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Murray & Roberts of South Africa Mulls U.S. Oil & Gas Deal

 Murray & Roberts Holdings Ltd., the South African engineering and construction-projects company in talks to sell its building and infrastructure units, said it’s evaluating a U.S. oil and gas acquisition and will probably seek a larger international deal in years to come. Murray & Roberts, which built landmarks such as Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre, Africa’s tallest building, is working to transform itself into.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Tanzania: Irrigation Projects Get Cash Boost

 The Minister for Water and Irrigation, Mr Gerson Lwenge, has said that more than 39bn/- has been allocated to the Irrigation Commission in a bid to boost irrigation projects from the current 460,000 hectares to one million hectares by 2020.   Speaking during a live broadcast programme aired by Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) on Friday, Mr Lwenge said the commission was given strategies to ensure that by the year 2020.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Ethiopia: Corporation to Undertake Sugar Factories Irrigation Infrastructure development

 The Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) sighed agreements to undertake irrigation infrastructure development works for Omo Kuraz, Arjo Dedesa and Wolkayit sugar factories.   Corporation CEO Eng .Haile-Meskel Tefera said one of the agreements is the construction of a-54km canal that stretches from head water to farmland of Omo Kuraz to irrigate 150, 000 hectares of sugar farm;thereby, to feeding factories which crush.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Black Rock Mining Ltd bags $5M in oversubscribed placement

 Black Rock Mining Ltd (ASX:BKT) has pocketed $5 million in in oversubscribed placement of 33.3 million shares at $0.15, to institutional and sophisticated investors.   The funds raised will be invested into the company’s Mahenge Graphite Project in Tanzania, one of the largest JORC graphite resources globally.   The company recently achieved a 99.1% total graphitic carbon purity for all flake sizes from its bulk.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

China and World Bank form firm to fund Africa projects

 China and the World Bank have formed an infrastructure firm with an initial $500 million investment to help fund projects in Africa.   China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation Limited (COIDIC) will invest and manage projects from concept to feasibility studies. It will also follow up on financial close and take part in commercial operations.   Underwrite   Its shareholding comprises China.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania target private investments worth $10b

 East African countries want private investors to take up projects worth about $10 billion to fast-track economic development and lift millions out of poverty.   Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda unveiled projects worth $9.9 billion at a recent Global African Investment Summit held in Kigali.   Analysts believe the three countries are capable of attracting investors because East Africa still presents opportunities for businesses.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Kenya: Sh26 Billion Govt Fund to Handle Chronic Diseases

 The government has invested nearly Sh26 billion in the National Hospital Insurance Fund to ensure that it handles chronic diseases such as cancer that kills more than 39,000 Kenyans annually.   The financing by the government, through the Ministry of Health, is to "ensure universal health coverage" where diagnosis and treatment is accessible and affordable for all Kenyans, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Government to establish regional cancer treatment centres

 The Government plans to establish regional cancer treatment centres in a new strategy to decongest referral hospitals in the fight against the killer disease.   Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said the cancer centres planned for the Coast, Nyanza, Central and Rift Valley regions would save Kenyans money spent while travelling to Kenyatta National Hospital to access the treatment.   Dr Mailu, who spoke during the State.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Underground lines to reduce power blackouts

 Electricity supply in Nairobi and environs will be more stable and reliable in a year upon completion of an underground cabling project, Kenya Power said yesterday.   The project will cost Sh13.2 billion, and will comprise 30.71 kilometres of 220/66 kiloVolts of underground transmission lines. The lines are being connected to the new substation in the City Centre near Laico Hotel from the six 66kV-line substations around.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

RMA Motors named super brand after three years in market

 RMA Motors Kenya has been named one of East Africa's 53 heavyweight brands as it approaches its third year operating in the region. "We have the leading premium brand in the country over Mercedes and Porshe. One out of every three luxury cars on the road is ours," RMA Motors Kenya CEO Sanjiv Shah said.   The Superbrands rankings will feature the First Lady's Beyond Zero foundation for its exceptional work in reducing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Africa gaining ground on Australia as an attractive mining destination

 Australia risks losing its investment edge over Africa for mining projects in coming years if it does not stay “match fit”, one of Australia’s leading resources and energy lawyers warned today.    Addressing the second day of the three day Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference in Perth today, Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Mr Phil Edmands, said today the “playing field” between Australia and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

AZ: CDMA Contributing Resources, Expertise to Help Kenyan Clinical Efforts

 The administration and faculty of the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is expanding its international outreach by donating equipment and sharing expertise with a delegation from Kenya.   CDMA recently welcomed a delegation from the Kilifi Province in Kenya to inspect the College's facilities and receive advice on logistical planning for a new hospital and dental clinic initiative underway in the province. The Honorable Amason.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

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