Infrastructure News

Two new communication satellites in orbit

06/08/2010

The Ariane-5 ECA rocket has just launched two telecommunication satellites destined for Africa.

Rascom-QAF1R will replace Rascom-QAF1 and it will facilitate access to the telephone...

Category: ICT

"Trans-boundary transport infrastructure" topic at PIDA meeting

05/08/2010

Representatives from a number of countries recently met to discuss how transport infrastructure could help deliver the objectives of the African Union Abuja Treaty and an African Economic Community by 2030.

The Workshop of the...

Category: Transport

Africa's ICT discussed at World Bank youth forum

05/08/2010

Harnessing the power of information and communications technology (ICT) in youth engagement programmes was one of the issued discussed during a recent event in Nigeria.

Some 30 young people gathered at the World Bank country...

Category: ICT

Solar power stations in Senegal

05/08/2010

Senegal is developing solar energy so that it will no longer be dependent on fossil fuels. President Abdoulaye Wade has announced the construction of solar power stations in the Sahara.

In time, these...

Category: Energy

Explosion in mobile Internet use in Africa

04/08/2010

Mobile Internet use in Africa is growing all the time.

According to the Norwegian navigator Opera, the number of single users accessing the Web from their mobile telephones has increased by 124...

Category: ICT

Uganda railway link 'vital'

04/08/2010

Rail transport will be crucial to the success of the Common Market, which came into force on July 1st with the view to encouraging trade between east African nations, including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, it has been...

Category: Transport

Towards an improvement in African infrastructures

04/08/2010

A workshop to revive a study devoted to the African Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) met in Dakar last week.

The project, organised by the World Bank, presents an update on the state of...

Category: General

Liberia roads aided by $47m grant

03/08/2010

Roads in Liberia are set to be revamped thanks to a multi-million dollar cash injection from the World Bank aimed at the implementation of employment and infrastructure projects.

The Liberia government signed an agreement with...

Category: Transport

Eskom begins renewable energy research

02/08/2010

A research project aimed at exploring South Africa's sources of renewable energy has been launched by one of the continent's largest generators and transmitters of electricity. Eskom is keen to identify appropriate alternative...

Category: Energy

ADB lends $150 million to develop a gas field in Tunisia

30/07/2010

A loan agreement for 150 million dollars has just been signed between the African Development Bank and the Entreprise tunisienne d'activités pétrolières [Tunisian Petroleum Enterprise](ETAP) in order...

Category: Energy

World Bank announces power infrastructure plans for Dijibouti

30/07/2010

Power infrastructure is to be improved in Dijibouti, with the announcement on Tuesday (July 27th) the World Bank is to finance an energy generation project with a grant worth $8.9 million (£5.7 million).

The programme, known...

Category: Energy

ICT industry 'could bring jobs to Nigeria'

29/07/2010

Around one million jobs could be created in Nigeria, partly thanks to the information communication technology (ICT) sector.

This is according to an article in Vanguard, which suggested technology is a "low-hanging...

Category: ICT

ADB participates in Arif investment fund

29/07/2010

On Wednesday 21 July, the African Development Bank (ADB) and the company Infra Invest signed a shareholders' agreement which includes a participation on the part of the ADB of 15...

Category: General

World Bank approves $35m fund for Kenya sustainability project

28/07/2010

Funds from the World Bank will aid Kenya in protecting its waters and promoting sustainability.

A sum of $35 million (£22.42 million) has been approved by the organisation, which gave the go-ahead to the Kenya Coastal...

Category: Water

France cancels debt of Congo Brazzaville

28/07/2010

France has decided to cancel the entire debt of Congo Brazzaville, which is over 831 million dollars, reports the AFP press agency.

"This agreement will allow us to finance projects...

Categories: Water, Transport

Algeria: $286 billion for industry and infrastructures

27/05/2010

A sum of 286 billion Dollars in bank credits, subsidized by the Algerian State, is going to be mobilized for industry according to an announcement from the Council of Ministers issued on Monday 24 May 2010.

This financing is...

Category: Energy

Report highlights Africa's infrastructure needs

26/05/2010

Africa needs to have improved infrastructure in order to move forward and develop, according to a report.

This was among the findings of the 2010 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), launched on Monday (May 24th), the...

Category: General

World Bank approves a loan of $16 million to Togo

26/05/2010

The World Bank approved a loan to Togo this week for Economic Relaunch and Governance, of 16.3 million Dollars.

The funds will provide budgetary support for the government in order in particular to strengthen governing capacity...

Category: Energy

Grant for Burundi aims to assist water and agriculture

25/05/2010

Water and agricultural infrastructure in Burundi may see improvements after a grant was approved for the country.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) allowed the funds of $15 million (£10.5 million) to be given from the...

Category: Water

More than $237 million for the construction of two dams in Gabon

25/05/2010

Gabon has just signed an agreement with Coder, a company engaged in the development of renewable sources of energy, for the construction of two dams.

This involves the “Impératrice” dam, of 42 megawatts, on the river Ngounié in...

Category: Transport

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