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Cable theft stunts connectivity availability

By: Paige Müller     13th July 2018 South Africa’s cable-theft pandemic has made the prospect of a copper-based fixed digital subscriber line (DSL) infrastructure framework unachievable for the country’s Internet service providers (ISPs), says international wireless connectivity provider RADWIN. RADWIN sales director Nick Ehrke... 

World Bank approves $2.1bn loans for Nigerian projects

By: Reuters     29th June 2018 The World Bank said on Thursday it had approved a total of $2.1-billion in concessionary loans to fund projects in Nigeria aimed at improving access to electricity and promoting governance. The projects approved by the International Development Association (IDA), the bank's low-interest arm, are... 

Edenville, Sinohydro extend MoU to December 2019

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th June 2018 Energy commodity developer Edenville Energy has extended the validity of its memorandum of understanding (MoU) with hydropower engineering company Sinohydro Corporation of China, over the Rukwa coal project, in south-west Tanzania, to December 2019.  

Poor people most vulnerable to climate change – economist

By: African News Agency      21st June 2018 An estimated 20-million people will be pushed into poverty because of climate change in 2030, which may possibly rocket to more than 100-million people if speedy social developments are not conducted, an economist said on Wednesday. “We estimated that 20-million people will be pushed into poverty... 

Tè Power starts construction on $121m Guinea IPP project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th March 2018 Guinea-based special purpose company Tè Power Company, which is sponsored by Africa-focused energy project developer Endeavour Energy, has reached financial close and started construction on the $121-million Tè Power Plant project – a 50 MW greenfield thermal power plant in Conakry, Guinea.  

Kariba dam rehabilitation project, Zambia

13th March 2015 The World Bank, the European Union, the African Development Bank and the government of Sweden have agreed to provide Zimbabwe and Zambia with $294-million for the repair of the Kariba dam wall. 

Jiji-Mulembwe hydropower project, Burundi

By: Sheila Barradas     30th May 2014 The project involves the construction of two hydrostations with a combined 48 MW capacity. 

Grand Inga hydropower project, Democratic Republic of Congo

28th March 2014 The World Bank's board has approved a $73-million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam. 

“The World Bank’s Thirsty Energy initiative: Will water constrain our energy future?”

24th March 2014 Exclusive interview with Diego J. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, Water Unit, The World Bank.  Diego is a panelist in the Water-Energy-Food nexus panel dialogue during the water track at the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town on 13 May.  He will unpack The World Bank’s global initiative:... 

Helwan South power plant project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     27th September 2013 The project comprises two components – the Helwan south power plant and the gas pipelines. 

In 2010, The World Bank lent Eskom 3.75 billion dollars to build the Medupi power station

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2013 Some of the material conditions under which the loan was granted were that Medupi would install Flu-gas Desulfurization and that Eskom would meet South Africa's air quality emissions standards and legislation. Both conditions were touted as being some of the advantages of Medupi: it would be a... 

Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania

By: Sheila Barradas     6th September 2013 The aim of the 80 MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project is to increase the supply of electricity to the national grids of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. 

Logistics skills gaps undermining SA’s competitiveness

14th June 2013 The supply chain skills gap has increased significantly and is negatively impacting on the competitiveness of the South African economy, says University of Johannesburg researchers Rose Luke and Gert Heyns in the 2012 Supply Chain Skills Gap Survey. 

Venezuela mining outlook grim

By: Joachim Bamrud     21st November 2012 The mining sector in Venezuela is expected to continue declining as a result of minimal private participation after the government nationalised gold mining and discouraged other private mining, industry officials say. “There’s no major private mining company today,” says Luis Alejandro Rojas... 

Giza North power project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     30th March 2012 The project involves the construction of a 1 500 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant, at Giza north, near Cairo. 

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