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How to select a suitable Chinese construction partner

Chinese construction firms, typically referred to by the construction model of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), have gained a reputation for carrying out some of...

Why good infrastructure governance is key to unlocking Africa’s potential

Infrastructure is crucial to Africa’s growth prospects. It’s also hard to get right. Until now, policy makers have focused on improving access to finance. But...

Risk appetite frameworks as a tool for surviving turbulent market

Businesses are built by taking on risk in one form or another. The old adage “no risk, no reward” rings true for all companies. The...

Lamu coal power plant would be a deadly mistake for Kenya

By Lerato Letebele|350.org Nations worldwide recognise coal to be an expensive and polluting way to generate energy. Despite growing support for alternative, cleaner sources of power...

Digital revolution challenges and opportunities for African cities

By Rudolf du Plessis The rapid expansion of African cities over the past decades has meant an increasing demand for infrastructure, service delivery and jobs....

China-Africa Relations: At a Crossroads?

After over 15 years of rapidly expanding economic and political exchanges, China-Africa relations are changing. During the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg...

Off-grid solar: the next-generation energy solution for Africa

Energy remains at the core of development in Africa. Globally, there are about 1.2 billion people living without access to the grid. In Africa,...

The Race to Solar-Power Africa

The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several...

What Makes China’s Economic Achievements Suited for Africa

As the world socio-economic scenario has been changed, exceeding the West , China has stood out to be a potential growth pole for developing...

Africa’s infrastructure gap has many roadblocks to overcome

Africa continues to face a massive infrastructure gap that impedes economic activity and progressive GDP output on the continent. The African Development Bank (AfDB)...
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