African leaders endorse major continental infrastructure programmeAfrican Development Bank | 01 Feb 2012
African Heads of State on Monday endorsed the launch of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), a multi-billion dollar initiative that will run through 2040.In a statement at their 18th summit held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the Heads of State approved the...
Afrique de l'Ouest: 13,1 milliards de francs CFA de l'AFD pour des projetsfr.allafrica.com | 04 Jan 2012
Fratmat.info (Abidjan)-L'Agence française de développement (Afd) a accordé en fin d'année dernière, à Ouagadougou au Burkina, une subvention de 13,1 milliards de francs Cfa à la Commission de l'Union économique et monétaire ouest africaine (Uemoa) pour financer la mise en oeuvre des projets du...
La station de transport "Tahtouh", à Médéa, fermée par les riverainsAlgérie Presse Service | 05 Dec 2011
La fermeture de cette station de transport intervient après un mouvement de protestation, enclenché vendredi par les riverains, appuyés par des habitants des cités Baba Ali et Ouchène qui se plaignent, depuis plusieurs années, des désagréments engendrés par les dizaines de bus qui transitent...
Africa Nears Agreement on Continental Infrastructure Plan With Accord in MoroccoAfrican Development Bank | 31 Oct 2011
The development of infrastructure is not something Africa can postpone. It is at the very core of the development of our continent to bring truly inclusive and sustainable economic growth over the long term. he said. PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa) promotes the development of regional and continental infrastructure projects in transport, energy, information and telecommunications technologies (ICT), as well as trans-boundary water.
Rains leave Mombasa homes, roads floodednairobistar.com | 04 May 2011
A heavy downpour in Mombasa town and its environs has displaced hundreds of people and rendered many roads impassable. Residents had to evacuate flooded homes yesterday morning after the rains that started on Sunday night. Admininstration police officers reported homes in Likoni had to be evacuated...
Tarime road under major repairsTanzania Standard Newspapers | 11 Apr 2011
THE 45 kilometre road that links thousands of villagers residing in Tarime district with the Mwanza-Sirari tarmac highway is undergoing major repairs to make it passable throughout the year, officials said on Sunday. The project will cost close to 600m/- that has been coughed up by the North Mara...
Sahel pipeline hits cash crunchafricareview.com | 28 Mar 2011
A pipeline designed to deliver Nigerian oil to Europe, through Niger and Algeria, has hit a cash crunch. This means that the countries it pass through will have to wait longer to enjoy the benefits of the project. Initially, the project dubbed Nigal project was scheduled to be operational in 2012....
Serengeti highway threatens national park's wildebeest migrationGuardian Unlimited | 27 Mar 2011
Tanzania condemned for planned road, which critics say will be disaster for environment and ecosystem. International pressure is growing on the Tanzanian government to shelve its controversial plans to build a two-lane highway across the Serengeti, one of the most important wildlife sites in the...
World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migrationReuters | 01 Mar 2011
The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles.
Uganda: Logistics Capacity Assessmentfeedproxy.google.com | 17 Feb 2011
As part of preparedness activities, together with the preparation of contingency plans, the Logistics Cluster develops comprehensive reports of the logistics of one country, including: a) Humanitarian logistics background, b) Infrastructure information (roads, airports, seaports, warehouses, etc),...
S Sudan's daunting challengesenglish.aljazeera.net | 07 Feb 2011
Southern Sudan is likely to become an independent nation once the official results of its referendum are announced. But many challenges lie ahead for what would be the world's newest nation.
Cairo upgrades battered taxis, cleans up imageReuters | 19 Jan 2011
Grimy old Fiats and Ladas have long been a defining feature of Cairo's creaking taxi fleet, clogging the city's streets and sputtering out fumes. Now the scruffy black-and-white cabs are giving way to metered, air-conditioned cars assembled in Egypt using kits from firms like General Motors, Hyundai of South Korea and China's Chery. Taxis under the French brand Peugeot originate from factories in Iran.
South Africa thieves hit traffic lights for Sim cardsBBC World Service | 17 Jan 2011
Some 400 high-tech South African traffic lights are out of action after thieves in Johannesburg stole the mobile phone Sim cards they contain. The thieves ran up bills amounting to thousands of dollars by using the stolen cards to make calls. Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) said it is investigating the possibility of an "inside job" after only the Sim card-fitted traffic lights were targeted.
How Kenya was left stranded with tanks meant for S. SudanDaily Nation | 09 Dec 2010
The US last year threatened to impose sweeping sanctions against Kenya if it delivered 32 Russian-made tanks to the government of Southern Sudan, according to leaked embassy cables. The cables prove that the government did not tell the truth when it claimed that the tanks were meant for the Kenyan military. Not only were the tanks, now lying at the Kahawa Barracks, meant for Southern Sudan, but a further 67 had already passed through Kenya.
Tough proposals in bid to rid Kenya roads of bloodDaily Nation | 09 Dec 2010
The number of Kenyans dying from road crashes is not likely to go down if recent reports are to go by. A report released by the Ministry of Transport indicates that 3,000 lives are lost annually through road carnage. In the report, 85 per cent of road accidents are caused by human error while 15 per cent are due to poor road conditions and defective vehicles.
Tanzania: Planned Highway a Threat to the SerengetiAllAfrica.com | 17 Nov 2010
The name Serengeti is a corruption by English and Swahili of the Maasai word Siringet. Siringet means a vast land that runs forever. Our modern understanding of Serengeti is that it is a straight and elongated grassland ecosystem, which is interspersed with wooded savanna and shrublands.
Uganda: Environmentalists Warn On Murram ExcavationAllAfrica.com | 22 Oct 2010
Kampala — environmentalists have expressed concern over the rate at which road constructors are degrading the environment in search of murram. They said the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) should ensure that constructors restore the degraded areas, especially those along major highways.
Road threatens Serengeti migrationGuardian Unlimited | 20 Sep 2010
Plans for a new road that would cause the Serengeti ecosystem to 'collapse' is attracting international concern • In pictures: Wildebeest migration under threatThe world's greatest migration spectacle - the annual charge of nearly 2 million wildebeest, zebra and other mammals across the Serengeti...
Nigeria: BRT Reduces EmissionAllAfrica.com | 26 Apr 2010
The introduction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on the Mile 12 to CMS corridor has engendered a cleaner environment with a huge reduction of about 13 per cent in carbon dioxide and 20 per cent in green house gas effect (GHG).
South Africa: Greater focus on carbon emission curbsAfricaFiles | 24 Apr 2010
South Africa's vulnerability to the effects of climate change is forcing the government to intensify its efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions in different sectors of the economy, according to Joanne Yawitch, a deputy director-general in the Department of Environmental Affairs. AB