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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-28-17

Opportunities

[South Africa] Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy (more)

Marshall, Merkel, and Africa (more)

THIQAH and COMESA RIA cooperate to promote investment (more)

Real estate developers in Africa challenged to raise funds internally (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Zambia] Mutati seals Lusaka roads deal (more)

East Africa: Uganda, Tanzania Oil Pipeline Deal Unlocks More Funding Options (more)

[Uganda] Z-One Holding and Tryba Energy to install a 10 MWp Solar Energy Plant in Uganda (more)

[Liberia] Liberia: U.S.$25 Million Investment Deal Submitted (more)

[Gambia] Over D600, 000 Water Project Inaugurated in Jarra (more)

Impact

 

[Nigeria] Transforming the transport system in Lagos State: The LAMATA example  (more)

[Tanzania] Training Centre to Boost Energy Access in Rural Areas (more)

Risk Allocation Clauses in African Construction and Infrastructure Projects (more)

 

 

Macroeconomics

[Guinea] Guinea forecasts 6.7 pct GDP growth for 2017 (more)

 

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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-18-17

Opportunities

[Nigeria] Oyo Govt. to raise N50bn endowment fund to revamp hospitals (more)

[South Africa] Higher education dept to invest R6.9bn in infrastructure in 2017/18 (more)

[South Africa] North West to expand housing infrastructure for military veterans (more)

[Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone] Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund launches household solar competition (more)

Sustainable Energy Fund For Africa call for application (more)

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor launched at AUW (more)

[Saudia Arabia] Saudi Arabia considers electric-power trade with Africa by 2020 (more)

[NIgeria] Geogrid woos manufacturers for its 30MW hybrid power plant (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Nigeria] DLA Piper widens Africa legal network with Nigerian alliance (more)

[Uganda] Taxpayers to Pay More for Entebbe Expressway (more)

Orrick London Team Advises Synergy PE Fund in its Acquisition of Dimension Data in Nigeria & Ghana (more)

I&P-backed funds invest in OuiCarry and AgroServe (more)

[Kenya] Volvo to set up Sh2.5Bn truck assembly plant in Mombasa (more)

[South Africa] S.Africa’s Tsogo Sun swaps hotels for higher Hospitality Property Fund stake (more)

Impact

The Growing Trend of SME Lending in Africa (more)

[AfDB] AfDB starts Sh52bn Africa energy fund (more)

[Nigeria] Islamic Development Bank mulls Nigeria as its regional operational hub (more)

[Guinea] Afreximbank pledges financial support to Guinea’s development plan and power agenda (more)

Investing in Africa’s Infrastructure is Vital (more)

Breakthrough tech gives power to Africa (more)

Africa Credit Markets Brief (more)

[Nigeria] Finding opportunities where others fear to tread (more)

World Bank cautions African utilities against mounting debt (more)

Entrepreneur Links Small-Scale African Farmers With Venture Capitalists (more)

Funds

SPEF makes third investment in West African ICT (more)

Vostok New Ventures backs South African online car buying service (more)

Àrgentil Capital targets $12.5mln for the second fund (more)

Quona Capital invests in AllLife (more)

[Interview] Moringa fund: Impact is ‘more an obligation than an option’ (more)

 

Macroeconomics

[Ethiopia] World Bank to Provide 4.9 Billion USD for Ethiopia (more)

[Uganda] IMF Lowers Uganda’s Growth Forecast to 3.5 Per Cent (more)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-13-17

Opportunities

[Madagascar] Madagascar wants more off-grid solar for rural areas, preps to host first grid-connected PV plants (more)

Africa: EU to Increase Investments in Africa (more)

[Tanzania] Tanzania: Cities Get 300 Billion/ – Jab From World Bank (more)

[Nigeria] Lagos earmarks N12.6bn for sports development (more)

[Ethiopia] Africa: Ethiopia’s Potential to Become Africa’s Textile, Apparel Hub (more)

[Kenya] Schools in Murang’a get Sh149 million for infrastructure (more)

Deals and Transactions

[Somaliland] DP World Secures $442 Million Somaliland Port Concession (more)

Impact

[Zambia] Zambia’s First Public-Private Mini-Grid (more)

Africa: ‘Lack of Political Will Delays Access to Affordable Phone Calls in Africa’ (more)

Using Agriculture and Agribusiness to Bring About Industrialisation in Africa (more)

Celan Energy Summit – An Insider’s View (more)

 

Funds

LeapFrog targets private equity gains in Africa and Asia (more)

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

[Ivory Coast] Ivory Coast holds emergency security meeting amid soldiers’ revolt (more)

[Ghana] Ghana’s capital market in modest resurgence on improving macroeconomic environment (more)

[Somalia] London conference aims for stable Somalia under new chief (more)

 

 

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-10-17

Opportunities

Africa50 CEO advocates more focus on rail infrastructure (more)

[Ghana] World Bank supports Ghana’s economy with $1.2 billion (more)

New Development Bank invited to join Africa’s power push (more)

[Tender] Company or a Consortium to Commercialize the Sale of Electricity Around the National Park of Virunga in the DRC (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria generates 3,687mw of electricity in 1st quarter (more)

