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Transport projects financed by the AfDB between 1967 and 2017 have benefited 450 million Africans
18-08-2017 | 15:20:07
Over its 50-year history, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has financed over 450 transport projects, changing the lives of close to 450 million people across Africa.
OPEC Fund for International Development and Tanzania sign $18 million loan for 51 kilometer road project
15-08-2017 | 15:07:23
OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, and Tanzanian government have signed an $18 million public sector loan agreement for the Uvinza–Malagarasi Road Project.
[South Africa] Latest PMI data and a weaker rand to further reduce margins of metal and engineering companies
14-08-2017 | 14:19:11
Manufacturers continue to face serious headwinds despite last month’s decision by the South African Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points, which was an expansionary monetary policy move to reduce costs.
Uganda, Tanzania commence work on construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline
08-08-2017 | 15:00:00
The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets.
Uganda picks GE, Saipem to build first oil refinery
08-08-2017 | 12:46:00
Uganda has picked a consortium including GE and Italian Saipem to build and operate the African country’s first oil refinery.
Rendeavour announces affordable housing partnership in Ghana
07-08-2017 | 13:41:00
Appolonia City, Accra's new city development, will build 100 affordable homes as part of a partnership with the country's leading mortgage provider, Ghana Home Loans.
Ghana targets 5 million passengers yearly with AfDB-funded expansion of Kotoka Airport
07-08-2017 | 09:19:00
The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers.
Rentorr redefines South African property market with one stop shop concept
02-08-2017 | 10:08:46
Rentorr is a dynamic online platform that brings together property owners, real estate players, vendors, people who want to rent a home, in one space. It offers solutions that completely align with the realities of the 21st century.
The Nigeria Government appeals to Dangote to complete refinery before 2019
01-08-2017 | 10:01:00
The Federal Government has said it relies heavily on the Dangote refinery to fulfill its promise to Nigerians to end fuel importation by December 2019.
[Nigeria] Dangote Cement records 12.6% Sales volume increase across Africa
31-07-2017 | 12:08:00
Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa.
AfDB President Adesina visits Ghana to strengthen cooperation
31-07-2017 | 09:07:00
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will visit Ghana from 1-4 August 2017 as part of efforts to strengthen cooperation.
Indorama unveils $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria
28-07-2017 | 13:47:54
Acting Nigerian President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at a cost of $1.5 billion.
[Cameroon] Bolloré Transport & Logistics, CMA CGM and CHEC sign concession agreement to manage Kribi container terminal
26-07-2017 | 13:25:00
A consortium of French and Chinese companies have signed a concession agreement to Cameroon’s Kribi Containers Terminal, a reference Port Terminal in Africa.
[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman and CEO, Labacorp Group Limited, Cameroon
20-07-2017 | 16:00:00
Labacorp Group has built a name and legacy in key economic sectors spanning real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and construction among others. It oversees the activities of nine wholly owned-majority owned operating member companies
Tanzanian dam huge risk to economy and environment, WWF
14-07-2017 | 14:00:00
A large-scale hydropower dam planned for Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site puts protected areas of global importance - as well as the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who depend upon the environment
Gallagher Fencing expands operations to Tatu City Kenya
12-07-2017 | 12:04:00
One of New Zealand's longest-running pioneering businesses, Gallagher Power Fence Systems Limited, has announced plans to expand operations in Kenya at Tatu City.
[Column] Korede Ologun: What African countries can learn from Ethiopia and its economic success
05-07-2017 | 14:17:00
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges.
Bolloré Logistics set up Airtel Tanzania warehouse
03-07-2017 | 13:54:00
In March 2017, Bolloré Logistics Tanzania set up a fully-fledged warehousing service with Barthi Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
[Egypt] Sheraton Cairo reopens after extensive renovation
03-07-2017 | 07:40:23
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. has announced the reopening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino a city landmark for more than four decades.
Afreximbank approves $200 million facility to help Banque Misr support Egypt’s SMEs and industrialization
23-06-2017 | 12:32:00
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, Chinese consortium sign agreement on trade, livestock and transport projects
19-06-2017 | 16:28:15
Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding three proposed investment projects ranging from trade, agriculture and transport.
