Infrastructure News

L'Egypte et la Mauritanie misent sur les énergies renouvelables

20/03/2012

Les travaux de construction de la première centrale éolienne de Mauritanie ont débuté la semaine dernière, en présence du chef de l’Etat mauritanien Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,...

Categories: Energy

1st ICA Water Platform Meeting paves way for action in African water infrastructure

19/03/2012

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held its first ICA Water Platform Meeting on March 8th & 9th, 2012 to identify challenges and opportunities in the financing and implementation of Transboundary Water...

Categories: Water

Radical Transformation in Kenyan Infrastructure (video)

19/03/2012

ABNDigital - March 15, 2012

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Categories: Transport

Tanzania paying heavy price for indifference to water, sanitation

19/03/2012

The Citizen - March 18, 2012

Dar es Salaam. Like most countries in Africa, Tanzania does not allocate enough resources for provision of water and sanitation services.This costs the country and its people dearly, The Citizen on...

Categories: Water

South Africa's Transnet says to move manganese terminal

19/03/2012

Reuters - March 16, 2012

(Reuters) - South African logistics group Transnet will press ahead with a proposed plan to relocate its manganese terminal to the Ngqura deep-water port and will direct all future manganese exports...

Categories: Transport

South Africa - Water warning for Vaal area

19/03/2012

news24 - March 18, 2012

Pretoria - One big drought in the Vaal River catchment area over the next eight years could jeopardise the region’s agricultural and industrial output, senior Eskom and Sasol managers have...

Zimbabwe seeks international water laws

19/03/2012

News Day - March 19, 2012

Water Resources Management and Development minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo says there is need to establish international laws regulating the distribution and use of trans-boundary water resources to...

Categories: Water

African MPs call for better business environment

19/03/2012

Business Live - March 18, 2012

Over 100 Members of Parliament from 40 African countries have agreed to step up efforts to improve the business environment on the continent by reviewing legislation linked to governance, trade...

Categories: General

Pedal power brings cheap energy to rural Rwanda

19/03/2012

Times Colonist - March 17, 2012

BUGESERA DISTRICT, Rwanda — The lights Daniel Ntibaziyandemye uses for his nocturnal fishing trips are charged by pedal-powered generators that offer an affordable means of creating energy, even...

Categories: Energy

India, Africa aim for $90 billion trade in 3 years

19/03/2012

AFP - March 18, 2012

NEW DELHI — Indian and African leaders on Sunday agreed to sharply increase bilateral trade to $90 billion by 2015 as the two sides discussed potential deals.

The South Asian country is aiming to boost...

AFC, CEC signs MoU to boost power supply in Africa

19/03/2012

March 19, 2012

Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, CEC, to help boost power supply in countries in Africa.

According to a joint statement...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe invites Indian investment in infrastructure, mining

19/03/2012

Two Circles.net - March 18, 2012

New Delhi : Indian companies were Sunday invited to invest in various sectors in Zimbabwe, including infrastructure development, mining and diamond cutting and polishing.

"I invite the...

Categories: General

Britain lags behind BRICs in African race, warns former Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo

19/03/2012

Telegraph - March 18, 2012

In an interview with The Telegraph, he warned Britain was so focused on opportunities in China and India that it was missing out on the world’s hidden growth story. If it does not wake up to...

Categories: Energy, General

Israel Mulls Expanded Presence in Africa

19/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 17, 2012

Nairobi — Israel has expressed plans to strengthen relations in the East African region and the rest of Africa by using Kenya as a hub.

While launching the first Israel Experience Expo in Nairobi...

Categories: General

Jeffrey Sachs: Why I Want to Be President of the World Bank

16/03/2012

Time - March 16, 2012

I am seeking to be president of the World Bank because I believe that with a good strategy, the bank can help solve many of the world’s biggest challenges, including violent conflicts in impoverished...

Categories: Energy, General

African Development Bank Water Initiatives in Africa Receive Total €45m Government Pledges

16/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 16, 2012

France, Chad and Republic of Congo at World Water Forum add to recent Swiss backing

The governments of Chad, the Republic of Congo and France announced on 14 March that they would pledge some €45...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Ferrum iron-ore study delayed pending Waterberg infrastructure solution

16/03/2012

Mining Weekly - March 16, 2012

JOHANNESBURG – ASX- and JSE-listed Ferrum Crescent on Friday said it had deferred completion of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Moonlight project to the fourth quarter, pending a...

Categories: Transport

African countries commit to funding water and sanitation in rural areas

16/03/2012

World Water Forum - March 16, 2012

Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Niger, Chad, France, Italy and Switzerland have pledged $80 million as part of the Rural Water Supply Initiative in Africa. The announcement was made during the...

Categories: Water

Africa Major Player at World Water Forum

16/03/2012

Voice of America - March 16, 2012

African ministers say water is vital to improving health and economic development on the continent. Africa placed high on the agenda at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France...

Categories: Water

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