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ARM Cement in Kenya to adopt new cement production technology

Cement manufacturer ARM Cement in Kenya has announced that it will launch a new technology in the production of cement, a move that will significantly reduce the cost of  construction,the firm’s chief executive has announced. Speaking during a construction expo organised by Totally Concrete East Africa in collaboration with ARM Cement, chief executive Pradeep Paunrana said that the expensive technology in the production of cement.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 3rd November 2015


Canada-based oil and gas company Octant Energy Corp. has announced that it has entered into three agreements with subsidiary companies of cash strapped Afren PLC to acquire assets in the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania. Afren assets through its wholly owned subsidiary East Africa Exploration EAX include Kenya Block L17/L18, Kenya Block 1, and in Tanzania, the Tanga Block. The acquisition is important in the development.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

EU tasks government to tackle oil challenges

The European Union (EU) has requested Uganda to maximise opportunities and mitigate the negative impact of the oil and gas industry. A delegation of ambassadors from European countries visited Hoima District on Monday and Tuesday where they interfaced with oil company officials, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom officials, local communities and district officials. “As EU, we are sorry for what happened to you. This is an example of what should.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Tanzania: Kagera is Potential Investors’ Destination

He noted that Ngara was a strategic point, which borders four countries — Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and DRC – and, therefore, starting nickel mining would greatly help transform its economy. Addressing hundreds of Ngara residents recently, Mr Mongela noted that the presence of nickel puts the district at a vantage position due to the fact that when investment starts, a number of factories would also be put in place thus creating.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Ethiopia Exports Agricultural, Industrial Products to Senegal

Senegal has got into the list of Ethiopia's export destinations for flower and other semi-processed products, according to Hassen Abdulkadir, Ethiopian Ambassador to Senegal.   The Ambassador told ENA in Senegal that the export of cut flowers is in progress while activities are underway to expand export items. Next on the export list are leather and leather products as well as coffee.   Last year, Senegal received 60, 000 USD worth.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Egypt: First Coal-Operated Power Station to Be Established in March At U.S.$3 Billion

High-level sources in the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said that the ministry will sign with a UAE company a contract for establishing the first coal-operated power generating station in South Sinai next March.   The sources said that the ministry is currently finalizing the environmental studies and timetable of the project, where the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company will hold negotiations with the UAE company about.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Sasol is Set to Explore Oil Wells in Mozambique

Sasol's efforts to take advantage of Mozambique's significant oil and gas resources have paid off as the company is set to explore wells after two of its three applications in Mozambique's fifth Licensing Round were successful.   Sasol (70%, operator) and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) the state oil company, (30% carried interest) were awarded the onshore Area PT5-C, which is 3 012 square kilometres, adjacent to the Pande and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Ethiopia: Utilizing Agricultural Inputs for Bumping Up Productivity

Much has been said about the primordial stage of the nation's agriculture. It is a rain -fed one and vulnerable to an extreme weather condition. The farming system too has been an archaic one leaning on a small-scale. As compared to the trend in other developing countries, the utilization of agricultural inputs is not that heartening. The prevalent global warming and climate change challenges further aggravate the situation. The sector is a.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Ugandan farmers to benefit in $4m euro project

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) have launched a 4.5 euro multi-year project in Uganda to benefit more than 350,000 smallholder farmers using satellite data to improve production and marketing of three value chains-maize, soya beans and simsim. This is in collaboration with six other partners with support from the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs and will run from September 2015 to August 2018. While.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

East Africa: Investment and Migration Center-Stage

 Ethiopia is now ready to host a large number of investors from Germany and Europe.   Bilateral relations with emphasis on investment, creating jobs and migration issues in relation to the upcoming Valletta Summit took center-stage when FDRE President Dr. Mulatu Teshome hosted former German President Horst Köhler at the National Palace on Wednesday.   Dr. Mulatu told Köhler that Ethiopia is making structural shift.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

India to Help Boost Kenya Healthcare

 Indian companies will help set up specialist hospitals in Kenya to help save on costs incurred by Kenyans travelling abroad for treatment.   President Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to work together in the transfer of skills to strengthen Kenya's capacity to provide specialised health services, to lower the burden of seeking treatment abroad.   The two leaders spoke when they held bilateral talks.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

Kenya Improves in World Bank's Investment Destination List

 Kenya's ranking as an investment destination has improved, largely due to the introduction of Huduma Centres and a campaign to increase electricity connections.   Huduma Centres are one-stop shops where a wide array of government services are offered.   The World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index 2016 released Wednesday ranked Kenya as the third most improved nation in business regulatory reforms among 189.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd November 2015

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