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$600m highway to link Kenya, Tanzania

 The East African Community is finalising plans for a transnational highway to link the Kenyan and Tanzanian coasts. The 460km highway, expected to cost $600 million, will start in Malindi, pass through Mombasa and Lunga Lunga on the Kenyan side, across to Tanga, then on through Pangani and Saadani to Bagamoyo in northeastern Tanzania. The road is hoped to increase regional trade by linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya to northeastern.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st September 2014

Uganda s crude oil reserves estimates nearly double in new adjustment

 Uganda’s petroleum exploration and production department has put its estimated crude oil reserves at 6.5 billion barrels from the previous 3.5 billion barrels.   The department is quoted by Wall Street Journal saying that the new figures follow the appraisal of oil blocks held by Tullow oil, Cnooc limted and Total S.A.   “The increase in resources is an achievement given that with improved technology, the recoverable resources have potential to.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 30th August 2014

Kenya: Migori Plan Sh40 Million Renovation Work At Stadium

 MIGORI County Government have announced plans to renovate the county stadium at a cost of Sh40 million. According to Governor Zachary Okoth Obado, the stadium will be used to boost young talent and enable the county have the best team in the region. The renovated stadium will accommodate volleyball, rugby, athletics, football, basketball and indoor games. "We are committed to talent nurturing and this can only happen when we have a place for youths to practice," he.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th August 2014

Tanzania: WB Grant Pushes to Boost Agriculture

 THE country's agriculture sector will get 60 million US dollars (about 100bn/-) in investment guarantees from World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) to boost growth and tame poverty.  MIGA Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Michel Wormser said in Dar es Salaam on Thursday that the agency will partner with the United States government agency, Overseas Private Investment Corp to boost foreign direct investment into the sector.  "In.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th August 2014

Kenya: Let's Promote Coconut Production - President Kenyatta

 Momabsa — President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the formulation of policies that will unlock the country's potential in coconut farming.     He said commercialization of the coconut sub sector - which is capable of contributing up to Kshs 25 billion annually - would boost the economy of the Coast region.     "Time and again, research has shown that oil and nut crops have huge potential to contribute to growth in the coastal region".... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th August 2014

Tanzania: WB Grant Pushes to Boost Agriculture, Tame Poverty

 THE country's agriculture sector will get 60 million US dollars (about 100bn/-) in investment guarantees from World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) to boost growth and tame poverty.     MIGA Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Michel Wormser said in Dar es Salaam on Thursday that the agency will partner with the United States government agency, Overseas Private Investment Corp to boost foreign direct investment into the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th August 2014

Oil & Gas Basin Opens in Kenya

 Murmurs that Kenya is about to become a major petroleum province have now reached a dull roar. Africa Oil (AOI-TSX) announced it has made a major gas discovery (six million cubic feet per day) at the Sala-1 well on Block 9 onshore Kenya, significantly de-risking the "string of pearls" play along the margins of the Anza basin. "We are very excited about the opening of a new basin," stated Africa Oil chief executive Keith Hill. The Kenya rift basin is.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th August 2014

TDPC to lay gas pipelines in Tanzanian city

 Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TDPC) has plans of laying gas pipelines along main roads in Dar es Salaam for the distribution of natural gas in the city Malik Munisi, public relations officer of TDPC, said that a joint venture between TDPC and private entities would enable the development of pipelines along the city’s main roads to nearby houses. This project is based on a pilot assignment undertaken at Mikochemi suburb where 60 homes have been connected to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th August 2014

UK oil firms keen to expand in East Africa

 Based on a survey conducted by the Bank of Scotland, UK oil and gas companies are keen on expanding international operations with East Africa emerging as a prime area The survey was conducted across 100 UK-based oil and gas firms and the report stated that international income will amount to 44 per cent of the annual turnover of these firms.  Of the 100 companies surveyed, 64 cited overseas expansion as their top priority. East Africa was the primary target area for 21.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th August 2014

AFRICA COULD LEAD ENERGY STORAGE REVOLUTION

 Africa has the potential to be a leader in the energy storage space, says Basil Read Energy director, Ian Curry. “We have to go for this distributed power generation solution, [while] accommodating storage. Storage is a technology and an industry that is coming into maturity and Africa has the opportunity to lead in that space because we’re starting from a relatively blank page.” There are many different views on the energy deficit on the continent and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th August 2014

Investment in Africa's Oil, Gas to Increase Through 2016

 The Managing Director of baker Hughes Nigeria, Mr. Ayo Shote has predicted that investment in Africa's oil and gas business would increase beyond 2016. ‎Speaking at the company's Techno Day conference and Exhibition held recently in Lagos, Shote explained that these investments will continue to come into Africa because of huge potentials in Africa's oil and gas business.  He identified key focus of this growth to include West Africa, which is dominated by Nigeria, as.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th August 2014

Kenya:Business News Kenya on track to boost geothermal energy generation

 Kenya has invited bids for construction of two new geothermal plants as part of the country's plan to boost electricity production by 5000MW in three years. The new plants, with a capacity of 60MW, will be completed by the end of 2014 and is part of several projects designed to tap into Kenya 10,000 MW geothermal power potential, according to Oxford Business Group's most recent economic update on energy.    According to a Ministry of Energy and Petroleum's 2013-2016.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th August 2014



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