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Mammoet Sets New Record in Nigeria
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As the engineered heavy lifting and transport contractor on the Dangote Petroleum Refinery construction project, the world’s largest single train…

Nigeria
IFC approves $12m finance for construction of steel plant in Ghana
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has approved a US$12 million loan to Rider Iron and Steel Ghana for the construction of a steel…

Ghana
Construction Progress Tracking
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The scale of construction projects is growing as the demand for skyscrapers, airports, rail network increases. It has become hard to monitor such…

Construction starts on 30-storey Praise Mall Towers in Meru, Kenya
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Construction has commenced on the construction of a 30-storey structure in Meru, Kenya. On completion the building is expected to be the tallest…

Kenya
Construction of Botswana Innovation Hub nearing completion
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The Botswana Innovation Hub is being developed by the government of Botswana through the Botswana Development Corporation. The structure is…

Botswana
Mitigate project security risks with local involvement
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Project security, whether construction or development, is now an increasingly important development consideration among investors, contractors,…

Transport planning in Nigeria: the importance of public engagement
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Transport Infrastructure development in Africa has been moving up the political agenda in recent years. The failure of Chinese-led projects to…

Nigeria
BREAKING THE ICE: BIM in the African Construction Industry
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The herald of the New Year brought along various forecasts and projections on technological trends and innovations to expect in the Construction…

Ghana’s affordable, ecofriendly ‘rammed earth’ homes
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The demand for affordable housing in Ghana is at an estimated 1.7 million units and growing, and that’s a challenge shared across Africa. Kwame…

Ghana
Radisson Hotel Group announces six new hotels in Africa
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Radisson Hotel Group has announced the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32…

Nigeria
China's CEEC to build 500MW solar plant in Uganda
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Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate, China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), is planning to invest US$500 million in the construction of…

Uganda
East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region
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Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2 percent, a rate that outstrips…

Eastern Africa
€139.4 million loan approved for Ghana road construction project
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A €139.4 million loan facility has been approved by the Ghanaian parliament to finance construction of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Polimakom road in the…

Ghana
US$1.2b Hydro Project in Southern Africa to start in 2022
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The project, which will involve the construction of the Baynes dam and subsequently a hydroelectric power plant, has been under discussion by the…

Angola, Namibia
$3bn coal power plant to be constructed in Zimbabwe
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For more than 20 years, Zimbabwe has been trying to break ground on a large coal-power complex by the world’s biggest man-made reservoir. China…
Zimbabwe