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20171104

Insights into the business world from the BBC.

Uganda has taken in more than a million South Sudanese refugees. Many have lost almost everything. So how do they get back on their feet? For some of them the answer is to set up a small business. But doing that in a refugee settlement, when you have no capital and many of your customers have no money, is no easy task.

Yet markets are sprouting up across the refugee settlements of northern Uganda. There are stalls selling eggs, vegetables, mobile phone cards, jeans; and there are even hairdressers and photocopying services in small shacks, where both the refugees and the local Ugandan population can trade.

So how have these places come to existence? How have they grown out of what very recently was untamed African bush land?

As John Murphy discovers, it's a story of entrepreneurship, sacrifice, taking a gamble and simple necessity.

Produced and presented by John Murphy

Photo: 22 year old Aida who sells avocados, onions and bananas, to make money to pay for further education and training.
Credit: BBC

03/09/201120110904

Insights into the business world from the BBC.

28/09/2010

Aamir Khan
Andrew Witty - Ceo Glaxosmithkline
Are CEO's up to the job?

Are CEO's up to the job?20101019

Are CEO's up to the job?20101020

CEOs (part 2)

China's Dispossessed (part 1)
Chinese Hare, Indian Tortoise?
Counting The Not For Profits
Dame Barbara Stocking
Doing Business In Russia20111106

Three businessmen tell Peter Day about doing business in Russia.

French Lessons

Growing Pains
Here Comes Indonesia

Hidden Depths

Hidden Depths2010091820100919

London-born Graham Hawkes is the man who has created a submersible vessel that flies through the deepest ocean like a plane.

Peter Day reports from his workshop in California, where he wonders why space exploration makes decades of headlines while it is so hard to get backers for deepsea travel into a world no-one has ever seen.

The story of a submersible vessel that flies through the ocean like a plane

Innovation

Luxury Brands

Mark Anderson
Non Consuming Passion

Off To Market
Operation Robot

Power Play

Power Play2010092120100922

Huge sums are being put into the Intelligent Grid. Peter Day investigates.

Huge hopes (and vast sums of money) are being pinned on the so-called Intelligent Grid: a new network of electricity systems feeding information about supply and demand across the grid all the time. Peter Day asks what's happening to our power supplies, and why.

Professor Michael Porter
Rescuing Ford

Rescuing Ford20101016

Reverse Innovation20120429

Innovation from the developing world.

Singapore (part 1)
Singapore (part 2)
Singapore Start-ups
Small World

The Edge Of Europe20090502

Peter Day takes a close look at Iceland's role in the world economic crisis.

In the third part of this series, Peter Day takes a close look at Iceland's role in the world economic crisis and where it goes from here.

Two Women

02Are Ceo's Up To The Job?
02Singapore Start-ups - - All Wired Up
2 LASTIt's Only a Game

3It's Only a Game