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Tanzania: Miner Seeks Second Joint Venture Project in Tanzania

 KIBO Mining and fellow London-listed miner Metal Tiger are set to deepen their relationship through a joint venture at gold prospect Morogoro in Tanzania.   Metal Tiger recently became a shareholder in Kibo when it acquired half of shares of its Pinewood uranium deposit in Tanzania. The two companies are now closing on a deal that will see Metal Tiger take 50 per cent of the Morogoro South gold exploration portfolio of 18 licences and assorted applications and tenders that.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Tanzania: Investor Eyes More Graphite Production

 KIBARAN Resources has developed a growth strategy for its Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania that envisages a staged development that can produce up to 100,000 tonnes per annum of concentrate. Production will commence at 40,000 tonnes annually with ramp up to 100,000 tonnes over two stages offering the company the ability to respond quickly to future increases in demand. The first stage could be taken out in two to four years to increase production to 75,000 tonnes while the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Progress attained at Kenya oil project

 NAIROBI – TOWER Resources, the oil and gas exploration company, welcomed the progress recorded in its operation in Kenya.“The spudding of the Badada-1 well marks an important milestone in this frontier exploration basin.  “Badada-1 is a potential play opener, which if successful, will de-risk other prospects and leads in Block-2B and generate considerable upside from a follow-on exploration programme in 2016/17,” Graeme Thomson, Tower Resources.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Kenya putting in place measure to increase cotton output to 140,00 bales

 Cotton production of Kenya stood at approximately 30,000 bales in 2014 an increase from 2013, when production stood at 22,000 bales due to the effects of drought, was informed Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA) Interim Head of Fibre Crops Directorate Anthony Muriithi in Nairobi on Wednesday.   Muriithi at the Pre-Launch of the Application of the Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin said that despite production deficit, Kenya exports five percent of its cotton produce.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Qalaa Invests in East Africa Cargo as China Builds Rail Link

 Egyptian private-equity company Qalaa Holdings SAE is investing $70 million to accelerate the movement of rail cargo carried from East Africa’s busiest port, as it faces competition from a new Chinese-backed link. Qalaa controls Rift Valley Railways Ltd., the operator of a railway built almost a century ago running from Kenya’s Mombasa port to neighboring Uganda.   It covers a portion of the same route as a new rail line under construction from Mombasa,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Eni signs concession agreements for two offshore exploration blocks in Egypt

Italian energy firm Eni has signed concession agreements to explore two new blocks offshore Egypt. The blocks, North Leil and Karawan, are located in the deepwater Egyptian Mediterranean, west of the Shorouk block, which Eni acquired in 2014. Eni subsidiary IEOC will operate the North Leil and Karawan blocks, which cover areas of 5,105km² and 4,565km² respectively.   Eni owns the entire interest of North Leil and has a 50% stake in Karawan in partnership with.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Eni gets Angola extension

 The company says that the original exploration period expired in November 2014 and Eni requested an extension in order to complete the exploration activities already identified: the three-year plan envisages the drilling of three wells and 1,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic.   According to Eni, should the exploration activities be successful, any new discoveries can be developed quickly using existing production facilities.   The extension also includes an area.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Solarcentury joins with local Kenyan company to establish commercial PV offer for East Africa

olarcentury (London, UK) has joined forces with local Kenyan company East African Solar to establish its solar photovoltaic (PV) business in East Africa. The company has been active in East Africa from its Nairobi office since June 2013, headed up by Dr. Dan Davies, a founder of Solarcentury. The new company combines Solarcentury’s British engineering excellence and experience of delivering, operating and maintaining solar PV installations with local industry experience.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st January 2015

Grant to boost development of solar power and ‘mini grids’ in Tanzania

he Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) has approved a preparation grant for the development of a number of “solar-hybrid mini grids” in rural growth centres in Tanzania, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced.21 Jan 2015   The $420,000 grant has been awarded to Jumeme Rural Power Supply Ltd, which is a joint venture company formed by German energy supply systems firm Inensus GmbH, Austria-based renewable energy project developer.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st January 2015

Kenya seeks funds to grow power sector

NAIROBI – KENYA requires $2 billion (Sh182,5 billion) to generate an additional 5 000 megawatts of electricity in two years. The government would start initiating a proposed 960 MW coal power plant in Lamu before embarking on other power projects to produce 4040 MW to be added to the national grid.   This, according to experts will help boost economic growth, job creation as well as lower the price of electricity. The East African nation predicts the new coal plant at.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st January 2015

Kenya: M-Kopa Solar Wins Sh133 Million Future Energy Prize

A Kenyan green-energy company has become the first firm in Sub-Saharan to win the Zayed Future Energy prize in the enterprise and SME category. M-KOPA Solar was announced the winner at the opening ceremony of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The Zayed Future Energy Prize brings with it a US$1.5 million (Ksh133 million) prize. M-KOPA Solar will use these funds to launch a training and development program called M-KOPA University, which will provide world class technical and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st January 2015

Qalaa Holdings Invests in East Africa 

 Egyptian private-equity company Qalaa Holdings SAE is investing $70 million to accelerate the movement of rail cargo carried from East Africa’s busiest port, as it faces competition from a new Chinese-backed link. Qalaa controls Rift Valley Railways Ltd., the operator of a railway built almost a century ago running from Kenya’s Mombasa port to neighboring Uganda. It covers a portion of the same route as a new rail line under construction from Mombasa, designed to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st January 2015



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