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Rwanda: Farmers Tipped On Modern Agric Practices to Spur Horticulture Output

Local horticulture producers have been encouraged to embrace modern farming practices, like irrigation and use of fertilisers to enhance their production and household income.   "Farmers should embrace modern farming methods, including mechanisation, irrigation, fertiliser application, crop rotation, and plant improved seeds to enhance output and their earnings," Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, the Minister for Agriculture and Animal.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Tanzania: 35 Billion/ - Project to End Water Woes in Mwanza

Mwanza — Implementation of 14.5 million Euro (about 35bn/-) water project will soon start in Mwanza's Ilemela Municipality under the European Investment Bank funding. Ilemela Municipal Director John Wanga said here over the weekend that the project, upon completion, will help to address water woes currently facing some parts of the municipality. The director was speaking at a full council meeting, which among other things, aimed at.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Ethiopia: Technology, Innovation Road-Map Tabled for Discussion

The Ministry of Science and Technology has prepared a ten-year National Technology and Innovation Road-map on 17 sectors that would be significant to guide decision-making in various technology investment strategies for national development.   The Ministry tabled the document for discussion with stakeholders drawn from various private and public enterprises, institutes and industries here over the weekend.   Science and Technology.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Tanzania Rural Electrification Program to Reach 7,873 Villages in 5 Years

The Tanzania Rural Energy Agency (REA) recently announced the beginning of implementation of the Rural Electrification Program Phase III. In its 3rd phase, the project aims to electrify more than 7,873 villages in rural Tanzania over the next 5 years. 7,697 villages will be connected to the national grid, while the remaining 176 will be connected to other energy sources. The total cost of the project will be TZS7tn. TZS4tn will be spent on.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

China-Africa public diplomacy forum opens in Tanzania

China-Africa Public Diplomacy Forum opens on Tuesday in Tanzania's Dar es salaam with over 100 representatives from both China and Africa, including officials, businessmen, experts and media professionals.   The Chinese people will never forget the help from the African people, and the two peoples are connected by heart and soul, said Li Zhaoxing, chairman of China Public Diplomacy Association in his speech at the opening.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Nairobi county, Safaricom in Sh4 billion partnership to provide Internet to homes

Nairobi county government will partner with Safaricom to offer high speed fibre connections in residential homes in the next one month.   The program is part of a continued partnership between the institutions.   Governor Evans Kidero said Safaricom provides the county with the back end infrastructure and Mpesa platform for eJijipay.   "The County government continues to partner with Safaricom, most recently for our.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Sh12bn project to end power outages – CS

The construction of an alternative main power transmission line will restart soon and be complete by November to end nationwide power outages like the one experienced over the weekend. The set up of the Sh2.64 billion, 400-kilovolts Suswa-Nairobi power line under the project will help address devastating and massive power outages, Energy Cabinet secretary Charles Keter has said. The CS said the construction on the 100km Suswa-Isinya and the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Singida Gold Production to Begin in Q1 2017

 Gold mining company Shanta Gold (AIM:SHG), will commence production at its Singida Gold Project in Tanzania, in Q1 2017. Singida is an advanced stage gold project, located in the Ikungi Administrative District, Singida Region, central Tanzania, with gold resource of 858,000 ounces (oz). Gold production at Singida is expected to reach approximately 800 oz per month. Development capital of USD4m will be provided from Shanta’s cash.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Kenya: Sh28bn irrigation plans to boost food security

everal irrigation projects have been unveiled in the drought-prone areas of the North Rift in a bid to improve food production. Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the government is committed to increase acreage under irrigation to move the country away from rain-fed farming. “Apart from ongoing Galana/ Kulalu irrigation project, the government is developing irrigation infrastructure in West Pokot, Baringo, Turkana and other.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Kenya's Infrastructure Projects On Track, Set To Have Huge Economic Impact

The Kenyan government's infrastructure projects are on track and are set to have a huge impact on the country's economic growth, says Infrastructure and Transport Cabinet Secretary (Minister) James Macharia.   The Minister, who singled out the Standard Gauge Raiway (SGR) project, said Monday that the multi-billion-dollar project, which is 88 per cent complete, had already contributed to 2.0 per cent of the country's gross domestic product.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

USAID to Invest USD407m in Tanzania in 2016

The US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will invest USD407m in Tanzania in 2016. The funding will be disbursed to various sectors in Tanzania, including health, agriculture, natural resource management, education, energy, and democratic governance. This is part of a five-year strategic assistance agreement signed on August 1st 2016 by Sharon Cromer, Mission Director of USAID, and Servacius Likwelile,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Mining destined to be Kenya’s next “big thing” – top ranking official

The Kenyan government considers mining as the proverbial sleeping giant of economy which will rise to prominence in the next ten years.   Touting mining as “a key pillar for growth and economic transformation” the country’s mining cabinet secretary, Dan Kizungu, says Kenya is preparing the country for the next big wave of mining activity.   Kazungu believes a new mining act, which was signed into law by.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016



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