- 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.
Over 350,000 Ugandans are full-time fishermen
What became of Nytil Plant?
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
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.
Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland, both in terms of per capita consumption and the hooch they choose to chug. Waregi, or "war gin," is what they call the local moonshine, and it makes the harshest Appalachian rotgut taste like freaking Bailey's. Watch the uncensored "Preparation of the Goat" video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GZDWk_xtQ Hosted by Thomas Morton Follow Thomas on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/@BabyBalls69 Check out more VICE documentaries: http://bit.ly/VICE-Documentaries Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitt...
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
COMEDIAN AMOOTI OMUBALANGUZI PREDICTS THE FUTURE OF UGANDA'S COMEDY INDUSTRY
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