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KENYA: East Africa's first solar airport will open in 2019

Moi International Airport in Mombasa will be the first solar-powered airport in East Africa. That is the purpose of the contract that Solarcentury has just won for the installation of a photovoltaic power plant at Kenya's second airport. The work to be completed within 10 months is part of the "Capacity Building for Reducing CO2 Emissions from International Aviation" programme implemented by the International Civil Aviation.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 9th November 2018

EXIM Bank Tanzania Pledged To Support Cashew Farmers

 A section of cashew Nut farmers in Tanzania are set to receive a boost following a move by Exim Bank to support them with TZS 200 million ($87,334 dollars).The farmers from  Mtwara will benefit from the investment which aims at bolstering the industry productivity during 2018 season.According to a statement from Exim Bank, cashewnut industry in Tanzania recently has seen a significant growth in production and sale prices which is a.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th November 2018

Federal Agency Signs MOU to Construct 25 Silos for Wheat and Teff Value Chain

The Federal Cooperative Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the heads of regional cooperatives to construct 25 silos to be used by agricultural cooperative unions involved in teff and wheat value chain in four regional states. The bid aims to alleviate the shortage of warehouses and help cooperative unions with a reliable and effective market outlet.   The silos will be constructed by 12 contractors under the Alliance for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th November 2018

Africa's largest International Mining Technology Trade show is back in Tanzania

Africa’s largest International Mining Technology Trade show is back in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1st – 3rd November, 2018.  Hon'ble William Vangimembe Lukuvi, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development will inaugurate the 4th Minexpo 2018 on the 1st of November 2018. The event  is one of the leading mining trade shows, showcasing the widest range of innovative technology in mining and processing of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st November 2018

Hon'ble William Vangimembe Lukuvi, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development to inaugurate the 21st Buildexpo 2018 today

 Hon'ble William Vangimembe Lukuvi, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development will inaugurate the 21st Buildexpo 2018 on the 1st of November 2018. The biggest brand of construction events in Africa, BUILDEXPO is featuring exhibitors from more than 30 countries. Reputed to be largest event in East Africa of its kind, the show dedicated to the building and construction industry will be held from 01st to 03rd November, 2018.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st November 2018

Macro investments to boost trade in East Africa

Recent economic research and forecasts have found that investments in East African infrastructure construction are set to expand rapidly. Total infrastructure construction output in the region’s largest markets of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, is expected to grow from USD 25.9 billion in 2017, to USD 98.8 billion in 2022. At present there are about 287 large scale public and private sector infrastructure projects in East Africa..... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th October 2018

Affordable Mobile Healthcare Solution Introduced In Tanzania

Tanzanian businesswoman Lilian Makoi has introduced an affordable mobile healthcare solution christened Jamii Africa in Tanzania. Although she has co-founded a number of startups, Jamii Africa happens to be her biggest and most positive business venture.   According to Lilian Makoi, she started Jamii Africa after losing someone in her family from a treatable medical emergency. The main reason for the loss, she said was their inability to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th October 2018

Tanzania- 150 MW Solar Tender Launched

Tanesco has issued a request for approval for the construction of several large-scale PV projects with a combined capacity of 150 MW.   Through this tender, Tanesco aims to procure power generation from plants in the regions of Dodoma, Shinyanga, Singida, Mwanza, Simiyu and Iringa over the next two years.   The projects will be between 20 MW and 50 MW in size, and developers will have to undertake feasibility studies and finance,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th October 2018

Tanzania Uganda mega project to drives growth

The construction of the 1,403-kilometre pipeline to transport crude oil from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga Port in Tanzania is expected to be completed by June 2020.  Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli wants investors, the governments of Uganda and Tanzania to expedite the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The President said that the pipeline should be constructed in the shortest time possible instead of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th October 2018

Solar project launched to benefit 600 million Africans

The leading provider of consumer goods in Africa, Unilever Kenya and Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems, announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions of more off-grid homes across Kenya. Unilever’s distribution network, which in Kenya is some 67,000 smallholder traders will be offering the Azuri’s Quad solar home system which will be cobranded with the Unilever Sunlight.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th October 2018

IRRI opens regional office in Kenya to support Africa's rice productivity

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has opened a new regional office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to help Africa achieve self-sufficiency and productivity in rice production. The new regional hub hosted by CGIAR center, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will work in collaboration with AfricaRice to offer training and research services on rice production in Africa.    IRRI will provide high-yielding.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th October 2018

Agriculture To Bridge Trade Imbalance Between Tanzania, Sweden

Tanzania and Sweden are seeking to put in check the existing trade imbalance between the two countries. The two parties met to discuss the issue as well as look for ways to open new markets for their agricultural produce. Both parties have identified the potential in the sector and deem it ideal for business and more export opportunities to foster their economies.   Mr. Boniface Michael, the Acting Director of Trade Promotion at the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th October 2018



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