Investment

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. »

Solar Ovens To Launch Next Year in Uganda Through Diaspora Business

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Solar Ovens To Launch Next Year in Uganda Through Diaspora Business

After winning a $100,00 grant in the African Diaspora Marketplace, Ronald Mutebi is launching a solar oven manufacturing plant in Uganda. Next year, solar ovens will appear in the Ugandan market at affordable prices, and require no firewood or charcoal. Mutebi hopes the solar ovens can fight deforestation in Uganda, and save... »

Diaspora Business Summit in Kampala: December 29-30

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Diaspora Business Summit in Kampala: December 29-30

The end-of-the-year Diaspora Business Summit in Kampala will focus on leveraging the skills and resources of Ugandans living abroad for their country's national economic development. »

The Ugandan Market: Remittances and the Mobile Revolution

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Ugandan Market: Remittances and the Mobile Revolution

Ugandans Abroad had an illuminating conversation with Karen Jordaan, the South Africa-based regional director for Southern and Eastern Africa at Western Union. She shared with us many interesting tidbits about how the Ugandan diaspora serves their mother country from abroad. »

New Cell Phone Software Could Open Up East African Marketplace

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
New Cell Phone Software Could Open Up East African Marketplace

Tanzanian expatriate Raymond Rugemalira hopes to use an African Diaspora Marketplace grant to launch a cell phone software called Uza-Mazao that will turn East African markets into genuinely open and fair markets, to the benefits of buyers, sellers, and governments. »

Why Does The Diaspora Invest Back Home?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Why Does The Diaspora Invest Back Home?

A survey by George Washington University showed that a sense of personal duty, and a desire to increase one's self-pride, are major reasons that the African diaspora invest back home. »

Ugandans Send Home Almost $800 Million This Year

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ugandans Send Home Almost $800 Million This Year

The average Ugandan living abroad this year will send home $1,104 (sh2.5 million). Ugandans living abroad in 2010 will send an estimated $773 million, according to a recent World Bank report. »

New River Nile Bridge?

Friday, November 5, 2010
New River Nile Bridge?

The Japanese government will loan Uganda almost $100 million to replace the current Nile Bridge, which could potentially collapse at any time. Economic activity in Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, Congo, and Kenya is strongly linked to transporting goods over the bridge through the Northern Corridor. »