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Mining Industry Pivotal to SA's Economic Growth

Johannesburg — Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the mining industry must work with government to achieve South Africa's economic growth objectives.   "We are aware that alone as government, without working with the stakeholders, we won't be able to do that," Minister Zwane said.   Speaking on Tuesday following a site visit to Harmony Gold Doornkop Mine, he said government wanted to grow South Africa,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Mozambique: Joint Venture to Mine Alluvial Gold

London — The British based company Xtract Resources has entered into a joint venture with Mineral Technologies International to develop an alluvial gold mine in the central Mozambican province of Manica.   A statement from Xtract released on Tuesday said that the two companies plan to begin gold production within six months and expect to extract 32,000 ounces of gold per year. The current price of gold is around 1,200 US dollars an.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Majwe Mining Extends Partnership

Jwaneng — The Ministry of Education and Skills Development initiated the adopt a school programme in 2011 to bring on board the private sector, individuals and the community in the provision of education. As a result, one company that immensely contributed to the education sector is Majwe Mining Joint Venture.   In 2013, the company adopted four primary schools and two junior secondary schools in Jwaneng and Mogale Junior Secondary.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Uganda: Shs20 Billion Fish Project Launched

Kabarole — Authorities in Kabarole District have launched a fish restocking project in selected crater lakes.   The project, which is being implemented in conjunction with FERDSULT Engineering Services Ltd, was launched on Saturday at Saaka Crater Lake in Kicwamba Sub-county.   The Kabarole LC5 chairperson, Mr Richard Rwabuhinga, said the project would cost Shs20 billion.   Mr Rwabuhinga said the project would create.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Kenya: Free Tractors, Seeds for Machakos Farmers

Some 1,000 farmers in all wards of Machakos county can take advantage of the free tractor programme.   Speaking when he launched the programme in Machakos town yesterday, Agriculture chief officer Nimrod Mbai said 38 tractors are ready for use.   He said in the next three weeks, all selected farmers will have their farms tilled in readiness for the El Nino rains.   Targeted areas are Masinga, Yatta, Mwala, Matungulu,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Nigeria: Securing Crude Oil With Drones

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised to deploy drones in fighting crude oil theft. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps perhaps, as a result of synergy with the NNPC, has been reported to have procured one to fight pipeline vandalism. It is certain that other agencies will find the machine invaluable in the days ahead. Some tips have been put together, in conjunction with a United Kingdom based drone expert,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Dar-Kenya trade scales East Africa high

 Addressing the Kenya’s National Assembly in the capital, Nairobi, President Kikwete said the growth in trade between the two countries demonstrated how much the two countries’ contribution is critical to the greater EAC integration agenda.   “I am told trade between our two countries accounts for over 80 to 90 per cent of trade in the EAC market. This demonstrates in no uncertain terms how much our two countries.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Kenya- Tanzania launch new road to improve Trade connectivity

 Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzania counterpart Jakaya Kikwete have heaped praise on the ongoing construction of 90KM Mwatate-Taveta road.   The two leaders said the road is in the East African Community programme of the developing missing links along the regional infrastructure corridor.   Speaking during the launch of the road, President Kenyatta said he is impressed with the progress being made saying it will.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Kenya is Tanzania’s leading trade partner

 Kenya is Tanzania’s leading trade partner in East Africa. This is according to Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.   During his address to the joint Parliamentary sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate on Tuesday, Kikwete said figures put trade between East African countries at 80 to 90 per cent, with Kenyan investments hitting USD 1.6 billion in 518 projects.   Also Read: President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Medical Center in Africa to be reconstructed with improved facilities

 The John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Liberia requires US$181m to reconstruct in a bid to give it original status before civil war erupted in the 1990s, Dr  Bernice Dahn the Minister of Health has said.   According to Dr Dahn, the ministry of health has been working tirelessly to restore and strengthen the primary health care services in Liberia.   She said investing in JFK will go a long way in providing.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

European Union boosts road construction in Ethiopia

The European Union (EU) has pledged 540 million Euros to boost road construction in Ethiopia especially in rural areas for the next five years. Mr Antonio Capone who is the infrastructure leader of EU delegation announced that the money will be used to continue what he referred to as “a remarkable expansion of road network in Ethiopia.” The country had 26,000km of roads in 1997 but as of last year it had 100,000km. He observed.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015

Google eyes share in Lake Turkana wind power construction project in Kenya

Information Technology giant Google has announced that it was buying 12.5 per cent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm that is the Lake Turkana Wind Power construction project in Kenya. The IT firm has agreed to purchase the stake in the wind farm project in Kenya from the project’s third-largest investor Vestas, when it becomes operational in 2018. Google is set to invest US$40,000 in Lake Turkana wind power construction.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd October 2015



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