Infrastructure News

Rwanda, Uganda top African destinations for IT investment

20/08/2018

Rwanda and Uganda are emerging as favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology, while the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa - Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa - have recorded a decline in investment flows.

Lessons from Singapore on growth for local firms

20/08/2018

Singaporian companies can partner with Kenyan and East African enterprises for economic development - from infrastructure development, economic diversification, regional integration and trade connectivity to urban planning solutions.

Ethiopia inaugurates Africa's first $120 million waste to energy facility

20/08/2018

Reppie Waste-to-Energy in Ethiopia will produce 25 megawatts a day, while addressing pollution and environmental degradation.

Getting On The Fast Track: The Digital Transformation Of Africa’s Rail System

16/08/2018

Today, fast-growing economies across the continent are upgrading antiquated rail infrastructure to support improved regional trade and mass local transit. However, the poor condition of rail infrastructure and rolling stock in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development.

Make water a top global priority - it's the best, cheapest way to save lives

15/08/2018

The health intervention that has saved more lives than any other in recorded history - water, sanitation and hygiene - remains alarmingly absent in global health care.

Top Infrastructure Challenges in Africa

15/08/2018

In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor infrastructure cuts national economic growth by two percentage points every year and reduces productivity by as much as 40%.

East Africa Energy Bodies Court More Investments

07/08/2018

Eastern and southern African countries are harmonising their energy regulatory frameworks, in an initiative supported by the EU's European Development Fund (EDF).

How Solar Energy is Powering Off-Grid Areas in East Africa and Lighting Up Lives

06/08/2018

A new report on renewable power from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that solar is providing new opportunities for households and businesses, and predicts that Africa's off-grid solar capacity will triple in the next five years to more than 3,000MW.

Private equity investment is proof of a positive southern Africa

06/08/2018

Region reaps benefit of stability despite unrest in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

What is China doing in Africa?

06/08/2018

What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That's a highly controversial issue.

African governments’ quest for cheap electricity has kept millions of us in the dark

03/08/2018

Power utilities are a very important part of the chain for delivering electrical power to end users. They are vital for extending grid-based power to consumers, to ensure regular and efficient power supply, and to ensure money flows through the entire power sector. The problem is that across Africa, the vast majority of power utilities are effectively bankrupt.

Equity Crowdfunding: A New Model for Investing in Africa

03/08/2018

The time has come to introduce new and different funding models to supplement venture financing in Africa. One model in particular - equity crowdfunding - may be of potential benefit, given its applicability to emerging markets.

Enel Green Power reaches financial close for five wind projects

02/08/2018

Enel Green Power RSA has signed project financing agreements of up to $1 billion for the development of wind projects in South Africa.

African countries know they need better road networks but not how to pay for them

01/08/2018

Governments, multilateral agencies and development-financing officials are usually pretty clear-eyed about the huge economic potential that could be unlocked by getting Africa better connected. But doing this is easier said than done among 54 countries spread across a land mass that could take in China, India, the United States mainland and still have room for most of Europe.

China in Africa: A win-win development or a new colonialism?

31/07/2018

The tiny fishing village of Bagamoyo in Tanzania is set to become Africa’s largest port in a $10bn Chinese development. Are locals right to be optimistic?

A new start for African infrastructure development?

31/07/2018

Does the investment by Allianz Global Investors (AGI) in the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) mark a turning point for infrastructure investment across the African continent?

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