Infrastructure News

Lack of electricity impedes progress in sub-Saharan Africa

07/05/2014

STLtoday (US) by Stephanie Peace

If you were to make a list of the most important issues facing the poor in Africa today, you would probably include access to healthy food, clean water and improved health care, but may not think...

Categories: General, Water, Energy

Infrastructure Development Crucial for Africa Growth

07/05/2014

The African Executive by H.E.Hon.Uhuru.Kenyatta

Infrastructure development is critical for economic growth and poverty reduction.  In Africa, infrastructure can potentially contribute as much as 2% per year to Gross...

Categories: General

Japan vows to steadily implement $32 billion in aid for Africa

06/05/2014

Kyodo News International

Japan told foreign ministers and senior officials from about 50 African countries on Sunday that it will steadily implement 3.2 trillion yen, or $32 billion, in aid for Africa over a five-year period...

Categories: General

Kenya: AfDB to meet on cheap power loan

06/05/2014

Daily Nation

The first batch of funds meant to subsidise new power connections is expected in September. The government hopes that its proposal to the African Development Bank will get board approval during the bank´s meeting in...

Categories: Energy, General

Transparence de l'industrie extractive : Madagascar, un exemple de « bonne pratique »

28/04/2014

La Gazette de Madagascar

La Grande Ile est promue comme un exemple de bonne pratique pour les pays frncophones lors de la 26ème réunion du board international de l'Initiative pour la transparence de l'industrie extractive (EITI)...

Categories: General

Returning Arab donors target Madagascar's infrastructure

28/04/2014

Africa Review

Arab donors are pushing to re-establish ties with Madagascar quickly even as most other development partners await the green light from multilaterals such as the IMF.

A top Madagascar official said infrastructure...

Categories: General

MoU to help AfDB focus on infrastructure

24/04/2014

Infrastructure News

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africare have signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the Bank's capacity to use a community-focused lens while designing its programs and...

Categories: General

Carlyle clôture son premier fonds dédié à l'Afrique subsaharienne

23/04/2014

Jeune Afrique

Le capital-investisseur américain Carlyle a annoncé la clôture de son premier fonds dédié à l´Afrique subsaharienne à 698 millions, soit 40 % de plus que l'objectif qu'il s'était initialement fixé.

Le géant du...

Categories: General

Carlyle closes sub-Saharan Africa fund at $698m

23/04/2014

Financial Times

The Carlyle Group has closed its maiden private equity fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa at $698m, 40 per cent above target, underscoring the growing appeal of investing on the continent.
 
Africa attracts a...

Categories: General

Africa: Euro-Africa Ties - Africa Should Be More Assertive

27/03/2014

The Herald

Africa cannot remain submissive while the West rides roughshod over its social and cultural heritage. Where is the independence then when a cabal of Western nations wantonly impose their will on Africa? The Af rican...

Categories: General

L´insécurité du transport aérien en Afrique subsaharienne

22/03/2014

Contrepoints

Il est important que les États africains revoient concrètement leurs conditions de sécurité aérienne. L´Afrique subsaharienne est à la traîne derrière toutes les autres régions du monde en ce qui concerne le volume...

Categories: General, Transport

Impact of climate change needs addresing - Monde

17/03/2014

The Post (Zambia) by Chambwa Moonga

AGRICULTURE deputy minister Greyford Monde says there is need to deal with impacts of climate change if the agriculture sector is to improve. And African Development Bank representative, Gbeli...

Categories: General

Zambia: Climate Change to Cost Zambia U.S.$53 Million in Next Five Years - AfDB

14/03/2014

Times of Zambia by Kennedy Mupeseni

CLIMATE change will cost Zambia US$53 million in the next five years if measures are not put in place to minimise the impact, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. 

Meanwhile,...

Categories: General

Africa's Emerging Market Boom

11/03/2014

Forbes

These days, the mere mention of emerging markets is probably enough to make investment bankers break out in a cold sweat. Recent darlings of the investment world-India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Russia and others-have...

Categories: General

Pour les infrastructures en Afrique centrale, le FMI recommande les montages PPP

11/03/2014

Agence Ecofin A en croire Anne-Marie Gulde Wolf, la directrice adjointe du département Afrique du FMI, qui prend part à une conférence sur le développement des infrastructures en Afrique centrale, à Yaoundé ce 11 mars 2014,...

Categories: General

Mozambique: 44 millions $ de l´AFD pour la réhabilitation des pistes de l´aéroport de Maputo

11/03/2014

Agence Ecofin L´Agence française de développement (AFD) vient d´accorder au gouvernement mozambicain un prêt bonifié de 44 millions de dollars destiné à financer la réhabilitation des pistes de l'aéroport international de...

Categories: General

AFC To Tackle Africa´s Infrastructure & Investment Deficit

11/03/2014

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)  an African-led multilateral development financial institution whose mission is to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure assets announces...

Categories: General

AFRICA INVESTMENT - Cash-rich African private equity still on a learning curve

10/03/2014

Reuters

Kenyan entrepreneur Ayisi Makatiani scrapped his first effort to launch a private equity fund 10 years ago because his pitch to invest in Africa couldn't raise enough cash to make it work.
 


Fast forward a decade...

Categories: General

Development in Africa: How to make it last

10/03/2014

The Economist

EVERY boom has its boosters and detractors. So it is with sub-Saharan Africa's economic advance in the past 15 years. GDP across the region has risen by an average 5.1% a year. The IMF forecasts further growth of...

Categories: General

AfDB's Board to share perspectives on issues to influence Africa's transformation

10/03/2014

Daily The Pak Banker

The Board of Director of the African Development Bank is holding its retreat in Tunis, and will focus on Transformation through the private sector - Effective partnership and assistance to Africa's private...

Categories: General

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