Updates on private and public projects in Eastern Africa

Kakono hydropower plant in Tanzania gets funding


  • The agreement was signed by the government of Tanzania, ADB, and AFD
  • The funds will finance the construction of the 87.8-megawatt Kakono Hydropower Plant located in the northern part of Tanzania

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Microsoft Launches Technical Skill-Enhancement Program for University Lecturers in Kenya


  • The 12-week program aims at providing instructors with a better understanding of industry requirements and inspiring a curriculum change that will align university classrooms with the needs of the technology industry
  • The first cohort of 23 educators is drawn from both private and public universities

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CcHub launches $15 million EdTech accelerator program in Kenya and Nigeria


  • The program was launched in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation
  • The aim is to support and amplify the impact of 72 EdTech startups in Kenya and Nigeria over the next three years

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Ncondezi Energy, Mozambique secures 950-ha of land to develop solar project


  • The energy producer was granted permission to develop its solar project on the 950-ha piece of land
  • The company’s project has a capacity of 300MWp
  • The electricity generated will be fed into the grid of the state-owned EDM.

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$1 million in Seed funding for Uncover


  • The Kenya-based skincare startup will use the funds to scale operations in Kenya and establish a presence in other African countries
  • The products are made using Kenyan botanicals and Korean skincare technology
  • The company is leveraging data and community to make its products.

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$32 million series A for Ramani


  • Tanzania-based Ramani has raised $32 million in equity and debt.
  • The startup is focused on CG supply chains

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