Infrastructure News

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Another significant milestone towards Africa’s integration

March 21, 2018
As a relatively young Minister in the mid-nineteen nineties sitting with my Organisation of African Union (OAU) peers, I pondered deeply if Africa will pull itself together and forge ahead. At that time, Rwanda was coming out of its genocide and most of West Africa was still experiencing military coups. Central Africa was somewhat calm but some countries there had...
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The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit

March 12, 2018
“Infrastructure development is central to creating favourable conditions for Africa’s industrialisation to address the needs of Africa’s youthful population, urbanisation, unemployment and Africa’s aspirations for double-digit growth,” said Symerre Grey-Johnson, Head of Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade at the NEPAD Agency. Mr Grey-Johnson was speaking on 12 March at a workshop held at the NEPAD Agency in Johannesburg, to prepare...
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MoveAfrica to set the tone for Regional Aviation Master Plans

March 5, 2018
Currently, 80 percent of air traffic in Africa is carried by non-African airlines. African airlines carry less than 3 per cent of the global air traffic, even though the continent constitutes over 17 percent of the world’s population. In addition, though Africa contributes to only 1 percent of global air cargo, this figure also accounts for 35 per cent of...
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NEPAD builds synergies to advance regional integration and trade

March 2, 2018
“The NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme remains crucial for the Continent as over 58 % of Agenda 2063’s First 10 years’ implementation plan is aligned to regional infrastructure and trade,” said Symerre Grey-Johnson, who was speaking on behalf of the NEPAD Agency CEO, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki. As Head of the NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade...
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Energy for Africa

February 20, 2018
Africa is the continent of opportunity for the serious energy investor. There is ample choice for the discerning entrepreneur with vast natural energy resources ranging from coal, gas, hydro, solar, wind and geothermal. Access to electricity means access to opportunity and the chance for Africa to reach its economic potential. With an increasing number of urbanising youth and above average...
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Progress on the African Integrated High Speed Railway Network

February 7, 2018
Given the pan-African nature of the continental high speed rail project, a key objective of the African Integrated High Speed Railway Network is connectivity of Africa’s capital cities and mega-cities, including but not limited to, commercial hubs/economic zones, and tourist destinations, among others. The viability and sustainability of the project will largely depend on the extent to which its development...
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