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  • The Federal Government Begs Dangote to Complete Refinery Before 2019

    NIGERIA, 2017/08/01 The Federal Government has said it relies heavily on the Dangote refinery (www.Dangote.com) to fulfill its promise to Nigerians to end fuel importation by December 2019. To this end, the Minister of National for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, who visited the Dangote oil refinery site at Lekki Free Trade Zone, in Lagos, said the government is ready to play its part as a responsible government to assist in making sure the project is completed before the scheduled date.
  • Lagos slums are being razed to make way for luxury properties. That’s Nigeria

    NIGERIA, 2017/04/15  
  • Sustainable construction in Senegal

    DAKAR CITY, 2016/05/22 The Senegalese capital of Dakar is spreading in each direction. New houses - white, yellow, pink - some tiled and others rising towers of raw breezeblocks, are transforming the city. Senegal’s building boom is helped in part due to three cement companies in the country. Building one’s own home, one floor at a time, is an accessible dream for those that can afford it. But environmentally speaking, the cement houses are energy deficient and badly insulated.
  • Uganda: Shs42 Billion Airport Expansion Starts

    UGANDA, 2016/04/21 Government yesterday launched a Shs42.6b project to expand Entebbe International Airport's departure and arrival terminals. President Museveni in August last year, launched a $200m expansion works on the airport but Mr John Byabagambi, the Works minister, said the project he was launching was independent of what the president had commissioned. He said President Museveni launched "a mega project" which includes the expansion of the terminal buildings, building additional aero bridges, a cargo centre that could be 10 times bigger than the existing one.
  • Egypt's Dubai envy won't save its economy

    EGYPT, 2015/04/06 Two weeks ago, while Israelis were debating which party's program was additional likely to solve the housing crisis, in Egypt, the government was unveiling a plan that makes Yair Lapid’s "zero-VAT" plan and Moshe Kahlon’s designs of wresting control over the Israel Lands Authority look like the work of munchkin apparatchiks with little vision and even less daring. The plan, unveiled by Egyptian Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly at the Egypt Economic Development Conference, is to build a new capital in the desert east of Cairo, no less. And not just a capital, but one of superlatives. In 10 or so years, if the plans keep to schedule, the as from presently on unnamed city will home between five and seven million people on a 700-square kilometer site.
  • ECOWAS 'makes quantum leap' in economic integration

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2014/03/31 The 15-member regional bloc ECOWAS has made a 'quantum leap' in the advancement of its economic integration, with the adoption of Common External Tariff (CET), efforts to relaunch monetary integration and the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the EU, a top ECOWAS official said Friday. ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo told West African leaders gathered in the Ivorian capital, Yamoussoukro, for their 44th ordinary summit that the adoption of the CET by the leaders at their summit in Dakar last year, and which is due approaching into result 1 Jan. 2015, was a 'crucial step in the realisation of the Customs Union'.
  • New city developments are springing up across Africa,

    NIGERIA, 2014/03/11 New city developments are springing up across Africa, conference request from the super-rich, but they don’t answer the additional pressing request for affordable housing for the masses. The initial residential building of Nigeria’s new city, Eko Atlantic, will be open in two years, according to its developers, inaugurating a metropolis which is set to home additional than 250,000 people. “The initial residential tower will open in 2016,” says David Frame, managing director of South Energyx Nigeria Ltd, the firm responsible for the development.
  • Kenyan contractors fail to install solar water heating systems /Risk Jail

    KENYA, 2014/03/11 Kenyan contractors and property developers who fail to install solar water heating systems on buildings that use additional than 100 litres of hot water a day risk jail terms and fines under new rules laid down by the country's energy sector regulator. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has warned developers and contractors that they must comply with energy regulations published in May 2012 on solar water heating, or risk the penalties, which aim to cut the use of non-renewable energy. "Any person who fails to comply with regulations of the ERC on water heating systems commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a conviction of Kenya shilling 1 million (about $12,000) or to imprisonment for a term of one year, or to both", said a media notice signed by the ERC's Director-General Kaburu Mwirichia.
  • Gold Firm Builds Sh2.5 Billion High School in Tarime Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2014/01/13 MAMA Maria Nyerere on Wednesday laid a foundation stone for a secondary school named next the Father of the Country, Julius Kambarage Nyerere, in Nyamwaga village in Tarime district, Mara region. A statement by Nyamwaga village government presented to Mama Maria said they had named the school next Mwalimu Nyerere in memory of Tanzania's initial president's exemplary leadership in serving the country.
  • Assembly Complex to Be Handed Over End of Year in Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2013/09/01 Contractors of the US$27M new National Assembly complex that is currently at an advanced stage of construction have disclosed to the Daily Observer that the high-tech Legislative home will be handed over to the government of the Republic of The Gambia by the end of the year. The pledge was made Tuesday during a visit to the construction site by the minister of Transport, Works, Infrastructure and National Assembly Matters, Balla Garba Jahumpa. The government of The Gambia, it would be recalled, had on 26th July 2010 awarded a arrangement for the construction of the new Assembly building to an Indian company called Shapoorji Pallonji Company Limited, with Stup Consultants Private Company Limited being responsible for the design and supervision of the project.
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