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Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda. Bundibugyo District is Uganda’s leading Cocoa producer. The president promised the cocoa farmers Government support in the development of the Cocoa value chain from production to... Read more
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report finds that there are already over 10,000 Chinese firms operating in Africa—four times the previous estimate China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand... Read more
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an initial public offering by the country’s biggest mobile operator stalled. Changes will be introduced in the legislation currently before parliament, Finance Minister Philip Mpango told lawmakers Thursday in the capital,... Read more
How to get on the Cover of Forbes Magazine
One week ago, Middlebury College in Vermont, USA bestowed upon me an incredible honor — something I never expected to receive by the age of 40: an honorary doctorate. I especially pinched myself as I sat on stage with luminaries like John Meacham because just over a month earlier,... Read more
Even before it opens its doors in Uganda, Carlson Rezidor is locked in a Sex abuse and Corruption scandal involving a Government Minister
It has been around for over 75 years and manages a network of over 1,400 hotels and 90,000 employees, in  110 countries around the world, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel group is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. In EastAfrica, it runs the Radisson Blu chain including... Read more
Uganda’s Madhivani group expands into Rwanda, Acquires Kigali’s 3 star Umubano hotel
One of Uganda’s most prominent family owned Business the Madhivani group through its Hotel and Tourism Arm Marasa Africa has acquired a 3-star hotel in Rwanda, marking its entry into the central African country’s hospitality industry. The Umubano hotel previously owned and run by Laico regency a brand of... Read more
Why Kenyan Manufacturers will be Prioritizing industrialization in 2017
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers has launched this year’s Manufacturing Priority Agenda 2017 under the theme “Driving industrial transformation for job creation and inclusive economic growth”. By Brian Kithinji The MPA focuses on emerging public policy, a review of the current business environment and relevant regulations, as well as... Read more
Chocolate is an 83 Billion Dollar Market, This Ugandan Entrepreneur wants a piece of that
Stephen Sembuya grew up in a country where chocolate products were dominated by Cadbury international a British owned beverages company which was later acquired by an American company Mondelez International. He took advantaged of his family’s huge cocoa farm to test out the possibilities of Manufacturing Chocolate in Uganda... Read more
As Economy Crashes, South Sudan President fires Central Bank Governor
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has fired the country’s Central Bank governor, amidst the worsening economic situation in the young nation. President Kiir dismissed governor, Kornelio Koryom Mayik and his deputy John Dor through a decree announced on South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC). In a separate decree, the South... Read more
South Africa’s Anti-corruption watchdog wants answers: Did Barclays Africa benefit from apartheid-era bailout?
South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog has reopened an investigation into whether Barclays Africa Group benefited from an apartheid-era bailout, the bank said on Friday. A preliminary report by the country’s Public Protector has found that the apartheid government breached the constitution by supplying Bankorp, which was acquired by Barclays Africa... Read more