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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio launches the Sierra Leone Health Village, turns Sod for the Construction of Ultra-Modern General Hospital at Kerry Town

Project will create a minimum of 200 local jobs in the Kerry Town area

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has launched the Sierra Leone health village and turned the sod for the construction of an ultra-modern general hospital at Kerry Town, Western Rural District. “I am informed that per the MOU, EASI Trading Limited will build a 150-bed general Hospital that will…

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6th Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week opens Virtually to Discuss Infrastructure Development in the New Decade of PIDA Programme

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week is an annual conference held to accelerate infrastructure implementation on the continent

The 6th PIDA Week opened virtually on Tuesday under the theme “New decade, new realities, new priorities – positioning PIDA and infrastructure development in Africa’s continued growth and economic recovery”. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week is an annual conference held to accelerate infrastructure implementation on the continent.…

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DHL Global Forwarding invests 126.5 million rand in new facility in South Africa

The new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand

Signs exclusive ten-year lease for approximately 13,000 square meters of office and warehousing space at the newly-developed Skyparks Business Estate near Oliver Reginald (O.R.) Tambo International Airport; the new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand. In a strategic move…

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Sahel region: the African Development Bank pledges to mobilise $6.5 Billion in support of the Great Green Wall Initiative

The Great Green Wall’s plan is to plant an 8,000 km long and 15 km wide mosaic of trees, grasslands, vegetation and plants across the Sahara and Sahel

The Sahel region's Great Green Wall Initiative received a major boost from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Monday. During a forum hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Bank pledged to assist in mobilising up to $6.5 billion over five years,…

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Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia, expanding its leadership in Africa

The 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian households

The company will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the Assela project; the 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian households; the wind farm is set to be commissioned by Spring 2023, and will save more than 260,000 tons…

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Africa on the Right Track to Implement its Infrastructure Priorities for the Next Decade (2021-2030)

First extra-ordinary meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIIET) kicks off virtually

The First extra-ordinary meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIIET) kicks off virtually on Monday under the theme “Africa’s Infrastructure Priorities 2021-2020”. On its first day, the meeting brought together more than 170 experts drawn from African Union Member…

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Africa’s Infrastructure Ministers to meet virtually to validate Second Phase of Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and launch of African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM)

According to the commissioner, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further accentuated the need for Africa to focus on inclusive and sustainable infrastructure development

The First extra-ordinary meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIIET) will be held from 14-15 December 2020 virtually, under the theme Africa’s Infrastructure Priorities 2020-2030. Organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD),…

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Webb Fontaine Recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Tech, Customs and Trade with Two Honours at Nigeria Technology Awards 2020

Both awards were officially presented to Ope Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria

Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) was presented with a double header of prestigious titles at this year's Nigerian Technology Awards (NiTA). A leading provider of solutions for Trade Facilitation powered by Artificial Intelligence, Webb Fontaine was one of the event's big winners, landing the two of the most sought-after honours: Most Enterprising…

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Investors commit Billions at Lagos Free Zone in Nigeria

Located 65kms east of Lagos, in the immediate vicinity of upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos Free Zone aims to enhance the ease of doing business in Nigeria

Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) (www.LagosFreeZone.com), the first privately owned special economic zone in Nigeria with an integrated deep sea port, is home to several reputable global brands. Located 65kms east of Lagos, in the immediate vicinity of upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos Free Zone aims to enhance the…

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African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN) holds its Inaugural High-level Steering Committee Meeting

ANWIN’s major areas of engagement include political steering and advocacy, technical support, and advisory services, as well as knowledge exchange and capacity building

The African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN) High-level Steering Committee members, including ANWIN’s founding members, meet virtually for the first ordinary session. In her opening remarks, H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union, indicates Africa must ensure that women are well represented in…