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Africa's animation industry is still in its infancy. There are very few animated TV series or 3D movies originating from the continent. However, the growing demand for locally produced content is bringing about change. Solomon Jagwe, a Ugandan animator and 3D graphics artist, is leading way, with the Nkoza and Nankya TV series. VOA’s Paul Ndiho tells us more.
In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action films and Chinese Kung Fu movies with Ugandan culture, Wakaliwood’s films have garnered a cult following not just in in Uganda, but all over the world. We spend a day on the set of the next Wakaliwood hit. A Ugandan Filmmaker's Quest to Conquer the Planet with Low-Budget Action Movies - http://bit.ly/1OlD1eg Up Next: Uganda's Moonshine Epidemic: http://bit.ly/1Ozvp8c Music for the piece was provided by Ramon Film Productions and Alex "Saba Saba" Kirya. Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network...
China has become a key investor in sub-Saharan Africa, channeling funds into energy, mining, construction and manufacturing. A Chinese entrepreneur who has lived in Uganda for the past 13yrs is changing lives by providing employment to hundreds of young people in the country. CCTV's Michael Baleke reports on Chinese entreprenuers in Africa.
The leather industry in Uganda is struggling to survive. Many Ugandans prefer imported-products, rather than local-manufactured ones. Although many local-producers, peg the problem, on the lack of factories, available to process raw materials. Allan Cheror reports.
Uganda has less than 10 processors and exporters of hides and skins despite the fact that the business is one of the most lucrative in world. Uganda has approximately 12 million cows, 14 million goats and 4 million sheep; this shows that the country has the potential of being one of the largest producers of leather products. However Uganda is well known for facilitating the production of leather products through exportation of hides and skins in raw materials to leather manufacturing companies thus making the country lose revenue In order for Ugandans to realize profits from hides and skins there is need for them to add value before exporting. Out of the five major tanning industries in the country it’s only the Jinja-based Leather Industry in Uganda that processes hides and skins up to fi...
Over 350,000 Ugandans are full-time fishermen
The Uganda film Industry cannot develop without a copyright law. Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi admits that inefficiencies in legislation to guide players is crippling the growth of Uganda’s film industry. Speaking during the fourth edition of the Uganda film Festival, pledged tasked the Uganda Registration Services Bureau to sensitize Ugandans about copyright and how best they can safeguard their works.
Three women in Uganda are hoping to change the fashion industry on the continent by persuading women to wear clothes and accessories customized locally. They have brought together over twenty-five designers from different countries to design various items using traditional African fabric. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya with that report.
Despite raising some of the best cattle in Africa, leather producers in Uganda say they're struggling to get a steady, reliable supply of good quality local hides. The finest grade leather is typically exported, and local producers are left with little choice but to import hides from neighbouring countries or work with leather of lesser quality
Uganda textile manufacturers have hailed President Museveni’s directive on buying local products, saying that the move will give them a competitive advantage. Southern range corporate affairs Manager Richard Mubiru told NBS that they have the capacity to meet the market demand. But as Nelson Babyale reports, the decision is expected to revive the textile sector in Uganda.
Uganda found oil & gas deposits in 2006. Proven, recoverable oil reserves est 1.4 B to 1.7 B billion barrels. Natural gas reserves were estimated at 500 billion cubic feet Earliest commercial output can begin, is 2020. Production start date has been pushed back several times in the past, low prices have contributed to those delays. However, disputes over refining location, taxes have also been important. 3 IOCs operate in Uganda: Tullow Oil, CNOOC, Total. Tullow got commercial production licenses in August. Uganda's oil exports would run via a pipeline, via Tanzania
Prairie Public brings viewers on a tour of the developing tourism industry in Uganda in its new local production "Uganda: Sustainable Tourism." Documenting a six-year pilot project by the University of Manitoba's National Resources Institute, Dr. Michael Campbell helped three Ugandan communities in ecologically sensitive areas develop strategies to build its tourism industry while protecting the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife travelers come to see. Production funding is provided by the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba through a UPCD grant from Canadian International Development Agency and AUCC, and by the members of Prairie Public
Mini industrial zones need to be created across the rural electricity network in the country by way of absorption, if there is to be value out of the ongoing construction of power dams. Charles Chapman, the outgoing Managing Director of UMEME, says that the multi billion shilling investments in connection by the utility may be in vain, without commercial users. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
First there was Hollywood. Then came Bollywood. Now movie buffs in Uganda are hailing 'Ugawood' as the one to watch.Film makers in Uganda are enjoying a surge in interest for home grown movies.Ugandan producers say the taste for local films may overtake the demand for Hollywood and Nollywood blockbusters.