Infrastructure News

Survey shows Nigeria, Kenya and SA top Africa's ICT markets

29/07/2011

South Africa (SA), Kenya and Nigeria have been found to be the three African nations that are topping ICT markets in the continent. The Africa Business Panel released findings from a survey showing that their technology...

Categories: ICT

Orange and Google launch chat via GSM in Africa

29/07/2011

Last Wednesday American company Google and French telephone operator Orange signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop ICT all over Africa.The aim is to offer the...

Categories: ICT

Angola receives more foreign investment than other African nations

28/07/2011

Angola was the beneficiary of more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other African country in 2010 for its infrastructure development. Macau Hub has revealed that the nation received $9.9 billion (£6.06 billion)...

Categories: General

WB supports road infrastructure project in Liberia

28/07/2011

The World Bank has just granted a loan facility of 250 million dollars to Liberia to finance a vast road rehabilitation project.

The minister of Finance, Augustine Ngafuan, who signed...

Categories: Transport, Energy

World Bank approves development grant for Burkina Faso

27/07/2011

The World Bank has announced it will give a grant to Burkina Faso in order to help the country develop and improve its infrastructure. It revealed that the group's Board of Executive Directors approved the Burkina...

Categories: General

Countries in the Great Lakes region want infrastructure cooperation

27/07/2011

The countries in the Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL), Burundi, Rwanda and DRC, met last Monday and Tuesday in Bujumbura to strengthen their cooperation, especially in the domain...

Categories: Water, Energy

SA to set up transport unit to boost infrastructure investment

26/07/2011

South Africa (SA) is to establish a body to organise investments into the country's transport infrastructure. Lwazi Mboyi, head of special projects at the Department of Transport, said the group will be set up by the end of...

Categories: Transport

Mozambique and Botswana agree to rail transport project

26/07/2011

An agreement has been made for a transport infrastructure project to allow Botswana to gain greater access to the Indian Ocean through Mozambique.  The two nations intend to invest in the initiative to connect...

Categories: Transport

Gabon: Work soon to start on modernization of Port-Gentil airport

26/07/2011

Modernization and restructuring works on the airport at Port-Gentil in Gabon are to start Friday August 5.

In Libreville on July 20, Minister of Transport Julien Nkoghé Békalé signed several...

Categories: Transport

South Africa receives R100m investment in broadband services

25/07/2011

South Africa's (SA's) ICT networks are set to improve after the country has received an R100 million (£9.04 million) investment in its broadband and communication services. Seacom has revealed that it is putting...

Categories: ICT

AFD invests in renovation of ten electric power stations in Senegal

25/07/2011

Senegal has received funding of 70.2 million dollars from the French Development Agency.

The funds will be allocated mainly to a project to rehabilitate ten power stations run by the national electricity...

Categories: Energy

AfDB: Infrastructure represents 70% of our Rwandan operations

22/07/2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that infrastructure constitutes 70 per cent of all its operations in Rwanda. Resident representative Negatu Makonnen told government delegates and country portfolio performance...

Categories: General

State of Chad raises funds on the regional market for infrastructures

22/07/2011

The Prime Minister of Chad, Emmanuel Nadingar, said last Wednesday that the operation "Chadian State  6% net 2011-2016 bond", issued on May 24 2011, is a "success" and that the...

Categories: Transport

Mozambique electric railway could boost local transport

21/07/2011

An electric railway in Mozambique linking the capital Maputo to local towns - potentially in operation by 2013 - could boost transport in the region. According to Maputo-based news organisation Agencia de Informacao de...

Categories: Transport

African water initiative receives $12m grant

20/07/2011

A $12 million (£7.5 million) grant has been awarded to the African Water Facility (AWF) for the financing of several initiatives to boost water and sanitation services across the continent. The AWF, which aims to attract...

Categories: Water

Senegal: Launch of a program to increase access to drinking water

20/07/2011

A program to promote 19,100 social drinking water connections and a 100 km extension to the sanitation system was launched on July 12 in Senegal.

It is being financed by the World Bank at a cost...

Categories: Water

North Africa has new renewable energies development project

20/07/2011

The Regional Office of the Economic Commission for Africa (CEA-ONU) has just launched a new project on innovative mechanisms for financing renewable energies in the region of North Africa.

The...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania-Kenya gas pipeline 'will boost development'

19/07/2011

A new gas pipeline to be built from Tanzania to Kenya is expected to drive development in east Africa, given its potential to provide between 710 and 720MW of power. Peter Kinuthia, senior energy officer with the East African...

Categories: Energy

Over 32 million USD for ICT development project in central Africa

19/07/2011

The third phase of the regional high-speed telecommunication project in central Africa has just been granted a package of 32.1 million dollars, co-financed in equal parts by the World Bank and...

Categories: ICT

AfDB Lome Port loan could boost Togo maritime industry

18/07/2011

The maritime industry in Togo could be boosted by the approval of a €60 million (£52 million) loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund the construction of a transhipment container handling terminal. It...

Categories: Transport

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