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Ethiopia links power grid with Sudan


The Electric and Power Corporation of Ethiopia has announced that it has finished a power transmission line that links its power grid with Sudan, the neighbouring country in east Africa.

Through the $41 million power project,...

Category: General

Nigerian govt seeks finance for infrastructure projects


The Nigerian Federal Government is currently locked in negotiations with the Chinese government over funding for a number of infrastructure projects throughout the west African country, This Day has reported.

According to the...

Category: Transport

Cameroon says infrastructure bond oversubscribed


YAOUNDE Feb 20 (Reuters) - Cameroon's 10 billion CFA francs ($20 million) infrastructure bond issued Feb. 15 yielded 33.96 billion CFA in bids with interest rates ranging from 2 to 5 percent, the finance ministry said on...

Kenya's KenGen to raise $12 billion for new plants


Reuters - February 20, 2012

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) said on Monday it planned to raise $12 billion to build six geothermal power plants that should generate 585 megawatts by 2016, as it pushes to...

South Africa Worried About Power Costs as Increases Studied


Bloomberg - February 21, 2012

South Africa’s government said it’s concerned power costs are hurting household and industrial users as the regulator studies raising prices further amid stoppages by smelters to curb...

World Energy Council survey reveals the issues likely to impact Africa’s energy agenda


World Energy Council - February 21, 2012

African energy leaders see energy prices, energy poverty, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be the most important critical uncertainties in Africa’s...

UN urges Africa to facilitate private investment in clean energy production


UN News Centre - 21 February 2012

Government policies that facilitate private sector investment in energy markets are crucial to help tap Africa’s massive renewable energy potential, which can fuel the continent’s poverty...

Morocco And The Political Potential Of Renewable Energy


Forbes | February 21, 2012

Midway through a conversation with Saïd Mouline last week, the director of Morocco’s Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy, it became clear that building the region’s alternative capacity...

South Africa to make nuclear decision soon


Engineering News - February 21, 2012

The task team established by the South African government to reassess the country's nuclear energy roll-out plans in light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed in the wake of the...

US Companies To Venture Into Power Sector


Ghana gov - February 20, 2012

Private companies in the United States of America say they will partner with local counterparts in Ghana to make important contributions to the energy and power sector in the country.


Rwanda Seeks $1 Billion Geothermal Energy Investment

20/02/2012 - February 20, 2012

Rwanda is astride the East African Rift Valley, one of the world's hottest spots for geothermal activity and experts estimate the geothermal potential of the East African Rift Valley, a...

Lighting the dark continent


ABC online - February 20, 2012

NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPEAN explorers called Africa the 'dark continent' because to them it was vast and largely unknown. Today, Africa may still be dark, but for a very different reason: it is ...

Legislators begin assessment of Lake Victoria sanitation programmes / Tour takes Members to focal towns in Kenya and Uganda


ARUSHA, Tanzania, February 17, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Phase two of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) Programme comes under scrutiny next week as Members of EALA visit the lakeside city of...

Public-Private Partnerships in Africa, Part I – Infrastructure


Consultancy Africa - February 16, 2012

The past decade has seen a significant increase in the use of the public-private partnership (PPP) for African project finance as leaders grapple with struggling economies, over...

Southern Africa: Clean Energy Projects Presented to Investors


Ghana MMA - February 17, 2012

Johannesburg — Ten clean energy projects that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Africa by 287,000 metric tons annually, were presented to investors in Johannesburg this week at the CTI...

Essar Africa To End Zim’s Electricity Woes


Zimbabwe Mail  | February 18, 2012

Bulawayo,- Essar Africa Holdings Limited (EAHL), an Indian steel making company has applied to the government to construct and operate a 600 Megawatt (MW) station to generate and supply...

EDF says France, China to bid for S.Africa reactors


PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - French utility EDF said it plans to bid for a contract to build nuclear reactors in South Africa in a possible Franco-Chinese partnership.

...While some countries such as Germany have turned their...

AfBD board briefed on good progress for Annual Meetings in Arusha


African Development Bank | February 16, 2012

Tanzania’s finance minister and chairman of the Board of Governors, Mustafa H. Mkulo, visited AfDB this week and briefed an informal Board meeting on the state of readiness for...

Strategic Infrastructure Development Africa


Date: 27-29 March 2012Venue: Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank - Johannesburg, South Africa

(This is not an ICA-sponsored event.)

Developing successful strategies for development, investment and procurement in transport, energy &...

Kenya: Odinga dubs corridor project a regional game changer


Creamer Media's Engineering News | February 17, 2012

A large-scale project touted as a catalyst for economic growth in East Africa is set to be launched in Kenya early next month.

The Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia...

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