Actualités sur les infrastructures

On bumpy roads and rails

23/04/2014

Africa Renewal

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (D RC), which sprawls over 905,000 square miles, is the second largest country in Africa. Fifty four years after independence, the DRC has no roads connecting one end of the...

Catégories: Transport

Highway upgrade between Tanzania and Kenya

23/04/2014

eTN

The planned highway between Arusha, Tanzania, and Voi in Kenya is now finally due to start in June this year. The project worth nearly US$235 million will be largely financed through the African Development Bank, with the...

Catégories: Transport

AfDB, others ink US$142m power deal for Zambia

23/04/2014

APA

The African Development Bank (AfDB), Dutch Development Bank FMO, Development Bank of Southern Africa and Propaco of France on Wednesday signed a US$142-million loan to develop the 120-megawatt Itezhi Tezhi power project in...

Catégories: Energie

Facebook s'apprête à lancer un service de transfert d'argent à l'international

23/04/2014

Agence Ecofin

Le réseau social Facebook a entamé des discussions avec la Banque centrale d´Irlande et des start-ups londoniennes en vue de lancer un service de transfert d´argent à l´international, rapporte le quotidien...

Catégories: TIC

Smart solar energy for Africa

23/04/2014

Deutsche Welle

The Berlin-based Mobisol company is bringing power to places where there has been none. By combining mobile phone technology and solar power generators, the company aims to electrify African homes.

To get an...

Catégories: TIC

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...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

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...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Tanzania: Kikwete eyes private funding for central transport corridor

23/04/2014

The Citizen

The government seeks to mobilise funds from both local and international sources so as to improve the central transport corridor -- especially by expanding Dar es Salaam Port and revamping the central railway...

Catégories: Transport

Cap-Vert: L'énergie des ondes pour dessaler l'eau de mer

11/04/2014

Pana

Le Cap-Vert veut utiliser l'énergie des ondes pour dessaler l'eau de la mer - Un projet-pilote de la technologie de dessalage de l'eau de la mer à partir de l'énergie des ondes de la mer sera implanté dans l'île...

Catégories: Eau

Southern Africa: Kariba Dam Collapse Fears and Disaster Preparedness in Zimbabwe

11/04/2014

IRIN

Could fears of the imminent collapse of the more than five-decade-old Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia spur Zimbabwe into more effective disaster preparedness?

In early March, engineers at a...

Catégories: Energie, Eau

Infrastructure development in Africa

10/04/2014

Railways Africa

The competitiveness of African countries in international and local markets is severely hampered by transport costs, said to be 63% higher than in developed countries. According to the African Development Bank...

Catégories: Transport

Nigeria water market associated with distinct lack of legislation and regulation

10/04/2014

Live-PR.com

Nigeria's water sector is severely underdeveloped and there is a distinct lack of legislation and regulation governing the industry. Water infrastructure is also lacking, and the disorganised Water Ministry and...

Catégories: Eau

Guebuza calls for infrastructure investment in Africa

09/04/2014

APA

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza says investment in transport, communications and energy infrastructures is not just a business opportunity but is a crucial ingredient for peace and security in Africa, APA learns here...

Catégories: Energie, Transport, Eau, TIC

Énergie : "L'Afrique vit un apartheid"

08/04/2014

Le Point.fr

Ces mots sont du président de la Banque mondiale. Pour Jim Yong Kim, les Africains sont "privés de l'accès généralisé à l'électricité dont jouissent les pays du Nord".

"Aujourd'hui, la consommati on...

Catégories: Energie

AFDB Plans $200 Million Boost to Nigeria’s Power Risk Guarantees

08/04/2014

Bloomberg

The African Development Bank is in talks with Nigerian officials to boost the value of its partial-risk guarantee for power industry investments by $200 million this year.

An agreement would see the amount from which...

Catégories: Energie

Botswana suffers outages

04/04/2014

Financial Mail

ESKOM is trying to bring Kusile and Medupi - its two 4800MW power stat ions that are under construction - on stream in SA at the same time as the Botswana Power Corp (BPC) tries to commission its Morupule B...

Catégories: Energie

As It's Light Out in the West, Africa Needs Help to Switch On

03/04/2014

The Huffington Post

On Saturday, 29th of March, many westerners switched off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour. The Big Ben, Times Square in New York and the Kremlin in Moscow were just a few of the iconic landmarks that...

Catégories: Energie

AfDB to finance water, energy and SME projects in Egypt

03/04/2014

MSME News

African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will finance projects in the water, irrigation, energy and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) sectors in Egypt. The bank also expressed its readiness to continue to...

Catégories: Eau, Energie

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