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How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 hours ago

Congo breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville on Monday, 22 May, estimated at over $58m...

2 days ago

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa

Delegates from across 17 African countries are attending FIDIC-GAMA 2017...

By Sindy Peters 9 May 2017

Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged

Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent...

By Fred McBagonluri 5 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The Africa market deserves respect - Wood-Mizer

A bit of patience and manners is some of what's required to be successful in the African context, says Jean-Jacques Pierre Oelofse, Wood-Mizer corporate director for emerging markets...

By Sindy Peters 4 May 2017

Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria...

11 Apr 2017

African urbanisation tops RICS Africa Summit agenda

With the continent having one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world, Africa's cities need to brace themselves for millions more people over the next few decades...

1 Mar 2017

Bridging the gap in Africa

Africa has seen great economic growth over recent years and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 6% annually, between 2013 and 2023...

By Ravi Kumar 24 Jan 2017

AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $71.8 million grant and $3.1 million loan to the Mozambique government for the construction...

20 Dec 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

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International

As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday, 24 May, called for prudence from the Trump administration as it considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds.

13 hours ago

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office

If the physical appearance of individuals really matters in business, then it's reasonable to say that how good-looking your office is tells a lot about the business you get. One shouldn't be surprised when a shabby office attracts only low-budget, pain-in-the-behind clients.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 22 May 2017

AkzoNobel rejects third PPG takeover bid

Paintmaker AkzoNobel on Monday, 8 May, turned down a third revised offer bid from US-based rival PPG, saying it still undervalued the Dutch company.

9 May 2017

Nippon Steel holds off profit target on price uncertainty

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said on Friday, 28 April, it would not give a profit target for the current fiscal year owing to uncertainty over prices for raw materials and finished products.

2 May 2017

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