Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The government of Ethiopia has announced the commencement of a tender for four solar PV project which are in addition to two Scaling Solar projects which are currently being procured under the IFC’s Scaling Solar Programme. The solar project will be developed on a...
Eritrea is considering building a port on its Red Sea coastline to export potash from deposits being developed in the Horn of Africa nation, a mines ministry official said. Plans for the harbor signal the country’s reemergence as a potential...
The Federal Government of Nigeria is currently seeking a loan of about US $40bn to US $46bn to complete some ongoing rail projects and embark on new ones. This is according to Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi. “I think the rail sector is doing...
Over 70% of people in Ethiopia have no access to electricity. Although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in the country. To bridge electricity connectivity gap, the country is setting up new substations This gap necessitates for the...
Kenya has officially launched its second largest wind firm, the Kipeto Wind Power project by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) – the US government’s development finance institution and Actis. The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), the Pan-African trade and investment insurer, said it has...
As part of efforts to bridge the projected medium-term gas supply gap expected by 2020, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Seplat Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) have signed five agreements to expedite the development of a project aimed...
The Government of Uganda is set to receive a boost to its energy sector after India has offered a loan of US $141m to help the East African country expand its electricity distribution infrastructure. According to Ugandan President Yoweri  Museveni,...
Tanzania presses on with its ambition to build a 2,100-megawatts (MW) hydroelectric power plant in the Selous Game Reserve despite warnings from conservationists about the adverse effect of such a project on animals in one of the world’s largest game reserves. During...
Construction of  phase one of US $190m Al Houara project in Morocco is set to be completed by the end of 2018 with the opening scheduled for the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. According to Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today launched its Connect Africa initiative which will mobilize more than $1 billion to projects that support transportation, communications, and value chains in Africa over the next...
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