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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)

Africa: Ghana's Unstable Building Problem Is About More Than Lax Regulation

[The Conversation Africa] Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda between 2004 and 2008. Another identified 112 cases in Lagos, Nigeria from December 1978 to April 2008. Cities in Ghana and Kenya, too, have recorded similar fatal incidents. (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)

Namibia: Govt Rubbishes Claims About Cracks in Neckartal Dam Wall

[Namibian] THE MINISTRY of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has rejected as misleading a video circulating on social media and suggesting there is a hole or crack in the Neckartal Dam's wall. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, Britain Ink Sh8billion Affordable Houses Deal

[Nation] Kenya is to receive at least Sh8 billion from the United Kingdom for putting up affordable houses. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Cement - Construction Industry's Catch-22

[Addis Fortune] Even after a change in government policy, builders and developers are having trouble receiving a sufficient supply of cement. Broken machinery, the insecurity in different parts of the country, and a lack of spare parts has hamstrung the industry, writes MAYA MISIKIR, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Delving Into Cape Town's Art Deco Heritage

[UCT] On Thursday, 14 January, Summer School attendees were treated to an insightful lecture on Cape Town's Art Deco heritage, presented by Dr André van Graan - a heritage architect and the former head of architectural technology and interior design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: SAN Faults Lagos Govt Over Illegal Building Constructions in Lekki Estate

[This Day] Former Chairman of AMCON, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has condemned a situation where trespassers build on other people's lands without any authentic survey plan or building approval while Lagos State government officials saddled with the responsibility of stopping such anomally look the other way. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lekki Homeowners Send SoS to Sanwo-Olu Over Illegal Constructions

[Vanguard] Homeowners and land allottees in Alma Beach Estate, Lekki have raised the alarm over ongoing construction of several buildings without government permit by landgrabbers terrorising their community with hired policemen and thugs. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital Upgrade to Be Completed in February

[New Times] The works to upgrade the infrastructure of King Faisal Hospital are nearing completion and the contractor is expected to hand over the project by next month, February 2021. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Photos - King Faisal Hospital Upgrade to Be Completed in February

[New Times] The works to upgrade the infrastructure of King Faisal Hospital are nearing completion and the contractor is expected to hand over the project by next month, February 2021. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dete Dagga Homes Face Destruction Under Heavy Rainfall

[New Zimbabwe] Dete -- Hundreds of residents in Dete's Old Township in Hwange district are living in fear as their pole and dagga homes are collapsing due to excessive rains that have been pounding the area. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Attributes Rising Cement Price to Production Challenges

[This Day] The federal government yesterday lamented the rising price of cement in the country. (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: Nistructe - Coren's Delay of Enabling Guidelines Fosters Building Collapse

[This Day] The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, NIStructE has stated that the delay by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in responding to its draft guidelines to regulate the practice of Structural Engineering in the country fosters building collapse. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Cemented Fate

[Addis Fortune] Bags of cement are stacked up high in Megenagna, one of the more famous retailing areas in Addis Abeba. But the closed warehouses in the photo betray the turbulence of a market where production is low, prices escalating, and the authorities are at a loss on how to address the challenge. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: No Plans to Urbanise Seke Rural As Illegal Structures Mushroom - Council

[New Zimbabwe] The Manyame Rural District Council has warned desperate home seekers not to buy land in Seke Rural amid reports that the local authority would soon be granted government permission to urbanise the area. (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)

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)

Angola: Minister Foresees Completion of Sanatorium Hospital Works By July

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Construction works of Sanatorium Hospital in Luanda may end in July this year, said Thursday the Angolan Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta, who foresees the re-opening of infrastructure by the year-end. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Francistown Foot Bridge On Cards

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- Acting Francistown town clerk, Mr Lawrence Mazinyane, says funds permitting, a 200-metre foot-bridge will be constructed between Somerset Extension and Block 2 locations in the city. (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)

Rwanda: Setback for Farmers As Rains Disrupt Construction of Pineapple Processing Plant

[New Times] Ndereyemungu: Our cooperative supplies between 30 tonnes and 50 tonnes per week during harvesting season to different parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt to Complete Reconstruction of Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Road Before 2023

[This Day] The federal government has said that a lot of progress is being made on the ongoing reconstruction work on the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project, assuring that it would be completed before 2023, during the life of the current administration. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tarura Allocates 800bn/ - for Roads Construction

[Daily News] TANZANIA Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA) has set aside 800bn/- that would go towards constructing 400 kilometres roads countrywide. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: NMS Announce Second Phase of Housing Upgrade

[Nairobi News] Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has earmarked 10 more County government estates for redevelopment in the second phase of an affordable housing project in the capital. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sh350 Million Stadium to Be Ready Next Month, Says Wamalwa

[Nation] The construction of the Sh350 million Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu is set to be completed next month. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Housing Minister - Construction Works At Nac's CBD About to Be Finalized

[Egypt Online] Housing Minister Essam el Gazzar said on Sunday 10/1/2021 that 53 floors of the Iconic Tower, Africa's tallest building with a height of about 400 meters, have been finalized and fronts of other towers are currently under construction in the Central Business District (CBD) at the New Administrative Capital. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Railway Corporation, Chinese Company Sign MOU to Develop Infrastructures

[ENA] Ethiopian Railway Corporation and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop infrastructures connecting the national railway line with Awash Petroleum Depot. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Isimba Bridge to Spark Growth - Farmers

[Monitor] By Sam Caleb Opio (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Construction of Rail From Nigeria to Niger Republic, an Insult - Labour

[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Trade Union Congress, TUC, Thursday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over the recent approval of $1.96 billion for the construction of a rail line from Kano-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi in Niger Republic. (AllAfrica)