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Design of Lamu Port Berths Complete

By Lilian Ochieng (Daily Nation on the Web, Kenya)
Design and infrastructure for three major berths at Lamu Port are complete putting it on course to attract funds for port operations and the 29 berths.
The Sh300 billion ($3.3 billion) project will largely be funded through a Public- Private Partnership model as government's plan to avoid burdening the country with debts.

Bringing African Universities to Farmers

This film focuses on the work of researchers from Makerere University, Uganda, in Rakai district, an area of the country whose farmers are particularly prone to climate change-induced water vulnerability. As part of the WATERCAP project, they have helped transform local people’s lives. Through the introduction of low-tech innovations, the farmers now enjoy year-round access to safe water for both farming and domestic use. And the researchers have been able to augment their academic training with knowledge gained form working alongside the farmers in the field.

AfDB, Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Convene Forum On Africa's Growth

Nairobi — The Rockefeller Foundation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday, December 9 convened the Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies to discuss greater inclusion as Africa grows economically.
In the last decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented growth for the continent with the influx of multinational corporations creating new market opportunities for millions and making Africa a prime destination for investment and entrepreneurs. But, as this African Renaissance has taken shape, now is the time to ensure that the growth Africa is experiencing is inclusive and ultimately sustainable - taking advantage of all the human capital Africa has to offer by reaching both the bottom and the top of the pyramid.

China Seen As East Africa's Leadng Trade Ally

By Finnigan Wa Simbeye
CHINA's trade with Africa has been on the increase in the past decade while that of Europe and the United States has been declining. Stanbic Bank Uganda Head of Global Markets, Mr David Wandira, said currently China's trade with Africa has more than doubled to over 200bn US dollars, while that of the US has dropped from over 100bn US dollars to 80bn US dollars.
"China is a huge economy growing at an average of 7.5 per cent per annum and if this growth continues it will surpass US by 2025," said Mr Wandira. He pointed out that in East Africa, China is currently one of the largest investors as well.

Ex-President Kufuor addresses African Ambassadors

On January 15, 2014, John KufuorFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for a global effort to tackle the menace of climate change which is impacting negatively on human endeavors, irrespective of geographical location, stage of development, race, gender or religion. “We count on you as representatives of your governments to help raise awareness in your various countries about the real and potential dangers faced by all of us if we continue our lifestyles in the same ways without safeguarding our earth”, he stated.