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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-19-17

Opportunities

USTDA Connects U.S. Industry to Solar Project in South Africa (more)

India eyes cooperation with Africa on international solar alliance (more)

Power Africa launches new initiative at African Utility Week (more)

[Rwanda] Germany Commits Rwf75 Billion to Rwanda’s Development Plans (more)

[ Malawi, Tanzania] Malawi, Tanzania agree to develop Songwe River basin into economic hub (more)

[Mozambique] Mozambique power utility targets 200,000 new user connections (more)

China-Africa Development Fund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries (more)

Deals and Transactions

[South Africa] Megabridge construction on N2 highway project to start later this year (more)

[Botswana] World Bank loans Botswana $145.5 million for emergency water projects (more)

[South Africa] Microsoft’s First Data Centres In Africa To Be Located In Johannesburg And Cape Town (more)

[Ethiopia] General Electric opens new offices in Ethiopia (more)

[South Africa] Upgrading the Wellington WWTW (more)

[Nigeria] General Electric to assemble gas turbines in Nigeria next year (more)

[Kenya] Volvo to start assembling trucks in Kenya, open 20 workshops in EA (more)

[South Africa] GM pulls out of SA, sells plant to Isuzu (more)

Impact

[Report] BRICS IN AFRICA: MORE OF THE SAME? A comparative study of investment treaties between the BRICS and African countries (more)

EPSA: 7th loan from AfDB and Japan to support the private sector in Africa (more)

[Uganda] Discontent Over Chinese Contractors’ Domination Rocks Uganda’s Roads Sector (more)

How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa (more)

Mapping Africa’s energy infrastructure: open data lights the way (more)

Funds

SPEF

 

Macroeconomics

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia reports huge revenue in power supply over last 10 months (more)

[South Africa] IMF Lifts South Africa Growth Forecast on Farming, Mining (more)

[Algeria] Algeria industries record mixed performance (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-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)