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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-18-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Oyo Govt. to raise N50bn endowment fund to revamp hospitals (more)

[South Africa] Higher education dept to invest R6.9bn in infrastructure in 2017/18 (more)

[South Africa] North West to expand housing infrastructure for military veterans (more)

[Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone] Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund launches household solar competition (more)

Sustainable Energy Fund For Africa call for application (more)

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor launched at AUW (more)

[Saudia Arabia] Saudi Arabia considers electric-power trade with Africa by 2020 (more)

[NIgeria] Geogrid woos manufacturers for its 30MW hybrid power plant (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Nigeria] DLA Piper widens Africa legal network with Nigerian alliance (more)

[Uganda] Taxpayers to Pay More for Entebbe Expressway (more)

Orrick London Team Advises Synergy PE Fund in its Acquisition of Dimension Data in Nigeria & Ghana (more)

I&P-backed funds invest in OuiCarry and AgroServe (more)

[Kenya] Volvo to set up Sh2.5Bn truck assembly plant in Mombasa (more)

[South Africa] S.Africa’s Tsogo Sun swaps hotels for higher Hospitality Property Fund stake (more)

Impact

The Growing Trend of SME Lending in Africa (more)

[AfDB] AfDB starts Sh52bn Africa energy fund (more)

[Nigeria] Islamic Development Bank mulls Nigeria as its regional operational hub (more)

[Guinea] Afreximbank pledges financial support to Guinea’s development plan and power agenda (more)

Investing in Africa’s Infrastructure is Vital (more)

Breakthrough tech gives power to Africa (more)

Africa Credit Markets Brief (more)

[Nigeria] Finding opportunities where others fear to tread (more)

World Bank cautions African utilities against mounting debt (more)

Entrepreneur Links Small-Scale African Farmers With Venture Capitalists (more)

Funds

SPEF makes third investment in West African ICT (more)

Vostok New Ventures backs South African online car buying service (more)

Àrgentil Capital targets $12.5mln for the second fund (more)

Quona Capital invests in AllLife (more)

[Interview] Moringa fund: Impact is ‘more an obligation than an option’ (more)

 

Macroeconomics

[Ethiopia] World Bank to Provide 4.9 Billion USD for Ethiopia (more)

[Uganda] IMF Lowers Uganda’s Growth Forecast to 3.5 Per Cent (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-17-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Osinbajo announces new strategy to derisk Nigeria’s cash-crunched power sector (more)

[Nigeria] Meter financing as an investment opportunity in the Nigerian power sector (more)

[Nigeria] FG will bridge infrastructure deficit through PPP, says Adeosun (more)

Why there has never been a better time to invest in Africa (more)

[Kenya] Mombasa eyes transshipment business after port upgrade (more)

[Kenya] Warehousing demand up as importers resort to leasing (more)

[Nigeria] China promises to spend $6.7bn to develop Nigeria’s agriculture (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: Tapping Hydro-Power Potential for Green Development (more)

[Senegal] Eurobonds: Senegal raises about 660 billion to finance infrastructure (more)

[Kenya] Tullow strikes more oil in Turkana (more)

[South Africa] Kubayi expresses support for 3 700 MW gas-to-power vision amid IPP uncertainty (more)

[Nigeria, Morocco] Nigeria and Morocco sign new agreement on gas pipeline project (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Nigeria]  Dredging of River Niger to cost N100m (more)

[Kenya] Google to open Nairobi office for Africa venture (more)

d.light has partnered with Kenyan microfinancier, Musoni (more)

ICD signs MoU with CADFund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries (more)

Google’s Nairobi Based Carrier-Neutral Fiber Project Csquared Closes USD 100m Investment (more)

Impact

[Report] Infrastructure Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Practices from ten years in the field (more)

This simple energy solution for less than $2 a day (more)

[Report] Increasing the Potential of Concessions to Expand Rural Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

[South Africa] South Africa: Dube TradePort strengthens regional supply chain (more)

It all comes down to addressing infrastructure at #AUW2017 (more)

