News : Infrastructures

Uganda: Who Funded Projects Museveni Launched During Election Campaign?

[Monitor] President Museveni commissioned more than a dozen infrastructure development projects, including five roads, four markets, two power substations and a water transport vessel all worth at least Shs1.3 trillion in the last 50 days of last year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kirubia Stadium to Be Complete in Two Weeks

[Nation] Construction of Sh247 million Kirubia Stadium in Tharaka-Nithi County will be completed in two weeks according to Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Arusha Airport Facelift Gathers Pace

[Daily News] Arusha -- PLANS are underway to relocate the Arusha-Minjingu highway to facilitate Arusha Airport operations. Part of the stretch will now feature in the envisioned Kisongo-four way lane, Arusha Airport Manager Elipid Tesha said on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Major Facelift On Technical Schools

[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has spent a whopping 16.43bn/- in renovating education infrastructure of the country's nine technical schools, including employing 150 teachers, it has been stated. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: First Four of 24 Newly-Built NMS Hospitals to Be Opened

[Nation] Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) will next week commission the first four of 24 new hospitals that have been under construction by the entity since last year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Report Backs Govt's Moves to Sell Moribund Assets

[This Day] A new report by the pan-African credit rating agency, Agusto & Co, has backed the decision of the federal government to sell assets to fund critical infrastructure. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The Weeds Are Growing Waist-High On Eastern Cape Train Stations

[GroundUp] Uitenhage -- Toilets, piping, basins, light bulbs, ticket machines have been stolen, and at De Mist station in Uitenhage weeds are growing waist-high. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Increase in Vaal Dam Levels

[Govt of SA] Rise in Vaal Dam overtakes last year's levels, impacts positively on the IVRS (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sh14 Million Naivasha Dam Project That Is Now a White Elephant

[Nation] A dam that was meant to benefit more than 30,000 villagers from Nyodia, located in the outskirts of Naivasha town, is now a white elephant after it was abandoned before completion. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sh900 Million Kinoru Stadium 'Cannot Host Division One Matches' - FKF

[Nation] Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has ruled that the newly refurbished Kinoru Stadium in Meru County which cost Sh900million cannot host international matches as intended due to poor playing surface. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Respite From Load Shedding - but Don't Put Away the Candles

[Daily Maverick] Despite Eskom's suspension of load shedding on Monday night, the power utility's three-month outlook for demand and generation capacity indicates a high likelihood of continued load shedding until mid-April. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Families Affected By Dam Construction Are Unhappy With State's Compensation

[GroundUp] Villagers who were displaced by the construction of the Nandoni Dam had been waiting 22 years to be compensated. Some of them finally received their offers from the Department of Water and Sanitation but say the offers are too low to cover what they lost. Archive photo: Bernard Chiguvare (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ogun Moves to Renovate M.K.O. Abiola, Dipo Dina Stadia

[Daily Trust] Ogun State Government says it has initiated plans to renovate and build new sporting facilities in Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta and Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Demolishes Dilapidated Buildings in 532 Primary Schools

[This Day] In a bid to add aesthetic values and rid school environment of miscreants, the Ekiti State Government has begun the demolition of dilapidated structures in 532 primary schools across the state. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Loadshedding Suspended

[] Eskom has suspended loadshedding as the generation capacity has improved following the return of some generators to service. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sugar Companies Face Frustrations Amid Revival Bid

[Nation] Court cases, debts, lack of political goodwill and competing interests among sugar millers conspire to delay the revival of the collapsed sugar sector, resulting in a long, tortuous wait by farmers from the western Kenya's sugar belt. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Yes, We Can Mr. President!

[Observer] President Weah did not hide his shock and disbelief at what he saw when he visited some public schools around Monrovia recently. He openly chided Education Minister Ansu Sonii for being responsible for the abjectly poor conditions under which students are learning. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UK-Africa Conference to Boost Zim Industry

[The Herald] When President Mnangagwa announced on November 24, 2017 that Zimbabwe would pursue an engagement and re-engagement drive to establish and re-establish good relations with all countries of the world, many people thought it was empty talk. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Construction of U.S.$10 Million Gorilla Conservation Centre Nears Completion

[New Times] The construction of the Ellen DeGeneres campus which is close to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi sector of Musanze district is at 50 percent. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Global Leadership - We Need Skilful, Dexterous, Humble Leaders to Create a World Order With Sustainable Solutions

[Daily Maverick] It is time for a new kind of leadership to emerge -- leadership that thinks globally and locally, tenaciously guided by both a pragmatic and visionary modus operandi, leadership that blends strength with humility, leadership that does not amass power for the sake of power. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Loadshedding Continues On Monday

[] Eskom is currently implementing Stage 2 loadshedding as the country's power system remains constrained and vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: State Releases Funds to Rebuild Schools Destroyed By Floods

[Nation] The government has disbursed funds for the re-construction of schools destroyed by floods in Baringo, Kisumu, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sh1.9 Billion Floating Bridge 'Too Far' for Mombasa Residents

[Nation] Susan Anyango has not used the newly-completed Likoni floating bridge since it was early this month. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Bassa Rep. Joe Unhappy With Apm Terminals Alleged Tariff Increase

[LINA] Buchanan -- Grand Bassa County Representative Matthew Fairplay Joe has called for swift Legislative inquiry into the allegation of "Tariff Increment" by local seaport operator ATM Terminals. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Water Crisis Extends Beyond Impact of Ethiopia's Nile Dam

[African Arguments] The long negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia on the terms under which the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be filled and operated have shown little sign so far of agreement. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Industry Decries Higher Export Retention Threshold

[Zimbabwe Independent] INDUSTRY experts have decried the decision by the central bank to increase the export retention threshold to 40% as it will affect production targets of manufacturers at a time the government is prioritising productivity. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lagos Eyes N192 Billion Fresh Loan for Infrastructure

[This Day] The Lagos State government is to borrow N192 billion this year to finance infrastructure development in the state. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Eskom Implements Loadshedding

[] Eskom has announced it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding from Thursday midday until Sunday evening. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Westville Households Get Electricity After 10 Years

[GroundUp] Nomonde Gwedashe has been living in Westville for more than ten years. On Monday, her home was among 1,000 shacks to get electricity from the municipality. Photo: Joseph Chirume (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kwara Begins Construction of U.S.$60 Million Roads

[This Day] TThe Kwara State Governor, Mr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commenced the construction of 700 kilometres of roads at the cost of $60 million. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Rita Kavashe - Shattering Stereotypes in the World of Vehicles

[East African] For a long time, vehicles have largely been the domain of men. (AllAfrica)