The priority status of the Abuja Light Rail Project and its 2013 deadline for completion has been reiterated by the minister of the federal capital territory senator Muhammed Adamu Aliero.
After experiencing funding difficulties...
A loan from the World Bank in the amount of 100 million Dollars has been earmarked to finance the modernisation of two electricity converters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A contract was signed this week in Kinshasa...
The team running the project known as Peptac, Drinking Water for Everyone and Support for Community Activities, reported this week that there are 1,400 motorised water drilling installations and 109 drinking water supply systems...
Some $4.6 billion (£2.83 billion) has been unlocked by the Nigerian government in order to strengthen vital infrastructure in the country.
According to a report in This Day, the funding will go towards achieving 6,000...
Regional integration is one of the main areas expected to improve with the construction of a road between Awosie and Pokuase.
A loan for $85 million (£52 million) has been approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and...
Financing to the tune of 80 billion Dollars has been allocated by the Algerian state to projects involving railway construction and infrastructure upgrades in Algeria.
This means that six new railway lines will be built between...
A total of 32 water transport infrastructure projects have been given the initial go-ahead by the Nigerian government.
The 11 river ports set for construction will be located in areas such as Numan in Adamawa State and Onitsha in...
Joint venture agreement 'to serve west African infrastructure market'
A joint venture between Jacobs and OCP has been announced as a platform for eventual expansion into the west African infrastructure market.
The initial phase...
Categories: Transport, Energy
The Madagascar “Lion” submarine cable is operational, as Michel Barré, Director of the France Telecom Group for East Africa, recently announced.
All that now remains is for the legislation to be passed, authorising the cable to...
Communications Minister Laure Olga Gondjout has been celebrating the launch of Terrestrial Digital Television (TNT) in Gabon this week.
“The concerns which our country’s executive authorities have had ever since independence...
The African Development Bank (BAD) is going to finance a study in Tunisia on protection against flooding, it was learned at the end of last week.
The Bank indicated that the aim of the study is to determine the scale of works to...
Deficiencies in the power grid must be attended to if Nigeria's Afam power stations and Okoloma gas plant are to deliver on the target of 6,000 megawatts by December of this year, the government has conceded.
The minister of...
South Africa is tipped to see a real growth rate of 12.77 per cent for 2009's fourth quarter, according to a report from consultant Companies and Markets.
A vast investment in transport infrastructure and large-scale power...
Categories: General, Transport, Energy
Since 2001, investments in telecom and ICT infrastructure in Nigeria have totalled $18 billion (£11.3 billion) - and the country is keen on attracting more.
Chief executive of the communications commission Ernest Ndukwe...
Aminata Niane, general director of APIX, the agency for the promotion of investments and large-scale works, has just announced the launch of the second phase of the work on a new motorway in Senegal.
The work will start in the...
The African Development Bank (BAD) this week approved a loan of 53.3 million Euros to finance the upgrading of a screening plant at Gabel El Asfar, in Cairo.
The aim of the project is to improve the quality of waste water...
A regional electricity project is still awaiting funding confirmation after the announcement of an estimated cost of $282 million (£178.6 million).
The network is expected to see the installation of 700 kilometres of new...
From 12 to 15 October 2009 Cameroon will be hosting the eighth meeting of the continent’s Highway Funds Association.
The main topic this year is the “Management of Highway Maintenance Funds in the Face of the Challenges of...
Private investment in information communication technology (ICT) is transforming the continent and has vindicated this finance model, Rwandan president Paul Kagame has been quoted as saying by the New Times.
Africa needs an estimated $39 billion (£24.3 billion) more than it is currently receiving to develop roads and other crucial infrastructure, authorities from the African Central Bank have said.
Led by chairman Kane Ousmane...
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