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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-22-17

Opportunities

[Rwanda] Rwanda Partnering With Nokia And SRG To Deploy Smart City Technology (more)

[Tanzania] Preps for Lake Victoria Vessel Tender in High Gear (more)

[Tanzania] Mwambani Port Prospects Bright (more)

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

East Africa: Railway Set to Revive Forgotten Lake Victoria Transport (more)

East Africa: Uganda May Join Dar As Kenya Weighs Options of Extending SGR to Malaba (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania Struggles to Finance Standard Gauge Railway (more)

[Tunisia] Tunisia launches tender for 70 MW of solar (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Tanzania, Uganda] East Africa: Oil Pipeline Gets Go-Ahead (more)

[Namibia] Fishcor Onshore Horse Mackerel Project On Course (more)

[Rwanda] Rezidor Hotel Group Opens Second Hotel in Kigali (more)

[Kenya] US fast-food chain eyes Kenya with franchise deal (more)

[Kenya] Shell exits fuel retail business (more)

Impact

[Report] African Economic Outlook 2017 (more)

[Uganda] UDB Receives Shs95 Billion From Arab Development Banks (more)

China’s One Belt initiative could pile up Africa’s debt (more)

Regulatory

[Kenya, Uganda] East Africa: Rift Valley Railways Running Out of Time to Salvage Concession (more)

[Kenya] ERC study puts cheap night electricity tariffs in limbo (more)

Funds

Africa 

Macroeconomics

[Egypt] Egypt’s Central Bank raises rate 200 bps on growing risks to inflation (more)

[Uganda] What Remains of Uganda’s Economy (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-08-17

Opportunities

[Zambia] Zambia’s investment agency has projected increased investment this year (more)

[Tanzania] What Tanzania Should Do to Unlock Livestock Potential (more)

[Nigeria]  Power Sector Recovery Plan – Electricity Tariff May Rise in July (more)

[Nigeria] South East Governors Vow to Find Solution to Power Problem (more)

[Senegal, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya] Transnet to expand rail and port infrastructure in eight African countries (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia Aims for 30 Billion USD from Export of Textile and Garment (more)

[South Africa] Liquified petroleum gas price could be deregulated (more)

[South Africa] Cape Town sets its sights on the production of halaal food in the hopes of establishing a new export industry (more)

[Nigeria] Lagos Sate boosts infrastructure with N291bn (more)

Regulatory

[Kenya] Kenya shelves 10,000km roads financing plan (more)

[Egypt] Egypt passes delayed investment law to smooth business, attract dollars (more)

 

Deals and Projects

[Zimbabwe] SEFA grants US$ 1 million to a 20MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar project in Zimbabwe (more)

[Nigeria] Dangote to Invest $450 Million in Sugar Production in Niger State (more)

[Rwanda] Works On Nzove Water Treatment Plant to Be Complete in July (more)

[Morocco] Morocco’s Attijariwafa Plans Africa Expansions (more)

[Rwanda] Hilton close to sealing deal to manage Ubumwe Grand hotel (more)

[Kenya] Private equity Catalyst buys stake in regional printing firm (more)

[Kenya] Lancet Kenya set to build Sh800m estate in Machakos (more)

[Tanzania] U.S. Based Financer Comes to Tanzania (more)

[Kenya] Munya calls for talks over 400mw wind farm land stalemate (more)

 

Impact

[Tanzania] The Prime Minister the Dar es Salaam Port to operate 24/7to reduce dwell time and make it competitive (more)

[Kenya] New Road Design Has Cut Cost of Building Roads (more)

[Mozambique] Mozambique’s gas boom dream under threat (more)

[Zambia] 3,500 farmers trained in ICTs (more)

[Report, Ethiopia] Key to the Horn Ethiopia’s prospects to 2030 (more)

[South Africa] South Africa still waiting for its largest ever Chinese-invested steel mill (more)

 

Funds

[Kenya] US equity fund OPIC upbeat about Kenya despite Zuku group woes (more)

How Abraaj Group uses the 2030 global goals to guide long-term investments (more)