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Turkey donates health equipment to Kiambu hospital

 The Turkish government yesterday donated Sh3.5 million health equipment to Kiambu Level-4 Hospital. Turkish ambassador to Kenya Deniz Eke presented the paediatric medical equipment.   He said Turkey is working with hospitals and health institution to improve their conditions. Eke said they also provide scholarships for Kenyans every year..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Rwanda to import power from Kenya, Ethiopia and host global energy summit

 Efforts to increase power supply in Rwanda will see the country import 30 megawatts from Kenya, expected by end of 2016, and 400 megawatts from Ethiopia by 2018.   The East African country is also looking to lure more investors during the forthcoming 3rd annual energy summit due to take place later this year in Kigali.   According to Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, the chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Energy Group (REG), the 3rd.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Why a South African manufacturer of pelleting machines is turning heads

 Pelleting machines are used in the agricultural industry to process organic material into small, dry pellets for animal feed and fertiliser. Back then Eksteen noticed these machines could only be imported from Europe or the US, and were mostly geared towards large-scale pelleting production – which was unaffordable and impractical for the average smallholder farmer. So he started Agricon Pelleting, a company that manufactures.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Building Partnerships to Improve Health

 Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu held a meeting with ZipLine Logistics Company to explore possibilities of using drones to deliver medical products in the case of emergencies. During the meeting the CS cited the need for multi-agency involvement bringing on board the Ministries of Interior and Security, State Law Office, Transport, Health and KEMSA.   He said an inter–sector meeting will be held in the next three.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Tanzania: Change Afoot to Relax Rule for Fuel Bulk Procurement

 The government is weighing a plan to relax the rule on petroleum bulk procurement system that requires tendering oil firms to buy and supply the product in a cargo-to-cargo base other than the winner-takes-all-process.   Scheduled to start from September, the system will be open to all pre-qualified Oil Marketing Companies, according to Petroleum Bulk Procurement Agency (PBPA). "We have further simplified procurement of oil.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Bushveld receives IEA for Mokopane vanadium project in South Africa

 The South African Mineral Resources Department has granted an integrated environmental authorisation (IEA) to Bushveld Minerals’ Mokopane vanadium project in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.   The project is located 65km west of Polokwane and 45km north-northwest of Mokopane.   Bushveld received authorisation in accordance with terms of Section 24 L of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Gulp! These Scientists Are Turning CO2 Into Fish Food

 It’s not often that you hear about the virtues of carbon dioxide. CO2 is a gas whose surfeit has turned it into one of the main contributors to global warming. But this October, on the windswept west coast of Norway, one refinery will use some of that CO2 to feed fish.   How does a greenhouse gas turn into something that fish can eat? Through algae.   Scientists at the Technology Centre Mongstad—the world’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

KenGen bets on modular power plant technology

 Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced commencement of bids for the construction of modular geothermal power plants at Olkaria. According to KenGen, the construction of the plant will reduce over reliance on hydroelectric power generation.   The new system will also cut the costs of generation. Modular power plant will generate power using a well head generator that will tap steam from the geothermal wells..... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

 Falling solar costs in Africa can drive solar boom on the continent as prices fall to $1.30 per watt for large-scale PV, and $1.90 per watt for mini-grids, finds new IRENA report.   The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today published a report outlining how tumbling solar costs are making PV one of the cheapest means for powering many parts of Africa.   The report, titled Solar PV in Africa: Costs and.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Ethiopia: Ministry Says Govt Committed to Develop Automotive Industry

 The Ministry of Industry said that though the metal and engineering industry is at infant stage, it is playing crucial role in building the country's economy and advancing the technological capability of the nation.   Speaking at the signing of automotive assembly partnership agreement between the local Belay Ab Motors Plc. and the Korean Car Manufacturing Company KIA Motors Corporation yesterday, State Minister Dr. Alemu Sime said.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Tanzania: Local Contractors to Vie for Standard Gauge Railway Project Tender

 The government is set to advertise a tender for construction of the Standard Gauge Railway earlier in December, this year, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Professor Makame Mbarawa, has said.   Prof Mbarawa made the revelation in Dar es Salaam yesterday while calling on local construction firms to form joint ventures to win the tender, adding that 1 trillion/- have been set aside for the tender.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

Domestic solar start-up d.light raises Sh2.2bn for East Africa expansion

 Home solar solution provider d.light has announced it has secured $22.5 million (Sh2.2bn) in financing to grow its PayGo business and support its mission of providing solar energy solutions for households and small businesses around the world.   The PayGo financing technology will help d.light’s growing list of partners provide modern, clean and reliable energy solutions to people living in off- grid communities who.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th September 2016

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