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Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

When Mozambique completes the Maputo-Catembe bridge in December this year, transport times to South Africa, from where Mozambique imports many of its basics will be cut greatly. The US$700m is being constructed by state-owned China...
Richard Leakey commissions new museum in Turkana

Richard Leakey commissions new museum in Turkana

World-renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey has commissioned a major museum in the arid Northern Kenya. Leakey, famous for discovering the most complete skeleton of an early human known as Turkana Boy says that upon completion the...
Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Plans to construct a high speed electric railway line in Tanzania are in top gear after the country announced that it has awarded a $1.92 billion contract to a Turkish firm to construct a...
Egypt is number one investment destination in Africa

Egypt is top investment destination in Africa 2018

Egypt is number one investment destination in Africa beating South Africa that has long held the top spot, a report by Rand Merchant Bank has shown. The report dubbed 'Where to Invest in Africa 2018'...
Controversy on huge Ethiopian dam deepens after futile meeting

Controversy on huge Ethiopian dam deepens after futile meeting

A meeting that started Saturday to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD), has failed to approve an introductory report by a consultant company on the dam's effects on the two downstream countries- Egypt and...
Kenya moves to bridge construction skills gap

Kenya moves to bridge construction skills gap

In a bid to tackle construction skills gap in Kenya, the country plans to implement a comprehensive training manual to boost competence of professionals. An official from the National Construction Authority (NCA) said that Kenya...
East Africa to benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative

East Africa to benefit from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Various East African countries along China's Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) have the potential to provide major opportunities for investment, a new report released Wednesday has shown. The report, Belt and road: Opportunities and Risk:The prospects...
Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Belgium's heavy lifting specialist Sarens has unveiled the world’s largest heavy-lift crane and promised to display an even bigger one in 2019. The SGC-140 is part of the SGC family of cranes, a group of...
Tanga Cement announces net loss amid stiff competition

Tanga Cement announces net loss amid stiff competition

A major cement maker in Tanzania Tanga Cement has announced a half year net loss and consequently declared no dividend to shareholders, Daily News has reported. The firm, trading at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange...
UK firm buys stake in Kenya's quantity surveying firm YMR

UK firm buys stake in Kenya’s quantity surveying firm YMR

A UK-based global construction and consultancy firm Mace, has acquired a major stake of East African quantity surveying company YMR. Mace’s chief operating officer for consultancy Jason Millett  says the move is aimed at strengthening ...
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