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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

High-speed bus system in Uganda and Nigeria


The Ugandan Government is going to establish a system of high-speed buses in Kampala, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit).

Intended for large conurbations, the system aims to avoid bottlenecks and protect the environment when in full...

Sixty million Dollars to improve roads in Malawi


The African Development Bank (BAD) is going to finance the improvement of the road network in Malawi, to the amount of 60 million Dollars.

The project relates to the rehabilitation of the Nacala highway corridor and the...

Nigeria 'to receive $6bn for three-year development plan'


The Nigerian government is to receive support to the tune of $5.7 billion (£3.5 billion) to aid the country in realising the targets outlined in its Vision 2020 plan.

Among investors are the World Bank, African Development...

Categories: General, Water, Transport, Energy

First phase of railway project 'awarded to CCECC'


The first section of the Nigerian Railway modernisation project has been signed over to the China Civil and Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) - and the second leg could be ready to follow suit.

The Abuja-Kaduna deal...

Category: Transport

A revolution in high-performance Internet in Algeria


A new master agreement is going to “add new dynamism to the entire TIC landscape in Algeria”, says Moussa Boukaaba, President of the APN, an association which represents Internet providers.

The agreement, which was signed this...

Tanzanian water project 'to provide long-term relief to 82,000'


An estimated 81,662 people in the Singida region of Tanzania could stand to benefit from a water preservation project, it has been suggested.

The $12.43 million (£7.6 million) reservoir construction plan - jointly funded by...

Category: Water

Cameroon: 7 million Dollars to upgrade Garoua Airport


The Cameroon Ministry of Transport announced at the end of last week that the Government has released three billion CFA Francs (6.8 million Dollars) for upgrading Garoua Airport.

Bello Bouba Maïgari issued this statement on the...

Technical studies launched to prepare for the renovation of highways in Togo


The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is going to grant aid of close on three and a half million Dollars to finance preparatory studies aimed at the renovation of highway infrastructures in Togo.

Momboza Halaoui,...

Poor infrastructure causes Africa to 'lag behind with internet access'


Africa's poor telecommunications infrastructure means it is lagging behind the rest of the world with regards to broadband internet access.

A study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - entitled...

Category: ICT

Algeria: Minister of Public Works announces more than 3,000 projects


Some 3,200 projects are going to be carried out in the public works sector between 2010 and 2014, as announced this week in Algiers by the Minister responsible for the sector, Mr. Amar Ghoul.

“While the period 2005-2009 was that...

Nigeria announces its intention of diversifying its energy resources


In order to reduce its dependence on natural gas and to cover its future energy requirements, Nigeria has decided to diversify its energy sources.

The government has announced its intention of reconfiguring certain areas of...

Sierra Leone "ready" for high return investment in energy and infrastructure


President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma announced during the recent European Development meetings that the country was now "ready" for high return investment.

Saying the areas of energy, infrastructure, agriculture...

Categories: General, Energy

Africa-EU transport links discussed at forum


Improved transport infrastructure between European Union countries and Africa will help the latter's economic development.

This is according to vice-president of the European Commission Antonio Tajani, who spoke while an action...

Category: Transport

South Africa to roll out new ICT network


The South African government has chosen a new provider to roll out the country's vast social security online network.

A distributed network of H3C and 3Com-branded solutions will be responsible for the social security grant...

Category: ICT

Cameroon: Several options for financing highway projects in Central Africa


Meeting on the financing of highway projects in Central Africa: Cameroon hosted a forum in Douala on 13 and 14 October which brought together experts from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The aim was to...

Tanzania 'gets boost to build international airport'


A $350 million (£210.6 million) project to build an international airport in Mugumu town in the Serengeti area is back on track after a funding injection from financiers.

Construction of the hub has been stalled for the...

Category: Transport

Uganda to see improved ICT infrastructure


Telecommunications firm MTN has been given a loan of $100 million (£60.8 million) to improve the country's ICT network.

MTN's chief executive officer Themba Kumalo was quoted by the Monitor as saying the money would be used...

Category: ICT

Nigeria 'held back by lack of basic infrastructure'


The managing director of Uniliever Thomas Boedinger has applauded public and private efforts to invest in infrastructure but said much more needed to be done if Nigeria was to begin to realise its full industrial potential.


Categories: General, Transport, Energy

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