Certainty needed to drive energy projects in Africa (more)

Funds

Frontier Energy II announces first close with $116m commitments (more)

Calvert to invest $50m across different sectors in Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

[Uganda] IMFCertaintya growth forecast, blames drought (more)

[Somalia] Somalia Gets $1.3 Billion for Economy, Security (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-16-17

Opportunities

International Solar Alliance plans major irrigation initiative (more)

[Kenya] Govt receives Sh6.8b for rehabilitation of 24 river basins in central Kenya (more)

[Seychelles] The Sun Will Make Ice – Fishing Community in Seychelles Upgrading to Solar (more)

[Kenya] Kenya secured Sh21.9 billion financial assistance from China for infrastructure development and drought mitigation
(more)

[Rwanda] Export Growth Fund (EGF) to ease access to finance for exporters (more)

[Kenya] Uhuru seeks Sh370bn China loan for SGR link to Kisumu (more)

[South Africa] Billions in debt threaten SA’s bulk water infrastructure (more)

European Investors in Gambia to Explore Business Opportunities (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Kenya]  Kenya To Build East & Central Africa’s Largest Solar-Power Plant In Garissa (more)

[South Africa] Turning seawater into drinkable water. A new South African desalination plant is officially up and running (more)

AFC infrastructure summit presents $12bn projects (more)

Africa Logistics Properties gets backing from DOB Equity (more)

Investment of $3m from the €84m Moringa fund will help Asante Capital’s efforts to develop plywood, essential oils and food products industries in the east African nation.

Rothschild impact fund backs Kenyan forestry company (more)

[Kenya] Amu Power signs Sh206bn coal plant deal with China Power Global (more)

[Kenya] Britain’s Equinox to invest $250 million in Kenya biogas power project (more)

[Kenya] Actis seeks nod for Sh2.7bn Thika Road business hub (more)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs $450 million export financing agreement with Burkina Faso (more)

{Nigeria, Benin] Nigeria-Benin Rail Line Underway as Experts Discuss West African Infrastructure Projects (more)

[South Africa] Moloto corridor to connect three provinces, boost local economies (more)

SEACOM accelerates infrastructure investment (more)

[Zimbabwe] Standard bank provides $120m financing to ZPC (more)

[Djibouti] The Djibouti Data Center and Hurricane Electric expand internet connectivity in Africa (more)

Impact

 

Trends in selected infrastructure indicators, Africa average

[Kenya] More incentives needed to spur green energy sector (more)

African fixed income investments coming into their own (more)

[Report] Green Technology Choices (more)

AFC: Why investing in African infrastructure pays (more)

[Uganda] African Development Bank to Steer Restructuring of Bujagali Loan (more)

Sub-Saharan Africa Needs Better Laws to Fix $100 Billion Gap (more)

 

Funds

XSML Capital announces final close of African Rivers Fund at US$50mn (more)

Norway’s $2 Billion Development Fund Bets Big on African Finance (more)

Macroeconomics

[South Africa] Sharp fall in the Absa PMI for April (more)

Fragile States Index 2017 (more)

[Ivory Coast] Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny (more)

[Rwanda] IMF projects economy to grow by 6.2% in 2017 (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-15-17

Opportunities

[Kenya] Govt receives Sh6.8b for rehabilitation of 24 river basins in central Kenya (more)

[Kenya] Spare power capacity falls to 7-year low (more)

[AfDB] Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’ (more)

[Zimbabwe] U.S.$9 Billion Investment Funds for Projects (more)

[South Africa] Moloto corridor to connect three provinces, boost local economies (more)

[Morocco] More inclusive growth and youth employment within reach for Morocco (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria Seeks Foreign Investors for Smart Cities Project (more)

[Nigeria] Adiyan Water Works phase 2 requires N60bn to complete  (more)

[Ethiopia] Officially Joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (more)

