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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program is…

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Africa Agriculture 

Kenya: Construction Works of 102 MW Kipeto Wind Farm Complete

The Kipeto job, originally established by Craftskills, a Kenyan designer and minority equity shareholder, will supply the Kenya Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement which was signed back in 2015. China Machinery Engineering Corporation was originally contracted to perform engineering style, procurement and building of the wind farm at an agreement cost of over USD 212M. Read more In October 2018 the sole task investor, the United States Federal government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), along with the project sponsor, Actis, asked for the African Trade Insurance Firm (ATI)…

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Aerospace Africa 

Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya

A light Kenyan police aircraft carrying a security team to a meeting in Marsabit, crash-landed in the eastern region of Meru in the early hours of Saturday June 13. The Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team were reportedly heading for a joint security meeting with North Eastern counterparts when the incident occurred.  Police spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper had six occupants, 2 pilots and 4 passengers-all members of Eastern Security committee. The injured passengers have been admitted at Meru Level 5 hospital. Police Airwing Commandant Rodgers Mbithi said he and the pilot in the…

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Rolling Cargo Company Limited Under Investigations For Sh5 Billion Tax Evasion And Smuggling Contraband Goods To Kenya​

A freight cargo company is in the spotlight over links to an alleged tax evasion syndicate through the import of undervalued and undeclared goods estimated to have denied the public at least Sh 5 billion in taxes. The matter unraveled last month after cargo cleared by Rolling Cargo Company Limited was allegedly lost on its way from African Cargo at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Eastleigh at firm’s cargo warehouse. According to police Occurrence Book dated April 9th, Mohamed Hassan Mohamed, the director of Rolling Cargo Limited reported that…

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Kenyan truck drivers suspend movement to Uganda

South Sudan is likely to suffer from a decision by Kenyan truck drivers to suspend movement to Uganda over coronavirus stigma. On Friday, a union representing Kenyan long-distance truck drivers said it suspended the movement of trucks to neighboring Uganda until they are assured of their safety, citing COVID-19-related stigma and harassment. This is after Uganda introduced compulsory testing for truck drivers at the borders and prevented coronavirus positive drivers from entering the country. Truck drivers have been seen as a weak link to spreading coronavirus and partner countries are…

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