Infrastructure News

The Future for Clean Energy in Africa

17/07/2013

Smart Energy

The latest thought leadership report produced by Clean Energy Pipeline is based upon the analysis of 140+ responses that Clean Energy Pipeline received for their survey on African renewable energy.

This report...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe: Batoka power project tops funding talks


17/07/2013

The Standard

Financing of regional infrastructure projects including the US$2,8 billion Batoka Gorge hydro-electricity power plant will be up for discussion when three pan-African institutions meet in Tunis this week.

The...

Categories: Energy

Geothermal Development in East Africa Boosted By Significant Funding

17/07/2013

Smart Energy

A new project supported by the African Development Group plans to exploit the geothermal potential in the Lake Assail region to enable Djiboutian population's access to a reliable, renewable and affordable source of...

Categories: Energy

Protection de la ressource en eau: De la responsabilité du secteur privé

15/07/2013

Sidwaya

Selon l´Organisation des Nations unies, la consommation industrielle d'eau devrait doubler d'ici à 2025, en raison des délocalisations et du développement des industries dans les pays en voie de développement.

Des...

Categories: Water

Afrique du Sud : retard pour un méga-projet de centrale électrique

15/07/2013

AFP

Le groupe public d'électricité sud-africain Eskom a annoncé lundi que sa nouvelle centrale à charbon géante de Medupi (nord) ne serait connectée au réseau qu'au secon d semestre 2014, alors que le pays peine à répondre à la...

Categories: Energy

Africa's Role in the Future of the Global Energy Sector

15/07/2013

The Knowledge@Wharton Network

As the developed world struggles with decisions concerning fossil fuels and their availability and cost, businesses in Africa and globally have started to think more about how extensive the...

Categories: Energy

AfDB continues to support low-carbon development pathways for Africa

15/07/2013

Sierra Express Media 13/07/2013

For the fifth time the African Development Bank  was a co-organizer of the Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) along with UN agencies, the World Bank and the International Emissions Trading As...

Categories: Energy

The advantages of investing in Africa

10/07/2013


CampdenFB (UK)

The need for widespread access to electricity in Africa presents a big opportunity to investors - will they follow Obama's example? Marie-France Mathes, managing director and head of Investor Relations at...

Categories: Energy

New BBC News series on Africa

10/07/2013

The Witness

In a new BBC World News series, Rendezvous with Zeinab Badawi, presenter Zeinab Badawi meets leading African entrepreneurs, musicians, politicians and chief executive officers to ask the social, cultural, political,...

Categories: General

Nigeria's Jonathan Seeks Infrastructure Funds From China

09/07/2013

bloomberg.com

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will take a group of state governors and key ministers to China next week, seeking to strengthen ties with the Asian nation in everything from power production to bond...

Categories: Transport

China's 'soft power' bolsters Africa's new assertive diplomacy

09/07/2013

nation.co.ke

Africa's leaders have become more assertive in global affairs than ever before. This assertiveness is impelled by China's meteoric rise as a global power, concreting the multi-polar world order. A recent survey...

Categories: General

EAC in renewed rail, road, energy push

08/07/2013

newvision.co.ug

"Implementation, implementation, implementation," were the closing words from Diarietou Gaye, the World Bank country director for Eritrea, Kenya and Rwanda at last week´s key regional infrastructure...

Handing Africa the power to charge ahead

08/07/2013

huffingtonpost.co.uk

Can Obama's 'Power Africa' Initiative Double Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa? Following in the footsteps of his two presidential predecessors, Obama unveiled his signature Africa initiative:...

Categories: Energy

US Announces Power Africa Initiative

02/07/2013

Remarks by President Obama at Business Leaders Forum. Hyatt Kilimanjaro
. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 7:30 P.M. EAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Please have a seat.  I apologize that we were a...

Rehoboth Sign-Up to Cellphone Banking Pre-Paid Electricity

01/07/2013

AllAfrica.com

First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with the Rehoboth Town Council to sell pre-paid electricity to Rehoboth residents via FNB's cellphone banking service.

Rehoboth is the latest town to make use of this...

Categories: Energy, ICT

Africa's Tech Engines

01/07/2013

AllAfrica.com

App and software developers are springing up in Africa’s tech-savvy markets. Better engineering training and a few breakthrough stories could promote long-term growth.

Much has been made in recent years of...

Categories: ICT

The world’s fastest-growing continent

01/07/2013

economist.com

Celebrations are in order on the poorest continent. Never in the half-century since it won independence from the colonial powers has Africa been in such good shape. Its economy is flourishing. Most countries are at...

Categories: General

Industrialization, Infrastructure, Trade Topped South Africa Talks

01/07/2013

AllAfrica.com

Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan led a delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which opened in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. What has the delegation returned with?

Jonathan left...

Categories: Transport

President Jammeh Pledges Electricity for Marakisa

01/07/2013

AllAfrica.com

The Gambian leader has pledged to provide Marakisa Ward in the Kombo Central District of West Coast Region (WCR) with uninterrupted electricity supply and a technical high school, among many other development...

Categories: Energy

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