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Egypt turns to desalination technology to tackle water shortage

Egypt turns to desalination technology to tackle water shortage

Egypt has now rolled out a 2.5 billion dollars plan to build 17 desalination plants that will be powered by solar energy.  The plan comes amid competition for Nile river water from a huge hydropower...
Construction begins on Niger-Benin Crude Pipeline

Construction begins on Niger-Benin Crude Pipeline

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has commenced the construction of Niger-Benin Crude Pipeline a transnational pipeline that will carry crude from Niger's Agadem basin to Benin's Port Seme. The 1950 kilometers pipeline is expected to...
ISA pushes for one trillion dollars in solar investments by 2030

ISA pushes for one trillion dollars in solar investments by 2030

The fourth general assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), was held virtually between October 18th and October 21st, 2021. It was presided by Hon’ble Minister Shri R.K. Singh, Minister for Power, New and...
South Africa's Kenhardt 540-MW solar project faces delay says developer

South Africa’s Kenhardt 540-MW solar project faces delay says developer

Norwegian green power producer Scatec says it has been notified by the IPP Office in South Africa of the delay in approval process for the RMIPP programme thus affecting the construction of its Kenhardt...
New coal power projects construction shrinking says report

New coal power projects construction shrinking says report

The global pipeline for new coal power projects is rapidly shrinking as momentum builds for ‘No New Coal’ beyond 2021, a new report has shown. Five African nations – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and...
Expert urges for vocational training in South Africa to tackle unemployment

Expert urges for vocational training in South Africa to tackle unemployment

News reports that South Africa now has the highest unemployment rate in the world (34.4%) sent shockwaves throughout the country recently. According to the latest data that was released by Stats SA, 7.8 million...
Vantage Data Centers announces first African campus in Johannesburg

Vantage Data Centers announces first African campus in Johannesburg

Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, announced today that it has begun construction of its first African campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, leveraging a US$1 billion investment from...
Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower could be africa's second tallest skyscraper

Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower could be africa’s second tallest skyscraper

A spiraling skyscraper on a manmade island off the west coast of tanzania‘s Zanzibar archipelago could be Africa's second tallest skyscraper the massive 370,000 sqm mixed-use development will reportedly become the second tallest building in Africa...
Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project gets financial boost

African Development Fund approves $116 million loan to upgrade southern road corridor

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday approved a loan of around $116 million to the Tanzanian government to upgrade a 160-km Mnivata-Newala-Masasi road corridor in the southern part of...
South Africa’s building industry in dire straits

South Africa’s building industry in dire straits-report

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index declined to 35 in 3Q2021, from 39 in 2Q2021. This means that, across the building sector pipeline, 65% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. While the composite...
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