Addis Ababa News

Cement shortage in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is facing a severe cement shortage which has forced a halt to major construction projects, weekly English language business newspaper
Maputo News

Urban renewal in Maputo.

Maputo city council is due to begin a major urban renewal programme in the capital at the end of May, Portugal
Arusha News

First African wind farm in Singida.

Towering wind turbines could soon be competing with imposing rock formations on the Singida skyline in central Tanzania if a project to create the first commercial wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa goes...
Accra News

Lighting Africa 2008 Conference.

The first ever international business conference for environmentally friendly off-grid lighting takes place in Accra from 5-8 May. Representatives of the global lighting industry, international and lo...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania airports set for overhaul.

Major and minor airports in Tanzania are set for an upgrade in line with international security standards and as a result of growing air traffic in the country,
Arusha News

Arusha-Nairobi road to get overhaul.

The governments of Tanzania and Kenya are to embark on an ambitious project to upgrade the main road connecting Arusha in northern Tanzania to Athi River and Nairobi in Kenya via the Namanga border po...
Accra News

New boreholes in Accra.

Accra is to get 13 new or improved boreholes in an attempt to mitigate the ongoing water shortages in the capital and surrounding areas. Neighbourhoods set to benefit from the works include Tantra Hil...
Accra News

Water shortages in Ghana.

Ghana is in the grips of a serious water crisis due to work on infrastructure and prolonged dry weather, local news sources report. In mid-February the privately owned Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL...
Lagos News

Murtala Muhammed International Airport privatisation.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to come under private management, local news sources report. Other international airports slated for privatisation are Nnamdi Azikiwe internation...
Lagos News

Lagos roads to get facelift.

Lagos state government has awarded contracts for the construction or rehabilitation of 31 main roads across the state. Roads set to get an overhaul include Ago Palace Way and the road linking Yaba (Ji...
Lagos News

Lagos Energy City Project.

2008 should see the start of work on the $1.5 billion Lagos Energy City Project, a public-private initiative to create a comprehensive business and recreational centre serving the Nigerian and foreign...
Cape Town News

Energy crisis in South Africa.

There is mounting anger in South Africa over the latest power crisis, which has already cost local businesses an estimated R2 billion and is affecting other countries in the region. State electricit...
Lagos News

New bridge for Lagos.

Lagos may soon get a N160 billion bridge linking Lagos Island to the suburb of Ipakodo in Ikorodu on the northern side of Lagos lagoon, local news sources report. The so-called Fourth Mainland bridge...
Accra News

Ghana’s Onetouch gives Accra’s roundabout a new look.

Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Cantonments, Dansoman, Nima and La Interchange roundabouts are to get a make-over sponsored by Onetouch, the mobile phone division of Ghana Telecom, as part of its corporate soci...
Lagos News

Solar power for Lagos villages.

Roughly 5,000 people living in the Badagry, Epe, Eredo and Ojo local government areas of Lagos are to benefit from a solar power scheme financed by the state government, the Science and Development Ne...
Maputo News

Mozambique takes over Cahora Bassa dam.

Mozambique has taken control of Cahora Bassa on the Zambezi river in the western Tete province following an agreement with Portugal, the former owner. Under the agreement, the former colonial power no...
Cairo News


Roughly 100 troops have occupied Al-Qursaya island in central Cairo, raising fears among residents that they are to be displaced, the news agency AFP reports. The soldiers have set up small camps in p...
Lagos News

Slum development project for Lagos.

Nine slum communities in Lagos state are to benefit from a $200 million development initiative financed by a loan from the World Bank. The Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project involve...
Accra News

Electrical supply in Ghana: Construction of Bui dam.

Work has begun to build a new hydroelectric dam at the town of Bui in the Black Volta region in mid-western Ghana. Construction is being carried out by China


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