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Kuwait Funds the construction of key road in Tanzania

 Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete has opened a ‘key road in Tanzania whose construction was sponsored by Kuwait government’s Fund for Arab Economic Development.   During the opening ceremony of marking the main road in Tanzania Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete expressed his gratitude to Kuwait for road infrastructure support.   Kikwete took a lot of time to give thanks to Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah his Highness of kuwaitt for his generosity.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

Biogas plant in Africa boosts energy production a year after construction

 The constructed biogas plant in South Africa located in the Uilenkraal dairy farm in the Western Cape has broken the record by achieving a 1.5GWh electricity production this August just a year after it began operation.   Since production work begun, the plant has been meeting 95 percent of the electricity demand for dairy farmers, animal feed milling and crop irrigation activities.The plant also produces high quality bio-fertilizer as a by-product.   Developed and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

The construction of high efficient power plant in Africa to commence

 Tobene Power S.A is set to begin the construction of high efficient power plant in Senegal  after the country’s Tobene Power Project signed a financing deal with the World Bank Group International Development Association.   According to a statement released by Republic of Senegal, other banks involved in the financing of the project includes the Citibank and BNP Paribas.   The project is expected to be carried out by Senegalese independent power producer.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

Libya's state power firm in talks with Turkish companies

Tripoli - Libya's state electricity firm is in talks with Turkish firms to get them to return to carry out badly-needed maintenance work at power plants in the North African nation, a senior official with the Libyan company said.   Libya has been hit hard by power outages as fighting between rival factions damaged plants, interrupted the grid and made the import of spare parts more difficult.   A delegation from Tripoli just visited Turkey for talks with Turkish.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

Ethiopia moots plan for cement

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Industrial Projects Service (IPS), a state-owned consultant has won a contract from Messebo Cement to conduct an assessment of the cement market around Addis Ababa.    According to a statement it wants to explore the feasibility of opening a grinding plant where semi-processed clinker from Tigray will be processed to produce cement   “The project is mainly intended to minimise the transportation cost incurred from Mekelle to Addis.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

Rwanda to Export Cement As New Plant Boost Production

Rwanda's only cement manufacturer CIMERWA Ltd, yesterday, unveiled a new plant expected to increase production and boost export revenues.   The new state-of-the-art plant in Muganza Sector, Rusizi District, was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi.   The factory, worth $170 million, has the capacity to produce six times the current capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year.   Speaking at the launch, Murekezi said the new plant presents an opportunity for.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th August 2015

Malawi Discovers New Mineral Deposits

 IMPOVERISHED Malawi announced that new mineral deposits had been discovered in a $30-million geophysical survey sponsored by the World Bank and the European Union. Natural resources and mining minister Bright Msaka did not specify the minerals, but other officials said they were phosphate, copper, coal, kimberlite, nobium and uranium. No details were given of the size or value of the deposits, nor any indication of whether they could transform Malawi's agriculture-based economy..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015

Mantra to start uranium mining

MWANZA, Tanzania – Uranium mining at the Mkuju River Project in Southern Tanzania may start in April next year.   The Deputy Minister responsible for mining in Ministry of Energy and Mining  Charles Kitwanga  said following the arrival of heavy machinery. Uranium mining is scheduled to commence in April next year.   Kitwanga said at full operation, the Mkuju River Project would employ 1,600 people. This would be a blessing to the unemployed youth in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015

Cipla buys 51% in Uganda drugs firm

KAMPALA, Uganda -Cipla Limited the global pharmaceutical company has announced the purchase of a 51% stake in Quality Chemicals Limited by its wholly owned subsidiary in the UK, Cipla (EU) Limited.    “Quality Chemicals Limited is one of the leading distribution companies for pharmaceutical andconsumer products and this deal provides Cipla with a platform to expand its non-tender private market reach in Uganda, thereby extending the delivery of its therapies to a.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015

East Africa's geothermal power generation to grow by 1000mw

 Ethiopia geothermal power generation is set to grow after the country signed a power purchase agreement with Berkley Energy which is a Kenyan linked company that will see 1,000MW of energy being generated.   The signing was done by Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and Edward Njoroge, one of the investors from Berkeley Energy.   The mega Corbetti Geothermal Power Project construction which is expected to cost a whopping US$ 4bn will be built in two.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015

Constructed Ngong wind power plant in Kenya

 The constructed Ngong wind power plant is to be commissioned in Kenya by Kengen in a bid to boost the renewable sources contributions to the national grid. It is hoped that the move will help in meeting the vision of generating 5,000MW of power by 2018. The construction of the wind power farm was expanded as a way of scaling up energy sources as the country looks to green energy.   Kengen CEO, Albert Mugo confirmed the reports and said that Ngong wind farm which was.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015

Kenya: Crude Oil Pipeline Top of Kenyan Growth Agenda, Says Uhuru

The Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline is a priority project for the government as Kenya looks to tap the crude oil billions to accelerate development.   Speaking on Thursday at State House, Nairobi when he hosted a Japanese business delegation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the pipeline will open up northern Kenya and accelerate the entire East African regional development.   "The discovery of oil and gas in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia have opened up.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th August 2015




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