Infrastructure News - Year: 2018

African Energy – A vibrant market


Analysis by African Energy Live Data shows installed power capacity on the continent will increase by almost 50% from 2018 to 2022, should all announced commercial operation dates be met.

Clean energy projects underway in Mozambique and Uganda


Two clean energy projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund took significant steps forward in the last week of June.

Ten African nations face $1 trillion infrastructure funding gap


A group of 10 African nations, including some of the continent’s rising economic stars, will fall $1 trillion short of the infrastructure financing required to meet U.N. development goals by 2040, a study released on Tuesday found.

Boost for East Africa power pool project as Dar, Nairobi secure $600m


Plans for a regional power pool moved closer after Kenya and Tanzania secured funding of over $600m from the World Bank and AFD

African cities will double in population by 2050


Africa is not prepared for this urban explosion. By 2025, there will be 100 African cities with more than one million inhabitants, according to McKinsey.

Can secondary cities bridge urban and rural economies in Africa?


Secondary cities can play a crucial role in driving economic growth in Africa, balancing urbanisation and regional development, creating markets for rural residents and generating more inclusive growth - Eyerusalen Siba, Research Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, The Brookings Institution.

UK investors are bringing light to lives in rural Africa


Invest in Energise Africa and use your money as a powerful force for social change.

African Development Bank joins Global Infrastructure Facility as Technical Partner


The GIF team will visit the Bank in Côte d’Ivoire from 20th to 22nd June 2018, for a kickoff meeting. The objectives of this meeting is to present GIF’s instruments overview, eligibility criteria, application, approval and implementation process as well as co-financing opportunities.

Global investors should follow China’s lead in Africa


The world needs to shift from an aid-based narrative on Africa to one of investment

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