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Ethiopia: The Awakening of a Sleeping Giant

When you walk on the streets of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, it feels like the city is one big building site. Anyone with some money to invest is clearly putting it into property in this growing urban centre. Construction can be a good sign in a developing country. Not only does it provide employment in the short term but infrastructural development supports the growth of other economic sectors in the long-run.

Kenya Calls For Berth Construction Bids For Lamu Port Project

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has called for bids for the design and construction of three berths for the Lamu port project, managing director of...

Zambia’s Construction Sector Gets More New Entrants

Zambia's construction sector recorded a 100 per cent increase in the registration of contractors in 2011 following a boom in the industry, National Council for Construction (NCC) has said. NCC executive director Sylvester Mashamba said the industry had seen a rise in the number of new entrants registered from 2,735 in 2010 to 3,069 in 2011.

New AU Headquarters Mark Strong China-Africa Ties

Towering above the Ethiopian capital, cloaked in urban smog, the new Chinese-built African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa is a bold symbol of China's rapidly changing role in Africa. Once seen as strictly interested in extracting raw resources and investing in infrastructure, China has interests on the continent that are increasingly shifting to investing in institutions and governments, experts say.

Ethiopia's Capital Finalising U.S.$90 Million Electricity Distribution Upgrade

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is to finish its 90 million dollar Addis Abeba Distribution Rehabilitation Project this month, to double the city's distribution capacity.