Infrastructure News

How mobile broadband can transform Africa

29/02/2012

CNN - February 27, 2012

Editor's note: Dr Hamadoun Touré is secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union -- the U.N.'s specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

In the next five...

Categories: ICT

UAE’s Etisalat expanding in Africa

29/02/2012

bikyamasr - February 29, 2012

CAIRO: United Arab Emirates leading telecommunications company Etisalat announced on Tuesday that it was boosting its capacity on Intelsat 22, to be launched next month in an effort to boost its ...

How to Step Up Financing for African Infrastructure

29/02/2012

International Monetary Fund - February 22, 2012

Africa can step up investment in its infrastructure by augmenting traditional sources of financing with foreign borrowing and private investment, but risks need to be managed,...

South Africa: Sanral to lend support to R22bn roads maintenance programme

29/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - February 28, 2012

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has been pulled in to improve delivery on the R22-billion S’hamba Sonke (Moving Together) provincial and municipal...

La technologie mobile 3.75G lancée au Kenya

29/02/2012

Le fournisseur de services en télécommunication Airtel Kenya a lancé le 24 février 2012 la première plateforme 3.75G du pays, à travers un partenariat avec Nokia Siemens Networks.

Il...

Categories: ICT

Près de 20 millions USD pour le réseau routier sud-marocain

29/02/2012

La direction régionale du transport et de l'équipement de la région de Guelmim-Smara, au sud du Maroc, a annoncé qu'elle allait investir 19,7 millions de dollars dans plusieurs projets routiers...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria: Country Locked in 'Energy-Finance Trap'

28/02/2012

allAfrica.com - 28 February 2012

Last Thursday witnessed the closing ceremony of the three-day Africa Energy Indaba 2012, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The conference is fast becoming a regular continental forum for debating...

East Africa internet access slows to a crawl after anchor snags cable

28/02/2012

The Guardian - 28 February 2012

The old theory that a butterly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world may be somewhat far-fetched. But that a ship dropping anchor can disrupt the lives of...

No dispute on private sector role in infrastructure – Gigaba

28/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 27 February 2012

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied that any disagreement exists between him and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over the potential for the private sector to...

How South Africans can get fibre to the home

28/02/2012

TechCentral - 27 February 2012

If SA consumers are ever to enjoy high-speed Internet access delivered over fibre-optic cables into their homes, government will need to assist the telecommunications industry to build the...

African Leaders Agree to More Infrastructure Spending

28/02/2012

Africanglobe.net - 24 February 2012

Africa’s quest for greater connectivity and improved intra-regional trade could soon become a reality after the continent’s leaders agreed to increase public spending on infrastructure and...

U.S. Government Promotes Private Investment in Africa

28/02/2012

allAfrica.com - 23 February 2012

Washington — The U.S. government is promoting economic growth in Africa through public-private investment and development projects, says Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs...

Infrastructure key to growth

28/02/2012

The New Age (South AFrica)

Comment & Analysis

Sub-Saharan Africa has perhaps the world’s least adequate infrastructure. In addition to being sparse, it is much more expensive than in other regions of the world. But...

The future of South Sudan

28/02/2012

Aljazeera.com - 25 February 2012

When South Sudan seceded in July 2011, the world knew that they would be taking the vast majority of the Sudan's oil wealth with them. A new country with dismal infrastructure but vast oil...

Funding agreed for new dam in Sudan

27/02/2012

As much as $30 million is to be used to build a dam on Atabarah river in Sudan, allafrica.com has reported.

The move was announced by Suleiman Al-Herbish, the director general of the OPEC Fund for International Development...

Categories: General

L'Angola entre dans l'ère de la fibre optique

27/02/2012

Les chefs-lieux de 18 provinces d'Angola vont bientôt êtres connectés au réseau de fibre optique afin d'étendre et améliorer les services de téléphonie et...

Categories: ICT

Fuel levy better option than tolling, says Naamsa, but ITSSA welcomes policy certainty

24/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - February 23, 2012

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) said on Wednesday that they believed a...

Wasabi Energy Limited Half Yearly Report -2-

24/02/2012

Power Engineering - February 23, 2012

Wasabi Energy is working with ArcelorMittal South Africa to implement two Kalina Cycle(R) power plants using the heat from its hot strip mills. The Kalina Cycle(R) power plants will have a...

Africa: The Next Great Energy Growth Story

24/02/2012

InvestorPlace - February 23, 2012

When it comes to emerging markets and energy production, powerhouses like Brazil and Russia tend to dominate portfolio holdings. Both nations have been blessed with a vast array of hydrocarbons...

South Africa: Coal miner Exxaro to submit five renewable energy bids

24/02/2012

Creamer Media's Mining Weekly.com - February 23, 2012

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s second-largest coal miner Exxaro Resources is moving ahead with plans to generate clean energy, CEO Sipho Nkosi said on Thursday.

Exxaro,...

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