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Construction begins for US$1b Virgin City in Nigeria

Construction begins for US$1b Virgin City in Nigeria

Construction of a US$1 billion project dubbed Virgin City has kicked off in Calabar Municipality in Nigeria's Cross River State, Governor Ben Ayade has announced. The city which is located near Ayade industrial boulevard will...
Siemens Gamesa secures 262-MW order in Egypt

Siemens Gamesa secures 262-MW order in Egypt

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras...
Ethiopian Airlines shakes hotel industry with huge facility in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines shakes hotel industry with huge facility in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the most profitable airlines in Africa is constructing a mega hotel in the capital Addis Ababa that is set to cost US$91 million, a statement from the carrier has said. The...
Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations

A railway line connecting landlocked Ethiopia and Djibouti has officially started commercial operations with a colorful ceremony held in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line was officially inaugurated in 2016 but was set to undergo...
Artificial Intelligence to benefit built environment-survey

Artificial Intelligence to benefit built environment-survey

Professionals in the built environment are optimistic that the emergence of computerized machines such as robots that can not only do a task but also think can help boost the industry, a new survey...
Power project in Tanzania's Selous game reserve continues

Tanzania hastens plans for power plant in Selous game reserve

In June 2017, Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli rekindled plans to construct a huge hydropower plant in the Selous Game Reserve that he said will boost the country’s energy outlook. The Stiegler’s Gorge dam on...
AfDB achieves 100% investment in green energy Projects in 2017

AfDB achieves 100% investment in green energy Projects in 2017

The African Development Bank achieved a 100% investment in green energy projects in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. Power generation projects with a cumulative 1,400 megawatts exclusively from...
Batoka Hydropower Project faces new challenge

Batoka Hydropower Project faces new challenge

The proposed Batoka Hydropower Project that is set to be constructed on River Zambezi across the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe now faces a new hurdle in the form of white water rafters operating...
Egypt seeks World Bank intervention over Ethiopian dam

Egypt seeks World Bank intervention over Ethiopian dam

Egypt now wants the World Bank to intervene in an impasse with Ethiopia over a huge dam that the latter is constructing on River Nile, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry's spokesman has said. The idea to...
Egypt seeks to revive talks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt seeks to revive talks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is visiting Ethiopia next week to try and help revive  talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a foreign ministry spokesman has said. The project in question is a multi-billion...
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