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October 2018

Harnessing potential of the blue economy

By Ben Oduor More than 70 percent of the globe is covered in water. And despite the aquatic world being centre of economic activity, enabling millions of households to make their livelihoods from activities such as fishing, shipping and tourism, harnessing the potential of oceanic resources has been a major challenge. Plastic pollution, overfishing and maritime threats deals a heavy blow to the rich economic opportunities at the coast. Sources estimate that over five trillion items of plastics currently litter the…

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Cutting fabric wastage

This Singapore based startup wants to help textile manufacturers buy the right amount of fabric and use with minimum wastage. This is how.

Solarcentury to install East Africa’s largest Airport Solar PV plant

International solar company, Solarcentury East Africa, will install a ground-mounted 500kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Kenya’s Moi International Airport, Mombasa that will generate 820,000 kWh per year and offset 1,300 tonnes of CO₂ annually.  The system will be interconnected to the airport terminal grid and will prioritise consumption of the solar power over the grid. Solarcentury will also install airport gate electrification equipment consisting of a mobile electric-powered pre-conditioned air (PCA) unit and an…

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Equitel registers double-digit growth with mobile payments

Equitel processed 87.9 million mobile commerce transactions between April 2018 and June 2018, up from 77.6 million transactions in the preceding quarter, representing a 13 per cent increase. At the same time the value of mobile commerce transactions increased to Ksh328.2 billion, a 13 per cent increase from Ksh290.3 billion that was processed over the same period.

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