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Uganda's discipline pays growth dividend

Uganda is entering a period of growth thanks to a disciplined approach to managing its finances, and developing opportunities in the oil, financial services and agricultural sectors. Barbara Njau talked to the country’s finance minister.

growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

African finance ministers look to pastures new2

African finance ministers look to pastures new

Speaking to fDi at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo, finance ministers from Côte d’Ivoire, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uganda discuss the very different challenges their countries face when it comes to attracting investment from both stagnant developed markets and newly active emerging markets, particularly those within Africa. 

Maria Kiwanuka, Uganda's finance minister

Oil discovery opens Uganda opportunities

The recent discovery of oil in Uganda has the potential to transform the country. However, its finance minister is keen to avoid the mistakes of others, and any oil revenues will be spent on public services and transforming the country's export strategy into a more Africa-centric one.

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

The aviation industry was one of the main casualties of the global economic crisis in many regions around the world, but in the Middle East its growth has continued unabated. Central to this growth has been the expansion of Qatar Airways, which, according to its CEO, has no plans to slow down.

Oil in Uganda

Oil discovery ignites political tensions in Uganda

Oil reserves discovered in Uganda have the potential to transform the economic status of one of the world's least developed countries. But ongoing political friction in the country and indecision over the laws pertaining to the extraction of the oil are causing concerns about just how beneficial the money from these reserves will be to the country as a whole.

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