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Old June 30th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Western Africa *Development Fact File*

WESTERN AFRICA



1.) This section is for the POSTING OF DEVELOPMENTS only, and the discussion of these developments. Post developments located in:

Benin
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Cote D묲voire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo


2.) Please post developments in the following fashion:

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Name:
City, Country:
Floors:
Use:

Additional Information...

3.) Only post one development per posting. Please post your discussion/dialogue on a separate post from the development you are posting. This makes it much easier to transfer data and duplicate data for world sections on the forum. It also keeps the forum neat and organized.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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New Twin Tower project in Dakar






Name: Tours Minam

Floors: 33F (each)

City/country: Dakar, Senegal

Location: "Quartier Des Affaires sur la place de l'indpendance". The will be close to the "Boulevard Robert Delmas" .

Use: commercial

Status: awaiting approval

Website of the real estate company handling the project: http://www.saimkebe.com/


Additional remarks: there will be an amsuement and shopping centre downstairs and some conference facilities, too.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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New high-rise project in Dakar



Name: Tour de la Dmocratie

Floors: 26F

City/Country: Dakar/ Senegal

Location: "Place Soweto" in Dakar, opposite of "L퀮ssembl Nationale"

Use: commercial, leisure and residential

Website: http://www.tourdelademocratie.com/

Additional information: downstairs there will be the most luxurious shopping mall of Dakar (only top international brand names!!!) and there will also be a huge thalasso and spa centre in this tower


Additional remarks: I read some time back that the tower has been designed by South African architects
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Old July 8th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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University Complex in Dakar















the library




- Name: Universit du Futur Africain

- City/Country: Dakar /Senegal

- Location: Sbikotane

- Use: university for 5000 students (due to the Senegalese press)

- Construction end: (if all goes to plan) end of 2006

- Construction cost: approximately 80$ Million US-Dollars
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Old July 8th, 2006, 12:37 PM   #5
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New Shopping Mall in Dakar





Some construction photos taken in late 2005:







Photos taken in March 2006:









Some nice ads:










Name: "Quatre C"

Floors: 2F

City/Country: Dakar /Senegal

Use: shopping

Construction company: "Fougerolle" (French) in collaboration with a local Senegalese-French company named "Groupe Eiffage"

Construction costs: $35million US Dollars

Final Opening date: July 2006

Additional information:

37 000 m2 of shopping area (all centrally and fully air-conditioned)
255 shops from 12 to 90 m2 (120 luxury boutiques from international labels)
lifts and escalators
a large supermarket
parking space for 420 cars (300 outside and 120 in "parking souterrain")
access to a newly constructed multi-lane highway
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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #6
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I WAS thinking about posting them shorter,but i just what to have some folks here to get the point,so i left everything inside,since i am new here and got pump up and got little carried away.but he could have private email me and at least ask nicely to tone it down abit.
as time goes on i will make it shorter like i have done in other forums when i talked about other things,and recently in this forum with the nigerian article in this thread.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #7
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New Residential Apartment in Accra/Ghana U/C







Name: "Villaggio"

City/Country: Accra/Ghana

Location: near a prestigious Airport Residential area and adjacent to the new Tetteh Quarshie Interchange

Use: Residential (luxury apartments/penthouses named after Italian Cities like Napoli, Rimini, Capri and Siena)

Developper:Trasacco Group

Project website: http://www.villaggioghana.com
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Old July 17th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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You are to Blame, many of the projects shown above are scattered throughout Nigeria and are not just centred in Lagos. I hope that the boom is just the start of really large-scale real estate development projects
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #9
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Residential development in Accra U/C (partly completed)
















In order to view the Masterplan of the two phases of its development, click on the following links (I can큧 post them directly)

Materplan of "Transacco Valley Golf Club"

http://www.trasaccovalley.com/site/a...LAN_MASTER.pdf

Masterpan for Phase I:

http://www.trasaccovalley.com/site/a...AN_PHASE_1.pdf

Masterplan for Phase II:

http://www.trasaccovalley.com/site/a...AN_PHASE_2.pdf





Name: "Transacco Valley"

