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Global Recognition for the Rwandan Sustainable Mobility Providers

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) and Ampersand have been listed among Africa's most promising climate and clean energy inventors lined up for the 2020 Ashden Awards.The Ashden Awards recognize the most exciting climate action solutions being implemented around the world.This year, a total of 44 nominees have been declared, comprising of cities and organisations that are working on the climate crisis with practical actions.Ashden.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 13th February 2020

Kenya to construct four waterfronts in the Coast, Western and Rift Valley regions to boost tourism

The government of Kenya is planning to construct four waterfronts in Western and Rift Valley regions, and along various water bodies in the coast said by Tourism CS Najib Balala. The big move comes intending to increase tourism in particular regions along with the country as a whole. Balala said that the government of Kenya has set aside funds for the planned projects after the completion of Mama Ngina waterfront in Mombasa County. Mombassa.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th February 2020

USD 751 million East African Coastal Corridor development project beginning its construction process soon

The process of constructing 460 km Coastline Transnational Highway in Kenya has officially begun by the National Highway Authority (KeNHA) of Kenya. The authority has rolled the tender for a part of the project that includes 13.5 km Mombasa - Mtwapa road, and the 40.4 km Mtwapa - Kwa Kadzengo - Kilifi road in an advertisement. The Mombasa - Mtwapa section includes the construction of four-lane dual carriageway, stormwater drains, service.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th February 2020

Kenya to Export 400,000 Barrels/Year Crude till Turkana Project Kick Off

Kenya plans to export two crude cargoes a year under the early oil pilot scheme up to late-2023, when first oil from the major Turkana oil development is projected to come online, Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau told S&P Global Plats in a telephone interview earlier last month."We aim to export some 400,000 barrels of crude annually beginning with the financial year 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23," he said. "We want a rigorous.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 5th February 2020

Addis Ababa Glass & Bottle Share Company Aiming To Triple Its Container Glass Manufacturing Capacity

Addis Ababa Glass and Bottle Share Company, an Ethiopian glass container manufacturing company aim to increase capacity from its current 80 tons per day to 240 tons per day by 2022. Addis Glass is a container glass packaging producer which uses electric melting technology. It has gained from Ethiopia’s competitive electricity prices. As part of its attentive process, the private equity player approached the UK based glass.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th February 2020

Unilever EA Launched Its First Fully Recyclable Plastic Packaging For Sunlight Scouring Powder In Kenya

Made using 100 percent recycled malleable materials, Unilever East Africa has launched its first fully recyclable plastic packaging Sunlight Scouring powder. The launch which is symbolic in closing the post-consumer recyclate loop marks a major step and pioneer example in creating a fully circular plastic economy for the Kenyan industry. Developed as part of a partnership with waste management service provider Green Africa Trading.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th February 2020

Marathon Motors launches three new locally assembled Hyundai models

Established just about a decade ago, as importers and distributors of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles and parts in Ethiopia, Marathon imports around 500 to 600 cars each year and presently has the capacity to assemble 10,000 cars annually and introduce 12 new models.Marathon Motors is not the only single assembler of South Korean made vehicles in Ethiopia. There are overall 19 companies that are registered at the Ministry of Trade.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st January 2020

Ethiopian Council Of Ministers To Establish An Artificial Intelligence Research & Development Center

Ethiopia is all set up to start AI research center. The decision calls for "a favourable environment for beginner developers and startups working in the artificial intelligence sector." This was the latest of a series of steps taken by Ethiopia, Africa's second populous nation with a population of about 107 million, to step up AI research and development in certain and advance information and Communications technology (ICT) in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st January 2020

Kenya - Plans Are Underway For The Launch Of A Loan Facility Targeting SMEs In The Country

Principal Secretary of Industrialization, Francis Owino at an event with President Uhuru Kenyatta, said the new service, which will be launched by the National Treasury, is expected to allow SMEs access more capital and address the challenge they face when starting their businesses. The new MSE’s policy is expected to address challenges in areas that has limited access to finance particularly for start-ups. The PS was speaking during.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st January 2020

African partnerships strengthen Deep Casing Tools’ global footprint

Deep Casing Tools (DCT), the UK-based Oil and Gas Technology development company, has confirmed the employment of 2 agents as part of its strategic development plans in Africa.DCT has selected Africa Oilwell Technology, an Oilfield Services Company, as its partner in Cameroon, Angola,Democratic Republic of Congo , Republic of Congo, Gabon and South Africa. Meanwhile, Omasup Energy Services one of the oil and gas services company, has been.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th January 2020

The Global Fund Agency Helps Kenya Fight HIV/Aids, Tb And Maleria

The Global Fund agency helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024. The organization's suggestions to Kenya on how to improve the programs are supported by experts. Global Fund wants Kenya to step up activities for preventing HIV, TB, and malaria, strengthen health and community systems and ensure extra efforts are put in place to take care of vulnerable people. It.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd January 2020

Tanzania - SMEs To Invest In Nutrition Business

Small businesses have been encouraged to do more business in matters that focus on nutrition that besides making profits it is also important in terms of health for the general population. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Country Director, Enock Msinguzi, told participants of Lishe Accelerator II over the weekend that innovation is crucial for any business model to succeed and that the same goes for nutrition. He also said.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd January 2020



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