Applications are now open for Africans to engage in SIMP. The program will train African with the requisite skills to help them contribute to positive changes in the world of business in Africa and beyond.

 

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Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 45 years.

 

Countries eligible for this programme: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

 

Application Deadline: The end date for the application is February 20, 2020.

 

Click on the link below to access the official website! https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes

 

Source: Swedish Institute

 

WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE CROWN?

It’s that time of year again for Miss Uganda UK 2019. The 9th edition of Miss Uganda UK will be held on Saturday, 28th September at Ark Globe Academy Harper Rd, London SE1 6AG 

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From 18:00 – 23:00 BST

Tickets Available @ Eventbrite Miss Uganda UK 2019 Grand Finale

“The Miss Uganda UK project serves a means of raising money for different charities, helping young ladies with a chance to build their confidence and to give back to the community by carrying out different campaigns.Miss Uganda UK 2019

 

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They don’t only stress on being beautiful. their purpose is to promote but also culture awareness, talent, and diversity 

hence their Mission motto.” 

“Promoting Beauty, Descent, and Culture!”

The Miss Uganda UK™ Beauty Pageant aims at fostering improved relationships amongst our UK Ugandans Nationals, through its organization.

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Kansiime Anne , the stunning and gorgeousUgandan entertainer and comedian is a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing Kansiime AnneGod’s blessings. 

Best Comedies From Africa’s Queen of Comedy Ugandan Multiple Award Winning Talented Anne Kansiime.

Are you new to African Comedy? Enjoy the clips below! For more click here

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Ever wondered what is the cheapest and best way to send money to your loved ones in Ghana or East Africa? Look no further, let me tell you about Wave, a new app that I’m sooo excited about!

 

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The Wave app allows you to send money instantly from your smartphone to mobile money in Ghana and East Africa- without any fees! We’ve used Wave to send money to back home and the funds were delivered in less than ten seconds!!
Check it out yourself! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
Use the code ‘AFRICANCELEBS’ to have a £5 credit added to your first transfer!”

It’s the cheapest and fastest way to send money to Ghana and East Africa from anywhere, at anytime, from the barbershop; while doing your groceries, at a party or while having fufu in the restaurant.
 

Check it out yourself! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
Use the code ‘AFRICANCELEBS‘ to have a £5 credit added to your first transfer!” 

 

 

 

 

 

kenyacosmeticsreaEast Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty products and as tastes get more discerning local and international companies are cashing in.

With East Africa’s middle classes developing a taste for high-quality personal care and beauty products, international cosmetics companies like L’Oréal and homegrown ones like Kenya’s SuzieBeauty are rushing to cash in on this fast-growing market.

The clientele has become a very even mix of women and men

Lintons Beauty World, a Kenyan retailer, is looking to open its fourth outlet after it started operations seven years ago.

“We call ourselves the house of brands. We may all be black, but our skins are different. That is why we decided we are not going to go with one brand. We have Clarins, Estée Lauder and Clinique, Nimue, Fashion Fair, Black Opal and soon we will be bringing MAC and Essie,” says Joyce Gikunda, the retailer’s director.

Trained as a pharmacist, Gikunda began selling cosmetics in 1988 in the pharmacy that was her family business, when the African cosmetics market was dominated by skin-lightening creams. Her idea at the time was to offer safe skincare products.

In 2007, the first stand-alone Lintons Beauty World shop opened at the Westgate Mall. In 2013, the family sold the pharmacy business to concentrate on cosmetics.

“We are targeting the middle- and upper-class market,” she says. “The Kenyan woman is well educated. She knows the importance of having good-quality beauty products. It is better to spend a little bit more at the beginning than to fix a bigger problem later on in life,” Gikunda explains.

Sophisticated tastes

Patricia Ithau, managing director of L’Oréal East Africa, says media and digital platforms promote borderless awareness.

According to a recent report by the African Development Bank, East Africa’s middle classes include about 30 million people. This represents 23% of the total population of 140 million.

The opportunity has attracted international companies like Revlon, Unilever, PZ Cussons and Beiersdorf.

Others are setting up offices in Kenya to serve the greater East African region.

In February of this year, India’s Godrej Consumer Products completed the takeover of Kenya-based hair care company the Darling Group.

The deal between Godrej and Darling was launched in 2011 and relates to Darling’s operations in 14 African countries.

The members of the growing middle classes tend to be more discerning about quality and price, so companies are trying to keep up with this trend.

Suzie Wokabi, chief executive of SuzieBeauty, says: “This growing middle class is a clientele that is getting more sophisticated in taste and need for quality products. The access to the world through the internet also helps the African woman raise her standards and expect the same from product providers.”

SuzieBeauty’s focus has been on cosmetics and make-up products. It plans to launch a skincare line and compete in a wider realm. It has 12 outlets in Kenya and distributors in other East African countries.

“We have achieved what we hoped – great product that is affordable – and filled that gap in the market. I have personally created this product for us, the African woman. We have the same needs that SuzieBeauty has and continues to address,” adds Wokabi.

“Make-up in general or colour cosmetics are getting more popular each day. Skincare continues to be important with more revolutionary products being necessary.”

Regional growth

L’Oréal’s Ithau concurs. She says beauty products are moving from the basic to the more sophisticated, including hair colour, hair extensions and cosmetics.

According to Euromonitor International, the colour cosmetics market in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is worth $152m and is projected to grow to $231m by 2018.

South Africa and Nigeria remain the largest markets for personal care and cosmetics in Africa, estimated at €3bn ($4bn) and €1.6bn each, according to consultants at Roland Berger.

