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Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

President Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Agreement (EACOP), which now paves way for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima, in mid western Uganda to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga. The agreement, signed on Sunday almost a year after Uganda […]

Will Dangote Refinery End Nigeria’s Ongoing Oil Woes?

Will Dangote Refinery End Nigeria’s Ongoing Oil Woes?

The completion of the Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark another milestone in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The refinery is being built by Mr Aliko Dangote, the founder of the Dangote Group of Companies and the richest man in Africa. The $14 billion (Shs50.6 trillion) refinery will produce 650,000 barrels per day of […]

‘East Africans Should Have the Dignity of Wearing New Clothing’

‘East Africans Should Have the Dignity of Wearing New Clothing’

A senior Kenyan official, who is in Rwanda for the ongoing East African Manufacturing and Business Summit, has refuted claims that her government has reneged on a regional move to progressively ban used clothing. Betty Maina, principal secretary in the Kenyan ministry of labour and EAC affairs, told The New Times that Kenya has not […]

Tanzania Struggles to Finance Standard Gauge Railway

Tanzania Struggles to Finance Standard Gauge Railway

Tanzania is struggling to find financiers for its proposed $1.2 billion standard gauge railway as leaders continue to raise questions on the viability of the project. A group of MPs recently said the project is likely to stall due to lack of financing unless the government considers alternative sources of funds outside low-interest loans such […]

Railway Set to Revive Forgotten Lake Victoria Transport

Railway Set to Revive Forgotten Lake Victoria Transport

Rwanda’s decision to pull out of the Kenyan standard gauge railway in favour of Tanzania’s Central Corridor could have just been the saving grace for the collapsed Lake Victoria transport system, after both Kenya and Uganda indicated that they will be building new ports to carry cargo across the lake. In April 2016, Rwanda pulled […]

Tokwe Mukosi – President Robert Mugabe’s ‘Dry’ Speech

Tokwe Mukosi – President Robert Mugabe’s ‘Dry’ Speech

It was a case of waiting very long for very little to the thousands of villagers who travelled long distances from all the corners of Masvingo for the official commissioning of Tokwe Mukosi dam by President Robert Mugabe last week. The villagers had high expectations as they especially wanted to know how they were going […]

Uganda May Join Dar As Kenya Weighs Options of Extending SGR to Malaba

Uganda May Join Dar As Kenya Weighs Options of Extending SGR to Malaba

Uganda is considering abandoning the Kenyan standard gauge railway route and joining the Tanzania one if Kenya does not commit to building the Kisumu-Malaba section of the railway project. On Monday, Kenya announced that it was seeking a $3.59 billion loan from China to extend the SGR from Naivasha to Kisumu, leaving out the details […]

Chinese Company Starts Road Upgrading in Rwandan Capital

Chinese Company Starts Road Upgrading in Rwandan Capital

China Road and Bridge Cooperation(CRBC) has started an urban road upgrading project in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali, which is expected to improve the overall traffic situation in Kigali and the landlocked country. The 54.56 kilometers road upgrading project, invested by China Export-Import Bank in form of preferential loan, will effectively enhance the road traffic capacity […]

Magufuli’s Govt Promises World Class Roads for Cities in Tanzania

Magufuli’s Govt Promises World Class Roads for Cities in Tanzania

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has said that the government was planning to construct world class roads in all major cities including flyovers. He said that the government will start constructing flyovers in Arusha, as a tourist hub and then proceed to Mwanza and Dar es Salaam. The Premier made the statement while addressing […]

Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

New plastic bag manufacturing factories in the country will have to install recycling facilities as the government moves to curb environmental degradation, the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has announced. NEMC Coordinator for the Eastern Zone Jaffar Chimgege, speaking here over the weekend, said: “As a country, we face a serious challenge when it comes […]

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