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Medicine Manufacturing Firm Established in Gambia

Spanish investors have established a medicines manufacturing company in Brikama.   The company, called Toskani Pharma Gambia Limited, was initiated by one Velino Nalabarder, a Spanish national.   The company is currently manufacturing various medicine products, including bendroflumthiaside B.P 5MG, metoclopramide tablets B.P 4mg, dyrochlororhiized B.P 25mg, pyrimenthamine tablets B.P 25mg captopril tables B.P 25mg, and atenolol.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Zambia Launches Construction of China-Aided Hydro-Power Project

Zambia launched the construction of a China-aided major hydro-power project on Saturday, which will go a long way in boosting the country's electricity generation capacity.   The launch came after the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the two governments for the commencement works on the development of the 750 megawatts Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro-power project last month.   The hydropower plant - to be situated in southern.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Emergency Power Generation Earns Kengen Sh24.9 Million

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) earned Sh24.9 million for managing the most expensive form of energy in the country during the year to June 30.   The revenue is disclosed in KenGen's annual report for the period which also shows that the company earned Sh33.7 million for a similar activity last year.   According to KenGen's managing director Albert Mugo, the money was paid to KenGen for its role in assisting UK's.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Nestle Invests U.S $30 Million On Capex

Golden Sibanda Senior Business Reporter SWISS food giant, Nestle Zimbabwe, says it has invested $30 million over the past four years towards ramping up production capacity and enhancing efficiency.   Nestle South cluster manager Mr Ben Ndiaye, said the investment in capital operations was also a statement to affirm commitment to Zimbabwe.   Mr Ndiaye made the remarks in an interview after an event to hand a total of 100 dairy cows.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Pepsi Grabs Delta's Market Share

By publicly announcing plans to set up a Pepsi bottling plant in the capital two weeks ago and conducting a groundbreaking ceremony, a matchstick that could ignite a competition powder keg in Zimbabwe's beverages sector could have been lit.   All along Delta Beverages had wondered who was behind the Pepsi beverages that flooded the market. Now, they know.   The months prior to the groundbreaking ceremony, consumers had seen.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Meru County Allocates Sh1.69 Billion for Fish Farming Projects

Meru county government plans to channel at least Sh1.69 billion to promote fish farming.   Among the key target areas include establishment of a hatchery for warm fish fingerlings estimated to produce at least one million fingerlings annually, construction of demonstration fish ponds and mini fish feed processing machines.   According to Governor Peter Munya, the county government has already constructed two big trout farms in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Upbeat Paris climate talks will bear fruit in Africa

 UN sponsored climate talks got underway in France’s capital Paris this week with Africa’s top climate change negotiators upbeat that they will get a legally binding agreement this year.   Early ahead of the talks South African negotiators were not sure exactly how much money they want donors to put in to help developing countries adopt climate-friendly strategies.   A spokesman for South African President Jacob.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Ascension Properties in Africa embraces sustainable energy

 South African real estate firm Ascension Properties is installing its first solar photovoltaic (PV) in Cape Town in a bid to reap financial rewards of green energy over the long-term.   The move will see the use of the embedded generation scheme available in Cape Town to enable the solar installation to feed any surplus electricity, produced by the PV system, back into the municipal electrical grid.   “With our main.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

African city to embark on infrastructure construction

 The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is set to embark on infrastructure construction projects that will see houses refurbished, roads resurfaced and potholes fixed.   The Municipality will spend R99m on the projects with Magennis Street, being one of the projects receiving R25m set aside for its reconstruction.   Magennis Street renovation initiative will be used for the Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) buses if the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Kenya Ports Authority to construct new oil terminal

 The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) says the construction of a new oil terminal in Mombasa will start 2016 in a bid to give way for the relocation of the old Kipevu terminal and help in the expansion of the country’s petroleum handling and storage capacity by about 400% including loading facilities.   The relocation of the oil terminal will be overseen by a Danish consultancy firm, NIRAS.   Kenya Ports Authority Managing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 2nd December 2015

Mozambique to Expand Gas Pipeline to SA

The Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (Rompco), a joint venture between Sasol, Companhia Mocambiçana de Gasoduto and South African Gas Development Company (iGas), plans to expand the 865km gas pipeline that transports gas from Mozambique to South Africa.   The US$210m expansion entails the installation of a pipeline parallel to the existing one from scraper station 1 (STS1), which is about 128km from the Central.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st December 2015

Nigeria: Bajaj Introduces New Tricycle Into Market

Lagos — Tricycle manufacturing company, Bajaj Auto Ltd and its partner, DAG Motorcycles has launched a new model to be known as Bajaj RE 'Keke,' which will deliver superior performance to customers.   "The new Bajaj RE is a model that is extensively tested and engineered to deliver superior performance and durability. It has an engine which is optimised to deliver superior power and torque, superior engine cooling and very low.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st December 2015

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