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Road authorities and project owners are dedicating their largest budgets to date to address the poor state of their key infrastructure which continues to hamper the speed and confidence of Africa’s ongoing development efforts.
With Africa’s factoring volume expected to reach 200 billion Euros in 2020, the continent must put in place facilitating legal and regulatory infrastructure to enable it take advantage of the many opportunities associated with factoring.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group has been highly ranked across Africa in IFLR1000′s recent research into the energy and infrastructure markets. This reaffirms the group’s position as a leading pan-African legal services provider to corporates, financial institutions and the public sector across Africa.
The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) alongside its development partners, is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Project Developers Initiative (APDI).
Recently I have been doing a lot of reading ahead of a couple of conferences that I will be attending this year. A lot of the issues reiterated strike home one time too often, and I felt that I should speak out my thoughts regarding the impact this has on Africa as a whole.
Infrastructure Africa 2016 has partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to focus on Africa’s regional gender equality within the infrastructure space.
The highest in Africa the 250-meter-high tower will integrate state-of-the-art technologies for improved energy efficiency in line with Morocco’s commitments to sustainable development.
Ghana will host Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction Exhibition and Seminars from June 22 to June 24, 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The Future City of Africa, a new conference in Nairobi, June 2016, explores the potential of African cities to rethink the city concept and take the lead globally in designing the future city.
SoloPower Systems announces today that Direct Group Africa, has executed a letter of intent to integrate SoloPower’s innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into the manufacture of up to 15,000 low income and student housing units in South Africa.
Urbanisation, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications investments and inter-regional trade are just a few of the untapped opportunities making Africa the last growth frontier.
Sage is introducing its innovative 2+2+2 community model across Africa Little Rose in Soweto, South Africa selected as the first major recipient for Sage Foundation on the continent.
The long awaited construction of Ethiopian Airlines' four star hotel has finally begun. Chinese Company, China National Aero-Technology is responsible for the construction and has committed to handing over the project in 720 days.
A new report, published by GVEP International, highlights the impact of small and medium-sized enterprises in delivering energy access in sub-Saharan Africa without increasing carbon emissions.
Kenya and the United States government have entered into negotiations on constructing an oil pipeline in Northern Kenya.
Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading development finance institution for infrastructure projects in Africa.
Mr Kofi Ampong, Chief Executive Officer of Broll Ghana Limited, property managers, has described the inaugural West Africa Property Investment Summit 2015, as the milestone in the development of business in Ghana and Nigeria.
Urbanisation and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong Private Limited announced on Wednesday that it has taken a 20-percent stake in China's CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited, which would see it potentially developing 30,000 affordable homes in Africa in the next five years.
At their regular meetings on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, the Boards of Directors of the African development Bank (AfDB) approved three loans totaling US$ 94 million to finance a Cashew Infrastructure Development Project in Zambia
The Kenyan government has signed a $600 million syndicated medium term loan facility with Citi, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank who have been mandated to be the main underwriters.
InstinctWave Ltd., organizers of the 5th Ghana Telecom Awards and the recently held Ghana CFO Awards has announced the Nominees for the maiden edition of the Ghana Construction Awards.
Acer Infrastructure Ltd., a leading Central and East African construction company, has been contracted to build an office block at Roma Park, the mixed-use urban development in Lusaka
Morocco's 160 MW concentrated solar farm, Noor 1, was only the start. When the African nation is done, Noor 1 will be joined by three more similarly-sized power plants which will generate a whopping 500 MW of renewable energy.
The European Union (EU) is going to provide 540 million euro in support of Ethiopia's road construction in rural areas for the next five years.
China's role in helping revitalize infrastructure and financial investment across Africa is gaining momentum ahead of the forthcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit set to be held in South Africa in December, Kenyan expert said on Monday.
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka has lauded the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), expecting to "work together" to cope with infrastructure challenges in Africa.
