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Construction – Pausing for breath?

Stroll down the Westlands suburb of Nairobi and you would be hard pressed to decide whether it is a commercial or residential district since ostentatious skyscrapers stand alongside Victorian town houses.It is the ultimate paradox in a capital city where informal settlements border affluent neighbourhoods, and droves of cattle share the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway with 4WD vehicles.…

Mega hydro projects

National generating capacity stood at just 745 MW in 2009 but should exceed 10 times that figure sometime between 2017 and 2019, while the government hopes that 20 GW can be installed by 2030.…

Constructing the new Ethiopia

The government’s strategy of state-led economic development has resulted in a construction boom, in and around Addis Ababa and to a lesser extent in other major cities.…

Economic fruits begin to ripen

Zambia recent economic performances have been impressive especially as the non-mining sectors, such as construction and manufacturing have continued to expand.…

New building drives cement boom

‘We want to be a continental brand and we are aggressively investing in many African countries; to date we have a presence in 14.…

Building Africa From The Ground Up

International construction companies may be suffering from the economic downturn in Europe and North America but investment has never been greater in Africa. In common with any time over the past three years, the port sector continues to attract massive investment.…

Kenya: Want Growth? Look East

Kenya is undergoing an infrastructure construction boom unknown since the early days of independence.…