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Ghana's GDP grows by 5.9 percent

Photo©ReutersGhana's gross domestic product grew by 5.9 percent last year driven by huge investments in health, education and provision of water, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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Environment: South Africa plans levy on mines to tackle acid mine water pollution

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's water ministry plans to charge mining firms two-thirds of the cost for treating polluted water emanating from their century-long operations in Johannesburg's mining belt.

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Cote d'Ivoire: President seeks to end monopolies in utilities sector

President Alassane Ouattara. Photo©Lionel Cironneau/AP/SIPACote d'Ivoire will break up its long-standing electricity and water monopolies and introduce competition to reduce prices amid growing public concern over price increases, President Alassane Ouattara said.

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Gabon Country Profile 2015: Live by oil, die by oil

altCampaigning for Gabon's 2016 presidential elections has already begun. President Ali Bongo Ondimba has launched a series of anti-corruption investigations to improve his governance credentials and is seeking to improve his weak performance in delivering on promises like building 5,000 new housing units per year.

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SDGs in sync with African priorities

Take your passion and compassion and let's make the global goals a global relaity, says UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki MoonNewly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the African continent. Education, climate change, ending hunger and increasing investments in rural infrastructure are priorities for Africa, as are economic growth, access to energy and water and investments in agriculture

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South Africa faces serious water crisis

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa is seriously considering water rationing, as the country's supply dams have reached critical levels due to the effects of a poor rainfall season.

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Ghana water, power companies seek to double tariffs amid opposition

Photo©ReutersGhana's water and electricity suppliers have requested for authority to double their tariffs at a time labour unions and business lobby groups are pushing for a reduction.

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Ghana's price hikes anger workers

Ghana's utilities regulator has increased electricity and water tariffs by between 15 and 52 percent sparking protests from workers who say unrestrained price increases are eroding incomes.

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Zimbabwe seeks to privatize water

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe will this week host a water summit as it seeks to reach out to the private sector to fund infrastructure projects that have been delayed by lack of funds and the isolation of the country for the past decade.

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Infrastructure: India to loan Tanzania $380 for water projects

Tanzania will receive a total of $380 million in loans from India to finance two major water projects in the east African nation, the president's office said on Tuesday.

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Ghana's inflation falls as oil price drops

Ghana's annual inflation rate fell to 16.4 percent in January, from 17 percent recorded in the previous month, the government has said.

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Zimbabwe gets $108 million from AfDB for electricity, water

Patrick Chinamasa, Zimbabwe's Finance Minister. Photo©ReutersZimbabwe has received a $108 million grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to improve electricity and water supplies in the country, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

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Ghana's inflation climbs

Ghana's currency, the Cedi. Photo©ReutersGhana's annual inflation rate continued to rise high in August hitting a four year-high of 15.9%, the government said this week.

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Inflation: Ghana's prices rise and rise

Photo©ReutersGhana's annual inflation rate continued to soar, hitting 14.8% in May, a four year high, the clearest sign yet of an economy in turmoil.

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Zimbabwe: Denmark gives $20 million for rehabilitation projects

Denmark has extended a $20 million grant to Zimbabwe to be channeled towards water, energy and infrastructure rehabilitation as European countries seek to reengage the once isolated southern African country.

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Ethiopia: World Bank approves funds for clean water supplies

Photo©ReutersThe World Bank has approved a $205 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to help the government of Ethiopia increase access to clean drinking water and improve sanitation services for many households in the country.

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Senegal: Why Dakar's taps ran dry

engineers took two weeks to find even a temporary fix to the faulty pipeline©PR/EAHOUNOUA fortnight of interrupted water supply has left questions over who was responsible, weeks before a private water company contract comes up for renewal.

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Zimbabwe's indigenisation law gets review as investments fall

Zimbabwe is fine tuning its indigenisation law to provide flexible terms on capital projects, including those in energy and water sectors, in a move aimed at attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).

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DRC: Construction boom for Katanga's mining capital

New apartment buildings offer secure accommodation for the employees of mining companies. Photo©baudOuin mOuanda fOr JaHigh demand and rising prices have created the conditions for a building frenzy in Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga Province, and infrastructure is keeping pace.

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Ghana: Electricity and water price hikes begin

Ghanaian currency, the Cedi. Photo©ReutersThe cost of water and electricity rose Tuesday in Ghana, amid concerns of poor service.

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