City/Country: Accra/Ghana

Location:way through East Leagon and Spintex Road and through Accra-Tema Motorway

Use: Residential and Golf Course

Developper: Transacco Group

Website of project: http://www.trasaccovalley.com/
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Old July 18th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #10
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Lovely properties... if someone didn't tell you this is accra you would think its in Florida or something.
Excellent development.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #11
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Lovely properties... if someone didn't tell you this is accra you would think its in Florida or something.
Excellent development.
i agree. it seems that africans don't have the geneous to come up with architecture of their own, they must draw from european and american styles if they want something nice, otherwise they would all be living in grass huts.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 02:56 AM   #12
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i agree. it seems that africans don't have the geneous to come up with architecture of their own, they must draw from european and american styles if they want something nice, otherwise they would all be living in grass huts.
Again, Africans seem to be the major pre-coccupation of these racists. Geez, religious fanatics (Jews, Christians, Muslims) could be attacking you, but you will take off time to obsessively mind African people.

Could you back the bolded statements up? 6000 years of Architectural wonders that you guys call the pyramids of Nubia in Sudan (and I am not talking about Egypt) and you lambast a whole group of people with such generalization?

More recently, just 500 years ago, have you seen the Mali Architectural wonders?
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Old July 21st, 2006, 04:40 AM   #13
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I think we should just ignore this troll and continue with this thread.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:50 AM   #14
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Arzanah, it is a pity that you come up with such simple-minded comments. You seem to be very ignorant or just a helpless victim of a grave - but hopefully curable - psychological "cognitive dissonance syndrome"! Fortunately, two of my friends (whom I know from Cte d큛voire where I lived) are Lebanese and they are the exact opposite to you. Friendly, open-hearted and warming people! Shame on you for being so ignorant and arrogant!

Having said that, let큦 simply keep to posting images on construction. I do not want that this thread gets littered by ugly comments!
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Old July 21st, 2006, 12:53 PM   #15
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1.5 billion project in Cape Verde

Check the article below:

Investors in Cesria Resort guarantee they are not just out to make money

18-07-06

This is the affirmation of the president of Dubai-based Profile Group, the main investor in the tourist enterprise, made during the presentation of the project Monday in Praia. The Cesria Resort will absorb some 500 million euros in investments in its first phase.




Hanif Mohammed Khoda was emphatic in affirming that the group뭩 intention is not to 밻arn money and then disappear, and guaranteed that, on the contrary, the idea is 뱓o be here for a long time and work with the government and with Cape Verdeans toward the development of the country.

Cesria Resort is a tourist and real-estate enterprise to be built near the coastal zones of Palha Carga and Calheta Grande on the island of So Vicente, covering a total area of some 1,309 hectares. The project will include more than 2,200 apartments, 1,700 villas, five hotels, a marina, a casino, golf courses, sports centers, commercial centers and spas.

밒t뭩 a major enterprise that was born of a great dream. Now the hard work will begin - turning the dream into reality, said the president of the Profile Group, who added that the investors objective is to make Cesria Resort 뱓he largest resort ever built in Cape Verde and to turn the country into 밃frica뭩 biggest tourist destination.

Hanif Mohammed Khoda also made a point of stressing that the Profile Group뭩 projects in Cape Verde will not be limited to the Cesria Resort, and said that investments projected for the next fifteen years will reach nearly 1.5 billion US dollars.

Khoda said he hoped Cape Verdeans would become very much involved in the implementation and management of the Cesria Resort, and challenged Cape Verdean society to 뱈ake its contribution with the 밻xpertise of local young professionals.

