Infrastructure News

ONE calls for more infrastructure spending for Africa from G20 group

16/08/2011

Global campaigning organisation ONE has recommended that a greater level of investment is put into Africa's development. A spokesman for the organisation said the group has called upon the G20 High Level Panel to place more...

Categories: General

Afrique du Sud : Lancement d’un nouveau train à grande vitesse

16/08/2011

Un nouveau train rapide reliant Johannesburg à Pretoria, le Gautrain, a été inauguré en Afrique du Sud. Il doit désengorger le réseau routier s’étendant entre les deux...

Categories: Transport

FDA participates in the restructuring of the electricity sector in Mauritania

15/08/2011

The French Development Agency is to grant 45 million euros to the Mauritanian electricity company Somelec in order to help Mauritania to restructure its electricity sector.

The...

Categories: Energy

OECD should help water infrastructure in Horn of Africa, says report

15/08/2011

Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD's) Development Assistance Committee need to invest more to improve Africa's water infrastructure. This is the finding of ONE...

Categories: Water

Gabon : Lancement d’un nouvel aéroport international

15/08/2011

Le président gabonais Ali Bongo Ondimba vient de lancer le chantier de modernisation de l’aéroport de Port-Gentil. À terme, l’aéroport devrait prendre un essor international. Pour le...

ICT project in Cameroon sees optical fibres planted throughout nation

12/08/2011

An ICT infrastructure project in Cameroon has seen a large number of optical fibre cables installed in an attempt to improve the country's telecommunications network.

The Central African Backbone (CAB) initiative was launched...

Categories: ICT

Burundi: EU grants over 51 million USD for road infrastructure

12/08/2011

Last Tuesday, the government of Burundi and the European Union signed a loan agreement for 51.3 million dollars relating to a development project for the road transport sector.

This...

Categories: Transport

ICT demand in Kenya rises as schools share textbooks on internet

11/08/2011

The demand for an improved ICT infrastructure in Kenya is set to increase after it was revealed that schools are beginning to use the internet for education purposes.

Daily Nation has reported that a computer-based system was...

Categories: ICT

ADB finances construction of electricity power station in Egypt

11/08/2011

On August 8 the African Development Bank and Egypt signed a loan agreement totaling 550 million USD to participate in the financing of the construction of a new 650 megawatt electricity...

Categories: Energy

$525m 'needed for Tanzania's transport infrastructure'

10/08/2011

Tanzania requires $525 million (£322.85 million) in order to improve its transport infrastructure, it has been said.

Finance minister Mustafa Mkulo has revealed that the East African nation needs the money to invest in its...

Categories: Transport

Plans to improve road infrastructure in Nairobi 'will cost Sh227bn'

10/08/2011

It would cost Sh227 billion (£1.5 billion) in order to improve the transport infrastructure of Nairobi, it has been suggested.

Consulting Engineering Services (CES) has released findings from a survey it conducted with Apec...

Categories: Transport

FDA grants over 7 million USD for sanitation project in Togo

09/08/2011

Last Thursday, the French Development Agency (FDA) signed an agreement with Togo in Lomé to grant the sum of 3.3 billion FCFA (7.4 million dollars) for an urban sanitation project...

Categories: Water

Nigeria plans to improve ICT infrastructure to meet international standards

09/08/2011

Nigeria has announced it wants to improve its ICT infrastructure and upgrade the technology of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in order to boost its economy.

This Day Live reported that Oscar Onyema, chief executive officer of...

Categories: ICT

African Caucus focuses on energy infrastructures

08/08/2011

The African Caucus, an annual meeting between the Finance ministers and the governors of the Central Banks of the countries in the African Union and funding agencies, opened on August 3...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania borrows $250m for infrastructure projects

08/08/2011

Tanzania is to borrow $250 million (£153.21 million) in order for it to pursue infrastructure projects.

Earlier today (Monday August 8th), the East African nation signed a loan agreement with several financial institutions...

Categories: General

$165m to be spent on Rift Valley railway infrastructure project

05/08/2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced it will spend $40 million in order for a railway infrastructure project in East Africa to go ahead.

This financing from the AfDB forms part of $165 million being put into the Rift...

Categories: Transport

Gabon: ETDE signs contract for electrification project

05/08/2011

The company ETDE (Energy Technology Data Exchange) announced last Wednesday in Libreville that it had signed a contract with the Gabonese ministry of Energy for the construction of a...

Categories: Energy

Algeria to generate 22,000 MW from renewable energies by 2030

04/08/2011

The Gas and Electricity Regulatory Commission (Creg) has just published a press release which reveals that 22,000 megawatts of electricity will be generated by Algeria by 2030 from...

Categories: Energy

Standard Bank to help cross-border infrastructure project

04/08/2011

Standard Bank has confirmed it will give financial support to a cross-border infrastructure project between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

It will pay for the South African Infrastructure Investment Company's debt in order to...

Categories: Transport

80,000 Rwandans sign up to mobile banking as demand for internet rises

03/08/2011

There is growing pressure for African nations to improve their ICT infrastructure, after 80,000 people in Rwanda signed up to mobile banking in one week.

BPR Mobile Banking registered this number of new customers after a campaign...

Categories: ICT

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