January 2009

Angola: Cabolombo Highway Gets Public Lighting

Angola: Cabolombo Highway Gets Public Lighting - At least eight km lane of Viana/Cabolombo highway that will connect the south to the east zone of Luanda, are benefiting from the first lighting poles, Angop has learnt. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Futo to Build Conference Centre

Nigeria: Futo to Build Conference Centre - Construction work of the proposed "Ikedi Ohakim Conference Centre" (IOCC) in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), will soon commence in the institution. [AA Construction]

Palestine: Thousands of Houses Destroyed by Israeli Occupation Forces

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued its military campaign against the Gaza Strip for the 16th day. The IOF also continue to act in violation of the rules of international law relevant to conflict and belligerent occupation, motivated by the failure of the international community to stand for the principles and rules itself had set. In particular, there is much evidence indicating the perpetration of grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War.

Palestine : Gaza is Sinking in a River of Blood

Gaza is sinking in a river of blood -

There is no safe place we can go. We cannot communicate with our relatives and friends -- networks are down as missiles rain on our homes, mosques and even hospitals. Our life is centered around the burials of those who have died, our martyrs. At night our camp, Jabaliya refugee camp, is a ghost town, with no sounds other than those of Israeli military aircraft. Mohammed Fares Al Majdalawi writes from the besieged Gaza Strip.
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Palestine : All Signs Point to Systematic Targeting of Civilians

All signs point to Israeli systematic targeting of Palestinian civilians

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Last night was a quiet one in Jabaliya. "Only" six homes bombed into the ground, the market, again, maybe four lightly injured people -- shrapnel to the face injuries -- and no martyrs. Beit Hanoun saw a young woman, Nariman Ahmad Abu Owder, just 17, shot dead as she made tea in her family's kitchen. Ewa Jasiewicz reports from the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Nigeria: Financial Crisis Will Impact On Real Estate Devt - Experts

Nigeria: Financial Crisis Will Impact On Real Estate Devt - Experts - Some real estate experts have said that the future growth of the local industry will depend on the health of the international financial system. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Two Feared Dead in Ibadan Building Collapse

Nigeria: Two Feared Dead in Ibadan Building Collapse - THE dream of some occupants of a two- storey building to enter the new year was short-lived yesterday as the building which is under construction at the J.Allen area of Ibadan collapsed killing two people and injuring many others. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: Creation of Technological Training Integrated Centre Formalised

Angola: Creation of Technological Training Integrated Centre Formalised - The Angolan government has published in the State Gazette the creation of the Technological Training Integrated Centre (Cinfotec), which will be turned to the training, specialisation and certification of professionals in the technological area, to respond to the job market needs. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: First Phase of University Campus Ready in March

Angola: First Phase of University Campus Ready in March - The first phase of the construction of the new Agostinho Neto University Campus, designed to accommodate 5,500 students, will be complete in March 2009. [AA Construction]

Angola : 2009-01-05 Governor Happy With Stadium Construction Pace

Angola: Governor Happy With Stadium Construction Pace - The governor of Angola's central Benguela province, Armando da Cruz Neto, Tuesday here expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace in the construction of the stadium for the African Football Cup of Nations (CAN2010). [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Govt Plans 20,000 Housing Units in Kano

Nigeria: Govt Plans 20,000 Housing Units in Kano - Kano State government plans to build 20,000 housing units in the year 2009 with a view to improving its housing schemes and to succeed in its programme of shelter provision throughout the state. [AA Construction]

Eritrea: Company Implements Projects Worth 200 Million Nakfa Over Couple of Years - Manager

Eritrea: Company Implements Projects Worth 200 Million Nakfa Over Couple of Years - Manager - Mereb Construction Company implemented major development and reconstruction projects worth about 200 million Nakfa over the past couple of years, according to Lt. Colonel Haile Mesfin, manager of the company. [AA Construction]

Namibia : Land Reform Reaping Fruits Despite Problems

Land Reform Reaping Fruits Despite Problems - Land Reform Reaping Fruits Despite Problems - Almost two decades after independence Namibia's land reform shows positive results and is guided by fair laws, but bureaucracy, slow progress in transformation of land ownership and unclear criteria for expropriation are overshadowing successes. [All Africa - Namibia] [

Mozambique : All Districts in Tete to Be Electrified By Next Year

All Districts in Tete to Be Electrified By Next Year - All Districts in Tete to Be Electrified By Next Year - Tete, in western Mozambique, will soon become the second province in the country to have all its districts linked to the national electricity grid. [AA Network News] [AA Mozambique]

