Infrastructure News

Malawi, Sustainable Energy, and the God of the Developing World

18/04/2012

Village - 17 April 2012

As Malawi elects a new and female President, Joyce Banda, following the controversial death of her 78-year old predecessor,  Deirdre Mulrooney reflects on her recent visit there

So you think...

Categories: Energy

Five Renewable Sources of Energy for Farmers in Developing Countries

18/04/2012

WorldWatch Institute - 17 April 2012

According to the United Nations, access to reliable and sufficient sources of energy will be critical to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty and hunger by...

Categories: Energy

Samsung Digital Strategy for Africa Content (video)

18/04/2012

ABNDigital - 18 April 2012

The Tech @ Work team recently caught up with Mr Park, Samsung Africa, CEO at the Samsung Africa conference in Cape Town to discuss Samsung's Strategy for the African content.

Watch video as part of...

Categories: ICT

South Africa: Comair - Hot or Not? (video)

18/04/2012

ABNDigital - 18 April 2012

Comair was founded by the Novick and Moritz families, and operates the British Airways licence in South Africa. It also operates under the banner kulula.com, and has a market cap of R665 million....

Categories: Transport

Videos: Water issues in South Africa

18/04/2012

ABNDigital - 18 April 2012

South Africa's Water Crisis with SAB's Andre Fourie

ABN is focusing its attention on water sustainability in Africa and South Africa faces serious threats from its increasingly scarce water ...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Congress of South African Trade Unions denounces e-tolling blackmail

18/04/2012

Africa Report - 18 April 2012

South Africa's largest trade union federation says it is ready for a battle with the government if it continues with the contentious e-tolling system in the country's economic hub of Gauteng.The...

Categories: Transport

Ghana may lose opportunities as an oil producing country due to power constraints

18/04/2012

GhanaWeb - 17 April 2012

Ghana might lose opportunities presented by her new potential as a major gas producing country in the West-African Sub-Region if she failed to resolve the current power challenges, Mr Goosie Tannoh, an...

Categories: Energy

La BAD lance un projet de 33 millions d’euros pour le recyclage des eaux usées en Tunisie

18/04/2012

Banque africaine de développement - 17 avril 2012

La Banque africaine de développement, l’Office national de l’assainissement (ONAS) et le gouvernement tunisien ont organisé à Hammamet, du 10 au 12 avril, un atelier de trois...

Categories: Water

Is Morocco the Mediterranean's Green Energy Savior?

18/04/2012

Forbes - 18 April 2012

Amid the eager and often conflicting discussions about what it’s going to take to develop a real, tangible green economy in North Africa – one that makes the most of a seemingly endless supply of solar...

Categories: Energy

ICA Supports One-Stop Border Post Regional Workshop in Burkina Faso - 25-27 April 2012

18/04/2012

Organizers: West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Categories: Transport

Africa's demand for pilots, aircraft to soar

18/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 17 April 2012

Africa would need more than 800 new airplanes over the next 20 years and between 14 000 and 20 000 new trained pilots, Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director...

Categories: Transport

Algérie: Annonce d'un projet de réhabilitation de 200 km de voie ferrée

17/04/2012

Un projet portant sur l'électrification et le doublement d'un tronçon de 200 km de voie ferrée traversant la région de Tébessa en Algérie va débuter d'ici la fin de...

Categories: Transport

Dark fibre firm confirms roll out plans

17/04/2012

Dark Fibre Africa, the open access dark fibre infrastructure provider, has revealed that its R75 million (£5.9 million) roll-out in the region of Benoni is continuing at a good pace, despite the recent moratorium on fibre...

BRICS To Cable The Southern Hemisphere

17/04/2012

Tech Week Europe - 17 April 2012

Yesterday, the BRICS Cable initiative announced a 34,000 km long submarine fibre optic cable system that will connect the developing economies of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China...

Categories: ICT

Namibia: Country Ranks Poorly on ICT Usage

17/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 11 April 2012

Windhoek — A new report on the usage of information technology indicates that Namibia is one of the worst performing countries, when it comes to the usage in new information and communication...

Categories: ICT

Ghana Signs $1 Billion Loan With China for Natural Gas Project

17/04/2012

Bloomberg - 16 April 2012

Ghana signed a $1 billion lending agreement with China Development Bank Corp. as part of the biggest loan in the country’s history that Vice President John Dramani Mahama said would provide hundreds of...

Categories: Energy

What is holding back trade in Africa?

17/04/2012

Business Day - 17 April 2012

What is holding back trade in Africa?

Business Day talks to Valentine Rugwabiza of the World Trade Organisation about the need for barriers to trade between African countries to be...

Categories: General

Kenyan TransCentury expects jump in profit

17/04/2012

Reuters - 17 April 2012

Kenya's TransCentury (TCL.NR) expects net profit for the first half of this year to surpass full year profit for 2011 after it tripled capacity at its electric cable and transformer plants, its chief...

Categories: General

South Africa: Motlanthe Opening Remarks at Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Conference

17/04/2012

Government of South Africa - 13 April 2012

Opening remarks by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) Provincial and Local Government Conference, Ekurhulen

Cabinet...

Categories: General

Bissau shuts air and sea space, uncertainty grows

17/04/2012

 Reuters - 16 April 2012

* Some citizens head for interior, fear conflict after coup

* Military restrict air, sea traffic, cite national security

* Portugal sends force to rescue its nationals if necessary

* ECOWAS...

Categories: Transport

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