Infrastructure News

Two new communication satellites in orbit


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


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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

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