Infrastructure News

AU, UN Commission seek accelerated funding for cross-border infrastructure projects


Source: The Nation

Bola Olajuwon, Assistant Editor, Cairo

Nigeria and other African countries have been urged by the continental body, African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to boost investments in...

Burkina Faso: Inauguration à Samendeni du troisième plus grand barrage du pays


Source: Koaci

 Le président burkinabé Roch Marc Christian Kaboré a inauguré ce samedi le barrage de Samendeni, dans la commune rurale de Bama, en présence des populations bénéficiaires et des partenaires...

Power Africa and Africa50 Announce New Partnership to Implement Energy and Transmission Projects


Source: ecofinagency

(AfDB) - On November 12, Power Africa and Africa50 signed a memorandum of understanding for a new partnership focused on attracting power sector financing and developing innovative public private...

PIDA Week: Private and public sector partnerships key to unlocking Africa’s infrastructure funding


Source: Pida

The 2019 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week opened in Cairo, Egypt, Monday with a clarion call from key players in the infrastructure sector for enhanced partnerships between the public...

Africa’s infrastructure financing reaches an all-time high in 2018, surpassing US$100bn


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) announced a 24 per cent leap in infrastructure financing in Africa in 2018, surpassing US$100bn but gaps remain

Launched on 12 November at the Africa Investment Forum, the ICA’s...

AfDB continues deal hunt in Johannesburg


Source: Africa Business

The second Africa Investment Forum secured investor interest for $40.1bn in infrastructure projects across 29 African countries. Shoshana Kedem reports.

Amid a backdrop of global economic...

Infrastructures : le difficile corps-à-corps de l'Afrique


Source: lepoint

BILAN. Malgré une prise de conscience réelle de la dimension stratégique des infrastructures, l'Afrique peine à y couvrir ses besoins en investissements.

Les infrastructures en Afrique n'ont...

South Sudan - African Development Bank-Financed Upgraded Juba Power Distribution System Comes Onstream


Source: AfDB

The government of South Sudan on Thursday commissioned a $38 million upgraded power distribution system financed by the African Development Bank to restore reliable electricity supply to Juba’s central business...

Allemagne-Afrique : le programme Compact with Africa à la peine


Source: Le point

Juillet 2017. À l'occasion de la présidence allemande du G20, Angela Merkel lance le programme Compact with Africa, en partenariat avec la Banque mondiale, le Fonds monétaire...

Le Ghana bientôt doté d’un métro aérien


Source: Afrikmag

Le gouvernement ghanéen a récemment signé un accord de concession avec le consortium African Investment SkyTrain pour la construction d’un métro aérien à Accra, rapporte ghanaweb.

L’accord a été signé en marge...

Pont route-rail Brazzaville-Kinshasa : une étape cruciale franchie


Source: adiac-congo

Le projet d’intégration régionale vient d’amorcer une phase décisive, notamment avec la signature entre les deux parties d’un accord bilatéral relatif au financement, à la construction et à...

Uganda and DRC to Improve Infrastructure to Ease Business


Source: voanews 

ENTEBBE, UGANDA - Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo sign agreements to work on key road networks within 24 months, connecting the two countries to ease business. However, security concerns on...

Work on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa rail-road bridge will be launched in 2020 - RFI


Source: RFI.

At the end of his first visit to the Congo, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced on Sunday.

At the end of his first visit to the Congo, the president of the African...

AIIM Africa infrastructure fund invests in solar systems business


Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is investing $31m (€27m) for a minority stake in solar systems business to help expand off-grid solar electricity into parts of east and central Africa.

Why private capital can bridge Africa's infrastructure gap - RMB


To date, African nations have relied overwhelmingly on public funding to build their current infrastructure layer. But if Africa ever hopes to bridge its massive infrastructure gap, it needs to let in more private investment.

African Development Bank Group approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa


The African Development Bank is to invest up to US$ 25 million in the Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$ 250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. ARPF will provide equity for the development and construction of 10 to 15 greenfield renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, adding approximately 533MW of installed energy generation capacity from renewable sources in the region.

This is how Africa can pay for its infrastructure gap


Carbon should be priced into infrastructure projects, not only to help protect the environment but also to attract more private money towards filling the world’s one trillion dollar-a year infrastructure gap.

The battle for influence in African infrastructure lending


Infrastructure is key to achieving the robust economic growth, and to enable emerging market economies to make the most of their opportunities.

African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth


Africa’s general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020. But improved macroeconomic and employment outcomes require industry to lead growth, according to the 2019 African Economic Outlook report, launched today by the African Development Bank.

Africa's increasing demand for energy


Africa’s demand for energy is steadily increasing and solutions to meet this growth have become a major concern amongst the energy sector leaders within the continent

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