CONSTRUCTION OF THE UPSA TWIN TOWER AND HOSTEL PROJECT BEGINS

CONSTRUCTION OF THE UPSA TWIN TOWER AND HOSTEL PROJECT BEGINS

UPSA twin tower and hostel project is aimed at increasing the population of students in the school.

The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) has commissioned the USD 41 million project to upgrade the teaching and learning facilities as well as to increase the population of students in the school.…

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NIGERIA: FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IN THREE DIFFERENT STATES

NIGERIA: FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IN THREE DIFFERENT STATES

Federal Executive Council approves USD 53 million for road projects in the FCT, Oyo and Kano States.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, revealed to the State House correspondents that the road construction project for the three states has been approved.

 “The second memorandum we presented was

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LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT TUNNEL RESTORED

LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT TUNNEL RESTORED

Installation of equipment for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has been completed.

The highway tunnel was shut down for inspection and maintenance purposes from October to November 2019 during which water usually transferred to Vaal River System is cut off.

The project which happens to be a joint venture …

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AFRICA’S FIRST SILICON VALLEY

AFRICA’S FIRST SILICON VALLEY

Rwanda will host Africa’s first Silicon Valley.

Kigali the capital of Rwanda is becoming one of Africa’s fastest developing cities with groundbreaking infrastructural facilities boosting the country’s economy. The Eastern African country as of late propelled Africa’s first electronic cross fringe exchange stage in collaboration with Alibaba Group’s Electronic World …

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GHANA SKY TRAIN PROJECT TO KICK OFF SOON

GHANA SKY TRAIN PROJECT TO KICK OFF SOON

Ghana signs the Concession Agreement for the construction of the Accra Sky Train Project.

With the concession signed, feasibility studies for the project will kick off. The project is first of its kind to be witnessed in Ghana and will enhance smooth and fast transportation.
The decision to construct the …

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THE MOU FOR AFRICA’S RAILWAY NETWORK CONCLUDED

THE MOU FOR AFRICA’S RAILWAY NETWORK CONCLUDED

Afreximbank and Thelo DB signs the MOU for the construction of Africa’s railway network.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed during the African Investment forum in Johannesburg will enable both parties to finance, develop and operate the railway network across Africa. The project will remodel the current railway network to a …

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA USD100 MILLION SUBSEA GAS PIPELINE

EQUATORIAL GUINEA USD100 MILLION SUBSEA GAS PIPELINE

Saipem will construct the 70 kilometer sub-sea pipeline linking Alen Platform with the Punta Europa petrochemical hub.

A statement from the ministry confirmed that it had approved the US $100m contract for Italy’s Saipem to build the gas processing unit serving the Alen field.

The ministry has also approved the …

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TANZANIA DISSOLVES 36 WATER AUTHORITIES

TANZANIA DISSOLVES 36 WATER AUTHORITIES

The government of Tanzania has dismissed 36 water authorities to save operating cost.

The water authorities in Tanzania have different sectors, some cover the cost of projects and contribute to investment while others are subsidized with electricity and salaries of permanent staff.

Tanzania scraped the water authorities to reduce the …

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WEST AFRICA’S FIRST NEUROSURGICAL HOSPITAL

WEST AFRICA’S FIRST NEUROSURGICAL HOSPITAL

Ghana will be the first West African country to have a Neurosurgical Hospital for the treatment of brain-related diseases.

According to the report, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia revealed the plans for the hospital after the meeting with the President of the Chinese Neurosurgical Board, Professor Ling Feng, at the …

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ZIMBABWE’S NEW BANKNOTE WITH WITHDRAWAL LIMIT

ZIMBABWE’S NEW BANKNOTE WITH WITHDRAWAL LIMIT

Zimbabwe’s new banknote is as a result of the currency shortage in the country.

