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Vol 48 No 11

Published 25th May 2007

Big plans for power, roads and water

The African Development Bank's new, big idea is a sharp focus on infrastructure funding - roads, ports, power generation and distribution, and water - as well as a fast-growing seed fund for African businesses. There is no question about Africa's staggering demand for infrastructure projects: electricity cuts are decimating the economies of Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria - and even South Africa is now hit by supply problems.

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