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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-07-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Oyo State to dredge 24 rivers (more)

[Kenya] Efforts underway to boost tourism at Coast (more)

[Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe: $90m Package for SMEs Unveiled (more)

[Nigeria] Off-grid Solar: Pennies for a piece of the sun (more)

[Uganda] Uganda unveils Africa’s first solar-powered luxurious bus (more)

[Ethiopia] Delegate Briefs Business Organizations On Investment Opportunities (more)

Regulatory

[Kenya] New law forces property developers to install solar panels (more)

 

Deals and Projects

[Kenya] New standard gauge train to cut travel cost by half (more)

[Nigeria] Central Bank of Nigeria approves N2b loan for poultry syndicate at Shonga Farms (more)

BBOXX partners IoT firm Aeris to bring machine learning to its plug and play solar devices across Africa (more)

Impact

 

 

[Interview] Thierry Hugnin: Financial risk is the main issue for Private Equity in Africa (more)

Start-ups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged (more)

 

Macroeconomic

 

[Tunisia] Tunisia inflation at 5 pct in April (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)