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Kenya in Talks With Miners Over New Royalties

 The government plans to fastrack implementation of higher mining royalties to give Kenyans a bigger share of earnings from the country's mineral resources, newly appointed Mining Cabinet secretary Dan Kazungu said yesterday.   Kazungu said the government is negotiating with miners for a new royalty structure, and any new miner will abide to the updated rates. "We are negotiating with the companies that have been paying.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2015

East Africa to Focus On Gas, Oil Finds

Major gas discoveries in Tanzania and prospects for oil find will be among topics for discussion during the fourth East African Oil and Gas Summit slated for February 10 to 12 in Nairobi.   Also on agenda is the recent discover of over 100 metres of net oil play in northern Kenya by Tullow Oil and its partner Africa Oil Corp. The oil find at Etom-2 well near Lake Turkana has been viewed as the best quality discovery in the region to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2015

Panafrican Group partners with Canadian college for technical growth in Industrialization

 The Panafrican Group, which has operations in East and West Africa, has partnered with Canada’s College of the Rockies (COTR) to create a learning programme for technicians shutterstock 303577625Panafrican Group provides equipment such as Komatsu for a range of applications including mining. According to the company, the COTR and Panafrican will create the Prior Learning Recognition Program that will award Panafrican.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2015

SamZim opens new production facility in Harare

 SamZim, the Zimbabwean partner of South Korean electronics major Samsung, has opened a new manufacturing, sales and service outlet in Harare samsung manilaimperialmotorsales Samsung will manufacture television sets, in addition to opening a digital village in Harare.  In addition to the production unit, an engineering academy has also been set up on the Zimpost Complex. The unit is expected to manufacture and distribute Samsung.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2015

Tanzania’s Tanga Port acquires three new barges for US$10mn

Tanzania’s Tanga Port has acquired three new barges for US$10mn that will significantly increase storage capacity, reduce operational costs and improve overall port performance port robertpratt flickrThe new barges will enhance the port's operational efficiency. (Image source: RobertPlatt/Flickr) The new barges have the capacity to carry 3,500 tonnes of general and bulk cargo each at a time or 192 containers of 20 feet each, at a time..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

UK and USA sign MoU to aid Africa with power generation

 K’s Energy Africa campaign and USA’s Power Africa initiative have decided to sign a partnership to aid Africa with power generation projects geothermal HaukurHerbertsson flickrHarnessing geothermal energy sources across Africa could help overcome electricity deficits. An MoU was signed between USA and UK at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and New Climate Economy event Climate Change in Africa:.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

French Companies to Invest in Zimbabwe

A number of French investments are lined up for Zimbabwe in 2016 with power giant, Schneider Electric, expected to enter the Zimbabwean market, French Ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse has said.   Delahousse told businessdigest in an exclusive interview this week that the firm, which already has a branch in South Africa , will open a branch in the country with a view to set up a manufacturing plant in the near.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

Sudan: Ministry of Minerals Signs Agreement With Neelan Company for Mining for Gold in Northern State

Khartoum — The Ministry of Minerals has signed and agreement with the Neelan International Company for Mining according to which the company was granted concession block for exploration for gold at Halfa Locality in the Northern State.   The Minister of Minerals Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Sadiq Al-Karuri signed on behalf of the Government of Sudan,whereas the Director General of the Neelan International Company Salah-Eddin Hassan Abu Salih.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

Zambia to Export High Value Crops to U.S

The Government is considering exporting high value crops to the US under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).   The country has in the recent past been exporting agriculture products which include groundnuts.   Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe said in an interview that, her ministry was working on introducing high value crops like cotton, spices and honey, to be exported to the US under.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

African Cotton to Be Exported Duty, Quota-Free

African countries can now export their cotton to developed countries duty-and quota-free as from January following a global deal sealed in Nairobi at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference.   The ministers agreed on a deal that will allow least developed countries (LDCs) to export more cotton to developed countries.   This will help LDCs, mainly those in sub-Saharan Africa, to gain greater access to non-producing.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

East Africa: Direct Flights Boost Sino-Kenya Trade and Exchanges

Nairobi — The direct flight between the Chinese city Guangzhou and Kenya's capital Nairobi launched by China Southern Airlines in August has elevated Sino-Kenya relations, airline officials say.   Linda Masinde, a supervisor at China Southern Airlines Nairobi office, said the Nairobi-Guangzhou direct flight had enhanced Sino-Kenya trade and people-to-people exchanges.   "The direct flight from Nairobi to Guangzhou is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2015

Iran-Africa Cooperation - Flourishing Relations

Africa and the Republic of Iran have centuries of friendship. They struggled for freedom, equity and justice for their people and beyond. The two have also shared rich culture and people to people relations for long. The Iranian foreign and economic policies always give special attention for the African Continent and put it at the centre. After its revolution, the Republic of Iran has changed its foreign policy orientation and its economic ties.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 26th December 2015

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