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White Rivers, Harmony strike gold in South Africa

 Harmony Gold and White Rivers Exploration have discovered a major gold deposit in South Africa’s Witwatersrand Basin, one of the world’s largest unmined gold resources areas.   The joint venture deposit contains 11.5 million ounces of gold at a grade of 8.9 grams per ton of gold.   It is located near Harmony Gold’s producing Target Mine, with mining to be conducted up to 2.2km underground.   The mine.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

GDC to provide drilling rig and team for oil exploration in Kenya

 Reported last week from Kenya, the country’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has entered into an agreement with National Oil Corporation of Kenya. Under the agreement, both companies agreed to jointly offer drilling services to speed up oil and gas exploration in Kenya.   According to GDC Managing Director Johnson Ole Nchoe, the partnership will see the two State agencies jointly undertake drilling activities basing on.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

India, Africa to boost collaborations in medical research

 India and African nations have decided to take major steps to boost collaborations in joint medical research and work to harmonise regulatory frameworks to develop the pharmaceutical market in Africa. “India and over 20 African nations, agreed to take concrete steps to boost health and research collaborations. In light of the similar health challenges faced by both India and Africa, the delegates elucidated the need to take.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Focus on the Health Summit ‘’Delivering the Health Promise

 The health summit themed ‘’Delivering the health promise,’’ will be held at State house, on Tuesday 13 September 2016. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu and the Principal Secretary, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri are expected to address the nation on the achievements of the ministry to deliver the health promise to Kenyans.   Since 2013 the Ministry of Health has been keen in delivering the Jubilee.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Volkswagen Will Start Making Cars in Kenya Again After 40 Years

 Volkswagen will resume producing cars in Kenya by the end of the year as it looks to sell more vehicles across the East African region.   After a four decade pause in production by the German carmaker in Kenya, VW will establish an assembly plant to initially produce its Vivo model, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Thomas Schafer, Volkswagen South Africa’s chief executive, said.   Emerging market production is familiar.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

SolarCity Engineers Install 200 Solar Panels & 7 Tesla Powerwalls In Congo’s Virunga National Park

 Virunga National Park is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) near borders with Uganda and Rwanda. It was established as the first national park in Africa in 1925. Now a UNESCO world site, it is the most biologically diverse protected area on the continent and is home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. The park was a top tourist destination until the Congo Civil War destroyed much of its flora and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Technology best bet in bridging East Africa’s literacy gap

 Technology is one of the country’s key drivers in realising Vision 2030, and in line with this, the Government has underscored universal access to ICT as a major objective.   Access to technology is expected to contribute to the country’s growth by reducing the costs of business, increasing efficiency, and improving educational standards and accountability from Government officials.   But inadequate access to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Ethiopia: Ankober-Dulecha Road Construction Launched

 The Ethiopian Road Authority said the construction of a- 40 kilo meter concrete asphalt road which links Amhara with Afar state has begun at a cost of 858.7 million Birr.   Authority Communication Director Samson Wondemu said local firm Sunshine Construction PLC would undertake the construction.   Explaining the economic significance of the road Samson said the new corridor would trim down the loop from Djibuti to Debre.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Kenya and India to Deepen Ties, Bolster Security

 The Kenyan government will continue benefiting from India's security expertise as part of an agreement signed in mid this year.   India's ambassador to Kenya, Suchitra Durai, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in July saw a renewed interest in strengthening defence relations between the two nations, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation.   "Defence cooperation between India.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Ethiopia: Boosting Energy to Combat Development Challenges

 A large number of people in developing countries are still poor, undernourished, and with no adequate health-care facility. They don't have access to clean water, and are facing challenges such as in alleviating climate change and in enhancing their development processes.   Both the environmental and development challenges are coming together to hurt the poor of developing countries as well as the world at large. Thus, developing.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Tanzania: Domestic Producers to Compete for Best Local Products Award

 Goods are competing to win top 50 awards under seven categories for the best local products in a Proudly Tanzanian Campaign.   The Top 50 made in Tanzania Awards, according to organisers, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), are pitting over 150 products locally manufactured.   To fairly pitting the products, the organiser has divided the firms into two layers--Premier, for large.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

Insects for food security

 The department of food science and nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is working to finalize research aimed at scaling farming in Kenya to foster food and nutrition security through insects. This comes after a successful research on cricket farming which is rich in protein, vitamin b and iron. The university revealed that the department of food science has also embarked on researching other insects like.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th September 2016

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