Thursday, June 20, 2019
President Mokgweetsi Masisi wants to increase foreign investment and create more jobs for almost one in five people. Botswana’s new leader wants to shrink the civil service, sell state companies and cut red tape as he targets increased foreign investment. President...
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, announced guarantees of $73 million in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of three wind farms in South Africa, namely, Noupoort, Khobab, and, Loeriesfontein 2 wind farms. The wind farm projects...
State-owned utility Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) has invited private project developers to finance, and foresee the construction of Didesa hydroelectric power project. The project company will be evaluated and selected if they submit the least bid price and tariff charges...
If American, Japanese, and emerging economies’ policymakers had hoped to pressure the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to drop their policies of refusing to fund coal power projects, they were ultimately disappointed. Instead, the World Bank and...
INFRASTRUCTURE Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) chief economist Khutula Sibanda says Zimbabwe needs around $5 billion annually for trade and finance in the retooling of the industrial sector and infrastructure development. BY SILAS NKALA Sibanda made the remarks yesterday during a...
Telkom Kenya, the third largest mobile phone provider by subscription has announced a partnership with American Tower Corporation for the acquisition of tower masts in Kenya which expands the American company’s hold in Kenya. The two companies announced that they...
FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, has annoucned its first transaction, a $10m investment in M-KOPA, a ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off-grid homes in Kenya. M-KOPA has connected 600,000 homes across Africa, providing 75 million hours of kerosene-free lighting each...
China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited – providers of integrated telecommunication services, and Liquid Telecom, a pan-African telecoms group, announced the signing of a historic strategic partnership whereby the two companies will collaborate to...
Despite low levels of water in the Zambezi River, the Cahora Bassa dam, in Mozambique's western province of Tete, generated more electricity than planned in the first quarter of this year. According to a release from Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa...
The institution’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found the company to have engaged in numerous misrepresentations of its past experience in bidding for Bank-financed contracts Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 7, 2018 – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on May 7,...
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