Infrastructure News - Year: 2014 - Month: May

Better late than never, Germany joins new scramble for Africa

29/05/2014

Reuters

German industry's representative in Angola, Ricardo Gerigk, has a tough job drumming up business in Luanda, the costliest city in the world for expats, where contracts tend to go to firms from China, Portugal and other...

Categories: General

China's rise meets America's decline in Africa

29/05/2014

Aljazeera

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and South Sudan. Officials described his four-day tour of Africa as part of efforts "to encourage...

Categories: General

Electrifying Africa now up to Chairman Menendez

29/05/2014

The Hill

Electricity expansion is the next big thing in U.S.-Africa relations. Boosting energy access is good for American business, good for American foreign policy, and transformative for millions of poor people-all at no cost...

Categories: Energy

Nepad Calls for Partnership With AfDB to Drive Implementation of Regional Programmes

29/05/2014

All Africa

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) seeks to fast-track implementation of continental programmes intended to drive Africa's transformation.
 


The NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA),...

Categories: General

L'Afrique manque d'eau potable

29/05/2014

BBC

Depuis lundi se tient à Dakar la semaine africaine de l'eau avec des responsables de sociétés de distribution d'eau et des officiels en provenance des 54 pays du continent.

Dans les faits, la majorité des pays africains...

Categories: Water

Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

22/05/2014

Financial Times

Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent's growth accelerates towards levels not seen since the 2008-09 crisis, according to the annual economic review of the region...

AfDB Jumpstarts New Infrastructure Fund with $500m

22/05/2014

This Day

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it is spearheading a new initiative on infrastructure development financing with the establishment of 'Africa 50', a special purpose vehicle to bridge infrastructure...

Categories: General

AfDB has $115m for Nairobi road

19/05/2014

East African Business Week

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to finance nearly 90% of the $130 million Nairobi urban road improvement project by way of a $115.9 million loan.

Another $5 million will be made available...

Categories: Transport

Close the infrastructure deficit

14/05/2014

The New Times

Infrastructure deficit is a big problem in Africa estimated to reduce industrial production by 40 per cent and making the cost of doing business very high.

Massive investment is required to finance the development...

Categories: General

African ministers make progress on the Africa Power Vision

14/05/2014

News Business Ethiopia

A ministerial consultation on the Africa Power Vision took place on the margins of the World Economic Forum on Africa on 8 May in Abuja, convened by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister...

Categories: Energy

Énergie : le Grand Inga devient un projet pilote pour l'Afrique

14/05/2014

Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale

La recommandation a été faite à tous les ministres en charge du secteur de mener un plaidoyer en faveur de ce projet dans toutes les rencontres au niveau africain et international.

Le...

Categories: Energy

Financement des infrastructures en Afrique : la Bad lance bientôt le fonds « Africa 50 »

14/05/2014

La Nouvelle Tribune.info

Le développement de l´Afrique passe, également, par le renforcement de son capital infrastructurel. Cette une logique que la Banque Africaine de Développement (Bad) partage et s´y penche...

Categories: General

Pourquoi l'Afrique n'a pas la fibre numérique ?

14/05/2014

Jeune Afrique

Manque d'infrastructures, faiblesse de la concurrence et services inadaptés... Le continent rate la révolution qui pourrait booster sa croissance. Pour l'instant.

"Tout est dans l'ordinateur", écrivait...

Categories: ICT

Will Kenya or Uganda be east Africa's first oil producer?

13/05/2014

Guardian.co.uk

Two countries press ahead with production, boosting hopes of increased revenues and job creation, but obstacles remain.

The race is on between Uganda and Kenya to see which will emerge as the region's first oil...

Categories: Energy

Local infrastructure development key to Africa's economic growth

13/05/2014

CNBC

The capital dependence on foreign direct investment for infrastructural development has been problematic for the African economy.

"We need to know where our savings funds are, what our pension funds money is doing....

Categories: General

Liberia: Millions Missing in Water Sector

13/05/2014

New Democrat (Monrovia)

Every 100 gallon pumps of water to Monrovia and its environs, 80 gallons are lost either through illegal connections or burst pipes, thus losing millions in the water sector, the Managing Director of the...

Categories: Water

African airlines post sluggish take-off

13/05/2014

Africa Review

The number of foreign passengers ferried by African airlines nearly stagnated in the first quarter of 2014, due to high fares and rising competition from big international players.

New data released by...

Categories: Transport

What's Wrong With the Electrify Africa Act

13/05/2014


The Nation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus

This week, the House will vote on the Electrify Africa Act. This bill directs the president to draw up a multi-year strategy to strengthen the ability of countries in sub-Saharan...

Categories: Energy

African leaders ready to boost regional integration - AfDB

13/05/2014

Daily Independent

The African Development Bank (AfDB) said the present collaboration of some African leaders was an indicator of political will to boost the regional integration for effective economic growth.

Mthuli Ncube, the...

Categories: General

Much ado over Africa's power sector

13/05/2014

Africa Renewal

Apapa is the industrial hub of Lagos, Nigeria's bustling commercial capital that's home to some 17 million people.  Daily, the air in Apapa reverberates with the humming sound of electricity generators. In...

Categories: Energy

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