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Renewable and low-emission projects needs 'significant investment'


The African Development Bank has warned that the continent's countries must begin upping their infrastructure investment in renewable energy and other projects to cut carbon emissions.

Gilbert Mbesherubusa, infrastructure...

Category: Energy

Electrical connection planned between Tunisia and Italy


A draft agreement has just been signed between Italy and Tunisia to initiate a study of the potential of renewable sources of energy and their application. The objective is to create an interconnection for electricity between...

Category: Energy

Funding green lights wind power plant for South Africa


A financial boost from the Clean Technology Fund will be used in part to build a wind power farm in the western cape of South Africa.

The investment plan, which is set to see $500 million (£302 million) given to the country...

Category: Energy

Two electricity generating stations under construction in South Africa


The world’s two largest coal-fired dry-cooling power stations are currently under construction in South Africa.

Based at Medupi and Kusile, they will produce 4800 MW each, so as to put an end to the frequent power cuts which...

Category: Energy

Algeria: A new project to double the capacity at Bejaia Airport


DTP, the Directorate of Public Works, has just announced a major renovation project to take place at Bejaia Airport in Algeria.

The landing runway at the airport will be extended from 2400 to 3000 metres.

The terminal will also...

Category: Transport

Geothermal energy 'will take Kenya far'


Geothermal energy will help Kenya go a long way, according to World Bank Africa region vice president Obiageli Ezekwesili.

Speaking during a visit to a power plant in Naivasha this week, she said this type of renewable source...

Category: Energy

ONAS aims to involve local areas in waste water management in Senegal


ONAS, the Senegal National Office of Cleansing and Drainage, is seeking to establish a partnership arrangement with the municipalities in the region of Dakar in order to establish an association for more effective management of...

Category: Water

Which African countries are best equipped in NTIC?


The United Nations Commerce and Development Conference submitted a report on Thursday 19 November 2009 on NTIC in Africa.

Gabon featured in first place in terms of the rate of coverage for mobile telephones, followed by Algeria...

Category: ICT

New Niger State ICT park 'will create thousands of jobs'


A new information and communication technology (ICT) park in Niger State will provide thousands of jobs for people in the region. Some 975 million naira (£3.9 million) is to be spent on the Minna complex in Nigeria, which...

Category: ICT

Babalola: Infrastructure development should be decentralised


Nigerian finance minister Remi Babalola has suggested decentralising infrastructure projects.

In his paper entitled Infrastructural Development of Ibandanland, delivered at the 2009 Ibadan Week Conference in Abuja, Mr Babalola...

Category: General

Liberia presses for accelerated transport development


President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has highlighted the need for accelerated progress on transport infrastructure projects.

She called upon the nation's development partners to end delays on the construction and...

Category: Transport

Dam to overcome thirst in Kenya


A dam project on the River Mwache in Kenya is due to be completed by 2012.

With a capacity of 205,000 cubic metres of water per day, it will serve 1.5 million people in the towns of Kinango, Kaloleni, and Mombasa, which are...

Huge upgrade project for commercial port in Algeria


A project unveiled this week by the Algerian Government aims to triple the capacities of the commercial port of Béjaïa between now and 2025.

This is a project of critical importance, since the quays and interim storage...

Rwanda's "food basket" to get better highway connection


A region known as Rwanda's food basket could stand to benefit from the rehabilitation of a 115-kilometre road network connecting it to the capital.

The western and southern regions will be linked up to Kigale and the rest of the...

Category: Transport

Ethiopia hydropower plant 'will fix shortage problems'


Shortages in power supply in Ethiopia are to be tackled with the opening of a new hydropower plant in Tekeze, reports the Sudan Tribune.

The Tekeze Dam is the largest of its kind in Africa, with a 44 m concrete arch.

It is...

Category: Energy

Cameroon: 216 MW power station planned for 2011


A gas-fired power station is going to be constructed in Cameroon, at Kribi, in the west of the country.

The means of financing have now been established, with participation being shared between the State and funds...

Infrastructural shortcomings 'derailing energy targets'


Ageing infrastructure could be compromising the Nigerian government's target of producing 6,000 MW by the end of the year, it has been suggested.

The general secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees expressed his...

Category: Energy

Kinshasa soon to have new urban railway


Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed an agreement this week for the upgrading of the Kinshasa urban railway system.

The aim of the project is to improve mobility across the capital and in the outlying...

Nigeria rail gets boost in Ajaokuta-Warri line completion


The completion of the Ajaokuto-Warri line is underway with the signature by the federal government of two contracts worth a total of N33 billion (£130 million) with Team Nigeria and Julius Berger. As a key element of the...

Category: Transport

Uganda-Rwanda fibre connection 'on track for 2010'


The laying of a fibre optic cable from Uganda to Rwanda should be finished by January 2010, it has been reported. Once completed, the East African Backhaul System - which will connect the land-locked nations of this region to...

Category: ICT

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