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Roads and Power Projects East Africa’s Pride

Roads and Power Projects East Africa’s Pride

AFRICANGLOBE – The inauguration of Athi River-Namanga (Kenya) through Namanga to Arusha in Tanzania this past week graced by Tanzania’s President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, was one of the most significant steps in the journey towards East African integration. Those who are old enough will recall that in the not [...]

Deal With Ethiopia Signals Cheaper Power for Kenya

AFRICANGLOBE – Lower energy costs are on the horizon for Kenyan consumers, after the government secured a Sh37.5 billion ($441 million) credit agreement to import cheaper electricity from Ethiopia. Once the 1,045 kilometre transmission power line between the two countries is complete in 2018, Kenya will import power at a rate of seven US cents [...]

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If ANC Fails, It Doesn’t Deserve Power – Kgalema Motlanthe

AFRICANGLOBE – If the ANC fails to listen to the people of South Africa, it does not deserve to be in a position of power, the country’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Monday. “We (as the ANC) ought to strive for relevance today to ordinary South Africans,” he said in a British Broadcasting Corporation [...]

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South Africa Becomes Global Leader In Solar Power Generation

AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa, Africa largest economy, has become the world leader in solar power generation following Queensland’s withdrawal of a $75 million funding from Australia’s Western Downs facility. Australia has been crowing about becoming the global leader after a promise was made to disburse $1.2 billion on the Western Downs facility but the deal did [...]

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Investors to Take Charge of Nigeria Power Companies By 2013

AFRICANGLOBE – Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has revealed that by July 2013, preferred bidders for the country’s power generation and distribution firms are expected to take control of the companies. Speaking at a workshop on the Nigerian capital markets in Lagos on Wednesday, November 21; Acting Director, Electric Power Department, BPE, Ibrahim Babagana, [...]

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Africa’s Infrastructure Boom – Will This Time Be Different?

High inflows to Africa’s infrastructure sector bode well for growth. But stubborn obstacles – from procurement to currency denomination choices – now need to be tackled. From new airports in Kenya, Senegal and Rwanda to the interstate railway project promising to connect Sudan and Chad, Africa is in the throes of an infrastructure boom. Construction [...]

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Grand Inga, The Ultimate African Power Project

AFRICANGLOBE – With an estimated cost of $80bn, the Grand Inga Hydropower Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not come cheap. But its 40GW output would drive Africa into a brave new world of industrialisation, potentially lighting up the continent from Cape Town to Cairo.

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Ethiopian Dams Bring Rebirth and Power to East Africa

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan, will transform Ethiopia into an East African power hub. The dam will have an installed capacity of 6GW and generate around 15,000 GWh annually by mid-2017. Ethiopia is already a regional power player: exports to Djibouti began in [...]

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U.S. Death Toll From Hurricane Sandy Rises to 55, Nearly 7 Mil Without Power

The death toll from Hurricane Sandy has reached 55, while there are still more than 6.8 million homes and businesses without power—down from a peak of 8.5 million—but many residents up and down the Atlantic seaboard are just returning home to assess the damage to their property. Sandy may go down as the third-most costly [...]

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