Infrastructure News

Empowering Africa's Entrepreneurs

20/11/2013

Forbes

Ashish Thakkar launched his first company - buying and reselling computers - when he was 15 years old.No, despite that boyish face, it that wasn´t last year - it was 1996, two years after he and his family fled the...

Categories: General, ICT

Do Africans buy into the booming Africa narrative?

20/11/2013

Aljazeera

Despite all the praise for the continent's economic growth, the general population does not see positive prospects. The global banking giant Goldman Sachs's report on South Africa, released early November, was titled,...

Categories: General

COP19: Balgis Osman-Elasha on the African Development Bank Group's climate change framework

20/11/2013

RTCC

Balgis Osman-Elasha, Climate Change Specialist, African Development Bank Group talks about developing a framework to monitor and evaluate the progress of the African Development Bank Group's climate change action...

Categories: Energy

How the foreign aid industry demeans Africa

11/11/2013

The Spectator (UK)

The Norwegian students' group which last year came out with the brilliant 'Africa for Norway' spoof video has again released a hilarious film lampooning the aid industry for the stereotypes they...

Categories: General

Africa: Prime Minister Hailemariam Urges Africa to Establish Its Own Media Network

11/11/2013

Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Prime Minister Hailemariam urged participants at the African Media Leaders Forum to consider building a continental media network.

The theme of the African Media Leaders Forum, meeting this...

Categories: ICT

Kenya: AfDB Okays Sh7 Billon Loan for Water Project

11/11/2013

The Star

Along queue of jerrycans at a kiosk run by Kimwasco during a past water shortage in Kitui. Photo/FileThe African Development Bank has approved a Sh7.83 billion loan for a water project covering Kitui and Makueni...

Categories: Energy

Transform Africa Summit Ends with the Launch of Rwandapedia

11/11/2013

All Africa

Over 300 guests attended Transform Africa Summit's Cultural Gala where Rwanda last week launched its digital archive of cultural and historical information called Rwandapedia to tell the story of the country from its...

Categories: General

Afrique: la production de gaz pourrait doubler en 20 ans

11/11/2013

AFP

La production de gaz naturel en Afrique pourrait doubler en 20 ans, ce qui constitue un important accélérateur de croissance pour le continent, a-t-on appris mercredi auprès de l'Union internationa le de l'industrie du gaz...

Categories: Energy

Geography Lesson: Just How Big is Africa?

07/11/2013

Big Picture Agriculture

With a rapidly growing population, Africa faces water challenges in many of its countries, in both quantity and quality, and is expected to face more water difficulties with a changing climate. In...

Categories: General

How Africa can lead in energy, other sectors, by UNECA chief

07/11/2013

The Guardian

The Executive Secretary of the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr. Carlos Lopes, has urged African ministers to be guided by a moral compass of ensuring the "greatest good for the...

Categories: General

El Gazala, la "Silicon Valley" tunisienne qui se tourne vers l'Afrique

07/11/2013

La Tribune

Enseignement supérieur, entreprises, recherche, le pôle tunisien d'El Gazala, proche de Tunis, attire depuis plus de dix ans les profils et projets high-tech. En pleine expansion, ce techno-parc tunisien vise...

Categories: ICT

A peine 20% des Ouest-africains ont accès à l'électricité

07/11/2013

A peine 20% des Ouest-africains ont accès à l'électricité, malgré les considérables ressources en énergie du continent, a-t-on appris mardi à Abidjan.

L'Afrique de l'ouest, avec une population de 300 millions d'habitants, soit...

Categories: Energy

Uganda: Mobile money reducing tax revenue - URA 

31/10/2013

Soure: The Observer by Alon Mwesigwa

Ask any top official at Uganda Revenue Authority about their feelings rega rding mobile money and chances are that you will find some who will describe the money transfer service as a...

Categories: General

Renewable energy offers Africa chance to see the light

30/10/2013

Source: Business Day by Ntlai Mosiah

AFRICA has tremendous potential to utilise renewable energy sources as it seeks to address an electricity shortage that has left more than half of the continent´s billion people without...

Categories: Energy

How solar power is lighting up business in rural East Africa

30/10/2013

Source: The Christian Science Monitor by Tom Murphy

The rural town of Oldonyo-Sambu in Tanzania does not have electric power. But with outside help and a self-run local energy center, that is changing a bit.

It takes only an...

Categories: Energy

Tunisie: Le gouvernement puisera dans le fonds de la vente de Tunisie Télécom 

30/10/2013

Source: WebManagerCenter

Elyes Fakhfakh, ministre des Finances, a affirmé que 500 millions de dollars (près de 816 millions de dinars) provenant de la cession de parts de «Tunisie Télécom», seront alloués au budget de l'Etat...

Categories: ICT

AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector

30/10/2013

Source: PR Newswire

The African Development Bank Group has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan.

The USD 5 .4 million...

Categories: Water

The Africa Information Highway Initiative: How information facilitates GDP growth

30/10/2013

Source: PR Newswire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a major developmental partner in Africa that uses information to quantify annual progress and target its policies. Its Africa Information Highway (AIH) initiative...

Categories: General

L´Afrique pour

29/10/2013

Source: Contrepoints par François de Senneville

Alors que les économies européennes et américaines se contentent de montrer de légers frémissements positifs, l´Afrique confirme son rythme de croissance élevé avec un taux moyen...

Categories: Transport

L'Algérie découvre un important gisement de pétrole

29/10/2013

Source: Le Monde.fr

La compagnie nationale algérienne d'hydrocarbures Sonatrach a découvert un nouveau champ pétrolifère d'environ 1,3 milliard de barils dans le bassin d'Amguid Messaoud, dans le centre-nord de l'Algérie,...

Categories: Transport

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