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Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, 2 November, inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%...

7 Nov 2017

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

By Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa

According to Samuel Oguah, an energy specialist with the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, “The Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa report has a very simple message...

28 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain...

By Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

21 Aug 2017

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project...

13 Jul 2017

The internet of everything water

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank...

By Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

Powering up Africa with technology

Technology and the impact it will inevitably have on the sector is at the forefront of all the conversations in the African utilities space...

5 Jun 2017

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International

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion.

7 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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