5 Ways to Forestall Building Collapse in Africa

Buildings, like humans, if not properly maintained, tend to show signs of dilapidation, and might eventually cave in, leading to loss of lives and properties. With the recent incessant collapse of structures in Lagos, Nigeria, it is imperative to look at ways to avoid a building collapse in the nearest future. Here are some recommendations […]

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Outdoor Lighting Types and Their Uses

Elegant outdoor lighting fixtures are very refreshing to behold, especially at night. They serve both aesthetic and security purposes, and can be either seasonal (for instance, decorative Christmas lights) or built to last all the year round. Lighting for patio, porches and landscapes areas make homes both safer and more attractive. Types of Outdoor Lights […]

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5 Monumental Sports Facilities in Africa

1. Cape Town Stadium (South Africa) The Cape Town Stadium, one of Africa’s breathtaking sports facility, is situated in Cape Town, South Africa. The 69,000 capacity stadium, is used for football and rugby. It is located in Green Point, between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The monumental stadium, which cost US$600 million was built […]

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African Construction Market: Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects

Image source: helmet news In recent time, Africa’s construction landscape has witnessed remarkable growth and groans through the exploration of vast opportunities laced with commensurate challenges yet clear untapped prospects. With an estimated value of USD324-billion in projects in 2016, Africa’s construction industry is experiencing an evolution from a state dormancy to functionality and global […]

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FLASHBACK: Incredible futuristic African architecture that solves problems…and gets you thinking (1)

FROM DECEMBER 2014: ARCHITECTURE cropping up in Africa is achieving international acclaim for some of the most innovative and sustainable building designs in the world. In some cases it is a single building that has been designed to minimize impact on the environment or cope with environmental challenges. In other cases the architecture involves a concerted effort among […]

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NIGERIA: T.U.C. to provide 100,000 housing units for her members

The Trade Union Congress (TUC), in conjuction with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Rock of Ages Properties Limited have revealed plans to construct 100,000 housing units for the members of the union. According to Mr. Bala Kaigama- President of the Union, the housing project be financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). […]

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EGYPT: Nuclear power plant to be constructed by 2016

Vladimir Putin- Russian’s President made an agreement with Egyptian President- Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during his visit to Egypt in February to build a nuclear power plant in the country. The project is expected to kick off in 2016 through 2021. Russia, China and South Korea are in competition to win the tender for the construction […]

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Equitorial Guinea and China sign deal for infrastructural development

The government of Equatorial Guinea and China have signed an agreement that will see the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) provide US$2bn for infrastructural development in Guinea. This exercise was held in Beijing. Teodor Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea visited China at the invitation of  President Xi Jinping. China follows the policy of non-interference in other […]

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ETHIOPIA: Seven new factories to be built in Debre Berhan

Seven companies from different sectors of the nation’s economy are to construct manufacturing factories in Debre Berhan Industrial Area. The Mayor of Debre Birhan stated that the factories will help create jobs and welcome other manufacturing units into the region. The cornerstones for the different factories were laid down on the 24th day of April at […]

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NAMIBIA: Gas cleaning and acid plant construction due in June

The construction of the million gas-cleaning and sulphuric acid plant at the Tsumeb smelter has reached its final phase. The project which commenced 18 months ago will be the biggest in the country’s mining sector. Estimated to produce between 270 000 and 340 000 tonnes of acid annually, the gas-cleaning/sulphuric acid plant project will help curb the […]

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