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African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road
African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks...

By Duncan Miriri 22 Nov 2021

Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week
Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week

The Government of Namibia will virtually host the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW-8) and 6th AfricaSan Conference from 22-26 November...

19 Nov 2021

Paragon Architects to tackle commercial core design of Kenya's Tatu City
Paragon Architects to tackle commercial core design of Kenya's Tatu City

Paragon Architects has been appointed to design the first phase of the business district of Tatu City, a 5,000-acre new city in Nairobi, Kenya...

16 Nov 2021

Ethiopia's mega dam to start producing 700MW electricity next year - official
Ethiopia's mega dam to start producing 700MW electricity next year - official

Ethiopia expects its Grand Renaissance Dam to start producing 700 megawatts of electricity next year, a senior government official said on...

By George Obulutsa 11 Nov 2021

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa
#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa

The Osmotic Engineering Group (OEG) is a new player in the African advisory and consulting engineering market with offices currently in South Africa and Nigeria...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 9 Nov 2021

Nigeria races to find survivors as 22 die in building collapse
Nigeria races to find survivors as 22 die in building collapse

Rescuers in Nigeria on Wednesday, 3 November, raced to find survivors, two days after a high-rise building under construction collapsed and trapped...

By Lanre Ola 3 Nov 2021

6 die, scores feared missing in Nigeria after collapse of high-rise
6 die, scores feared missing in Nigeria after collapse of high-rise

At least six people have died in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos after the collapse of a high-rise building that was under construction...

By Chijioke Ohuocha 2 Nov 2021

FBW Group completes Rwanda's University of Global Health Equity masterplan

FBW Group has completed the masterplan of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) campus expansion on the 40-hectare second phase...

28 Oct 2021

Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries
Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries

Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and the Manni Group have launched the third edition of the Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm...

28 Oct 2021

Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers
Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers

More than half of the world's 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there...

By Ruth Saint and Francesco Pomponi 28 Oct 2021

More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO
More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO

According to the Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021, renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year...

26 Oct 2021

How to turn confrontation about Africa's biggest hydropower dam to cooperation
How to turn confrontation about Africa's biggest hydropower dam to cooperation

Since Ethiopia announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, there have been disagreements...

By Hisham Eldardiry 26 Oct 2021

First 500 documents the achievements of Black women architects
First 500 documents the achievements of Black women architects

A new global initiative has been launched to document the achievements of Black women architects from around the world...

25 Oct 2021

Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in five years
Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in five years

Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund...

By Patrick Werr 21 Oct 2021

Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19
Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19

As part of their return-to-work plans, a couple of European investment banks have decided to smarten their employees' work stations by...

By Patrick Lecomte 19 Oct 2021

Construction on Africa's largest data centre commences in Gauteng
Construction on Africa's largest data centre commences in Gauteng

Vantage Data Centers has announced the start of construction on its R15bn data centre campus in Gauteng, the American company's first one in SA...

13 Oct 2021

Aecom launches 2021/22 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide
Aecom launches 2021/22 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

Aecom has launched the 32nd edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide which shares insights about commercial and retail developments and...

12 Oct 2021

Kenya sets up audit team for loss-making power distributor
Kenya sets up audit team for loss-making power distributor

Kenya has set up an audit and oversight team to supervise loss-making power distributor Kenya Power, the Interior Ministry said...

By George Obulutsa 8 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

Crystal Ventures to invest $200m in Congo Republic industrial park
Crystal Ventures to invest $200m in Congo Republic industrial park

Crystal Ventures, the Rwandan Patriotic Front's investment arm, has committed $200m to infrastructure development at Congo Republic's Maloukou industrial zone...

By Christian Elion 4 Oct 2021

AfDB approves $116m loan to upgrade Tanzania's southern road corridor
AfDB approves $116m loan to upgrade Tanzania's southern road corridor

The African Development Bank has approved a $116m loan for the Tanzanian government to upgrade the 160km Mnivata-Newala-Masasi road corridor...

28 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses
Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses

Safaricom is in talks with Kenya Power to install a 31.7bn shillings ($288m) smart metering system for the utility to slash power losses...

By Duncan Miriri 17 Sep 2021

UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks
UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday, 15 September, urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal...

By Michelle Nichols 16 Sep 2021

How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape
How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape

South African businesses which have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes...

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley 15 Sep 2021

Kenya making significant progress with renewable energy
Kenya making significant progress with renewable energy

Kenya will be taking centre stage at this year's Africa Oil Week (AOW), set for November, with cabinet secretary for petroleum and mining John Munyes...

14 Sep 2021

Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply
Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply

Senegal has completed reforms that will unlock a five-year grant of $550m from the United States that will help build high-voltage power transmission lines and...

By Bate Felix 9 Sep 2021

Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower
Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower

Images have been revealed for the Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower that will reportedly become the second tallest tower in Africa...

8 Sep 2021

Standard Chartered arranges $1.1bn financing for Angola water project
Standard Chartered arranges $1.1bn financing for Angola water project

Standard Chartered said on Monday, 6 September, that it had arranged $1.1bn of financing for the Angolan government for a water supply project...

By Alexander Winning 7 Sep 2021



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