ZIMBABWE MUKUYU GAS FIELD RANKED SECOND LARGEST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

ZIMBABWE MUKUYU GAS FIELD RANKED SECOND LARGEST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

GLOBAL energy research firm Wood Mackenzie has recognised Mukuyu gas field as the second largest sub-Saharan Africa discovery in 2023, boosting confidence in the quality and scale of this new asset in the region.

The gas field, straddling Muzarabani and Mbire districts, was discovered by Australian firm Invictus Energy Limited.

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WHY HO AIRPORT IS STILL NOT OPERATIONAL NEARLY SIX YEARS AFTER COMPLETION IN GHANA

WHY HO AIRPORT IS STILL NOT OPERATIONAL NEARLY SIX YEARS AFTER COMPLETION IN GHANA

The Ho Airport, developed to boost the economy of the Volta Region and adjoining regions, is still idle after nearly six years of completion.

A visit to the facility last Friday indicated that the airport was in good shape and was being well maintained.

However, since Passion Air halted operations

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ETHIOPIA ELECTRIC POWER SET TO CONNECT POWER POOLS TO SOUTH AFRICA

ETHIOPIA ELECTRIC POWER SET TO CONNECT POWER POOLS TO SOUTH AFRICA

The executives of Ethiopian Electric Power have disclosed ambitious plans to connect eastern and southern African power pools and supply energy to South Africa within five years.

In 2023, reports indicated that South Africa had experienced unprecedented electricity shortages, as the coal plants that generate 85 percent of the nation’s

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DELAYED BEAU VALLON PROMENADE PROJECT FINALLY KICK-OFF IN SEYCHELLES

DELAYED BEAU VALLON PROMENADE PROJECT FINALLY KICK-OFF IN SEYCHELLES

The Beau Vallon Promenade project in the north of Mahe, Seychelles’ main island, will begin on Thursday, February 22, with the felling of several trees in the area, in the first phase, to make space for the planned development.

The development spearheaded by the government and financed by the construction

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HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

Addressing Liberia’s perennial power crisis will require significant financial investment, with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) estimating that between US$700 million to US$1 billion is needed for the construction of a reservoir to alleviate the electricity issue. The lack of a sufficient reservoir at the Mount Coffee Power plant has

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HOW MOROCCO EMERGE AS EUROPE’S GATEWAY TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

HOW MOROCCO EMERGE AS EUROPE’S GATEWAY TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

As global supply chains face ongoing disruptions, European companies are rethinking their sourcing strategies. According to Maersk, a recent whitepaper revealed that over 64% of European firms have changed how they source materials to deal with supply chain instability. Beyond shortening supply chains, companies want more flexibility and less

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NIGERIA FCT MINISTER FLAG OFF REHABILITATION OF GWAGWA-DEIDEI ROAD

NIGERIA FCT MINISTER FLAG OFF REHABILITATION OF GWAGWA-DEIDEI ROAD

Nigeria FCT Minister Wike has pledged to rehabilitate the Gwagwa-Karimo-Deidei road to ease traffic congestion.

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, flagged off the construction of the five-kilometer access road in Saburi, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

The event marked the sixth and final ceremony

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IVORY COAST GOVT SECURE CLIMATE CHANGE FUNDS FROM IMF

IVORY COAST GOVT SECURE CLIMATE CHANGE FUNDS FROM IMF

The Ivorian government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff have agreed on a climate change reform program backed by a $1.3bn loan from the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF).

In a statement, the IMF highlighted Cote d’Ivoire’s vulnerability to climate change, with rising temperatures, erratic rainfall, floods, rising sea

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KIGALI CITY SET TO DEMOLISHES 28 SUBSTANDARD HOUSES IN RWANDA

KIGALI CITY SET TO DEMOLISHES 28 SUBSTANDARD HOUSES IN RWANDA

The City of Kigali has announced that it will demolish up to 28 substandard houses in a housing estate commonly known as Kwa Dubai, in Kinyinya Sector of Gasabo District and that “the investor has to compensate the victims of the shoddy work.”

The Kinyinya-based estate owned by businessman Jean

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WORK MINISTER CALLS TO FAST-TRACK COMMENCEMENT OF KAMPALA-JINJA EXPRESSWAY

WORK MINISTER CALLS TO FAST-TRACK COMMENCEMENT OF KAMPALA-JINJA EXPRESSWAY

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has renewed a call to the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, to fast-track the commencement of works on the 77 km Kampala-Jinja Expressway.