Southern African countries diesel generators market on upward trajectory (more)

[Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe: Govt Avails Revolving Fund for ICT Projects (more)

Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialization in Africa (more)

[Report] The Business of Education in Africa (more)

[Report, Senegal, Deloitte] Invest in Senegal A competitive investment destination in West Africa (more)

[Report] Residential REITs and their potential to increase investment in and access to affordable housing in Africa (more)

South Africa’s Water Challenge (more)

Opera To Invest $100 Million To Speed Up Internet Adoption In Africa And Strengthen The Internet Ecosystem (more)

[Ghana] World Bank confirms discussions to extend Ghana’s IMF program, suspending guarantee for Independent Power Producers (more)

Private providers sense opportunity in Africa healthcare (more)

[Rwanda] Housing – Government Urged to Partner With Private Developers (more)

[Kenya, Uganda] Drought lifts power imports from Uganda 300 per cent (more)

[South Africa] Gauteng needs R1.8 trillion for infrastructure over next 15 years (more)

[Liberia] Liberia Seeking Investment in Agriculture (more)

Apply to Capria’s next investment cycle (more)

 

 

Deals and Projects

[Nigeria] AGIP to build 150,000 barrels capacity refinery with $15 billion in Port Harcourt (more)

[Nigeria, Ghana] Three new power stations to have a ‘profound’ impact on West Africa region (more)

[Kenya] Azuri solar kits agent secures expansion loan (more)

[Rwanda] Peat Power Plant to Add 80MW On National Grid (more)

[Kenya] Swiss firm to buy Kenyan forwarder of fresh produce (more)

[Kenya] Chinese firm wins Sh2bn tender to build Samburu-Kinango road (more)

[Tanzania] TAZAMA to invest $5.5m fuel depot in Mansa (more)

[Zambia] A Belgian firm has partnered with the National Housing Authority (NHA) to construct a building materials factory and 3,000 houses at the Lusaka South Multi-facility Economic Zone (more)

[Uganda] Uganda’s new logistics hub to target South Sudan and DRC (more)

[Uganda] China continues agribusiness investment in Uganda (more)

Impact

[Report, Nigeria, PWC] Nigeria’s Refining Revolution (more)

[Report] Lights, Power, Action Electrifying Africa (more)

Op-ed: Tackling Africa’s energy deficit must be a priority for the continent (more)

China-Africa Arbitration bodies sidestep international courts (more)

[Interview] ONE Africa director: African infrastructure needs G20 investment (more)

Africa more costly than any other region for developing infrastructure projects (more)

Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business, says AfDB president  (more)

Rural Africa takes to decentralized power (more)

Setting the stage for greater health R&D investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (more)

[Report] Health Governance Capacity: Enhancing Private Sector Investment in Global Health (more)

Funds

500 Startups closes $15M fund to back founders in the Middle East and North Africa (more)

Macroeconomics

What Africa’s CEOs are most worried about (more)

[Congo, Angola] Thousands flee Congo conflict, swelling villages over border in Angola (more)

[Kenya] Kenya reports mixed foreign investment results in 2016 (more)

East Africa: Why Businesses Are Not Taking Political Risk Cover As Kenya, Rwanda Vote (more)

[Zambia] Zambia Borrows $200m from World Bank (more)

Private Equity

[Report] 2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation, and Job Quality (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)

 

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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, May-04-17

Opportunities

 

[World Bank] How Smart Partnership Can Help Fight Chronic Disease in Africa (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria FG approves N51.4bn for Akwa Ibom-Cross River link road (more)

[Kenya] Port upgrades help lift earnings to hit Sh10.3bn (more)

[Nigeria] Nigeria oil and gas provide investments in excess of $50bn (more)

[Kenya] Power plants auction for cheap electricity delayed (more)

Investment in irrigation infrastructure now an integral part of Africa’s Green Revolution (more)

Deals and Projects

 

[Rwanda] Rwanda: U.S. Firm Unveils Rwf168.6 Billion Agro-Equipment Leasing Initiative (more)

[Nigeria] CONTEC Global Invest N20bn in organic farm (more)

[Zambia] Export Trading Group (ETG) Inputs Zambia Limited nears fertilizer plant completion (more) 

Funds

 

[Nigeria] Crucial tests for Nigeria’s green bonds (more) 

Impact

 

 

[Report, ICA Africa] Africa Energy Atlas (more)

There is Such a Thing as Too Much, Too Fast: Avoiding ‘Mismatched Expectations’ in Off-Grid Energy Investing (more)

[WEF] There has never been a better time to invest in Africa – here’s why (more)

[WEF, KPMG] Africa – a hub of opportunities waiting to be unlocked (more)

Africa is the next frontier for VCs (more)

[WEF] African infrastructure crucial for economic transformation (more)

Macroeconomic

[Zambia] Zambia April inflation rate remains stable (more)

[WEF] Here’s what’s happening to African jobs – in 5 charts (more)

Private Equity Market

[Report, RisCura] RisCura – SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report (more)

A new era for private equity in Africa (more)