Infrastructure News

African water infrastructure growth slows while other sectors improve

31/08/2018

Infrastructure growth in Africa has been seen mainly in the ICT and energy sectors while the water supply and sanitation sector is still lagging behind.

British Expertise Boosts Innovative Solar Technologies Across Africa

31/08/2018

UK aid will help over 11 million people living off the grid access clean energy. UK aid is supporting the growth of innovative solar technology companies which are providing clean energy to off-grid households in Africa.

Africa needs ICT to fast-track development – Dlamini-Zuma

31/08/2018

Any African country interested in making progress should follow the Rwandan model and invest in a wall-to-wall ICT infrastructure to facilitate e-governance, or risk being left behind.

UK pledges £300m for power, roads and water infrastructure in Africa

31/08/2018

The UK has pledged to provide new investment of up to £300 million to build essential infrastructure such as power, roads and water in Africa.

China is winning the new scramble for Africa. Brexit could change that.

31/08/2018

By leaving the EU, the UK will soon have the freedom to make new alliances — no longer bound by its role as the most reluctant member of a 28-nation bloc. The opportunity is to treat African nations as partners and equals, not as risks or charity cases.

Solar Startups are Plugging Africa's Energy Gap

29/08/2018

Africa has emerged as a hotbed for solar investment. In the last three years, solar has been one of the most popular sectors for development institutions and private sector investors targeting areas with significant potential for social and economic returns.

China and Africa are Deepening Mutual Infrastructure Cooperation

29/08/2018

China and Africa have, in recent years, made important progress from a batch of big projects thanks to their mutual efforts in expanding cooperation fronts and deepening collaboration in infrastructure construction.

South Africa Drops Nuclear, Adds Renewables in Energy Plan

29/08/2018

South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.

The Chinese Model is Failing Africa

29/08/2018

After more than a decade of vaulting growth in trade, finance and investment, China’s weighty engagement is jeopardising future development prospects in Africa.

China aims for ‘sustainable’ debt with Africa as Belt and Road Initiative comes under fire from West

29/08/2018

Beijing will adopt a more sustainable model for debt with African countries, a senior Chinese official said in an apparent bid to address growing criticism of the country’s global infrastructure drive.

UK launches ambition to generate billions more investment in Africa to trigger transformational growth

29/08/2018

The UK aims to generate up to £8 billion of vital public and private investment in businesses and infrastructure across Africa, to create jobs and boost growth over the next four years.This includes setting a clear ambition of mobilising £4 billion of private sector investment into the continent by working more closely with the City of London.

Theresa May pledges Africa investment boost after Brexit

28/08/2018

Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain's investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. In a speech in Cape Town, she pledged £4bn in support for African economies, to create jobs for young people.

Africa's energy consumption set to rise

22/08/2018

Higher economic growth in Africa in the coming years will lead to an inevitable increase in energy consumption, according to the International Energy Outlook 2018 report.

China's infrastructure lesson for Africa

22/08/2018

African countries can learn from China's experiences to develop and improve their infrastructure and financing system. But African governments have to play a leading role in infrastructure construction - it is difficult to improve infrastructure by relying solely on market mechanisms.

Public-private partnerships crucial to Africa’s growth and development

22/08/2018

Increased public private partnership is needed "to reignite leadership torch" in Africa to achieve even growth and development.

Infrastructure key to intra-Africa trade

21/08/2018

The poor state of infrastructure is the bane of Africans doing business within Africa; poor transportation continues to impede market access.

Rwanda, Uganda top African destinations for IT investment

20/08/2018

Rwanda and Uganda are emerging as favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology, while the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa - Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa - have recorded a decline in investment flows.

Lessons from Singapore on growth for local firms

20/08/2018

Singaporian companies can partner with Kenyan and East African enterprises for economic development - from infrastructure development, economic diversification, regional integration and trade connectivity to urban planning solutions.

Ethiopia inaugurates Africa's first $120 million waste to energy facility

20/08/2018

Reppie Waste-to-Energy in Ethiopia will produce 25 megawatts a day, while addressing pollution and environmental degradation.

Getting On The Fast Track: The Digital Transformation Of Africa’s Rail System

16/08/2018

Today, fast-growing economies across the continent are upgrading antiquated rail infrastructure to support improved regional trade and mass local transit. However, the poor condition of rail infrastructure and rolling stock in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development.

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