Archive for the ‘Uganda’ category

Financing boda-bodas in Uganda: Where banks say no, this entrepreneur says yes

Michael Wilkerson is one of the founders of Tugende, a company that offers a lease-to-own model to help Ugandan boda-boda drivers own their own motorcycle.

Do you feel lucky? Will East Africans benefit from their natural resource discoveries?

The link from pumping oil to increasing life expectancy and reducing poverty is not direct.

Company providing loans in the form of a new motorcycle

Tugende offers an affordable lease-to-own model to help motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda own their own motorcycles.

How Uganda is turning waste into power

Across East Africa, increases in processing of agricultural products is being accompanied by an increase in organic waste.

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.

Ugandan kung fu culture fuels independent cinema

For kids learning the martial arts, becoming a famous action star has become the ultimate goal.

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Profit vs non-profit: Why this Ugandan enterprise is no longer an NGO

“The best way to create a sustainable social impact is finding commercial solutions for social problems.”

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

How a teenager started Uganda’s first paper bag manufacturing company

Award winning entrepreneur, Andrew Mupuya, was 16 when he came up with the idea to manufacture paper bags in Uganda.

On the ground knowledge critical to expansion, says hotel group boss

Protea Hotels is investing in projects across East Africa.

Africa’s top three young entrepreneurs share their secrets to success

Anzisha Prize winners show that age has nothing to do with business success.

Investors warned that East African Community is not a single market

Broll property group sees great opportunity in East Africa’s primary cities.

Forestry not for those seeking a quick buck

Private equity firm says forestry in Africa is not an easy business.