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Solar project launched to benefit 600 million Africans

The leading provider of consumer goods in Africa, Unilever Kenya and Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems, announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions of more off-grid homes across Kenya. Unilever’s distribution network, which in Kenya is some 67,000 smallholder traders will be offering the Azuri’s Quad solar home system which will be cobranded with the Unilever Sunlight brand. Azuri’s existing partners in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th October 2018

IRRI opens regional office in Kenya to support Africa's rice productivity

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has opened a new regional office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to help Africa achieve self-sufficiency and productivity in rice production. The new regional hub hosted by CGIAR center, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will work in collaboration with AfricaRice to offer training and research services on rice production in Africa.    IRRI will provide high-yielding and climate-smart rice varieties, train.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th October 2018

Agriculture To Bridge Trade Imbalance Between Tanzania, Sweden

Tanzania and Sweden are seeking to put in check the existing trade imbalance between the two countries. The two parties met to discuss the issue as well as look for ways to open new markets for their agricultural produce. Both parties have identified the potential in the sector and deem it ideal for business and more export opportunities to foster their economies.   Mr. Boniface Michael, the Acting Director of Trade Promotion at the Tanzania Trade Development Authority .... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th October 2018

Volkswagen Contemplating Entering Ethiopia

Volkswagen is considering a component assembly plant in Ethiopia, in addition to the two recently announced assembly plants in Ghana and Nigeria. The foray into Africa represents a growth opportunity for the car maker in light of the expected recovery of the continent’s economies recently hit by the downturn in commodities. According to the Export-Import Bank’s Africa Trade Report 2018, African economies will grow by 4.1 per cent in 2018. The report has partly.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th October 2018

Rapid industrialization drives new lighting technology requirement in Rwanda

Rwanda, an East-African country of 12 million inhabitants, is recognized around the world for its natural beauty and wildlife, its booming industry, and its accompanying rapid transition from a low-income to a middle-income economy. Numerous construction  projects and modernization initiatives in urban and rural areas are driving the need for better lighting products and technologies which are efficient and long lasting.  With rapid industrialization targets the Rwandan.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

Rwanda wood processing sector sees revival amid 8% GDP growth

Rwanda is seeking more companies to invest in the timber production and other related industries to boost forestry and timber business locally, official sources in the Ministry of Land and Forestry have indicated.  With export growth of 17.9 percent in the year to August 2018 and import growth of 7.4 percent, the trade balance has continued to improve, Laure Redifer, IMF Rwanda mission chief in Kigali said, adding that the robust growth in 2018 reflects strong industrial.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

Rwanda invites mega investments to reach 100% access to sustainable electricity

 Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure Claver Gatete said on the sidelines of a forum in Kigali, that Rwanda looks forward to increased investment in energy sources in order to achieve universal energy access by 2024. The Rwandan government on recently announced a US $53 million(41 billion Rwandan francs) line of credit which is aimed at stimulating the development and establishment of a solar home system by 2023.The Minister of State for Infrastructure responsible for Energy of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

Rwanda boosts investment for Power and Energy sector

The Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation Germaine Kamayirese said at a recently concluded forum that that Rwandan Government has adopted digital technologies in the power distribution system as a part of steps taken to efficiently respond to the country’s power demands. Germaine Kamayirese said that the smart grid technology in the energy sector – an electricity supply network that uses digital communication technology to detect and react to local changes in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

Rwanda mining sector revenue jumps to $373m boosting investment

The Mining sector is Rwanda's second largest foreign exchange earner just behind tourism and the resilient East African country took in $166-million from exports of the commodities in 2016. Supported by a rebound in global prices of commodities, Rwanda's mineral exports earnings witnessed a more than double growth to $373-million in 2017 as compared to the previous 12 months, a top official said.  Mr. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive at Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

Rwanda registers a healthy economic growth rate: International Monetary Fund

The IMF and the World Bank have released the growth estimates for Rwanda to 7.2 percent . The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has retainied the economic growth projection for 2018 at 7.2 percent based on strong industrial policy and favourable climate which helped in boosting agricultural output. Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies with an average growth rate of 7 percent every year since 2000.   Laure Redifer the head of the IMF team, said that after a sharp.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th October 2018

ABB to equip first high speed rail link in Tanzania

The Tanzanian government has selected well known Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation, ABB to supply complete substation equipment and engineering solutions for a 530 km-long high-speed electric line stretching between Dar es Salaam and Makutupora.  Termed as a landmark project, the line is intended to link Tanzania’s port cities with interior areas and neighbouring countries to stimulate regional trade and passenger travel in the region and help strengthen the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th October 2018

Construction work on road linking Kenya and Burundi complete

Construction work on the 1,545 km road linking the port of Mombasa and Burundi dubbed the Mombasa-Bujumbura highway is now complete and is set to increase trade  between the two countries. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, confirmed the reports and said the road which is part of  the Trans-African Highway, links the port through Holili, Singida-Kobero border and finally to Bujumbura, slashing the distance between Mombasa and Bujumbura through the Northern.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th October 2018



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