Infrastructure News

South Africa: Industrial Policy Action Plan (video)

10/04/2012

Creamer Media - 10 April 2012

Creamer Media's Mariaan Webb speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the latest version of the Industrial Policy Action Plan.

Watch this video by Creamer Media in ICA General...

Categories: General

Portugal deal on Mozambique's Cahora Bassa dam

10/04/2012

BBC news - 9 April 2012

Portugal has agreed to give up its remaining stake in a giant hydroelectric dam in Mozambique, ending a long-running dispute.

Portugal, the former colonial power, had retained control of the Cahora...

Categories: Energy, Water

In pictures - Mobile phones boost Ivory Coast cashew nuts

10/04/2012

BBC news - March 5, 2012

Cashew nut growers are no longer cheated out of income by middlemen when they use mobile phones to get the latest price information from the world's major buyers - India and Vietnam.

See photos with...

Categories: ICT

Mozambique: African Development Bank Prepared to Fund Phase Two of Lower Limpopo Irrigation

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 8 April 2012

Maputo — The Mozambican government and the African Development Bank (ADB) are working on the final details of the contract to fund the second phase of the rehabilitation of the Lower Limpopo...

Categories: Water

Une plate-forme de concertation sur le secteur de l'électricité en Afrique centrale en gestation

10/04/2012

Media Terre - 9 avril 2012

Le premier forum international de l'électricité du Cameroun (Finelec) s'est déroulé à Yaoundé du 28 mars au 1er Avril 2012, avec pour objectif de faire le point sur la libéralisation du secteur de...

Categories: Energy

Africa’s Mobile operators turn to local content to boost internet usage

10/04/2012

This is Africa - 31 March 2012

With more than 500 million subscribers across the continent inching the mobile voice market towards saturation, mobile technology companies are increasingly looking to data services as a means of...

Categories: ICT

Africa: Welcome to the Future - a World of Big Data, Voice Without Revenue and Shared Infrastructure for Over-the-Top Services

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 5 April 2012

London — At the end of March, Gateway Communications invited a panel of people and a selected industry audience to look at the "Future of African connectivity". With the exception of a...

Categories: ICT

Ethiopia: Authority Signs Contract Agreements to Construct 20 Road Projects

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 8 April 2012

Addis Ababa — The Ethiopian Roads Authority has signed contract agreements to construct 20 road projects during the first 8 months of this Ethiopian fiscal year, the Authority said.

Communications...

Categories: Transport

Zimbabwe: Tollgate Levies Used As a Political Tool

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 5 April 2012

THE Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) announced that three tollgates would be built along the Plumtree-Mutare highway over the next three years. Two permanent gates would be...

Categories: Transport

Ethiopia: Bole One of First Airports in Africa With the ICAO Cert

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com -8 April 2012

Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) got the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) certification for Bole International Airport two weeks ago.

This makes the airport one of the few in...

Categories: Transport

Why Kenya needs a world-class port in Mombasa

10/04/2012

blogs.worldbank.org - 4 April 2012

Suppose all of Kenya’s borders suddenly close. Goods and people can no longer enter or exit the country through the port of Mombasa, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or roadways. Quickly...

Categories: Transport

Partnership critical to cross border mobile services in Africa

10/04/2012

Vanguard - 10 April 2012

Sustainable development of cross boarder mobile money services in Africa requires partnership in which industry stakeholders, policymakers, and regulators cooperatively share information, says African...

Categories: ICT

South Africa: Suzlon Energy To Secure 138 MW Wind Energy Project From Cennergi

10/04/2012

NASDAQ - 9 April 2012

(RTTNews.com) - Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd. said it had been selected as the preferred supplier by Cennergi (Pty) Ltd., for a 138 MW wind energy project currently under development in...

Categories: Energy

East Africa not ready to reap benefits as tourism destination

10/04/2012

Daily Monitor - 10 April 2012

Endowed with enduring natural diversity, great climate, rich cultures and receptive people, East Africa is one of Africa’s leading tourism destinations. Recently, US based New York Times recently...

Categories: General

Tighter Border Procedures Will Not Affect Close Relations With Cameroon, Says Equatorial Guinea

10/04/2012

Market Watch - 9 April 2012

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Procedures are aimed at controlling illegal immigration

The Government of Equatorial Guinea said today that relations...

Categories: Transport

Infrastructural deficit hurting EAC integration

10/04/2012

New Vision (Uganda) - 10 April 2012

Infrastructural investment is crucial if East African region wants to receive the full benefits of regional integration, a senior government official has said.

Al Hajji Rashid Kibowa the...

Categories: General

Algérie: L'internet quatre fois plus puissant

10/04/2012

Algérie Télécom a annoncé mercredi qu'elle va procéder bientôt « à une extension du backbone national Internet ». Sa puissance va être multipliée par...

Categories: ICT

Renewable energy substation Kenya

09/04/2012

Siemens - April 4, 2012

Nairobi’s power utility company, The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (KETRACO) will be erecting a substation approximately 80kms north west of Nairobi and along the Mai Mahiu-Narok ...

Categories: Energy

AfDB Approves US$251 Million Funding for Roads in Tanzania and Sierra Leone

09/04/2012

African Development Bank - April 5, 2012

The African Development Bank Group has approved USD 250.95 million (UA 162 million) for road construction projects in Tanzania and Sierra Leone.

Under the approvals made by the AfDB...

Categories: Transport

SES to Provide Satellite Services to Ethiopian Telecom

09/04/2012

2Merkato.com - April 9, 2012

SES, Luxemburg based company with a fleet of 50 satellites, is in negotiations to provide satellite services to back up the infrastructure of Ethiopia’s telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom....

Categories: ICT

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