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Togolese road project 'to reinforce regional trade'


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a UA 23.31 million (£22.5 million) grant to Togo to rehabilitate the Aflao-Sanve Conji-Benin border road.

According to the organisation, this will help the country to develop...

Category: Transport

Tunisia inaugurates two cyber-parks


Tunisia pursues a dynamic policy with regard to information technologies, and is encouraging the creation of cyber-parks across the whole country.

Two days of investment promotions in TIC are being held this week in Kebili and...

Kenya-Uganda railway threatened by lack of capital


The shareholders of Rift Valley Railways (RVR) have been issued an ultimatum and given a two-week deadline by the Kenya and Uganda governments to commute their interests to the Kenya-Uganda Railway Holdings.

For the past 18...

Category: Transport

Nigeria calls for $10bn power investment


Minister of power Dr Lanre Babalola has stated Nigeria will need a "consistent and sustained" investment of $10 billion (£6.2 billion) over the next ten years to achieve its electricity generation target of...

Category: Energy

China loans 48 million USD to Cameroon for an electricity generating station


The Chinese government has recently agreed a loan of 48.3 million Dollars to finance the hydroelectric plant at Mekin in the south of the country.

Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of the Economy, stated at the signing of the loan...

Bridge between Senegal and Gambia to be completed soon


Senegal Head of State Abdoulaye Wade has announced a project to construct a bridge between his country and Gambia at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

He has held two meetings with his Gambian counterpart Yahya Jammeh, in...

World Bank: Rail network will change Uganda


Completing Uganda's rail network would be good for east Africa as a whole and would make a big difference to the country's economy and regional integration, the World Bank president has said.

Robert Zoellick announced his...

Category: Transport

India and China taking part in the refurbishment of infrastructures in the DRC


The electricity generating plant at Katende, which supplies the West Kasai region, is soon going to be serving the East Kisai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A representative of the national electricity company made the...

Cameroon to get £30m for hydro-electric project


The governments of Cameroon and China have signed a loan agreement through the Exim Bank of China for the execution of the Mekin hydro-electric plant for FCFA 22 billion (£30 million).

Building a dam on the River Dja capable...

Category: Energy

Nigeria 'has undertaken 1,106 power projects'


The minister of power Dr Lanre Babalola announced at a press conferences this week that the Nigerian government had undertaken 1,106 energy projects in a bid to boost electricity availability in the country.

He stated 428 of...

Category: Energy

Algeria: More than 40 billion US Dollars to increase electricity production


Forty two billion Dollars: That is how much Sonelgaz, the Algerian energy company is planning to invest in the production of electricity between now and 2019.

Noureddine Bouterfa, CEO of the Group, made this announcement last...

China may help fund Kenya's Northern Corridor project


Plans for road and rail lines linking Kenya to southern Sudan and Ethiopia could be funded by Chinese investors, the Financial Times has suggested.

A port and an oil refinery in Lamu are also part of the investment opportunities...

Category: Transport

Tunisia: Two huge wind power and hydroelectric energy projects under way


Two wind power generating centres are currently under construction in the region of Bizerte, in Tunisia.

The total amount of the work is estimated at 287 million Dollars, financed within the framework of a development aid fund...

PPPs to develop ICT in Nigeria


Public private partnerships (PPP) could be the key to encouraging ICT infrastructure investment in Nigeria, it has been suggested.

Speaking on the heels of the recent Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation conference held...

Category: ICT

SA to favour energy infrastructure projects in 2010


South Africa is expected to invest heavily in energy and utilities infrastructure projects in 2010 - but questions as to the ability of the sector forerunners to make good on their plans have been highlighted in a recent report....

Category: General

Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast strengthen their co-operation


Minister of the Economy of the Ivory Coast, Charles Koffi Diby, and his counterpart Noël Bembambase have met recently in Ouagadougou to discuss the conclusion of a co-operation treaty.

This involved in particular discussing the...

Category: Transport

Gabon: $2 billion for infrastructures in 2010


Two billion Dollars – that is how much the investments will come to which are going to be allocated to infrastructure projects in 2010. Ali Bongo made this announcement during his goodwill speech made on Gabon television.


South Africa 'needs water infrastructure upgrade'


South Africa's water infrastructure improvement needs have been quantified in a report by the Water Resource Group.

In figures relayed by publication Business Day, projects to expand capacity should be undertaken as soon as...

Category: Water

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