- published: 30 May 2017
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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.
Despite a rapidly expanding hospitality industry, Uganda is having difficulties getting well skilled staff locally to run the emerging establishments in the tourism industry. Investors in the sector are now hiring foreign nationals mainly from Kenya and South Africa, to help meet the international standards required in the industry. CGNT'S Isabel Nakirya has more on the trend. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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.
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
Over 350,000 Ugandans are full-time fishermen
With the exit of Air Uganda one year ago and also the departure of British Air Ways, there is a speculation of the collapse of the industry in Uganda. However the experts in the industry say this is nothing to worry about since its a gap that can be filled
"FLEXIBILITY, RESILIENCE AND THE FUTURE - KEY TOOLS TO ENSURE UGANDA'S GROWTH THROUGH ITS NATURAL RESOURCES" Olga Labai, Director of OGC, has delivered an inspirational speech at the 3rd Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit held in Kampala, Uganda on 27th-28th September 2017.
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
Maurice Amagola, the CEO of Minet Uganda, says there is enough room to offer insurance products to companies operating in Uganda in order to take advantage of opportunities presented by oil discoveries and the growing middle class market. As Dennis Sigoa reports, local and foreign Insurance players in Uganda have in the last few years positioned themselves to tap into lucrative and capital intensive oil and gas industry.
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...