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    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 3 days ago

    AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

    The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

    27 May 2021

    Egypt's road building drive eases jams but leaves some unhappy

    \At weekends, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is often driven out to a road construction site in Cairo where he is pictured surveying stretches of...

    By Nadeen Ebrahim and Aidan Lewis 18 May 2021

    Suez Canal starts dredging work to extend double lane

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal...

    By Aidan Lewis 17 May 2021

    #BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari

    In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

    By Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

    People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

    Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

    By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

    Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

    In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

    By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

    Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

    Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

    By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

    Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

    Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

    By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

    Egypt to invest E£136.4bn in urban development

    According to a recent statement from the Egyptian minister of planning and economic development, Hala El-Said, the government plans to inject about E£136.4bn during 2020/21 towards the urban development sector...

    6 Nov 2020

    How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

    Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

    By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

    The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlock

    The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is inching closer to completion, rekindling the environmental and political controversies that have dogged the project from the start nearly 10 years ago...

    By Mahemud Tekuya 23 Jul 2020

    President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder Award

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been named this year's winner of the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award...

    15 Jul 2020

    Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) negotiations resume

    Trilateral negotiations between the parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) have resumed...

    7 Jul 2020

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