“The other area I would call out is the entry of men into the beauty market. East African men are becoming more beauty conscious and looking for products designed for men. You see this in the number of lotions for men, deodorants for men, even shower gels for men. This has extended to hair and beauty salons, especially in the upper-middle class, where the clientele has become a very even mix of women and men,” says Ithau. More at: theafricareport

Source: theafricareport

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King Oyo of Toro.

King Oyo of Toro

 

King Oyo of Toro.

 

King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi is the youngest ruling monarch in the world. At  3 and-a-half-year-old he ascended the royal dais to become the undisputed titular head of the 180-year Toro Kingdom. He is the youngest ruling monarch worldwide. In the Guinness Book of records, he took the spot of youngest king from Mswati III of Swaziland who was crowned king when he was 18.

People world over know that teenager as King Oyo, the youngest ruling monarch. He is the cultural leader of more than two million people in Toro, one of the four kingdoms in Uganda.

There are two sides to King Oyo’s life. At the Aga Khan International School in Kampala, fellow students did not call him king and he tries to lead a simple life. Schoolmates greet him with hugs and handshakes. “My friends at school don’t care that I am a king. They treat me like any other student,” he says.

King Oyo ascended to the throne on April 17, 1995 after the death of his father. During his coronation, the toddler sat on a miniature throne and played with toys after a mock battle with a “rebel” prince.  At one point, His Majesty ran from the throne and climbed onto his mother’s lap. He was scared of a lion-skin crown that was too heavy for his little head. “I was scared of the lion and the leopard skin that was placed on my chair and head, I had to run for my safety,” he recalls….

Visiting Africa soon? Why not visit Uganda and learn more about the Toro Kingdom…

Source: Uganda News/http://www.torokingdom.org/

 

Meet The Kenyan Investor Mubarak Muyika who turned down a scholarship to Harvard to Pursue Tech Dream! 

Mubarak Muyika was orphaned at the age of 11 and while working with his adoptive parents, he discovered they needed an online platform to expand their business. Mubarak  was very keen to find a way to help them, he therefore began teaching himself how to build a website using on-line resources.
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FAST FORWARD and Mubarak has became a website guru and delivered a working e-commerce site for Acrodile Publishers and his Company Hype Century which he found at the age of 17, aims is to empower small to medium size businesses, organisations and  individuals by enabling them get online easily, affordably and professionally hence making them achieve their business objectives. 
Hype Century has provided web hosting and website design solutions for various companies in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and  Tanzania

Mubarak Muyika  is featured in the latest edition of Forbes Africa buy or download your free copy on iTunesapple.co/1JGF1tj

Well done! Such an inspiration! 

 Credit: Mubarak Muyika

Musicians in Uganda are mourning the death of their colleague, Emmanuel Mayanja Hummertone popularly known as AK47. Tears and sorrow gripped Nalungi Kalangalo village in Mityana district as the late Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK47 was laid to rest. The youngest of the Mayanja family today completed his journey on earth as his casket was lowered in his grave.

AK47 died on Tuesday night after he allegedly slipped and fell in a bathroom at Dejavu pub in Kansanga. However, a postmortem report released later on Thursday evening reveals that the deceased obtained a wound on his head, which was the likely cause of his death.

The police however, cannot confirm if the singer was beaten or the wound was obtained after the fall. Police was earlier holding the manager of the bar Mr Stephen Kisenyi to help in investigations.

Meanwhile President Museveni has pledged shs 10million to help in the completion of AK47’s house…

Musicians in Uganda are mourning the death of their colleague, Emmanuel Mayanja Hummertone popularly known as AK47.

AK47, a Ugandan dancehall musician and younger brother to singer Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleone, died on Monday night at Nsambya hospital after falling in a washroom.

According to his manager Robert Nkuke, the deceased was found bleeding in the washroom at around 8pm and rushed to Nsambya Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

 

Source: Uganda News

Kantanka, Innoson and Kiira are three African pioneering auto makers that show promise for bringing their cars and trucks to market in 2015.  Innoson, already has cars on the road and models available for purchase, according to its website.

Kantanka, Ghana

The Kantanka is a car that was conceived, designed and made in Ghana. This brand is probably the most promising of all the cars made in Africa right now. The Kantanka Automobile Company has announced that its cars will hit the streets in January pending go-ahead by the Ghana Standards Authority.

The brains behind the car, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, is founder and owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies. Kwakwo has been described as naturally gifted, a genius, an inventor and a philanthropist. He has no formal or sophisticated technical background. He imagines, dreams and creates at will.

Made in Ghana made in africa cars

Innoson, Nigeria

On their website Innoson says, “We are the premiere private vehicle manufacturing company in Nigeria. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company was commissioned by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Chief Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma is the founder and developer at Innoson, a Nigerian homegrown car company. Some of their models are already on the road and you can purchase one if you so wish.

The Innoson is already enjoying local buyers believing in local products.

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Kiira, Uganda

This is a car developed in Uganda by Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). Origionally the KIIRA was developed by students. This car is a hybrid — it combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools, according to Mojabuzz.

When it retails, it will set you back $30,000 USD.

The success of these cars depends on the uptake by Africans and to some extent the ability of the developers to drum up capital. The Kiira needs $300 million USD.

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These Cars Were designed and Made in Africa by Africans, Which One Will You Be Driving?

Source: MyAfrica.

On Thursday (15 January) at 16.30 Dutch photographer Andrea Stultiens will give a talk at the ASC on the occasion of a new exhibition: ‘Ebifananyi’ (Likenesses), presenting photos of the Ugandan artists Deo Kyakulagira (1940-2000) and Musa Katurama (1916-1986). Expo At The ASC By Andrea StultiensThis expo at the ASC is initiated by Andrea Stultiens whose PhD research focuses on photo collections in Uganda. For more details click here

You are all very welcome!