How Ugandan Politicians Forced World Bank to Suspend Multi-billion Shillings Irrigation Scheme

September 12, 2013 10:08 am0 comments by:
How Ugandan Politicians Forced World Bank to Suspend Multi-billion Shillings Irrigation Scheme

Infighting among local politicians, in Uganda has forced the World Bank, to suspend a multi-billion shilling irrigation scheme.
The 125 billion shillings, Bulusambu dam project, which is a joint venture between the World Bank and the Nile Basin Initiative-has been suspended following clashes among politicians and locals in the project site.

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Ugandan Traders Urge Kenyan Ports Authority to Offer Blanket Tax Waiver

September 10, 2013 2:59 pm0 comments by:
Ugandan Traders Urge Kenyan Ports Authority to Offer Blanket Tax Waiver

Mombasa-Ugandan businessmen have reacted, cautiously to the tax waiver, announced by Kenya Ports Authority-KPA.

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Closure of Ugandan Virmiculite Mine Leaves Hundreds Jobless

August 30, 2013 2:48 pm2 comments by:
Magumashi

We are just waiting for an opportunity, to reclaim our land since the factory has failed, and there’s no work going on” remarks 23 year-old Fred Waslika, whose ancestral land, was leased to, a vermiculite mine in Manafwa, eastern Uganda.

The Namekara mine, located some 230 kilometers, east of the capital Kampala, is owned by the Australian based Gulf Resources.

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Construction of Pipeline Going According to Plan-Tanzanian Energy Minister

August 28, 2013 6:54 pm0 comments by:
Enrergy

The Tanzania government is satisfied with the ongoing works, to construct pipelines to transport natural gas from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam.

This was revealed during a joint visit to the site by the Minister for Minerals and Energy Prof. Sospeter Muhongo and the Chinese Ambassador, Lu-Youging.

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Travellers Having Nightmare on Mombasa-Juba Route

August 21, 2013 9:44 am0 comments by:
Travellers Having Nightmare on Mombasa-Juba Route

Kampala-Travellers along the Mombasa-Juba road are grappling with the poor state of the road network in Uganda.

Travellers along the 1,003 kilometres route that stretches from Mombasa, Kenya to the South Sudanese border town, of Nimule are having a nightmare, especially on the Ugandan side where several spots, are in a deplorable state.

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Statoil is to resume offshore gas exploration in Tanzania next month.

August 13, 2013 9:09 am0 comments by:
Statoil is to resume offshore gas exploration in Tanzania next month.

Major gas discoveries have been made offshore in Tanzania making the country to become a potential large gas producer in East Africa.

Statoil and its partner ExxonMobil Exploration have made significant discoveries in Zafarani, Lavani and lately in Tangawizi which account up to 17 Trillion Cubic Feet-TCF of gas deposits.

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Japan investors set their sights on Tanzania

August 11, 2013 12:50 am0 comments by:
Japan investors set their sights on Tanzania

Japan has made an unprecedented commitment to invest in Tanzania in a move aimed to make Tanzania as a model for Japan trade and investment in Africa.
This was announced yesterday by Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi who is visiting Tanzania with a delegation of representatives from 13 private and five state companies.

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Tanzanian Artisan Miners Grapple with Life

Tanzanian Artisan Miners Grapple with Life

“I would have given up on this work long ago had it not been because of the urge that one day it will enable me to marry a beautiful wife and owning a house” laments a 28 year old Charles Limu an artisan miner in Tanzania who has spent the last 13 years toiling in a mine without success. The story of the 28-year-old Limu is not any different from that of the other artisan miners who are struggling to make ends meet by offering cheap labor in Tanzania’s emerging extractive sector. For Limu his journey began some 13 years ago when he left his native home in Tanga and […]

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RVR to Extend Train Services to Northern Uganda After I8 Years

Repair Work on the northern Uganda Railway line in progress

RVR the concessionaire for the Uganda-Kenya Railway is in the final stage of resuming railway services to northern Uganda.
RVR is currently completing repair works on the 500 kilometer Northern line which has been out of operation for the last 18 years due to insecurity and vandalism

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Japan to Fund Rural Electrification in Uganda

Japan to Fund Rural Electrification in Uganda

KAMPALA-The Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with the government of Uganda to fund rural electrification projects in five districts of eastern Uganda.

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