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Why are 80% of Ugandans snubbing local clothing brands?

On the streets of the Ugandan capital of Kampala, the sight of piles of second-hand clothes is not unusual. This cheap clothing, or mivumba, provides employment and business opportunities for thousands of Ugandans.

But 80% of the country's textiles are imported and it has become a controversial area of the economy. Some say it is stifling local production, while others say it underpins the livelihoods of thousands of traders.

The BBC's Nancy Kacungira reports for Africa Business Report.

  • 09 Sep 2016
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