Infrastructure News

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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Aviation to be included in PIDA

January 28, 2018
Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the NEPAD Agency, held a meeting with the President of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in Addis Ababa. The meeting was held to deliberate the design of an aviation programme under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) that both the NEPAD Agency and ICAO could support. During the meeting...
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Launch of the highly anticipated Single African Air Transport Market

January 28, 2018
A historic event at the 30th African Union Summit took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when the AU Commission launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The SAATM is the first AU Agenda 2063 flagship project, which aims to create a single unified air transport market in Africa, to liberalise civil aviation on the continent and to advance Africa’s...
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Tanzania’s railway plan in a nutshell

January 3, 2018
According to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, the number of rail passengers in Tanzania rose 77% in 2016, from 335,000 in 2015. Anticipating this boost in demand, fundamental changes to the national rail network began back in 2013, when international standard gauge upgrades became a favoured catchphrase among railway network authorities across central and southern...
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Media breakfast kicks-off 2017 PIDA Week

December 13, 2017
The African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Monday hosted a media breakfast to kick-start the 2017 PIDA Week in Swakopmund, Namibia providing journalists a rare opportunity to engage the principals of these institutions about infrastructure development in Africa. (more…)
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