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    Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

    Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

    By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 1 day ago

    Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam

    Sudan is open to a partial interim agreement on Ethiopia's multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile, with specific conditions, irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said...

    By Khalid Abdelaziz 1 day ago

    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

    The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

    Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

    By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

    Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction

    Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction in the Palestinian enclave after the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

    By Nadine Awadalla and Nidal Al Mughrabi 7 Jun 2021

    Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession

    Taller buildings are key to enhancing quality of life as the world's urban population grows, but cities should not become obsessed with skyscrapers...

    By Umberto Bacchi 3 Jun 2021

    Mozambique launches construction of $1bn power plant, transmission line

    Mozambique on Monday, 31 May, began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern province of Inhambane...

    1 Jun 2021

    Commission suggests blocking R1bn acquisition of The Building Company

    The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed takeover of Pepkor's hardware company The Building Company by Cashbuild be prohibited...

    31 May 2021

    RICS publishes new guidance for land measurement in development projects

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published new guidance on the measurement of land for development projects...

    31 May 2021

    AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

    The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

    27 May 2021

    Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya

    Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But...

    By Simon Thomas 27 May 2021

    Egypt's road building drive eases jams but leaves some unhappy

    \At weekends, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is often driven out to a road construction site in Cairo where he is pictured surveying stretches of...

    By Nadeen Ebrahim and Aidan Lewis 18 May 2021

    Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

    Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey...

    By Nellie Peyton and Christophe van der Perre 17 May 2021

    Suez Canal starts dredging work to extend double lane

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal...

    By Aidan Lewis 17 May 2021

    World Bank signs $500m infrastructure project for Congo's capital

    The World Bank on Wednesday, 12 May, signed a $500m infrastructure project with Democratic Republic of Congo to improve roads, mitigate flood risks...

    By Hereward Holland and Fiston Mahamba 13 May 2021

    Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers

    Nigerian property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of mega city Lagos, the country's commercial engine...

    By Angela Ukomadu and Seun Sanni 12 May 2021

    DEVAC Infrasfuture conference addresses challenges facing the African sector

    The annual DEVAC Infrasfuture conference and expo was held earlier this month, looking at how the delivery process in the infrastructure sector be fast-tracked...

    10 May 2021

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by 7 May 2021

    Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

    By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

    Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report

    The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

    21 Apr 2021

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