Infrastructure News

Egypt is losing its grip on the Nile

09/04/2012

Political uncertainty in post-revolution Egypt is allowing other Nile states to wrest control of the world’s longest river.

Categories: Water, Energy

The Water Risk Filter - a new tool in determining water risks

09/04/2012

WWF & DEG

Designed for non-water experts, the Water Risk Filter is a newly launched tool that offers a structured set of risk indicators, including all relevant elements of water risks, all industries (standard...

Categories: Water

Neuf millions USD pour améliorer la production d’électricité en Gambie

05/04/2012

La Gambie va recevoir un prêt de neuf millions de dollars de la Banque arabe pour le développement économique en Afrique (BADEA) pour contribuer au financement du projet d'infrastructures de production...

Categories: Energy

Tanesco reveals plans to improve Tanzania's energy infrastructure

05/04/2012

Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has revealed details of its ambitious plans to improve the country's energy sector, saying that the improvement could cost at least Tsh1.3 trillion (US$815.82 million).

William...

Categories: General

Nigeria: Islamic Development Bank Doles Out N310 Billion for the Nation's Transformation

04/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 3, 2012

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has earmarked N310 billion to support the implementation of Nigeria's transformation agenda for a two- year period, between 2012 and 2014.

Vice President Namadi...

Categories: General

Africa Rising: China steps up production in Ethiopia with drill instructors, investors

04/04/2012

Christian Science Monitor - April 3, 2012

On arrival at Ethiopia's Eastern Industrial Zone, 36 young African factory workers in red track suits are parading military-style in the car park.

"Welcome to Huajian," they...

Categories: General

Africa's richest man is cementing his place in history

04/04/2012

The Guardian - April 3, 2012

Earlier this year, a century-old wasteland of limestone and red dirt in south-west Nigeria was transformed into the biggest cement plant in Africa. The $1bn (£626m) Ibese plant will produce 6m...

Categories: General

Côte d'Ivoire: Mabri Toikeusse dévoile le plan national de développement

04/04/2012

Le ministre du Plan et du Développement, Mabri Toikeusse, a annoncé un vaste plan national de développement (Pnd) 2012-2015, qui comprend la réhabilitation et la construction ...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Abaarso Tech - Wind Turbine (video)

03/04/2012

energymaxpower - March 30, 2012

First Large Scale Wind Turbine in the Horn of Africa.

Watch video...

Categories: Energy

Death of railway transport blurs Kenya’s pathway to Vision 2030

03/04/2012

Business Daily - April 2, 2012

About 160 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, dozens of police officers on duty at Nakuru Railway Station take turns each day physically searching travellers before freeing them to proceed to their ...

Categories: Transport

South Africa considers nuclear fuel cycle facilities

03/04/2012

Reuters - April 2, 2012

South Africa is mulling the re-establishment of its uranium enrichment and conversion facilities, which were dismantled during the apartheid era, as it seeks to secure fuel for a new fleet of nuclear...

Categories: Energy

South Africa: Local firms could contribute significantly to nuclear programme

03/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - April 2, 2012

South African companies would be able to supply about 40% of all services related to the planned nuclear power plants (NPPs) required to meet the targets set out in the...

Categories: Energy

Energy Risks in North Africa and the Middle East

03/04/2012

Center for Strategic and International Studies - March 29, 2012

The Burke Chair has developed a detailed estimate of energy risks in the Middle East and North Africa, drawing heavily on the analyses of the Energy Information...

Categories: Energy

Namibia: Country/AngolaTackle Water and Power Issues

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

Oshakati — Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister John Mutorwa and Angolan Minister of Water and Energy Joao da Silva Borges have held a three day consultative meeting on issues related to water...

Categories: Water, Energy

Africa: Safe Water Access Goal Further Away Than Previously Thought

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

Addis Ababa — A failure to incorporate water quality data into measurements of progress on the Millennium Development Goal of access to safe water has made some countries appear closer to...

Categories: Water

Nigeria: TY Danjuma Foundation Commits U.S.$2.5 Million for Water Project

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

As part of its commitment to ensure availability of safe water and food security in Nigeria, the TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF), has announced an initial commitment of $250,000 to the Safe Water for...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Facility too late to resolve crisis

03/04/2012

fin24 - April 1, 2012

Johannesburg – Ion exchange, the technology that Trailblazer Technologies wants to use to process South African acid mine drainage into water for stimulating agricultural production, also involves all ...

Categories: Water

Water monitoring `easier` with free mobile phone app

03/04/2012

Environmental Expert.com - March 30, 2012

The Water Quality Reporter (WQR) application was developed by the iCOMMS team at the civil engineering department at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, under the leadership of...

Categories: Water

Ile Maurice: Début des travaux de construction du barrage de Bagatelle

03/04/2012

La construction du barrage de Bagatelle, sur la rivière Terre Rouge, vient de débuter sur l'Ile Maurice.

Le Premier ministre, Navin Ramgoolam, a procédé le 29 mars dernier à la pose de la...

Categories: Water, Energy

World Bank offers funding boost to Kenyan ICT infrastructure

03/04/2012

The World Bank has offered financial assistance to the Kenyan government as it seeks to become the global hub for mobile phone applications, Business Daily Africa has reported.

Indeed, the Bank has provided Sh4.5 billion ($55...

Categories: ICT

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