African Business News

Construction of superhighway linking JKlA to Nairobi-Nakuru highway to cost US $583.9m

Construction work on the superhighway linking the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway is calculated to cost US $583.9m or US $207.8m more than earlier planned. Authorities have attributed the cost change to change in project design.

Earlier, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) had dropped the planned construction of an elevated highway over the entire 43.5km stretch to Rironi in favour of flyovers and underpasses on certain sections of the road.


Medexpo Returns to Kenya for its 21st Edition

The Healthcare market in East Africa continues to go from strength to strength. This year Expogroup Worlwide returns to East Africa with 3 new editions of Medexpo in three of Africa’s fastest growing and most-prosperous economies;
MEDEXPO KENYA: 04th - 06th Sept., 2018 - Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
MEDEXPO TANZANIA: 25th - 27th Oct., 2018 - Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
MEDEXPO ETHIOPIA: 15th - 17th Nov., 2018 - Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
There continues to be a tremendous demand for medical manufacturing products, equipment, machinery, services, and solutions. The event brings together exhibitors from over 20 nations and the newest and most innovative products in the global industry today. 3500 visitors are expected to be in attendance at the 2018 edition of Medexpo.


JKIA terminals set for revamp by June next year

Rehabilitation work on three more terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya will begin by June 2018. On completion, the terminals capacity of the airport will be raised by an additional five million passengers.

Confirming the terminals capacity, Transport secretary James Macharia said that once revamped, the airport will be able to handle 12.5 million passengers a year.


FOODAGRO AFRICA returns for its 21st edition in 2018, with the food, hospitality and agriculture sectors set to take centre-stage once again.

FOODAGRO AFRICA returns for its 21st edition in 2018, with the food, hospitality and agriculture sectors set to take centre-stage once again. FOODAGRO AFRICA will run in three of Africa’s most promising economies: Foodagro Kenya between 4th -6th September 2018, Foodagro Tanzania between 25th-27th October 2018 and Foodagro Ethiopia 15th-17th November 2018.
The industry’s newest products will be on display, with over 200 exhibitors and thousands of buyers in attendance. The three day event will also feature sessions from industry experts, who will speak on the latest developments in the Food industry and the African markets.
The continued support of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture to Foodagro Africa also acts as a major attraction to potential investors.
The Food, Hospitality and Agriculture sectors are key to the future of the African continent and represent an immense market with great potential for investors internationally as well as locally. The importance of these sectors to Africa is reflected in the fact that 70 percent of the population draws employment directly from the Food, Hospitality and Agriculture Sectors. The food market in Africa has is also projected to be worth a whooping USD 1 trillion by 2030, according to the World Bank.