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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-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-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)