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Better Age Identification in Africa through Teeth Examination

For many rural African populations, information on uncompromised improvement and development variation is missing, and analysts normally look at development in the population of interest to standards that are planned for European or US kids. Be that as it may, analysts from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg think evaluating teeth could be a significantly more precise approach to decide the age of children in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

$40m Coltan Plant in Tanzania to boost mineral production

 The government officials as well as AB Minerals and Destiny Minerals and Agriculture Consultant (DMAC) representatives met here recently to discuss a project for a plant that will be constructed in Dar es Salaam to add value to tantalum and niobium. It is known that Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria will be major importers of the minerals as they are major producers of tantalum and niobium in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th March 2018

Mercury-Free Dentistry Campaign Shifts Focus to Africa

A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world Attorney and President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Mr. Charlie Brown, who is heading the campaign was quoted saying, “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Much needed shine with solar campaign in East Africa

World Bank-IFC have created a new campaign, called “shine with solar”, it is the complete deal” (Ngaa na Sola – Ndo Mpango Mzima) to raise consumer awareness about the advantages of modern quality solar off-grid lighting. The program has been designed to provide the right information and help people make the right decisions regarding solar energy generation. It will also offer consumers a wide range of products that meet.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th July 2018

Lighting solution provided to 500,000 people in East Africa

In a statement regarding the recent achievements, Thomas Gottschalk, the Mobisol founder and CEO, said: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone to electrify half a million people in rural East Africa. But it does not end here, our vision is to help make poverty history by providing sustainable and affordable energy solutions to 20 million people by 2023 and, ultimately to show the world that a cleaner, non-fossil fuel.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd March 2018

Double Decker Buses Come to Ethiopia

 Ethiopia will have Double-Decker buses to be used for public transport for the first time. The 50 buses which were ordered by the Addis Ababa City Administration will have 80 seated passengers and up to 60 standing. They are assembled in Bishoftu by the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC). The buses are three meters high and eight meters long.   The design of the high capacity buses, which promise opportunities for local.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

USD 40 Billion potential saving with smart investments

Shifting to more efficient appliances and air conditioners can take more than a decade for the existing stock to turn over, or for the switch to electric cars which will take even longer, installation of more energy efficient lighting can happen far more quickly as the old incandescent bulbs burn out within a year or two.   15 percent of all worldwide electricity use goes into lighting and there are several billion sockets around the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Uber in Kenya along with AAK to promote safe driving

 Uber has proposed a series of Safety information sessions for partner drivers across Middle-East and Africa, partnering with Road Safety experts and Police representatives, to plan and offer Safety tips for drivers and also give them an opportunity to talk about personal and road safety challenges with topic specialists. Uber in Kenya, collaborating with Automotive Association of Kenya (AAK) has proposed a series of 30 Driver’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Encouraged by positive drilling outcomes of gold expansion, Ortac optimistic

 Significant mineralisation intersection at the Casa mining project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was reported by the Aim-listed Ortac Resources on Thursday The new gold assay results emerged from the expansion and infill drill programme currently under way at its Akyanga gold deposit and show 8.70 m at 3.90 g/t gold from 98.40 m, including 2.80 m at 10.62 g/t gold from 100.20 m, and 27.50 m at 2.86 g/t gold from 110.60.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd February 2018

New technology to assist with cable-theft detection in mines

 New designs of electronic protection and control relays as well as cable-theft detection, in diverse industries, including ventilation and cooling applications in mining and quarrying have been introduced by Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s Proloc and ProBeck. The relays can also be used in the electrification, municipal, water and wastewater, chemicals, petrochemicals and general engineering.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd December 2017

East Africa- First Waste-To-Energy Plant to be Introduced in Ethiopia

The Reppie thermal plant is being built in Ethiopia’s capital which will be commissioned by the beginning of 2018. It will incinerate approximately 1,400 tonnes of waste. This represents 80 percent of the city’s waste generation, accounting for 400,000 tonnes per year.   This means that the power plant will provide electricity to 30 percent of its household electricity needs.   Waste-to-energy incineration plants.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd December 2017

Timber industry in South Africa plans for a positive future

Government experts are mulling over all possible options to ensure revival and strengthening of the sector. The years to come will see increased efficiency and productivity.  The medium-term outlook for the timber industry is under pressure while the short-term outlook for South Africa’s timber industry looks promising, with positive supply and demand figures. As the total area under plantation in South Africa is not expanding in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th February 2019



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