Actualités sur les infrastructures

Kenya Shippers Say South Sudan Trade Increases Border Congestion

27/03/2012

Bloomberg - March 26, 2012

Kenya and Uganda’s government must upgrade infrastructure at the town Malaba on their mutual border to cater for increased traffic from South Sudan, the Kenya Shippers Council said.

South Sudanese...

Catégories: Transport

Multiple Taxes on Nigeria's Growing Telecoms Sector (video)

27/03/2012

ABNDigital - March 22, 2012

Some telecom operators have raised alarm over what they call Undue taxes and levies imposed on them by government and its agencies across Nigeria which they claim will push up tarrifs. The NCC has...

Catégories: TIC

Afrique : 93 milliards de dollars par an pour les infrastructures

27/03/2012

Selon une nouvelle étude réalisée par la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique et la Commission de l’Union africaine, l’Afrique devra investir 93 milliards de dollars...

Catégories: Energie, Infrastructures générales, TIC, Eau, Transport

Report hails expansion of Africa's internet infrastructure

27/03/2012

A new report, produced by Internet World Stats, has claimed that infrastructure improvements have driven growth in Africa's internet and broadband sector, Peace FM Online has reported.

This is largely thanks to wireless...

Catégories: TIC

South Africa may turn to private sector for help with mine-water pollution (video)

26/03/2012

Mining Weekly.com - March 23, 2012

JOHANNESBURG -- The South African government is considering turning to the private sector to help it close the prevailing funding gap to implement projects to deal with the serious acid mine...

Catégories: Eau

South African President Jacob Zuma opens Port Ngqurha (video)

26/03/2012

ABNDigital - March 20, 2012

South African President Jacon Zuma officially opened the port of Ngqurha in the province of the Eastern Cape last week. Built at a cost of almost R10 billion over 10 years, the port is part of the...

Catégories: Transport

Tanzania: World Water Day, Grim Reminder of Water Shortage

26/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 25, 2012

As Water Week closed last Thursday, many villages in the country still face shortage of clean water. Mothers in the rural areas, with a baby on their back, still walk long distances in search for...

Catégories: Eau

Zimbabwe: Harare Still to Receive U.S.$144 Million From China

26/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 26, 2012

HARARE is still to receive the US$144 million water and sanitation loan from China several months after the deal was sealed.

The full council meeting last Thursday approved another US$100 million...

Catégories: Eau

Les travaux du réseau de fibre optique vont débuter prochainement au Burundi

26/03/2012

La fibre optique, qui permet d'accéder à l'internet haut débit de dernière génération, devrait bientôt faire son entrée au Burundi.

Les travaux d’installation...

Catégories: TIC

Rwanda: Arrival of Qatar Airways Expected to Boost Trade

23/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 22, 2012

Excerpts: Qatar Airways yesterday made its maiden flight to Rwanda

The Kigali-Doha route, via Entebbe in Uganda, is one of the latest routes by the giant airliner to be operated by an Airbus A320...

Catégories: Transport

Managing water resources from space

23/03/2012

European Space Agency - March 22, 2012

Excerpt:

Today is World Water Day, and satellite observations are indispensible for monitoring our water resources. ESA’s TIGER initiative is supporting Africa in monitoring precious...

Catégories: Eau

South African Water: Greater intervention needed to tackle acid mine drainage

23/03/2012

Mining Weekly - March 23, 2012

An airborne radiometric survey of the West Rand and Far West Rand basins was carried out by parastatal science council the Council for GeoScience on behalf of the DWA and found that many of the...

Catégories: Eau

South Africa: Clever thinking needed to deal with water supply issue

23/03/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 23, 2012

I read a report in a local newspaper about South Africa’s water supply situation. The article contained a really dumb statement made by the journalist who wrote the article. He...

Catégories: Eau

Somaliland: The World’s Next State?

23/03/2012

New York Times - March 19, 2012

Excerpt:The state power utility only reaches a fraction of the 1.2 million who live in Hargeisa, and the rest is provided privately at great expense. Piped water is also scarce, and secondary...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales, Eau, Energie

African innovations - Homegrown advancements drive Africa's tech revolution

23/03/2012

Al Jazeera English - March 22, 2012

Across Africa, developers and programmers are coming up with new technologies from mobile banking to mapping software and medical tablets to cloud storage. Now the continent is increasingly...

Catégories: TIC

South Africa: First ever PV Plants Map South Africa unveiled

23/03/2012

Renewable Energy World.com - March 20, 2012

Researchers at PV Insider have completed work on the PV Plants Map South Africa 2012, which details the size and location of 18 PV projects that successfully won bids in the first...

Catégories: Energie

Is East Africa the ‘New Frontier’ for Oil and Gas Exploration?

23/03/2012

AFRIbiz - March 20, 2012

One conclusion drawn from the annual ‘Africa Oil Week’, held in Cape Town, South Africa, between 31 October and 4 November 2011, was that the East African region holds great potential for investment...

Catégories: Energie

Energy giants Statoil and Exxon target East African gas

23/03/2012

BBC News - March 19, 2012

Excerpts:

Statoil and its American partner Exxon Mobil have made the biggest offshore discovery yet of gas reserves off the coast of Tanzania.

The Zafarani field, which both companies hope will be...

Catégories: Energie, Transport

Potential Energy: Tapping Africa’s Renewable Resources

23/03/2012

Yale Global online - March 19, 2012

In the developed world, fossil fuels like oil have become synonymous with economic growth. The African continent, however, tells a different tale. The cost of importing oil has led to...

Catégories: Energie

South African Department of Energy to Host African Utility Week in Johannesburg in May (Press Release)

23/03/2012

PR.com - March 22, 2012 

Johannesburg, South Africa: The Department of Energy will once again support the annual African Utility Week conference and exhibition as host ministry. The event, which runs from 21-24 May at...

Catégories: Energie

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