Speaker Among made the call while chairing Tuesday’s plenary sitting.

“The loan was approved, and since 2020

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IRDP SET TO IMPLEMENT CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR NEW BUILDING PROJECTS IN TANZANIA

IRDP SET TO IMPLEMENT CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR NEW BUILDING PROJECTS IN TANZANIA

The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) is implementing a mega project for the construction of four new buildings to accommodate students.

The Institute has already set aside 11bn/- in the project which includes adding buildings for academic and student hostels, focusing on improving and widening accommodation facilities and training

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STATE GOVT. TO BUILD ₦40M OFFICE AT ONE OF BOKO HARAM STRONGHOLD IN NIGERIA

STATE GOVT. TO BUILD ₦40M OFFICE AT ONE OF BOKO HARAM STRONGHOLD IN NIGERIA

From their enclave, the terrorists have staged violent attacks against civilians and security personnel including local vigilantes trying to subdue their reign.

The Niger State Government has budgeted N40 million for the “construction and furnishing of offices” at Allawa Game Reserve, a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents terrorizing the area.

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TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

Niger could soon supply diesel to Togo. Talks in this framework were recently held, according to a press release from the Nigerien Ministry in charge of Energy. The release referenced a meeting that took place on February 17, 2023, between the Ministers of Energy of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and

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GHANA GOVT. APPROVED GH¢150 TO CONTRACTORS FOR ROAD MAINTENANACE

GHANA GOVT. APPROVED GH¢150 TO CONTRACTORS FOR ROAD MAINTENANACE

The Gov­ernment has made available GH¢150 million to contractors, to undertake road maintenance across the country.

“The government has released an amount of GH¢150 million for the engagement and payment to road contractors un­dertaking pothole patch­ing across the country,” the Ministry of Roads and Highways, said in a statement issued

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WHY PRIORITIZING AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY FOR AFRICA AGENDA 2063

WHY PRIORITIZING AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY FOR AFRICA AGENDA 2063

Sub Saharan African renowned Infrastructure Development Expert Dr Tinashe Manzungu has urged African countries to prioritise infrastructure development as part of the continent’s efforts to attain the Africa Agenda 2063.

In an interview, Manzungu emphasised the essence of infrastructure development in building ‘The Africa We Want’.

He urged African governments

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HARARE-CHIRUNDU HIGHWAY UPGRADE PROJECT TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ZAIMBABWE

HARARE-CHIRUNDU HIGHWAY UPGRADE PROJECT TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ZAIMBABWE

Hundreds of youths are daily flocking to the Department of Labour offices in Chinhoyi where they are registering their names for possible employment at the recently unveiled Harare-Chirundu highway project.

The offices, situated at what is popularly known as the Old Chinese Complex adjacent to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital, have lately

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NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

Federal government has established an ad-hoc ministerial committee on security of highways construction projects across the country.

In a statement by the director information, Ministry of Works, Olusola Abiola, the minister of works, Engr David Umahi while inaugurating the committee called on all Nigerians to show patriotism by joining hands

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ZIMBABWE RURAL ROAD SET FOR FACELIFT AFTER PRESIDENT ACQUIRES 300 TRACTORS

ZIMBABWE RURAL ROAD SET FOR FACELIFT AFTER PRESIDENT ACQUIRES 300 TRACTORS

Rural roads are set for a major facelift in line with Vision 2030 after President Mnangagwa secured 300 Belarus tractors to boost the capacity of the Rural Infrastructural Development Agency (RIDA) to maintain gravel and earth roads for the speedy movement of goods and people.

The intervention by the President

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SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

Construction of a 50-kilometre strategic road that will link Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries through neighbouring Zambia is underway which will facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services in the region.

Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) Rukwa Regional Manager, Ms Mgeni Mwanga said that the completion of the

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AVIATION CENTRE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

AVIATION CENTRE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

Rwanda, on February 14, launched a Centre of Excellence for Aviation Skills (CEAS) aimed at building local capacity and empowering the labour force in the aviation industry in the region and beyond.

The five-year project will be implemented in collaboration with the African Development Bank at an investment worth $26.6

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