Le Consortium pour les Infrastructures en Afrique - Year: 2013 - Month: Novembre

Africa's road infrastructure requires attention

28/11/2013

Bizcommunity.com

With the road access rate in Africa being only 34%, compared with 50% in other parts of the developing world and transport costs being 100% higher, transport infrastructure has been identified by the Programme...

Catégories: Transport

After lost decades, hopes rise for Congo dam to power Africa


28/11/2013

Reuters

Deep in the bowels of the giant Inga hydroelectric dam that straddles the mighty Congo river stands a fading map named "The motorways of electric power from Inga".
 
From a dot in western Democratic...

Catégories: Energie

Underpinnings of Sustainable Growth in Africa


28/11/2013

The African Executive

In May 2000, the Economist magazine labeled Africa the "Hopeless Continent," claiming that natural disasters, mass murders, a string of wars, institutional constraints and a lack of commitment to...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Kenya lauds AfDB for funding key infrastructure upgrade

28/11/2013

Xinhua

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday welcomed the African Development Bank´s financial support for upgrading of a regional road network from the coastal city of Mombasa to Tanzania.

Speaking in Nairobi during a...

Catégories: Transport

Growing internet use in Africa ‘to lift contribution to economies’

27/11/2013

Business Day

Growing use of the internet in Africa could add $300bn a year to the continent's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to a report released on Wednesday by global consulting firm McKinsey.

Further, the...

Catégories: TIC

Too Much Public Funding is Going into Coal Projects in Key Countries: Preliminary Findings Show

27/11/2013

The Huffington Post

Since 2007, over $59 billion of public financing has supported coal projects through funding from development banks and international financial institutions in key countries. For these countries, the Japanese...

Catégories: Energie

The Future of Water Sustainability

27/11/2013

The Economist

Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the...

Catégories: Eau

POWER-GEN Africa's big plans for 2014 conferences

27/11/2013

African Business Review

With more than 2,100 attending last year's inaugural POWER-GEN Africa 2012, organisers expect 2014 to be a big one for energy conferencing in Africa.

POWER-GEN Africa and the inaugural DistribuTECH...

Catégories: Energie

A quelle énergie africaine les USA s'intéressent-ils?

27/11/2013

Libération

Jocelyne Sambira, d'Africa Renewal écrivait dans un article 12 novembre 2013 que dans cinq ans l'Afrique pourrait connaître des améliorations significatives en matière d'énergie, grâce à la récente initiative...

Catégories: Energie

African Water Facility project recognized during UN climate talks in WarsawAfrican Water Facility project recognized during UN climate talks in Warsaw

African Water Facility project recognized during UN climate talks in Warsaw

22/11/2013

 The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) Project in Monrovia funded by the African Water Facility (A...

Nigeria sees strong growth but oil account fears rise

21/11/2013

Financial Times

Nigeria´s economy expanded at the fastest rate this year in the third quarter, but the country´s fiscal situation has deteriorated with the further depletion of the rainy day oil savings account.
 


Gross...

Catégories: Energie

Eskom Declares South Africa Emergency on Power-Cut Risks

21/11/2013

Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which generates 95 percent of South Africa´s electricity, declared an emergency after it lost generati ng units, instructing metal producers to cut use and raising the risk of power cuts in...

Catégories: Energie

Barrages hydroélectriques : imbroglio contractuel avec Coder Gabon

21/11/2013

Gabon Review

700 milliards de francs CFA ! Telle serait la somme que l´Etat gabonais sera amené à payer en cas de résiliation officielle du contrat avec la société CODER Gabon. Pourtant, malgré le refus du Président de la...

Catégories: Energie

AfDB fully supports low-carbon transport agenda at UN Climate Talks

21/11/2013

All Africa

"Mainstreaming adaptation and climate change resilience into transport infrastructure development is a gradual process that is to be tackled at a strategic level," was a key message from the African...

Catégories: Transport

Africa experiences the most road fatalities in the world

21/11/2013

New Era

Even though the African region remains the least motorised region in the world, the same cannot be said regarding road traffic fatalities, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to statistics from...

Catégories: Transport

Africa: Coal Industry Must Diversify to Avert Worst Impacts of Climate Change - UN Official

21/11/2013

UN News Service



The coal industry must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a senior United Nations official said today at a meeting in Poland, stressing that companies must assess...

Catégories: Energie

Connect Africa: Driving the online highway

21/11/2013

Times Live

Is your internet connection fast enough? Google's Brett StClair suggests a simple test: go to YouTube and see if you get what he calls "the international sign of poor connectivity" - those rotating flashes...

Catégories: TIC

AfDB Raises $1.7bn For Green Energy Investments

21/11/2013

Ventures Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) mobilized $1.7 billion of climate mitigation finance in 2012, more than any other development institution on the continent, to fund a $2.2 billion climate-focused investment...

Catégories: Energie

Africa: Satellite's Next Biggest Hot Spot

21/11/2013

Via Satellite

Africa has a population of more than 1 billion people and there is still significant lack of terrestrial infrastructure in many countries, broadening the digital divide. This scenario means satellite is well placed...

Catégories: TIC

For self sustainable Africa, we need direct investment

20/11/2013

News24

People need a good condition to do it by themselves. In our corrupt countries, with poor local political decision making killing our economies especially by careless government officials who don't know what's best for us...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

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