Electrical Interconnection Djibouti-Ethiopia: Securing the Supply

(HornTrade) – Costing a total of 44,266,970 euros, establishing a second connection point is to optimize the transmission of energy from Ethiopia. It is for its promoters to secure the supply of electric current in the event of a problem on the interconnection line and reduce network losses Ethiopian who is busy on the side of Dire Dawa.

The Electricity of Djibouti since May 2011 is connected to the grid of EPPCO and imports 65% of energy distributed in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Somaliland to Be Part of Ethiopian Grid

(HornTrade) – The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation is planning to put the south-eastern border town of Somaliland on Ethiopia’s grid.

Initial work to install electric transmission lines have been launched in the early although it is not yet known when the Corporation plans to begin electric transmission according to sources.

Ethiopia and Somaliland are negotiating an agreement to establish the conditions on which Ethiopia can supply electric power to capital of Somaliland Hargessa, claimed sources. Read the rest of this entry »

South Sudan to Get Oil Out With Trucks

(HornTrade) – South Sudan is planning to export by road at least 10% of its 350,000 barrels-a-day crude oil production while alternative infrastructure is put in place, said Stephen Dhieu Dau, minister for petroleum and mining, without giving a time frame for when this would start.

The landlocked country, which sells its crude to refiners in China and Malaysia, has shut down its entire oil output amid a dispute with neighboring Sudan over oil-export transit fees, a move that has contributed to global oil prices in recent days hitting highs last seen in July 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Lamu Port: Kenya’s new port to be gateway to Great Lakes region

(Horntrade) – The construction of Lamu Port in Kenya has been officially launched by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The Port is expected to act as the main gateway to Africa’s Great Lakes region that includes the Horn of Africa, eastern Africa and central Africa.

The inauguration of the port project also marked the launch of the Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport Project (Lapsset). This project will see the creation of a superhighway that will link Kenya and Ethiopia. Read the rest of this entry »

Djibouti: STC signs directlink accord with Djibouti Telecom

(Horntrade) – STC Group announced co-signing a partnership agreement with Djibouti Telecom in order to link with central, southern and eastern African states as well as European and the rest of the world, in addition to take advantage of directly rapid speed exchange of data between the Kingdom, Djibouti and other African countries.

Inception of this point of international presence (PoP) in Djibouti is a significant step in the expansion of Saudi world recognized telecommunications’ network based on accredited multi-protocols and Internet IP/MPLS protocol. Read the rest of this entry »

Kenya: LION2 ocean cable goes live in April

(Horntrade) – he Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2), Kenya’s fourth submarine cable, will become fully operation in April this year, the local telecommunications ministry said on Thursday.

The LION2 cable is a 3000 km line extending from Nyali, via the island of Mayotte, located in the northern Mozambique Channel from Mauritius and is set to significantly boost the nation’s bandwidth. Kenya already enjoys connectivity through The East African Marine System (TEAMS), the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) and SEACOM. Read the rest of this entry »

The Start of the Tadjoura Port Project by Djibouti

(HornTrade) – Allana Potash Corp. is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Djibouti Ministère de l’Equipment et des Transport, through the Djibouti Port and Free Zone Authority (“Port Authority”), has begun the pre-qualification process to select contractors for the construction of the new port at Tadjoura, Djibouti. Read the rest of this entry »

Damen Shipyards Awarded to Build Modular Dock for Port of Djibouti

(HornTrade) – Damen Shipyards takes great pleasure in the fact that a Damen Modular Dock (DMD) 4020 is being constructed for – and will be delivered to – Djibouti. Djibouti’s busy port is one of the most important gateways to the African continent and is strategically located at the confluence of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides maintenance of the Port Authorities’ own fleet, the dock will be used for repair and maintenance of port-calling vessels. Read the rest of this entry »

Djibouti: Participating in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System

(Horntrade) – Djibouti began participating in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) today, marking a major step forward in the development of its statistical system. Comprehensive information on Djibouti’s statistical production and dissemination practices now appears on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (http://dsbb.imf.org/Applications/web/gdds/gddscountrylist/). Read the rest of this entry »

South Sudan officials welcome Israel’s Spacecom

(Horntrde) – Israel’s communications satellite company Spacecom, hope recent discussions with South Sudan will boost their communications and telecommunications industry role in the world’s youngest nation .

South Sudan’s Telecommunications Ministry said officials discussed potential future cooperation in a statement. Reportedly, future meetings have been arranged with other Israeli telecoms, aerospace and technology companies. Read the rest of this entry »