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    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

    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

    People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

    Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

    By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

    Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

    In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

    By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

    Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

    Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

    By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

    Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm

    Nigeria's president has approved the creation of a new company that will focus on infrastructure development, with a seed capital of $2.63bn...

    By Felix Onuah 16 Feb 2021

    Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

    The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

    By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

    Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

    Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

    By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

    How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

    Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

    By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

    President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder Award

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been named this year's winner of the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award...

    15 Jul 2020

    Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) negotiations resume

    Trilateral negotiations between the parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) have resumed...

    7 Jul 2020

    Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

    By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

    How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges

    Africa is not readily associated with water but, due to its varying geography, it is both a dry continent as well as a wet continent...

    29 May 2020



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