Infrastructure News

India, Africa aim for $90 billion trade in 3 years


AFP - March 18, 2012

NEW DELHI — Indian and African leaders on Sunday agreed to sharply increase bilateral trade to $90 billion by 2015 as the two sides discussed potential deals.

The South Asian country is aiming to boost...

AFC, CEC signs MoU to boost power supply in Africa


March 19, 2012

Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, CEC, to help boost power supply in countries in Africa.

According to a joint statement...

Category: Energy

Zimbabwe invites Indian investment in infrastructure, mining


Two - March 18, 2012

New Delhi : Indian companies were Sunday invited to invest in various sectors in Zimbabwe, including infrastructure development, mining and diamond cutting and polishing.

"I invite the...

Category: General

Britain lags behind BRICs in African race, warns former Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo


Telegraph - March 18, 2012

In an interview with The Telegraph, he warned Britain was so focused on opportunities in China and India that it was missing out on the world’s hidden growth story. If it does not wake up to...

Categories: Energy, General

Israel Mulls Expanded Presence in Africa

19/03/2012 - March 17, 2012

Nairobi — Israel has expressed plans to strengthen relations in the East African region and the rest of Africa by using Kenya as a hub.

While launching the first Israel Experience Expo in Nairobi...

Category: General

Jeffrey Sachs: Why I Want to Be President of the World Bank


Time - March 16, 2012

I am seeking to be president of the World Bank because I believe that with a good strategy, the bank can help solve many of the world’s biggest challenges, including violent conflicts in impoverished...

Categories: Energy, General

African Development Bank Water Initiatives in Africa Receive Total €45m Government Pledges

16/03/2012 - March 16, 2012

France, Chad and Republic of Congo at World Water Forum add to recent Swiss backing

The governments of Chad, the Republic of Congo and France announced on 14 March that they would pledge some €45...

Category: Water

South Africa: Ferrum iron-ore study delayed pending Waterberg infrastructure solution


Mining Weekly - March 16, 2012

JOHANNESBURG – ASX- and JSE-listed Ferrum Crescent on Friday said it had deferred completion of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Moonlight project to the fourth quarter, pending a...

Category: Transport

African countries commit to funding water and sanitation in rural areas


World Water Forum - March 16, 2012

Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Niger, Chad, France, Italy and Switzerland have pledged $80 million as part of the Rural Water Supply Initiative in Africa. The announcement was made during the...

Category: Water

Africa Major Player at World Water Forum


Voice of America - March 16, 2012

African ministers say water is vital to improving health and economic development on the continent. Africa placed high on the agenda at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France...

Category: Water

South Africa: Zuma acknowledges toll burden on commuters (video)


Posted by SABC on Youtube March 15, 2012

President Jacob Zuma said the open-tolling system will assist government to obtain revenue that will be utilised to improve road infrastructure. He acknowledged that the tolling would...

Category: Transport

Mobilizing money in Africa (video)


Posted on Youtube March 15, 2012 by United Nations research institute, graduate school and Top 5 global innovation think tank. Part of Maastricht University and UN University.

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Category: ICT

Kenya: The Making of the Huge Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

16/03/2012 - March 14, 2012

It will feed 300 Megawatts into the national grid via a 400km high-voltage transmission line that will be concurrently built by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company

When Willem Dolleman...

Category: Energy

Rwanda seeks foreign backing for $6bn energy expansion


Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 16, 2012

Rwanda is banking on foreign lenders to raise $6-billion for a major energy expansion programme aimed at tackling severe electricity shortages and powering its fast-expanding...

Category: Energy

State bets on port to open Addis market


Business Daily - March 13, 2012

The government is betting on improved infrastructure to lift trade with Ethiopia as concerns wane over the landlocked neighbour’s controlled economy.

Just days after commissioning the...

Categories: Energy, Transport

Southern Africa: Region Rehabilitates Its Roads

16/03/2012 - 13 March 2012

A robust road transport is essential to development in southern Africa where access to good and well-serviced roads may be the difference between prosperity and poverty or even between life and ...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Mpuma budgets R2.8bn on infrastructure projects


African Brains - March 15, 2012

Mbombela – The Mpumalanga Provincial Government has set aside R2.8 billion for infrastructure projects in the coming financial year, which starts on 1 April.

These funds, which were announced...

Category: General

Lagging water infrastructure is holding Africa back


Mail & Guardian online - March 16, 2012

A failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back the economies of many sub-Saharan countries, African Ministers' Council on Water (Amcow) executive secretary Bai-Mass Taal...

Category: Water

La BAD a financé un projet d'agriculture irriguée à Bugesera, Rwanda


Banque africaine de développement - 15 mars 2012

Une délégation de la BAD a visité, le 15 mars 2012, le site du projet d'appui au développement agricole de Bugesera(PADAB). Cette visite s'est déroulée en marge de la conférence...

Category: Water

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