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Kenya: The Next Decade Will See Many New Solar Photovoltaic

According to the Kenyan Government’s power development plans, the next decade will see many new solar photovoltaic and wind power plants added in the national grid. This new capacity would support in supplying the whole country’s growing electricity demand, resulting from continued economic growth and broadening electrification targeted under Vision 2030.  The growth of these renewable technologies is expected to deliver considerable benefits to the power sector in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th April 2021

KENYA: Ecoligo Connects Floating Solar Power Plant to Rift Valley Roses Farm

German energy company Ecoligo has commissioned a floating solar power plant at the Rift Valley Roses flower farm. The 69 kWp plant reduces the environmental impact of the farm located near Nairobi, Kenya. Announced a few months ago, the Ecoligo floating solar power plant is now operational. The plant supplies 69 kWp to the Rift Valley Roses flower farm, located near Lake Naivasha north of Kenya’s Nairobi. The solar system floats on 1 of the farm’s water tanks and helps reduce.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th April 2021

Ethiopia: Kengen Completes First Drilling At Tulu Moye Geothermal Site

Work is progressing on the Tulu Moye geothermal site in Ethiopia. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), the company carrying out the field work, has just completed the 1st geothermal drilling at the site in the Oromia region of southwest Ethiopia. The Nairobi, Kenya-based energy company has now started drilling the 2nd geothermal well. Under the US$ 52 million contract, KenGen will drill a total of 8 wells in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Each well will cost over US$ 6.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th April 2021

Kenya: AU and Wellington Agree To Develop Geothermal Energy

Kenya is the most advanced country in the Eastern Africa in terms of exploiting its geothermal resources. Nairobi wants to grow its installed electricity capacity and diversify the use of geothermal heat. This is the main rationale behind the partnership which was recently signed between the state-owned Geothermal Development Company, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the African Union Commission. Through the new partnership, Kenya will be supported by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th April 2021

Ghana, Rwanda Explore Trade and Investment Opportunities to Boost Economies

Ghana and Rwanda are considering trade and investment partnership opportunities to increase the economies of the 2 countries. This came to light at a virtual summit held to promote the exchange of goods and services between the 2 countries. The targeted areas include Agriculture, Manufacturing and Industrial Services. The virtual summit was organized under the auspices of the Rwanda Development Board and the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. This is the 1st.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th April 2021

AAAM & Afreximbank have signed An Agreement to Increase Automotive Investment in Africa

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) for the financing and promotion of Africa's automotive industry.In early February, Afreximbank President Benedict Oramah and AAAM President Mike Whitfield signed a Memorandum of Understanding, paving the groundwork for a collaboration. Its aim is to improve regional automotive supply chains and financing, as well as promote the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 6th April 2021

Nakuru Plans To Manufacture Vehicle Spare Parts

Within the devolved unit's Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks, the Nakuru County Government is wooing vehicle manufacturing companies to invest in local production of spare parts.Governor Lee Kinyanjui claimed that as the national government intensifies its campaign to promote local vehicle assembly, the establishment of plants at the county level to locally produce spare parts would significantly boost Kenya's industrial sector as a source of job creation.Kinyanjui told KNA.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd April 2021

Kenya Plans to Spend $4.5 Billion in the Commercialization of Crude Oil

According to H.E. John Munyes, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya is seeking KSh500 billion ($4.55 billion) in investment to construct a pipeline, central processing and storage facilities from Lokichar to the coast, as well as upgrade refineries in Lamu and Mombasa.The emerging oil producer currently transports its crude from Turkana to the coast, preventing commercialization and, as a result, economic development.  “We put our oil on the market.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd April 2021

Ethiopia: Masdar to Supply 500 Mwp of Solar Energy in the Coming Months

The Emirati independent power producer Masdar Clean Energy has just obtained the approval of the Ethiopian government to produce 500 MWp of solar energy. The electricity will be stuff into the grid of the state owned Ethiopian Electric Power. At least around 500 MWp will be stuff into Ethiopia’s national electricity grid in the next upcoming months. This will be thanks to new solar PV plants built by Masdar Clean Energy. The UAE based independent power producer has signed an.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st April 2021

Tanzania Gold and Minerals Exports Go up In January 2021

The Bank of Tanzania released its Monthly Economic Review – Feb 2021, indicating that the total exports of goods and services amounted to US$ 8,741.8 million in year ending January 2021, representing a slight decrease from US$ 9,835.5 million recorded in the corresponding period in 2020. Traditional exports amounted to US$ 705.4 million from US$ 959.7 million, accounting for 8.1 per cent of total exports. Non-traditional exports increased to US$ 5,298.7 million from US$.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st April 2021

Going Green: Volkswagen Rwanda Debuts a New Motor Charging Station

Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda unveiled a new charging station on Tuesday, March 30, thanks to a collaboration between the firm, Siemens, and Radisson Blue Hotel.The new facility, located at the Kigali Convention Centre, is the second of its kind, following the one built in the Kigali Special Economic Zone.The new station, according to Serge Kamuhinda, CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda, is a move toward more environmentally friendly transportation.He stated: "This.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st March 2021

Global Recycling Day Reminds East Africa to Grow Economy

The Global Day of Recycling, celebrated on 18 March, offered the opportunity to reflect on how the prosperity of Africa should be promoted through inclusive growth of economies, while reducing the environmental impact of packaging waste. Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has made its aggressive recycling targets a top business priority, along with key success indicators for growth and profitability, according to Coca-Cola Chief Executive Officer and Chairman James.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st March 2021



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