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Q&A: Investing in port infrastructure in Angola

For Angolans, a major international import and export hub that is complemented by free zones, has enormous potential to create entirely new supply chains.

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.

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.

Lessons learned in years of financing African infrastructure

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.

China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative

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

Ecobank identifies five hot spots for investment in Africa

Some countries are still growing fast on the back of increasingly diversified economies, an expanding consumer class and rising capital inflows.

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    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.
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  7. New railway halves travel time from Nairobi to Mombasa

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    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.
  11. 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.
  12. China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative

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    The initiative would open up a number of routes for transferring goods to Africa and within Africa.
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  14. Planes, trains, and automobiles: East Africa’s massive infrastructure project begins

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