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Surge in Furniture Purchases Spurs Wood Coatings Demand in Kenya

This year's Woodtech Africa, an international exhibition for the wood and woodworking industries, will be held in Kenya again. This occurs at a time when the nation is seeing a spike in the demand for high-quality furniture items due to population growth, urbanization, and rising middle-class and lower-class purchasing power.The November 2024 event in Nairobi brings together manufacturers and suppliers of adhesives, veneers, and coatings. Additionally, it coincides with the approval.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th June 2024

Kenya's Vaccine Cold Chain Receives A Big Infrastructure Update

With over 2,000 pieces of new, improved equipment being integrated and expanded into Kenya's enormous vaccine supply chain, there is growing hope that unreached children will have reliable access to inoculation. Kenya's vaccination system has gotten an important upgrade, 2,061 pieces of new and enhanced cold chain equipment, worth $7.09 million (1.1 billion Kenyan shillings), will support preventive health care throughout the country's 47 counties. An unbroken cold chain,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th June 2024

Kenyan Government Initiates Construction of Three Key Road Projects

The residents of Ganda, Kakuyuni, and Marafa Wards in Kilifi County are overjoyed that the construction of major roadways aimed at promoting development has begun. The Kilifi County Government plans to spend approximately Sh140 million on the construction of phase one of the Kijiwetanga-Jakaranda road in Ganda Ward (Sh40 million), phase two of the Goshi-Madunguni road in Kakuyuni Ward (Sh50 million), and cabro roads at the Marafa Trading Centre in Marafa Ward. Mr. Philip Charo,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 5th June 2024

South Korea Lends Billions to Tanzania to Promote Africa’s Mining Resources

As part of larger agreements, Tanzania and Ethiopia announced that they had inked agreements with South Korea for billion-dollar loans. These partnerships will grant the Asian country access to Africa's vital mineral resources and a sizable export market. South Korea is holding a meeting with Africa that will be attended by at least thirty heads of state, including those from Tanzania and Ethiopia. Tanzania announced that it will take out concessional loans from South Korea totaling.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Unicef and Zanzibar Sign Sh32.3 Billion Contract to Enhance Health Services

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar have reached an agreement for the procurement of materials meant to enhance health care, particularly for women and children.Unicef will assist in the provision of necessary medications and food items, medical equipment for refurbished healthcare facilities, vehicles for the Department of Preventive Services, and project management teams through the procurement contract, which is valued at $12.5 million.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Aga Khan University Partners in Global Initiative to Achieve Health SDGs

To address SDG implementation issues affecting human health, the Aga Khan University Medical College, EA has formed a coalition with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Kenya Forum.The project aims to address inequalities related to the advancement of health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (HHSDGs) in Kenya and improve community health and well-being through the CHOICE Project, an initiative of the Institute for Global Health & Development at Aga Khan.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

A Sh63.5 Million Water Project to Alleviate the Scarcity of Water

More than 30,000 people in Laikipia North are breathing a sigh of relief after the groundbreaking of a Sh63.5 million dam in Doldol, which is anticipated to alleviate water shortages in pastoral areas. The Ewaso Ng'iro North Development Authority (ENNDA)-funded 100,000 cubic meter dam will supply water to the four settlements of Ilgwesi, Ilmokodo, Ilmumonyot, Indikiriri, and Samburu County. The dam had silted when it was first built by the townspeople in the 1950s, but with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Off-Grid Solar Leads To An Increase In Light Sales In Africa

A new survey highlights the growing popularity of off-grid solar lights in Africa, as more people choose cleaner lighting solutions. The analysis is based on sales data supplied by 32 solar energy kit manufacturers and 34 appliance manufacturers in the second half of 2023. The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, a worldwide association for the off-grid solar energy business, publishes 'Global Off-Grid Solar Market Data July-December 2023'. According to James Nzioka, a.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

A $60 Million Capital Injection Provided Significant Support To A Tanzanian Glass Bottle Company

In Dar Es Salaam. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard Bank of South Africa have contributed $60 million (about Sh156 billion) to Kioo Limited, a Tanzanian glass bottle producer, giving it much-needed support.   In a statement released, Kioo Limited stated that the funding is intended to help it expand its manufacturing capabilities in order to satisfy the rising demand for glass bottles and containers in the local and regional markets. As part of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Microsoft And G42 Are Planning A $1 Billion Investment In Kenya's Digital Economy

Microsoft and UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) leader G42 have unveiled a historic digital transformation plan for Kenya, with the latter promising a $1 billion initial investment. Kenya's Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy is leading the project, which intends to greatly improve the nation's digital infrastructure and give its people more control. The accord represents a significant advancement for Kenya's digital economy. G42 is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Kenya and Uganda forge ahead with pipeline extension to boost connectivity between borders

Uganda imports an impressive average of 2.5 billion litres of petroleum annually, valued at about $2 billion, with KPC handling at least 90 per cent of the volumes. Kenya is actively engaging with Uganda in a fresh endeavor to sustain and potentially enhance petroleum exports despite the heightened competition from neighboring Tanzania. Recently, Tanzania's interest in expanding transit markets through the Dar es Salaam Port has put pressure on East Africa's economic powerhouse,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Tanzania's Top Beer, Serengeti, Opens A New Chapter With A Modern Look, Cutting-Edge Product And Diamond Platnumz Serving As Brand Ambassador

Tanzania's top beer brand, Serengeti has debuted Serengeti Lemon, a new product innovation, along with a refreshed brand image. The relaunch honours the Serengeti's rich history and demonstrates its commitment to capturing Tanzania's spirit of growth and resiliency. Serengeti has grown to become the biggest bottled brand in East Africa since its launch in 1996. The new appearance resonates with Tanzania's vibrant vitality and represents the Serengeti's path of growth and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024




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