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Rwanda Revealed Its Latest $300 Million Clean Energy Initiative

On January 11, the Lower Chamber of Parliament endorsed a regulation ratifying a $300 million (approx. Rwf380 billion) supporting understanding intended to subsidize a sustainable and eco-friendly energy project in the country. The deal was signed among Rwanda and the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), on December 14, 2023, in Kigali. As per the Service of Money and Monetary Preparation (MINECOFIN), the reception of the supporting understanding by.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st January 2024

EAGC And USAID Form Collaboration To Boost Export-Driven Staple Food Value Chain Competitiveness

The US government has awarded the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) a US$2 million grant for a three-year term through Feed the Future's support of TradeMark Africa (TMA) under USAID's Economic Recovery and Reform Activity (ERRA) program. The funds will boost the profitability of export-oriented East African staple food value chains.  Through the five-year ERRA US$75 million program, USAID and TMA are leading the way in enacting revolutionary trade and investment reforms.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st January 2024

UK to Ensure Sh9.6 Billion Loan for Kenyan Power Line Transmission Improvement

Nairobi — The United Kingdom has ensured a Sh9.6 billion credit from the African Improvement Bank (AFDB) to Kenya in climate financing. This is after the nation was chosen as a beneficiary of the Transmission Network Improvement Project under the Room to Run Sovereign Transaction (R2RS). British High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan expressed that the assets will be utilized for power transmission network improvement. "Powering economies requires power for people..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th January 2024

Uganda Attracts Record-Breaking Foreign Investments in Oil and Gas Sector

FDI inflows to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda soared to $13.3 billion in 2022, creating many jobs and boosting Uganda's oil and gas sector. Kenya attracted $2 billion and created 7,819 jobs with a 117% surge in investment inflows in one year.   Tanzania recovers from pandemic with $1.3 billion FDI and 4,566 new jobs in 21 projects. The 20th annual study analysed the foreign investments by their location, source, type, size, and other factors. The Mining (oil) sector's.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th January 2024

InfraCo Africa invests $5.4 million in food refrigeration in Sub-Saharan Africa.

British Enterprise Projects Ventures Limited (EPV), a provider of food refrigeration solutions, has received a €5 million (US$5.4 million) finance commitment from InfraCo Africa, a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). The strategic investment will help EPV execute its ground-breaking "InspiraFarms Cooling" service in four sub-Saharan African countries: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. The service will concentrate on pre-cooling and refrigeration of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th January 2024

Kenyan Households illuminated by imported lights.

Traders from all across Kenya congregate in Nairobi's Nyamakima shopping district, which is home to the nation's largest network of stores selling Chinese-imported electronics and electrical goods. Shopkeepers distribute packages via bulk couriers to every region of the nation, including South Sudan and Uganda and they import goods in bulk from China to resell to other dealers. The solar floodlights that are prominently exhibited in the majority of these shops are what.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th January 2024

Kisii Residents Set To Enjoy Benefits Of Six Water Projects

Thanks to a water project established by County Woman Representative Donya Aburi and Kitutu Chache South Constituency MP Antony Kibagendi, thousands of households and students in Kisii County's periphery stand to benefit. The Daraja Mbili elementary and secondary schools, the nearby market that serves the surrounding counties, the local dispensary, the butcher, and the locals will all benefit from the water project, which consists of a borehole and water tower for the storage of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th January 2024

Salvador Caetano introduces the new generation Ford Raptor & Everest in the Kenyan market

Ford Motor is the second-biggest American automaker in Kenya, and Caetano Kenya, a car dealership with Portuguese support, has stepped up its efforts to promote the sale of Ford vehicles there. This happens after a successful deal to distribute Ford cars solely in Kenya was signed. This week saw the opening of a brand-new Ford Showroom on Mombasa Road by Caetano Kenya, a group of businesses owned by the Salvador Caetano group in Portugal. The showroom will act as a location for.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th January 2024

Africa Healthcare Network Receives $20 Million in Funding for a Continent-wide Expansion Led by Africa50 and Africinvest.

Africa Healthcare Network (AHN), a leading provider of dialysis services in Africa, has received a $20 million equity and debt investment from Africa50 and AfricInvest, two leading African institutions, as well as Tokyo-based Ohara Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.The funding will allow AHN to expand more quickly and address significant gaps in the availability of high-quality, affordable renal care throughout Africa.Africa50, the lead investor, invests in high-impact, high-growth businesses.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th January 2024

Enhancing Kenya's Reforestation Initiative

As part of its commitment to planting and caring for up to six million trees in Kenya, AstraZeneca is utilising artificial intelligence's deep learning capabilities to guarantee the trees' long-term growth and enable significant health benefits for the surrounding populations. President of the African Cluster, Deepak Arora. AstraZeneca has committed to planting as many as six million trees in Kenya as part of its flagship AZ Forest initiative.   The company's newly.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th January 2024

Ethiopia aims to achieve complete industrial self-sufficiency in three years

 Within the next three years, the Ministry of Industry plans to meet the nation's need for food, beverages, apparel, and textiles through domestic manufacture by announcing a number of ambitious goals. The Ministry of Industry has presented an ambitious plan to meet the country's food, beverage, textile, and clothing needs fully through local manufacturing within the next three years, therefore reducing the nation's dependency on imports. The state minister for.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th January 2024

Kenya Gives Go-Ahead to Massive $3.6 Billion Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway Project

Under a public-private partnership (PPP), the 473-kilometer Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway has been approved for its initial phase of construction. This was disclosed by the Treasury, which made it possible for the road construction project to go into the development stage. The Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway project, according to the Treasury, is anticipated to eliminate the severe traffic jams and lethargic speeds between Mombasa and Nairobi. It is anticipated that the road project will.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd January 2024




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