Le Consortium pour les Infrastructures en Afrique - Year: 2018 - Month: Juillet

China in Africa: A win-win development or a new colonialism?


The tiny fishing village of Bagamoyo in Tanzania is set to become Africa’s largest port in a $10bn Chinese development. Are locals right to be optimistic?

A new start for African infrastructure development?


Does the investment by Allianz Global Investors (AGI) in the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) mark a turning point for infrastructure investment across the African continent?

China and India launch investment spree in Africa ahead of key summit


Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have committed loans to several African countries this week.

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa


Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants.

Rich countries pushing 'dirty energy' in Africa, report claims


Study finds that while wealthy nations advocate renewables at home, 60% of aid to African energy projects went on fossil fuels.

China strengthens its influence in Africa with infrastructure hit


President Xi Jinping embarks on his fourth voyage across the continent, forgotten by the United States and Europe

Want to know about China's ties with Africa, from aid to infrastructure?


President Xi Jinping’s tour of four African countries is expected to extend Beijing’s influence on the continent

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.

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