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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 […]

Africa provides vast potential for micro-insurance

Micro-insurance coverage has expanded dramatically globally from the 78 million low-income people identified in 2007 to the current estimates suggesting the sector is approaching 500 million lives covered today. This growth has been largely driven by both the active involvement of governments to better help citizens protect themselves against risks and the availability of payment […]

Timber & Steel prices in Kenya 2012

Cypress: 2×2: KES 25 per foot.4×2: KES 60 per foot.Mukima: 2×2: KES 20 per foot.4×2; KES 40 per foot.Cpress: 6×1:KES 36 per foot.Mukima: 6×1: KES 23 per footPlywood: KES 300 per m2.Barbed wire:610m@ KES 5,000480M@ KES 3,800Barbed wire Nails @ KES 200 per kg.Iron Sheet:Gauge 30 prepainted box/curved profile.IT4 2m-900=KES 600 per m2Gauge 30-2m kes560=KES […]