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African dream: Uganda's dog breeder Alex Nkwanga

A man's best friend can also become his breadwinner, Uganda's Alex Nkwanga reasoned a long time ago.

He loved dogs from childhood but the first time he bought a four-legged tail-wagging friend he found it terribly expensive.

In 2000 he started a company, Savannah Giant Dogs Breeders and Trainers, that now sells dogs for up to $800 (£510).

Mr Nkwanga told the BBC's African Dream series how he turned his life-long passion into a profitable business.

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  • 06 Dec 2011