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Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities

In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.

1 Sep 2017

Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development

African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure

28 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed

24 Aug 2017

Leveraging the African opportunity, tapping into billion-rand projects

At a recently held member briefing, Sassda revealed that Africa still has what it takes

23 Aug 2017

New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors

17 Aug 2017

Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced

A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards

31 Jul 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

Tanzania to speed up hydropower project on UNESCO site

Tanzania's President John Magufuli plans to speed up the building of a hydroelectric dam in one of Africa's largest game reserves, despite criticism from environmentalists and UNESCO

29 Jun 2017

Dar es Salaam Port savours double delight

With the transport sector still savouring the expected benefits of the announced scrapping of VAT on transit cargo, a move that is likely to increase volume of consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port, the harbour has received yet another shot in the arm

By Mariam Said 13 Jun 2017

Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction

Tanzania has received $51m (over 110bn/-) financial boost from Kuwait for construction of the 85-kilometre Chaya-Nyahua road in Tabora region

12 Jun 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism

19 May 2017

eWater, Eseye roll out efficient clean water system in Gambia

eWater recently partnered with Eseye in the provision of clean water in Gambia, with roll-out plans in the pipeline for other African countries

16 May 2017

Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020

21 Apr 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent

24 Mar 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $71.8 million grant and $3.1 million loan to the Mozambique government for the construction

20 Dec 2016

Professor Anna Tibaijuka receives sustainability award

Professor Anna Tibaijuka, former executive director of UN HABITAT, is the first woman to receive the 'H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development'.

21 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

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