Africa Infrastructure Views

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Inga III Advances, But Risks Remain

Although the DRC has claimed that development of the Inga III dam is set to start in 2015, we continue to adopt the view that the project will likely suffer significant delays based on previous false...

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Hydro Power Drives Export Ambitions

While Ethiopia has the raw potential to realise extremely ambitious plans to utilise excess capacity and become an East African electricity export hub, we question the country's almost exclusive...

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Poor Infrastructure Adds To Mining Woes

BMI View: Infrastructure deficits in India will continue to constrict growth in the mining sector while posing constraints to mineral imports over the coming years. Despite considerable efforts by...

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Neckartal Dam - New Bidder, Same Risks

In the latest chapter of the Neckartal dam saga, Italian construction firm Salini has been selected as the preferred bidder. The construction of the US$308mn project has been long delayed due to...

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Airports On The Agenda Again

Once again the Rwandan government has stated that airport construction will be a key priority in 2013. Aired live on national radio and TV, Prime Minister Pierre Habumuremyi said that the two...

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