Infrastructure News

Tunisia: A new well to extract natural gas

07/09/2010

Cygam, a Canadian company, has just signed a contract with Tunisia to install a well to extract natural gas  from bituminous schists, in the Ghadames basin.

Cygam believes,...

Categories: Energy

Angola: $18 billion for energy infrastructures

07/09/2010

The government of Angola has just announced that it intends to invest 18 billion dollars by 2016 in the construction of energy infrastructures, in order to remedy the shortfall which is...

Categories: Energy

AfDB 'will focus on infrastructure developments'

06/09/2010

The Tunisian prime minister has said that the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be positive in improving the country's energy, water and transport issues.

Mohamed Ghannouchi was speaking at the re-inauguration of Donald...

Categories: General

Senegal: Sar signs two financial agreements

06/09/2010

On Wednesday 1 September, the African Refining Company (Sar) signed a financial agreement in the amount of 80.4 million dollars with Ecobank and a second one for 380.5 million dollars with...

Categories: Energy

Lightbulbs 'saving energy' in Ethiopia

03/09/2010

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are being used in Ethiopia in an attempt to avoid power shortages.

The government-led approach has seen five million compact fluorescent lamps distributed to consumers in exchange for incandescent...

Categories: Energy

New submarine cable in South Africa

03/09/2010

A new network of submarine cables will link the west coast of Africa with South America.

A press release issued on 2 September reveals that Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by eFive Telecoms, a South...

Categories: ICT

Infrastructure projects placed Sudan "on a path of recovery"

02/09/2010

Transport and sanitation infrastructure projects implemented by the World Bank have gone some way to rebuilding the country.

According to the organisation, which provides technical and financial assistance to developing...

Categories: Water, Transport

The Central African Backbone fibre-optic cable project has been launched

02/09/2010

The official launch of the Central African high-speed fibre optic cable telecommunication network, the Central African Backbone, took place on 27 August at Bangui, in the Central African Republic.

The...

Categories: ICT

Algeria: Sonelgaz to invest $3.3 billion in 2010

01/09/2010

The Sonelgaz Group is going to invest 3.3 billion Dollars in Algeria in 2010, according to President and General Director Mr. Nourredine Boutarfa, at a press conference on 28 August last.

“Sonelgaz is going to press ahead with...

Categories: Energy

World Bank water plans may benefit African countries

01/09/2010

A review of the World Bank's water strategy may affect sanitation infrastructure in Africa, after it called for a better approach to the matter.

"We can't properly tackle global priorities of food security, renewable...

Categories: Water

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