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Africa gold reserves now worth $1.5 TRILLION

 A new report by SNL Metals and Mining shows Africa at the top of tables when it comes to the value of gold still in the ground.   Using the combined value of reserves and resources reported by explorers and mining companies active on the continent, the research company, calculated a figure of $1.48 trillion for primary gold projects.   Canada and the US came in second with gold in situ values as at September 8 of $1.26.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Woodlands launches biofuel boiler

 WOODLANDS Dairy, the producers of First Choice dairy products in the Eastern Cape, launched the first-ever Biofuel Boiler in the South African diary industry on Tuesday - a R30 million capital investment.   The boiler’s primary fuel is biomass in the form of sustainable wood chips proposed and provided by MTO Forestry. The partnership with Woodlands Dairy allowed the installation of the Green Bio-Mass fuelled boiler system.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Biggest LED screen in East Africa switched on in Nairobi

 Primedia OOH Africa recently launched a new Super-LED screen in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city and the economic hub of East Africa.   The screen measures 12m x 9m, and is the largest to be installed anywhere across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In fact, the screen is 33% larger than the 4.5m x 18m Super-LED screens found on the N1 and M1 Highways in Johannesburg and Centurion.   “Located on the busy Uhuru.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Canon launches imageFORMULA ScanFront 400: A high-performance network scanner for rapid document capture

 Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced the new imageFORMULA ScanFront 400, a high-performance standalone network scanner, expertly designed to capture a wide range of documents and feed into fast-paced business workflows.   High speed, high quality everywhere    The imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 allows for high-speed, versatile scanning of a wide range of documents including A4, A5, business cards and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Africa: Dar Is Africa's Bright Spot in Economic Growth

 Tanzania is among a few countries in Africa with robust growth of economy as the continent is expecting growth to fall to its lowest level in two decades due to a slump in commodity prices and continuing weakness in global growth, a World Bank report says.   With economy on track to expand by 7.2 percent in 2016, up from 7 percent in 2015, the East African country joins Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Ivory Coast as few bright spots in Africa.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Incentives to attract investment in Kenya's automotive industry

 Kenya's removal of excise duty on locally assembled cars will boost the industry, but the government must make power supplies cheaper and address other concerns to draw more investment, the automobile industry association chief said on Thursday.   With little growth in mature markets, automakers are looking to tap into emerging African markets, but there is plenty of competition on the continent for where they might.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Kenya ranked ninth in Africa in attracting foreign investment

 Kenya has been ranked ninth in attracting investment deals among 28 African countries polled in a survey covering the first eight months of the year.   According to research firm StratLink Africa, Kenya clinched deals worth Sh8.6 billion ($85 million) between January and August, putting it behind South Africa with Sh100 billion, Egypt which had Sh46 billion, Ethiopia with Sh55.5 billion, Democratic Republic of Congo with Sh27.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Tanzania: CTI - Business Friendly Govt Key for Growth

 Dar es Salaam — The government has been advised to ensure drivers of industrialisation are in place to achieve and linked to attain the targets.   There should be hard and soft infrastructure.   Hard infrastructure includes roads, railways, ports, air and water system while soft infrastructure such as human resources and skills and finance.   Confederation of Tanzania Industries chairman Samuel Nyantahe told.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Kenya: Kiambu Uses Technology to Build Cheaper Access Roads

 Kiambu — In efforts to provide durable roads across the county, Kiambu government has over the recent months been searching and developing innovative methods of road design, construction and maintenance in order to maximise the utilisation of the available funds.   One such methods is the use of the soil enhancing stabilisers, a technology globally known as Soil Enhancing Solutions that capitalises on enzymes to modify roads,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Rwanda: Adding 23mw to National Grid Tops Mininfra Priorities This Fiscal Year

 Rwanda will have added 23 megawatts of electricity to the national electricity grid before the end of June, next year, while 88 per cent of the country's households will have access to clean drinking water by then.   By then, construction of major infrastructure projects such as the planned Bugesera International Airport and some major roads will have also been launched, officials say.   The targets were revealed, on Tuesday,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Off-grid solar going from strength to strength in eastern Africa

 A new report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) found that approximately 50% of global investment made in off-grid solar in 2015 was in the eastern African region, as falling PV prices and favorable policies stimulate growth in the regional off-grid solar market.   There are few more heartening stories in the global solar industry than the proliferation of off-grid solar solutions in areas that lack.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

ABB to build hybrid-solar microgrid for Red Cross in Africa

 The Swiss technology company will incorporate solar PV and diesel into a single microgrid for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nairobi, Kenya, to supply the hub with reliable power for the first time, while also announcing the completion of its share buyback program.   Various African nations are taking to innovative power solutions to solve a lack of reliable energy across much of the continent. Solar is playing a.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

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