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South Africa’s State-owned Oil Company Signs Deal to Explore Highly-prospective Oil Block B2 in South Sudan

South Africa’s State-owned Oil Company Signs Deal to Explore Highly-prospective Oil Block B2 in South SudanSouth Africa today signed an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) with South Sudan for Block B2JUBA, South Sudan, May 6, 2019/ -- South Africa’s state-owned oil company Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) will own and operate Block B2; In 2018, South Africa...

A very nice house located in Kabeza for rent, Can be also A Guest House!

We have a very nice four bedrooms house for rent. (Kigali, Rwanda) The House is located in Kabeza behind the main Tarmac road, Plot number 12 specifically near the Junction of Kabeza and Kicukiro Saint Joseph Road (KK 296 St & KK305 AV.). Details: 4 bed rooms, Saloon, inside Kitchen,...

Former Ethiopian PM charges African investors to emulate Dangote’s investment drive

He insisted that Africa needs massive investment like the Dangote Refinery for economic development LAGOS, Nigeria, April 29, 2019/ -- Former Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn has described as exceptional and enormous the investment of the Dangote Group in Africa's oil refining sector and urged other private sector investors to...

Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters launched in Rwanda

An Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters in Rwanda was launched on Sunday as part of continuous efforts to promote ethics and Professionalism in the field of Linguistic Translation and Interpretation. According to the officials, launching RAPTI (Rwanda Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters) will put an end to the profession’s disarrays which are...

Kenya, Tanzania agree to effect single customs territory

Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to fully implement a single customs territory to fasten clearance of goods. The two states also struck a deal to fast track the harmonisation of domestic taxes, levies and fees in a bid to ease trade between them. This will come as good news for traders...

EgyptAir begins new service to Rwanda’s Kigali as carrier eyes African expansion

Egypt’s flagship carrier EgyptAir will start flying to Rwanda’s Kigali twice weekly, it said on Saturday. “The national carrier of Egypt has put in place ambitious plans to expand to the strongly rising countries in Africa, such as Rwanda, one of Africa's new hubs,” Ahmed Adel, the chairman and...

Ghana and Rwanda urged to collaborate in production of tyres

Ghana's Dr Frannie A. Léautier, Chief Operating Officer, Trade and Development Bank, on Friday urged Ghana and Rwanda to collaborate in the production of lorry tyres as part of efforts to accelerate Africa’s socio-economic development. She said rubber produced in Ghana combined with cow fat produced in Rwanda could produce high performing car...

Seven challenges to media development

Media scholar Christoph Spurk shares his knowledge about the major challenges currently facing media development organizations working in developing countries. 1. Authoritarian rule In many developing countries, democracy is formally established but political elites and authoritarian rulers control power beyond the influence of the majority of people. So, instead...

Ethiopia, China sign $1.8b investment deal

Ethiopia and China have signed a $1.8 billion investment deal especially to boost electric power transmission and distribution lines in the country Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed. The signing of the agreement came following Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meeting officials of State Grid Corporation of China in Beijing....

Rwanda opens doors to UAE investors

Business Bureau, Gulf Today In collaboration with Botho Emerging Markets Group, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) organised the “Rwanda Investment Showcase” Forum to explore avenues of economic cooperation between the UAE and Rwanda. The forum was attended by Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, Dr. Sultan Al Mulla and Nasir Musabeh Ahmed Al Tunaiji,...

Kenyan Beer maker mourns how youth are spending on betting instead of alcohol

Betting is now a “serious” competitor to the local alcohol business, Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) Managing Director Jane Karuku has said, citing an increased desire for quick riches among youth. Ms Karuku said during a media briefing at the company’s headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi, that after food and mobile phone airtime, people below 35...

BUA mulls investment in Rwandan mining sector

BUA Group is looking at the Rwandan and regional mining sector for viable opportunities, its Executive Chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu has said. According to Rwandan’s leading newspaper, The New Times, Rabiu stated that with the growth of the company in West Africa, there were considerations to expand into other parts of the continent, especially...

African Development Bank to host Investment Forum Roadshow in Angola

The event will convene traders, experts and financiers in the public and private sector, who seek to invest in Africa’s development ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 9, 2019/ -- Who:     Country Office of the African Development Bank in Angola What:    Africa Investment Forum Roadshow Where:  AIPEX Auditorium,...

Marriott International expects to add nearly 20 properties under its Middle East and Africa Portfolio in 2019

 PRESS RELEASEMarriott International expects to add nearly 20 properties under its Middle East and Africa Portfolio in 2019Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under developmentDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 8, 2019/ -- Marriott International today announced it expects to add 19 new properties...

Siemens and Ethiopia collaborate to address urgent energy and infrastructure challenges

Siemens is currently helping to increase the reliability of energy supply through an interconnector being built between Kenya and Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 4, 2019/ -- Siemens today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to support the government’s ...

London Tribunal rules that Djibouti has breached Doraleh Container Terminal’s rights

Tribunal orders Djibouti to pay DCT $385 million plus interest for breach of Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT)’s exclusivityDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 4, 2019/ -- Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT), a Djibouti port operator owned 33.34% by DP World Group, and 66.66% by Port de Djibouti S.A., an entity of the Republic of Djibouti, has been...

RSB, USAID raise Private Sector’s awareness on quality Standards and Certifications

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG), and the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB, have trained PSDAG-Supported SMEs on quality Standards and systems certifications. On Friday PSDAG and RSB brought together supported SMEs, Cooperatives and Business associations operating in various agricultural value chains as part of an...

VIDEO: ENAS, USAID launch Post harvest Storage and Grain Drying Facility in Kirehe

Efforts to reduce post-harvest losses still faces grave challenge with reports indicating that at least 15 per cent of the produce is lost before reaching the consumer. The losses, which have continued despite investments by the government and donors to address the challenges over years, pose a threat to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Kigali, Kinshasa to sign Air Transport Agreement Soon

Kinshasa, March 20, 2019 (ACP)-The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo had an African Union work session on Tuesday, with a mixed delegation composed of Experts From the Democratic Republic of the Congo and those of the republic of Rwanda, who came to report on the process to achieve an...

Tanzania assures Uganda of improved transport network for its goods

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Saturday assured neighboring Uganda that his administration will continue improving the transportation infrastructure for smooth transportation of goods. According to a statement made by the Directorate of Presidential Communication at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, President Magufuli said the construction of the standard gauge railway...

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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations...

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences...