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East Africa: Investments in Energy & Power Projects

12 September 2009
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Throughout most countries of Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes Region, the economical development is feeling the negative impact of electricity shortages and power-cuts. 
In order to significantly improve the overall economical efficiency and provide manufacturing enterprises with a stable and sustainable investment surrounding, it is crucial to be able to supply factories and businesses with [...]

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Ethiopia: Chinese Hydropower Investments by CGGC

8 September 2009
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi state that Ethiopia is welcoming Chinese enterprises to actively participate in Ethiopia’s development of hydropower projects and are welcome to help Ethiopia to make better use of its abundant water resources to generate electricity.
Prime Minister Meles, who was co-chairman of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in [...]

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Kenya: 40MW Hydropower Station Halts Due to Drought

1 July 2009

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) announced the closure of a 40 megawatts power generation unit at Masinga Dam due to low water levels in the area and poor rainfall, further escalating a worsening power crisis that has gripped the country. If Kenya’s shorter rain season in October turns out favorable, the hydropower unit could be [...]

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Kenya: Feasibility Study for New Hydropower Plant in Karura

18 June 2009
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A newly proposed Hydropower Construction Project in Karura, which is located about 15 kilometers from the 40 megawatts Kindaruma Power Station and a 200 km north of Nairobi, is officially tendering for consultancy services to conclude a feasibility study for a major Hydropower Station. The feasibility study shall cover cost estimations as well as a [...]

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Uganda: Investments and Ambitious Energy Projects

7 June 2009
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In Uganda, the economy is so far resisting the global economic slowdown. A fresh poll from 2009 shows Uganda with a growth of almost 6% during the first few quarters of the year.
Due to the recent discovery of oil reserves, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced on Thursday that the East African nation will double its [...]

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Western Kenya to Build New Hydropower Unit

3 June 2009

As reported by Daily Nation Kenya, a new hydro-electric power station is planed along Yala River in West Kenya. The power station shall produce of up to 50 megawatts of electricity, and is scheduled to be part of the Nandi Dam Development Project.

Another object of this project is construct an irrigation scheme to support farmland [...]

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