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Chinese investments in Kenya hit Sh663bn, FM Wang says

Wang said the Chinese investments and commitments to Kenya in the last three years were mainly in infrastructure and the establishment of industrial parks in Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi.   “It is our hope that mega projects like the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will leverage Kenya’s position as a regional trade and investment hub,” Wang said.   The Chinese Foreign Minister said he was pleased that the SGR has.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

CS Kazungu eyes 10% GDP growth after new mining sector rules

The Mining ministry is working on a 20-year strategy to leapfrog its gross domestic product contribution from one per cent to at least 10 per cent by 2030.   CS Dan Kazungu said passing the Minerals and Mining Policy and assenting Mining Bill 2016 into law set the ball rolling.   "The new law and policy position Kenya towards the path of being the most attractive destination for mineral investment in Africa and enhances the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

China is Kenya's trustworthy development partner: FM

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday here that China is Kenya's trustworthy partner as the East African country endeavors to achieve economic prosperity.   Wang made the remarks while meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed, and both sides pledged to further deepen bilateral practical cooperation.   China and Kenya have enjoyed the advantage of high-level political mutual trust and strong economic.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

Mining ministry to set up fresh licensing board

The government is setting up a Mineral Rights Board to replace the current licensing advisory committee, as it embarks on implementing the new Mining Act.   Mining Cabinet secretary Dan Kazungu yesterday said the board will oversee licensing and leasing, and is expected to reduce the time taken to process an application via the newly launched mining register portal.   “We are perfecting this on an online platform to make sure.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

Chinese-built railways in Africa become model of cooperation: FM

Railway lines built by Chinese firms in African countries are becoming a model of China-Africa cooperation in industrial capacity, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his visit to Kenya on Wednesday.   Wang cited the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line as an example during a joint press conference with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed after their talks and a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.   The railway line, funded by.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

Kenya among top UN suppliers, got Sh44bn

Kenya was among the top 10 suppliers of goods and services to the UN last year, raking in Sh43.9 billion in these deals, a new report shows.   The country emerged the top African supplier to the global organisation, accounting for 2.5 per cent of the total procurement volume.   The report – Annual Statistical Reporting – states Kenya supplied goods worth Sh13.9 billion and services worth Sh30.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th August 2016

Feature: Kenyan farmer uses music to boost milk production

A Kenyan dairy farmer has devised a unique method of using entertainment to make his cows produce more milk.   Arnold Njau, who hails from Nakuru county in northwestern Kenya, came up this bold move and introduced TV sets in the cow shed to keep the animals entertained throughout the day and night in order to boost production after research showed the act is a possibility.   "Just as human beings, cows too get bored and need.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Improving patient access to kidney transplantation

 The government is partnering with Kenya Renal Association to device a programme that will increase the country’s capacity to conduct daily kidney transplants.   The joint venture programme which will be rolled out before the end of the year is expected to reduce the cost of treatment to save many Kenyans who have been seeking the services overseas.     A working group will meet next month to develop the programme.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Health ministry launches a new strategy for Ear and Hearing care

NAIROBI, Kenya, 5 August 2016 – Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu today launched the first National Strategy for Ear and Hearing Care, focusing the nation on a long-neglected problem. During the launch the CS noted that ear and hearing care has become more important today, due to the rising burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. He noted that ear disease is one of the non-communicable conditions that affect a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Ethiopia: Road Development Advancing Economic Growth - Premier

For the last two decades the government devoted its finance,time and human resources for road construction and tremendous results have been achieved. The double digit economic growth also attributed to the road and transport sector development though much remains to be done.   Inaugurating the 28.1-kms Lebu-Akaki- IT Park Goro road connecting the city with Addis-Adama Expressway yesterday, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said that.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Rwanda: Farmers Tipped On Modern Agric Practices to Spur Horticulture Output

Local horticulture producers have been encouraged to embrace modern farming practices, like irrigation and use of fertilisers to enhance their production and household income.   "Farmers should embrace modern farming methods, including mechanisation, irrigation, fertiliser application, crop rotation, and plant improved seeds to enhance output and their earnings," Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, the Minister for Agriculture and Animal.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Tanzania: 35 Billion/ - Project to End Water Woes in Mwanza

Mwanza — Implementation of 14.5 million Euro (about 35bn/-) water project will soon start in Mwanza's Ilemela Municipality under the European Investment Bank funding. Ilemela Municipal Director John Wanga said here over the weekend that the project, upon completion, will help to address water woes currently facing some parts of the municipality. The director was speaking at a full council meeting, which among other things, aimed at.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

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