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  • 100 million dollar renewable energy funding availed

    March 13, 2014 12:50 PM 23

    Sub Saharan Africa is set to benefit from a 100 million dollars renewable energy funding from the African Renewable Energy Fund, AREF, that is expected to support small scale to medium scale independent power producers. The Fund’s office that will be headquartered in Nairobi is targeting to give out an additional 200 million dollars by March next year to be invested

  • Sugar manufacturer Mumias, exploring possibilities of establishing a milk plant

    March 13, 2014 8:06 AM 13

    Updated Wednesday, March 12th 2014 at 22:12 GMT +3 BUSIA, KENYA: Mumias Sugar Company is mulling the construction of a milk processing plant in Busia County. The company’s Chief Executive Peter Kebati on Tuesday said the miller was exploring ways to help farmers develop alternative revenue streams. The miller has already initiated a project that allocates

  • Family graves affecting road construction

    March 13, 2014 8:06 AM 14

    Updated Wednesday, March 12th 2014 at 22:53 GMT +3 MURANG’A COUNTY: Family graveyards, houses and rough terrain are among the factors delaying the construction of a major road cutting across three constituencies in Murang’a County. Senior officials from Kenya Roads Board (KRB) heard that 41 graves littered the 35km-stretch of Kangema-Gacharage road. The road cuts across

  • Midiwo wants churches income taxed

    March 12, 2014 8:40 PM 10

    This emerged as the House commenced debate on the Value Added Tax Amendment Bill which seeks to exempt more goods from the VAT bracket, which would ideally reduce their cost and cushion the poor. Midiwo claimed that most of the institutions were known to circumvent the law to avoid paying taxes. “Let us help the government to widen the tax bracket, and for example

  • Africa CEO forum set for Geneva next week

    March 12, 2014 3:08 PM 11

    The forum aims to deepen economic integration and development at a time when there is heightened scramble for the continent’s unexploited economic potential. The three day event to be held in Geneva is organised by Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB). Since its inception in 2012, the Africa CEO Forum has brought

  • Government slams Shell for 'embarrassing South Africa'

    March 12, 2014 12:04 PM 11

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa criticised Royal Dutch Shell's local unit on Tuesday for not refuelling a jet carrying the visiting speaker of Iran's parliament, saying the action was an "embarrassment" to the government. Ali Larijani met with South African President Jacob Zuma and South Africa's parliamentary speaker during an official visit to the country

  • Take a pay cut or leave, President Uhuru Kenyatta directs top civil servants

    March 12, 2014 8:50 AM 8

    Updated Monday, March 10th 2014 at 22:22 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued an ultimatum to parastatal chiefs to either take a 20 per cent cut in salary or resign. The move is aimed at managing the burgeoning public sector wage bill that has already spiralled out of control. The President boldly told those not comfortable with reduced

  • Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya, The Horn of Africa Intelligence News Group (1985-2014)The Horn of Africa Intelligence News Group (1985-2013) Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Sudan. GEESKA AFRIKA ONLINE(1985-2013)-The First Independent Magazine -IGAD Zone

    March 12, 2014 1:10 AM 12

    Addis Ababa (HAN) 12th March, 2014 – Kenya’s president has spent the morning in talks with his counterparts in Ethiopia.It’s Uhuru Kenyatta’s first state visit to an African country.The 4 days visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties to jointly re-visit Kenya-Ethiopia Regional security and defense starategy. Leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia have called

  • EAC launches settlement system to enable payments in real time

    March 11, 2014 10:04 PM 7

    Updated Tuesday, March 11th 2014 at 21:42 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat has announced the launch of a common platform that will allow traders to receive payments in real time and in local currencies. The Sh2 billion ($23 million) EAC Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project (E-pssip) is financed by the African

  • Kenya Tourist Board goes to China

    March 11, 2014 2:13 AM 15

    The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) and 11 local firms have embarked on a marketing campaign in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou soon after the ITB Berlin 2014 tourism fair ended Monday. This is the second time Kenya is rolling out a dedicated sales and marketing mission in these key Chinese cities to build on past successes that saw arrivals by travellers