Infrastructure News - Year: 2014 - Month: January

Multinationals need to 'work around' Africa's challenges, says DHL boss

31/01/2014

How we made it in Africa

There is general consensus that Africa is moving forward, and slowly but surely shaking off its image as a continent plagued by war, extreme poverty and poor governance. While this may be true, many...

Categories: General

African Heads of State Welcome AfDB's Africa50 Initiative

31/01/2014

All Africa



Meeting at the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) on the eve of the AU Summit, African Heads of State expressed their strong support and endorsement of the African Development Bank's...

Categories: Transport

AfDB Kicks-off a Training Workshop on Energy Access Survey in Sudan

31/01/2014

Sudan Vision

Training on Energy Access Survey in Sudan financed by the African Development Bank kicked off on 26 January 2014 at the National Energy Research Centre (NERC).

The workshop is part of a capacity building project...

Categories: Energy

AfDB, AUC sign grant agreement on Africa's infrastructure

31/01/2014

Xinhua

African Development Bank (AfDB ) and African Union (AU) Commission have signed an 8.9-million-U.S.- dollar grant agreement for capacity building in infrastructure development in Africa.

The signing ceremony for the...

Categories: Transport

La BAD et la CUA signent un accord de don pour les infrastructures d'Afrique

31/01/2014

Xinhua

L'accord concerne un don de 8,9 millions de dollars, pour la construction de capacité dans le développement des infrastructures en Afrique

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Commission de l'Union africaine...

Categories: Transport

Kenya: AfDB offers grant for power deals

30/01/2014

Businees Daily

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will provide a €1 million (Sh117.2 million) grant to help governments design power purchase agreements and reduce disputes with investors in renewable energy.

The grants of...

Categories: Energy

Mauritanie: 625 millions € de financements arabes pour l'agriculture, la pêche et les infrastructures

30/01/2014

Agence Ecofin

La Mauritanie a signé avec plusieurs investisseurs arabes cinq conventions pour des financements totalisant 625 millions d'euros destinés notamment aux secteurs de l'agriculture, de la pêche et des infrastructures,...

Categories: General

How do we accelerate internet access in Africa?

30/01/2014

Venture

If bandwidth is like water, then Africa is a desert with Perrier vending machines everywhere. If you have money, you're fine. If you don't have money, you're dying of thirst. Although over 70% of Africans have a mobile...

Categories: ICT

Madagascar: Financement des infrastructures: Bientôt un fonds via les recettes minières

30/01/2014

La Gazette de Madagascar

Pose de la première pierre des travaux de la RN9 et Projet de réhabilitation des infrastructures dans la région du Sud-Ouest (PRIASO)... Avec une partie des projets financés par la Banque africaine...

Categories: Transport

Kenya signs AfDB Sh18bn road, dam loan

28/01/2014

Business & Tech (Kenya)

The National Treasury on Monday signed loan and protocol grants agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) amounting to Sh18.6billion for the Thwake multi-purpose dam and Outer Ring road...

Categories: Energy

What ails African carriers, making air transport expensive on the continent?

28/01/2014

The East African

When thinking about regional integration in Africa, we often think first of trade policy, telecommunications, ICT, and road infrastructure. But on a continent larger than China, India, the US, and Europe...

Categories: Transport

Financial Sector Can Help Bolster Africa's Economy, Panelists Say

28/01/2014

The New York Times

One of the stated aims of this year's World Economic Forum is inclusion. A panel discussion on Africa's future, one that included two sitting presidents from that continent, did its best to emphasize that...

Categories: General

Africa is not a country

28/01/2014

Guardian.co.uk

There are 54 states on the continent, yet the media insists on referring to it as one place. A new app identifies the culprits.

Many public figures and journalists have no problem describing someone from Botswana...

Categories: General

Djibouti eyes energy reliance with geothermal plants

28/01/2014

Reuters

The small African nation of Djibouti will invest $31 million in geothermal power plants to cut reliance on imported electricity from neighbouring Ethiopia, officials said.

Th e country in the Horn of Africa has a...

Categories: Energy

U.S. pushes for outside oversight of World Bank, opposes push toward 'big hydro'

28/01/2014

The Washington Post

The United States is demanding stricter oversight of World Bank projects amid concern that the bank has slipped in how closely it guards against violence, forced resettlement and other conflict associated...

Categories: General, Energy

Expanding Access to Energy Will Strengthen Africa's Human Capacity and Economic Growth

27/01/2014

The Huffington Post

Each and every day throughout sub-Saharan Africa, some 600 million people - or two-thirds of the region's population - are still living without access to electricity and other modern energy services. In rural...

Categories: Energy

The Inga 3 Hydropower Project

27/01/2014

International Rivers

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the support of the World Bank proposes to develop the Inga 3 project, which includes a dam and a 4,500MW hydroelectric plant at Inga Falls on the mighty Congo...

Categories: Energy

Water Aid Ends Regional Management Meeting in Monrovia

27/01/2014

All Africa

WaterAid "an international non-profit organization transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation", has ended its first Regional Strategic Management Meeting in the Liberian...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Energy experts explore the opportunities for the industry in 2014

27/01/2014

25Degrees.net

The year 2014 is expected to be an important year in the energy industry in South Africa. The first generation activity at Medupi is expected, clearer guidance on nuclear and shale gas is expected, the renewable...

Categories: Energy

Botswana, Zimbabwe dry ports still in starting blocks

27/01/2014

The Namibian

Years after the government offered landlocked neighbours to set up dry port facilities at Walvis Bay, only the Zambian facility is operational.

This was confirmed by the Manager of Corporate Communications at...

Categories: Transport

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