20 October 15

IFC Launches $5m Mini-Grid Program to Boost Energy Access in Tanzania

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has unveiled a $5 million program that will increase access to energy in Tanzania.

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16 October 15

Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign $1.1bn Pipeline Deal

Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a $1.1bn (over £71m) deal to construct a 550km petroleum pipeline between the two countries.

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13 October 15

Scientists Expect Drier Horn of Africa As Climate Warms

The Horn of Africa is becoming drier, as global temperatures continue to rise, according to a new study.

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30 September 15

First Successful Kidney Transplants Conducted in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has conducted its first successful kidney transplants with the help of US university surgeons. Three kidney transplants have been successfully completed at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – the first in the country. A
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30 September 15

UN Hails Tanzania Growth Progress

In a big week of UN meetings the international body has hailed Tanzania’s quick progress with new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a new set of global development goals set out by the UN, which come into effect
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14 September 15

Kenya & China Strike Nuclear Power Deal

Kenya and China have signed a deal that will see the East African nation’s first nuclear power station open in 2025. The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) has revealed plans to set up the country’s first nuclear power plant with an initial
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14 September 15

‘Groundbreaking’ Move to Tackle Illegal Timber Trade Announced

Key nations in the East and South of Africa have united to tackle illegal timber trade across the region. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique signed an agreement on Septemer 9, entitled the Zanzibar Deceleration on Illegal Trade in Timber and
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