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KENYA: $28 million is raised by Komaza to expand forest plantations

The Komaza logging company has recently concluded a Class B fundraising campaign that raised USD 28 million. The money will be used to grow forest plantations for sustainable timber harvesting. Sustainable timber harvesting in Kenya could have a promising future. Such is the vision that underlies the financial activity that Komaza has recently concluded. The logging company raised USD 28 million to extend its activities in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. In rural Kenya, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th October 2020

Mahindra Commenced vehicle assembling in Kenya

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has started assembling two of its small commercial trucks in Kenya, becoming the latest global carmaker to start operations in East Africa's richest economy.Mahindra's entry follows that of French carmaker Peugeot SA and Germany's Volkswagen AG, both of which announced resumption of local assembly in 2017 and 2016 respectively, after decades-long absences.The interest in the local new vehicle market by international firms, which also involves.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th October 2020

Proton Dispatched Its First Batch of Proton Saga to Kenya

PROTON Holdings Bhd steps into Kenyan market by sending the first batch of cars to the republic.The cars, totalling 30 units of Proton Saga, were shipped as completely knocked down (CKD) kits and will be assembled by Simba Corp, a diversified conglomerate with a long history of sales and assembly experience in the automotive industry.Proton deputy CEO Datuk Radzaif Mohamed said “While strengthening Proton’s domestic position is critical to be truly acknowledged as an international.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th October 2020

South Sudanese Oil Firm Introduces $10m Investments in Kenya

South Sudanese oil marketing giant Trinity Energy Ltd is set to inject $10 million worth of new investments in its Kenyan operations and also plans to build a $500 million crude oil refinery in South Sudan to aid the region with refined petroleum products.The firm, which controls close to 40% of the South Sudanese oil market, is studying 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) modular refinery at Paloch in the oil-rich Upper Nile State, with the potential of expanding capacity to 200,000bpd, as.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd October 2020

Tanzania talks with LNG energy investors to start soon - TPDC

Dr James Mataragio, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation's Managing Director, said in Dar es Salaam earlier that the host government agreement talks with the consortium of IOCs led by Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor will pave way for a final investment decision."We are making progress because we have just finished land acquisition after compensating all affected people in Lindi Region," Dr Mataragio noting that progress has been made with TPDC paying over 5.4bn/- compensation to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th October 2020

Construction of Koysha hydropower dam in Ethiopia 39% complete

The construction of 2,160MW Koysha hydropower dam in Ethiopia is 39 per cent complete. The dam is the fourth hydropower project under construction on Omo River.Dr Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, stated that the construction works at the dam are progressing well. "This project shows how our country Ethiopia is utilizing its water resources for a sustainable development and to improve the livelihoods of its citizens," he mentioned during his visit to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 20th October 2020

Lighting Africa an Expansion to Ethiopia and Tanzania

The large number of households in Sub-Saharan Africa relies on costly, inefficient and hazardous fossil-fuel based lighting, and buying the kerosene for lamps can consume up to 30% of total family incomes.  Lighting Africa (LA) is a joint IFC/World Bank programme to accelerate the market for affordable and modern off-grid lighting solutions in the region. LA is mobilizing the private sector to provide 500,000 high quality lanterns by the end of 2012, benefiting some 2.5 million.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th October 2020

China-Africa cooperation continues to flourish as FOCAC marks 20th anniversary

At the turn of the 21st century, China and Africa established what would become one of the world's most vibrant and successful multilateral platforms for international cooperation - the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). As the forum marks its 20th anniversary this year, it has triumphed over naysayers' pessimism over China-Africa cooperation and carried forward the spirit of jointly building a China-Africa community with a shared future. FOCAC, since its inception.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 15th October 2020

Government Chemist Department To Start A Branch In Marsabit, Kenya

The government has finalized plans to set up a central chemical testing laboratory in Marsabit County to serve the northern region. Government chemist Ali Gakweli said preparations for the facility had started with the government chemist department securing a building at the local Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) centre. Gakweli who lead a team on a mission to lay ground for the starting up of the fourth such centre in the country after Nairobi,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th October 2020

The Advantage Kraft White Print paper enters packaging in Kenya

Dune Packaging is a manufacturer of rigid plastics has collaborated with Mondi to produce quality packaging for food items for the consumers, like grain, maize and flour using Advantage Kraft White Print paper.   Dune packaging along with its partnership wants to infiltrate the market by providing open mouth paper bag packaging with multicolour and complex designs. "We have recognised a probability to change the packaging of milling industries in Kenya towards a.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th October 2020

PETCO Ethiopia new solution for plastic bottles

Recycling is a fundamental structure resulting in solving pollution to a great extent in the environment, also meaning supervising waste management. Recycling helps in maintaining cleanliness by recycling by-products with recycle, reuse and reduce. These processes facilitate and create job opportunities through social entrepreneurship activities, entrepreneurs and self-employment. Modern youth, currently are getting more involved in activities pertaining to recycling. Mihret.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th October 2020

Future Boost for Domestic Automobile Assemblers in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's leadership said to take unprecedented measures in formulating conducive business climate for automotive industry thereby enhancing the capacity of domestic car assembling firms and putting the import substitution strategy in a good shape.Speaking to The Ethiopian Herald, Founding CEO and Managing-Director of a local automotive firm, Marathon Motor Engineering, Melkamu Assefa said that Premier Abiy has taken viable measures in the automotive industry that is.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th October 2020



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