Rwandan immigrant now a Memphis entrepreneur

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Emmanuel&nbsp;Tuombe, founder of ABES Engineering in Memphis, was invited to the &ldquo;Game Changers at the White House&rsquo;s Entrepreneurs and Innovators Summit&rdquo; in February</strong>. (Submitted)

Emmanuel Tuombe, founder of ABES Engineering in Memphis, was invited to the “Game Changers at the White House’s Entrepreneurs and Innovators Summit” in February. (Submitted)

Emmanuel Tuombe grew up in Rwanda, a country of about 13 million people located in East Africa. In 2015, Tuombe opened an engineering and construction firm in Memphis, about 8,000 miles away from his native county.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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