachusetts. The event, which attracted guests from Washington DC, Con...



Bharti Airtel Acquires Warid Telecom Operations In Uganda

For Immediate release — Warid enters into a definitive agreement for acquisition of its Uganda Telecom Operations by Airtel Will combine the strengths of two entities to serve over 7.4 million mobile customers in Ugand...


Meet Another Ugandan Born Entrepreneur | Alpesh Patel Founder & CEO African Mobile Handset Company Mi-Fone

The Ugandan-born Alpesh Patel quit his job at Motorola to start his own pan–African mobile phone brand Mi-Fone. Five years on, Mi-Fone has sold more than 1.5 million devices in 14 countries across the continent. The company ...



Uganda Investment Authority and The Commonwealth Business Council Hold First Investment Forum In Kampala April 11th -12th

The first ever Uganda Investment Forum was held 11-12 April 2013, at the Sheraton Kampala hotel. Organised by the Government of Uganda and the Commonwealth Business Council the two day event drew participants looking to do do b...



Alternative Investments | Pine Tree Growing In Uganda

Pine  Growing — Yosamu Semugoma has been growing Pine in Uganda over the last 7 years. For many Ugandans, tree growing has become the long term investment. Annual returns average 10-25% depending on tree specie grown, an...


The New York Times | China’s New Leader Tries to Calm African Fears of His Country’s Economic Power

HONG KONG — China’s new president, Xi Jinping, sought to assure African countries on Monday that his government would heed complaints that relentlessly competitive Chinese companies were suffocating African efforts to nurtu...






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