Ongolo’s Muloongo Muchelemba interviews the ATCNews publisher


(Posted 20th July 2020)


Muloongo Muchelemba fulfilled a long-standing ambition to champion Africa on the global stage by launching Ongolo, which is a play on her first name.

Muloongo is deeply proud of her African heritage which she balances with a more Western approach to life. She was born in Zambia and is also a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom. She had a Third Culture upbringing as a diplomat’s child living in Belgium, the UK, Italy, Japan and Mozambique.

After graduating from Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) as a Rhodes Scholar, Muloongo worked in the UK, Zambia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Singapore, where she is currently based.

Muloongo has more than 15 years of corporate experience and has worked for leading companies in oil and gas, management consulting and corporate banking.

She is the author of The Millennials’ Gaido to Work, a mentoring guide for young professionals navigating the workplace. She is a motivational keynote speaker and thought leader. Her ultimate goal is to become a force for positive change.


Ongolo was launched on 01st of April 2020 to change the narrative about Africa as a dark continent that is stuck in the past to one that will illuminate the world in the future.

This mission will be achieved by:

  • Promoting African success stories to break the negative news cycle of corruption, crime, disease and poverty
  • Putting Africa front and centre in driving solutions to world problems by championing innovation, entrepreneurship and thought leadership
  • Promoting talented Africans and people of African-descent to become strong contenders for local, regional and global leadership roles in any industry
  • Providing an accurate depiction of the Africa we know and love by celebrating its rich culture, heritage and beauty while poking fun at every day quirks

The interview with the publisher can be accessed via the following link where readers can also subscribe to Muloongo’s YouTube channel and her blog:

Thanks to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel for providing a fast broadband connection for the interview without which it might not have been possible.

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