Tag Archive for 'transport'

Politics getting better, Ethiopia ready for business says Arkebe Oqubay at UK-Ethiopia forum

A packed room of businesspeople and investors assembled in London on 16 October to hear about opportunities and news at the UK-Ethiopia Trade & Investment Forum 2018. Leader of the delegation was Arkebe Oqubay, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, who gave a detailed overview of events of the last 6 months and the big ambitions driving Ethiopia.

Rwanda Stock Exchange expects 3 share offers (IPOs)

The Rwanda Stock Exchange is expecting 3 IPOs in the coming months, to bring the equities listed for trading to 10.

Ethiopia’s $865m rail finance part of $15bn rail projects

The Ethiopian Government recently closed a $865m financing package to fund part of the development of the country’s giant new railway infrastructure, with 5,060km of rail costing up to $15bn.

Tanzania’s $10bn China-funded port will start in 2015

China is to build a huge new port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10 billion. Construction is due to start on 1 July 2015 as the country bids to rival Kenya’s Mombasa as transport hub for East Africa.

Ethiopia lures manufacturing with cheap power and labour costs a tenth of China’s

Low-cost manufacturing is shifting from China to Ethiopia, lured by cheap electricity and labour costs that are a tenth of China’s. Ethiopia is building a name for producing clothes, shoes and other basic goods, while also tackling transport bottlenecks.

Kenya pledges lower domestic rates after $8.8bn bids for its $2bn Eurobonds

Global investors offered a record $8.8bn and Kenya issued $0.5bn in a 5-year Eurobond at 5.875% and $1.5bn of a 10-year Eurobond at 6.875%.

Citadel Capital’s Rift Valley Railway opens Uganda-S Sudan trade after 20 years

Rift Valley Railways (RVR), a platform company of Egypt’s Citadel Capital, has repaired 500 kilometers of track between Tororo in Eastern Uganda and Gulu in the North, opening north and northwest Uganda South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to rail services after 20 years of disuse and inefficiency.

Hana Mining could speed trans-Kalahari railway

The dual-listing of Hana Mining Ltd. last week on the Foreign Venture Capital Board of the Botswana Stock Exchange could bring a giant new cross-Africa railway closer.

Precision Air IPO launches tomorrow in Tanzania

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 58,841,750 shares at TSh 475 (US$ 28 cents) each in Tanzania’s Precision Air Services is set to start on 7 October and continue to 28 October, aiming for a listing and trading on the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange from 8 December.