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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-25-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Ogun moves to attract more investors with N23bn road construction (more)

[Djibouti] Djibouti opens new port as part of $7 bln/year free-trade zone plan (more)

[Zambia] Zambia: Ngabwe Is Zambia’s Top Choice for New Capital City (more)

Africa: AfDB to Make Africa’s Food Imports History (more)

Africa: Is 80 Percent of Africa’s Population Without Electricity? (more)

[South Africa] Massive Investment in Mpumalanga Education Infrastructure (more)

[Uganda] 800,000 Tonnes of Cement Needed for Standard Gauge Railway Project (more)

Demand grows for industrial real estate in Kenya (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Mauritius, Oman] Oman SGRF picks Mauritius as Platform to Invest in Africa and Asia (more)

[Ivory Coast] Ivory Coast to build 25 MW solar power station (more)

[Egypt, Kenya] Egypt-based contractor set for Kenya entry in Dec (more)

[Tanzania] Tractors Roll Out of Kibaha Assembling Plant (more)

[Angola] Angola linked to Brazil by submarine cable in 2018 (more)

 

Impact

Op-Ed: The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa (more)

[South Africa] African hydropower plant receives international recognition (more)

[World Bank, Report] Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017 (more)

AfDB combines energy, agriculture explosion to kick off industrialization (more)

Funds

Africa Private equity activity grows (more)

Kuramo Capital and Nile Capital launch Africa-focused investment firm (more)

Macroeconomics

[Tunisia] Tunisia’s central bank raises rate by another 25 bps to 5%, to curb inflation (more)

[Namibia] Namibia’s unemployment rate increases to 34 percent in 2016 (more)

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region – AfDB (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-23-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Lagos Govt. to construct 8 new ferry jetties (more)

[Ivory Coast, Somalia, Ghana, Djibouti] ISA pact signed by 3 more nations, India sets aside $2 bn for solar projects in Africa (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia tipped to be top recipient of private equity (more)

[Nigeria] Invest More In Agriculture, ECOWAS Urges FG (more)

[Equatorial Guinea] Bioko Oil Terminal Project Attracts New Interest; Aims to Transform African Oil Industry (more)

[Burkina Faso, Eritrea] Solar-diesel and Wind-diesel Microgrids for Off-grid Mines Gain Momentum – New Projects Expected (more)

Indian govt to fund solar projects in Africa with $2bn (more)

Small-scale renewables cheapest for rural Africa, says Dutch report (more)

 

Deals and Transactions

[Kenya] Shell gets the nod to sell remaining stake in Vivo (more)

[Angola] Cochan Group’s Biocom set to produce 73,000 tons of sugar and 200 MW of electricity (more)

[Kenya] Tana River County plans to use ‘mathenge’ plant to generate electricity (more)

[Kenya] Britam launches building Sh3.3bn apartment units (more)

[Ghana] Regional Maritime University chooses REDAVIA Solar to power campus and establish Renewable Energy Institute (more)

[South Africa] Desalination plant to enhance water security in Richards Bay (more)

[Ethiopia] Authority Completes Six Road Projects (more)

Impact

[Ethiopia] Regional powerhouse (more)

Local sourcing: A multi-billion dollar opportunity for companies in Africa (more)

Middle class in Africa is a nebulous concept (more)

[Kenya] Kenya shows renewables scope to plug Africa’s power supply gaps (more)

North Africa’s construction market gains huge impetus with investment worth US$473bn (more)

Regulatory

[Nigeria] Lagos terminates N844bn 4th Mainland Bridge contract (more)

[Namibia] Namibia to sanction net metering (more)

[Kenya] State subsidises 70pc of power bills on low usage (more)

Funds

The African Rivers Fund (ARF) makes first investment in Uganda (more)

KfW doubles green bond portfolio (more)

Africa-focused Adenia Partners pick up €230m for Fund IV hard cap close (more)

Macroeconomics

[Ghana] Ghana’s central bank cuts interest rate by 100 bp to 22.5%, inflation seen easing (more)

[South Sudan] South Sudan’s Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria’s recession extends to Q1 2017 (more)

[Kenya] Kenya Said to Consider Eurobond Sale to Repay Existing Debt (more)

[DRC] Conflict forces more people to flee homes in Congo than in Syria (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-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)