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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-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-06-17

Opportunities

[Togo] World Bank Provides $18 Million to Help Improve Trade Logistics Services in Togo (more)

[Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe government opens applications for $25-million tech fund (more)

[Ghana] USAID Promotes Investment in Ghanaian Agriculture (more)

[Ethopia] Water Resource Development Fund (WRDF), launches Water Project Loan Accord (more)

Canada’s Development Finance Initiative (more)

[Report, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya] A Belated Boom: Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, and prospects and risks for oil in East Africa (more)

[Report] A Proposal to Create the International Finance Facility for Education (more)

 

Deals and Projects

[Uganda] Uganda’s Siti 1 Hydropower plant Starts Operations (more)

[South Africa] Commercial operations start at Enel’s Gibson Bay Wind Farm (more)

[Angola] Angola Modernizes Its Railway Infrastructure, $350 million deal with GE Transportation (more)

[South Africa, Iran, Nigeria] MTN Group Ltd. to commit the wireless operator to major investments in its biggest markets of Nigeria, South Africa and Iran. (more)

[Uganda, Sudan] Siemens has partnered with the governments of Uganda and Sudan to collaborate on key projects in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation, and healthcare. (more)

Dubai Investments targe, strong growth across Africa (more)

Funds

[Inspired Evolution] Clean energy player Inspired Evolution  on track to raise $250m in fund (more)

 

Impact

[Report, World Bank] The Africa competitiveness report 2017 – Addressing Africa’s demographic dividend (more)

[Interview] How Infrastructure Development Will Drive Economic Growth In Africa (more)

[Report, AfDB] Rail Infrastructure in Africa: Financing Policy Options (more)

African countries must create conducive environment to attract more infrastructure investment (more)

[Report] Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets (more)

Debunking Myths: Africa is A Mess Don’t Invest (more)

African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum’s report on de-risking infrastructure investment launched (more)

Macroeconomic

[South Sudan] Renegade general Cirillo says ready to enter South Sudan’s civil war (more)

[Algeria] Algeria’s ruling FLN, allies win majority after vote marked by apathy (more)

Africa Investors eye Niche Markets as Biggest Economies Slip (more)

Africa Eyes Its Prized Continental Free Trade Area (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda Produces a Third of World’s Tantalum (more)

Private Equity

[Report, EY] Global IPO Trends: Q1 2017 Pathway to growth (more)

[Report, EY] Global Capital Confidence Barometer MENA highlights (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-05-17

Opportunities

[AfDB] Africa needs $35 billion to close power deficit, says AfDB President (more)

[Djibouti] Chinese investment in Africa – Djibouti (more)

[Rwanda] Renewable Developers have a week to submit to ACF 2017 Contest (more)

[Sudan] Sudan to launch a new railway strategy (more)

[Gabon] Gabon tenders PPP contracts for the construction of social housing (more)

[Uganda] President wants to allocate free land without delay for investors to boost industrialization (more)

[Nigeria] Canon, says Nigeria ranks top among its targeted countries for investment in the next few years (more)

[South Africa] Gauteng to spend R46-billion on infrastructure projects (more)

[Tanzania] World Class Roads for Cities On Cards (more)

 

 

Deals and Projects

[DRC] ABB wins $30 million order for HVDC power link upgrade in Africa. (more)

[Zimbabwe] FAW Group Corporation is in the initial stages of setting up a vehicle assembly plant in Zimbabwe (more)

[South Africa] South African EdTech Company GetSmarter To Be Acquired By 2U (more)

[Zambia] State closes in on $20m towers deal (more)

[Zambia] Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), which targets to attract US$4.5 billion this year, has already received new investments worth US$1.6 billion in various sectors (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania starts construction of railway line link to Uganda (more)

[Rwanda] Chinese Company Starts Road Upgrading in Rwandan Capital (more)

[Tanzania] Dodoma Airport to Operate 24hrs after renovation plan (more)

[Jordan] Jordan to host Middle East’s largest net metering PV of 17 MW capacity (more)

 

Funds

[IFC, Amundi] Amundi and IFC to launch $2bn Green Cornerstone Bond Fund (more)

 

Impact

[Nigeria, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, AfDB] AfDB to disburse $1.1bn climate change fund (more)

[EU] EU commits to assist in infrastructure delivery in Africa  (more)

[Compact with Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Senegal] Germany pushes G20 plan to lure more private investment to Africa (more)

African Project Developers’ Award winners announced (more)

[Report, AfDB] Companies to Inspire Africa (more)

[Report] East Africa and the Horn in 2022 (more)

[Interview] The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX) : the solar off-grid grid space (more)

 

Macroeconomic

[Malawi] World Bank gives Malawi K58.7bn credit for budget support (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-03-17

Opportunities

 

[Uganda, Kenya] East Africa: Oil Logistics – Where Are Business Opportunities? (more)

[Namibia] NamPower banks on regional utilities (more)

[Zimbabwe] Africa must boost irrigation infrastructure (more)

[Algeria] Norway’s Statoil interested in Algerian offshore, renewables (more)

[South Africa] Six solar-powered airports take off in South Africa (more)

Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity? (more)

Deals and Projects

 

[Nigeria] $ 11bn Lagos-Calabar railway line gets go ahead (more)

[Ghana, Nigeria] GBfoods, Helios form Joint Venture to create a Pan-African Food Products Company (more)

[Angola] GE will supply seven TM2500 gas turbine sets to Angola for 200 MW (more)

[São Tomé and Príncipe] China donates US$146 million to build infrastructure in São Tomé and Príncipe (more)

[Uganda] Uganda Shortlists Firms for Oil Refinery Project (more)

[AfDB,Nigeria] AFDB approves $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture (more)

[Zimbabwe] CBZ Holdings to develop $ 70 million in low-cost housing (more)

[AfDB, Angola] AfDB Investing in Angola’s Infrastructure and Agriculture (more)

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund Anchors $ 60 million bond issue by Helios Towers Africa (more)

[Kenya] USTDA backs one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first utility solar-plus-storage projects (more)

NDF teams up with ECA and partners on climate resilience facility (more)

Funds

 

[Bahrain] The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Tamkeen & Ibdar Launch USD$ 100 Million Bahrain SME Fund (more)

 

Impact

 

 

[Report, World Bank] Performance of Water Utilities in Africa – World Bank Report (more)

[Report, FTI Consulting] Africa investment outlook promising – survey (more)

[WEF] 6 numbers that prove the future is African (more)

[Report, EY] EY’s Attractiveness Program Africa: Connectivity redefined (more)

Macroeconomic

 

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: Infrastructure Investment for FDI Inflow (more)

Private Equity Market

 

African PE Exits Hit Record High in 2016 (more)

[South Africa] South Africa Real Estate Investments Increase by R28 billion (more)