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Rwanda targets 563MW of power

Deal signed with World Bank Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda have signed a $125 million Financing Agreement for the First Programmatic Energy Sector Development Policy operation. is a concessional loan designed to boost companies in involved in the energy generation sector under …

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On the road with UNRA’s Kagina

Driving 700km in two days to see Uganda’s critical oil roads project Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Allen Kagina, the executive director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is a prayerful woman. She prays at meetings, journeys, meals, and anything. Now, however, she possibly needs prayers more than ever …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: African infrastructure

The continent’s pension funds could lead institutional investors in committing funds to local infrastructure COMMENT | IBRAHIM ASSANE MAYAKI | As the US Federal Reserve embarks on the “great unwinding” of the stimulus program it began nearly a decade ago, emerging economies are growing anxious that a stronger dollar will adversely …

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Govt lists 19 land cases that prompted Constitution Bill 2017

Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT REPORTER |  The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has come out to explain the land acquisition challenges that have necessitated The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The proposed amendment of Article 26 of the 1995 Constitution aims to make it possible for government to take possession of or acquire property upon payment of the …

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Kenyatta to commission SGR on May 31 in Mombasa

Nairobi, KENYA| PSCU| President Uhuru Kenyatta will on May 31 commission the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that has been completed on budget, 18 months ahead of schedule. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said China – who provided the funds through loans that ensured the SGR was …

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Trump pledges $1 trillion to rebuild infrastructure

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to bring one trillion dollars in public and private investment to rebuild what he called America’s crumbling infrastructure. Trump made the promise in a high-stakes speech to a joint session of Congress, moving to make good on one …

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COMMENT: Africa’s infrastructure delivery

COMMENT: By Moono Mupotola Experts confirm potential of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in African (PIDA) to contribute jobs and GDP growth When the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project (LAPSSET) won the prestigious Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Award in Washington DC on March 10, 2016, the project …

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Rwanda fast-tracks Bugesera airport

Rwanda Govt enters $818m boot deal with Portuguese firm for biggest airport Rwanda is set to finally get its new international airport at Bugesera, 25km south east of the capital city, Kigali. The new airport will feature a 4,200-meter runway and have initial capacity to handle three million passengers per …

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