A consortium led by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power was today awarded Preferred Bidder status by the Department of Energy in South Africa for two large-scale wind energy projects with a total generation capacity of 250 megawatts
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Thursday, July 9, 2015 a line of credit amounting to ZAR 4.5 billion (about US $450 million) to Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to finance projects in key priority sectors in the country including infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and tourism.
A 10 storey building is to be constructed in Kigali, Rwanda at a cost of US$ 23.5m to help ease the congestion in the city and create adequate office and commercial space for the citizens.
The National Programme of Urbanisation and Housing foresees to provide to the population, by 2017, about 213,000 houses and 14 new city centres accross the country to reduce the huge housing deficit in the country.
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure Announces Commitment to Invest in West Africa's Largest Wind Farm
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure announced a commitment to invest in Senegal's first industrial-scale wind power project and the largest wind farm planned in West Africa.
The African Water Facility (AWF) was recognized as "Project Preparation Facility of the Year" at the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Developers and Investment Summit 2015.
Top global and African CEOs launch infrastructure business network on side-lines of World Economic Forum in South Africa
Top global and African Chief Executive Officers today launched a Continental Business Network (CBN) to fast-track high-level private sector investment into Africa's regional infrastructure.
Global and African chief executive officers will launch an exclusive continental business network for Africa's regional infrastructure development on 1 June, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa.
“Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is set to register another year of solid economic performance with growth expected to expand 4½ percent in 2015.
CCECC NIGERIA LIMITED, a subsidiary of CRCC China-Africa Construction Limited which is a subsidiary of the Company, entered into the Nigeria Ogun State Intercity Rail Mass Transit Project Contract with the Ogun State Government, Nigeria
[Zambia] Aurecon awarded contract to provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation
ZESCO has awarded Aurecon a contract to provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for the USD200 million World Bank funded Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project
Whatever happens in Africa today depends on a vortex of forces, said Donald Kaberuka, including demographics and massive internal migration, the incomplete transitions on the economic and political side, commodity prices, and the threat of terrorism.
[PwC report] Global megatrends will drive growth opportunities in the real estate industry across the African continent:
Global megatrends, such as rapid urbanisation and demographic changes, will drive growth opportunities in the real estate industry across the African continent over the next five years.
Avolution is to sponsor The Open Group Conference taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17 March 2015.
ECA chief puts the importance of scaling up Africa's infrastructure development on the need for more bankable projects Addis Ababa, 12 March 2015 (ECA) - Africa needs to create bankable infrastructure projects, stressed the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in his keynote address at the Financial Times - Africa Infrastructure Summit that took place on 10 March 2015 in London.
Abengoa, has recently begun construction of the desalination plant in Agadir, Morocco, having closed the financing for the project together with its local partner InfraMaroc (CDG Capital Infrastructures group).
Quantum Global group, the African investment and private equity specialist, is seeking to target African delegates at the prestigious international gathering of global real estate businesses (MIPIM)
Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that its Africa Infrastructure Investment Projects Roadshow, taking place in Cape Town on June 2-3, is attracting both African and global infrastructure investors, private sector project developers and PPP and Privatisation Units.
Real estate company Jones Lang Laselle (JLL) has announced its plans for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa to include hotel service and has appointed Xander Nijnens as head of hotels and hospitality for the region
More than 200 participants from 40 African countries took part in three consultation workshops organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with UN-Habitat to discuss the challenges and opportunities to improve access to affordable housing in Africa. The events took place in Casablanca, Morocco (Feb 12-13), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Feb 17- 18) and Dakar, Senegal (Feb 23- 24).
US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin underscored Monday the willingness of the US to support Algeria in its economic diversification process.
Ghana Home Loans (GHL), the country’s premier mortgage provider, has secured a five million euro facility from the Ghana International Bank plc (GHIB), a Ghanaian owned London-based bank.
