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LeapFrog joins Kenya health

NAIROBI, Kenya - Competition in the Kenyan and regional health insurance sector could heighten with the acquisition of a major player by global private equity firm, LeapFrog Investments. LeapFrog Investments known globally for shaking markets that it enters last week announced plans to acquire a controlling stake in Resolution Health East Africa Limited. The acquisition is said to cost anything in the region of $19 million and according to the planners, it is almost.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th December 2014

Tanzania to get second floating clinic

MWANZA, Tanzania – The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic/WAVE non-governmental organization is introducing a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika.  East African Business Week has learnt that LTFHC/WAVE is an international NGO whose mission is to help ease problems of healthcare access for isolated communities in the Lake Tanganyika Basin. Lake Tanganyika basin is one of the most remote areas in Tanzania. LTFHC has assembled a world-class team of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th December 2014

Sahara Energy extends well test, to strike first oil in 2015

 The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of  Sahara  Energy Upstream Group,  Mr. Curtis  Cohen has said the firm  is carrying out an extended production test on the Oki field located  in Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 274 in North Western Niger Delta, Daily Independent reports. The activity is in readiness to strike  first oil from the field  before the end of the first half 2015.   According to Cohen, the work  programme  will.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th December 2014

U.S. reserves surpasses Nigerian reserves - fifth consecutive year

 U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves has increased for the fifth consecutive year in 2013, increasing by nine per cent from the 2012 level to 36.5 billion barrels, according to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013 report released yesterday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), The Guardian reports.   With this new record, the U.S has surpassed Nigeria, whose reserves stands at 28.2 billion barrels, according to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th December 2014

Kenya: DFID, Turkana County Agree on Landmark Project

THE United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID-Kenya) has committed to support Turkana County Government in engagement of communities, oil companies and NGOs for local development of areas affected by oil explorations.   Speaking during the signing of the framework, Head of DFID Kenya, Lisa Phillips said The UK was excited about discoveries of oil and gas in Kenya.   "It's important that there is wide consultation as the extractives industry in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th December 2014

Tata draws up plans for Kenyan vehicle market

India’s Tata Group yesterday said it is in talks with partners in Africa to set up new assembly lines for commercial and passenger vehicles in Kenya and Tunisia.   Tata Motors head of international business R.T. Wasan said that the company will form alliances to sell commercial vehicles in Africa.   “We have identified a few partners in Tunisia and Kenya,” said Wasan. “They will be assembling our small, light and medium commercial vehicles and we.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

TVS makes a foray into Kenya

TVS has officially commissioned its assembly line at Nakuru, Kenya. It has also officially announced that there will be two bikes launched specifically catering to the usability, reliability and durability needs of the Kenyan markets. TVS has been present in the Kenyan market for more than 10 years and shares its distribution efforts with Kenya-based Car & General. The TVS two-wheelers sold in the Kenyan market are the MAX 4R, Star series, Apache and Wego. The company expects.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

Innoson Unveils First 'Made-in-Nigeria' Cars

When Nigeria, on October 3, 2013, announced the introduction of a new automotive policy aimed at discouraging the importation of wholly assembled automobile and encouraging local manufacturing, it seemed like a tall dream. But building on recent local assembly successes, by Hyundai and Nissan, was last week’s unveiling of a new brand of cars by indigenous company, Innoson Motors. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited founded by Nigerian industrialist, Chief Innocent.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

Lafarge Africa Set to Buy-Out Minorities in Ashaka Cement

Lafarge Africa, the Nigerian unit of the French cement maker, Lafarge, is poised to make a cash offer valued at about $122 million to buy-out minority shareholders in its Nigerian business, Ashaka Cement, it emerged on Tuesday.   According to Reuters, the bid comes shortly after the $1.35 billion union of Lafarge Africa’s Nigerian and South African businesses, which has already gotten approval from shareholders in July this year.   Lafarge Africa this week said as.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

Delphi Automotive Opens Third Factory in Morocco

Auto parts maker, Delphi Automotive Plc, has opened its third production unit in Kenitra, Morocco. The facility will provide jobs for another 1,700 people, bring the company’s total workforce to about 9000 people. It also confirms the attractiveness of Morocco’s automotive sector to European manufacturers.   “Morocco offers a competitive environment for the manufacturing of automotive components due to its proximity to Europe, infrastructure, qualified.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

Africa: Launch of the Continental Free Trade Area - trade agreements and investment trends

 A three-day meeting of experts opened on Monday this week at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa in advance of the 9th Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade to be held on 4-5 December. The experts are deliberating the implications of mega regional trade agreements and current investment trends in the context of Africa's commitment to forge its economic integration. The discussions are particularly crucial as the launch of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014

Africa:Nexus Alliance Bags Contract with GE's Industrial Facility

 General Electric (GE) has awarded Nexus Alliance Limited, contract for the technical training and capacity development of all personnel that will be engaged at its (GE's) Multimillion dollar Manufacturing and Assembly facility situated in Calabar, Cross River State. Vice Chairman of GE Mr. John Rice, this in Abuja during a recent visit to Nigeria. He said the contract award was in fulfillment of the pledge made by Chairman of GE, Mr. Jeff Immelt. Immelt, in January last year.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th December 2014




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