Ethiopia, South Sudan to develop joint border infrastructure development projects
13-06-2017 | 11:17:00
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
13-06-2017 | 10:11:00
Africa’s foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people of Borno state.
[Nigeria] NCDMB, Dangote Group Begin Collaboration on 650,000bpd Refinery
09-06-2017 | 15:30:00
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.
[Kenya] Huawei boosts Standard gauge railway with digital communication network
08-06-2017 | 10:06:00
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.
World Bank boosts road connectivity in Northern Ghana with $150 million credit facility
08-06-2017 | 10:04:00
The World Bank approved has approved $150 million International Development Association credit for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Ghana.
[Kenya] Bamburi Cement signs its retailers to a $1.5 million medical insurance scheme
06-06-2017 | 13:22:00
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.
[Nigeria] Re-commissioned Mosimi, Kano Depot take pressure off highways - NNPC
06-06-2017 | 09:02:00
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
05-06-2017 | 07:12:00
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.
[Mozambique] Bolloré Logistics picked to provide end to end logistics for thermal power plant
02-06-2017 | 10:32:00
In early 2017, Bolloré Logistics secured an end-to-end logistics contract to transport materials for the construction of a thermal power plant.
[Côte d’Ivoire ] MSC signs 35 year agreement to develop San Pedro container terminal
02-06-2017 | 06:32:00
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 launches first new railway in a century
31-05-2017 | 16:30:28
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.
Roads & Corridors East Africa 2017 | 20-21 June Nairobi, Kenya
29-05-2017 | 13:40:00
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
World Bank Supports Rwanda Road Development with $81m credit
29-05-2017 | 11:38:59
The World Bank has approved an $81 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support Rwanda’s transport sector.
Djibouti launches country’s largest multipurpose port
29-05-2017 | 09:24:18
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 begin construction of Kenya’s largest distribution warehousing complex
26-05-2017 | 08:43:00
Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has begun construction of Kenya's first modern grade-A logistics and distribution warehousing complex at Tatu Industrial Park.
Zanzibar bets on electronic certificate of origin systems to boost trade efficiency
25-05-2017 | 06:15:00
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 breaks ground for tallest building in Africa
24-05-2017 | 13:10:00
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.
Mobilitas AGS inaugurates its biggest multimodal logistics platform in Africa
24-05-2017 | 08:13:03
The Mobilitas-AGS group’s new multimodal logistics platform in Gauteng province, South Africa has officially been delivered.
Mantrac Kenya hosts Caterpillar Group President Rob Charter
19-05-2017 | 10:00:00
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
17-05-2017 | 10:22:37
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
16-05-2017 | 09:30:19
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.
DP World in a $442 million investment to develop Port of Berbera, Somaliland
15-05-2017 | 13:46:21
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.
What 'junk status' means for the South African construction industry - Chris Bennett
11-05-2017 | 13:03:16
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.
South African High Court rules on South African new nuclear build
28-04-2017 | 11:42:37
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.
[South Africa] Training programme targets thousands of youth in artisanal and skilled trade sectors
28-04-2017 | 06:35:00
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 MAC to debut $250 million bond offer to finance country’s mortgage market
26-04-2017 | 08:40:49
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
South African Competition Commission in a precedent setting excessive pricing case
25-04-2017 | 08:33:45
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.
[Nigeria] Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Construction kicks off
17-04-2017 | 11:56:00
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
14-04-2017 | 09:54:00
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.
[Nigeria] Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China
29-03-2017 | 13:21:13
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.
[Ethiopia] Real Relief unveils Lifeshelter, an innovative low cost housing solution
10-03-2017 | 16:04:00
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.
[Nigeria] Dangote Foundation commits N200m for Kano Specialist Hospital rehabilitation
06-03-2017 | 10:00:00
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.
[Kenya] Actis partners with Arc skills to bridge construction skills gap
28-02-2017 | 10:11:51
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
09-02-2017 | 11:45:00
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 set to receive $250 million loan from China after parliamentary approval
08-02-2017 | 16:22:00
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.