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Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park Opening Up Opportunities to Local People

Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park Opening Up Opportunities to Local People

Various mega projects help the economic development of a country and benefit the society around while other projects extend their benefit beyond and endeavor to transform society’s socio-economic development. Among such projects is the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP). The park whose construction was finalized in nine months, relatively lower period accommodates 52 international standard factory […]

We’ve Spent $9 Billion On Infrastructure – Nigerian Government

We’ve Spent $9 Billion On Infrastructure – Nigerian Government

The federal government said it has spent $9 billion on infrastructural projects since the commencement of the administration in 2015. The government says such infrastructure will also foster tourism and development. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday to herald the 61st Meeting of […]

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

The Africa 2017 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaforum.com) wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of intent from President Al Sisi to bring Africa closer together. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi hosted five African heads of state and top business leaders from across the continent. The Heads of State stressed […]

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services

The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending. That means businesses must ensure that their payrolls are fully compliant with the laws and regulations around collection […]

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology. This sets the scene for a new era of intelligent mobility in Africa, writes Kevin Pillay – Vice President for Mobility at Siemens Africa. Intelligent mobility involves […]

Africa’s Leading Architects

Africa’s Leading Architects

At a gala awards ceremony held on the rooftop of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the inaugural Grand Prix and Category Winners of the Africa Architecture Awards were announced on the evening of Thursday, 28 September 2017. Over 130 VIP guests were in attendance at this glittering event, including the Consul-General of France in […]

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

Every year, the Iconic Awards recognize visionary buildings, innovative products, and sustainable communication in the sectors of architecture, construction, industry and production industry. This year, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, has been announced as the winner of nine coveted awards in the categories “Product”, “Communication” and “Architecture”. The official award ceremony will […]

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Chinese investors in Kenya’s standard gauge railway (SGR) project generally responded fairly to challenges, and should not be regarded as “neo-colonial predators,” a study by US-based researchers has found. The Kenyan government and the country’s political culture are seen, in contrast, as the source of many of the problems and conflicts that arose during construction […]

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Wednesday met a delegation of electricity and dam construction experts from Ethiopia. The delegatation was sent by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on request from Tanzania, according to a statement from the State House released today. The team was led by Ethiopia’s water, irrigation and electricity minister, Dr Seleshi Bekele. According to […]

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