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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-27-17

Opportunities

[Rwanda] New REG boss says to prioritise off-grid energy (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda has attractive packages for floriculture sector investors – NAEB (more)

[Mauritius] Renewable Energy – the Ocean As an Alternative Green Energy (more)

[South Africa] $100-million loan for African infrastructure spending (more)

[Tanzania] Cargo At Dar es Salaam Port Predicted to Increase

[Ghana] GHANA’S GCIC NGO READY TO INVEST USD 1.1BN IN CLEAN ENERGY (more)

[Zambia] Cotton farmers need irrigation facilities (more)

[Mozambique] Natural gas extraction in Mozambique likely to begin in 2021 (more)

[Namibia] Namibia: Tunacor Plans N$160 Million Vessel Oshiveli (more)

[Kenya] Japan Pledges to continue supporting Kenya’s Energy Sector (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Uganda, Tanzania] Uganda, Tanzania sign deal for world’s longest heated pipeline (more)

Bharti Airtel Bets on Nigeria Broadband to Chase Down MTN (more)

[Ghana] Turnkey Fish Processing Plant Opens in Elmina (more)

[Zambia] ZAMBIA has signed a confirmation agreement with Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India to facilitate the construction of infrastructure to decongest Lusaka road (more)

[Ethiopia] The First Engine Factory Opens in Meqelle (more)

[Cameroon] Railway Transport – Chinese City to Quadruple Metro Network By 2020

 

Impact

[Nigeria] Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials (more)

Trans Africa Pipeline (more)

Selling food in Africa: What we can learn from this company’s challenges (more)

Energy storage set to transform the sector in Middle East and Africa (more)

[Report] Honest Accounts 2017 (more)

 

Funds

[Report] AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP Financial Report 2016 (more)

[Report] Industry Statistics Q1 2017 Emerging Markets Private Capital Fundraising and Investment (more)

Innovative impact fund targets African SMEs and producers (more)

Macroeconomics

[Mozambique] Mozambique Misses Latest Loan Payment as Restructuring Stalls (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-24-17

Opportunities

[Tanzania] Search for Second Bus Rapid Transit Operator Launched Afresh (more)

[Namibia] Alten Energías Renovables Wins, in Namibia, One of the Biggest Solar PV Plant in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

[Kenya] State rolls out Mombasa commuter railway plan (more)

[Kenya] Kenya needs 1000 serviced apartments every year (more)

[Kenya] Roads agency seeks contractors as Dongo Kundu takes shape (more)

[Rwanda] Horticulture exports set to soar as airlines cut freight charges (more)

[Uganda] Museveni Asks Rockefeller Foundation to Support Agriculture (more)

Horn of Africa: Ports in Puntland & Somaliland to compete (more)

[Kenya] Looming plastics ban offers chance to revive sisal sector, investors say (more)

[Tanzania] State Eyes Green Economy Based On Sustainable Fishing (more)

[Kenya] It’s Time We Made Some Cash From Our Love for Meetings (more)

[South Africa] Human settlement projects prioritised (more)

[Mauritius] French Development Agency to assist Mauritius to promote green infrastructure projects (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Tanzania] Luxurious Tourist Resort Set to Boost Business in Zanzibar (more)

[Kenya] Hilton kicks off second Nairobi high-end hotel (more)

[Uganda] Uganda hails China’s Sh860 billion loan for E.Africa railway (more)

[Kenya] Sh20Bn for Africa’s tallest building in Upperhill, Nairobi (more)

[Kenya] Kenya’s first five-star airport hotel – the Lazizi Premier – has officially been launched at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)  (more)

[Ethiopia] Addis Ababa’s new light rail system to start running soon (more)

[South Africa] Vodacom strikes $2.6B deal for Safaricom stake (more)

[Ghana] Danone continues Africa push with Ghana investment (more)

[Guinea] Bioko Oil Terminal regains momentum after agreement with Arabian Energy (more)

