Infrastructure News

Make water a top global priority - it's the best, cheapest way to save lives


The health intervention that has saved more lives than any other in recorded history - water, sanitation and hygiene - remains alarmingly absent in global health care.

Top Infrastructure Challenges in Africa


In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor infrastructure cuts national economic growth by two percentage points every year and reduces productivity by as much as 40%.

East Africa Energy Bodies Court More Investments


Eastern and southern African countries are harmonising their energy regulatory frameworks, in an initiative supported by the EU's European Development Fund (EDF).

How Solar Energy is Powering Off-Grid Areas in East Africa and Lighting Up Lives


A new report on renewable power from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that solar is providing new opportunities for households and businesses, and predicts that Africa's off-grid solar capacity will triple in the next five years to more than 3,000MW.

Private equity investment is proof of a positive southern Africa


Region reaps benefit of stability despite unrest in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

What is China doing in Africa?


What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That's a highly controversial issue.

African governments’ quest for cheap electricity has kept millions of us in the dark


Power utilities are a very important part of the chain for delivering electrical power to end users. They are vital for extending grid-based power to consumers, to ensure regular and efficient power supply, and to ensure money flows through the entire power sector. The problem is that across Africa, the vast majority of power utilities are effectively bankrupt.

Equity Crowdfunding: A New Model for Investing in Africa


The time has come to introduce new and different funding models to supplement venture financing in Africa. One model in particular - equity crowdfunding - may be of potential benefit, given its applicability to emerging markets.

Enel Green Power reaches financial close for five wind projects


Enel Green Power RSA has signed project financing agreements of up to $1 billion for the development of wind projects in South Africa.

African countries know they need better road networks but not how to pay for them


Governments, multilateral agencies and development-financing officials are usually pretty clear-eyed about the huge economic potential that could be unlocked by getting Africa better connected. But doing this is easier said than done among 54 countries spread across a land mass that could take in China, India, the United States mainland and still have room for most of Europe.

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