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United for Efficiency initiative takes shape

The United for Efficiency initiative, a public-private partnership led by UN Environment for LED lighting systems will publish a model regulation will, for use by interested countries. All essential pieces of information like description of what to cover, definitions, test methods, minimum efficiency levels, and a set of common-sense minimum quality and performance requirements along with market information that will help ensure consumers have a good with LED bulbs will be covered.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th December 2017

Akon's Solektra lighting up homes in Africa

 Thanks to a reported $1 billion credit line with Chinese manufacturers and a skill for celebrity networking, Africa is being lit up by platinum album selling singer rapper AKON, with solar lighting and other products. Born Aliaune Badara Thiam in St. Louis, and raised in Senegal until he was seven has suggested to local media that he may try to launch an IPO for his New York-based Solektra International solar company.   The company is said to have structured some $400.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th December 2017

MAGUFULI WANTS 'FIRST OIL' BEFORE 2020

 John Magufuli wants investors, the governments of Uganda and Tanzania to accelerate the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Magufuli wants the pipeline to be constructed in the shortest time possible instead of waiting until 2020.   After completion of key infrastructures like the pipeline and the refinery, Uganda expects to start oil production. However, Magufuli believes that it can be done sooner.   "Let us move forward. Why should.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th December 2017

GAS CONSUMPTION TO RISE BY 30PC IN 2017

Utilization of dry gas in Tanzania is set to increase to 1.7 billion cubic meters from 1.3 billion cubic meters last year.   London-based Business Monitor International (BMI) Research, which provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis in 24 industries and 200 global markets, says Tanzania has per capita gas consumption of 15.9 cubic meters while the reserve is 1.6 trillion cubic meters.   David Earnshaw, Laura Hyde and Jeffrey Lamoureux, its analysts.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th December 2017

East African countries join hands to promote legal logging

 In a bid to improve legal timber trade and save legitimate businesses from falling prey to the losses sustained by illegal logging, Eastern African Representatives from across different countries are meeting to discuss the formal launch and implementation of the steering committee for the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products.   The Zanzibar Declaration signed in September 2015 during the XIV World Forestry Congress in South Africa has.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Milestone deal between Uganda and Tanzania

 Dar es Salaam — Trade relations between Uganda and Tanzania have reached another significant milestone, this after the former opted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Railway Transport Services And Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways.  As per the MoU, Uganda, being one of the East Africa's landlocked countries, will be able to use the port of Dar es Salaam for transporting its cargo. This is a cost effective and efficient method for.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Better Age Identification in Africa through Teeth Examination

For many rural African populations, information on uncompromised improvement and development variation is missing, and analysts normally look at development in the population of interest to standards that are planned for European or US kids. Be that as it may, analysts from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg think evaluating teeth could be a significantly more precise approach to decide the age of children in Africa.   Population dependent data of human.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

$40m Coltan Plant in Tanzania to boost mineral production

 The government officials as well as AB Minerals and Destiny Minerals and Agriculture Consultant (DMAC) representatives met here recently to discuss a project for a plant that will be constructed in Dar es Salaam to add value to tantalum and niobium. It is known that Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria will be major importers of the minerals as they are major producers of tantalum and niobium in Africa.   The meeting was attended.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Mercury-Free Dentistry Campaign Shifts Focus to Africa

A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world Attorney and President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Mr. Charlie Brown, who is heading the campaign was quoted saying, “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Much needed shine with solar campaign in East Africa

 World Bank-IFC have created a new campaign, called “shine with solar”, it is the complete deal” (Ngaa na Sola – Ndo Mpango Mzima) to raise consumer awareness about the advantages of modern quality solar off-grid lighting. The program has been designed to provide the right information and help people make the right decisions regarding solar energy generation. It will also offer consumers a wide range of products that meet Lighting and Global Quality.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Lighting solution provided to 500,000 people in East Africa

 In a statement regarding the recent achievements, Thomas Gottschalk, the Mobisol founder and CEO, said: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone to electrify half a million people in rural East Africa. But it does not end here, our vision is to help make poverty history by providing sustainable and affordable energy solutions to 20 million people by 2023 and, ultimately to show the world that a cleaner, non-fossil fuel dependent future is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Double Decker Buses Come to Ethiopia

 Ethiopia will have Double-Decker buses to be used for public transport for the first time. The 50 buses which were ordered by the Addis Ababa City Administration will have 80 seated passengers and up to 60 standing. They are assembled in Bishoftu by the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC). The buses are three meters high and eight meters long.   The design of the high capacity buses, which promise opportunities for local vehicle assemblers, has been approved by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017



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