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Geothermal energy in Kenya boosts its export to Tanzania,Uganda

 Electricity Utility firm Kenya Power which owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in Kenya has announced that it has almost doubled its electricity exports to Uganda and Tanzania since it increased generation of geothermal energy in Kenya national grid.   Official data reveals that the electricity distributor sold 46.6 million units (kilowatt hours) to the two countries last year, up from 26.9.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th February 2016

More solar power for Africa

Solar energy projects are to provide 18,000 to 22,000 MW of additional power in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Another 11,000 to 14,000 MW will come from new projects involving solar, geothermal, wind, hydroelectric and natural gas, as well as a few thousand more megawatts from making existing power supplies more efficient, mentions a report from USAID. Solar energy projects are becoming easier to implement as people aren't just getting two.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th February 2016

Construction sector in East Africa booms

 A quick survey across the city of Kigali indicates that the construction sector in Rwanda is booming. But it is the high demand in the real estate sector that has been  exacerbated by a growing middle class in the country that gives stakeholders sleepless nights.   Patrick Sebatigita, CEO of Ujenge Group-a construction company says that the construction sector boom in Rwanda had taken a significant chunk of the GDP, various.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th February 2016

Kenyan capital ranked largest mall developer in sub-Saharan Africa

 Kenya’s capital Nairobi is the leading shopping mall developer in sub-Saharan Africa a survey by real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank has shown.   The Shop Africa 2016 report which is the first review of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa revealed that Nairobi is the top city with the largest shopping centre development with approximately 470,000 square metres of shopping centre space in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th February 2016

Obama signs Power Africa initiative into law

 President Barrack Obama has signed into law the Power Africa deal a move aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. This measure has been widely supported as it is a game-changer in saving lives and accelerating growth on the continent.   The Electrify Africa Act leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to about 50 million people who live in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th February 2016

US$ 300m Kigali Convention Centre constructed in East Africa set to open

 The multi-million Kigali Convention centre in Rwanda’s capital is set to be officially opened in June this year; this is according to Ultimate Concepts Limited (UCL) who owns the project.   Kigali Convention Centre which is anticipated to be a hub of a lot of services in East African Community will further host the 27th African Union Summit and this will be its maiden major event, several other events have also been scheduled.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th February 2016

East Africa begins constructing grain silos countrywide

 Uganda has began constructing grain silos countrywide to help in the maintaining of good grain standards, the Grain Council of Uganda has announced. The project is supported by Trade Mark East Africa.   The Executive Director of the grain council of Uganda, Wilfred Tembo confirmed the news and said that the silos will be able to cater for approximately 200,000 kg of grain and is intended to serve close to 10, 000 farmers.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th February 2016

African Manufacturers to generate 13,223.67MW of power

 About 13,223.67MW of power will be generated by the Nigerian manufacturers. This is according to Deutsche Zusammenarbeit (GZ) and the Nigerian Energy Support Programme.   According to the survey report titled Survey of Power Demand and Energy Consumption in the Industrial Sector in Nigeria, manufacturers alone have the capacity to produce such enormous MW electricity. The report had been presented in Lagos and funded by the European.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th February 2016

US firm adds 29MW geothermal power to Kenya’s grid

 A US firm Ormat Technologies has injected 29MW of geothermal power to Kenya’s grid within Olkaria III complex  increasing its total capacity to 139MW.   Ormat CEO, Isaac Angel confirmed the reports and said that it had reached the commercial operation phase of plant 4 with Kenya Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement which adds 29MW of geothermal power for Kenyans.   “With the commissioning of plant.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th February 2016

China to Construct hydroelectric power stations in Africa

 The Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), a Chinese base company specializing in the construction of hydroelectric power stations plans to construct two  hydroelectric power stations in Gabon.   Besides constructing 3 Gorges Dam in China, the power company is renowned corporation for constructing the largest hydroelectric dam in the world in terms of production capacity   The Chinese firm delegation have already met up with.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2016

BIA and Cummins extend partnership in Africa

 BIA, a Belgium-based company, is now the official distributor of a select range of Cummins’ products in Congo, DR Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire QSK95The Cummins QSK95 Series generator has a high-horsepower engine (from 3500 to 4375 kVA)  This is especially noteworthy, considering the limited levels of industrialisation towards the western parts of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2016

Africa: AU in Plans to Set Up Free Trade Area

 The African Union's Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Acyl has called for structural transformation to create jobs that will improve the wellbeing of the African people.   Ms Acyl, who was speaking at a meeting in Addis last week, before the African Union summit, said the backbone of the AU's industrial transformation plan is the African Mining Vision, and the creation of a Continental Free Trade Area.   The mining.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th February 2016



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