- Megaprojects across Africa had a total value of $326 billion last year
- Major energy and infrastructure projects are boosting the continent's economy, set to grow by 5.7% in 2015
Each week, Africa View explores the trends, figures and initiatives shaping Africa. From education and energy to technology and innovation, it showcases topics and influential sectors driving countries on the continent.
(CNN)When the new, expanded Suez Canal was inaugurated on August 6, the world marveled at the endeavor and single-mindedness that had born -- and bored -- 72 kilometers of new waterways through the Egyptian earth.