The president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, has promised to fix the current energy crisis plaguing the nation in the coming months ahead. He made this pledge in his state of the nation’s address in Parliament earlier today on the 26th of February. According to the president, the current power shortage will not be managed as had been done by previous government, but would rather find permanent solutions.
Sub-Saharan African economic growth moderated to 4.8 per cent from 5.2 per cent in 2013, the Bank of Ghana has said. Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, the Governor of Bank of Ghana, said the pace of expansion was slow in some of the larger economies as a result of subdued global demand, soft commodity prices, weak foreign direct investment flows and infrastructure constraints; however, growth was strong in Nigeria and some of the region's low-income countries.
Devolution and increased investment in infrastructure are improving Kenya’s prospects for growth and shared prosperity, says a new World Bank Group report.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has raised some US$8 billion through its syndications programme to support the development and financing of infrastructure projects in Africa, Jean-Louis Ekra, President of the Bank, has announced.
The United Bank for Africa, UBA, business activities across its operations in Africa increased the group balance sheet in the last three quarters. The bank is offering banking services to more than seven million customers across over 700 business offi ces in 19 African countries.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, in collaboration with the Jomoro District Assembly, has embarked upon a special Street Lighting Project in the district to replace all faulty street bulbs.
Powering Africa: Summit set to advance deals and partnerships for Africa's power industries in Washington D.C. this January
Over the last 20 years EnergyNet has co-ordinated investor meetings with some of the most reliable and successful power developers operating on the continent of Africa. Symbion Power, GE, Siemens, Copperbelt, Goldwind, Azura Power, Aldwych, Karpowership, Globeleq, Schneider Electric, ESBi, Transcorp, Chint, China State Grid, Hanergy and others have all been companies that have made long term commitments to the sector and invested in sustainable solutions. These are powerful companies with strong balance sheets backed by some of the biggest banks.
Stanbic Bank Ghana in partnership with Ghana Real Estates Development Association (GREDA) at the weekend opened a housing and auto fair in Accra to provide quality, befitting, affordable housing and auto opportunity to customers.
To ensure that growth is both sustainable and beneficial to all strata of society in Africa, countries on the continent, including North Africa, must adopt industrial policies that are germane to their own local contexts and set up strong institutions with the mandate of formulating and pushing through such policies. These are the major recommendations of the Economic Report on Africa 2014 launched at the University Mohamed V, in Rabat, Morocco on 21 November 2014.
With innovation on the march globally, five most promising tech cities in emerging markets have all the right ingredients to become future startup capitals. Medellin, Colombia; Amman, Jordan; Lahore, Pakistan; Jakarta, Indonesia; Lagos, Nigeria.
Jay Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa (GE Africa) has been named as one of the 15 private sector leaders to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.The new appointees represent small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors. They will provide expert counsel on strengthening U.S partnerships with African countries and leverage opportunities for U.S. companies operating in Africa for the long term.
Eaton Towers, a leading independent telecom tower company in Africa, today announced the appointment of Jimmy Eisenstein as Non-Executive Chairman.
South Africa: Opening of New R 300 Million Atlantis Wind-turbine Tower Production Factory offers light at the end of the tunnel
With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray of light that GRI - Renewable Industries officially announced the opening of their new R 300 Million wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis, Cape Town today.
SunPower Corp., a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa, to meet the growing demand for solar in that region.
Dipaleseng- Sasol Mining officially handed over the upgraded Nthoroane roads infrastructure to the Dipaleseng Municipality on 15 October 2014 in Nthoroane. ...
Powering Africa: Ethiopia 2014: Leading African Infrastructure firm Black Rhino to meet with international stakeholders at Powering Africa
Founder and CEO of Black Rhino Brian Herlihy will attend and speak at the 3rd annual investment meeting Powering Africa: Ethiopia, taking place from 20-21st ...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, October 22 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, approved a grant of US $82.7 million (UA 55.56 ...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 approved a US $29.49-million grant to help finance ...