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President Kagame Sees Scope For Growth In Rwanda

 The Rwandan economy could expand to 6 percent in 2017 and a further 7 percent in the following year, according to President Paul Kagame.    This growth could be credited to domestic demand and better commodity pricing.    The economic index of Rwanda is projected to experience a rapid rise this year and the year after that follows as industries such as tourism, mining and financial services grow.   The rate of expansion is set to rise from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th November 2017

$16 Million Tantalum Plant to be developed in Rwanda

 Rwanda will soon begin exporting refined tantalum products around the globe in the coming 12 months, following a huge deal to build a $16 million manufacturing plant in the country.   Rwanda produces 50 percent of the global supply of tantalum and remains the biggest exporter of the product.   PLG Plc, a Malta-based company dealing in integrated metallic science materials with operations in Europe has recently signed off on a deal with Rwanda to build a new plant.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th November 2017

Hyacinth Power Plant to be constructed by Local Kenyan Firm

 An eight-megawatt power plant is to be built in Homa Bay County by a local firm using water hyacinth from Lake Victoria.   The company Homa Bay Biogas One Ltd is awaiting permission from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to move forward with the plant. The company hopes to utilize the waterweed that regularly engulfs the lake and use it transform it to biogas.      “Homa Bay Biogas One Ltd will make an application on November 23 for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th November 2017

Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy in Tanzania

 The Ministry of Energy is exploring the possibility of having a tax exemption on renewable energy with the Ministry of Finance and Planning as a means of attracting more investments into the sector.   According to a recent report, to meet the goal of achieving 100% renewable energy, an investment of $160 billion will be required. After including investments in replacements after the expiry of its economic lifetime, the cost incurred will be close to a mammoth $5 billion.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th November 2017

Chunya District Opts for Cashew Nut Discards Tobacco

In the aftermath of decreasing tobacco prices and subsequent increase in environmental damage, the Chunya District Council in Mbeya region has started cultivating cashew nuts to strengthen farmers’ earnings. To realize the plan, cashew nut is to be grown on over 100 hectares and 250 farmers will profit from the product in the first phase.   Mr. Agustino Ndelwa, Acting District Agriculture Officer while meeting with District Commissioner Ms. Rehema Madusa talked about the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th November 2017

After 2 Years, Chinese Medical Team Departs from Tanzania

After two years of their mission to serve rural and urban Tanzanians, the visiting 24th China Medical Team was bid a heartfelt adieu on Friday in Dar es Salaam. The team achieved serving over 20,000 Tanzanians while also donating medicines and equipment worth 125 million. Ummy Mwalimu, the Tanzanian Health, Community Development, Gender, Children and Elderly Minister spoke on behalf of the government during the farewell party at the Chinese Embassy. She lauded the team’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th November 2017

Avocado Market to Help Propel Kenya's Food Security

 The Kenyan government has identified avocado and sweet potatoes as two very important crops for food security, proper nutrition and trade expansion. These crops not only provide vital nutrients for good health, they could also fetch Kenyan farmers billions of shillings as the government works towards a better exportation program.  This comes in the wake of the nation’s struggle to stabilize the production of maize, after recent troubles with fall army worm.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th November 2017

Boost to Kenyan Horticulture by Elgon Kenya-Dudutech Pact

The deal is struck between Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provider Dudutech and agro input company Elgon Kenya. Through this pact, Elgon will distribute Dudutech’s products that are acclaimed worldwide. This agreement is thought of as transformative in the horticultural industry of Kenya. Recording an average growth of 15% to 20% annually, the horticultural category within the agricultural sector is the most flourishing industry. This category directly employs Kenya’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 2nd November 2017

SunCulture Launches Solar-Powered Water Pump In Kenya

 SunCulture the company from Africa, launched a solar-powered water pump in Kenya designed to offer smallholder farmers low cost solution to unreliable rainfall and lack of access to grid electricity.   SunCulture said the RainMaker, a new internet-connected solar water pump system, targets mass market of underserved smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.   Samir Ibrahim the firm’s CEO said most small holder farmers in Africa were only one bad.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st November 2017

BILL GATES SUPPORT FOR CERVICAL CANCER IN TANZANIA CONCLUDES

 Access to screening services available at prevailing family planning clinics increases, as cervical cancer cases grow. Anil Tambay, Maries Stopes Tanzania Country Director stated in Dar es Salaam to mark the conclusion of the cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy project by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   He remarked that such family planning programmes were “natural entry points” for prevention initiatives as both cervical cancer.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th November 2017

Kenya Among Those to Lend Support To Somalia

 The Government of Kenya has made a donation of an assortment of medical supplies to the Federal Government of Somalia to aid and treat all those affected by the recent bombings in Mogadishu by the terror outfit Al-Shabaab.   The supplies were transported by air from Kenya to the Federal Minister of Health and Social Services, Fawziya Abikar. The mayor of Mogadishu, Thabit Abdi Mohamed was also present to receive the consignment.    The attack was widely.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st November 2017

Zarara To Begin Lamu Offshore Drilling

 NEMA has given a British oil and gas firm the green light to start Sh16.4 billion drilling for commercial gas on Pate Island, Lamu county.   The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has cleared Zarara Oil and Gas Ltd to start drilling one of two wells believed to contain huge natural gas deposit on the archipelago.   Mr. Salim Ahmed Bashir - Lamu County Nema director of environment - confirmed that Zarara has been licensed to undertake the drilling.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st November 2017



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