Updates on private and public projects in Eastern Africa

Shalom Health Care to Build $250 Million Medical Equipment Manufacturing Plant in Ethiopia


  • The plant will be built in Hawassa and will alleviate Ethiopia’s reliance on imported medical equipment
  • The plant will create 5000 jobs locally

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Total, EDF and Sumitomo Corp picked for 1500MW hydro project in Mozambique


  • The three companies will be strategic partners in the $4.5 billion project

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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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