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Unpacking renewable energy in Africa

Given the lack of infrastructure throughout most of Africa, governments can design their systems from scratch, and in the process leapfrog the industrial age electricity systems.

Silk Road reloaded

The humbly named Belt and Road Initiative is anything but humble.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: East Africa’s massive infrastructure project begins

LAPPSET will consist of a 32-berth port on Kenya's north coast, a railway, an oil pipeline, highways, international airports, and resort cities.

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

There’s a case to be made that desalination (removing salt from sea water) is energy-expensive and environmentally harmful.

Francophone Africa’s construction industry: Seizing the opportunities

Ambitious construction projects in countries such as Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.

New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Funding railways benefits China by connecting ports and facilitating the movement of raw commodities that are badly needed to fuel China's development.

Recent Articles

  1. How Walvis Bay is positioning itself to become the trade hub for Southern Africa

    5 September, 2017
    Walvis Bay is redeveloping its port to attract more business.
  2. Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

    5 September, 2017
    There’s a case to be made that desalination (removing salt from sea water) is energy-expensive and environmentally harmful.
  3. Francophone Africa’s construction industry: Seizing the opportunities

    31 August, 2017
    Ambitious construction projects in countries such as Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.
  4. Unpacking renewable energy in Africa

    26 July, 2017
    Given the lack of infrastructure throughout most of Africa, governments can design their systems from scratch, and in the process leapfrog the industrial age electricity systems.
  5. Profit-making idea: Potential for construction companies along Mozambique’s Nacala corridor

    27 June, 2017
    New logistics corridor offers business opportunities.
  6. What are the new trends driving private infrastructure investment in emerging markets?

    20 June, 2017
    Over US$4.5tn a year will be spent on infrastructure between now and 2020.
  7. Silk Road reloaded

    17 June, 2017
    The humbly named Belt and Road Initiative is anything but humble.
  8. Africa’s growing leverage in business and trade relations

    8 June, 2017
    However, it must also focus on developing coherent collective strategies to maximise the potential gains available.
  9. Nigeria: Accelerated infrastructure investments needed to drive the next wave of economic growth

    5 June, 2017
    Nigeria is currently experiencing the effects of its overdependence on oil and underinvestment in infrastructure.
  10. New railway halves travel time from Nairobi to Mombasa

    5 June, 2017
    The standard-gauge railway was built with the help of loans from the Chinese government.
  11. Four Africa-based property and construction companies to look out for

    23 May, 2017
    Dynamic, high-growth companies which have come to the attention of major global investors.
  12. Africa – a hub of opportunities waiting to be unlocked

    3 May, 2017
    Africa’s growth and development is intimately linked to infrastructure development, and in many instances, the lack thereof.
  13. Q&A: Investing in port infrastructure in Angola

    17 April, 2017
    For Angolans, a major international import and export hub that is complemented by free zones, has enormous potential to create entirely new supply chains.
  14. Lessons learned in years of financing African infrastructure

    30 March, 2017
    We talk to the people behind the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, which has committed over US$1.3bn in 20 African markets for mostly private sector projects.
  15. China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative

    9 March, 2017
    The initiative would open up a number of routes for transferring goods to Africa and within Africa.
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