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Red Cross in record bid to plant 5 million trees in an hour

 The humanitarian organisation said it will make its bid to break the Guinness World Record in November in 19 regions across Kenya. If successful, the attempt, dubbed the Tree Challenge 2016, would double the current record held by the Philippines, which planted 2.4 million trees in one hour. “As thousands of people have expressed interest in being part of this Tree Challenge, the Kenya Red Cross Society, in partnership with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

Data on Tanzania’s crude oil, gas now available to public

 Tanzania has made available to the public data on crude oil and natural gas blocks with the aim of attracting more prospectors, investors and researchers.   The data, gathered from onshore and offshore blocks, can be obtained from the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation for a fee.   “The data belongs to Tanzania and will be made available for viewing by appointment through TPDC’s managing director James.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

East Africa: Uganda Oil Pipeline Opportunities to Be Unveiled

 The Uganda-Tanzania crude oil pipeline business opportunities are going to be unveiled to private sector in special workshop next Tuesday.   The workshop, organised by Tanzania Private Sector Foundation and Petro Fiorentini, expects to unveil opportunities available before, during and after pipeline construction. The organisers also expect to express the role of value chain and local content to the country's business.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

Tanzania: Govt Banks On Mid-Sized Firms for Industrialization

 Dar es Salaam — The government expects the private sector to boost the country's industrialisation drive and achieve its goal of becoming a middle income economy by 2025.   Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments Adelhelm Meru delivering a speech at the gala dinner for this year's Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies on Friday night said small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) were regarded as the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

Tanzania: 'Enrol for Health Insurance Cover'

 Tanzania Insurance Brokers Association together with Association of Tanzania Insurers jointly hands over a dummy cheque of 20m/- to disaster coordinator from Prime Minister's Office, Mr Edger Senga during their awareness walk yesterday.   MEMBERS of the public have been advised to enrol themselves in health insurance arrangements so that they can be helped in case of natural disasters.   The call was made in Dar es Salaam.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

Tanzania: Zanzibaris Enlightened On Dental Care

 Zanzibar — Over 1,000 children and adults in Malindi constituency have been provided with free dental hygiene kits in a move geared to minimise common dental problems.   'Go for Zanzibar e.V. (GOZA)' a non-Profit Organisation founded six years ago by a Germany Lady, Ms Antje Fleischer, distributed the dental hygiene kits to at least one thousand residents with the majority being children of Malindi constituency in the Stone.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th September 2016

G20 to support Africa’s industrialization

 World leaders at this year’s G20 Summit in China have backed a new plan to support Africa’s industrialization, Chinese President Xi Jinping told journalists on Monday.   Speaking shortly after the closure of the summit, Xi did not elaborate the details of the plan but said the Hangzhou summit had crafted a raft of action plans to help developing nations.   “For the first time, we have devised a.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

The African lighting market is the emerging market prospects for LED lighting

 The African lighting market is the emerging market prospects for LED lighting.   Recently a Zimbabwe began to use the LED street news cause industry attention, recognises this will make energy savings and reduced lighting operating costs for African cities, will be the lighting business in Africa a new milestone.   China-Africa trade volume has grown rapidly in African LED lighting demand increasing.   It is understood.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

South Africa: New Revelations in SA Nuclear Deal

 The department of energy was tight-lipped on Friday over the awarding of a tender for the controversial nuclear build programme to the son of a close friend of President Jacob Zuma.   When approached for comment, departmental spokesperson Thandiwe Maimane said by email: "For now the department of energy will not be commenting further on the matter.   The Mail & Guardian reported that Shantan Reddy, the son of.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

Strategies to advance oral health in Africa

 Oral health in Africa has just received a second boost with the August 2016 launch of the World Health Organization’s African region strategy, based on four clear objectives. This follows its publication Promoting Oral Health in Africa, launched earlier this year, which proposes proven, aff ordable and feasible interventions to address daily oral health needs in the African region.   The first boost to oral health came in.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

Africa: Private Donors Double Investments to the Global Fund

 Montreal — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today that pledges from private donors and innovative financing initiatives reached US$250 million for the coming three years, more than twice as much as in the previous period.   The announcement was made at the launch of the Global Fund's Fifth Replenishment, hosted by the government of Canada, where leaders from all over the world gathered to show.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

Ethiopia: Ministry to Finalize Construction of 11 New Universities

 The new 11 universities, whose construction was launched in five states in the past, will be finalized at the end of this Ethiopian budget year, said the Ministry of Education (MoE).   Project Office Head at the Ministry, Samuel Kifle, said efforts will be made to complete the construction of all universities until June. The universities will begin enroling students in 2010 E.C.   Works were underway to furnish the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

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