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Resolve wins $7.6m bid for pharmaceutical warehouse in Mozambique

Resolve Capacity has won a USAID Mozambique tender to design and build a regional pharmaceutical warehouse in Nampula, Mozambique, with a budget of $7.6 million.   Started in August 2015, and over a period of 18 months, Resolve Capacity will design and build the warehouse and surrounding facilities, which comprise a total area of 6 141 m², of which the warehouse and administration area is 3 212 m².   Partnering with the professional services team from Pasqa,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd September 2015

ClinicCommunicator brings closer to patient via mobile phones

US-born Kaakpema Yelpaala is the entrepreneur behind ClinicCommunicator, a web application that allows healthcare professionals to communicate with patients via mobile phones in Uganda. Using the service, medical personnel can electronically record basic patient information into cloud-based software, and then schedule and send SMS reminders for medicine, scripts and appointments. The model makes use of an annual subscription fee. It is a simple solution but can significantly improve.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd September 2015

Advanced Cardiac and Renal care centre opened in Nigeria

In the push for the use of more technology to treat and enhance patient care in Africa Healthcare. A new hospital: The Cardiac and Renal Centre, located in the Gbagada area of Lagos, Nigeria, is the first of its kind in the country specializing in comprehensive advanced Cardiac and Renal care. At full capacity, the centre will employ over 200 nursing and support Staff to provide state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient services that offers excellence in patient healthcare. It would.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd September 2015

Uganda: Oil Sector Wants 30,000 Workers

The Ministry of Education and Sports has disclosed that 30,000 workers are required for the construction of oil pipeline in the oil and gas sector. During a dialogue on how to provide the required human resource for oil and gas sector in Kampala last week, the Education ministry Permanent Secretary, Ms Rose Nassali Lukwago, said that institutions are required to provide more than 5,000 qualified personnel. “We want to ensure that nationals get involved in the oil and gas.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd September 2015

Kenya Confident Agreed East Africa Oil Export Pipeline Route Will Hold

Kenya is optimistic that a route agreed by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni will carry the day despite opposition from holders of blocks in the Albertine basin. According to commissioner of petroleum at the Ministry of Energy Martin Heya Kenya is working on fulfilling various requirements such as guarantees to security, route optimization and financing  set by the Ugandan government so as to enable the project to progress with no.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Kenya: West Pokot Promotes Fish Farming

More than 100 fish farmers in West Pokot county have received 1,000 fingerlings.   The project aims to encourage residents to eat fish.   Speaking to the Star in his Kapenguria town office yesterday, county deputy fisheries officer Jackson Limang'ura said the last group of farmers will receive theirs next Monday.   He said an hatchery is under construction to reduce the cost of transporting the fingerlings from Sagana.   Limang'ura said farmers earned more.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Kenya: New Coffee Variety Expected to Help Boost Yields, Reduce Production Cost By 30 Percent

A new variety of Ruiru 11 coffee is expected to reduce the cost of production by 30 per cent and also lead to higher yields.   Coffee Research Institute director Elijah Gichuru said the improved disease-resistant variety jointly developed by Sasini Coffee Ltd and the research institute produces more berries per tree and allows more plants per acre.   Speaking during a tour of the company's plantation at Ndumberi in Kiambu County, Mr Gichuru said the future of coffee.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Rwanda: Country Waits for Methane Power Unit

Kigali — Rwandans will soon benefit from a project that generate electricity from heating methane gas on a floating platform.   The project is being done in two phases and contracted to KivuWatt, a subsidiary of ContourGlobal.   Recently the company announced in the local media that completion of the first phase will be done by October.   CountourGlobal signed a 25-year Gas Concession Agreement with the government and a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Shareholders Endorse Makhado Thermal Project

Johannesburg — COAL of Africa Limited the coal exploration and project development company operating in South Africa, has announced the successful completion of the shareholder approved share placement to Yishun Brightrise Investment PTE Limited.   The 183 231 261 ordinary shares were issued to Yishun, at 5,15 pence per share, in terms of the subscription agreement entered into between the Company and Yishun in relation thereto and raised £9,43 million (US$14,5.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Africa: AfDB's New 'Energy for Africa' Deal to Benefit Over 700 Million People

700 million people will be supported to afford clean cooking energy stoves by the "New Deal for Energy in Africa," an initiative by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) unveiled Thursday to solve Africa's huge energy deficit by 2025.   The blue print to get rid of Africa's energy poverty by 2025 was unveiled at a High Level Stakeholder Consultative Meeting attended by business and political leaders at the bank's headquarters in Abidjan.   "The New.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

Ghana: Massive Road Construction Underway

Joy has been brought to the faces of many residents and road users in the Eastern Region as work is steadily on-going on their roads to make them motorable.   The Mahama led administration in recent times came under serious attacks and criticisms from a cross - section of the public including some traditional rulers in the region who even demonstrated against it to fix the roads.   The joy of the people was noticed when the Regional Minister, Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015

African Development Bank invests in Kenya Power's, Last Mile electricity project

 The African Development Bank in partnership with the Kenyan government will give Kenya Power an additional of US$ 190m in a bid to see the completion of the Last Mile electricity project in Kenya.   The electricity project whose initiative was started so as to help increase electricity access to Kenyans particularly those who are in the low income group was instigated in May by the Kenyan president in Machakos County.   The aim of the Last Mile Connectivity project.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd September 2015




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