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China commits to renewable sources of energy in Africa


China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has reiterated his country’s commitment to the African Continent, announcing in particular a partnership aimed at achieving 100 projects involving local energy.

He made this declaration this...

Power shortage 'single biggest hurdle for African development'


Economic development in Africa is impeded mainly by inadequate access to power supplies and the continent is losing two percentage points of growth every year because overall infrastructure is lacking.

This is according to a new...

Category: Energy

Uganda to get transmission network upgrade


A $100 million (£60.1 million) transmission network upgrade in Uganda is expected to lower electricity costs and prepare the power supply system for increased energy generation in the future.

Various sub-stations and...

Category: Energy

DRC seeks funding to upgrade the port of Matadi


The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched an appeal to investors for a project to upgrade the port of Matadi at Kinshasa.

Minister of Finance Athanase Matenda has officially lodged the request...

East Africa's central corridor 'needs upgrade'


An infrastructure upgrade to the highway between Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala is needed to improve commercial prospects in the region, it has been suggested.

In a recent editorial in Ugandan newspaper the Monitor, journalistic...

Category: Transport

BIDC: More Franco-African co-operation for infrastructure projects


The Cedeao Investment and Development Bank (BIDC) has announced its intention to co-operate to mutual advantage with French companies in the sectors of energy infrastructure, NITC, and transport in the countries of West...

East Africa to see transport infrastructure upgrade


An improvement to the road networks in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti should see trade improved on a regional level, it has been suggested.

East African Business Week relayed quotes suggesting the approval of $452 million...

Category: Transport

Access to water for everyone in the Central African Republic to happen soon?


Access to drinking water in the Central African Republic could be improved thanks to a grant of 16 million Dollars from the African Development Bank to the African Development Fund.

This financing will allow for a drinking water...

Kenya: 133 million Dollars to upgrade water infrastructures


A vast project for upgrading the water supply and drainage networks in Kenya, in the region of Yatta, was provided with 123 million Dollars this week by the African Development Bank.

This involves establishing, training, and...

Category: Water

Regional irrigation project 'will help nearly 850,000'


A new irrigation project to be constructed in the Bugesera region of Rwanda is expected to help some 834,000 people when it is completed.

The African Development Bank is funding this endeavour with a grant of $23 million...

Category: Water

PPPs 'key to Nigerian infrastructure goals'


The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission could be poised to push important projects through by facilitating private-public partnerships (PPP), it has been suggested.

Chairman Ernest Shonekan recently called attention...

Category: General

PAP: Costs of the Internet in Africa need to be brought down


Reduce the costs of the Internet in Africa so as to promote economic development.

TIC technologies need to be made more accessible on the Continent, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has decided.

This decision follows the...

Work starts on Felou dam in Mali


This week saw the laying of the foundation stone of the Felou hydroelectric dam in Mali.

A ceremony was organized for the occasion, bringing together the executives of the member countries of the Organization for the...

Lack of ICT infrastructure 'holding Nigeria back'


ICT shortcomings are keeping the Nigerian economy from fully developing, it has been suggested.

Both the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) were quoted...

Category: ICT

More than 14 million Dollars to extend Togo electricity network


The Government of Togo is pressing ahead with its investments in energy infrastructures by investing 14.1 million Dollars in upgrading and extending its electricity network.

The financing was remitted this week to the Togo...

East African energy projects 'to be fast-tracked'


A meeting of energy ministers from five east African countries concluded with an agreement to prioritise power projects.

East African Community (EAC) sector representatives from Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda met...

Category: Energy

Botswana 'to get energy boost'


The approval of several loans towards a $1.4 billion (£859 million) power station in Botswana is expected to bring the country from being dependent on foreign power suppliers to self-sufficiency.

Some €153 million is...

Category: Energy

Kenya seeking £3bn for geothermal energy investment


Kenya's energy minister Kiraitu Murungi said this week the country needed $4.9 billion (£3 billion) in geothermal investment to fully exploit the potential of this resource.

He relayed study findings revealing that if...

Category: Energy

Regional integration aims to improve energy resources in Senegal


If the management of energy resources in Senegal is to be improved, co-operation with neighbouring countries is going to be essential in attracting private investment.

This was the message from Senegalese Minister of Energy,...

National domain umbrella 'to democratise Tanzanian internet'


The launching of the first umbrella domain registration facility in Tanzania this week will play an important role in bringing connectivity to more citizens, it has been suggested.

Manager of the Tanzania Network Information...

Category: ICT

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