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DRC: Signature of financing agreements for hydroelectric power station at Katende


On Monday July 11, financing agreements were signed concerning the project to construct a hydroelectric power station at Katende, in the province of Western Kasaï, in the...

Category: Energy

AfDB joins with WWF to promote green infrastructure in Africa


The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have confirmed they will work together to help improve Africa's green infrastructure. President of the AfDB Donald Kaberuka agreed with WWF's...

Category: Energy

Rift Valley Railways to receive $40m loan from AfDB


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to show its support to the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) transport infrastructure project by providing a loan worth $40 million (£24.85 million). This will help the $246 million...

Category: Transport

Cameroon: France invests in construction of second bridge over the Wouri


Last Wednesday, France and Cameroon signed a financing agreement in the order of 142.4 million dollars for a road infrastructure project.

It involves the construction of a second bridge...

Category: Transport

Africa Renewables seeks €30m from investors for green energy projects


A renewable energy group has announced that it is looking for investors keen to support a project providing biomass developments in Africa.

With offices in London as well as the west of the continent, Africa Renewables (AfriRen)...

Category: Energy

Algeria: Inauguration of hybrid power station at Hassi R'mel


On July 14 2011, Algerian minister of Energy and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, inaugurated the first electric hybrid power station (solar/gas) in Algeria.

The power station, which is situated at Hassi...

Category: Energy

Uganda's rural infrastructure to get boost with World Bank programme


The World Bank has launched a programme in an attempt to improve Uganda's rural infrastructure.

It will work together with Centenary Bank to boost the country's agriculture finance capacity.

The World Bank Agriculture...

Category: General

Senegal: SENELEC receives 85 million dollars for reorganization plan


The National Electricity Company of Senegal (SENELEC) is to receive a loan of 85 million dollars from the French Development Agency (AFD).

Last Monday, an agreement was signed in Dakar. This...

Categories: Energy, Transport

IDA grants 91 million dollars to Niger for drinking water


Niger is to receive a loan of 91 million dollars from the International Development Association (IDA) to contribute to the financing of the Urban Water and Drainage Program (PEAMU).


Category: Water

Oxfam grants over three million USD for a drinking water project in Angola


British non-governmental organization "Oxfam" has awarded 3.4 million dollars to promote a drinking water, sanitation and hygiene project in Angola.

The project is being conducted...

Category: Water

World Bank grants over 40 million USD to Mozambique for N1 highway


Mozambique has just received a gift of 40.2 million dollars from the World Bank to finance the completion of the works on three sections of the national highway 1, linking the North to the south of the...

Category: Transport

France and Tunisia sign energy and ICT agreements


France and Tunisia on Monday signed several agreements on energy and ICT, reports a press release published by the French ministry for Industry, Energy and the...

Categories: ICT, Energy

Japan wants to increase access to drinking water in DRC


Japan, through the Japanese governmental agency JICA, is currently carrying out several projects in the domain of infrastructures for the production and transport of drinking water in...

Category: Water

Senegal: Inauguration of a solar panel plant


A plant to manufacture photovoltaic panels has just been opened in Senegal. The minister for Renewable Energies inaugurated this factory on July 1 in Dakar.

It was constructed by...

Category: Energy

Launch of studies for several energy projects in Cameroon


Feasibility studies for the realization of several projects in the energy infrastructure domain have just commenced in Cameroon.

They concern the construction of a gas-fired power station...

Category: Energy

Guinea: 34 million USD from WB for submarine cable project


The World Bank has just granted 34 million dollars to the submarine cable project in Guinea.

"The implementation of this project will reduce the costs of communication by 75%, which will...

Category: ICT

Sub-Saharan Africa 'top priority for World Bank'


During the 2011 fiscal year, the World Bank gave developing countries more than $57 billion (£35.6 billion) in support.

The financial institution has today (July 1st) released new figures showing its financial aid and...

Categories: General, Transport

WB supports ICT infrastructure development in Burkina Faso


The World Bank has just granted a subsidy of 25.4 million dollars to enhance the information and communication technology (ITC) infrastructure and provide access to better services...

Category: ICT

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