Tanzania plans to boost cargo volumes by 80 percent over the next two years at the Dar es Salaam Port by adding railway links and upgrading facilities to improve efficiency, Transport Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said.
The Pentagon is asking Congress to approve a plan shifting about $9.6 billion in this year’s defense budget to priority projects, mostly to pay for greater- than-expected Afghanistan war and transportation costs.
Djibouti will receive a $35 million loan from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development for drinking water, desalination and pipe infrastructure improvements in the Horn of Africa country, La Nation said, citing an agreement signed by Arab Fund delegation leader Ahmed Bilhag Faraj and Minister of Finance Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh.
Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked militant group, have gone into hiding to carry out guerrilla attacks after losing territory they held as a more conventional force, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said.
Ethiopia is negotiating with Brazil, Russia and India to finance and build rail links after agreeing terms last year with Chinese and Turkish companies for other routes, the head of the state rail company said.
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., the world’s third-biggest gold producer, and its partner Stratex International Plc are expected to begin drilling for the metal in Djibouti in September, an Energy Ministry official said.
A saline lake in Ethiopia that’s baffled scientists by its 15-fold growth threatens to spill into the nation’s longest river and damage plans by Africa’s biggest coffee grower to become a commodities powerhouse.
Djibouti’s ruling party will probably retain its majority in parliamentary elections today, while electoral law changes may give the opposition a greater say in the nation’s affairs, said analysts including Aly Verjee of the Rift Valley Institute.