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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-14-17

Opportunities

[Tanzania] Partnership Set to Promote Horticulture Industry (more)

[South Africa] Investment needed to meet cheap housing demand in Gauteng province (more)

Deals and Transactions

[South Africa] South Africa: Water and Sanitation Launches Richards Bay Desalination Plan (more)

Invest Africa and Global Investment Bank announce strategic partnership (more)

Dun & Bradstrest, Invest In Africa sign MOU to support SMEs (more)

Impact

 

[Kenya]  Despite Booming Green Market, Financing Remains a Challenge for Kenyan Entrepreneurs (more)

[Kenya] Activists demonstrate against Centum’s coal project (more)

Africa Commits to Leverage ICT to Accelerate Development (more)

 

 

Macroeconomics

[Togo]  Togo to Receive 241.5million USD from IMF under ECF (more)

[South Sudan] South Sudan’s opposition groups agree to work together against government (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-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)