Wednesday, September 26, 2018
ENGIE Africa expands its footprint in West Africa by acquiring two companies, namely Afric Power and Tieri, specialising in energy services in the region. The energy solutions provider noted that the companies based in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali...
The federal government of Nigeria is set to dole out US $200m to electric distribution companies in the country to boost power supply and increase consumers confidence. The project,which is  being executed by Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and generation...
Kenya government has scheduled to sign the US $3.8 bn contract for the second phase construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) this September. This is according to James Macharia, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary, who said the deal will be concluded during...
The government of Sierra Leone is planning to persuade the Environment Protection Agency to award the Environment and Social Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) license for the commencement of work on the Bumbuna II project. On completion, the project will generate 143MW...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) said it has achieved a 100 per cent investment in renewable energy in the outgoing year, 2017, and also recorded a cumulative of 1,400 megawatts (MW) power generation projects exclusively from renewables within the...
An innovative multi-million-dollar programme in Kenya seeks to connect 14,000 households and businesses to green mini-grids by the end of 2018. The programme dubbed the Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Kenya aims to achieve this through scaling up private utilities delivering renewable...
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...
CEO Byron Clatterbuck eyes a potential option joint venture as the West Africa Cable System runs out of capacity. Seacom may build another undersea telecommunications cable along the east or west coast of Africa, says the telecoms infrastructure group. The company,...
JEDDAH — The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), and the IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML), the private equity arm of IL&FS Group, signed...
Construction work on Kampala City roads has finally kicked-off. For the last couple of years, Kampala residents have been grappling with traffic congestion which is partly blamed on potholes on various roads. However, there is a sigh of relief following the...

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