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Zambia: 650 Health Posts to Be Ready in April

The Government has said construction of the 650 health posts across the country would be completed in April this year.   Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said Government was committed to ensuring that health posts are completed and handed over to the public by April.   Dr Chilufya said his ministry would this week commission one of the ten newly completed health posts out of the 650 constructed nationwide.   "The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Kenya: Crucial TB, Meningitis Vaccine to Arrive mid Jan

Relief as shortage of vaccine protecting children from contracting Tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis to arrive on Friday. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine ran out in November 2015 prompting an emergency supply of about 1.3 million doses.   Head of the Immunisation Technical Group at the ministry Collins Tabu told the Nation that the vaccine would be distributed to health hospitals countrywide "as soon as.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Rapid SMS System Has Improved Healthcare

When the Ministry of Health introduced the Rapid SMS system about seven years ago, the number of women giving birth in hospitals was low, and infant mortality rate was high. Health officials also say traditional birth attendants, who lacked expertise to handle infections or complications, performed most of the deliveries before the programme was implemented.   However, the initiative, launched in 2009 with the support of the United.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Wali of Khartoum State Says New Tuberculosis Hospital Will Be Set Up

Khartoum — A new tuberculosis hospital with specification that provides full care for patients will be erected, Wali(governor) of Khartoum State, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mohammed Hussein announced.   He commended during his inspection visit to Abu Anja Hospital as part of his tour to Omdurman Locality Tuesday, the great efforts being made by workers at Abu Anja Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, saying the workers deserve special.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

UAE home to 36% of furniture factories in GCC, and controls significant imports in timber sector

Dubai WoodShow scheduled for April 2016 will see major expansion Dubai, UAE, January 2016: Organisers of the Dubai WoodShow, the largest exhibition in the Middle East for timber, machineries and tools, have revealed that the UAE is home to nearly 36% of the furniture factories of the GCC, reflecting the growth in the domestic furniture sector and increase in demand for imported timber from global and regional markets. Dawood Al Shezawi,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Fund Starts Operation

A China-Africa industrial capacity cooperation fund, designed to aid Africa's development, is now active, China's central bank said Thursday.   The fund, with an initial capital of 10 billion U.S. dollars, will mainly invest in sectors like manufacturing, hi-tech, agriculture, energy, infrastructure construction and finance in African countries, the People's Bank of China said in a statement on its website.   The statement said.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

More oil refineries in Africa to be constructed

More oil refineries in Africa to be constructed as part of the government efforts to ensure that the country refines substantial volume of its fuel demands, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the State Minister for Petroleum Resources has announced.   The minister was speaking  during an interactive session with the members of the National Assembly in Abuja. Where he further said that his ministry will work closely with the National Assembly to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

UK investors concentrate on Africa for high-level trade and investment

 The government of Cameroon hosted a distinguished group of business leaders in Yaoundé for a high-level investment mission from 8-10 December 2015 PhilmonYang cameroonPhilémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon. (Image source: DMA) The mission is being organised by DMA and provide a unique opportunity for investors and business leaders to deepen relationships in Cameroon. It will also allow them to secure new investments and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th January 2016

Plans to implement nuclear build programme in Africa look promising

 The department of energy has issued clarification to reports that the government and cabinet have made final the verdict to implement the nuclear build programme in South Africa.   In a statement, the department said the move to go ahead developing the nuclear new build programme was initiated by the cabinet in June 2015 prompting South Africa to proceed with developing a programme for the procurement of nuclear power plants worth.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th January 2016

Construction industry in Kenya posts impressive growth

 The construction industry in Kenya defied high interest rates to post impressive growth, a new report by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) reveals.   Data released by KNBS, reveals that the sector grew by 14.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 8.8 per cent over a similar period in 2015.   Construction loans to the sector grew by Sh22 billion (or 28 per cent) from Sh79 billion to Sh101 billion during.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th January 2016

Chinese-Built Roads Ease Travels in Kenya

 Thanks to the Thika Superhighway completed by Chinese three years ago, travels have become much more comfortable.   The 50 km road is Kenya's first superhighway and one of the most modern pieces of road infrastructure in East and Central Africa.   The highway is seen as strategic to Kenya's economy as it connects Nairobi to the fertile central highlands.   Ever since the opening of the highway, people like Muriuki.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th January 2016

Kenya looks to China for further infrastructure and financial development in 2016

 As 2015 ends, Kenyans have a basketful of expectations in the coming year from the Chinese, who have touched their lives in different sectors.   From infrastructure to technology, Kenyans expect the Chinese to continue investing in the country, and even do more projects than they did in 2015.   Bernard Mositet, a government worker, noted Tuesday that the construction of the standard gauge railway by the Chinese brought hope.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th January 2016

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