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Mobile Money | Kenyan Diaspora Sends One Million Money Transfers with WorldRemit

NAIROBI, Kenya – July, 27 2016 – Kenyans living abroad have now sent one million money transfers with WorldRemit. With the WorldRemit app or website, the diaspora can send safe, instant transfers to Kenya at the touch of a ...


UNRA | Uganda National Roads Authority – Kampala – Entebbe Expressway Takes Shape.

Kampala – Entebbe Expressway is slowly taking shape and will be a welcome addition to Uganda’s expanding road network. The four-lane toll highway under construction in the Central Region of Uganda.   The Kampala-E...



SABC News | Ugandan auditor James Aguma appointed acting CEO – South Africa Broadcasting Corporation. (SABC)

JOHANNESBURG – The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) has appointed Ugandan accountant and auditor James Aguma, as acting CEO on Tuesday after the resignation of Jimi Matthews.  Mr. Aguma is the chief finance of...



Daily Monitor | URA takes over WBS TV management over Shs7billion tax liabilities

Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) television has been put on receivership after the privately-owned media company failed to clear tax liability amounting to Shs7.2billion. According to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), the tax ar...


Get Inspired For Entrepreneurship | China’s Richest Man – Jack Ma’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Evan Carmichael — He started his business with $20,000 that  his wife and friend helped him raise. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. He is the richest man in China and 18th...



Business | New East African Development Bank Scholarship Program to Boost Skills Development in STEM Fields

KAMPALA, Uganda/NEW YORK, New York— January 6, 2016 — The Africa-America Institute is accepting applications for the new East African Development Bank (EADB) scholarship program for experienced teachers and lecturers to ea...



Diaspora Remittance | Nigerians in diaspora sent home $21 billion in 2015

With about $21 billion sent home by Nigerians in diaspora in 2015, the country is the sixth largest receiver of remittances in the world, the Migration of Remittance Factbook 2016 has shown. The country is also by far the large...


Opinion | British Airways exit and drying symptom of worsening inflows – Karoli vs British Envoy

Daily Monitor — The world’s largest airline operator owners of British Airways announced their exit from Uganda effective October 3, after a 24-year run operating flights from Entebbe. This is not a vote of confidence i...



Uganda Coffee | Starbucks Is Making Africa’s Biggest Coffee Exporter Even Richer

Bloomberg Business — Ugandan coffee sold as single-origin beans by Starbucks Corp. will boost earnings for Africa’s biggest exporter of the crop, the country’s industry regulator said. Coffee growers may as much as d...


China ‘Black Monday’ Timeline | The Chinese Stock Market Crash And How It Happened

International Business Times — The Chinese stock market continued to tumble Monday, with losses in the billions and markets consequently plunging all over the world. The Chinese stock market crash has been called “C...



Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) | October 14th – Expanding Horizons 2015 Workshop For Small Businesses Comes to Boston

For more than four decades, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has been the primary U.S. government agency supporting private sector investment in international emerging markets. In an effort to reach out to Ame...



Opinion | By Arthur M. M. Katabalwa | British Airways — The Worlds’ Favorite Airline Throws In The Towel At Entebbe.

In a short statement released today, the worlds’ favorite airline, British airways announced that it was suspending flights between London Heathrow and Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the statement signed by Edward Frost, T...


Uganda Business | National Social Security Fund (NSSF) invests Shs 145 Billion in Equity Bank

Alon Mwesigwa — The National Social Security Fund has bought a 2.44 per cent stake in Equity bank group, making it the seventh largest shareholder in the group, it was announced yesterday. This translates into 90.2 milli...



James Arinaitwe | On Youth Employment – Education Matters, But Skills Matter More

Devex News — When I was 18 years old, full of ambition, zeal and energy, I graduated from high school in Kampala, Uganda, with good grades and a great command of the English language. With my gap year at hand, I combed th...



The Washington Post | This is Why the Euro Is Collapsing

Next summer is looking like the best time to take that European vacation you’ve been thinking about. That’s because the euro has already fallen to a 12-year low of $1.06, and should keep falling for at least another...


Forex | Bank Of Uganda Statement on the Fluctuating Foreign Exchange Rate

Press Release — Uganda’s exchange rate against the US dollar, In common with those of many other countries around the world, has come under strong pressure in recent weeks. This is mainly for two reasons. First the doll...



Entebbe International Airport Set For a $400 million Dollar Expansion But Project Funding Yet To Be Identified

For a project that is slated to begin in June, either a big chunk of the funding for it would safely be kept somewhere or the source would have been confirmed by now. Officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are keeping ...


Dole Food Company Inc, Is The Largest Producer of Fruits and Vegetables In The World – How Can Uganda Borrow From This Dole Success Story!

Dole Food Company, Inc. is an American-based agricultural multinational corporation headquartered in Westlake Village, California. The company is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, operating with 74,300...



EA Diaspora Business Council | Doing Business in East Africa | August 5th 2014 | Washington, DC

WHAT: East Africa delegates to President Obama’s US-Africa Heads of State Summit consisting of ministers, governors, county planners, administrators and chambers of commerce will present project opportunities across many sec...



How to Suceed in Business | 3 Practical Lessons from Billionaire Mark Cuban

For super entrepreneur Mark Cuban, it all started with a pair of basketball shoes—but not the ones you’re probably thinking of. This particular pair of footwear has nothing to do with the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA team he o...


Boston Globe | TelexFree Inc. Massachusetts Office Raided in Widening Internet Fraud Probe

Federal agents from the FBI and Homeland Security have raided the Marlborough headquarters of TelexFree Inc. in the intensifying investigation of an alleged billion-dollar scheme that has the potential to rank among the largest...






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