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Kenya's economy will rebound strongly in 2021/22, says the World Bank

According to a report published by the World Bank on 5 January 2021, Kenya's economy will recover strongly after the global economic slowdown in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in significant revenue losses around the world, with Kenya's economy contracting by 1%, according to a survey by the Central Bank of Kenya. The report predicts that the economy of Kenya will recover in 2021 by 6.9 percent and in 2022 by 5.7 percent. The World Bank has stated that Kenya is.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th January 2021

Ethiopia's Local farm produce to be used in-flight meals

Ethiopian Airlines and the United States have announced a new partnership deal to allow the country's flagship carrier to manufacture goods and ingredients locally produced for the preparation of global passenger in-flight food. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and the U.S. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group. Michael Raynor, Ambassador, signed an Agreement in which the Ethiopian farmers and food production companies shall be provided with technical support and access to funding by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th January 2021

Kenyan farmers self-reliant with AFC's credit funding

Franklin Bett, Chairman of the Board of Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), urged residents of the county of Marsabit to use corporate lending in order to enhance food safety and generate wealth. Mr. Bett said that the government committed to make Kenyans autonomous, providing not only affordable but also flexible credit for generating wealth and transforming life. The Chairman of the Board who held a pioneering event to establish AFC offices in the city of Marsabit said that.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th January 2021

Africa Two-Wheeler Market Overview 2025

The African two-wheeler market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12% by 2025, on the back of an inadequate public transport system, growing urbanisation and increasing imports of two-wheelers across the region.In addition, the increasing penetration of Chinese and Indian low-cost two-wheelers in the African two-wheeler market by two-wheeler importers gives customers more options, which are expected to have a positive impact on the market during the forecast period.The African.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th January 2021

Tanzania: Tanesco to Buy 19.16 MW of Green Electricity From Six IPPs

The state owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is signing power purchase agreements with 6 independent power producers that are developing several renewable energy projects in Tanzania. TANESCO agreed to purchase 19.16 MW of electricity, under the supervision of the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (EWURA) of Tanzania. Among the selected 6 independent power producers is Nishati Lutheran Investment, which is implementing a 36 kW hydropower project at the Ijangala.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2021

Electricity Demand in Kenya Boosting Up to Levels Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Times

Kenya’s electricity demand has increased to 1,944 MW compared to 1,804 MW attained in February 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kenya Electricity Generating Company. We reported earlier this year, that there was a drop in demand in the month of April, and it was confirmed there was an actual drop in demand between April and June of this year, due to the pandemic measures taken by the Kenya government, said Rebecca Miano, CEO of the Kenya Electricity Generating.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

Nestlé launches its plastic waste control programme in Ethiopia

Nestlé has collaborated with local sustainability consultant TS Environment to set up a programme for the recycling of plastics waste in Ethiopia. The goal of the programme is to achieve the neutrality of plastics in the next 12 months. This ensures that Nestlé would have extracted and co-processed the equivalent amount of plastic found in the goods sold and avoided the further flow of plastic into the landfills. An expected 40 tonnes of plastic waste will be collected,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

Petco Kenya's first material collection facility in Kajiado county

Kenya PET recycling company (PETCO) has launched a material collection facility in the named county that will boost the waste collection and segregation in collaboration with the Kajiado County Government and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). A PETCO-sponsored pelleting facility worth  KES 50 million was designed to help the county handle its rising waste material by processing up to 10 tonnes of PET per day. The facility also has produced jobs for 100.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

French pharma firm Sartorius invests in Tanzania's pharmacy training

Global pharmacy and laboratory equipment provider Sartorius is funding an aid initiative to develop pharmaceutical preparation in Tanzania with a donation of US$104,000 which will go to action medeor, the European medical aid organisation. The organization's initiative addresses young people who, after finishing their education as non-academic pharmacy professionals, will provide healthcare in Tanzania in order to improve the country's health service infrastructure. This is.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

EIB launches US$60.9m Africa pharmaceutical development program

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched the first ever scheme aimed at strengthening the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Africa and increasing the production of pharmaceuticals that are essential for improving public health. The EIB's recent US$60.9 million pharmaceutical investment program, unveiled jointly with the KENUP Foundation, would help eliminate drug import dependence and fix the gaps in the pharmacy supply chain connected to COVID-19..... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

Kenya: Total's 107 Stations Switch to Solar as More Consumers Give Kenya Power a Blackout

Kenya has connected total 107 of its service stations to solar energy, making it 1 of the largest firms to significantly reduce its reliance on Kenya Power. The move comes at an exact time when solar is becoming a cheaper and more reliable bet. The firm said it has installed around some 3,390 solar panels and now is planning to have an additional 41 stations migrate to solar energy by 2021. "The solar energy powers lights, fridges, pumps, air conditioning and coffee.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2021

Kenya to Add 80mw Solar Power to National Grid

Kenya is ready to install 80 MW of solar power to the national electricity grid in 2021, the energy regulator reported. Caroline Kimathi, principal renewable energy officer at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, told journalists in Nairobi that Kenya generates roughly 200 megawatts of electricity from harnessing the sun's energy. "Private investors have already been received approval to build 2 solar electric plants at 40 MW each that will be operational in 2021,".... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2020



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