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Kenya: New Rules to Allow More Foreign Direct Investment in Kenya

The government has ratified new rules allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in establishment of special economic zones (SEZ) where products will be manufactured for the export market.   In a Kenya gazette notice, Industry Trade and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed said county governments were also at liberty to allocate land to any local or foreign investor planning to put up a SEZ whereby the identified facilities will.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

African Renewable Energy Gains Attention

The potential for renewable energy development in Africa is experiencing an increase in attention lately as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontier.   The continent could become a gold mine for renewable energy due to abundant solar and wind resources. But roadblocks to clean energy worldwide are amplified throughout the troubled regions of Africa - financial resources are thin and infrastructure is often.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Transforming healthcare through strengthened informal settlement

The Ministry of Health will next month set up 20 special clinics in urban informal settlements within Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa Counties to strengthen health system emergency preparedness.   The special clinics are part of the slum upgrading programme by the National Government expected to benefit more than 1.7 million Kenyans in the three counties.   The facilities which consists a fully equipped 40 feet container, with two.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Ethiopia: Industrial Parks Promoting Foreign Investment Influx,Tapering Unemployment

Around the world, industrial parks have become significant vehicles for countries to provide competitive environments for industries to take off. Cognizant to this fact, the government of Ethiopia prioritized to the development of industrial parks to accelerate the economic transformation, promote and attract both domestic and foreign investors.   The Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) has built about ten industrial parks,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Black Rock Mining Ltd graphite test work delivers exceptionally high purities

Black Rock Mining Ltd has achieved a 99.1% total graphitic carbon purity for all flake sizes from its bulk sample taken from the Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania.    The sample taken from the Ulanzi prospect represents significant purity improvements in the finest two flake sizes.   Graphite at this high purity level will be sought after for battery and other applications and is expected to attract a price.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

East Africa: EADB to Train 600 Medical Practitioners

Kampala — In light of the ever growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), East African Development Bank (EADB) is rolling out an ambitious medical training programme aimed at sensitizing the citizenry of four East African states; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda where EADB has operations.   The programme; East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme aims at increasing the number, quality and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

KenolKobil and Castrol to build lubricant plant

KenolKobil and British industrial and automotive lubricants manufacturer Castrol have partnered to construct a $15 million (Sh1.5 billion) lubricants factory in Mombasa.   KenolKobil sought the partnership believing it to be a cheaper option than importing the lubricants from South Africa, where it has been obtaining the merchandise from.   The oil Company’s Chief Executive Officer David Ohana confirmed the partnership and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Government making agriculture ‘cool’ for youths, says CS Bett

The government wants to make agriculture “cool” in a bid to encourage Kenyan youths to engage through modern technology.   Agriculture cabinet secretary Willy Bett said on Monday during an Agricultural summit at State House that this was meant to make agriculture more attractive to the younger people who see it as a reserve for the old and those in rural areas.   He said that the government is especially concentrating.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Kenya is food secure, says Agriculture CS Willy Bett

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has said the country has sufficient food reserves.   The CS's assurance contradicts recent claims by maize millers of shortages.   He told the State House Summit on Agriculture that there was no danger of hunger in the country.   "Kenya is food secure and we are working to ensure we remain food-sufficient," Mr Bett said during the third meeting of its kind to be held in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Tanzania: Dar Investment Opportunities Attract Investors

Tanzania remains the centre of attractions to investors in Africa and the globe due its immense and unique investment opportunities.   "Tanzania is endowed with unique investment opportunities among the East African countries and has been the major focus on most investors from Africa and the world," the Frontier Advisor, Deloitte, Mr Martyn Davies said in Dar es Salaam at the weekend.   He made the remarks on behalf of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th August 2016

Ethiopia Envisages Becoming World's Second Coffee Producer

 The Ministry of Farming and Natural Resource said it is working towards enabling Ethiopia become world's second coffee producer in a decade.   Officially launching preparation for the 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition slated for February 12-17, 2017 in Addis, State Minister Wondyirad Mandefro said that Ethiopia will become the second largest coffee producer in the world at least in a decade.   He said:.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th August 2016

Tanzania: China Trade With Tanzania At U.S.$5 Billion

Dar es Salaam — Trade between China and Tanzania has hit $5billion according to the Chinese Embassy in Tanzania.   The Deputy China Ambassador to Tanzania Gou Haodong confirmed to East African Business Week that they will continue to invest in Dar while improving their bilateral ties and economic cooperation as trade between the two countries.   He was exclusively speaking to East African Business during a one day seminar on.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th August 2016

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