Le Consortium pour les Infrastructures en Afrique - Year: 2018

US issues new warning to Africa about borrowing from China


The United States has issued yet another warning to African nations over the risk of being laden with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable.

Africa must respond to power challenges as a collective


Massive change is underway in Africa's power sector, and unless it adapts to the changes and embraces new models and new technologies, it risks its future profitability.

China’s investment in West Africa challenges France for business in its former colonies


Chinese companies previously showed little interest in Francophone West Africa, but they are now competing there with firms from France for big infrastructure projects.

New Programme Aims to Improve Infrastructure Procurement Capacity in Africa


To help attract greater private sector investment in Africa's infrastructure, a unique initiative has been launched which aims to assist African Governments to strengthen their infrastructure procurement capacity.

Changing Africa’s infrastructure funding’s status quo


A private equity expert highlights the top challenges impacting on the levels of private sector investment in Africa's infrastructure development, and offers some creative solutions.

EU funding to catalyse €9bn public and private investment in Africa


The EU has approved an €800m investment package, which is expected to leverage up to €9bn in public and private investment in Africa - including in energy, transport and urban development.

African Energy – A vibrant market


Analysis by African Energy Live Data shows installed power capacity on the continent will increase by almost 50% from 2018 to 2022, should all announced commercial operation dates be met.

Clean energy projects underway in Mozambique and Uganda


Two clean energy projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund took significant steps forward in the last week of June.

Ten African nations face $1 trillion infrastructure funding gap


A group of 10 African nations, including some of the continent’s rising economic stars, will fall $1 trillion short of the infrastructure financing required to meet U.N. development goals by 2040, a study released on Tuesday found.

Boost for East Africa power pool project as Dar, Nairobi secure $600m


Plans for a regional power pool moved closer after Kenya and Tanzania secured funding of over $600m from the World Bank and AFD

African cities will double in population by 2050


Africa is not prepared for this urban explosion. By 2025, there will be 100 African cities with more than one million inhabitants, according to McKinsey.

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