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South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa's energy mix will be over 10% cheaper than power generation from new coal and nuclear plants, a new study has found. The survey conducted by the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies at the...
Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

When Mozambique completes the Maputo-Catembe bridge in December this year, transport times to South Africa, from where Mozambique imports many of its basics will be cut greatly. The US$700m is being constructed by state-owned China...
Richard Leakey commissions new museum in Turkana

Richard Leakey commissions new museum in Turkana

World-renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey has commissioned a major museum in the arid Northern Kenya. Leakey, famous for discovering the most complete skeleton of an early human known as Turkana Boy says that upon completion the...
Controversy on huge Ethiopian dam deepens after futile meeting

Controversy on huge Ethiopian dam deepens after futile meeting

A meeting that started Saturday to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD), has failed to approve an introductory report by a consultant company on the dam's effects on the two downstream countries- Egypt and...
Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Belgium's heavy lifting specialist Sarens has unveiled the world’s largest heavy-lift crane and promised to display an even bigger one in 2019. The SGC-140 is part of the SGC family of cranes, a group of...
Rosatom, Nigeria sign deal for nuclear power plants

Rosatom, Nigeria sign deal for nuclear power plants

Russian state-owned company Rosatom is set to construct two nuclear power plants in Nigeria sources at the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission have told the BBC. Reports indicate that Russia has signed a deal to nuclear...
Kenya moves to bridge construction skills gap

Kenya moves to bridge construction skills gap

In a bid to tackle construction skills gap in Kenya, the country plans to implement a comprehensive training manual to boost competence of professionals. An official from the National Construction Authority (NCA) said that Kenya...
Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Plans to construct a high speed electric railway line in Tanzania are in top gear after the country announced that it has awarded a $1.92 billion contract to a Turkish firm to construct a...
East Africa to benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative

East Africa to benefit from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Various East African countries along China's Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) have the potential to provide major opportunities for investment, a new report released Wednesday has shown. The report, Belt and road: Opportunities and Risk:The prospects...
Construction of tallest tower in Africa launched in Morocco

Construction of tallest tower in Africa launched in Morocco

The contract for the construction of the tallest tower in Africa has been launched in Morocco Othman Benjelloun, head of BMCE Bank of Africa who chaired the signing ceremony held in the capital Casablanca...
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