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Cement consumption in Kenya fall in first half of 2017

Cement consumption in Kenya fall in first half of 2017

Data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) reveals that Cement consumption in Kenya fell by 62,000 metric tonnes in the first five months of 2017. The report projects a possibility of first annual decline...
South Africa's Mall of Africa scoops engineering award

South Africa’s Mall of Africa scoops engineering award

South Africa's Mall of Africa, has bagged a major engineering award at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Awards. The Mall of Africa was announced as the winner of the Engineering Excellence Award for projects...
Poor African settlements make effects of climate change worse-study

Poor African settlements make effects of climate change worse-study

Adapted from the John Hopkins University Crowded urban settlements in Africa make the effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to levels dangerous for children and the elderly a new study has found. The study led...
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...
Britam deepens foray into property sector with shopping mall

Britam deepens foray into property sector with shopping mall

In brief The company says it would pursue property development and management as its core business after creating a separate business unit known as Britam Properties (Kenya) Limited Britam has already acquired land worth...
Orascom, FCC Aqualia partner in mega water project in Egypt

Orascom, FCC Aqualia partner in mega water project in Egypt

Global engineering and construction contractor Orascom Construction has partnered with Spain’s FCC Aqualia  to construct a US$320 million wastewater treatment plant in Egypt, The National reports. The two firms will jointly construct the Abu Rawash...
South African firm builds mega mine in north east Pretoria

South African firm builds mega mine in north east Pretoria

Construction of a new mega mine is set to kick off in South Africa's  north east of Pretoria a rare example of new investment in the country where regulatory uncertainty has crimped the ability of...
Kenya to construct Sh37b runway at JKIA

Kenya to construct Sh37 billion runway at JKIA

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says construction of a Sh37 billion runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA) will start June 2018. The African Development Bank (AfDB)will provide a loan of Sh19 billion for the  runway project. AfDB...
Morocco commits US$2.25m to Ferwafa Hotel construction

Morocco boosts FERWAFA Hotel construction

The Federation Royal Marocaine de Football (FRMF) has committed their annual FIFA Forward Fund worth USD 2,250,000m (Rwf. 1.86b) to Rwanda Football Federation to finance the completion of the FERWAFA Hotel. The development was confirmed...
South Africa's freight operator Transnet now ready to expand

South Africa’s freight operator Transnet now ready to expand

South Africa’s main freight operator Transnet is now ready and well positioned to spread its wings elsewhere on the continent, the company’s group Chief Executive Siyabonga Gama has said. Speaking at the just concluded African...
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