Kenya calls on African governments to assist private sector participate in infrastructure development
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African Governments to create an enabling environment to enable the private sector to participate more in the development of critical infrastructure in Africa.
Saeed Talfo has spent about a decade working in ICT, telecom delivery and service, and HE is currently the CEO of GLSD.
DHL Global Forwarding has signed a deal with Tanger Med to set up its new Africa-Europe Logistics Hub in the Tanger Med Logistical Zone.
The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a declaration of intent to foster cooperation on sustainable and inclusive development in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company to support infrastructure financing in Nigeria.
UNIDO in cooperation with the AUC held the first ever International Quality Infrastructure (QI) Forum to focus on the contribution of QI to the achievement of the SDGs and the implementation of the AfCFTA.
In line with its mandate of mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects, the New Development Bank (NDB) is ramping up operations in South Africa and strengthening its project pipeline in the country.
AfricaOnline has launched its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100% coverage of Ghana through multiple spot beams.
Facebook artificial intelligence researchers create world's most detailed population density maps of Africa to address infrastructure challenges
Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa.
GLS and NAS joint venture company GLS – NAS broke ground for a new 2,700 square meter cargo terminal at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019.
Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT) has been successful in the London Court of International Arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Djibouti.
IFC announced a joint effort with Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources that aims to support Egypt in becoming a regional energy hub for Eastern Mediterranean and improve its energy infrastructure.
A South African business delegation arrived in Brazil to participate at the 12th Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD), to showcase their industrial capability as well as deepen the two countries' relations.
Kenya to face $2 billion annual bill due to poorly planned and procured infrastructure projects, report
It is nearly universally accepted that good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples’ quality of life. Kenya currently has a predicted annual infrastructure spend of US$6.5bn a year by 2030.
The Monetary Policy Committee retained the Central Bank Rate at 9.00 percent as at March 27, 2019.
Kampala City has been selected as the lead among the Twelve African cities in the Africa Smart Towns Network following a competitive submission to the call for applications by the French Development Agency early this year.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
The Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) is an innovative mechanism for mobilising new and additional public and private sector finance.
The Italian Government has signed an agreement for an additional €1 million contribution to the AfDB Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund.
The African Development Bank and the governments of Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Mozambique-specific Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has expressed its preparedness to build additional Independent Power Plants (IPP) in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano which is expected to add 4,0000 megawatts of power to stabilize the national grid.
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana.
Inhabitants of Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia will enjoy uninterrupted supply of electricity with the upcoming commissioning of a power transmission line to interconnect Kenya and Ethiopia, powered by the AfDB.
One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement.
Avanti Communications and MainOne have signed an agreement to improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the latest KA-band based satellite communication services to enterprises located in remote areas of the country.
ECOWAS) and AfDB have signed the $22.7 Million grant retrocession agreement for the 6-lane Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Development Project in Abuja, Nigeria.
Cambridge Wireless (CW), is collaborating with Regional State Government, Bahir Dar University and local delivery partners to deploy world-class connectivity infrastructure in a rapidly growing city in Ethiopia.
Government authorities in East and West Libya set to partner to develop one of North Africa's largest deep sea ports
Libya's government authorities in the East and West have agreed to jointly support what will become one of North Africa's most highly-automated and largest deep-sea ports.
The African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson has held discussions with the Director General of JICA, on the implementation of projects undertaken with the African Union.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the Central Bank Rate (CBR) at 9.00 percent during its January 28, 2019 meeting.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced it has closed a bridge loan deal for the construction of the Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric dam (SAHP) between Abidjan and the capital, Yamoussoukro.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuiseppe Conte cut the ribbon for the new ‘Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development’ in Rome today.
Export-Import Bank of India, Exim Bank, has, on behalf of the Government of India, extended a Line of Credit, LOC, of $95 million for procurement of railway rolling stock.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is set to raise revenue to GDP ratio from current 18.3 per cent in 2017/18 to 19.2 per cent in 2020/21.
Helios Towers Ltd, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Africa’s Vulatel (Pty) to create a South African infrastructure platform.
The Chinese government will continue to provide aid to Angola, mainly in the financial and infrastructure sectors, as well as encouraging local companies to invest in Angola.
[South Africa] Special Economic Zone to significantly contribute to the economic and industrial development
The Minister for Trade and Industry South Africa, said the recently designation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will contribute significantly to the economic and industrial development.
[South Africa] The Global Business Services incentive will create employment opportunities for the youth, Trade Minister
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies said the Global Business Services (GBS) incentive which became effective from 01 January 2019 will create employment opportunities for youth in South Africa.
[Nigeria] IFC, Lagos State government partner to improve municipal infrastructure and increase revenue
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Lagos State government have announced an agreement under which IFC provide advisory services to enhance infrastructure development.
The African Development Bank has invested €40 million to modernize the Owendo International Port.
Vanu has announced VanuMapsTM, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa.
IFC CEO has signed accords with the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to expand trade and local currency financing as part of broad effort to support private sector in Ethiopia.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a US$12 million public sector loan agreement with Malawi for a project aimed at improving health and living standards for circa 125,000 people.
Mauritania is serious about “rolling out the welcome mat” to foreign direct investment (FDI) following the launch of an online investment guide in the capital Nouakchott on 22 November.
