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Zambia Approves New $823m Copper Plant Project

Zambia has given the go-ahead for development and operation of the South East Ore Body Project, set to up the country’s copper production by...

AfDB $1.03b Loan to Increase Electric Power in Ethiopia,Kenya

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday approved a $348 million loan for Ethiopia and Kenya to finance a cross-border power line, the second...

Tanzania Secures Funding for Massive Natural Gas Project

Tanzania has secured a 1.2 billion US dollars loan to finance the construction of a 230-kms natural gas pipeline linking the Mtwara gas fields...

U.S. Company Accused of Land-Grab in Cameroon

Environment groups are accusing a New York-based agricultural company, Herakles Farms, of going forward with plans for a 73,000-hectare palm-oil plantation and refinery in...

Wikileaks – Egypt Plotting to Attack Ethiopian Dam

Egyptian authorities fearful of losing their monopoly on Nile waters, received an agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks...

Nigeria Signs Billion Dollar Lagos-Ibadan Rail Contract With Chinese

Nigeria's Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, has said that with the commencement of rail transport between Ibadan, Oyo State capital, and Lagos in...

Lagos of the Future: Megacity’s Ambitious Plans

For decades, residents in Makoko have boarded wooden canoes to navigate through a labyrinth of narrow waterways crisscrossing a floating shanty town perched on...

Uganda Reaping the Benefits of the Bujagali Dam

For the first time in a decade, Uganda enjoys a near-sufficient electricity supply. Results have been immediate. Since the long-awaited Bujagali Dam started producing...

SADC Lures Investors for Zizabona Energy Project

At least five investors have expressed interest in developing an electricity transmission interconnector linking Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Commonly known as ZiZaBoNa, the transmission...

Ghana: $600 Million Modern City Projects Take off

Renaissance Group, a leading emerging markets investment firm and developer of Africa's most exciting urban living solutions, in partnership with two traditional authorities in...

African Free Trade Area ‘Ambitious But Achievable’

African countries should not underestimate the task of ensuring that an African Free Trade Area (FTA) gets off the ground, AU Commission director of...

Nile Dam: Water Wars Averted for Now

When Ethiopia’s plan to dam the Blue Nile grew grander within a month of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, it did not go...

Kenya, France Ink Sh8.3 Billion Energy Deal

Kenya and France have sealed a Sh8.3 billion loan deal to upgrade Kenya's power transmission lines in order to eliminate blackouts in the country. Finance...

New Gas-Fired Power Plant to Assist South Africa and Mozambique

Plans for a gas-fired power plant to supply electricity to South Africa and Mozambique for two years have been unveiled by UK-based power specialist...

Ethiopian Dam Spurs Debate

The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia's most remote regions, will...

Namibia One Step Closer To Energy Self Sufficiency

Namibia moved closer to its goal of becoming self-sufficient in its power generation by 2016 with the switching on of the fourth turbine at...