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Kenya: Investing towards better infrastructure

 Kitui county government says it will spend Sh750 million to rehabilitate the shrinking pre-independence Matinga dam in Kitui west sub-county.   Kitui Governor Julius Malombe says reckless human activity is the cause of the dying water source for almost 200,000 residents. He has expressed concern that heavy siltation has left the dam, which was scooped for the first time in 1955, without water.   He lamented that cultivation in the dam's catchment area has led to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd August 2015

East Africa to explore more mining options, and develop trade expansion

 Rwanda has signed mining contracts with six mining companies to exploit 10 mining concessions that could potentially bring about profits to the tune of US$45mn over the next five years stripmine-tomdef-sxchuThe six companies will mine tantalum, tin and tungsten ores.  The concessions are in the western part of Rwanda and will bring in investments of about around US$9mn, stated a Reuters report. Of the six companies awarded contracts, five are from Rwanda and one from.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 1st August 2015

Governors to Get a Seat in Minerals Board

 A representative of the Council of Governors will sit at the Mineral Rights Board after a Senate committee introduced changes to the Mining Bill set to be debated Thursday.Senate needs to pass the Bill to beat the August 27, deadline of publishing the Mining Bill, which will have a huge impact on the mining sector. Introduction of membership from governors is seen as a key strategy to mediate conflicts arising from confrontations between county governments and mining.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st July 2015

Danakali’s Pilot Plant Testing on Schedule for Colluli Potash

Danakali, formally South Boulder Mines, has continued to tick off the milestones during the June quarter as it advances the Colluli Potash Project.The project which is located in the Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa, and is a 50/50 project is a joint venture between the Eritrean National Mining Company (ENAMCO).The Danakil region is an emerging potash province, and one of the largest unexploited potash basins in the world. To date over 6 billion tonnes of potassium bearing.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st July 2015

Construction of Kipeto wind farm to supply Kenya power

 Kenya Power has signed an agreement with Kipeto Power that will see the generation of  electricity in Oldonyo Narok, Kajiado. The construction of Kipeto wind farm to supply Kenya power with 100MW will greatly boost Kenya’s supply.   Kipeto has successfully received US$ 233m financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which is the development fund of the United States government, for the wind project.   In reference to the PPA,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st July 2015

Base resources achieves a 9% increase in production

 Base Resources Limited has released its quarterly operational update for the Kwale mineral sands operations located in Kenya.   With consistently high availabilities and increased throughput in both the wet concentrator plant and mineral separation plant, the Company remains focused on driving product recoveries and increasing throughput opportunities.   The Company reported a 9% increase in production of final products quarter on quarter, including a 16% increase.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015

Construction in Tanzania of US$ 20m fertilizer terminal to be completed

The construction in Tanzania of a US$ 20m fertilizer terminal near the port of Dar es Salaam which is projected to make Tanzania a regional agricultural input distribution hub is set for opening in September this year. The construction in Tanzania of the modern revolving fertilizer terminal which will also help to make quality fertilizer more readily available to both large and small scale farmers is currently on its final stages; this was confirmed.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015

Tanzania-Kenya Highway Upgrade to Boost Trade

The upgrade of a key link road between Tanzania and Kenya is underway, raising prospects for enhanced cross-border trade. The expansion of the multimillion-dollar superhighway running from Arusha-Holili in Tanzania to Taveta-Voi in Kenya, is expected to ease the movement of goods from Kenya's Mombasa port to landlocked countries. The superhighway, which will be implemented in two phases on the Tanzanian side, commenced with a 14km four-lane road from Tengeru town to Sakina suburb on.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015

Tanzania: TBA Out to Build Houses for Civil Servants

Siha — TANZANIA Building Agency (TBA) has initiated housing projects in efforts to ensure civil servants own houses. TBA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Elius Mwakalinga said here yesterday that its research has determined that many civil servants are in dire need of houses as they own none. Mr Mwakalinga said the challenge is huge because the number of houses needed as of now is about 400,000 all over the country. The officer said they carried out the research with The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015

Uganda President meets Total executives over Crude oil pipeline construction

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with Total’s Exploration and Production Africa Division Vice President Jabier Rielo over the development of a crude oil pipeline ahead of production in 2018.   The meeting was also attended by the Minister for Energy and Mineral development Eng. Irene Muloni and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy Mr. Kabagambe Kalisa.   Uganda is planning to a construct an oil export pipeline from Uganda to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015


 Block 12A joint venture partners Tullow Oil and Africa Oil have announced they will spud the Cheptuket exploration well in October to test a basin bounding structural closure in the Kerio Valley Basin in a similar structural setting to the successful Ngamia and Amosing discoveries.   The Cheptuket well formerly refered to as Lekep-A is located in Elgeyo Marakwet county in Kenya’s Rift Valley where the oil firms had already conducted an environment and social impact.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015


 Kenya and Uganda could start producing oil three and a half years after project sanction expected by the end of 2016 according to the latest half year results by the company.   According to the report the company expects to have drilled 200 to 300 wells in phases in Kenya almost of those to be drilled in neighboring Uganda where the company targets 500 wells.   Currently the development initially targets the South Lokichar Basin where there has been nine out of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2015




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