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South Africa eyes 2000 MW of emergency power

South Africa eyes 2000 MW of emergency power

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The RMIPPPP is a direct response to the short-term electricity...
Africa’s largest mosque Djamaa El Djazair opens in November

Africa’s largest mosque Djamaa El Djazair opens in November

A mosque that has been under construction in Algerian capital Algiers since 2012 will open in November, president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune has announced. Djamaa El Djazair will be opened concurrent with the 66th anniversary of...
Soin-Koru multipurpose dam construction project re-advertised

Soin-Koru multipurpose dam construction project re-advertised

The  Sh25 billion Soin-Koru multipurpose dam whose construction was set for September has been re-advertised. In the latest tender from National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority(NWHSA), bidders have 30 days to make their submission...
Kinshasa Solar City kicks of with construction 600MW plant

Kinshasa Solar City kicks off with construction of 600MW plant

Construction of a mega solar power plant has kicked off in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), a move that Gentiny Ngobila the governor of Kinshasa said is part a wider plan by the government...
Green infrastructure in Africa gets major impetus

Green infrastructure in Africa gets major impetus

Green infrastructure in Africa has received a major boost following a USD150 million credit line agreement signed by Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD). The deal signed by Admassu TADESSE,...
Kenya seeks regulatory approval for nuclear power plant

Kenya seeks regulatory approval for nuclear power plant

Kenya is seeking regulatory approval to allow the country to construct a nuclear power plant to boost its energy portfolio but a move that is set to put it at loggerheads with environmentalists. Nuclear Power...
Somaliland's Berbera Port expansion completed-DP World

Somaliland’s Berbera Port expansion completed-DP World

The expansion of the Berbera Port in Somaliland has been completed, port operator DP World has announced. Construction involved a 400 metres quay and a 250,000-square-metre extension of the port. Once operational the new port...
Kenya's Nyeri solar PV project gears up for construction

Kenya’s Nyeri solar PV project gears up for construction

A grid-connected Nyeri solar PV plant is vying to become the first privately owned project of its kind to reach commercial operation in Kenya. This follows a US$355,000 equity investment from the Renewable Energy Performance...
South Africa, DRC forge ahead with Inga 3 hydropower project

South Africa, DRC forge ahead with Inga 3 hydropower project

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently  concluded a week-long conference on the beleaguered Grand Inga 3 hydropower project, restating the commitment from South Africa to purchase 5000MW of electricity from the proposed project. Meanwhile, back...
Kenya reports sluggish construction industry as Covid-19 infections surge

Kenya reports sluggish construction industry as Covid-19 infections surge

Kenya's construction industry has been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since the first case was reported in March, a new report has shown. The report dubbed, ‘The Status of the Built Environment Report’ for...
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