Infrastructure News - Year: 2013 - Month: December

Africa's first locally-made smartphone is almost here - but is the continent ready for it?

18/12/2013

African Enterprise

As the continent's smartphone sales and data consumption increase, companies are now beginning to release African-made devices. Are buyers ready for them?

The upcoming release of the io, South Africa's first...

Categories: ICT

Africa: Customer Service, Cost Containment and Continental Duty Drive Ethiopian Airlines - CEO Tewolde

12/12/2013

All Africa

Ethiopian Airlines began operations in 1946 as a joint operation managed by the American carrier TWA, using World War II aircraft acquired from the U.S. military to transport passengers and cargo to Cairo and other...

Categories: Transport

Sealink, un projet de transport maritime africain en gestation

12/12/2013

Agence Ecofin

La Fédération des chambres de commerce et de l'industrie de la Cedeao a communiqué vendredi 6 décembre sur le projet Sealink, un projet de partenariat public privé de transport maritime qui aura pour vocation de...

Categories: Transport

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

09/12/2013

The Wall Street Journal

"The best tribute we can pay Mandela is to continue his work," said Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, in French.


Read the full article here 

Categories: General

First family statement since Mandela's death: 'We have lost a great man, a son of the soil'

09/12/2013

Associated Press

South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honouring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged Saturday they...

Categories: General

African Regional Infrastructure Development - Lessons for the G-20 Featured

09/12/2013

GEGAfrica (Johannesburg)

Discussions in Group of 20 (G-20) meetings over the last several years have increasingly focused on the need for a huge scale-up in infrastructure investments in developing countries, particularly...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Mort de Nelson Mandela, l'Africain capital

09/12/2013

Le Monde.fr

Il disait qu'il n'était « ni un saint ni un prophète ». Il déplorait qu'on le présente comme « une sorte de demi-dieu ».

Il insistait sur ses « erreurs », ses « insuffisances », ses « impatiences ». Jusqu'au bout,...

Categories: General

AfDB Board approves US $73.64 million for Nacala Road Project

09/12/2013

PR Newswire

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Tuesday, December 3, approved US $73.64 million for Phase IV of the Nacala Road Corridor Development Project in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.

The...

Categories: Transport

Nelson Mandela, une vie d'exception

09/12/2013

Les Echos

Nelson Mandela, qui a passé dix-huit de ses 27 années de prison au bagne de Robben Island, au large du Cap, est devenu en 1994 le premier président noir du pays après l'abolition de l'apartheid et la tenue d'élections...

Categories: General

Kenya breaks ground on big new airport

05/12/2013

Sowetan

Only four months after a raging fire engulfed the arrivals terminal at Kenya's main airport, Kenya's president on Tuesday broke ground on new construction that officials hope will cement the country as East Africa's...

Categories: Transport

Addis: Ouverture d'une conférence sur les ressources en énergie renouvelable

05/12/2013

Xinhua

Une conférence mondiale sur l'accès rural aux énergies renouvelables s'est ouverte mercredi à Addis Abeba en Éthiopie, avec pour principal sujet les ressources en énergies renouvelables en Afrique.

Organisée par le...

Categories: Energy

Funding approved for African hydropower project

04/12/2013

International Construction

Africa's Regional Rusumo Falls Hydropower Project has been awarded a US$ 97.3 million loan from the African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria...

Categories: Energy

Infrastructure in Africa: AfDB Group's Africa50 Fund partner of the BUILD Africa Forum on infrastructure in Africa

04/12/2013

BizWire Express

The BUILD Africa forum is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the African Development Bank Group's Africa50 infrastructure fund.

Held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N'Guesso, President of...

Categories: General

Liberia: The U.S.$203 Milion Rural Electrification Project

04/12/2013

The New Dawn (Monrovia)



A US$203m loan agreement to electrify 28 localities in Liberia, through the construction of four sub-power stations along the first corridors of the country's growth triangle- the Nimba, Bassa to...

Categories: Energy

Energy in South Africa: Fear of the dark

04/12/2013

The Economist

TELEVISION viewers in South Africa have become used to advertisements asking them to be frugal with electricity during the peak evening hours.

In one commercial a swimming-pool pump in human form is kicked out of...

Categories: Energy

AfDB to power Rwanda, TZ and Burundi

04/12/2013

Ghana News

The African Development Bank's (AfDB) work in clean energy financing received some welcome recognition last week from Asian Development Bank President (ADB) Takehiko Nakao.



The ADB President commended the African...

Categories: Energy

Japanese government to fund reconstruction of road in Mozambique

04/12/2013

Macauhub

The Japanese government plans to provide US$68 million for reconstruction of 90 kilometres of the Mandimba-Lichinga road in Mozambique's Niassa province, under the terms of an agreement signed Thursday in Maputo.

The...

Categories: Transport

Un Sommet pour le développement des infrastructures en Afrique, les 13 et 14 décembre à Dakar

04/12/2013

Un Sommet dit de Dakar pour le développement des infrastructures en Afrique, aura lieu les 13 et 14 décembre prochains à Dakar, sur le thème « Des partenariats public-privé pour la transformation des infrastructures continentales...

Categories: Transport

Tanzania: JK promises to speed up water, power supply in rural areas

04/12/2013

The Guardian

President Jakaya Kikwete has said the government will, through its Rural Energy Agency (REA), expedite supply of clean water and reliable electricity in rural areas across the country in a bid to improve the...

Categories: Transport

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