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Africa's big infrastructure projects

Updated 9:35 AM ET, Fri March 6, 2015
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The Grand Renaissance Dam is under construction on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is claimed it will generate 6,000 MW of energy when completed. AFP/Getty Images
West African and mining companies in the region are investing in a massive rail project which, when completed, will be 3,000 km long and link Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. CNN
Stretching almost 3,000 kilometers and connecting three East African states, the Mombasa-Kigali railway will pass through Kampala, Uganda. MICHELE SIBILONI/AFP/Getty Images
Konza Techno City will be built over 5,000 acres of land, 64km south of Nairobi. The business park is being marketed by the Kenyan government as part of the Kenya Vision 2030 development program. SHOP Architect
The establishment of Konza City is one of the key flagships projects of Vision 2030 which will position Kenya as the regions ICT hub, according to the government. SHOP Architect
As part of the Ethiopian government's Growth and Transformation plan, a 650-kilometer railway will be built to link up the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the Port of Doraleh in Djibouti. AFP/Getty Images
The project is set to cost $1.2 billion, according to estimates from KPMG. AFP/Getty Images
The Grand Inga dam is a planned hydroelectric dam on the Congo River at Inga Falls. The project is expected to cost more than $80 billion in total. International Rivers
Renewable solar energy firm SolarReserve has 238MW of solar projects in construction in South Africa, including the Google-backed Jasper Power Project (pictured here). Courtesy SolarReserve