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Lagos News

Lagos to use paving stones

Lagos is to replace asphalt with paving stones on the city's roads most prone to flooding. The paving stones, which allow for more effective drainage, are to be used in the traditionally waterlogged...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan start Nile talks

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are to begin negotiations on recommendations by a technical committee on the Ethiopian Nile dam project, according to a joint statement released by the Egyptian and Ethiopian...
Maputo News

Dutch consortium design water project for Maputo

A Dutch consortium of engineering and water supply companies has been commissioned by Mozambique's Fund for Water Supply Investment and Assets (FIPAG) to design a major drinking water distribution sys...
Lagos News

Lagos toll bridge controversy

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned its judgement until 9 July in the ongoing case surrounding the propriety of the tolling concession for the newly-opened Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge....
Nairobi News

Nairobi severs illegal water connections

The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) is in the process of severing illegal water connections throughout the city as part of its ongoing crackdown aimed at improving the flow of treated...
Dar Es Salaam News

China invests in major new Tanzanian port

Tanzania had signed a deal with China Merchants Holdings International for the construction of a major new port in Bagamoyo, located 75km northwest of Dar es Salaam. The development will also inclu...
Cairo News

Kuwait funds Egyptian railway project

Kuwait is providing Egypt with a grant of $250 million to invest in the nation's troubled railway system. The funds will be used to fund an electronic traffic signal project along the railway from...
Lagos News

Lagos buildings collapse

Three buildings in three separate locations collapsed in Lagos on 7 May, causing the deaths of at least two people and injuring several others. A three-storey building on Bashiru St in the northern...
Arusha News

Arusha to upgrade water supply

The Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority (AUWSA) plans to invest $158 million to upgrade its water services to meet increasing demand. The water authority says it needs at least five years to upgrad...
Maputo News

Major investment in Maputo port

The port of Maputo is to receive an investment of around US$400 million to improve facilities in response to the increasing amount of cargo processed at the port. The works are being carried out...
Nairobi News

Nairobi-Thika superhighway opens

A new eight-lane highway connecting Nairobi with the capital's north-eastern municipality of Thika, was inaugurated by the nation's president Mwai Kibaki on 9 November. The 50km-road – Kenya&...
Maputo News

New domestic terminal opens at Maputo airport

Construction work has finished on the new domestic terminal at Maputo International Airport, in a project that cost $36 million. Work began 20 months ago when Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Co...
Maputo News

P&O Maritime Wins Contract in Maputo

Ports company P&O Maritime FZE has won the contract to provide specialist shipping and marine logistics services at the port of Maputo. The firm is a subsidiary of the Dubai-based giant DP Worl...
Lagos News

Repair works on Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

Work to upgrade the Third Mainland Bridge connecting Lagos Island with the mainland began on 7 July and is expected to take up to four months. The 12-km bridge is the longest of the three bridges c...
Accra News

Accra-Tema train service suspended for works

The 24-km inter-urban railway line between Accra and neighbouring town Tema faces being suspended for up to six weeks following plans to remove Accra's overhead Bailey bridge. The existing temporar...
Maputo News

Mozambique gives green light for Moatize-Malawi railway

The Mozambican government has awarded the tender for construction of the Moatize-Malawi railway and the Nacala-a-Velha branch line to the Integrated Northern Logistics Corridor (CLIN), which is a part...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia to build new railway to Djibouti

Ethiopia has signed two deals with Chinese and Turkish construction companies to build two sections of a new railway linking the land-locked country’s north-eastern region to the new Red Sea por...
Dar Es Salaam News

Six-lane highway from Dar es Salaam to Chalinze

 The Tanzanian government plans to construct a six-lane 100-km expressway from Dar es Salaam to Chalinze to reduce congestion along the existing Morogoro Road, according to the deputy minister fo...
Dar Es Salaam News

Zimbabwe uses Dar es Salaam port

Zimbabwe has started moving a part of its trade through the port of Dar es Salaam according to the March monthly economic review of the Bank of Tanzania (BoT), which outlined increased efficiency at t...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian-Sudan gets South Korean funds for power project

A South Korea bank EDCF has approved a loan of $80 million to Ethiopia to support part of the construction and expansion of the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line. The new power lines...


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