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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)...

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...

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

By Hartmut Winkler Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear power...

Africa poised for greatness — but governments must act fast

Conventional wisdom tells us that the Chinese are buying up Africa faster than any other investors. It tells us that African banking lags in...

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...

How China’s $60 Billion For Africa Will Drive Global Prosperity

As a long-term investor and developer of infrastructure in West Africa, I have been tracking China’s courtship of African nations over the last decade....

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...

Building the next generation through skills development

A massive skills shortage in Southern African countries lies at the heart of the challenge facing the construction industry in the region. While infrastructure...

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...

Booming construction in Nairobi requires a focus on supporting infrastructure

Ciara Walker is a senior cost consultant for Mace Group, an international consultancy and construction company.   Over the 50 years since independence, Kenya’s role...
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