[Nigeria] Will Dangote Refinery End Nigeria’s Continuous Oil Woes? (more)

 

[Sierra Leone] Sierra Leone Mobilizes Funds for Solar PV Plant (more)

[Abu Dhabi] Abu Dhabi closes $872 mln solar plant financing (more)

[Ghana] Ghana’s academia turns to rental solar power (more)

Impact

[Ghana] Investors proposes interests in “One-District, One-Factory” policy (more)

[Nigeria] 2.2m Nigerians currently enjoy solar products – Fashola (more)

[Liberia] Q&A: Orange exec Bruno Mettling on the operator’s expansion into Liberia (more)

Four Africa-based property and construction companies to look out for (more)

[South Africa, Nigeria] South Africa & Nigeria lead in infrastructure construction in 2016 (more)

[Report] Africa’s changing infrastructure landscape Africa Construction Trends Report (more)

SA’s renewable energy auction system ‘the best in Africa’ (more)

[Morocco, Egypt] Morocco’s Attijariwafa paid twice book value for Barclays Egypt acquisition (more)

[Uganda] Uganda Gets Shs652 Billion for Rural Agriculture Financing (more)

[Tanzania] EU Gives Tanzania U.S.$200 Million to Develop Energy Sector (more)

East Africa attracts $3.4b in project funding as it exploits oil, gas (more)

[Uganda] World Bank offers Uganda Shs870b loan (more)

 

 

Funds

Real Estate Investment In Sub-Saharan Africa – The Role Of The Capital Market (more)

Sweden’s Rezidor Group AB targets 60 pct investment in Africa hotels by 2020 (more)

[South Africa] Caleo Capital and Secha Capital form 12J investment vehicle (South Africa) (more)

Morgan Stanley Snags $125M For Impact Investing Fund (more)

[Report] Global Limited Partners Survey Investors’ Views of Private Equity in Emerging Markets (more)

EIB ponders support for renewable energy funds in Africa, EU (more)

[Report] Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017 (more)

Naspers investors see billions trapped by China success (more)

Macroeconomics

[Zimbabwe] AfDB Projects Zim GDP At 1,3pc (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria central bank keeps benchmark interest rate at 14% (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-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-12-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Bank of Industry to raise N1trillion for industrial development (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda Unveils Smart Cities Blueprint As Transform Africa Summit Gets Underway (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania Assures South African Investors of Investment Opportunities (more)

East Africa: Air Transport Liberalisation to Create 46,000 Jobs for EAC Per Year (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda: ‘Smart Rwanda’ Initiative Gets a Boost From Japan International Cooperation Agency (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Kenya] Construction of Sh5.5bn Likoni cable car set to begin in Dec (more)

[Ethiopia] US announces success of Ethiopia PPP in farm project(more)

[Kenya] KFS signs deal with private firm on industrial bamboo production (more)

[Kenya] New Railway Ready and Waiting for Maiden Trip (more)

[Kenya] UK energy firm says 35MW biogas plant nearing completion (more)

[Uganda] East Africa: Siemens Signs Power Deal With Uganda (more)

International Finance Corporation invests in Africa local currency bond fund to support capital markets (more)

[Equatorial Guinea] Equatorial Guinea signs agreement with Saudi Arabia on construction of Bioko oil terminal (more)

Impact

[South Africa] Making gas out of Africa’s waste (more)

[Malawi] Solar Powered Irrigation to Transform Lives of Youths (more)

[Kenya] In drought-hit Kenya, selling water keeps city youth in business, off drugs (more)

Incentivizing the private healthcare sector in Africa (more)

[Kenya] Why global firms are keen to open bases in Nairobi (more)

 

Funds

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia (more)

 

Macroeconomics

[Egypt] East Africa: Rwanda, Ethiopia Agree On the Nile Despite Egypt Worry Threat Shaky Deal (more)

[Namibia] Namibia secures $750 million loan from African Development Bank (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)