[Kenya] Kenya eyes infrastructure fund from China’s Sh15 trillion Silk Road initiative (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia Opens PPP Agro-Supply Centre in Bako for Smallholder Farmers (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: President Reaffirms Govt Support to Real Estate Developers (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: A Growing Demand for Mushroom (more)

Deals and Transactions

[ Nigeria]  Bank of Industry Unveils Plans to Raise N1 Trillion for Industrial Development (more)

South Africa’s Vodacom agrees Sh269b Safaricom deal to tap Kenyan market (more)

[Kenya] BBC invests Sh1bn in multimedia studios in Nairobi, creates 250 jobs (more)

[Kenya] Huawei Signs Agreement With Kenya To Supply Security Equipment (more)

[South Africa] The 15 megawatt (MW) Sunshine Coast Solar Farm in Valdora powered by Trina Solar panels is on track to be fully operational by mid-2017. (more)

[Rwanda] UAE Firm to Invest U.S.$50 Million in Kigali ‘Smart City’ Initiative (more)

[Kenya] IFC Facilitates $10m Fertilizer Plant Investment in Kenya (more)

Impact

 

Water Management is Key to Sustainable Development and Stability in the Middle East and North Africa (more)

[Kenya] Kenya Set to Gain From China’s Infrastructure Projects (more)

Megatrends impacting development in Africa (more)

Africa: Customs Organisation Pushes for More Intra-African Trade (more)

Measuring Impact Through Sustainable Development Goals (more)

Funds

New Sparta Asset Management establishes Africa infrastructure branch (more)

Who’s Moving To Invest In Africa’s Tech Ecosystem? (more)

Impact Fund Managers from Africa and South America Join Capria Network (more)

Macroeconomics

[Rwanda] Fitch Confirms Rwanda’s Economic Outlook As Stable (more)

[Ivory Coast] Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities (more)

[Kenya] Kenya’s yuan debt doubles on Sh20.7bn Chinese loan (more)

 

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-14-17

Opportunities

[Tanzania] Partnership Set to Promote Horticulture Industry (more)

[South Africa] Investment needed to meet cheap housing demand in Gauteng province (more)

Deals and Transactions

[South Africa] South Africa: Water and Sanitation Launches Richards Bay Desalination Plan (more)

Invest Africa and Global Investment Bank announce strategic partnership (more)

Dun & Bradstrest, Invest In Africa sign MOU to support SMEs (more)

Impact

 

[Kenya]  Despite Booming Green Market, Financing Remains a Challenge for Kenyan Entrepreneurs (more)

[Kenya] Activists demonstrate against Centum’s coal project (more)

Africa Commits to Leverage ICT to Accelerate Development (more)

 

 

Macroeconomics

[Togo]  Togo to Receive 241.5million USD from IMF under ECF (more)

[South Sudan] South Sudan’s opposition groups agree to work together against government (more)

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-13-17

Opportunities

[Madagascar] Madagascar wants more off-grid solar for rural areas, preps to host first grid-connected PV plants (more)

Africa: EU to Increase Investments in Africa (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania: Cities Get 300 Billion/ – Jab From World Bank (more)

[Nigeria] Lagos earmarks N12.6bn for sports development (more)

[Ethiopia] Africa: Ethiopia’s Potential to Become Africa’s Textile, Apparel Hub (more)

[Kenya] Schools in Murang’a get Sh149 million for infrastructure (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Somaliland] DP World Secures $442 Million Somaliland Port Concession (more)

Impact

[Zambia] Zambia’s First Public-Private Mini-Grid (more)

Africa: ‘Lack of Political Will Delays Access to Affordable Phone Calls in Africa’ (more)

Using Agriculture and Agribusiness to Bring About Industrialisation in Africa (more)

Celan Energy Summit – An Insider’s View (more)

 

Funds

LeapFrog targets private equity gains in Africa and Asia (more)

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

[Ivory Coast] Ivory Coast holds emergency security meeting amid soldiers’ revolt (more)

[Ghana] Ghana’s capital market in modest resurgence on improving macroeconomic environment (more)

