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Uganda: Manufacturer capitalizes on Raw material abundance

Sam Turyatunga was studying food science at Uganda’s Kyambogo University when he decided to start a juice manufacturing business. He saw an opportunity because of the large number of fruits, such as bananas, that were selling at throwaway prices. “Uganda is a banana country,” says Turyatunga, founder and director of Tursam Investments. “Everywhere you go you […]

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Kenya: Standard Gauge Railway infrastructure makes Kenya a Major Hub

One of China’s major infrastructure projects in Africa is construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) running from Kenya’s port city Mombasa to Nairobi and to the western border town, Malaba. Costing $US4 billion and providing 30,000 local jobs, the project would make Kenya, China’s central technical training hub for railway experts in East and […]

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Kenya:Ujamma is empowering Children to fight Sexual abuse

In little over a year, and with only 50 instructors, small Kenyan charity Ujamaa has trained almost 25,000 Malawian children to fight the sexual abuse that is commonly committed by those they most trust. Ujamaa’s six-week programme – split into weekly, two-hourly sessions – covers self-awareness, self-respect and defence skills. Being told that the unwanted fondles and forced […]

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Kenya: Kenya Airways opens new Routes

Beginning July 1, Kenya Airways will begin three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town, South Africa, the airline has announced. Cape Town makes Kenya Airways, second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone in Zambia, the gateway to Victoria Falls. Kenya Airways will be the only carrier to offer […]

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Africa: African Union Mission (AMISOM) gets helicopters donation

Ethiopia and Kenya have reportedly offered to send helicopters to Somalia to support the African Union Mission (AMISOM) forces who are currently fighting the al-Qaida allied Al-Shabaab militants. Sources at the AU said the two nations offered to deploy undisclosed numbers of attack and transport helicopters to reinforce the fight against Al-Shabaab. In 2012, the […]