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IMF, Kenya to Co-Host Conference to Discuss the Country’s Economic Success, Prospects and Challenges

NAIROBI, Kenya, September, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Government of Kenya will co-host a conference on September 17-18, 2013, in Nairobi to explore the policy challenges Kenya faces in building upon its economic success to achieve emerging market status. The event will bring together participants from government, the […]

IFC Hits Record Investment, Advisory Volume to Promote Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Investment commitments reach $5.3 billion, with projects targeting infrastructure, entrepreneurs, farmers and the health sector Nairobi, Kenya, September 3, 2013—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today released details of its regional activities in Sub-Saharan Africa showing strong development impact through record volumes of investment and advisory services in for the year ending in […]

IFC-World Bank Report: 140 million in Africa Could Access Clean Lighting by 2015

Nairobi, Kenya, August, 2013 ― A new report by the joint IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa Program projects that Africa is set to become the world’s largest market for clean off-grid lamps, with up to 140 million people having access to better lighting by 2015. The market for quality off-grid lighting products in Africa has seen […]

Google kicks off ‘Africa Connected’ Competition

$25,000 prizes for five Africans whose lives are ‘powered by the web’ Nairobi, 27th August 2013. Has your life been changed by the Internet? Google is calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a […]

Africa Food Security Conference & Agri- Exhibition

The Africa Food Security Conference & Agric Exhibition is now scheduled to be held in Nairobi Kenya on the 14th – 15th August 2013. This regionally focused forum aims to bring the interrelated parties together for discussions that will refocus food security issues in Africa in alignment with the continent’s requirement. The conference will kick […]

Agenda to Address Insurance & Reinsurance Concerns in Africa

The 3rd Annual Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference 2013 is now scheduled to be held in Nairobi Kenya on the 18th – 19th of June, 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel. In tandem with the shifts in Africa’s insurance & reinsurance market, AIRC 2013 has put together another fantastic program offering more choices with more […]

Under One Per Cent of Clean Energy Technology Patents Filed in Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential for Exploiting Renewable Sources

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Report Launch: 10am, Monday May 13 Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Speakers: Nicholaus Thumm , Chief Economist, European Patent Office Robert Ondhowe, Legal Oficer, United Nations Environment Programme Less than one per cent of all patent applications relating to Clean Energy Technology (CET) have been filed in Africa, […]

Kenya’s Newest Payments Innovation: Equity and Google launch Electronic Payments

Consumers can enjoy quick and easy cashless bus ticketing with BebaPay: convenient for passengers and operators www.beba.co.ke About BebaCard BebaPay is an Equity product regulated by CBK, powered using technology by Google, a global leader in technology who bring their expertise in mobile and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. About Equity Bank Equity Bank commenced […]

AGRIBUSINESS’ POTENTIAL IS CENTRAL ROLE TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

About Agri-Vie Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa with a mission to generate an above average investment return, as well as demonstrable socio-economic development impacts through its equity investments. The fund was initiated by SP-aktif and Sanlam Private Equity with the cooperation of South African and international investors […]

Airtel introduces new service in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Bharti Airtel says its customers in Africa will now get Free incoming calls while roaming on its South Asia Network. This is the worlds’ first intercontinental roaming facility offering free incoming calls leverages Airtel’s network reach in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh To benefit African businessmen, tourists and students traveling to the […]

The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference

The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference kick started yesterday with a compelling opening speech on Waste water Management in Kenya in regards to the implementation progress so far and challenges by Dr. Geoffrey Wahungu, The Director General, The National Environment Management Authority(NEMA). EWWMC proved to be the event of choice for the […]

Joju Solar aid electrification of hospital in Kenya

  Joju Solar have assisted in the installation of a 2.2 kW off grid solar PV system on a remote village clinic in Kenya, in association with the Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation The project has enabled the remote clinic, which is off the electricity grid, to be fitted with a solar/battery system to supply power […]

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

Kagame opens African Economic Conference, calls for models that respond to local needs

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Rwandese leader, President Paul Kagame today in Kigali opened the 7th African Economic Conference, calling it an opportunity for leading African economists to look beyond purely economic factors for solutions to Africa’s developmental problems. Convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA), the African […]

Oil and Gas industry leaders sign up to join the Energy Ministers of Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Mozambique at the Official East Africa Oil and Gas Summit co-hosted by the Ministry of Energy Kenya 13-14 November, Nairobi

  EAOGS October (MS word) Momentum is building towards the East Africa Oil and Gas Summit as market drivers TULLOW, NOC KENYA, PETROBRAS, HALLIBURTON, EXXON, ANADARKO, WEATHERFORD, FUGRO, TOTAL SA, AFREN, CHASE, BERTLING, ECO BANK, CCC, IMARA ENERGY, SIMBA, NILEPET, OPHIR and YOKAGAWA all signed up as delegates this week to attend the Ministers’ Official […]

Bharti Airtel becomes the fourth largest mobile operator in the world

  Over 250 million mobile subscribers NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Bharti Airtel (http://www.airtel.com), a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of […]

Novus Celebrates World Egg Day and Supports Egg Consumption and Egg Production in Africa

  Special events are being held throughout the continent   ST. LOUIS , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Novus International, Inc. has partnered with egg industry associations in Africa for the third consecutive year to support World Egg Day celebrations. On Friday, October 12 , numerous events are being held throughout Africa to promote the nutritional benefits of eggs and raise the public awareness […]

Catherine Ashton travels to Kenya to reiterate EU support to democracy, security and economic growth in the region

  BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, is travelling to Nairobi where she is to meet Prime Minister Odinga, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ongeri, and other Kenyan leaders on 28 August. As Kenya is preparing for national […]

Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya is to attend and speak at the Cloud East Africa Summit

  Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya (Microsoft Word) The Cloud Summit East Africa Summit, proudly supported by the Kenya ICT Board and KITOS, will be held in Nairobi on 7 September 2012. The strategic industry event is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The summit is […]

New CDC studies point to better practices in timing, testing, and retention of patients in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa

  ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New collaborative studies being presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the XIX International AIDS Conference confirm early treatment of HIV patients results in better outcomes, suggest use of viral load testing to detect treatment failure, and highlight factors associated with low rate of […]

Ethiopian Airlines buys additional plane for US$276 million

By Sanday Chongo Kabange (ABN) HONG KONG – Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional 777-200LR aircraft valued at US$276 million from Boeing, bringing the number of similar planes to six. The Addis Abba-headquartered carrier is to add an additional aircraft to its fleet, less than two months after two plane crashes in Ghana and Nigeria […]

World Bank Approves New Power Transmission Line between Ethiopia and Kenya to Boost Electricity and Economic Growth in East Africa

  Washington, July 12, 2012 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, which will connect Ethiopia’s electrical grid with Kenya’s, create power- sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, promote sustainable and renewable power generation, better protect the region’s environment, and pave the way for more […]