[Somalia] London conference aims for stable Somalia under new chief (more)

 

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-12-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Bank of Industry to raise N1trillion for industrial development (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda Unveils Smart Cities Blueprint As Transform Africa Summit Gets Underway (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania Assures South African Investors of Investment Opportunities (more)

East Africa: Air Transport Liberalisation to Create 46,000 Jobs for EAC Per Year (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda: ‘Smart Rwanda’ Initiative Gets a Boost From Japan International Cooperation Agency (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Kenya] Construction of Sh5.5bn Likoni cable car set to begin in Dec (more)

[Ethiopia] US announces success of Ethiopia PPP in farm project(more)

[Kenya] KFS signs deal with private firm on industrial bamboo production (more)

[Kenya] New Railway Ready and Waiting for Maiden Trip (more)

[Kenya] UK energy firm says 35MW biogas plant nearing completion (more)

[Uganda] East Africa: Siemens Signs Power Deal With Uganda (more)

International Finance Corporation invests in Africa local currency bond fund to support capital markets (more)

[Equatorial Guinea] Equatorial Guinea signs agreement with Saudi Arabia on construction of Bioko oil terminal (more)

Impact

[South Africa] Making gas out of Africa’s waste (more)

[Malawi] Solar Powered Irrigation to Transform Lives of Youths (more)

[Kenya] In drought-hit Kenya, selling water keeps city youth in business, off drugs (more)

Incentivizing the private healthcare sector in Africa (more)

[Kenya] Why global firms are keen to open bases in Nairobi (more)

 

Funds

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia (more)

 

Macroeconomics

[Egypt] East Africa: Rwanda, Ethiopia Agree On the Nile Despite Egypt Worry Threat Shaky Deal (more)

[Namibia] Namibia secures $750 million loan from African Development Bank (more)

 

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-11-17

Opportunities

 

Africa uses only 10 percent of hydropower potential (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda Development Bank announces investment opportunities in the Kivu Belt, hotbed for luxury and leisure tourism (more) 

[Nigeria] World Bank to spend $200m on new project in 9 states (more)

[Nigeria] Export Processing terminals key to global competitiveness (more)

[Kenya] UN to invest Sh250m in Kenya clean power plan (more)

Fund set to inject Sh1.72bn in Africa’s bond markets (more)

[AfDB] AfDB urges countries to improve funding absorption capacity (more)

[Tanzania, Rwanda] Tanzania-Rwanda rail development to boost East African train links (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania: Zanzibar’s Commercial Oil, Gas Exploration to Start in Eight Years (more)

[Rwanda] Govt Pushes for Innovations, Efficiency to Meet Energy Targets (more)

[South Africa] Billion rand upgrade for Midvaal (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia’s Real Estate Market, Still Under Construction (more)

[South Africa, Namibia] South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation is keen to get project proposals for funding in Namibia (more)

Deals and Transactions

 [Ethiopia, Djibouti] Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway begins regular test run (more)

[Nigeria] Data experts, MainOne, extends reach across West Africa with new countries (more)

[Kenya, Tanzania] Building of Sh16bn Malindi-Lunga Lunga road to begin next year (more)

[Ghana] Ayitepa wind farm completes refurbishment of three local schools in Ghana (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria to start talks with General Electric over railway contract: minister (more)

[Nigeria] The federal government may have agreed to enter a funding agreement in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) deal with Bi-Courtney Highways Limited to ensure the timely construction and rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project (more)

[Uganda] BringCom Incorporated set to acquire Datanet (more)

[Rwanda] Kigali – Chinese Firm Helps Rwanda Build Vision City to Tackle Housing Challenges (more)

East Africa: Oil Pipeline Survey Begins (more)

[Uganda] Real estate industry fast-growing in Uganda (more)

Impact

[Report] Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data (more)

Kenya drops on list of top hydropower producers (more)

[Uganda] Two Years On, Work On Kampala-Jinja Express Highway Yet to Begin (more)

