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The 1,081 km road that will reshape the West African economy

The 1,081 km road that will reshape the West African economy

PATRICK NELLE, BIRD STORY AGENCY AFRICA is ramping up efforts to upgrade connections between its main cities and hubs, through ambitious infrastructure projects led by regional blocs, with the latest project due to reach completion in 2025. The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced it had secured the 15.6 billion US dollars necessary to fund a "game-changing" West African highway. The East African community has 6 cross border road projects, totalling 1504 km, while Cemac - which groups central African nations - and SADC (Southern African states) also have similar programs. Meanwhile, West Africa is gaining momentum thanks to the…
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