Sunday, November 18, 2018
Matobo Rural District Council (RDC) says land that was earmarked for the development of Maphisa Growth Point has been exhausted. This is despite the high demand for residential and commercial stands still being experienced. Maphisa Growth Point is among the fastest...
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every...
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice President, David Bohigian, this week travelled to Togo where he met with Togolese Prime Minister, Komi Klassou, to tour an OPIC-supported power plant that tripled the country's energy supply. US firm ContourGlobal developed...
UK’s next generation utility, BBOXX, has unveiled pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in towns and cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company collaborated with manufacturer of components for solar energy systems, Victron Energy, on this venture. A joint press...
The African Export-Import Bank has raised around $260m via three sharia-compliant facilities to support the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises in the region, as African markets gradually open to Islamic finance. The Cairo-based Afreximbank, which was founded by African governments and...
BEIJING (AP) — China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. Pakistan’s relations with Beijing are so close that officials call China their “Iron...
The Harare-Beitbridge road dualization project in Zimbabwe is at risk of being cancelled if contractors do not start work within the coming few weeks; amid indications that there are new senior government officials that are pushing for the collapse...
The Federal Government of Nigeria needs US $40bn to finance the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan railway project. This is according to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Meanwhile, the government is negotiating with contractors handling the project to raise funds for the project, stressing that...
NamWater has started to repair the two pumping lines that convey water from the Calueque Dam into the canal which feeds northern Namibia. The two pumping lines at the Calueque Dam started leaking in December 2017, just before the...
Investment in infrastructure is vital for cities to function and prosper. But many local governments struggle to finance large infrastructure projects while a huge proportion of their residents live in poverty. Two pioneering cities - Hyderabad and Kampala -...
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