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DRC mining code seeks to classify cobalt a strategic substance

DRC mining code seeks to classify cobalt a strategic substance

A proposed revision to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mining code could classify cobalt as a strategic substance, essentially resulting in a tax hike, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu has said. The new mining code...
Kenya bids to host African Minerals Development Centre

Kenya bids to host African Minerals Development Centre

Kenya hopes that it will succeed in its bid to host the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC). Other countries interested to host the AMDC include Zambia, Guinea, Mali and Sudan. The African Union’s AMDC is...
Sika acquires majority stake in Italian roofing and waterproofing maker

Sika acquires majority stake in Italian roofing and waterproofing firm

Sika has acquired a majority stake in Index Construction Systems and Products, a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems headquartered close to Verona, Italy. The company generates annual sales of CHF 115 million. By...
AfDB report says investment in infrastructure most profitable

AfDB report says investment in infrastructure most profitable

Investment in Infrastructure projects are among the most profitable any society can make as they significantly contribute to propel and sustain a country’s economic growth, Akinwumi Adesina President of the African Development Bank has...
Boost for Menengai as first IPP set to hit ground

Boost for Menengai as first IPP set to hit ground

As reported by Geothermal Development Company (GDC) in Kenya,the ground-breaking ceremony for the first of the three power plants to be constructed by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) at the Menengai Geothermal Project is set...
Kenya plans first ever drone academy to boost capacity

Kenya plans first ever drone academy to boost capacity

A first ever drone academy in Kenya could be set up soon, Kenya Civil aviation Authority(KCAA) has said adding that it would approve the application for school licence by logistics firm Astral Aviation. KCAA director-general...
Abu Dhabi fund approves US$25m for Solar PV Projects in Africa

Abu Dhabi fund approves US$25m for Solar PV Projects in Africa

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the renewable energy body International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) have announced $25m in concessional loans for two solar PV projects in Africa particularly in Mauritius and...
Huawei Marine begins work on Kenya-Pakistan subsea cable

Huawei Marine begins work on Kenya-Pakistan subsea cable

A marine survey to verify an initial research for the construction of a 60Tbps Kenya-Pakistan subsea cable has kicked off, a Huawei official has said. Thereafter, system installation will begin. In November 2017, Huawei Marine...
Tatu City releases first batch of artisans to take up construction jobs

Tatu City releases first batch of artisans to take up construction jobs

Tatu City has graduated its first group of 25 students who were taking part in a six-week course in masonry and other related training. Students were also trained in  plaster-work, electrical, plumbing, painting, tiling and...
Rwanda,Tanzania agreed on joint construction of SGR

Rwanda,Tanzania agree on joint construction of SGR

Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali in Rwanda. The development comes after Rwandan president Paul Kagame toured Tanzania yesterday in a...
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