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Aga Khan University Partners in Global Initiative to Achieve Health SDGs

To address SDG implementation issues affecting human health, the Aga Khan University Medical College, EA has formed a coalition with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Kenya Forum.The project aims to address inequalities related to the advancement of health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (HHSDGs) in Kenya and improve community health and well-being through the CHOICE Project, an initiative of the Institute for Global Health & Development at Aga Khan.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

A Sh63.5 Million Water Project to Alleviate the Scarcity of Water

More than 30,000 people in Laikipia North are breathing a sigh of relief after the groundbreaking of a Sh63.5 million dam in Doldol, which is anticipated to alleviate water shortages in pastoral areas. The Ewaso Ng'iro North Development Authority (ENNDA)-funded 100,000 cubic meter dam will supply water to the four settlements of Ilgwesi, Ilmokodo, Ilmumonyot, Indikiriri, and Samburu County. The dam had silted when it was first built by the townspeople in the 1950s, but with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Off-Grid Solar Leads To An Increase In Light Sales In Africa

A new survey highlights the growing popularity of off-grid solar lights in Africa, as more people choose cleaner lighting solutions. The analysis is based on sales data supplied by 32 solar energy kit manufacturers and 34 appliance manufacturers in the second half of 2023. The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, a worldwide association for the off-grid solar energy business, publishes 'Global Off-Grid Solar Market Data July-December 2023'. According to James Nzioka, a.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

A $60 Million Capital Injection Provided Significant Support To A Tanzanian Glass Bottle Company

In Dar Es Salaam. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard Bank of South Africa have contributed $60 million (about Sh156 billion) to Kioo Limited, a Tanzanian glass bottle producer, giving it much-needed support.   In a statement released, Kioo Limited stated that the funding is intended to help it expand its manufacturing capabilities in order to satisfy the rising demand for glass bottles and containers in the local and regional markets. As part of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th June 2024

Microsoft And G42 Are Planning A $1 Billion Investment In Kenya's Digital Economy

Microsoft and UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) leader G42 have unveiled a historic digital transformation plan for Kenya, with the latter promising a $1 billion initial investment. Kenya's Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy is leading the project, which intends to greatly improve the nation's digital infrastructure and give its people more control. The accord represents a significant advancement for Kenya's digital economy. G42 is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Kenya and Uganda forge ahead with pipeline extension to boost connectivity between borders

Uganda imports an impressive average of 2.5 billion litres of petroleum annually, valued at about $2 billion, with KPC handling at least 90 per cent of the volumes. Kenya is actively engaging with Uganda in a fresh endeavor to sustain and potentially enhance petroleum exports despite the heightened competition from neighboring Tanzania. Recently, Tanzania's interest in expanding transit markets through the Dar es Salaam Port has put pressure on East Africa's economic powerhouse,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Tanzania's Top Beer, Serengeti, Opens A New Chapter With A Modern Look, Cutting-Edge Product And Diamond Platnumz Serving As Brand Ambassador

Tanzania's top beer brand, Serengeti has debuted Serengeti Lemon, a new product innovation, along with a refreshed brand image. The relaunch honours the Serengeti's rich history and demonstrates its commitment to capturing Tanzania's spirit of growth and resiliency. Serengeti has grown to become the biggest bottled brand in East Africa since its launch in 1996. The new appearance resonates with Tanzania's vibrant vitality and represents the Serengeti's path of growth and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Tanzania: The Ministry of Construction's 1.77 Trillion Shilling Budget Gets Unanimous Approval

The Parliament unanimously supported the Ministry of Construction's budget of 1.77 trillion shillings for 100 percent, which will be utilized for completing nine high-priority projects such as road building, bridges, crossings, scales, and the completion of large airports. On May 29, 2024, the Minister of Construction, Innocent Bashungwa, submitted the budget estimate for the year 2024/25, including Sh 81.4 billion for routine use and Sh 1.6 trillion for development.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Over The Next Five Years, Coca-Cola Plans To Invest Up To $175 Million In Kenya

The Coca-Cola Company and its authorized bottler Coca-Cola Beverages Africa make up the Coca-Cola system in Kenya, and they have announced a new $175 million investment.   Over the next five years, the system plans to invest up to $175 million in Kenya; the exact amount will depend on whether the company meets its projected growth targets in the nation. Over the course of more than 75 years, the Coca-Cola system has been an essential feature of Kenya's landscape,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd June 2024

Heavy Rains in April Led To an Increase Of 23 Percent in Hydropower Production

The country experienced heavy rains in April, which led to a 23.2% rise in the generation of hydropower one of the most affordable forms of electricity. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) reported that 358 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) were produced by the 13 largest hydropower units in the month. This was the biggest output in over three years since a peak of 369.02 million units in May 2021, and a notable increase from 290.48 million units the previous month..... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st May 2024

Seven Forks Solar Project to Be Built By KenGen

Approved to establish a 42.5 MW solar facility at the Seven Forks Hydro Stations in Eastern Kenya, KenGen is looking to increase its generating capacity.   The business anticipates that the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will increase revenue diversity and optimize space for value addition around its current hydropower projects. It will be erected on an 80-hectare KenGen-owned plot of undeveloped land. The company claims that the land is perfect for development because.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th May 2024

National Grid Is Now Powered By 30 MW of Small Power Producers

According to The Rural Energy Agency (REA), the nation's small-scale power producers and developers have generated and added more than 30 megawatts to the national grid. Advera Mwijage, the Director of REA for Renewable Energy Technologies, made this revelation in Dar es Salaam during a conference aimed at advising small-scale power producers of renewable energy projects on how to submit applications for funding to support project development and investment.   In.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th May 2024




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