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The scope, scale and spread of current and future oil and gas infrastructure development projects in East Africa

East Africa has been an importer of refined product, largely from the Middle East. The bulk of this product has entered the region via Mombasa in Kenya and also through Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. From these ports it has made its way, via pipeline and fuel trucks, across Kenya and Tanzania into Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and even South Sudan.

With Tanzania currently returning annual GDP growth rates of anywhere between 5 and 10 per cent, Uganda maintaining


Scania Unveils New Trucks

Scania East Africa has launched its new truck generation becoming the second market in Africa to roll out the new truck range.

The new models have been launched in phases across the globe since August 2016 revealing results of ten years of development work, billions of dollars of investments and more than 10 million kilometres of test driving.


Front Line Health workers in Uganda to get vaccination against Ebola disease

The Ministry of Health has announced that Uganda will be conducting vaccination against the Ebola disease for the front line workers.

As the widespread occurrence of disease continues to claim more lives in neighbouring DRC.

Minister of Health said at a news conference at Uganda media centre that, "The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public and the entire world that it will conduct compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine (rVSV) for health care and front line workers and ring vaccination in Uganda".


Uber Sees Opportunity for Minibus Service in Nairobi

Uber Technologies may roll out a new service in Kenya to help user’s book seats on minibuses that ply the streets of the congested capital, if tests on the product in Egypt and Mexico prove successful, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Uber estimates that more than a third of Kenyans in Nairobi use the often crowded minibuses, known as matatus, as their main form of transport around the city, Uber’s East Africa General Manager Loic Amado told Reuters.


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