Egypt has an opportunity to capitalize on current reforms by enabling more private investment in infrastructure and freeing up public funds for investments in people’s education, health and social protection.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds (USD400m) in Egypt over the next three years.
Forty kilometers from the capital, Dakar, a new industrial park has opened.
Bolloré Logistics has opened a new logistics hub in Lastourville, Gabon.
A draft report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) titled, “Attracting Institutional Investors in Africa’s Infrastructure,” has undergone a thorough review by experts from wide-ranging sectors.
The African Export-Import Bank has signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding with Russian Railways and the Russian Export Center.
The maxim Africa is the future perhaps rings true now more than ever.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €17.96 million loan to the Republic of Cameroon to finance the construction of a Ring-Road Project in the North-West Province of the country.
The Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure at ECA has urged the African countries to sign the Luxembourg Protocol because railways are the key to open and free trade across Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister has urged the Africa continent to focus on infrastructure development, to ensure it was competitive enough to make a difference.
According to the latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Result Brief, Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years.
Accutrak, a North-West technology company in South Africa is looking forward to expanding its customer base during the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique this month.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has invested $9 million to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan.
The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved S$322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania.
The Ugandan economy rebounded strongly to 6.1 per cent in the 2017-2018 financial year.
The East Africa cement market reached a volume of 14.4 Million tonnes in 2017.
A new book by McKinsey confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom.
Alstom will be part of the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF).
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved its third equity investment of $40m in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3).
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country.
Global port operator DP World and the government of Rwanda have setup a state-of-the-art logistics hub, located 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali.
The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), said that with proper infrastructure, utilities, and management, the twenty-six approved Industrial Parks across South Africa can become Special Economic Zones.
Projects from Egypt’s private sector showed strongly at the just concluded Africa Investment Forum during which transactions close to US$50 billion were promoted by sponsors in three days of Boardroom sessions.
Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, continuing its lead in the African cloud revolution.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announced that it has transferred to the Government Consolidated Fund Ksh.800 million from CBK’s General Reserve Fund (GRF) as at end FY2017/18.
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services across the shipping supply chain has announced that Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh has implemented the N4 terminal operating system at its facility.
On the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank and Africa50 have signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo to develop and finance the first road-rail bridge project linking their capitals – Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all.
It is quite telling that presently, the port of Mombasa is losing a chunk of Rwanda’s business to Dar es Salaam Port.
The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has restated the commitment of the Commission to strengthening regional Customs union and an infrastructural upgrade that can sustain the renewed integration efforts within the community.
Oracle has today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia.
The Cuban Chamber of Commerce has expressed its willingness to assist South African companies and investors who are willing to trade and invest in different sectors of the economy.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a sovereign loan of US$229.5 million to the Republic of Uganda to finance phase one of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway project.
International real estate investor and developer, Arthur Mackenzy Properties Group (AMPG), is eyeing development opportunities in Nigeria in association with local government bodies and businesses.
The AfDB launched its Room2Run initiative last month which effectively freed up $700m off the bank’s balance sheet. We spoke to Raza Hasnani from Africa50 fund who helped structure the deal.
West Africa’s largest data centre provider, MDXI and global IXP platform provider, Asteroid have partnered to launch a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point for West Africa.
Egypt’s ministry of ICT has signed an agreement with Intertek, specialized in inspection, physical tests, and certification.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$15 million grant from the African Development Fund for a water supply and sanitation project in Malawi, expected to provide jobs and boost the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people.
OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed public sector loan agreements totaling more than $80 million. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and ministers from the beneficiary countries.
The first phase of Tatu Industrial Park is nearly sold out, as demand for high-quality land for manufacturing, logistics and warehousing in the northern growth corridor of Nairobi increases at a record pace.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed Raila Odinga of Kenya as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
The Angolan Government invested between US $ 99.5 billion and US $ 99.5 billion between 2002 and 2015 in the construction and reconstruction of roads, bridges, railways, airports, ports, dams, power distribution networks electricity.
The African Agenda 2063 is a well spelt out strategic framework for the socioeconomic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. China’s President XI Jinping has characterized china’s development agenda in Africa as a win-win deal for its aspirations to become the global trade leader.
Unveiled a decade ago in June 2008, the Kenya Vision 2030, the country’s development blueprint, has steered Eastern Africa’s largest economy to unprecedented heights. But the future of the blueprint is caught in a geo-political mire on three fronts.
Egypt’s Aviation Ministry has begun finalizing the preparations to open the Sphinx Airport, west of Cairo to become the 33rd Egyptian airport.
Construction work on the development of the multi-purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland has started with a special ground-breaking ceremony to mark the occasion.
Kenya’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to rise to 5.7% in 2018—up from 4.9% in 2017—and continue to increase steadily to 5.8% in 2019, and 6.0% in 2020, according to the World Bank’s 18th Kenya Economic Update (KEU).
Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, BDO EA and Pangea have launched the ShelterTech 2018 program in Kenya.
Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy.
Commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa have been launched by SatADSL, bringing cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses.
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
The Dar es Salaam Corridor Group (DCG) and the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a Dry Port at the terminal end of TAZARA in New Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.
Paul Ssali from global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, was recently appointed to the Engineers Without Borders SA’s Board of Directors.