Thousands Flee Somali Border Areas

Thousands Flee Somali Border Areas - Thousands Flee Somali Border Areas - Thousands of people are fleeing parts of the north-east region of Mandera and neighbouring Somali border areas after Kenya beefed up its security presence to counter possible threats from Somali armed groups. [All Africa : Kenya] [AA Kenya]

Angola : President's Commitment to Building of 1.0 Million Houses Highlighted

President's Commitment to Building of 1.0 Million Houses Highlighted - President's Commitment to Building of 1.0 Million Houses Highlighted - Angola's minister of Territory Administration, Virgilio de Fontes Pereira, on Thursday here extolled the efforts of President José Eduardo dos Santos towards the project of building about one million houses throughout the country. [AA Network News] [

Nigeria: Lagos and the Challenges of Infrastructure

Nigeria: Lagos and the Challenges of Infrastructure - IN the words of Michael Dynes, after decades of neglect and under-investment, Nigerian infrastructure - from roads to railways, from electricity generation to water supplies - is in need of a drastic overhaul and expansion. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria 2009-01-01 : Kuje to Fence Stadium Next Year

Nigeria: Kuje to Fence Stadium Next Year - Plans have been concluded by the Kuje Area council to fence the proposed stadium known as J.T Useni Sports Centre next year in preparation for its construction. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Country is Not Yet Serious With Housing Development - Expert

Nigeria: Country is Not Yet Serious With Housing Development - Expert - With a population of over 140 million, Nigeria has been described as a country that is not seriously committed to housing its citizens.Index Development Company Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Arc Moses Enenwali, who said there are fundamental flaws in the housing policy of the government, said almost every facet of it has a flaw, and that there is no acceptable document backed by the legislature called a housing policy. [

Nigeria: Ericsson to Build 21st Century's Residential Fiber-Optic Network

Nigeria: Ericsson to Build 21st Century's Residential Fiber-Optic Network - World renowned telecom equipment and backbone builders, Ericsson, has signed a contract with Nigerian telecom company 21st Century Technologies to supply, build and integrate a nationwide residential fiber-optic broadband network. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Anambra Speaker Begins Construction of N20 Million Hostel Block

Nigeria: Anambra Speaker Begins Construction of N20 Million Hostel Block - THE Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chief Anayo Nebe, has started the construction of a hostel block at Igwebuike Grammar School, Awka, his alma mater, at a cost of N20 million. [AA Construction]

Uganda: Enforce Safety at Construction Sites

Uganda: Enforce Safety at Construction Sites - ON Sunday, five people died and 10 others were injured when a lift at AYA Investments construction site collapsed. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: The Relevance of Ajaokuta Steel Plant to Nigerian Economy

Nigeria: The Relevance of Ajaokuta Steel Plant to Nigerian Economy - The history of industrialized nations of the world is the history of steel development. A nation that overlooks steel development does so at her own industrialization peril, thus making her a consumer nation and a dumping ground for developed economies of the world. This realization by Nigerian policy makers prompted them to develop an indigenous steel industry.

Nigeria: Akunyili Pledges to Reactivate Country's Website

Nigeria: Akunyili Pledges to Reactivate Country's Website - The Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, has pledged to reactivate the Nigeria's website: www.nigeria.gov.ng. She made the pledge at a meeting with heads of parastatals and directors in the ministry in Abuja. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Position for Good Business in 2009

Nigeria: Position for Good Business in 2009 - On December 30, 2007, the article I wrote that prepared readers for 2008 was titled, 'It Is Up To You'. In the piece, I wrote about why everyone must wake up the real man in himself or herself. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: Construction of New "Lactiangol" Dairy Factory to Begin Next May

Angola: Construction of New "Lactiangol" Dairy Factory to Begin Next May - The new factory of the Dairy Firm of Angola (Lactiangol) will start being built as from May 2009, in Viana district, in Luanda, informed this Monday its CEO, José César Macedo. [AA Construction]

Eritrea: Guest Hall Constructed At Asmara Airport

Eritrea: Guest Hall Constructed At Asmara Airport - In line with the Asmara International Airport's efforts to provide efficient and speedy service, a new guest hall has been constructed at a cost of 10 million Nakfa and is rendering service. [AA Construction]

Ghana: Gov't Returns Family Lands to Owners

Ghana: Gov't Returns Family Lands to Owners - The Government of Ghana has returned, to some families, lands taken compulsorily by the government in pursuit of development objectives. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Set to Construct 10,000 Houses Next Year

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Set to Construct 10,000 Houses Next Year - Akwa Ibom State Government is to construct at least 10,000 units of houses next year, Governor Godswill Akpabio has said. [AA Construction]