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Big Companies Scramble for Stake in Kenyan Oil Exploration

According to analysts, oil finds in Uganda and Ghana, combined with the current surge in international crude prices, have done a lot to reshape the perception of oil prospects in new geological fields such as East Africa's, attracting capital into the region.

East Africa Eyes Regional Visa

Kenya is prepared to move tourism a notch higher to beat international competitors, says a senior government official.

‘Mau Mau’ Airstrip Expanded to Boost Tourism, Farming in Kenya

Located in the plain between the Aberdare ranges and Mt Kenya is an airstrip few in Kenya know about. Yet it played a major role...

Kenya Plans Secret Geothermal Deal With Chinese Firm

A Chinese contractor, the Great Wall Drilling Company, has secretly signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kenya government to drill 80 geothermal wells, with funding expected to come from the Chinese Exim Bank.

Tourism to Drive Rental Yield for Holiday Homes in Kenya

The developer of a real estate project on Kenya's coast is hinging hopes of high rental yields on the thriving tourism sector. Hello Properties, the developer of Mandharini resort, says buyers of the holiday homes are guaranteed high returns.

Kenya Brands Tea to Increase Global Market Visibility

Kenya has moved to brand its tea to increase its visibility in the global market by launching a mark of origin. The Kenya Tea Mark of Origin is expected to help raise the levels of tea exported globally and address some key market concerns over the country's second biggest foreign exchange earner, according to Tea Board of Kenya managing director Sicily Kariuki.

Cross-Border Trade Body to Boost Regional Trade in East Africa

Kenya has moved to boost trade between her and the neighbours following the launch of a Trade Association aimed at facilitating trade in the East African Community region.

Tourists Head Back to Kenya in Record Numbers

Kenya's Tourism earnings rose 32 per cent to Sh40.5 billion in the first half of the year on increased tourist arrivals and the government is expecting 20 per cent growth in arrivals for the year as a whole.

Regulator Proposes Exclusive Market for SMEs in Kenya

An exclusive stock market for small and medium-sized enterprises with flexible listing rules could be in place in Kenya by January next year.

Mobile Technology Unlocks Dairy Farming Potential in Kenya

The iCow is a voice-based WAP enabled application that keeps farmers abreast of essential animal breeding and feeding methods through technology. A farmer can register his cows free of charge through the iCow portal and gets regular SMSs about the breeding and production patterns of the livestock.

Ground Breaking for Kenya's Technology Mega-City Set for September

Ground breaking for Kenya's multi-billion Shilling dream Konza technology city on a 5,000-acre site south of Nairobi is scheduled for September 2011.

Time for Investors to Strike Deals With South Sudan

A lot of changes are happening within the business environment in East Africa including legal, economic, social or political ... all which have an impact on businesses within the region. Last week, the world watched as Africa's 54th state - South Sudan - got its independence. For many Sudanese who have been caught up in a two decades long civil war, this was a great moment. The war totally damaged the economy and a lot of work needs to be done to get the State back on track.

Kenya Airways to Launch Flights to Chad

Most countries in Central Africa including Chad are landlocked and thus have limited export opportunities. However, they represent an important trade corridor to the lucrative West African market