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Kenya Power to Install EV charging Stations in Nairobi and Nakuru

The state-owned company Kenya Power has announced the installation of charging stations throughout the country. The operation will start in the capital Nairobi and Nakuru County. In Kenya, the electricity distribution company Kenya Power wants to support the development of sustainable mobility through the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles on a national scale. The cities of Nairobi and Nakuru will be the 1st beneficiaries of this project. The facilities,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022

TANZANIA: TANESCO Joins Forces with Masdar to Produce 2 GW of Clean Energy

In Tanzania, the state-owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has agreed with Masdar of the United Arab Emirates to jointly produce 2 GW of clean energy, including solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 600 MWp. The project will help meet the growing demand for electricity in this East African country where only 39% of the population has access to electricity. Tanzania aims to achieve an electrification rate of 75% by 2035. To achieve this, the government.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022

SkyMax Network, Ericsson Collaborate to Build 5G in Africa

SkyMax Network, a multinational wireless communications engineering company, and Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a partnership aimed at building a next generation 5G broadband network, inclusive of a digital services delivery platform, across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).   The MoU, a result of a two-year collaboration between the two parties, serves as the basis for further discussions, interactions, and future collaborations. Under the MoU,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022

China to Focus on Trade to Deepen Africa Ties, EIU Says

China will deepen its ties with Africa over the next decade by focusing on trade and is unlikely to be dislodged by US and European Union attempts to re-engage with the continent, the Economist Intelligence Unit said.   The Asian country is likely to keep investing in Africa’s natural resources and may look to the continent as a source of food, boosting its expenditure on agriculture, the EIU said in a report released Thursday. Asia may see Africa’s youthful population.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022

Indian government to buy Sh356.5bn Tullow Oil stake in Turkana

Two Indian state-backed companies are in talks to acquire Tullow Oil's stake in Turkana oil projects in a deal estimated to breach Sh356.5 billion ($3 billion).This will mark one of the biggest deals in Kenya's history and offers a foreign government a stake in a venture that is seeking to develop infrastructure for oil production.Bloomberg news agency reported from India that ONGC Videsh and Indian Oil Corp may acquire the stake for between $2 billion and $3 billion. Executives.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd August 2022

Komaza raises 28 million USD in Series B funding to address Africa's 30 billion USD wood deficit while restoring degraded lands

Komaza, a tech-enabled, sustainable forestry company that is reshaping the African wood market through its ground-breaking smallholder platform, has closed the first round of its anticipated 33 million USD Series B equity funding, amounting to 28 million USD. This fundraising round was co-led by Novastar LPs AXA Investment Managers and the Dutch development bank FMO, with additional participation from Mirova's Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, and sustained investment and assistance.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd August 2022

The Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Crest Highway Project receives approval from the African Development Bank for 150 million USD

As part of the First Mover Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, the Board of Directors of the African Construction Bank Group today approved financing of 150 million USD for Kenya to assist a significant highway development project. The project will include building the A8 and A8 South freeways. The current 175 km of A8 road from Rironi to Mau Peak will be upgraded and maintained over a 30-year period, as will the 57.8 km of two-lane A8 South from Rironi to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th July 2022

Kenya to establish an automotive council to promote local auto assembly

According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan government will establish a national automotive council to support the execution of an automotive strategy aimed at increasing local car assembly. Kenyatta said while introducing the locally built Euro 4 Mitsubishi L200 truck in Nairobi. The Head of State urged industry players to continue collaborating with the government to guarantee that the automotive sector is revitalised and stabilised. He congratulated the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th July 2022

Toyota Tanzania sign a deal with Afroil to supply Lubricants

Toyota Tanzania Limited has inked a three-year agreement with oil marketing business AFROIL to distribute its new lubricant, Toyota Genuine Motor Oil (TGMO). According to Anam Mwemutsi, Lubricant Manager of Toyota Tanzania, the TGMO was introduced in Tanzania in response to market input on improving the company's products' effectiveness. "Most Tanzanians use Toyota automobiles, but they use other lubricants; based on market input on the performance of their engines, we.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th July 2022

Tanzanian Fintech Firm Eyes a Piece of Kenya's Sh420 Billion Remittance

Tanzanian payment financial technology (fintech) firm Nala been on the upswing since it secured pre-seed funding from Accel in year 2019, with which it built a mobile money service for East Africa. Then last year it raised $10 million more and has now set its target higher in the lucrative remittance market. It is now eyeing a bigger piece of Kenya’s Sh420 billion inflows, months after securing approval from the Central Bank of Kenya and subsequently opening and staffing an.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th July 2022

Tanzania 8th among Top Investment Destinations in Africa, Survey Indicates

International professional services firm Deloitte recently released the 2022 edition of its Africa CEO Survey that shares the perception of African private sector leaders on key issues and challenges, and documents and analyzes their approach to a series of fundamental aspects of their business model. The survey collects data and perceptions from 194 CEOs, operating in over 50 African countries, across all regions: North Africa (13%), East Africa & Indian Ocean (18%), West.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th July 2022

EUR 63 million loan, approved by the African Development Bank to boost the production of cereals and oil seeds.

The African Development Bank Group's Board of Directors has granted a €63 million loan to Kenya to help it increase its production of cereals and oil seeds by more than 1.5 million metric tonnes over the next two years. The increased output will support the country's food security and economic resiliency. The loan is a component of the $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility, a pan-African effort to stop an impending food crisis. The money from the loan.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2022



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