The Internet for Education in Africa: Helping Policy Makers to Meet the Global Education Agenda Sustainable Development Goal 4 (more)

[Report, Deloitte] Invest in Côte d’Ivoire A business guide for Africa’s fastest-growing economy (more)

 

Funds

[500 Startups] Announcing 500 Falcons first closing at $15m out of $30m target (more)

Regulatory

[Zambia] Zambia’s energy regulator approves 75 percent retail electricity rise (more)

Macroeconomics

[Egypt] Egypt Will Take Another $1-Billion Loan from World Bank in December (more)

[Ghana] Ghana inflation rises to 13.0% in April in higher transport costs (more)

[Nigeria] Moody’s thoughts on Nigeria’s economy and banks (more)

[Somalia] U.N. chief says seeking further $900 mln for Somalia crisis response (more)

[Kenya] Tourism rebounds as foreign visitors up 20pc (more)

 

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-10-17

Opportunities

Africa50 CEO advocates more focus on rail infrastructure (more)

[Ghana] World Bank supports Ghana’s economy with $1.2 billion (more)

New Development Bank invited to join Africa’s power push (more)

[Tender] Company or a Consortium to Commercialize the Sale of Electricity Around the National Park of Virunga in the DRC (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria generates 3,687mw of electricity in 1st quarter (more)

Southern African countries diesel generators market on upward trajectory (more)

[Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe: Govt Avails Revolving Fund for ICT Projects (more)

Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialization in Africa (more)

[Report] The Business of Education in Africa (more)

[Report, Senegal, Deloitte] Invest in Senegal A competitive investment destination in West Africa (more)

[Report] Residential REITs and their potential to increase investment in and access to affordable housing in Africa (more)

South Africa’s Water Challenge (more)

Opera To Invest $100 Million To Speed Up Internet Adoption In Africa And Strengthen The Internet Ecosystem (more)

[Ghana] World Bank confirms discussions to extend Ghana’s IMF program, suspending guarantee for Independent Power Producers (more)

Private providers sense opportunity in Africa healthcare (more)

[Rwanda] Housing – Government Urged to Partner With Private Developers (more)

[Kenya, Uganda] Drought lifts power imports from Uganda 300 per cent (more)

[South Africa] Gauteng needs R1.8 trillion for infrastructure over next 15 years (more)

[Liberia] Liberia Seeking Investment in Agriculture (more)

Apply to Capria’s next investment cycle (more)

 

 

Deals and Projects

[Nigeria] AGIP to build 150,000 barrels capacity refinery with $15 billion in Port Harcourt (more)

[Nigeria, Ghana] Three new power stations to have a ‘profound’ impact on West Africa region (more)

[Kenya] Azuri solar kits agent secures expansion loan (more)

[Rwanda] Peat Power Plant to Add 80MW On National Grid (more)

[Kenya] Swiss firm to buy Kenyan forwarder of fresh produce (more)

[Kenya] Chinese firm wins Sh2bn tender to build Samburu-Kinango road (more)

[Tanzania] TAZAMA to invest $5.5m fuel depot in Mansa (more)

[Zambia] A Belgian firm has partnered with the National Housing Authority (NHA) to construct a building materials factory and 3,000 houses at the Lusaka South Multi-facility Economic Zone (more)

[Uganda] Uganda’s new logistics hub to target South Sudan and DRC (more)

[Uganda] China continues agribusiness investment in Uganda (more)

Impact

[Report, Nigeria, PWC] Nigeria’s Refining Revolution (more)

[Report] Lights, Power, Action Electrifying Africa (more)

Op-ed: Tackling Africa’s energy deficit must be a priority for the continent (more)

China-Africa Arbitration bodies sidestep international courts (more)

[Interview] ONE Africa director: African infrastructure needs G20 investment (more)

Africa more costly than any other region for developing infrastructure projects (more)

Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business, says AfDB president  (more)

Rural Africa takes to decentralized power (more)

Setting the stage for greater health R&D investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

[Report] Health Governance Capacity: Enhancing Private Sector Investment in Global Health (more)

