Business

Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

The Ugandan shilling tumbled to almost sh2,800 per dollar-- the weakest it's been against the dollar since 1993. Meanwhile, the opposition vows to continue the walk-to-work protests to protest the rising cost of living, particularly fuel and food costs. »

News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

President Obama announces $105 million in emergency humanitarian relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Africa.com launches a social coupon website for the African diaspora, with deals for discounted airfare, money transfers, phone cards, and other products. Plus more diaspora news. »

20-Million-Year-Old Skull Discovered In Karamoja

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some crucial clues to our evolutionary history have been discovered in Uganda. »

The State of the Ugandan Shilling

Monday, July 25, 2011
The State of the Ugandan Shilling

The shilling has slid dangerously this year in Uganda, leading to political instability and acute strain on consumers. »

Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Women continue to play an integral role in post-genocide rebuilding efforts. »

Tax Advice For Ugandans in the U.S.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tax Advice For Ugandans in the U.S.

Some tips for Ugandans in the U.S. dealing with their taxes. »

My Brother’s Keeper

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
My Brother’s Keeper

Ugandans Abroad talked to Johnstone Kumaraki Baguma, the winner of the Africa Rural Connect contest. Baguma’s winning idea helps rural maize farmers increase production by using information communication technologies. »

The Lady Powering New York’s Chic African Scene

Monday, January 3, 2011
The Lady Powering New York’s Chic African Scene

Who is behind the most chic African events in the New York metropolitan area? Ugandans Abroad talked to our favorite new entrepreneur in the diaspora, Rhoda Wasswas. »

Uganda’s Investment Opportunities Shine

Friday, December 31, 2010
Uganda’s Investment Opportunities Shine

Ugandans abroad can find opportunities back home to invest, from financial services to printing and publishing to tourism and education. Ugandans Abroad shares these opportunities from the "Home is Best" diaspora summit »

Money Home Soars In 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Money Home Soars In 2010

Money sent home this year may have soared as high as $930 million, up from $800 million in 2010, according to Uganda's Central Bank. The recovery from the global financial crisis has helped the diaspora keep their jobs and send a significant amount of their salaries home on a regular basis. »