Rwanda: Multi-Million Park Complex to be built in Kigali

In a few months time, a park which will worth about $200million (Rwf138 billion) is to be constructed in Kigali. The park will be built on the site of the former Kigali City Park near Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama. It will comprise of villas, up-market apartments and a five-star Sheraton hotel on about 9.6 […]

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ETHIOPIA: Massive road projects to be carried out

Three new roads are to be constructed in Ethiopia. The projects which will be funded by the government has been estimated to cost US$ 240m. The first project: the construction of the Sodo Tercha Asphalt Road will take place both in the rural and urban area. The road project which is to take 42 months […]

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Gambia: Construction of Basse Sabi road project launched

The European Union funded Basse Sabi bypass road construction and rehabilitation project has been launched in Gambia. Annes Guillaud, the EU’s representative in the country, stated that this is in support of the National Gambia Transport Plan. A sum of US$83m is to be expended on this project, alongside other projects which include: Mandinaba-Seleti Road, […]

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NIGERIA: East-West road to be completed soon

The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs; Dr. Stephen Oru recently announced the state of the East-West road construction project. At a 90% completion stage, the road is set to be ready in a couple of months. The road which stretches from Warri in Delta state through Bayelsa and Rivers, all the way to Eket in […]

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RWANDA: 7,480 housing units construction begins in Kigali

On 26th February, James Musoni Rwanda’s Minister for Infrastructure took part in the ground breaking ceremony of 7,480 housing units in Kigali. The Batsinda II will involve the construction of 2,000 units each in Kanombe and Ndera Affordable Housing Project, 2,743 units in Rugarama and 128 units for the Ziniya Pilot Project. The construction of […]

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KENYA:

In a bid to expand power distribution in the country, Kenya Power plans to construct 36 new substations across the country  The company is also hoping to implement a master plan that will guide distribution of power at the county level in order to provide power reliably. The news of the INVESTMENT plan was made public late […]

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South Africa: Low-cost houses to be constructed

About 1.5 million low-cost houses are to be constructed in South Africa over the next five years. This announcement was made by the Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu in Johannesburg last week. He stated that the government would achieve this target by implementing 50 catalytic megaprojects, each of which would involve construction of 10 000 dwellings. This […]

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Once upon a desert city….

Since its foundation more than 1000 years ago, Cairo continues to be the political, economic and urban centre of Egypt. Like many other cities, the population of Cairo multiplied in the last few decades. Traditionally situated in the Nile-Valley, the city is surrounded by desert plains to the east and to the west. In 1956, when the Cairo […]

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Tales of Addis Ababa’s modernism

Addis Ababa would have been one of the most ruthlessly planned cities of the twentieth century if Le Corbusier’s sketch for the city had been realized. On the 19th of August 1936, Le Corbusier wrote to Mussolini to offer his technical services and to comment on the appropriate design for the new cities of Africa Orientale Italiana, the Italian […]

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NIGERIA: Festac phase II on the way

The Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in a public-private partnership (PPP) with Messrs New FESTAC Property Development Company Limited (NFPDCL) plans to deliver 50,000 new housing units in the Phase II of the developing FESTAC Town in Lagos. This was disclosed by Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi- the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development at […]

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