Funds

500 Startups closes $15M fund to back founders in the Middle East and North Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

What Africa’s CEOs are most worried about (more)

[Congo, Angola] Thousands flee Congo conflict, swelling villages over border in Angola (more)

[Kenya] Kenya reports mixed foreign investment results in 2016 (more)

East Africa: Why Businesses Are Not Taking Political Risk Cover As Kenya, Rwanda Vote (more)

[Zambia] Zambia Borrows $200m from World Bank (more)

Private Equity

[Report] 2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation, and Job Quality (more)

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-09-17

Opportunities

[Kenya] Kenya banks on Kisumu jetty to reclaim oil business (more)

[Zambia] Zambia: World Bank Gives Zambia $200 Million for Rural Roads (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria Seeks $5.2 Billion From World Bank for Electricity (more)

[Tanzania, Rwanda] Tanzania-Rwanda rail development to boost East African train links (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda: Government to Roll Out Rwf206bn Affordable Housing Fund (more)

AfDB calls for more funding to spur Africa’s development (more)

[Kenya] Why taps in Nairobi will remain dry despite rains (more)

Investors from US eye assets in Africa (more)

[Senegal] Kosmos Energy Announces Major Gas Discovery Offshore Senegal (more)

EAC countries to meet over one area mobile network (more)

[Jordan] How To Invest In Jordan (more)

West Africa loses over $2 billion to illegal fishing because governments don’t talk to each other (more)

[Nigeria] FG Targets 130, 000 Hectares Of Irrigated Agriculture By 2020-Minister (more)

[South Africa] South Africa: Investment in transport sector strengthens (more)

[Nigeria] Lekki Free Zone: Lagos invests $4bn on infrastructure (more)

[United Arab Emirates] UAE Approves $111 Million In Infrastructure Projects (more)

ACF 2017 contest to fund renewable energy start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

Lafarge Africa to seek shareholder approval for N140bn via rights issue (more)

[Kenya] Kenya set to host regional hub for postal services (more)

Regulatory

[Ghana] PPP Law will address inefficiencies in sole-sourced procurements (more)

 

Deals and Projects

[Kenya] Indian giant buys out Nairobi tours operator (more)

[South Africa] Nordex completes fifth wind farm project in South Africa (more)

[Zimbabwe] SEFA grants US$ 1 million to a 20MW off-grid rooftop solar project in Zimbabwe (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria awards $949m gas pipeline project to Chinese firm (more)

[Iran] MTN to invest 540m rand in Iranian Network (more)

[Kenya] Catalyst acquires Kenya’s Britania brand (more)

Zoetis gets $14.4m to develop livestock infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa (more)

Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system (more)

 

Impact

[Report] Unlocking the Irrigation Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Public-Private Partnerships the Way Forward? (more)

[Rwanda] YARA Rwanda takes high-quality fertilizer distribution services closer to farmers (more)

Investing in Africa’s tech ecosystem (more)

Encouraging youth economic participation through Shared Growth (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: PPP Intervention for Maize Farmers Exceeds Target by 150% (more)

Africa’s Infrastructure Development: Racing Tortoises (more)

 

 

Funds

Calvert Foundation moves into syndication to pool dollars for impact loan funds (more)

Macroeconomics

IMF urges Nigeria, SSA to implement strong and sound policies to restart growth (more)

Sub-Saharan Africa at Risk of Long-Term Slowdown, IMF Warns (more)

[Mali] Mali says militants kill 7 soldiers in attack in north (more)

[Somalia] Al Shabaab militants attack Somali army base, killing several soldiers (more)

Egypt And Sudan: Is This The Stage For Africa’s Next War? (more)

[Egypt, Sudan] Egypt rejects new Sudanese maneuver concerning Halayeb and Shalateen (more)

Private Equity

South African private equity continues to endure despite slowing growth 

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Private Equity Mature in Africa? (more)

Property opportunities in Africa: What we can learn from Mara Delta’s portfolio (more)