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Lagos Store Offers Modern African luxury
Commercial
Sunday July 12 2015

Lagos Store Offers Modern African luxury

Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks...

Best Practice Building Controls for Developing Nations
Business
Thursday March 19 2015

Best Practice Building Controls for Developing Nations

Sadly it is the poorest and most densely populated countries that bear the brunt of the most brutal manifestations of building control failure when disaster presents...

Egypt Announces Plans to Build New Capital City
Urban Planning
Saturday March 14 2015

Egypt Announces Plans to Build New Capital City

The massive project's first phase will cost $US45 billion ($A58.46 billion) and take up to seven years to complete.

Morocco to House Africa’s Tallest Skyscraper
Commercial
Tuesday December 23 2014

Morocco to House Africa’s Tallest Skyscraper

A Saudi investor is making his mark on Africa with plans to build the continent's tallest skyscraper.

China Signs Mega East Africa Rail Deal
Infrastructure
Monday May 12 2014

China Signs Mega East Africa Rail Deal

China has signed a deal to build a $US3.8 billion ($A4.11 billion) rail link between Kenya's Indian Ocean port of Mombasa and Nairobi, the first stage...

World’s Two Largest Iron Ore Producers Battle Over Simandou Deposit
Mining
Thursday May 1 2014

World’s Two Largest Iron Ore Producers Battle Over Simandou Deposit

Mining giant Rio Tinto is suing Brazilian miner Vale and an Israeli company over the rights to develop the massive Simandou iron ore deposit in Guinea.

Defects In Africa’s Biggest Dam Could Spell Disaster
Infrastructure
Wednesday April 9 2014

Defects In Africa’s Biggest Dam Could Spell Disaster

Severe structural faults have been identified in the Kariba Dam, located in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi River basin, which experts warn could lead to...

Your Next Escape: Plunge Four Metres into the Indian Ocean
Commercial
Thursday November 28 2013

Your Next Escape: Plunge Four Metres into the Indian Ocean

A hotel room in the Manta Resort, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, has added to an ever-growing list of hotels around the world...

Ethiopia Inks $4 Billion Deal for Epic Geothermal Farm
Energy
Monday October 28 2013

Ethiopia Inks $4 Billion Deal for Epic Geothermal Farm

The Horn of Africa nation of Ethiopia has signed a $4 billion agreement for the development of a 1000-megawatt geothermal farm.