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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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Kenya: China Crescent Builds WiMAX Network

28 August 2009
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China Crescent Enterprises announced this week to begin construction of their first project in Africa, and are starting the expansion of operations on the continent by setting up a WiMAX (802.16E) network in Kenya.
WiMAX is an acronym that stands for ‘Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access’ and provides wireless transmission of data via various transmission modes, from [...]

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Kenya: Chinese Investments Welcomed by Vice President

24 August 2009
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During the visit of China-Africa Development Funds’s CEO Chi Jianxin to the office of Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka yesterday, the Vice President expressed his gratitude for China’s financial and technological support in road construction and hydro-power generation. 
Kenya is positioning to further benefit from the US$ 5 billion that the Chinese Government is currently looking [...]

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Kenya: New 120MW Geothermal Plant in Kipevu

21 July 2009
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Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is planing the construction of  a new 120MW Power Plant in Kipevu, close to Mombasa. The new plant is estimated to cost US$ 15 Million, and shall be operational by the end of 2010.
The plant which is expected to generate 120 megawatts of electricity that shall be added into the [...]

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Ethiopia & Kenya: US$ 326.5 Million for Road Project

7 July 2009
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The African Development Bank AfDB last week approved a major $326.5 million loan to finance the second phase of a road project that is going to link Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Mombasa in Kenya.
It involves the construction of a total of 438 km road sections including 245 km Merille River-Marsabit-Turbi road section in Kenya [...]

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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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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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IMF approves $209 Million Loan to Kenya

31 May 2009

On May 30 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a loan of $209 million USD, the equivalent of 16 billion KSH, to stock up foreign currency at the Central Bank of Kenya. Targeted to help Kenya recovering from the impact of the worldwide financial situation and it’s affect on the countries microeconomic stance, this IMF [...]

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