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Bombardier to Build 2 New Q400 Turboprops for Kenya's Jambojet

Bombardier, a Montreal-based manufacturer of aircraft and railway systems, announced that its Bombardier Commercial Aircraft division signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital of Denmark. These will be leased to Nairbi, Kenya, based Jambojet Ltd.

5 African Economies Show High Promise for Belt and Road Investments

According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.

Climate-Smart Agricultural Innovation Key to Kenya Hunger Crisis

Kenya continues to reel as the worst drought in the last 20 years continues. Over 3.4 million people in the country are without adequate food there as well and getting worse, as climate change and natural resource depletion are set to pose even greater risks in the long term.

Nairobi Hosts TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa took place this past week, bringing 12 technology startups together to compete for a US $25,000 prize. Lori Systems of Nairobi, a platform supporting logistics and cargo management for African businesses, was named the overall winner.

Kenya Taps Bechtel to Build First Expressway

The Kenya National Highways Authority has selected California-based Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States, to build the first high-speed expressway in the country.

SHOFCO and GE Partner On New Maternal and Infant Care Initiative in Kenya

Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants

Climate-Smart Agriculture Could Save Africa

Africa may contribute only 4 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but six of the 10 countries most affected by climate change are in Africa. According to a major agricultural research for development partnership, this illustrates the urgent need to develop climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.

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