Kampire Bahana

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Kampire Bahana lives and writes in Kampala. She covers the city, the continent, music, art, resistance, love, women, culture, politics, and more. She also does fundraising and communications work with organizations she is passionate about, including Fundi Bots, Spring Strategies, and DMT Consultants. Her work can be found at Proggie.ug, Mon pi Mon, and Start Journal, among others. You can read more of her writing at vuga.wordpress.com.

Kampire's Posts


10 Reasons Why Kampala Is the Best East African City to Work and Live In

Yeah, I said it, Kampala beats any other East African capital for the best place to live and work. The appeal may not be immediately obvious. It is not as clean as Kigali, or by the cerulean Indian Ocean like Dar, or as globalized as Nairobi, but let’s be real: Kigali is way too restrained,...


The Ultimate Workplace Playlist: Find Your Flow With These 10 Motivating Tracks

You know it. Science knows it: Playing music while you work can boost concentration and productivity. Research shows that the right music can improve your work speed, accuracy, and reduce your stress levels. For those sleepy, post-lunch hours, when the air is thick and time-wasting websites are a tempting click away, a good playlist can...


No Office? No Problem: Kampala’s Top 10 Cafes and Co-Working Spaces

If you’re a freelancer or work remotely, this will sound vaguely familiar: Sometime around 3 p.m., you may (okay, will) still be in your pajamas. Numerous looming deadlines make washing the pile of dirty dishes in the sink a more welcome activity than tackling the work that is going to feed you. What to do? You need to...


Juggling a Business and a Full-Time Job: How These Ultra Entrepreneurs Do It

Perhaps you have heard of them: seemingly superhuman Africans who work full time and run a business on the side. How do they juggle two careers while most of us can barely manage one? As your intrepid reporter for AkilahNet, I caught up with several of these uber-accomplished businesspeople to figure out just how they...