African Review weekly digest - 29th May - 2nd June

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review, from 29th May - 2nd June 2017

Lamu development to be bigger than Mombasa port 

The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport and Development Corridor is a public-private partnership (PPP) joining Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mwangi Mumero reports. Click here to read the full story.  

Mooncor Oil & Gas has entered into a binding letter of intent for Namibia project 

Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp. has announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent dated 29 May 2017 with an arm's length third party whereby Mooncor will acquire an undivided 50 per cent interest in a silver-Zinc project in Germany and a silver-copper-fluorite project in Namibia, collectively with the German project. Click here to read the full story.  

UN: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty 

One Acre Fund cut payment losses and collection costs by over 80 per cent, boosting farmers’ satisfaction and economic opportunity. Click here to read the full story.   

IAEA project maps shows significant reserves in groundwater in Sahel region 

Scientists from participating countries – Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo – were trained by the Agency to carry out a detailed examination of groundwater using nuclear-based techniques. Click here to read the full story.  

Africa requires advanced technology to improve civil aviation 

Tellumat Air Traffic Management (ATC) has acknowledged the importance of promising technological advances in African civil aviation to enhance safety and cost effectiveness in regional air and ground security, for increasing the continent’s attractiveness as a sought after travel and business destination. Click here to read the full story.  

AfDB ends 2017 Annual Meetings on high note of optimism 

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) concluded its 2017 Annual Meetings on Thursday in Ahmedabad, India, on a high note of optimism generated by the Bank’s good balance sheet and the early successes of its High 5 priorities. Click here to read the full story.  

JCB develops leading single drum soil compactor 

JCB has unveiled the 116D single drum soil compactor, a high-performance roller designed for infrastructure construction and maintenance, general construction and landscaping projects. Initially available in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, the 116D delivers low fuel consumption, high compaction performance, and improved operator comfort. Click here to read the full story

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