Happy 49th birthday to Uganda

On 9th October Uganda celebrated 49 years of Independence from British rule. As  the country enters it’s 50th year of independence  I thought I would ask some questions for us to discuss What does  independence really mean? How has life changed … Read More

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A nice road through the village

If you live in rural Uganda  and or any other Sub Saharan Country for that matter chances are that the road through your village will look like the one in Kikube, unless of course your village is on a main … Read More

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Fashion fights poverty part 1

On 9th September 2011 I served as a panellist at the launch of the African Fashion Guide by Jacqueline Shaw. The event  showcased some African designers, considered issues of ethical sourcing, labelling as well as the current status of African Fashion. … Read More

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The most commented on posts on Ethnic Supplies

I thought I would do something different  in this post! Compile a list of 5 posts that have received the most comments How much do folk in the Western world know about fairtrade – in this post I discussed  the issue … Read More

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Introducing Salha Kaitesi- The Beauty Of Rwanda

  Salha Kaitesi is the founder of Beauty of Rwanda an online enterprise working with basket weavers in her native Rwanda. Like the team here at Ethnic Supplies, Salha believes in empowering African women through business. Our paths crossed a few months … Read More

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Where the London riots caused by systemic poverty?

London and several other Cities in the UK  have been on fire quite literary since Saturday 6th August following the death of a Mark Duggan a young man of mixed parentage. The riots started in north London and have since spread across … Read More

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