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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-26-17

Opportunities

[Kenya] Oil firms troop to Marsabit as improved roads open up northern Kenya (more)

[Zimbabwe] Govt Expands Ease of Doing Business Reforms (more)

AGCO sets eyes on Africa with its Challenger farm machinery business (more)

[Nigeria] Islamic Development Bank looks to Nigeria as its African hub (more)

[Senegal] Senegal banks on $300 million rapid bus plan to improve urban transport (more)

[Rwanda] New Rwanda Energy Group Boss Says to Priotitise Off-Grid Energy (more)

[Cameroon] Cameroon’s priority until 2029 will remain the construction of infrastructure, according to Ministry of Economy (more)

[Nigeria] European Parliament rolls out development programme for Nigeria (more)

[South Africa] Concentrated Solar Power projects boost South Africa’s economy (more)

Deals and Transactions

[South Africa] Emira Property Fund announces ZAR364 million BEE transaction (more)

[Nigeria] NNPC rekindles hope in Nigeria Power sector (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda and India Exim Bank ink $81 million deal to fund TVET (more)

[Morocco] the port of Agadir has a new multipurpose terminal (more)

[Nigeria] Nigerian minister unveils rooftop solar energy project (more)

[Kenya] Stanlib Fahari to invest Sh1.8bn in new property by September (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria, GE Consortium to negotiate terms for rail concession (more)

 

Impact

World Bank earmarks $200m for Fadama III financing in Nigeria (more)

[Turkey, Somalia] Somalia: Turkey to Help Somalia Rebuild Infrastructure, SNA (more)

[Tanzania] Why Banks Avoid Agriculture, Transport Sectors in Lending (more)

[Nigeria] A closer look at Lumos’ pay-as-you-go solar business in Nigeria (more)

 

Funds

Innovative impact fund targets African SMEs and producers (more)

Macroeconomics

[South Africa] South Africa Inflation at 17-Month Low Shows End to Rate Hikes (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-17-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Osinbajo announces new strategy to derisk Nigeria’s cash-crunched power sector (more)

[Nigeria] Meter financing as an investment opportunity in the Nigerian power sector (more)

[Nigeria] FG will bridge infrastructure deficit through PPP, says Adeosun (more)

Why there has never been a better time to invest in Africa (more)

[Kenya] Mombasa eyes transshipment business after port upgrade (more)

[Kenya] Warehousing demand up as importers resort to leasing (more)

[Nigeria] China promises to spend $6.7bn to develop Nigeria’s agriculture (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: Tapping Hydro-Power Potential for Green Development (more)

[Senegal] Eurobonds: Senegal raises about 660 billion to finance infrastructure (more)

[Kenya] Tullow strikes more oil in Turkana (more)

[South Africa] Kubayi expresses support for 3 700 MW gas-to-power vision amid IPP uncertainty (more)

[Nigeria, Morocco] Nigeria and Morocco sign new agreement on gas pipeline project (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Nigeria]  Dredging of River Niger to cost N100m (more)

[Kenya] Google to open Nairobi office for Africa venture (more)

d.light has partnered with Kenyan microfinancier, Musoni (more)

ICD signs MoU with CADFund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries (more)

Google’s Nairobi Based Carrier-Neutral Fiber Project Csquared Closes USD 100m Investment (more)

Impact

[Report] Infrastructure Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Practices from ten years in the field (more)

This simple energy solution for less than $2 a day (more)

[Report] Increasing the Potential of Concessions to Expand Rural Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

[South Africa] South Africa: Dube TradePort strengthens regional supply chain (more)

It all comes down to addressing infrastructure at #AUW2017 (more)

Certainty needed to drive energy projects in Africa (more)

Funds

Frontier Energy II announces first close with $116m commitments (more)

Calvert to invest $50m across different sectors in Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

[Uganda] IMFCertaintya growth forecast, blames drought (more)

[Somalia] Somalia Gets $1.3 Billion for Economy, Security (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-09-17

Opportunities

[Kenya] Kenya banks on Kisumu jetty to reclaim oil business (more)

[Zambia] Zambia: World Bank Gives Zambia $200 Million for Rural Roads (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria Seeks $5.2 Billion From World Bank for Electricity (more)

[Tanzania, Rwanda] Tanzania-Rwanda rail development to boost East African train links (more)

[Rwanda] Rwanda: Government to Roll Out Rwf206bn Affordable Housing Fund (more)

AfDB calls for more funding to spur Africa’s development (more)

[Kenya] Why taps in Nairobi will remain dry despite rains (more)

Investors from US eye assets in Africa (more)

[Senegal] Kosmos Energy Announces Major Gas Discovery Offshore Senegal (more)

EAC countries to meet over one area mobile network (more)

[Jordan] How To Invest In Jordan (more)

West Africa loses over $2 billion to illegal fishing because governments don’t talk to each other (more)

[Nigeria] FG Targets 130, 000 Hectares Of Irrigated Agriculture By 2020-Minister (more)

[South Africa] South Africa: Investment in transport sector strengthens (more)

[Nigeria] Lekki Free Zone: Lagos invests $4bn on infrastructure (more)

[United Arab Emirates] UAE Approves $111 Million In Infrastructure Projects (more)

ACF 2017 contest to fund renewable energy start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

Lafarge Africa to seek shareholder approval for N140bn via rights issue (more)

[Kenya] Kenya set to host regional hub for postal services (more)

Regulatory

[Ghana] PPP Law will address inefficiencies in sole-sourced procurements (more)

 

Deals and Projects

[Kenya] Indian giant buys out Nairobi tours operator (more)

[South Africa] Nordex completes fifth wind farm project in South Africa (more)

[Zimbabwe] SEFA grants US$ 1 million to a 20MW off-grid rooftop solar project in Zimbabwe (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria awards $949m gas pipeline project to Chinese firm (more)

[Iran] MTN to invest 540m rand in Iranian Network (more)

[Kenya] Catalyst acquires Kenya’s Britania brand (more)

Zoetis gets $14.4m to develop livestock infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa (more)

Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system (more)

 

Impact

[Report] Unlocking the Irrigation Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Public-Private Partnerships the Way Forward? (more)

[Rwanda] YARA Rwanda takes high-quality fertilizer distribution services closer to farmers (more)

Investing in Africa’s tech ecosystem (more)

Encouraging youth economic participation through Shared Growth (more)

[Ethiopia] Ethiopia: PPP Intervention for Maize Farmers Exceeds Target by 150% (more)

Africa’s Infrastructure Development: Racing Tortoises (more)

 

 

Funds

Calvert Foundation moves into syndication to pool dollars for impact loan funds (more)

Macroeconomics

IMF urges Nigeria, SSA to implement strong and sound policies to restart growth (more)

Sub-Saharan Africa at Risk of Long-Term Slowdown, IMF Warns (more)

[Mali] Mali says militants kill 7 soldiers in attack in north (more)

[Somalia] Al Shabaab militants attack Somali army base, killing several soldiers (more)

Egypt And Sudan: Is This The Stage For Africa’s Next War? (more)

[Egypt, Sudan] Egypt rejects new Sudanese maneuver concerning Halayeb and Shalateen (more)

Private Equity

South African private equity continues to endure despite slowing growth 

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Private Equity Mature in Africa? (more)

Property opportunities in Africa: What we can learn from Mara Delta’s portfolio (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)

 

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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)