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Agribusiness Congress East Africa to feature Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaker in Dar es Salaam in January

Stakeholders to drive innovation and develop East Africa’s agricultural sector Some 400 agriculture experts are expected at the Agribusiness East Africa conference and exhibition in Dar es Salaam from 28-29 January during which Mercy Karanja of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will deliver a keynote address. Says Amore Swart, Agribusiness East Africa’s programme director: […]

Migration Dialogue: From the Horn to South Africa

IOM Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa. Twenty-four senior representatives from the governments of Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia, and from IOM and UNCHR, met in Zanzibar to […]

Tanzania Poised to Transform National Energy Sector with Influx of Renewables

TUNIS, Tunisia, September 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – On September 12, the Republic of Tanzania received endorsement from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) of an investment plan which will help the country to scale-up the development of its abundant renewable energy resources. The plan is designed to transform the country’s energy sector, shifting from […]

“TCL Power is dedicated to the build out of the grid across East, Central and Southern Africa.”

Exclusive interview with Dr. Gachao Kiuna – CEO Transcentury – platinum sponsors at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi. 1)  What are the projects that your company is involved in currently in East Africa that you are most excited about? 1.  New Transformers and Switchgears requirement for utility companies in East Africa and other Sub Sahara […]

AfDB’s Kaberuka heads to Tanzania: energy in focus

Donald Kaberuka will arrive in Tanzania at the weekend for the visit by US President Barack Obama TUNIS, Tunisia, June, 2013/ — African Development Bank (AfDB) ( President Donald Kaberuka will arrive in Tanzania at the weekend for the visit by US President Barack Obama, which will partly focus on an initiative to foster economic […]


29 May 2013: Agri-Vie, the Sub-Saharan private equity fund investing in food and agribusiness, has announced an equity investment of US $6 million (R50 million) into Tanzania Food Corporation (TFC), the owners of Mtanga Farms Ltd in Southern Tanzania. Tanzania, which has the second largest cattle population in East Africa, paradoxically also has one of […]

Norway allocates NOK 700 million to Tanzanian rural energy fund

OSLO, Norway, April 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Norway and Tanzania have signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 700 million to Tanzania over a four-year period. This funding will be channelled to a rural energy fund in Tanzania that will give people in rural areas access to electricity. “Access to electricity […]

SADC initiative to harmonize seed policies advanced

  by Wallace Mawire The Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives on harmonization of seed policies are at an advanced stage with  only a few countries still to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The initiatives are being conducted under the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Harmonized Seed Security Project. According […]

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 […]

ITC Global Completes Its Acquisition of Spidersat, Deepens Its Local Presence in Africa

  ST PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ITC Global, Inc. (“ITC Global” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of enterprise grade satellite communication services to mining, energy and maritime businesses, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Spidersat Communications Limited (“Spidersat”), a leading integrator of global communications solutions […]

Makers of Plumpy’nut® to Invest $5.8 Million in African Companies to Fight Severe Acute Malnutrition Through Local Suppliers

French food manufacturer to significantly increase its total investment since 2005 to support sustainable food production systems MALAUNAY, France, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nutriset, the inventor and manufacturer of Plumpy’nut® – the highly fortified peanut-based paste that revolutionized the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) – today announced the company will contribute an additional $5.8 […]

IBM Presents Plan To Speed Timely Agricultural Information To Tanzanian Farmers

  IBM’s pro bono consultation also recommends strategy to improve air travel, tourism and education DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A team of IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts today presented recommendations to the Tanzanian government for improving the timeliness and availability of information needed by farmers to grow crops more successfully, feed […]

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 […]

Four Seasons Sets Up Camp in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park; Lodge is First of Three Launching Brand’s Sub-Saharan Expansion

Existing property to be renamed Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania; additional new properties planned in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on the island of Zanzibar TORONTO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a long term management agreement with the owners of Bilila Lodge, a resort in the Serengeti National […]

Africa Loses Billions in Potential Trade Earnings, Falls Short of Vast Promise in Cross-Border Business―New World Bank Report

Washington, February 7, 2012 – With African leaders now calling for a continental free trade area by 2017 to boost trade within the continent, a new World Bank report shows how African countries are losing out on billions of dollars in potential trade earnings every year because of high trade barriers with neighboring countries, and […]