The new Zimbabwe 2 and 5 dollar notes will reduce the cash shortage in the country but the limitation as regards to its withdrawal is raising worrying concern among Zimbabweans. The bank insisted that withdrawal of …

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SOUTH AFRICA KICKS OFF CONSTRUCTION OF KARUSA AND SOETWATER WIND FARM

SOUTH AFRICA KICKS OFF CONSTRUCTION OF KARUSA AND SOETWATER WIND FARM

Enel has commenced the construction of the USD 446 million Karusa and Soetwater wind farm.

According to Enel Green Power, the construction of the wind farm is expected to run for 2 years and will be located at South Africa’s Karoo Hoogland District, Northern Cape province. In addition, the tools …

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ETHIOPIA TO IMPORT SOUTH SUDAN OIL

ETHIOPIA TO IMPORT SOUTH SUDAN OIL

Ethiopia will start importing South Sudan oil  at cheaper rate compared to the more expensive product from the Middle East.

According to Ethiopia’s Minister of Mine and Petroleum Koang Tutlam, 15-20 percent of the money usually spent on importing refined oil from the Middle East has been saved from importing …

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KENYA MOVES TO ATTRACT OIL IMPORTERS

KENYA MOVES TO ATTRACT OIL IMPORTERS

Kenya Government slash oil pipeline tariff price for oil importers by 50 percent.

Kenya is trying to regain the regional fuel transport market after loosing it to Tanzania’s port Dar es Salaam. As a result of this loss, Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has slashed the oil pipeline …

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KENYA’S DESALINATION PLANT

KENYA’S DESALINATION PLANT

Turkana County Government is negotiating with Almar Water Solution on the construction of the Kenya’s desalination plant.

The horn of Africa is experiencing one of its worst famine in recent times due to the elongated drought putting some part of the country in disarray. According to UNICEF, (in 2018 …

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AfDB LOANS USD 455 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TANZANIA’S NEW AIRPORT

AfDB LOANS USD 455 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TANZANIA’S NEW AIRPORT

African Development Bank (AfDB) approves USD 455 million for the construction of a ring road and Tanzania’s new airport in the new capital Dodoma.

The President of AfDB Akinwumi Adesina approved the loan at the bank’s headquarter in Abidjan in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East …

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ZIMBABWE KICKS OFF THE USD 600 MILLION BEITBRIDGE-HARARE HIGHWAY UPGRADE

ZIMBABWE KICKS OFF THE USD 600 MILLION BEITBRIDGE-HARARE HIGHWAY UPGRADE

Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge-Harare highway will be upgraded by five local contractors.

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructural Development Biggie Matiza inspected the site and confirmed the presence of the contractors who are currently working on the first two phases of the project. The entire project will be divided into five segment.…

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SOUTH AFRICA IS LIKELY TO SUFFER DROUGHT AGAIN

SOUTH AFRICA IS LIKELY TO SUFFER DROUGHT AGAIN

South Africa rations water to maintain diminishing water supplies after a dry summer.

South Africa is likely to suffer drought again due to low rainfall and dry summer as a result of this, emergency plans are currently in place to prevent diminishing water supply in the country.

According to the …

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NIGERIA BAGS A LOT OF GOODIES FROM THE RUSSIA-AFRICA SUMMIT

NIGERIA BAGS A LOT OF GOODIES FROM THE RUSSIA-AFRICA SUMMIT

President Buhari secures 13 agreements after the Russia-Africa Summit.

President Putin and President Buhari came to an agreement to speed up and strengthen the relationship between both countries by first completing previous deals signed by both parties. In addition to that they agreed to start new project and increase investment,

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RUSSIA TO DEVELOP A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN RWANDA

RUSSIA TO DEVELOP A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN RWANDA

Russia takes a practical step by building a nuclear power plant for Rwanda.

After the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia and Rwanda finalized on a deal to promote the use of nuclear energy in Rwanda. The deal was first initiated in December 2018, but was concluded after the summit. The …

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