Infrastructure News

IFC, IDB to invest $100 mln in MENA infrastructure

17/04/2012

Reuters - 17 April 2012

DUBAI, April 17 (Reuters) - The International Finance Corp (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) jointly plan to invest up to $100 million on major infrastructure...

Categories: General

East Africa: Water proves a prize asset

16/04/2012

BBC - 16 April 2012

On first acquaintance, it's hard to see Ikal Angelei as a rebel.

Too young, too mild-mannered (perfect English diction), too much at ease in T-shirt and trousers.

It's a salutary lesson in never judging the...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Impact studies for nuclear plants near completion

16/04/2012

Business Report - 16 April 2012

THE final environmental impact reports for a nuclear power station with a capacity of 4 000 megawatts would be completed and submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs late this year...

Categories: Energy

South Africa: Any new French bid will push local content above Nuclear 1 levels, Areva chief says

16/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 16 April 2012

The levels of local content in the French-led bid to build proposed new nuclear energy capacity in South Africa will be superior to those outlined in an earlier Nuclear 1 bid...

Categories: Energy

ICT Nigeria: IHS invests $8m in African networks

16/04/2012

Networking - 16 April 2012

African telecommunications infrastructure company IHS has invested $8 million (about R63 million) to upgrade to its Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Nigeria Stock...

Categories: ICT

Sierra Leone: Marampa secures export infrastructure

16/04/2012

Mining Weekly - 16 April 2012

PERTH (miningweekly.com) - ASX-listed Cape Lambert has signed a binding heads of agreement for infrastructure access with its wholly-owned subsidiary Marampa Iron Ore and Aim-listed African...

Categories: Transport

South Africa: Unregistered motorists to pay more

16/04/2012

Fin24 - 16 April 2012

Johannesburg - Motorists who do not register for e-tags will pay a three times higher punitive rate for using Gauteng's new toll roads, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Monday....

Categories: Transport

Boom time for Africa’s passenger air traffic

16/04/2012

Financial Mail - 16 April 2012

It should spell boom times for airlines but as things now stand few are benefiting, says Comair CEO Erik Venter.

“Comair would fly all over Africa if it were possible,” he says. “There is 20%-...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population

16/04/2012

New York Times - 14 April 2012

Excerpt:

Nigeria, already the world’s sixth most populous nation with 167 million people, is a crucial test case, since its success or failure at bringing down birthrates will have outsize...

Categories: General

Give China all the roads; traditional donors have moved on to other projects

16/04/2012

East African - 14 April 2012

In her column last week, Rasna Warah offered a critique of “traditional donors” in Africa, and heralded a new approach, led by China and embodied most recently by Turkey.

What is this “new...

Categories: Transport, General

African countries must reduce their dependence on donor funds

16/04/2012

East African - 14 April 2012

Africa has experienced a rapid economic growth spurt in the past decade however private investment still remains low in the continent. BERNA NAMATA sounded out the deputy director IMF Africa...

Categories: General

Nigeria militants threaten South Africa investments

16/04/2012

Agence France Presse - 15 avril 2012

LAGOS — Nigeria's militant group MEND threatened on Saturday to attack South Africa's investments, including telecoms firm MTN, in the Niger Delta, because of the terror trial of its leader...

Categories: General, ICT

Lancement des travaux de construction d’une centrale hydroélectrique en Sierra-Léone

15/04/2012

Les travaux de construction d’une centrale hydroélectrique viennent de débuter en Sierra-Léone.

Le président de la république Ernest Bai Koroma a procédé cette semaine...

Public-Private Partnership Conference, to be held 5-8 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal

13/04/2012

Theme: ACCELERATING ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA- SCALING UP PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION

Categories: Water

South Africa: Rail contractor completes major projects, consolidates company

13/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

Rail infrastructure contractor Racec has successfully completed major projects in the Northern Cape and Sierra Leone and has consolidated its position as a rail contractor...

Categories: Transport

Ghana & Togo in water deal

13/04/2012

The Africa Report - 13 April 2012

Ghana and Togo have signed a joint agreement to kick start a 40 year-old project to draw water from the West African country's Volta River to supply the Togolese capital Lome.

The Sogakope-Lome...

Categories: Water

Three ways Africans are making cheap do-it-yourself electricity

13/04/2012

Christian Science Monitor - 12 April 2012

Across Africa, simple carbon-free technologies and local creative partnerships have the electrical juices flowing, expanding grid access and prosperity.

In countries like Kenya and...

Categories: Energy

South Africa: People Want Water, Not 'Commitments'

13/04/2012

Democratic Alliance - 12 April 20120

Today's protests against poor water service delivery in Petrusburg's Bolokanang Township show that local municipalities are not succeeding in the realisation of progressive constitutional...

Categories: Water

Reduced spring rains in Africa predicted

13/04/2012

UPI - 12 April 2012

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are likely to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal, forecasters said.

Through May, the rains are expected to...

Categories: Water

Gambia: U.S.$10 Million Water Projects Launched

13/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 13 April 2012

The government of The Gambia in collaboration with African Development Bank and Africa Water Facility (AWF) Wednesday launched two sister projects of the National Water Sector Reform (NWSR) and...

Categories: Water

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