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EAC To Promote The Textiles And Apparels Sector In East Africa

The 39th Council which was chaired by Rwanda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and East African Community Affairs, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, was attended by line Ministers from all the EAC Partner States and EAC Executives. EAC Council of Ministers has approved the Final Draft Cotton, Textiles and Apparels (CTA) Strategy and its Implementation Roadmap.  The strategy whose vision is to have “An.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 12th December 2019

Cars45 expands into Ghana and Kenya multi-billion dollar African used car market

Cars45 plans to break into African used car market, a multi-billion dollar market with its tech-enabled marketplace.In order to tap into the $45 billion Africa automotive retail sector, Cars45 has launched operations in Kenya and Ghana. The Nigerian automotive tech-enabled platform stated that plans are at top gear to upsurge its footprint in the countries by inaugurating centers across the cities.Remarking on the expansion, Etop Ikpe, CEO and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 12th December 2019

Murang'a Substation at Completion Stage: Kenya

Construction of the Murang'a substation in Kenya nears completion. Kenya Power Company (KPC) Manager, Eng. Harrison Kamau, confirmed the report and said that the project will be completed and equiped for commissioning by end of December.The 7.5MVA substation aims to strengthen power supply in Murang’a. It is being subsidized at Kenya Power Company (KPC) at a cost of US $3m. At present it is at 65% completion. It is projected to boost power.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 16th December 2019

Turkish Dentists Are Offering Free Dental Care In Kenya

A partnership between Turkey and Kenya aimed at promoting oral care. Turkish dentists are offering free dental care and promoting oral hygiene awareness in Kenya. Turkish Representative to Kenya Ahmet Cemil Miroğlu and Lamu Governor Fahim Yasin Twaha visited the dental health camp, witnessing first and the hundreds who were treated.         Miroglu and Twaha conveyed their satisfaction with the services being.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 11th December 2019

Legero Lighting India Pvt Ltd to Promote Their Lighting Products at Lightexpo Ethiopia 2020.

Legero Lighting India Pvt Ltd recently has signed up as an exhibitor at the Ethiopia's mega event Lightexpo 2020.The lighting industry in Africa is on a globalization drive, providing the African consumers with a variety of lighting products sourced domestically as well as internationally. In the context of the reduced import duty, this globalization drive is further gaining momentum.Legero Lighting India Pvt Ltd was established in 2009 in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 4th December 2019

400kV Konza-Isinya Power Line to be constructed by Chinese Firm

China Aerospace Construction Group has disclosed construction of a 40-km 400kV Konza-Isinya transmission line, which will power Konza City as well as Kajiado, Makueni, and Machakos counties.The project, which is being contracted in partnership with Kenya’s ministry of energy, is focused to ensure constant supply of power for the proposed smart city located in Machakos.The Konza-Isinya transmission line, whose cost is yet to be published, is.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 4th December 2019

The Electricity Initiative Touches 70 mln People

Power Africa, a five-year American presidential initiative introduced by former President Barack Obama, has actively created 15 million new electrical connections bringing electricity to 70 million people.The US government-led initiative that aims to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched in 2013. It has a goal to add 30,000 megawatts of new power generation and 60 million new electrical connections by 2030. From a total.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 3rd December 2019

Ethiopia to upgrade Gilgel Gibe II power plant

Ethiopia has announced plans to upgrade certain equipment at the Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power plant after a successful conference held in Berlin, the German capital. Voith Hydro East Africa, the subsidiary of the German company Voith Hydro, has been chosen by the Ethiopian authorities to undertake the major project. The contract was signed in Berlin by Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Power and Mark.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd December 2019

Uganda and Rwanda lead East Africa in switch to electric cars

Uganda and Rwanda are running ahead of their East African neighbours in the global switch to electric motoring, whilst infrastructure inadequacies limit investments in the emerging sector. Both Kigali and Kampala have revealed electric vehicle assembly plants in the past two months, blazing the regional trail with Kenya and Tanzania only taking baby steps in the direction of embracing the new technology.Kiira Motors, Uganda’s state-owned.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd December 2019

Paper Bags Packaging Market Set To Expand During 2019-2025

Paper bags packaging have become the essential component of modern lifestyle and is projected to create substantial market in the coming years due to its eco-friendly nature.   Paper bags are multipurpose as well as cost efficient packaging method to preserve, protect and transport a wide array of products.  A paper bag is a bag made of paper, usually kraft paper. Paper bags are usually used as shopping bags, packaging, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd December 2019

Africa - SMEs To Benefit From Packaging Sector

Increasing investments in packaging in Africa will make small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the continent more competitive.   There is a growing participation of women in the packaging industry, both as entrepreneurs and as employees. In Africa, many women focus on the issues of quality.The packaging industry offers a wide range of possibilities for women. An evaluation is therefore fundamental to encourage their participation.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th November 2019

Kenya Bags Two Design Options for Lamu Crude Pipeline Project

Kenya has been presented with two designs for the Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline (LLCOP) with a price fluctuation of $122.2 million.British firm Wood Group Plc has concluded with the front end engineering design (FEED) that shows Kenya can chose for a pipeline with onshore storage facilities that would cost $1.2 billion to construct or one with floating storage facilities at a cost of $1.1 billion.In both ways, the designs show construction of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th November 2019



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