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Kenya Power plans to convert its 2,000 vehicles to electric

Kenya Power, the country's main power distributor, plans to convert 2,000 petrol and diesel-powered cars to electric during the next four years. The effort is part of a growing trend in the East African economy to use the ample energy supply from renewable sources to convert automobile and motorbike engines from fossil fuels to electric. The effort is part of a growing trend in the East African economy to use the ample energy supply.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th February 2023

East Africa automobile imports from new dealers are doubled

Kenyan new car dealers increased their shipments to the regional market last year, demonstrating their ability to serve neighbouring nations. The businesses Isuzu East Africa and Scania East Africa lead sold 387 units in total to the outside markets in the fiscal year that ended in December, according to data from the Kenya Motor Vehicle Industry Association (KMI). This was up from 193 units the previous year. During the study period, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th February 2023

Beginning with its Sahamamy Project in Africa, Tirupati Graphite has begun manufacturing.

The 18 000 tpy flake graphite production facilities at the Sahamamy project in Madagascar have begun operation, according to Tirupati Graphite plc, a specialist graphite and graphene firm creating sustainable new age materials. Thus, the business has achieved a 30 000 tpy flake graphite capacity that is important on a global scale and is moving closer to a steady state >80% production in the near future. Highlights of the Sahamamy.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th February 2023

Tanzania Approves $3.5bn Oil Pipeline

Tanzania’s government gave its approval on Tuesday for the construction of a $3.5 billion crude oil pipeline despite human rights and environmental concerns about the mega-project. The 1,443-kilometre (900-mile) pipeline will transport crude from vast oilfields being developed in Lake Albert in north-western Uganda to a Tanzanian port on the Indian Ocean for delivery to international markets. Uganda’s 1st oil is expected to flow in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th February 2023

Kenya to Build a Gas Pipeline Linking Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam to Mombasa

Kenya is exploring the feasibility of constructing a gas pipeline linking Tanzania’s major coastal city of Dar es Salaam to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and later extending it to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Africanews reported in October 2022. According to Kenya’s new president Dr. William Ruto, the prospective 600km pipeline, estimated to cost $1.1 billion, would help reduce the country’s soaring energy costs. President.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th February 2023

Ethiopia Grants First Ever Commercial Mini-Grid Licence

Ethiopia will increase its reliance on solar energy, including solar mini-grids, to electrify its population. The Ethiopian Petroleum and Energy Authority (PEA) has awarded the country’s 1st ever commercial mini-grid licence to Humanitarian Energy (HumEn), an Ethiopian-based company owned by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Mercy Corps and Rensys Engineering and Trading. Humanitarian Energy wants to install a mini-grid powered by a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th February 2023

KPA Shifts to Solar Power Plant in Green Port Plans

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is the latest heavy power consumer to embrace the shift towards renewable energy after it rolled out plans to commission a new solar plant, as part of the green strategy at the Mombasa port. The five-10 MW power plant will be installed within the port and will also help it cut down on electricity bills. A feasibility study conducted by energy and marine consultancy ABL Group has picked 2 possible brownfield.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th February 2023

Kenya Railways has begun work on the Nairobi Railway City initiative.

The projects will involve constructing a public square and a new stop for the Nairobi Central Railway. Phase 1 of the Nairobi Railway City project, which is anticipated to cost KES12 billion (USD 95 million), has begun construction by Kenya Railways. The project's groundbreaking event took place at the Nairobi Central Railway station in December. The Nairobi Railway City, a multimodal, transit-oriented, and urban development.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd February 2023

Tanzania Will Begin Trading Coffee Under AFCFTA Market In July.

Espresso will be the primary Tanzania's item to exchange under the African Mainland Streamlined commerce Region (AfCFTA) market in July this year, the Clergyman for Speculation, Industry and Exchange, Dr Ashatu Kijaji has said. As of late, the public authority declared that from July first, this year, it will begin trading ten kinds of items to the AfCFTA market for the country to profit from a coordinated African market of over 1.3 billion.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 17th February 2023

Tanzania's President Mwinyi Sees Opportunity in Horticultural Sector

Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi guided the rural service to team up with all partners to support creation of plant produce in the country for home-grown and send out business sectors. Dr Mwinyi additionally reported significant changes in his drive to prod the cultivation business to meet home-grown and send out business sectors. "We need to make a solid effort to satisfy the home-grown need and investigate the colossal open doors in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 17th February 2023

The Business of a Kenyan Woman Turns Recycled Plastic Into Bricks.

Nairobi, Kenya's capital, is home to the startup Gjenge Makers, which was founded by Nzambi Matee. Her company turns plastic garbage into five to seven times more durable bricks than concrete. Matee not only founded the business, but she also created the machinery used to make the bricks. She receives free low- and high-density polyethylene and polypropylene plastic from nearby packing facilities to make strong building materials.She sources.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd February 2023

Africa welcomes the timely completion of a historic disease control project supported by China

The timely completion of the China-aided Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) headquarters project has sparked hope across Africa, as the continent now has a stronger public health agency capable of advancing health initiatives and dealing with public health disasters. Senior officials from the African Union (AU) Commission and the Africa CDC, as well as representatives from African countries, Chinese officials,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd February 2023

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