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Kenya Power Net Profit Rises to Sh7.4 Billion

Kenya Power has posted a 6 per cent increment in net profit to Sh7.43 billion for the year ended June 30.   Net earnings for the previous year stood at Sh6.99 billion.   The utility's jump in profits was supported by increased electricity sales and a review of the electricity tariff that became effective at the start of December 2013.   "Electricity sales grew by 5 per cent from 6,790 million units the previous year to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Exports Hit U.S $500 Million Mark

The country has so far exported 97,3 million kilogrammes of tobacco this year, up from 88,7 million kg over the same period last year, earning $500 million, statistics from the industry regulator show.   In its latest bulletin, Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) said Zimbabwe had exported 97,3 million kg of tobacco at an average price of $5,13 per kg compared to 88,7 million kg worth $471 million at $5,31 per kg last.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Kenya: Tullow, Africa Oil to Establish Pokot and Turkana Conservancies

Tullow Oil and Africa Oil on Wednesday signed a five-year grant agreement with Turkana and Pokot communities that will establish six community-run conservancies.   Tullow Kenya Country Manager Martin Mbogo said the agreement is part of Tullow's commitment to ensure host communities enjoy long-lasting benefits from the oil and gas investment, while ensuring the investment is well secured.   The pact will see Lokichar, Lochakula,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Construction of the Kenya-Ethiopia converter substation to commence

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) has announced that the construction of US$ 230m high voltage direct current Kenya-Ethiopia converter substation is now set to begin. A US$ 230m contract between KETRACO and a consortium of Siemens AG and Isolux Inginieria for the construction of the sub-station has already been signed. The project which will be constructed in Suswa is intended to create power lines that will link Kenya to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Kenya: NCA Sets Up Eleven Offices in Counties

The National Construction Authority has established 11 satellite offices countrywide to effectively deliver services.   NCA executive director Daniel Manduku said the regional offices will ease pressure in the Nairobi office.   The new offices are in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Kitui, Nyeri, Isiolo, Garissa, Kakamega and Kisii counties will serve the areas around them.   Speaking during a stakeholders meeting at the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Kenya: Hospital for Naivasha

 A South African company plans to build a referral hospital in Naivasha next year.   It will be built in the second phase of the Sh1.5 billion Naivasha Buffallo Mall starting in two months.   Spur Steak Ranches launched the mall yesterday in a ceremony attended by Naivasha MP John Kihagi.   Also to be put up are a new Chandarana Foodplus supermarket and new fashion outlets, including those of new international.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Turkey Expresses Desire to invest in Oil and gas fields in Sudan

The Turkish State has expressed desire to invest in the fields of gas and oil in Sudan . This came when the Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr . Mohammed Zaid Awad received, at his office, Wednesday, the Turkish Ambassador to Khartoum, describing the Sudanese-Turkish relations as progressing well, referring to the Turkish experience and technology in the fields of gas and oil . The Ambassador has affirmed his country's desire to invest in the fields.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Magnis Resources signs mineral development agreement with Tanzanian government

Tanzania - ASX-listed junior Magnis Resources has reached a 10 year agreement with the Tanzanian government on the terms of the mineral development agreement (MDA) for the Nachu Graphite project in Tanzania. An MDA is a mechanism within the Tanzania Mining Act of 2010 for the holders of a special mining licence (SML) to ensure the rights of both parties are fully defined and protected. While there are a number of commercial matters covered.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

AAMIG calls for increased Australian government focus on mining in Africa

The Australian government has been called on to take more notice of the nation’s important economic footprint in mining in Africa as well as in oil and gas. “Australia has a key role to play in helping Africa realise its mineral potential and contributing to the African Union’s Africa Mining Vision,” Australia Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) Chairman, Bill Turner, said in Perth on Monday. “Over the past.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

20 new Rwanda mining licences granted

20 new Rwanda mining licences grantedRwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources has granted 20 mining licences to qualified companies and cooperatives, among 29 approved by the cabinet. The remaining nine companies which did not make it to new ministerial orders will be awarded their Rwanda mining licences after complying with all the requirements. The minister of state in charge of mining, Honorable Evode Imena urged the mining.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Tanzania: Zanzibar Sugar Factory to Resume

  Zanzibar Sugar Factory Limited (ZSFL) at Mahonda, which has been out of production for the past four years is expected to resume operations writes ANDREW ZABLON Company officials said last week operations will start up again early next year.   "We are doing the rehabilitation work and by January next year we will in tourism income flowing to local economies, travel companies and airlines start production,"P. K. Nigam,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

Africa: Chinese Company Launches Joint Cement Venture With Local Company

 The Chinese company, Asian and African Business Management, has teamed up with a Namibian company, Whale Rock Cement, to set up a 350 million U.S. dollar cement plant.   A memorandum of understanding was signed in Windhoek Thursday between the two companies to kick start the project that will see the creation of 400 jobs.   The Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Xin Shunkang and the chairperson of the Asian and African Business.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2015

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