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Mobile phone war in Zimbabwe cripples subscribers

Econet initially cut interconnection with NetOne citing non-payment /Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's two leading mobile phone operators Econet Wireless and NetOne are embroiled in a bitter wrangle over $20 million debt for interconnection fees.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2012 12:28

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Iron ore drives Liberia's extraction boom

Two decades of civil war and rust were swept away when ArcelorMittal reactivated Liberia’s iron ore mines; 1m tn have now been exported/Photo©Getty ImagesAs ships full of iron ore leave Liberia for the first time since the end of the civil war, oil exploration offshore is attracting interest from big investors.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2012 11:31

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Engineering attracts top Moroccan graduates

The hard work will pay off for students at Morocco’s top engineering schools, with many jobs on offer in the construction sector/Photo/HASSAN OUAZZANI FOR J.A.With a construction boom in housing, motorways, railways, ports and hotels, Morocco is a huge building site in need of both manpower and engineering brains.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 August 2012 10:57

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China-Africa: You want it; they can build it

Chinese contractors at work in Cotonou, Benin/Photo/ReaChinese contractors have become the dominant force in African construction over the past decade, but new competitors could bring even lower costs and improved quality.

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Urbanisation in Africa: A New Town

EKO ATLANTIC, LAGOS 25,000 homes and flood protection for Victoria IslandProperty developers are building satellite cities and new housing compounds on the outskirts of some of Africa's largest cities, demonstrating a new trend in African urbanization.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:32

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Zimbabwe to construct second pipeline, ethanol project questioned

Map of ZimbabweZimbabwe plans to build a second oil pipeline, linking it with Mozambique in a bid to boost capacity at the current Feruka pipeline.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:36

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