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Africa: Donors Set Aside U.S.$24 Billion for African Health

 Nairobi — The World Bank and the Global Fund will invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to accelerate universal health coverage across the continent.   "A critical part of this commitment is to accelerate progress on universal health coverage - ensuring that everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life," Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank said last.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

Tea farmers earnings up 32pc to Sh84bn

 Tea farmers are set for improved earnings after sales for the year 2015/2016 jumped 32 per cent on higher production and a stable currency.   The farmers' marketing agency, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), has announced Sh84 billion in revenue this year, up from Sh63.5 billion last year.   The growers will earn Sh44 billion on average as the final payment, normally referred to as a bonus. A total of Sh17 billion has.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

Africa: Agriculture Investment Yields Growth and Nutrition Gains for Africa

 Nairobi — Growth in agriculture has pushed down poverty in Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, report says   African countries that took early action in the past decade to invest in agriculture have reaped the rewards, enjoying higher economic growth and a bigger drop in malnutrition, a major farming development organisation said on Tuesday.   In a report, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) said:.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

Over 130 surgeries performed at the new Kenneth Matiba Eye and Dental Hospital

 Over 130 people have undergone successful eye surgeries at the new Kenneth Matiba Eye and Dental Hospital in Murang’a county only three months after it was opened.   James Gitau, the doctor incharge of the hospital, said over 7, 212 have received optical treatment and over 9,221 have been treated for various dental illnesses.   Gitau told the Star that more than 1,721 reading glasses have been given to patients and.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

Africa’s Captains of Industry Urged to Propel Infrastructure Development

 Captains of industry in Africa have been called upon to make greater impact on the continent’s infrastructure landscape.   South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe noted that their participation was critical for the development of the continent’s construction projects.   Addressing the annual congress of Master Builders SA Conference in Durban on.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

East Africa: Ethiopia On Right Track to Eradicate Guinea Worm

 The Ethiopian Public Health Institute said efforts are under way to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease (GWD) in a strengthened manner.   Briefing journalists on Drancunculiasis Eradication Programme yesterday, Institute Deputy Director Dr. Dadi Jima said that contrary to the previous years, Ethiopia is presently close to eradicate the disease which requires the concerted effort of all.   Jointly with stakeholders the Institute has.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

ContourGlobal sets innovation into action on Rwanda's Lake Kivu

 For decades, Rwanda’s 80 km long Lake Kivu, with its high concentration of methane and carbon dioxide, has been seen as a risk due to its potential for toxic release.   Extracting methane from the lake will now reduce environmental hazards while bringing electricity to millions of people.   At the end of May 2015 US energy developing company ContourGlobal made a big step forward with its KivuWatt energy project by.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016


 In South Africa, over 90% of our energy comes from non-renewable resources like coal, oil, and gas, which will sooner or later will run out -  as we constantly misuse energy.   Below is top 5 ways of saving electricity in our houses.   Turn off all the unused appliances, TVs, DVDs and video machines left on Stand-By continues to consume least half the amount of electricity they use when they are turned on and switch off.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market: Latest Innovations, Drivers and Industry Key Events 2016 - 2024

 The competition among high speed steal metal cutting tools vendors has increased rapidly. Developing countries such as Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa are witnessing huge investment in high performance and high quality machines. Increase in competition among HSS vendors lead to a reduction in total cost.   Tooling is important part of the manufacturing process since machine tools are used to bore, grind, mill, tap, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

SA's mining leadership needs to grab opportunities

 Signs of resurgence in platinum, a stronger gold price and growing coal exports to India should be triggers for South Africa's mining leadership to grasp the opportunities that it missed in the last commodity boom.   “It’s time for the mining sector to get some traction from the National Development Plan, Mining Operation Phakisa and the Mining Lekgotla – all crucial initiatives that have yet to be given real.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

China Makes Biggest South Africa Auto Investment in 40 Years

 A Chinese state-owned car manufacturer agreed to build an 11 billion-rand ($759 million) auto plant in South Africa, the biggest investment in a vehicle-production facility in the country in four decades. The Beijing Automotive International Corp. plans to start production at the facility in 2018, International Chief Executive Officer Dong Haiyang told reporters in the southern coast city of Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. The plant will be.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

Africa: Dar Committed to Improve Investment Climate - PM

 Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said that government's decision to host the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) in Tanzania was part of a wider strategic drive to improve the country's investment climate and demonstrate it is open for business.   "By hosting a Pan-African organization and leading by example in investment climate reform, we could demonstrate our commitment to improving regional collaboration and as a.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

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