Infrastructure en continu

South Africa: Telkom network revamp to ‘bring broadband home’

29/03/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - March

Telecommunications group Telkom on Wednesday embarked on its last, and most challenging, step of its network transformation project.

The company installed Africa’s first multi...

Catégories: TIC

Gap between Africa’s perceived, actual risks spells opportunity

29/03/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 28, 2012

The prevailing gap between Africa’s actual risk and its perceived risk was offering material opportunities for those willing to invest in the continent, which was home to six...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Easing border bottlenecks will boost intra-African trade, says new AfDB report

29/03/2012

African Development Bank - March 28, 2012

Africa’s numerous border and customs posts, with the associated bureaucracy and long delays, continues to hold back trade and economic growth on the continent, reports a new study from...

Catégories: Transport

CANARAIL strengthens its position in East Africa's economic development

29/03/2012

Canada Wire - March 28, 2012

Press release - MONTREAL: CANARAIL announced the signing of a contract worth over $4M, funded primarily by the African Development Bank, through the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RPPA),...

Catégories: Transport

Ocampo hopes to open World Bank leadership to all

29/03/2012

Reuters Africa - March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonion Ocampo knows he faces a tough battle to head the World Bank but he hopes his bid will pave the way for developing...

Vodacom May Lose Control of Congo Unit Amid Dispute

29/03/2012

Bloomberg - March 28. 2012

Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD) may lose control of its wireless unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a court ordered its shares be confiscated to settle a $21 million dispute with a consultant....

Catégories: TIC

Anglo Sees Coal Prices Curbed, consider mines in South Africa & Mozambique

29/03/2012

Bloomberg - March 28, 2012

Power-station coal prices may not rise much above $100 a metric ton on average this year, said the head of thermal coal at Anglo American Plc (AAL), which operates the Cerrejon mine with BHP Billiton...

Catégories: Energie

China offers to Overhaul Guinea's Infrastructure

29/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 29, 2012

Officials from the China Development Bank (CDB) are offering to finance a substantial part of the Conakry government's US$8.6 billion overhaul of mining and industrial infratructure, according to...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales, Transport, Energie

US: In Colloquy, Senators Discuss Legislation to Increase American Exports to Africa

29/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 28, 2012

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and John Boozman (R-Ark.) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday evening about legislation they introduced last week that...

Catégories: Eau, Infrastructures générales, TIC

La première centrale nucléaire du Kenya prévue en 2022

29/03/2012

Une centrale nucléaire va être construite au Kenya en 2022, a-t-on appris lundi de source gouvernementale.

Le président exécutif du Comité sur le projet d’électricité...

Catégories: Energie

Africa: Mergermarket - African Merger & Acquisition Activity Hits $3.5 Billion in Q1 2012

28/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 27, 2012

Excerpts:

Deals to watch

Ethiopia: The government is seeking investors to help develop a new rail network in the country, according to Mesfin Wubeshet, adviser to the minister of industry. Mr...

Catégories: Transport, Infrastructures générales, Energie

South Africa: Banks test ‘tap and go’ on public transport

28/03/2012

Business Day - March 27, 2012

Excerpt:

In South Africa, Absa and Standard Bank are involved in pilot payment technology that does not involve using cash and which they hope will revolutionise the way commuters pay for ...

Catégories: Transport

Curtailing Illegal Trafficking is Critical to Stable Economy in Africa

28/03/2012

US AFRICOM Public Affairs - March 26, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany, Mar 26, 2012 — U.S. Africa Command personnel had a chance to learn about drug smuggling, illegal arms transportation and other issues affecting maritime and...

Catégories: Transport

South Africa: Ndebele bemoans delays at border posts

28/03/2012

fin24 - March 27, 2012

Johannesburg - The government is concerned about delays and congestion at South African border posts, especially at Beitbridge, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Tuesday."The delays at...

Catégories: Transport

Mali putschists partially reopen airport days after seizing power; demonstrators protest coup

28/03/2012

Washington Post - March 26/27, 2012

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s coup leaders said Monday they are partially reopening the West African nation’s main airport even as demonstrators marched in the capital to protest last week’s putsch...

Catégories: Transport

Kenyan elected chair of Federation of East and Southern Africa Road Transport Association (FESARTA)

28/03/2012

Business Daily - March 26, 2012

FESARTA is a 26 country body formed in the early 1990’s by several transport operators from Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Tanzania with a...

Catégories: Transport

Rémy Rioux - new AfDB VP for department for operations in private sector, infrastructure and regional integration (OIVP)

28/03/2012

African Development Bank - March 27, 2012

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, named three new Vice Presidents on 26 March.  They are Zondo Sakala, Rémy Rioux and Cecilia...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

World Bank offers financial support for Urban Water Project

28/03/2012

The World Bank has confirmed that it has approved a new tranche of financing to the government of Ghana, with the money set to be used to fund the ongoing Urban Water Project.

Indeed, the Bank confirmed that it has agreed to...

Catégories: Eau

Zuma, Hu Jintao talk infrastructure

27/03/2012

South Africa.info - March 27, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a courtesy call on South African President Jacob Zuma on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea on Monday. The two discussed the...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Takes Action on Zambia, Malawi, Mali

27/03/2012

US Government IIP Digital - March 26, 2012

Washington — The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) board of directors has voted to invest $350 million to help improve water infrastructure in Lusaka, Zambia.

...

Catégories: Eau

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