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2.5 Billion Euro Funding By France To Boost Africa's Industrial Growth

African start-ups and small businesses up to 10,000 stand to receive financial and technical support to the tune of Sh282.5 billion (€2.5 billion) under a newly launched entrepreneurship drive by visiting French President Emmanuel Macron.   The Choose Africa campaign seeks to ignite innovative and entrepreneurial ideas among African youth and help create home-grown jobs and wealth.    Africa holds the largest portion of youthful population in the world handing.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th April 2019

GREASING THE WHEELS OF KENYAS NASCENT OIL AND GAS SECTOR

Discovery of oil and gas reserves provides significant opportunities of development for Kenya and other countries. Being conscious that production and exploration and production carry quite a few health and environmental risks, The Kenyan government is keen to put in the necessary safeguards. Being the largest greenhouse gas emitters the Oil and Gas industry are one of the largest emitters particularly of methane, which is more harmful than carbon dioxide. The community and countries.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th April 2019

KENYANS MOVE TOWARDS SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS AND INSTALLATIONS

Kenya is actually the world leader in the number of solar power systems installed per capita. More Kenyans are turning to solar eco power every year rather than making connections to the country's electric grid. due to a number of challenges that they face when they are connected to the national grid.  First and foremost the national grid includes high cost of buying power from Kenya power. This has necessitated the need for regulations in the sector which has increased the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th April 2019

THE ENERGY SECTOR MODERNIZING THEIR LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK IN KENYA

 The frame work which has guided the exploration and production is established by the Petroleum Act 2019 in Kenya. The piece of legislation that has been updated will govern the production, contracting and exploring of petroleum resources in Kenya, even including natural gas and crude oil. The approval into the law of Energy Bill2017 as well as petroleum Bill2017('The Acts") by the President Uhuru Kenyatta, on the 12th of March was  a new chapter for Kenya's energy.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd April 2019

BLOWING OFF THE LAMPS AND SWITCHING ON LED IN KENYA

Kenya has been showing relatively good interest in off-grid LED lighting.  But for consumers to move to clean energy it takes more than efficient, affordable products. A joint IFC and World Bank program, lighting Africa has launched an education campaign targeting businesses and 9 million people living in rural parts of Kenya to help them change to solar lighting from their fuel-based lighting. The education campaign is one of many initiatives being run by Lighting Africa, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd April 2019

Triple oil production strategies in South Sudan

South Sudan's ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, James Morgan, voiced that with his country enjoying relative peace after almost five years of civil war, South Sudan has turned its sights on reviving its oil sector.    Despite the ongoing efforts to increase non-oil revenues, South Sudan depends on oil production to finance more than 90 percent of its fiscal expenditure.   Morgan informed Xinhua that with the signing of the September 2018 peace agreement,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd April 2019

Housing Construction Boom to Drive Kenyan Wood Coatings Market

As Kenya revives the stalled plans for the construction of two million additional housing units there is growing optimism in the future across the country's urban areas with the first 500,000 housing units expected by 2022. In addition to the increasing expansion the units are a part for the country's education sector to accommodate the increasing student population, this could trigger long-term demand for quality wood coatings in Kenya in the drive to improve wood products aesthetic.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd April 2019

East Africa print market demonstrates strong potential

There has always been a growing demand for production and office printer equipment sales and service. This along with various other factors specific to the region, demonstrate the need for reliable information to drive vendor, distributor and reseller strategies in the region.   Basically as pointed earlier in couple of reports, the key players need quality information that helps them find the right partners, support the right equipment, and develop the right set of skills to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

Digital label printing holds promising opportunities for East Africa

Digital label printing is used in packaging for almost all sectors like cosmetics, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, etc. The digital label printing market is expected to have a significant growth rate, categorically in East Africa, as global packaging and labeling industry growing at a rapid CAGR.  In Africa, growth of global digital label printing market is driven by the rising concern among the consumers about the legitimacy of products they buy due to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

Tanzania's oil shortage becomes good news for importers

Tanzania is becoming a promising market for edible oil players as its seeking investors in the edible oil sector to tame its huge import bill, which stands at $294 million. The nation is facing a large deficit in production of edible oil, paving the path for imports to meet growing demand. The government has is finding measures to reduce duties on imports, including from East African Community member states, resulting in  more and more players frequently making advantage of this.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

Coffee Farmers to Benefit From Sh3 Billion Fund

The small-scale coffee farmers can expect a wave of positivity are set to benefit from a Sh3 billion revolving fund, as a leading world lobby is going to fight for higher prices. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently said the government has set aside the money to help in harvesting and loss reduction at farm level. Opening the 124th session of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) Council in Nairobi, President said the allocation is part of the government's commitment to reviving.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

ACACIA CHANGING THE FOCUS OF MINING IN KENYA

Proven deposits’ of titanium, gold and coal are found in Kenya, though mining is relatively a small contributor to the nation’s output. However, revenues seem to grow as new mines begin their production. The new refiner shall provide services to help many vulnerable artisanal as well as small-scale miners and other local producers meet international standards are mentioned in the statement. Even though Kenya is a small gold producer it has attracted investors like.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019



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