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Restaurant of the week

  KAMPALA, Uganda—Every Tuesday, the East African Business Week profiles Restaurant of the Week for people who eat out to get to know where to find a decent meal at a pocket friendly cost in and around Kampala.    This week, we bring to you, Romeos Restaurant Ntinda. Romeos Restaurant is located in Ntinda, a […]

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Japanese to start in January on bridge

KAMPALA, Uganda–The government has announced that construction of the new bridge across River Nile at Jinja will start in January 2014.  The State Minister of Works Engineer, John Byabagambi officiated at the signing of contracts between Uganda National Roads Authority and Zenitaka Corporation of Japan and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company from South Korea last […]

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Chinese to pay 85%of Kenya railway

 NAIROBI, Kenya – Export-Import Bank of China  is paying 85% of the costs of the proposed standard gauge railway Kenya is building.   Speaking last week before  a parliamentary committee. Treasury Secretary, Henry Rotich said, the project will cost about $5 billion.   He clarified that the remaining $1.6 billion will be provided through a […]

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Uganda at odds on hotel stars

The  failure by the government to classify Uganda’s accommodation facilities has been cited as one of the bottlenecks which could affect the tourism industry. Not long ago, it was revealed that the government has not provided enough money for the hotel classification exercise to be completed. This followed an agreement by the East African Community […]

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$48m earmarked for Tanzania roads

  DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -The Tanzania government has received $48 million from Japan in grants for improving road and electricity infrastructure in Dar es Salaam city.    The grants will pay for the widening of the new Bagamoyo road project and reinforcement of the power distribution at a cost of $303,488.    According to […]

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Nairobi to get new air terminal

NAIROBI, Kenya–Construction work has started on the new $653 million terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA). The goverenment is paying for the project with some help from the Chinese. Anhui Civil Engineering Group (ACEG)/ China Aero- Technology Engineering International Engineering Corporation (CATIC) JV are the lead contractors of the project which is expected to […]

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Etihad airways-Egyptair expand codeshare partnership

Etihad Airways and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect from today, for travel from 2 May. The […]