Infrastructure News - Year: 2009 - Month: June

China lends Zimbabwe $950m to improve economy


Zimbabwe's prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has announced the country will use a $950 million (£577 million) loan from China to help improve its economy.

The southern African location has asserted it needs $10 billion to...

Sport event brings up South Africa infrastructure issues


When the final whistle blew at the Confederations Cup in South Africa, not only did it result with sporting champions, it also brought up issues about the country's infrastructure and ability to cope as an international host.


Categories: Transport

African infrastructure investments 'could help trade'


There is a need for regional infrastructure investments in Africa, a report has asserted.

A publication by the United Nations - titled Economic Development in Africa 2009: Strengthening Regional Economic Integration for Africa's...

New $2.5bn energy deal signed in Nigeria


New pipelines, refineries and power stations are set to be built in Nigeria after a $2.5 billion (£1.53 billion) deal has been signed.

The state-operated NNPC has come to an agreement with Russia's energy company Gazprom to...

Categories: Energy

South Africa 'increases telecoms market score'


There has been an increase in South Africa's telecoms market score, research has found.

According to the South Africa Telecommunications Report Q3 2009, there were more than 49.9 million mobile telephone customers in the country...

Categories: ICT



Energy resources 'high on Russian president's African agenda'


Nuclear power and energy resources are thought to be high on president Dmitry Medvedev's agenda this week as he leads a delegation to Africa.

It is his first official visit to the continent - as well as the first by a Russian...

Categories: Energy

Broadband to 'change lives of millions in east Africa'


Broadband is set to transform the lives of millions of people in east Africa, it has been claimed.

Having been one of the only populated areas in the world up until now not to have broadband access to the world wide web,...

Categories: ICT

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