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Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo

2 days ago

New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors

17 Aug 2017

Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced

A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards

31 Jul 2017

Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City

Kenyan mixed-use real estate project Tatu City is rapidly taking shape

21 Jul 2017

Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020

21 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent

24 Mar 2017

Kansai Plascon Africa Limited acquires Sadolin Paints

Kansai Plascon Africa Limited (KPAL), a subsidiary of Kansai Paint, recently announced the acquisition of 100% of Sadolin Paints' operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Burundi

9 Feb 2017

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense

East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing cities, with the urban population increasing by 4.35% each year. ..

By Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson 24 Mar 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

World Bank pulls funding for Uganda transport project

The World Bank cancelled funding for a Uganda transport initiative, citing environmental concerns and allegations of sexual misconduct by contractors working on the project

24 Dec 2015

Kenya to build giant railway bridges over national park

Kenya is to build huge railway bridges over the unique national park in the capital Nairobi, a move conservationists welcomed as a positive step on Tuesday, 4 August

6 Aug 2015

SkyPower to invest $2bn in Kenyan solar projects

SkyPower has signed a $2.2bn agreement with Kenya for the development of 1GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases over the next five years

28 Jul 2015

The good and bad about Kenya's new Energy Bill

After two years of consideration a new working draft, known as the Energy Bill 2015, has now been released in Kenya

By Rainbow Field 27 May 2015

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015

RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction

30 Mar 2015

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy

26 Mar 2015

AUIIF an opportunity to debate infrastructure development

Angola will host the Africa Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIIF) early next year

12 Nov 2014

PPC increases stake in Ethiopian-based cement company to 51%

PPC (PPC) on Wednesday, 5 November, announced that it had successfully acquired the Industrial Development Corporation's 20% stake in Ethiopian-based Habesha Cement Share Company (HCSCo) for a purchase consideration of $13m.

10 Nov 2014

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