Infrastructure News

November 19th: World Toilet Day

19/11/2012

World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you...

Categories: Water

Nigeria: 'Gombe - Our Roads Are to Stimulate Economic Growth'

19/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - interview

Gombe — Engineer Hadi Shehu Usman is the Gombe State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and is currently handling the multi billion Naira road projects across Gombe state. In this interview....

Categories: Transport

African aviation growth accelerating – Boeing

19/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - US aerospace group Boeing has reported that the rate of growth in airline traffic in Africa has been better than it forecast last year."There's growth in demand, growth in...

Categories: Transport

Great opportunities and challenges for African airlines

19/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - Aviation is a key enabler for the development of international trade and tourism for and within Africa, highlighted South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba in his keynote ...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria: Launch of the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project in Oyo and Taraba States

14/11/2012

African Development Bank - The Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, on October 24, and the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo, on November 1, launched the Urban Water and Sanitation Improvement...

Categories: Water

AfDB Organizes the Second All-Africa Energy Week

12/11/2012

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have co-organized the second “All Africa Energy Week (AAWE)” event to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from...

Categories: Energy

Launch of Flagship Road Project in Kenya: Nairobi–Thika superhighway

10/11/2012

African Development Bank - The Presidents of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, and the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, have launched today “the most ambitious infrastructure project in Kenya’s history”: the Nairobi–Thika...

Categories: Transport

AfDB-funded Thika Superhighway: A masterpiece for East Africa “A national pride” – President Mwai Kibaki

10/11/2012

African Development Bank - The 50-km Nairobi–Thika superhighway, described by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki as a source of “national pride” during its launch on November 9, covers an area that lies within the Nairobi...

Categories: Transport

AfDB Assists in Launch of Turbi–Moyale Road Upgrading Project

09/11/2012

African Development Bank - The construction of the Turbi–Moyale road upgrading project, which is part of the third and last phase of the Mombasa–Nairobi–Addis Ababa Road Corridor Development project, was launched in Moyale, a...

Categories: Transport

Tanzania: Serengeti Airport Gets Green Light

06/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - THE Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has Okayed the construction of an international airport in Mugumu town of Serengeti District, Mara Region.

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Categories: Transport

New low-cost African airline to sell first tickets next week

06/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - New low-cost African carrier Fastjet would start selling tickets next week, ahead of its first flight later this month, the company, which is featuring the African Grey Parrot as its logo,...

Categories: Transport

Strong support for South Africa’s renewables model as first deals are concluded

06/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - There was an overwhelmingly positive reaction from developers, investors, financiers and suppliers on Monday, November 5, to the eventual signing of the agreements needed to facilitate the...

Categories: Energy

Africa urged to invest in engineering skills to meet energy demands

06/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - Education should be prioritised in Africa to produce the skills needed to meet the continent’s growing energy demands, French energy and railways solutions group Alstom VP for regulatory...

Categories: Energy

South Africa: $10m line of credit to help SMMEs invest in energy efficient projects

02/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector lending arm, is partnering with Sasfin Bank to develop a portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable-energy...

Categories: Energy

Une étude se penche sur le rôle de l’énergie éolienne dans la croissance économique en Afrique

02/11/2012

African Development Bank - La mise en place des centrales éoliennes constitue « une approche originale" pour les pays africains en quête d’assurer une croissance économique durable », souligne une étude rendue publique...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Harare

02/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - Despite water being central to life on this planet, in Zimbabwe and especially Harare it is something that seems to be taken for granted. An investigation into Harare’s unending water crisis indicates that doom...

Categories: Water

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Set to Meet Urban Water Targets

02/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - TANZANIA expects to attain average water availability targets of between 90 and 100 per cent in major regional urban centres throughout the country by December 2014, but has doubts of meeting the 65 per cent ...

Categories: Water

Opinion: Sound water policy: Govt can't do it alone (South Africa)

02/11/2012

Mail & Guardian - The challenge of managing our water resources requires proactive solutions, especially with the reality of climate change on our doorstep. In addition to this grim reality, there is a need to address ...

Categories: Water

Botswana and South Africa sign Memorandum of Cooperation

02/11/2012

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Minister of Transport and Communications, Nonofo Molefhi and his South African counterpart, Minister of Transport, Ben Martins, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

The memorandum, which was signed on ...

Categories: Transport

The Sleeping Giants Of African Mobile Payments

29/10/2012

TechCrunch - Kenya’s M-PESA is the poster child for mobile money services in Africa, but it is also increasingly gaining attention further abroad. It is, however, only one of the mobile payment systems on the continent that...

Categories: ICT

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