Mary Fitzgerald was a recipient of the summer 2011 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. Mary traveled to Uganda to look at the growing middle class that is emerging. The series of reports explore how this middle class is providing the backbone of economic changes that are attracting billions of euros of foreign capital and changing the face of the world’s poorest continent.
To read the first article in the series, ‘Africa’s growing middle class’ in the Irish Times on Saturday, January 4th 2014, please click here. The second article within the series, ‘There is a lot of buzz about how Africa is rising but I think we need a reality check’ that was published in the Irish Times on Tuesday January 7th 2014, can also be read online, by clicking here.