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China to finance Mali strategic railway overhaul

China has agreed to finance a much-needed overhaul of the Malian stretch of the key railway line between Bamako and Dakar, the Malian transport ministry said on Monday, 28 December...

Louis Berger selected for road rehabilitation in Senegal

A Louis Berger-led consortium has been selected for the implementation of the third phase of a major road rehabilitation programme in Senegal - the Ziguinchor-Tanaff-Kolda-Velingara section of National Highway 6...

Eranove to operate Kenié hydro-electric dam in Mali

The Eranove Group, through its Kenié Energie Renouvelable subsidiary, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali...

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

LAGOS - Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat...

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks...

By The Times Editorial Team

RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction...

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews

SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant

The local arm of SABMiller (SAB)‚ South African Breweries' maltings division is looking to supply product to other African countries following its investments to expand capacity‚ according to the unit's general manager Thinus van Schoor.

By Nick Hedley

WBHO's earnings drop 20.2% to 581.5c

Construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) reported a 20.2% decline in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 729.0c a year ago to 581.5c for the six months to December .

PPC looks to seal big Africa deals

PPC's chief executive, Ketso Gordhan says the group is looking at concluding one or two big deals in Africa in a bid to double earnings by 2018.

By Nick Hedley

Zuma calls for increased trade between SA, DRC

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.

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