Publication: East African

First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

East Africa divided over adoption of GM foods

Should the East African Community embrace genetically modified organisms and why? These are the questions dividing scientists, politicians and activists with some feeling that Kenya could lose its lead role in adopting the technology that has been touted ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda’s construction sector set for recovery

Uganda’s construction sector is expected to rebound this financial year on the back of increased budget allocations towards infrastructure and plans to renovate government buildings. Commercial banks are also expected to extend more credit to contractors ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Demand for high-end houses on decline as target market opts out

Demand for luxury properties in Kenya’s real estate market is declining due to rising insecurity and the high cost of living. Latest surveys of the property market show customers, mainly diplomats, expatriates and rich Kenyans, are beginning to shy away ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Plans to take DSE public in two years

What is the ownership structure of the stock exchange in your country? Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange is set up an a non-profit company. It is a private mutual entity limited by guarantee without share capital. Members of the DSE include listed companies, ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Fastjet seeks partners for new Kenya budget airline venture

FASTJET, a low-cost airline, is looking for partners to take up a majority interest in a proposed Kenyan subsidiary before it can start a no-frills operation in the country, putting it into direct competition with Kenya Airways’s Jambojet. Kenya aviation ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Study on new Mombasa-Bujumbura route kicks off

A FEASIBILITY study on the new transport corridor connecting Mombasa and Bujumbura has kicked off. The proposed alternative route through Olili border, Singida and Kobero border will cover 1,545km, slashing 400km from the previous distance from Mombasa ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Dar to host LNG summit

THE FIFTH leg of the annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit series will focus on sustainable development and its economic benefit to the region. The theme of the summit, to be held in Dar es Salaam from September 1 - 4 is: Influencing Global Trade Dynamics Through ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Troubled Tazara to get $80m boost

Tanzania and Zambia have agreed to inject $80 million into their loss-making railway company, which is suffering from decades of under-investment. The governments have agreed to invest the money in the Tanzania–Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) over the ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzanian products could be locked out of market

Tanzania risks having its products locked out of the rest of East Africa from November, as it lags behind in adopting harmonised regional standards. The harmonised standards were set by the Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Investment and Finance in ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Foreign investors in Rwanda say govt ’encouraging’ illegal small miners

Foreign mineral investors in Rwanda have raised the alarm over rampant theft of minerals from their sites. The investors are also faulting the government for failing to enforce the mining law under which they were awarded the concessions. Under the law, ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Finally, East Africans’ chance to own slice of Nairobi bourse

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is selling its shares to the public, opening a window for East African citizens to own a part of the region’s largest bourse. The NSE plans to raise Ksh627 million ($7.2 million) through an initial public offering ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Grounded airlines plan suit against aviation authority

As the withdrawal of licences to operate international routes continues to hit Ugandan airlines, it has emerged that the some of the grounded operators were issued backdated Air Operator Certificates (AOCs) that could turn out to be grounds for legal ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]

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Tanzanian products could be locked out of market [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Troubled Tazara to get $80m boost [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Dar to host LNG summit [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Study on new Mombasa-Bujumbura route kicks off [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Fastjet seeks partners for new Kenya budget air... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Foreign investors in Rwanda say govt ’encouragi... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Finally, East Africans’ chance to own slice of ... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Plans to take DSE public in two years [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Demand for high-end houses on decline as target... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Uganda’s construction sector set for recovery [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
South Sudan peace talks hang in the balance [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Leaders pledge youth ‘economic inclusivity’ [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Museveni shuns Machar’s men, meets former detai... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Al Shabaab changes tack to directly take on KDF... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Museveni gets award for peace efforts [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
East Africa divided over adoption of GM foods [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
GM food is only safe if it gets the nod from an... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Former Tanzania soldiers demand $3m from govt f... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Grounded airlines plan suit against aviation au... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
European Union gives Kenya $16b grant to streng... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Homeless and neglected: Plight of street childr... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Cabinet reshuffle reignites succession debate [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Africa losing $58b annually to the world [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
EPA talks collapse, need ‘political solutions’ [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Kenya, DRC, Malawi groups win 2014 Red Ribbon A... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Lack of funds to affect circumcision [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
The smelter is gone, but slum dwellers still pa... [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Probe team found factory negligent [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Lion man Jonathan Scott now vouches for Kenya [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
Appetiser of the region’s finest [Published East African - Jul 28 2014]
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