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Tanzania going ahead with LNG project

In East Africa, the government of Tanzania is set to undertake an environmental impact assessment (EIA) in late August for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project valued at $30 billion. According to local media the BusinessWeek, global energy solutions firm BG Group has partnered with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) to erect the power plant. The site identified by government for the LNG project is situated at Likong'o.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

UK gives small hold farmers 3 million Euros

 A total of 70,000 small holder farmers in Uganda and Tanzania are to sell their grains  to the regional market thanks to a grant by the UK government worth 3 million Euros. It will help them maintain the quality to meet market demands. The money is being channeled through Farm Africa's Food Trade East and Southern Africa trade enhancement and promotion program, according to Marc Van Uytvanck, Team Leader of FoodTrade East and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

France invests $37m in Kenyan power developments

 On Monday, Kenya entered into an agreement with France for a sum of $37 million to facilitate the development of the east African country’s power sector through renewable power mini-grids.   The French embassy in Kenya said in a statement: “This 33 million euro [$37 million] financing will support the installation of renewable energy generation units (primarily solar photovoltaic [PV], but also in some cases wind.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Tanzania: Sh176 Billion to Expand Aga Khan Hospital

Dar es Salaam — The Aga Khan Hospital is implementing a Sh176 billion expansion project that will see the facility match the international status it attained last week from the Joint Commission International. The hospital will increase the number of from 74 to 170 and has set aside Sh3 billion for training young health professionals abroad. According to the Aga Khan Health Services regional CEO for East Africa, Mr Sulaiman Shabiabuddin,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

TOP United Nations Body APPLAUDS ODM’s Garissa Governor Jama’s administration SUCCESS on health and child care services.

 Garissa Deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein hosted a large delegation from Kenya Unicef office led by unicef Kenya representative Mr. Werner schultink in order to familiarize and oversee devolution functions at county level.   Mr werner and his delegation presented the Deputy Governor an overview of the zonal office programs and coverage that the unicef have carried out within Garissa county during the last three years of devolution,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Tanzania: gas processing plant to ‘transform economy’

In East Africa, energy and minerals minister, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, has assured Tanzanians to get ready for the country’s economic transformation.   Muhongo said the transformation is set to come about through the planned construction of a gas processing plant in the Lindi Region.   According to Tanzania Daily News, the minister revealed that for this project, government intends to invest about $30 billion.   Gas.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Africa Is the World's New Growth Narrative

 A strong message came from the recent investment summit in Beijing where African companies signed deals worth billions of dollars with Chinese financing agencies, suppliers, and other development partners.   These deals may be brushed off by European and American investors as a desperate catch-up effort by the Chinese since the First World economies still remain the biggest investors in Africa, but I believe there is much more to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Rwanda: Mauritian Investors to Construct Sugar Factory in Eastern Provice

 The Government has given investors from Mauritius the green light to set up a sugar processing factory in the country.   The agreement will see the investors construct a factory with capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of sugar per year.   According to the Government, this will help realise efforts for the economy to be self-reliant in terms of sugar production by 2020.   The current sugar production in the country is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Tanzania: Tigo Tanzania Showcases Innovative Services At the Gsma M360 Conference

 Tigo has outlined its strategic priorities that are meant to drive the company's long-term social investment objectives. Speaking at the just-ended Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile 360-Africa Conference held on 26th-28th July 2016 at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez cited the telecom's core social priorities as digital inclusion, education and business.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Kenya: Small-Scale Farmers From Eastern Kenya Support Coffee Task Force Report

Small-scale farmers from the former Eastern province have supported the recommendations of the Task force on Coffee Sub-Sector Reforms saying their implementation will help boost earnings and improve crop production.   The farmers appealed to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett to hold a nationwide grassroots sensitisation campaign to explain the benefits they stand to get from the findings, so as to convince those opposed to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Kenya: Insurance Firms Eye Sh5.6 Billion Medical Cover for Teachers

 The lucrative multi-billion-shilling tender to provide medical cover to 298,000 teachers in Kenya has attracted bids from three insurance companies.   Liaison Insurance, AoN Kenya and Clarkson Insurance are eyeing the annual medical cover worth Sh5.6 billion.   The contract will be for three years, unlike previously when it was annual.   The trio has quoted between Sh14.7 billion and Sh17.7 billion for the three-year.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

Opportunities abound in Africa top business leaders say

More than 250 participants convened yesterday for the annual Unstuck Leadership Conference, an event that brings together marketplace leaders to network. The attendants were drawn from the crème de la crème of the Kenyan business community, consisting of captains of industry, entrepreneurs and senior executives. The one-day conference at Radisson Blu entailed leadership presentations and insights, group discussions, speed coaching.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

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