African Review weekly digest - 27th - 31st March

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/Commons)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on africanreview.com from 20 - 27 March 2017

Agip sign deal for desalination plant in Kenya 

Aziena Generale Italiana Petroli (Agip) has signed a deal worth Sh20mn, to construct a desalination plant in Lamu County, Kenya. Read the full story here

ALE completes phase one of Madagascan turnkey project

ALE has completed the first phase of a transportation project from Mauritius to Madagascar in East Africa. Read the full story here

President Mugabe opens PCC cement grinding plant in Harare

President Robert Mugabe has opened PPC’s US$85mn cement grinding plant at Msasa in Harare. Read the full story here

USTDA issues US$860,000 for solar project in Ghana

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has authorised a grant for over US$860,000 to Buipe Solar to support a viability study for a 20MW PV solar project in Ghana. Read the full story here

European governments to help Kenya's households to connect to power grid

A new agreement, signed by various governments and governmental organisations, will enable Kenya Power to connect more ordinary households in 32 counties in Kenya to the national electricity network. Read the full story here.  

Dangote buys Africa's largest crane

Business magnet and the richest man in the continent, Aliko Dangote, has acquired Africa's largest crane after purchasing it from China's leading construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery. Read the full story here

East Africa Metals announces its results from Ethiopian drilling programmes

East Africa Metals have announced that it intersected 21.19m grading 4.32 per cent copper, 1.04 grams per tonne gold, 35.9 grams per tonne silver, and 6.98 per cent at the Mayshehagne VMS prospect. Read the full story here

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