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ERHC Connects with Local Communities in Kenya

    Residents of Turkana County want the oil and water deposits discovered in the region to benefit them as the first beneficiaries.   Speaking during the second stakeholders forum between the locals and an American oil company, ERHC Energy, in Lokichogio town, Governor Josephat Nanok said Turkana people had suffered for many years due to marginalisation by former regimes.   “The people of this region have gone through unspeakable suffering, hundreds of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Potential Mega Merger in the Oilfield Services Sector

There is a potential merger in the works that if goes forward, would be the most significant combination in the history of oil services and drilling. Two of the oilfield service industry’s firms, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, are in preliminary talks on a potential merger. A Baker Hughes statement said the discussions “may or may not lead to any transaction.” The Wall Street Journal cited people close to the deal as saying that the talks are moving quickly. If the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Engen s Boosts Zimbabwe Downstream Ops

 Engen has invested over $4 million during the past two years to bolster its retail network in Zimbabwe and build on its strong presence in the commercial, industrial and mining sectors in the country. The company more than doubled its retail network from 20 operating sites to the current 55 over the past two years.  The company’s investment included building long-term relationships with high quality retailers, which strengthen the Engen brand in Zimbabwe. Overall.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Airtel and Apollo Hospitals introduce Telemedicine to Nigeria Healthcare

In the follow up of the recent launch of mobile health  platforms in Nigeria healthcare. Airtel Nigeria is forming an alliance with an Indian outfit: Apollo Hospitals to enhance health care in Nigeria via telemedicine service. The telemedicine  service will be available for Nigerians and Airtel’s Premier customers. It aims to reduce travels to India for the   healthcare consultation and treatments that could be treated in the country.The telemedicine platform.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Tanzania signs investment deals worth US$1.7bn with China

Tanzania and China have signed five deals worth US$1.7bn to contribute towards the development of Tanzania, stated president Jakaya Kikwete Satellite-AfricaChina’s investment in Tanzania has risen from US$700mn in 2011 to US$2.5bn in 2013. (Image source: Thomas Leplus/Flickr)   The deals would cover areas such as infrastructure, power distribution, real estate and business cooperation, added Kikwete. A report in Reuters Africa has stated that the countries will develop.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Bua to set up US$500m cement plant in Nigeria

Bua Group International is planning to invest in a new cement plant that will be expected to have 3Mt/yr of production capacity. The new cement plant will be constructed in the Okpella, Edo State and is expected to be ready for commissioning in February 2015. After commissioning, the new cement plant will increase production of Bua Group International to 5.3Mt/yr. According to Yusuf Binji the executive director, project and technical at Bua Group, Okpella, Edo State, the new.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

South Korean firm to build desalination plant in Africa

 A subsidiary of the company, GS Inima Environment S.A, secured the Djerba plant deal through a consortium with Spanish water management company Aqualia S.A, stated officials at GS E&C. The desalination plant is expected to process 50,000 tonnes of seawater per day into drinkable fresh water, and has been scheduled for completion in the first half of 2016. An official from the company said, “GS E&C will continue to expand its desalination and concession businesses.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

East Africa developing sustainable growth from minerals industries

 Outotec creates technologies to support sustainable initiatives, working with suppliers and other firms to ensure longevity in minerals market, and for minerals industries. It seeks to decouple the environmental impact of growth from the growth of welfare to a nation, through eco-efficient, sustainable technologies. Metals and minerals processing, energy and water are the core sectors addressed by Outotec. It works in more than eight countries world-wide; making approximately.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Kenya: Tarmac road to be built in Lodwar

Work on a six-kilometre tarmac road in Lodwar has begun and is expected to be completed in the next nine months. This is an extension of a 3.2 kilometre tarmac road handed over to the county government by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) Managing Director Joseph Nkadayo in July. The road, which traverses the town, was completed at a cost of Sh168 million. County Roads chief officer Emmanuel Ekai said in an interview that the six-kilometre stretch includes a road off.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

US firm Tetra Tech Inc to oversee development of Kenya s smart city

 Colorado-centred Tetra Tech Inc is the lead firm for the project and has been contracted as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the smart city project in Kenya. The MDP2 is a consortium of 11 firms from the US, Germany, Netherlands, UAE and five firms from the east African nation. Michael Rothhammer, vice-president of Tetra Tech Inc, said, “With years of experience in signing and developing technology across the globe, we will develop infrastructure on which the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Fluor extends operations in Africa

 According to Fluor, the new office will support Africa in working towards expanding its economy and human development. “We want to meaningfully contribute to its development by supporting clients with engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services,” said country manager, James Hughes. The new office will assist in the launch of Fluor’s projects across multiple industries including oil, gas and chemicals, infrastructure, industrial services,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Chinese steel producer to build its largest overseas steel mill in Africa

 Hebei Iron & Steel Group has signed a 51 per cent stake in a venture with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa and the China-Africa Development Fund to build the mill. Company officials, however, did not reveal the project cost. The plant is expected to produce five metric tonnes of construction steel by 2019. Production is likely to begin in 2015, stated a report in The Wall Street Journal. China produces 43 per cent of the world’s steel. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014




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