Being able to connect to the internet means opening up all the benefits and possibilities of developed countries to the people of Africa, including essentials like mobile banking, chat and video, and access to e-health and e-education – as a starting point.
It means that producers have more access to … Read More
By Kweku Frempong, Area General Manager for Western and Central Africa
The past 18 months have torn through industry and sector globally, leaving behind complex layers of economic instability and financial growth uncertainty. For the oil and gas sector, these months have hit the bottom line like a hammer – … Read More
Algeria today, like the countries of the Mediterranean, is experiencing a water deficit caused by climatic changes that have greatly affected the natural cycles of precipitation. This has caused a shortage of rain, which has led to a significant decline in the water level of dams across the country, especially … Read More
Fibertex geotextiles are used to stabilise the foundations of railway structures, enabling them to withstand the dynamic loads of high speeds and great weights of modern trains.
The local Fibertex plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, manufactures high-performance geotextiles for many applications, including the design, construction and maintenance of railway systems.
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WASHINGTON, May 21, 2021– The World Bank has approved additional financing of $11 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to improve connectivity in Togo and develop the country’s digital economy.
The additional financing for the West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (WARCIP) will strengthen the contribution to major … Read More
By: Lauren Somer, Head of Marketing, Aggreko Africa
Business has changed. The way people do business, how they engage with business, and the connections they create in business. While the global pandemic has played no small part in this change, digital has been eroding at traditional boundaries and approaches for … Read More
Annuity Concessions are a variant of the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) PPP model in which the private operator is remunerated via a fixed, periodic payment (“annuity”) from the government rather than through toll proceeds. Under these PPP contracts, the private operator is responsible both for constructing the road, as well … Read More
The third event in the FIDIC Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021 took place on 30 March 2021 with an event looking at how the pandemic has affected construction disputes, how FIDIC contracts can help bring the industry together and how working flexibly can avoid costly disputes, writes FIDIC communications advisor Andy … Read More
By: Romiald Noussi, Head of Operations, Aggreko Africa
In the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy 2020 Annual Performance Plan report, the authority highlighted the importance of the energy sector in catalysing economic growth and development. As in the report, real life reflects the need for a reliable … Read More
Africa is leading the World Trade Organisation, and there is no better time to really understand what the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is all about. This will give you a better understanding of how Africa can leverage this opportunity to build a more prosperous and peaceful continent.
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Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity, panelists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said Wednesday, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and Africa.
The panel, themed UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient … Read More
Excessive rainfall & overflow induced shearing of culvert as well as collapse of wing walls and aprons. The damage is severe on this critical road.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical weaknesses in today’s infrastructure systems that have cost thousands of lives and failed to shield millions more. The destructive force of climate change, visible in more frequent and severe natural disasters, highlights the urgency to better protect our communities against catastrophic losses while drastically … Read More
After sending out his CV with no luck of securing a job for six years, a Katlehong man ignored the raised eyebrows of friends and family and decided to become a waste picker.
Now, Tshepo Mazibuko, 40, is the renowned owner of K1 Recycling, a township-based waste management company.
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Food security goes beyond ensuring a steady supply. Dependable logistics are key components necessary to move food—and production inputs—from one place to another.
In Ethiopia, a landlocked country of 110 million people with 85 percent of its population engaged in agriculture, timely access to agricultural inputs is vital.
The East … Read More
Africa remains the least connected continent and only 10 of 45 tracked African countries meet the affordability standard for internet, as recommended by the United Nations Broadband Commission.
It will, therefore, be crucial for governments, the private sector, and other partners to work together to build digital infrastructure, advance digital … Read More
Africa is the only region in which women are more likely than men to be entrepreneurs. Yet, women earn 34% less in profits than men on average. Learn how closing the gender earnings gap can lead to more innovation, higher productivity, & new jobs
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On the latest edition of The Development Podcast, hosts Paul Blake and Raka Banerjee explore the gender dynamics at play during the COVID-19 pandemic with the World Bank’s Global Director for Gender, Caren Grown.
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Adesina’s first term focused on the bold new agenda for the Bank Group based on five development priorities known as the High 5s: Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.
During Adesina’s first term, the … Read More