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Made in South Sudan Exhibition 6 – 10 June 2017 at Juba Nyakuron Cultural Centre

Over forty factories operating in South Sudan will participate in the exhibition as well as handicraft businesses to display South Sudan culture and heritage The Ministry of Trade and Industry in partnership with the Private Sector and UNDP is organizing “Made in South Sudan Exhibition” on 6th  through 10th June …

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GE Signs Multiyear Agreement to Upgrade Gas Turbines at Songas Ltd.’s Ubungo Power Plant in Tanzania

180-Megawatt Ubungo Facility Currently Provides up to 25 Percent of the Power in Tanzania Multiyear Agreement with Songas Will Upgrade Generation Equipment at the Ubungo Power Plant Fleet360* Upgrades will Help Improve Plant Efficiency by approximately 3 percent and Help Ensure Long-term, Reliable Operation of the Plant’s Gas Turbines 180-Megawatt …

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Efacec “brings” electricity to Rwanda

New substations allow electricity distribution to rural areas Efacec (www.Efacec.pt/en) has just been chosen by the winning consortium of the international tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV substations. These infrastructures are essential to distribute power to the country’s rural areas, such as …

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IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Review Mission to Rwanda

Rwanda’s external trade deficit was lower than expected in 2016, following a strong pick up in goods and services exports, combined with reduced demand for imports The IMF team reached preliminary agreement with the government, subject to approval by IMF management and its Executive Board, on policies that could support …

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Rwanda Gov’t bolster coffee farmers’ morale with better prices

Rwanda coffee farmers have cheerfully embraced the new farm gate prices its government has put place, affirming that the prices will bolster the farmers’ morale and lure more investors as well as farmers into the sector. The government of Rwanda in conjunction with National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), introduced the …

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Abaarso School of science & Technology Somalia

The History Somalia and Somaliland are located in the “Horn of Africa,” the easternmost peninsula in Northeast Africa.  In May 1991, after a brutal civil war, the Republic of Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia. Somaliland has made great strides, including establishing a stable government with peaceful elections. Still, Somaliland …

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GE and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Sign a MoU to enable Renewables Hydro/Wind Power Generation Skills Development in Ethiopia

The ultimate vision of the collaboration between GE and AAIT is to develop a Renewables – Center of Excellence at AAIT to serve as a practical learning hub for undergraduate students in the Ethiopia University system, a research incubator for graduate students and a reinforcing learning mechanism for faculty General …

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The Helix Institute leads the way on digital finance in emerging markets

The Helix Institute trainings are particularly designed to equip industry leaders with effective strategies and powerful tools to build, manage and grow digital financial services in their respective markets The Helix Institute of Digital Finance (www.Helix-Institute.com) has launched new courses in addition to its flagship offering the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) (http://APO.af/eYtH81): …

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Government of Rwanda dedicated to promote its move to a cashless economy

MasterCard reinforced as technology partner in moving Rwanda towards a cashless society in line with the country’s vision 2020 To tweet this news, copy and paste: Extension of @MastercardMEA and @RDBrwanda MoU will result in stronger digital payment sector [http://mstr.cd/2q0UAdC] Daniel Monehin, MasterCard Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa and International …

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