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Défis énergétiques en Afrique centrale : des recommandations pour améliorer les conditions de vie de la population


Les Dépêches de Brazzaville - 5 mars 2012

La 28e session du Comité intergouvernemental d'experts (CIE), tenue du 29 février au 2 mars au Congo, a abouti à la publication d'une déclaration dite de Brazzaville

Au terme des...

Category: Energy

Nigeria: Country, Epicentre of Africa's Economic Growth - Atedo Peterside

06/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Leading market analysts and industry regulators have described Nigeria's economic growth rate as exceptional, in spite of its huge infrastructure deficit, at a time of slow growth across...

Category: General

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Explosion of New Infrastructure in Namibia over the Next Decade


Bloomberg Businessweek - March 6, 2012

Timely, Cost-Conscious Completion of Projects to Spell Success for Infrastructure Development Companies

Namibia will see significant growth across a number of infrastructure sectors over...

Categories: Transport, General, ICT, Water, Energy

New green data centre launched in South Africa


The first green data centre in South Africa has been launched by Dimension Data, the information technology services firm.

According to Dimension, the overarching purpose of the new data centre, known as the Randview, is to...

Angola: Railways to Help Develop Zambia's Economy

05/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Luanda — The Zambian Foreign minister, Given Lubinda, said Friday in Luanda that the rehabilitation of the Angolan railways will help develop the economic and social environment in the countries...

Category: Transport

Tata Power, Exxaro Form Joint Venture in South Africa


RTT news - March 5, 2012

(RTTNews) - India's largest integrated private power utility firm Tata Power Co. Ltd. said its subsidiary Khopoli Investments Ltd. and South Africa-based firm Exxaro Resources Ltd. formed a 50:50 joint...

Category: Energy

Rwanda: Govt Intervenes to Address Internet Disruptions

05/03/2012 - March 4, 2012

Internet disruptions will be no more following new guide lines issued by the government obliging all telecom operators and internet service providers (ISP) to offer diversity of internet bandwidth...

Category: ICT

Rwanda: Geothermal Test Drilling Finally Starts in August

05/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Efforts to exploit geothermal reserves for electricity generation appear to gather more steam with drilling of the first exploration wells in Karisimbi scheduled to commence in August.

And if the...

Category: Energy

Free Wi-Fi in South Africa


mybroadband - March 4, 2012

Small towns are reaping the benefits of having free internet access, whilst large metropolitan cities appear to be lagging behind.

Stellenbosch residents will soon be able to access wireless...

Category: ICT

Kenya's new port to be gateway to Great Lakes region


radio france internationale (English) - March 4, 2012

The construction of Lamu Port in Kenya has been officially launched by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister...

Category: Transport

Burundi: flambée des prix de l’eau et de l’électricité


rfi - 3 mars 2012

Nouvelle hausse record du prix de l’eau et de l’électricité au Burundi depuis le 1er mars, la deuxième en six mois dans ce pays classé parmi les plus pauvres au monde. En dépit de la grogne de la population...

Africa's ICT Entrepreneurs - On the Brink of the Long Summer of Love

05/03/2012 - March 2, 2012

London — For over a decade, Africa's ICT entrepreneurs have struggled to make sense of how to innovate and make money on a continent that was largely connected to the outside world by satellite...

Category: ICT

Eskom partner launches Energy Efficiency Services

05/03/2012 - 05 March 2012

Johannesburg, South Africa - In a move to innovate and participate in South Africa’s national energy shortage, ICT services company Business Connexion has launched its Energy Efficiency...

Category: Energy

Kenya : Lancement d'un vaste projet de port en eaux profondes


L'Ethiopie, le Kenya et le Soudan du Sud ont annoncé vendredi le lancement du projet de construction du port de Lamu, au Kenya, rapporte l'agence de presse Xinhua.

Le port, prévu à une dizaine de kilomètres de la ville de Lamu,...

Category: Transport

South Africa: One year on, power-saving campaign moves to raise its profile and impact


Engineering News - March 2, 2012

It has been a year since Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe launched the 49M energy-saving campaign in Johannesburg and State-owned Eskom is optimistic that South Africans are starting to...

South Africa: Public buy-in key to toll road success


Engineering News - March 1st, 2012

Political support and efficient communication between the public, concessionaires and governments are key to toll road implementation in Africa, African Investment Infrastructure Managers...

Infrastructure challenges hinder progress of coal sector


Mining Weekly - March 2, 2012

Sandton-based coal developer CIC Energy is keen to export coal from Botswana but says the country’s government urgently needs to make a decision concerning the implementation of the...

Zimbabwe pushes ICT sector


Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 2, 2012

Zimbabwe is pushing forward with plans to move its information and communication technology (ICT) sector to “the next level” by 2015, said Zimbabwe ICT Minister Nelson...

Category: ICT

World Bank sees FDI streaming into Africa in 2012


Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 2, 2012

Capital flows into Africa are seen growing significantly in 2012 as investors seeking higher returns out of Europe, look at the continent for better opportunities in...

Working to Provide Water and Electricity For All


IPS - March 1st, 2012

Guinea faces acute problems in the supply of clean water and electricity to its citizens, slowing the country's economic development. A major project to address this is now under way, but some Guineans...

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