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Kenya to Spend Sh3 Billion on Mineral Survey

 The government says it will spend Sh3 billion to map out mineral sites with the aim of identifying all minerals as part of the country's industrialization strategy.   "The process will begin immediately because the cash was factored in the current financial year," said Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu on Tuesday.   "This exercise will enable us to discover all the mineral within our borders... mining is set.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Kenya: Innovation Africa 2016 Officially Opens in Kenya

 The Innovation Africa Summit 2016 dubbed "designed and made for Africa by Africa", Africa's leading annual Education and ICT forum was officially opened by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The three-day Forum is being hosted in the country under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and had in attendance government officials led by over 25 African Ministers.   Innovation.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Rwanda’s set to fulfil energy generation ambitions

 THE East African country’s development agenda of Vision 2020, which aims to achieve 70 percent electrification connectivity and 563 megawatt generation capacity by 2018, will be under the spotlight during the Infrastructure Partnerships for African Developments (iPAD) Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum in November. The third edition of the iPAD returns to Kigali in with the continued strong, official support of the state power.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Edenville Energy provides update on Rukwa coal project financial modelling

 Edenville Energy, the company developing an integrated coal-to-power project in western Tanzania, has provided an update on the status of the financial modelling work for the project.   A newly constructed financial model for the company's Rukwa coal-to-power project has been completed by Diamond Energy Ltd, an independent power modelling consultant, commissioned by the company.   Rufus Short, CEO of Edenville Energy, said:.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Armadale to increase focus on Tanzania graphite project

 Investment company Armadale Capital will increase its focus on further developing its Mahenge Liandu graphite project in south-east Tanzania, as it represent an “exciting new investment”. Being a key element in the global battery market, the potential of the graphite prospect led to a successful £825 000 equity raising in June.   To date, electromagnetic surveys, together with geological mapping have indicated a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Tanzania's leading medical facility set to perform kidney transplant

 Tanzania's leading medical facility Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) will next year begin performing kidney transplant surgery, saving millions of dollars spent by the east African nation for referring patients abroad, an official said on Thursday.   Hedwiga Swai, the MNH Director of Medical Services, said the medical facility has secured 1.8 million U.S. dollars from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for the construction.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

State drafts new regulation to rev up ailing sugar industry

 The government is drafting a sugar regulation to bring sanity to the industry in the wake of poor local production, which has given cartels room to manipulate the market.   Agriculture Principal secretary Richard Lesiyampe said there was a sugar regulation in 2001 but to date, it has never been gazetted.   This has left the industry in the hands of tycoons who control the market, making Kenya to rely heavily on imports from.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Kenya receives Sh700m in grants for energy sector

 The Energy sector received a major boost yesterday when US President Barack Obama's government gave Kenya grants worth Sh700 million for green energy projects.   Speaking at the signing ceremony witnessed by Obama, Deputy President William Ruto said the money will be used to fund clean energy projects in the country.   "We have been working on increasing power generation in the country, so these grants will allow us to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

China's development fund, Kenyan gov't sign deal on housing project

 The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kenyan government to develop 20,000 housing units for civil servants.   Speaking at the launch of a new CADFund office in Nairobi, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Housing James Macharia said Chinese investments have stimulated economic growth in the east African nation.   "Kenya has.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

 The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their "Urban Solar Farms" initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively deploy renewable energy in urban areas. The grant, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd September 2016

A Revolution in South African lighting

 South Africa – Gearhouse Splitbeam is a long-term professional theatre equipment rental company which, according to its managing director Alistair Kilbee, prides itself on being one of only a handful of true theatre lighting specialists able to supply the requirements of international touring productions from West End, Broadway or anywhere else in the world. As such, the company goes out of its way to ensure that they meet or exceed.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd September 2016

Good news for farmers as Danish firm exports first batch of processed coffee

 A Danish firm has exported the first batch of locally processed coffee, raising farmers’ earnings more than three-fold.   Africa Coffee Roasters (ACR), set up by Denmark’s largest retail chain, produced 300 kilogrammes of the shelf-ready commodity on Friday.   This marks the start of local processing of high-value coffee that has traditionally been exported as beans and roasted abroad before being blended with.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd September 2016

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