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Danish Solar Firm M-PAYG Launches Kenya Unit In February

A Danish solar power firm has acquired an office space in Nairobi that will tap a dozen Kenyans to drive its operations from next month, expanding the list of multinationals that have plugged into the local market. M-PAYG, which already has a footprint in neighbouring Tanzania, said it was eyeing opportunities presented by Kenya’s plan […]

Finnish energy giant Wartsila is seeking to convert Kenya’s expensive thermal power plants to gas-fired power stations aimed at cutting electricity tariffs by half. The company wants to make thermal power investors switch to cheaper natural gas with the government’s support that would push down tariffs for diesel-generated electricity from Sh20 per kilowatt hour (kWh) […]

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A Helsinki stock exchange-listed environment and industrial measurements firm Vaisala is Wednesday set to officially launch its operations in the country. [GARDAlign=’center’] The Finnish corporation, which expanded to Africa in 1980, mainly deals in supplying weather observation systems to aviation authorities and meteorological organisations. Locally the firm is behind the automated weather observation systems installed […]

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Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong’o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday. The 75-year-old author of “A Grain of Wheat” (1967) and “Petals of Blood (1975), wrote an e-mail to his […]

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One of the world’s top restaurants is making its long-time dishwasher a partner in the business. Ali Sonko, an immigrant from the Gambia, will become a partner in Noma when the restaurant reopens in December, alongside two fellow employees, chef and co-founder Rene Redzepi announced this week. “It gives me incredible joy to let the […]

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