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Hyundai set to return to East Africa

 Hyundai Motors abandoned the EA market a decade ago, but is now looking to return. The company’s Regional Marketing Director Sam Lee says that while “Hyundai has been absent from East African roads for over a decade”, they now “consider the region as a significant market and will be making strategic investments to make Hyundai cars the leading models in the region.”   Hyundai will reportedly be making a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015


Production volumes to the new transnational pipeline in October to production facilities at Madimba, the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam pipeline and the Kinyerezi Gas Receiving Facility stood at 33 mmscf/day. This is from three of the five existing gas wells at Mnazi Bay that have been successfully brought on-stream with the fourth well expected to be tied in during the month of November 2015 and the fifth well is expected to be tied in and ready to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015


Block L6 operator Dubai based Milio International is in the process of planning for the seismic acquisition  and is currently coordinating with local authorities according to JV partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas. This is part of a farm-out agreement where Milio negotiated entry into the onshore area of block L6 in Kenya to earn a 60% interest in exchange for a 2D seismic programme of not less than 1,000km2, drilling and testing of an.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015

Mobius Motors to deliver Africa’s cheapest car

 Nairobi-based Mobius Motors recently announced and started pre-selling its Mobius II model, which will offer drivers a highly robust vehicle capable of tackling Africa’s rough rural terrain and will, importantly, be the most affordable SUV on the market, selling for around US$11,000 (other new models usually sell for about US$23,000). It achieves this price by offering a simplified design, with non-essentials such as air-con,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015

Construction of phase two of gas project in Africa gets funding from Chinese firm

 Chinese firm Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation has offered to finance the construction of phase II of gas project in Ghana.   The giant Chinese Oil Company has confirmed its capability to finance and ensure early completion of the gas project in Ghana.   For about 352 days, the company has helped the country to produce and process natural gas of 532million cubic metres; Liquified Petroleum Gas of 71,330.65.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015

Construction of wind power projects in Africa receives AfDB support

 The construction of wind power projects in Egypt has received a major boost after African Development Bank (AfDB) agreed to extend a loan of US$50 towards the projects. The project will be constructed by Egyptian-Emirati  company.   AFDB says it will finance Egypt’s share in the first Egyptian-Emirati project to generate electricity from wind power. The loan will be given to New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) that.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th November 2015


The pace and efficiency of import cargo clearance at the various ports of entry is expected to improve following a move by the government to expand the list of goods inspected at the point of origin before shipment into the country. “Having more goods in the pre-shipment inspection arrangement is good for us because we will have lesser work here in terms of inspection. Goods shall be certified at the point of origin and shall only make.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

Kenya shrugs off Uganda plan to build oil pipeline through Tanzania

Kenya has shrugged off fears over a decision by neighbouring Uganda to consider building a crude oil pipeline through Tanzania. Kenya brushed aside concerns that Uganda’s plan, if it proves cheaper than the alternatives, would scuttle its infrastructural plans for its own oil pipeline. Acting Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told the Nation on Wednesday that while Kenya is “keenly keeping a close watch on the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

Aisin Original Parts Manufacturer Enters Nigeria Market

Aisin, world renowned original auto equipment manufacturers, OM, has introduced its range of products into the Nigerian market with a mission to rid the nation's auto market of fake vehicle spare parts, and promote safe driving culture in the country.   Aisin is a world leading auto spare parts supplier to renowned automobile manufacturing companies across the world, especially the Japanese including Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi among.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

Namibia: Stevens Trading Opens Garment Factory in Okahandja

Stevens Trading and Manufacturing, which produces safety-wear and corporate clothing, on Monday opened a new garment factory in Okahandja to compliment their already existing factory in Swakopmund, their retail outlet in Ongwediva and their headquarters in Windhoek.   The husband and wife team of Lukas and Natalie Steven invested approximately N$750 000 into the new facility in Okahandja, and also received about N$200 000 worth of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

Ethiopia: Increasing Livestock GDP Contribution

Livestock Development and Fishery Minister Silesh Getahun said one of the means for achieving its mission is boosting agricultural production and productivity in which livestock and fisheries are one and the most.   Not policy, strategic or plan issues that hinders the country not able to use from the sector and contribute much for the over all to the Gross Domestic Product(GDP).   Although Ethiopia is endowed with a huge livestock.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

Nigeria: Argentinians Expresses Interest in Agriculture

Abuja — INVESTORS from Argentina have indicated interest in investing in North-Western Nigeria Kano State 's agricultural sector.   The country's envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Gustavo Dzugala, expressed the interest during a visit to the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.   Dzugala said a team of agronomists and agricultural engineers from the South American country would soon visit the state for assessments.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th November 2015

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