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Rwanda Is Largest Exporter Of Major Minerals In Region

Rwanda is producing more minerals than any country in the Great Lakes Region, says a global not-for-profit agency that has been dealing with the traceability, tracking and due diligence of the so called “conflict minerals.”According to the report by iTSCi program, Rwanda had by May 2015, produced 840 metric tons of minerals from its 815 mining sites. The iTSCi is an initiative that assists upstream companies to institute the actions, structures, and processes necessary to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Solar Wind Energy Tower Enters MoU in Kenya

 Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (SWET) entered into a MoU with Elperta Industries Co. Ltd. out of Kenya. SWET is the inventor of large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structures.   Under the MoU, SWET will pursue the finance and development of its thermal downdraft towers facilities in the East African country.   Elperta is able to finance, construct, and place in operation such tower facilities, subject to obtaining necessary consents and approvals and other.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Edenville Energy Closer To Develop Rukwa Coal Power Plant In South West Tanzania

Edenville Energy (EDL) announced last week that it has held further meetings with Shandong Electric Power Construction No. 2 Company (SEPCO2) for the development of the Rukwa Coal Power Project in the South West Tanzania. Rukwa-Coal-power-plantThe project is in response to Tanzania’s needs for coal-based power plants as an alternative to hydro-power, in light to the recent and long droughts that have hit the country and resulted in power rationing,. The project’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Tanzania Health Sector To Benefit From USD 12 Billion Global Financing Facility

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) announced last week that Tanzania is among four countries to benefit from a USD 12 billion fund awarded by the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to support the health sector in emerging countries. Tanzania-global-financing-facilityThe announcement was done by UNSG’s Mr. Ban Ki Moon during the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia early last week. The GFF aims to mobilize resources from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Rift Energy Hopeful Of Either Oil Or Gas Find In Kenya’s Block L19

 Houston based Rift Energy says its preliminary resource reserve estimates for the top ten leads (including the four drill-ready prospects) says it is hopeful of  encountering oil or gas when it drills its first well later this year.   The block which has already seen one well  the Ria Kaluli 1 drilled in 1962 encountering oil shows before being plugged Rift Energy estimates include a mid-range recoverable estimate of 856 MMBLS oil and 10.425 TCF.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015


 Integrated Geoscience Company CGG has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) to acquire high-resolution gravity gradiometry and aeromagnetic data over two onshore areas along the South-Eastern Tanzanian Coastal Basin and the eastern arm of the East African Rift.   The acquisition over a total area of 30,000 sq km will commence in mid August 2015 and is scheduled to last up to two months and will use the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Construction boom and building innovation in East Africa

According to the African Development Bank, East Africa will grow by 5.6% in 2015 and by 6.7% in 2016, making it the fastest growing region on the continent.   Today 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, but by 2050 the urban population is expected to rise as high as 62% in Africa. Currently only about 40% of African people live in urban environments, but as urbanisation rates continue to climb, some African cities will swell by up to 85% of their current.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Shaping the future of Africa’s construction industry

 Construction experts and enthusiasts can look forward to attending the biggest yet conference of global construction industry shareholders right here on South African soil next month.   The annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, which takes place from 12 May to 15 May 2015, will offer attendees five unique expo experiences which include the African Construction Expo, Totally Concrete Expo, Coatings for Africa, Housing for Africa and African Roads.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd July 2015

Kenya primed for cross-border trade

 Kenya’s economy has shown remarkable gains over the last five years, maintaining a robust growth rate. GDP growth stood at 5.4 percent in 2014, an improvement on the 5.1 percent recorded in 2013 and 4.6pc in 2012. The country’s annual GDP growth is projected to reach 7.0 percent by 2017 (6.7pc average CAGR 2014-2017).   Following the rebasing of calculations in 2014, Kenya’s GDP now stands at US$55 billion. The country is now ranked the 9th largest.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st July 2015

Kenya signs US$ 333m deal for Kuresoi dam construction

 BNP Paribas Italy and Intesa San Paolo banks have signed a US$ 333m agreement with Kenya for the construction of Kuresoi dam in Kuresoi, Nakuru county.   The signing of the agreement at State House, Nairobi, was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after they held bilateral talks. The agreement brings Italy’s total financial assistance to Kenya to US$ 528m   The total amount will be used for the construction of Kuresoi.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st July 2015

Oil Ministry: Eni Discovers Up To 15B Cubic Meters Of Gas In Egypt

Italy's Eni has discovered gas reserves of up to 15 billion cubic metres in Egypt's Nile Delta region, with production set to start in two months, the Egyptian oil ministry said on Monday.  The discovery was made in Western Abu Madi, 120 km northeast of Alexandria, where Eni holds 75 percent of exploration rights through an Egyptian subsidiary, with Britain's BP holding a 25 percent stake. Eni made the discovery at a depth of 3,600 metres and initial estimates point towards.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st July 2015

Polarcus Commences Multi-Client Survey Offshore Northwest Africa

Polarcus Limited announced Monday that it has commenced a new 3D broadband multi-client survey across the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau Basin (MSGB), offshore northwest Africa. The survey, which is supported by industry funding, will cover an area of 579 square miles offshore The Gambia and is expected to run for 50 days. Polarcus expects final data products to be available in 1Q 2016. Prefunding for the project was secured due to “the heightened industry interest in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st July 2015




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