Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Global agency Moody’s has downgraded credit ratings of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc, which own subsidiaries in Kenya and other African countries upon downgrade of Nigeria. The firms operate as GTBank and UBA in Kenya. Moody’s...
Kenya Airways' shares were suspended from trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) for the next two weeks after the government announced last week that it was moving to restructure ownership at the State-owned airline. On Monday, Treasury...
KIGALI, Rwanda – The Government of Rwanda and Metito have reached financial close of the first competitively tendered Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Water Concession in Sub-Saharan Africa. The finalisation of this Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement will kickstart the highly-anticipated...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their...
A subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, New Sparta Energy (NSE) was established in 2017 to identify, develop, build and operate power generation assets in Africa, with a focus on renewables, and to sub-advise NSAM on Africa strategy. Our in-house...
Tesla recently unveiled its new all-electric semi-truck with the hope of shaking up the auto industry once again. Billed as quicker and more economical than today’s diesel-powered trucks, the Tesla Semi was designed and built to be like a bullet...
The eThekwini Municipality has rejected an unsolicited bid to develop the Virginia Airport. In a statement released on Thursday the Municipality said while its Bid Adjudication Committee had rejected this bid it would consider future bids based on merit. In 2015...
The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is taking place on 6-7 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa CSA Congress will unite senior representatives from governments, UN and donor agencies, farmers’ associations, cooperatives, NGOs and CBOs, research institutes,...

Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal of the project is to “increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks for smallholder farming...
Within the first 100 days of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari signaled his administration’s commitment to attracting the private capital and expertise needed to address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit. This led to a renewed engagement between the World Bank Group...

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