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Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…

Mercer LLC
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Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: ReadAFRICA.global |

African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity - A review of the book "BIG BARRELS"

Book Review by Funke Michaels, Curator, ReadAFRICA.global

BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it’s about time, too. By showcasing examples of countries where the ‘Resource Curse’ is being overcome, NJ Ayuk and João Gaspar Marques have placed a finger right…

Source: GE |

On the occasion of the ground breaking ceremony of the proposed Kabarak University Teaching Research & Referral Mission Hospital

Kabarak University is partnering with international organizations to develop a 500-bed, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital to be located in Kabarak, Nakuru County

Kabarak University is partnering with international organizations to develop a 500-bed, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital to be located in Kabarak, Nakuru County. In addition, the project scope will comprise of a 250 bed Kabarak University Hospital Nairobi and modernization of 23 mission of hospitals under Christian Health Association of Kenya…

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Efacec strengthens Bissau’s electrical capacity

Portuguese company designs infrastructure to bring more energy to Guinean capital

Efacec (www.Efacec.pt/en) won the international public tender, promoted by the public company Eletricidade e Águas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB), for the construction of essential infrastructure to double the current installed electrical capacity of Bissau. The contract, worth 10 million euros, includes the construction of two substations and a 6.2 km long…

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ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind project in Ghana

The project is expected to require an investment of approximately $120 million and to start operations early 2019

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) and eleQtra (www.eleQtra.com), a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind power project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is…

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At 50, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) expands research investment with the inauguration of 205.5 ha research farm

The Ago Owu research station is located in Ayedade Local Government Area, Osun state, and will primarily serve as a research and training facility that will backstop the state’s agricultural programs and offer training support to the youth

As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (www.IITA.org) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute today inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at farm level. The Ago-Owu research station is located in Ayedade…

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Lack of education and mismatched skills remain major obstacles to Africa’s development agenda

With an estimated 364 million Africans between the age of 15 and 35 years, Africa is has the world’s youngest population

The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans, is in jeopardy, if the underlying issues that hinder development are not adequately addressed. With Africa expected to double its population over the next 25 years and the working-age population expected…

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$1 billion Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS

$20 million agreement for Liberia’s first solar field inked as Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives; “Power to the African people,” says Israeli MP Neguise

Under the MOU signed today between the State of Israel and ECOWAS, Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community.  “In honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s two…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ERA 2017 launched in Addis Ababa with call on Africa to link urban and industrial development

ERA 2017, whose theme is Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation emphasizes that cities require better performing industrialization and industrialization on the other hand needs better functioning cities

The Economic Commission for Africa’s flagship, the Economic Report on Africa 2017, was launched in Addis Ababa today with Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, calling on African governments to make deliberate efforts to create links between urban and industrial development in the context of their national development plans. Ms. Biha,…