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TBS sets guidelines for small-scale mining

More than 100 standards have been developed by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to be used in the security of the mining industry for products and services engaged in drilling, production and processing. TBS spokesperson Roida Andusamile said,  As the expansion of the mining sector has contributed to higher economic growth and increased exports and capital inflows in Tanzania. TBS has created standards that will ensure safeness.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th September 2020

Timber Trade sees a revival in East Africa

Timber trade accounts for hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of hardwood natural plantations annually; Mozambique, the DRC and, to a lesser degree, Tanzania, are the primary source countries for natural forest timber, while Kenya and Uganda are the largest importers. Overall, regional trade in natural forest timber in the area is growing, hitting a value of hundreds of millions of US dollars in the last 10 years. In the forests of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th September 2020

Selander Bridge project in Tanzania nearing early completion

Selander Bridge construction in Tanzania is on track to the finish line. The ongoing construction of the USD 112.8 Million Selander Bridge project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is already complete by over 40%. This has been revealed by Chief Executive Eng. of Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS). By Eng. Patrick Mfugale. The country's Minister of Works, Transport, and Communication Isack Kamwelwe visited the site for inspection of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th September 2020

East Africa slowly reopens for business after Covid-19 havoc

Businesses across East Africa are racing to pick up the pieces after six months of Covid-19 restrictions, setting the stage for economic recovery and a rise in employment numbers.Emboldened by the declining Covid-19 infections, EAC partner states are in the process or have already re-opened their borders, hotels and schools.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a national Covid-19 conference on September 28, in which he is expected to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th September 2020

Africa Is No Doubt Final Frontier For Oil

The pandemic has been very devastating for the oil industry globally. Explorers suspended drilling, producers, idled wells, Big Oil majors put up assets for sale. But the world continues to need oil, albeit lower amounts of it than a year ago, and it will continue to need it.  Exploration is not over. It is especially not dead in Africa—a hot spot in oil and gas before the pandemic.Earlier this month, French Total and the Uganda.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th September 2020

Ethiopia's Fresh produce export marks a new milestone

An inauguration ceremony at Modjo Dry Port Ethiopia has successfully executed its first avocado refrigerated containers loading and export by train for the European market, under the partnership of the National Cool Logistics Network pilot project. In the Koga area south of Bahir Dar, a dozen of farmers has sown produce weighing 24 tones. The The 24-tonne consignment was packed by by KogaVeg Agricultural Development, which is  owned by.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st September 2020

DMA and UNCDF providing farmers an easy access in different financial services

Tanzania-based Digital Mobile Africa (DMA) will be receiving funding's from the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with an achievement- based contract where an online platform will be provided to the to the farmers to have access to  financial services providers, agricultural input retailers and crop buyers and sellers  in the Kigoma region of Tanzania. DMA's along with multiple mobile network operators (MNOs) has integrated an.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st September 2020

Carbon footprint to be reduced by Recycled Plastic

Coronavirus pandemic has made cost-cutting a top priority, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Circular Alliance has found a desirable way to ship all kinds of cargo in a sustainable manner. The Alliance created an opportunity to help Kenya go greener. Roos Bakker, director of business development for cargo explained “Plastic is a big problem in Kenya. So the Alliance has established its manufacturing process, which will recycle local plastic.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th September 2020

3D printing to pave a new pathway for Kenya

The 3D printing industry continues to move towards industrialisation, and the technology is increasingly becoming part of the wider manufacturing ecosystem. With this rapidly evolving industry, it can be difficult to keep up with the key trends that are propelling the future of 3D printing.  Though the 3D printing industry is still beginning  in Kenya, there has been a noticeble growth in the use of the innovation towards industrial.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th September 2020

Jubilation as Lighting Company Commissions Electricity at Tanzania Border

Emesuti area full of triumph, as Narok South Sub County at the border of Tanzania country after Kenya Power and Lighting commissioned electricity in the area that costed Sh26 Million.Narok South Member of Parliament Korei Ole Lemain said the area has been lagging behind economically because of poor infrastructure and thanked the power company for installing electricity in the ward that is over 200 kilometers from Narok town.“This is a miracle.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 14th September 2020

Kenyan Startup Xetova Shortlisted For MIT Fund

A Kenyan technology startup, Xetova, has been named as a 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health Security and Pandemics track. MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve the world’s most acute challenges.  Xetova is the only African technology innovation finalist under the line of health.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th September 2020

Kenyans to Wait More for Oil Billions Until 2025

Kenyans will have to wait until after 2025 for petrodollars from Turkana oil fields to start trickling in after the government lengthened the exploration timeline for Tullow.The British oil explorer said it had allowed another 15 months for exploration phase of the Turkana oil project, essentially pushing ahead production timelines and extending the long-awaited final investment decision.Tullow in a statement following its half year results to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th September 2020



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