Afreximbank approves $200 million facility to help Banque Misr support Egypt’s SMEs and industrialization
The African Export-Import Bank has approved a $200 million industrialization liquidity facility for Egypt’s Banque Misr for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding three proposed investment projects ranging from trade, agriculture and transport.
Ethiopia and the world's newest nation South Sudan are to develop joint infrastructure development projects that would help create regional economic interconnection.
[Nigeria] 371, 000 Internally Displaced Persons to benefit from Dangote Foundation’s donation in Borno
Africa’s foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people of Borno state.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and Dangote Group, have commenced collaborations towards ensuring maximum utilisation of local capacities in the construction of the company’s 650,000 barrels per day refinery.
Huawei, a leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced recently that the railway operational communications network it built for Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi rail project was put into commercial use.
The World Bank approved has approved $150 million International Development Association credit for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Ghana.
Bamburi Cement has announced that it will cater for the full cost of medical insurance for its retailers. The initiative, dubbed Afya ya NGUVU, is aimed at rewarding retailers' loyalty.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation’s recently re-commissioned Mosimi and Kano depots have impacted positively on highways across the country.
IOX Cable and Alcatel Submarine Networks to build first open cable connecting Mauritius and Rodrigues Island to South Africa and India
IOX Cable Ltd, a Mauritius-based company, and Alcatel Submarine Networks , part of Nokia, have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the IOX Cable System.
In early 2017, Bolloré Logistics secured an end-to-end logistics contract to transport materials for the construction of a thermal power plant.
MSC and San Pedro Port have signed a 35-year concession agreement for the expansion of the San Pedro Container Terminal (“TCSP”) in Côte d’Ivoire in the presence of H. E. Mr Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire.
Kenya has replaced the over a century railway line with a new state of the art standard gauge railway which will ease transport and boost trade across the region.
Governments across East Africa are set to change transportation and trade development by investing in the expansion and rehabilitation of existing roads, the creation of new road links between key cities and cross-border connections
The World Bank has approved an $81 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support Rwanda’s transport sector.
Djibouti has unveiled a 690 hectare Doraleh Multipurpose Port, the country’s largest mega project. The new port infrastructure is equipped with ultra-modern facilities that can accommodate 100,000 DWT vessels.
Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has begun construction of Kenya's first modern grade-A logistics and distribution warehousing complex at Tatu Industrial Park.
Trade efficiency systems in Zanzibar are expected to become efficient with the launch of an NTB monitoring and electronic certificate of origin systems by the Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (ZNCCIA).
Kenya’s tourism sector got a major boost as President Uhuru Kenyatta opened two international hotels and laid the foundation stone for the tallest building in Africa.
The Mobilitas-AGS group’s new multimodal logistics platform in Gauteng province, South Africa has officially been delivered.
Sole authorized dealer for Caterpillar products in Kenya, Mantrac Kenya Limited yesterday hosted one ofthe Group Presidents of Caterpillar, Rob Charter, who was in the country in a bid to further cement the business in the market.
Islamic body on private sector development and China-Africa Development Fund ink deal to boost infrastructure in Africa
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and China-Africa Development Fund, CADFund, a Beijing-based private equity firm and subsidiary of the China Development Bank which focuses on Africa have signed a historic agreement.
[Nigeria] Infrastructure summit calls for bolder action from private sector to reduce Africa's infrastructure deficit
Africa's premier infrastructure summit has opened in Abuja, Nigeria. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of AFC, said: "In 2014 we held our inaugural African infrastructure summit, bringing together our expertise, knowledge and experience in infrastructure financing.
Global trade enabler DP World has celebrated its 30-year port concession for the management and development of a multipurpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland which started on 2 March 2017.
South Africa’s downgraded status by international agencies is likely to have significant impact on the construction industry as the cost of credit rises, particularly in existing contracts.
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa ruled that certain of the South African Government's decisions in respect of the procurement of nuclear new generation capacity, were unlawful and unconstitutional and were set aside.
Artisan Training Institute (ATI), a leading technical skills training organization and the MasterCard Foundation have partnered to launch a program that will bolster the capacity of Training, Vocational, and Educational Training institutions (TVETs) to provide quality education to young people in South Africa’s artisanal and skilled trades sectors.
Namibia Mortgage Acceptance Corporation ("Namibia MAC"), a subsidiary of Africa Growth Corporation has announced its intention to launch a Regulation D (506(c)) debt offering as it seeks to secure funds through accredited investors to facilitate access to financing solutions
The South African Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices.
The much-awaited construction of standard railway track from Lagos to Ibadan has commenced with the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidel Okhiria advising those with illegal structures on the railway right of way to leave immediately.
AfDB provides $10.61m supplementary loan to rehabilitate and expand electricity distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) supplementary loan of US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand the distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan.
Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The businessman bought the crane from Chinese construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.
Real Relief has announced the launch of Lifeshelter®, a unique shelter and rehousing solution based on an innovative concept that is ideal for rapid temporary rehousing in emergency situations, as well as being re-purposed for permanent housing.
To complement its N7 billion Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million.
Multi asset emerging market investor Actis has partnered with Arc Skills to bridge skills gap in the growing construction industry.
[Nigeria] Access Bank’s Centralised Operations Group Constructs Hostel for Visually Impaired Persons
Access Bank’s CSR has identified The Federal Nigerian Society for the blind (a Non-Governmental Organization) as the beneficiary of her volunteering effort.
Ethiopia's parliament has approved a $250 million loan agreement made with China's Export-Import (Exim) Bank to finance major infrastructure construction in the country.