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Rwandan Products Well Received at Singapore International Expo

Rwandan products; coffee and tea featured at the just concluded 2017 International Coffee and Tea Expo that was staged in Singapore between March 2 and 4   According to a statement from the Rwandan High Commission in Singapore, the expo was held alongside the Sweets and Bakes Expo 2017 in which honey produced in Rwanda was showcased.   "In a booth managed by the High Commission, a variety of Rwandan coffee and tea were exhibited and tasting samples offered to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th March 2017

East Africa: Construction of $600 Million Transnational Highway to Begin Soon

Study for the proposed multinational highway which will link the East African Coastline treading Kenya and Tanzania from Mombasa to Bagamoyo, has been completed.   East African Community (EAC) is finalising plans for the transnational highway, which measures 450 kilometre-long, and expected to cost 600 million US dollars (over 1.2tri/-).   The highway moves from Malindi, through Mombasa and Lunga Lunga on the Kenyan side, before crossing into Tanzania (Tanga), through.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th March 2017

Kenya: $146 Million Allotted for Malindi Airport Expansion Works

Malindi Airport will get an allotment of US $ 146 million in the 2017/2018 fiscal year to execute the current expansion works of the facility to global Standards, parliamentary committee on transport and housing said last week.   The parliamentary committee said the airport received US$ 4.2 million in this fiscal year which ends in June.   Kenya Airports Authority has estimated the grand expansion plans of the airport shall cost a tune of about US$ 64.3million in long.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th March 2017

Kenya: Fintech - the Future of Banking Services is Digital

East Africa's financial sector is on the brink of yet another sweeping revolution that will define the playing field in the next decades to come: financial technology.   Fintech, as it is increasingly being referred to is taking the industry by storm, causing a major disruption becoming a trailblazer and redefining the financial sector in the region and globally.   In this day of fast paced technological innovations, disruption is the new norm: Uber, Instagram and M-PESA.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2017

Kenya: Boeing Opens Nairobi Office, Looks to Gain Foothold in East Africa

US-based aerospace and defence company Boeing International is set to open a Nairobi office as it seeks to tap new Africa deals.   Boeing, which has been weighing options of opening an office either in Kenya or Ethiopia to gain a foothold in the eastern Africa market, will also open another office in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Chamsou Andjorin, the Boeing director of government affairs and market development, will head the Nairobi office while the Johannesburg office.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2017

Kenya: President Appeals to Doctors to End Strike

Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again appealed to doctors to consider the plight of Kenyans and return to work as a solution is sought for their grievances.   Speaking during a tour of Kiambu County on Saturday, the Head of State said that Kenyans were suffering and doctors should recognise this fact.   He emphasised the need for them to put patriotism first before striving for their interests.   "In our hospitals, we have been able to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2017

Ethiopia: Oromia State to Initiate Industrialization Based Economic Revolution

Oromia set to initiate a state wide economic revolution to fundamentally overhaul its economy through research based public-private partnership investment strategy aiming at ensuring economic justice among Oromo people.   State Communication Bureau Head Addisu Arega said the initiative would encourage domestic investment which in turn benefits the youth and farmers together with Foreign Direct Investment.   According to Addisu, the initiated economic revolution, in a bid.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2017

Tanzania Aims to Triple Power Generation Output by 2020

Tanzania hopes to triple its power generation output by 2020, and boost access to the national grid.   Under the plan, the government hopes to increase output to 4,915MW from 1,501MW currently, and boost electricity connections to 60 per cent of the country's population of about 51 million people, from 36 per cent currently.   The plan will cost $11.6 billion in the short term and will be funded 70 per cent by debt, with government resources catering for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017

East Africa Taking Considerable Steps to Boost Energy Access - World Bank Report

East African countries are emerging among leaders on the continent when it comes to putting in place policies on access to energy, energy efficiency and investment in renewable sources.   According to a new World Bank report, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda -- unlike many countries in sub-Saharan Africa -- are taking progressive measures which include: A dedicated budget for electrification, capital subsidies for utilities to provide distribution systems to rural areas and direct.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017

Africa: China Committed to Stronger Ties With African Nations

Beijing — A Chinese Diplomat has recalled the vital role African countries played in ensuring that the People's Republic of China regained its status at the United Nations, while calling on African journalists to help strengthen the ties between Africa and China.   Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Li Zhaoxing, President of China Public Diplomacy Association, recalled the events of.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017

Ethiopia: JICA Inaugurates Water Supply System Benefiting 91,000 Households

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded Water supply development project which benefit 91, 000 people at Kibet Town in SNNP state inaugurated Tuesday.   Speaking the multidimensional benefits of the water supply system, Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia Shinichi Saida said this water supply system is a token of friendship between the two countries. "This project is tangible in improving access to a safe water supply, sanitation and good hygiene in rural.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017

Africa: Urgent Need for New Antibiotics That Combat Resistant Bacteria

Rome/Geneva — The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" - a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.   The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017



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