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Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

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 15 Jun 2021

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 15 Jun 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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