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Ethiopia- Tendaho Geothermal Project Gets US $9m Grant From AFD

 The AFD which stands for French Development Agency has approved US $9m grant for the development of the Tendaho geothermal project.   The signing of the grant agreement took place at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation between Frederic Bontems, Ambassador of France to Ethiopia, Ethiopian State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Admasu Nebebe, and Ignace Monkam-Daverat, the AFD regional manager in Addis Ababa.   The grant is an additional.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th July 2018

Tanzanian Welders to be trained by Veta for Hoima-Tanga Oil Pipeline

 Thanks to the training provided by the Vocational Education and Training Authority (Veta), the welders in Tanzania will be equipped with the international capacity to prepare for Hoima-Tanga oil pipeline jobs,    VETA Curriculum Development Specialist, Ms. Stella Ndimubenya said this when speaking to The Citizen at the Authority's pavilion during the 42 Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair.   She said this goes hand in hand with support of the government's.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 3rd July 2018

A 30MW solar power plant to be introduced

 The Rwandan government, SB Energy Corp, and Mara Corporation Ltd have signed a MoU to develop a 30MW solar power plant with a storage facility.   The deal was signed during the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Conference which took place in New Delhi, India.   The Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni and Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive officer for the Rwanda Development Board, represented government at the signing ceremony, according to the New.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd July 2018

Kenya increases food import.

During the first four months Kenya’s food imports grew by 30.10 percent, as compared to last year during this quarter.  The data as provided by Central Bank of Kenya indicates that during the same period the import bill for Jan-Apr 2018 was Sh68.63 billion, while in the year 2017 it was Sh52.75 billion. This show that the country’s food imports has increased, reflecting the dependence on foreign markets despite improved weather conditions.   The country’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th June 2018

Impact Hub Kigali in Search for Innovation in Solar Energy

 Impact Hub Kigali has launched a nationwide search for innovation in solar energy. The objective is to identify a company or individual with the most innovative solar solution or product that can inspire further innovation and adoption of renewable energy.   The campaign is part of a pan-African programme that kicked off in 2017 in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and targets to support the marketplace for solar energy in Africa.    The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th June 2018

Natural Gas Plant Construction to Begin in 2022

 The Energy Minister said that the Actual construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Tanzania will start in 2022. Dr. Medard Kalemani told the Parliament "We met the investors and everything is progressing well right now what is happening now is that the multinational firms are competing among themselves regarding which one should lead the project execution. By 2022, actual construction will start,"   Dr. Medard Kalemani was one of the ministers who.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th June 2018

Wrigley's Looks to Increase Market Share in Kenya with New Factory

Mars Incorporated is close to unveiling their new Sh7 billion factory in Athi River later this year as part of their expansion drive of Wrigley’s their chewing gum manufacturing subsidiary. The decision was announced after a meet between director Victoria Mars and President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. On completion, the Wrigley’s factory is expected to produce 7.8 billion pellets of chewing gum every year, a move that is expected to see Wrigley’s market share.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 26th July 2018

East Africa Rapidly Developing Medical Facilities

 A high number of East Africans go to India to seek treatment for cancer, kidney and heart diseases. However, the treatment can be accessed locally within East Africa says Gibson Kibiki, the executive secretary of the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC). The diseases are chronic and hence the treatment needs to be precise which, according to Africans, is not available in their own country. This is because people are not aware about treatment facilities available.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th June 2018

Sansheng Pharmaceuticals, China starts production in Ethiopia

 Sansheng Pharmaceuticals Plc, a Chinese pharmaceutical company starts its new production unit in Addis Ababa, Capital of Ethiopia on Sunday, June 17, 2018.   Ethiopia still has a big number of pharmaceutical products being imported from out of the country. The number is as big as 85 percent of the 500 million U.S dollar per annum local market.   "Pharmaceutical Sector has not yet evolved into where we projected it to be -- both in terms of its investment.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th June 2018

A thousand Households to Get Natural Gas

Tanzania' s government said that it has 5 million USD set aside for providing natural gas to over 1,000 households for domestic use in the east African capital Dar es Salaam starting from next month.   The Minister for Energy, Medard Kalemani, said the program under phase one will take two years beginning July and will connect natural gas to households in Mbagala, Kigamboni, and Mkuranga areas.   Kalemani, speaking at the launch of a pilot project of phase one of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st June 2018

Creating a Pan-African Auto Industry

The chairman and managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) , Thomas Schaefer says "I’m trying to create something pan-African". Having assembly started operations in Kenya in 2016 and now 2018  in Rwanda. It’s not just the engine, VWSA also produces the flourshing compact car, the Volkswagen Polo. The organization has recently invested $20m in Rwanda realizing the prospective. The annual capacity of vehicle assembly operation is up to 5,000.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st June 2018

Mkapa challenges African energy experts to devise new strategies

FORMER President Benjamin Mkapa has challenged energy experts and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa to work out strategies for expanding solar technology across the region in order to generate reliable and affordable power. Mr Mkapa said that the sub-region was gifted with abundant sunlight which, if well utilised, could accelerate power generation, boost the industrial economy and increase youth employment. Mr Mkapa was speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the launch.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st June 2018



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