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Solar Street Lighting Market Advanced technologies and growth opportunities in global Industry by 2024

 Outdoor street lighting units used to illuminate a street or open areas via solar energy is termed as solar street light (SSL). Since their primary energy source is solar power, they operate in a stand-alone mode, therefore are not dependent on the general grid for any power requirements, whatsoever. Due to their dependency on sunlight, the lighting unit needs to be installed in a shadow-free area or a place where direct sunlight is.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

AAA Growers, Packaging Line, Kenya

 The demand for year-round availability of out-of-season vegetables in Western European has prompted the establishment of large vegetable growing and convenience packaging businesses in countries such as Kenya, where the climate is more amenable for mass cultivation.   AAA Growers is a Kenyan-based horticultural firm that farms, processes and exports a wide range of vegetables and flowers for the European, South African and UK.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Inside Kenya’s most photographed house

 Walk into Alan Donovan’s medieval mud palace and you are at once seduced by the widest assortment of indigenous African art and fabrics that give the flooring, walls and rooms a pleasant glow.   Most of the more than 6,000 pieces in the house can hardly be found anywhere in the world today, apart from a few private collections or public museums.   Alan’s architectural masterpiece standing just off Mombasa Road, on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Mercedes-Benz SA launches South Africa's first automotive Facebook Messenger Chatbot

 Lauded as one of the most scalable communication touchpoints this year, Facebook captured headlines with the launch of Facebook Messenger Chatbots in April 2016. Digital performance agency iProspect SA recognised, that this technological development provided an unprecedented opportunity for Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) to leverage its fan base of over 1 million users to meet their client's business goals and engage their target.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Rwanda bets on energy summit to lure investors

 Rwanda is counting on the upcoming third annual energy summit to sell the country to world investors.   The summit to be held in November will bring together over 500 energy experts and policy makers to discuss strategies of increasing energy penetration, distribution and supply in the most efficient and effective ways.   According to Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, the chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Energy Group (REG), the 3rd.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

UK firms eye Sh64bn deals in green energy

 British investors are targeting projects worth about £500 million (Sh64.47 billion) in renewable energy sector, UK prime minister's trade envoy to Kenya and Tanzania Clive Hollick has said.   The projects are mainly in solar, wind and biomass power, areas where the country has underperformed.   The investors include Nova Energy, Green Globe Architecture Ltd, Tullow Oil, Eaton, KC Global Procurement LLP, OST Energy,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Tanzania: 4 Firms Ink Deal On Seeds Insurance

 Ltd (Acre) Africa, Seed Co Tanzania and UAP Insurance Tanzania yesterday signed a deal.   Under the pact the four institutions will partner in the provision of the first mobile crop insurance in Tanzania. Known as Linda Mbegu (Protect you seeds), the move will enable farmers across the country to insure their seeds, a vital step towards lifting agriculture that employs a large part of the workforce.   Data shows that the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Rwanda: Construction of Model Villages to Enhance Living Standards of Rural Communities

The government will pursue a plan to set aside planned settlement sites in different parts of the country and invest in building 'model villages' there as part of the latest efforts to modernise rural settlements, officials at the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) have said.   They delivered the message yesterday to the media on the occasion to celebrate the World Habitat Day which normally falls on every first Monday of October.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Tanzania: Improved Health Research Hailed

 The government is keen to continue supporting the design, development and deployment of innovative scientific technology to accelerate the translation of research into improved health.   Addressing the 30th Annual Joint Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Vice- President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, said such programmes would allow researchers to propose highly creative research projects across a broad range of biomedical.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Tanzania launches first mobile crop insurance scheme

 Four institutions drawn from telecommunication, seed, insurance and risk assessment have come together to unveil the first mobile crop insurance in Tanzania, at a time when changes in weather has taken a toll on farmers yields and income.   Dubbed Linda Mbegu, Swahili for protect your seeds, the cover is the brainchild of Airtel Tanzania, Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise Ltd (Acre) Africa, Seed Co Tanzania and UAP Insurance.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Tanzania: Nigeria Firm Plans 900mw Gas Plants

 Lagos — Sahara Group, a Nigerian energy conglomerate is looking to constructing two gas-fired power plant that are capable of generating 900MW as the firm expands business in Tanzania.   The company which is now involved in oil trading alone in Tanzania says it's ready to do that once the government gives a nod.   "We have been in talks with the government and now we are waiting for the Tanzania National.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Africa developers meet in Kenya to create 'Made in Africa' solutions

 Over 200 technology developers across Africa have gathered in Nairobi for Hackathon Challenge meant to come up with job creation solutions that addresses Africa’s job market challenges.   Organized by KCB Bank and Oracle the challenge requires the developers create a solution that will help scale up KCB 2Jiajiri, the $500 million job creation programme launched earlier this year.   After the one week long Hackathon KCB.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

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