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Counting the cost of Kenya’s nullified elections

Counting the cost of Kenya’s nullified elections
The Kenya Association of manufacturers (KAM) recently announced that the ongoing political tension after elections annulment was badly hurting the economy. In particular, KAM said that the real estate sector was experiencing a major slowdown greatly affecting steel and cement business. These concerns are not far-fetched....

Downstream costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Africa: Downstream Costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
By Zachary Donnenfeld The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) - nearly triple the country's current electricity generation capacity - and represent a...

Could these be the solutions to water problem in Africa?

Could these be the solutions to water problem in Africa?
The City of  Cape Town nearly reached Day Zero in April but was pushed to at least 2019 thanks to the rain and strict use of water.  Day Zero would have meant dry water taps in the seaside town and a major tourist destination, escalating...

What happened to the much hyped Cross Rivers Superhighway in Nigeria?

What happened to the much hyped Cross Rivers Superhighway in Nigeria?
In 2015, a plan was hatched to construct the Cross Rivers Superhighway in Nigeria to connect a proposed deep seaport in Calabar with the cities of Ikom and Katsina Ala. Three years on, nothing much has been happening. "They came here, cleared our lands and farms and...
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