Infrastructure News

US to counter China with new Africa plan

08/10/2018

US President Donald Trump is expected within days to approve an initiative to overhaul the US investment strategy in Africa.

Japan-led meeting of African ministers kicks off in Tokyo with infrastructure at the top of the agenda

08/10/2018

Ministers from Japan and over 50 African countries started a two-day meeting in Tokyo on Saturday to discuss the need for quality infrastructure and the challenges in making development more inclusive on the continent, where China’s influence is growing.

Africa seeks new solutions to its infrastructure needs

04/10/2018

With an estimated funding deficit of $40 billion a year, private-sector solutions from Africa’s home-grown pension fund industry as well as international insurance firms could help plug the gap.

Africa must look to Eisenhower for inspiration

02/10/2018

Infrastructure spending requires the hand of the state to put finance in place.

African Development Bank Supports Ghana’s Renewable Energy Sector with $1.5 Million Grant

25/09/2018

The African Development Bank has approved a US$1.5 million grant from to assist Ghana’s s renewable energy investment drive. The grant will support the government’s efforts to overcome technical, financial, regulatory and institutional barriers to scaling-up renewable energy investments in the country.

Africa deserves more optimism and attention from City investors

25/09/2018

In Johannesburg last month, the Prime Minister set a new ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 foreign direct investor in Africa by 2022. Achieving that ambition won’t be easy, but for UK investors who are prepared to change their attitudes and look beyond the easy choices, there are great opportunities.

MiDA highlights challenges, opportunities for investing in African infrastructure

24/09/2018

New research by Mercer and Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure (MiDA), finds that organisations should be proactive with their infrastructure investment strategy and should be considering the benefits of investment in sub-Saharan Africa.

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