Minister of the Economy, Growth and Competitiveness Joo Pereira Silva was also present at the ceremony, stressing its dimensions and future contribution to the development of Cape Verde.


http://www.asemana.cv/article.php3?id_article=18798
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Old July 21st, 2006, 01:10 PM   #16
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Hi Cabo007,

you are new to this forum! Welcome

Is this project getting built by a Dubai company? There are so many projects taking off in Cabo Verde presently. Recently a Taiwanese investor moved in and seems to construct another marina on one of the islands. In the future Cabo verde will really be dream holiday spot. I heard that there is also some oil exploration going on (offshore). Hopefully you will find oil. Capo Verde is small and it is a relatively well institutionalised democracy which is a plus if oil gurrgles beneath the surface.
There is a Cabo Verde thread somehere in this forum, there are many other pics of projects under construction.
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Again, Africans seem to be the major pre-coccupation of these racists. Geez, religious fanatics (Jews, Christians, Muslims) could be attacking you, but you will take off time to obsessively mind African people.

Could you back the bolded statements up? 6000 years of Architectural wonders that you guys call the pyramids of Nubia in Sudan (and I am not talking about Egypt) and you lambast a whole group of people with such generalization?

More recently, just 500 years ago, have you seen the Mali Architectural wonders?
i wasn't talking about traditional/ancient architecture and no i'm not a troll, i'm also friendly and warm but i wasn't being simple minded nor arrogant, i'm just frustrated (hense my some of my language in my previous post) that it seems that we view anything african as inferior and anything european as superior. proof is in the fact that we:
  • give our children european names and not african ones,
  • almost every official language of government is a european one
  • we prefer to visit europe over africa when we take holidays
  • even in kenya judges must import powdered wigs from england and mp's are forbidden from wearing traditional attire or they'll be kicked out of parlement
  • we have even discarded our own alphabets for the latin one
  • although we have our own architectural vernacular we prefer to live in european styled homes (i once had a nigerian want me to design him a mediteranean style home in lagos). look at the rich (and often corrupt leaders), what is the likelyhood that they will have a villa in europe? even in ethiopia the first christian nation, it is preferable that some newer churches forgo the traditional religious architecture for european styles.
and these are just the examples i can think of off the top of my head. yes i admit that there is alot that i am ignorant about but i have been researching african architecture for almost 10 years. it has been a very difficult altough at times a rewarding (thanks to sc) task. but open your eyes people! how often do we build buildings that draw from our past vs. drawing from the past of europe? yet we're supposed to be proud of stuff like djenne, lalibela, great zimbabwe etc.
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hi nice thread support for Africa (at least 500 mil people living here)
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Old July 24th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #19
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There are 920 Million people in Africa.
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Great projects West Africa... without doubt the region that has the most potential in my eyes

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....it seems that we view anything african as inferior and anything european as superior. proof is in the fact that we:
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  • give our children european names and not african ones,
Most people in Africa are given Christian / Islamic names. (eg: David & Matthew = Christian... Mohammed & Ahmed = Islamic name). If anything, these aren't European names, they're Middle-Eastern names.

And then, many people are given traditional tribal/ethnic names. Most Nigerians I know in the UK are named Femi, Remi, Temi, Kemi etc. or Ade-something or Olu-something.

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  • almost every official language of government is a european one
Most countries have many differend languages because of the different tribes/ethnic groups living there (eg: Nigeria has Yoruba, Igbo etc.), and so the common 2nd language is English, which should logically be the language of the united country. This also applies to Francophone and Portuguese countries.

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  • we prefer to visit europe over africa when we take holidays
Most Africans visit other African nations. This is why airliners like Ethiopian, Kenya, and Ghana have such extensive continental networks. Kenyan's #1 destination outside East Africa is South Africa.

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  • even in kenya judges must import powdered wigs from england and mp's are forbidden from wearing traditional attire or they'll be kicked out of parlement
You do notice that in Kenya, the judicial system acknowledges the validity of Islamic law and indigenous customs. These are law courts that were established during English rule, and so inherited English customs.

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  • we have even discarded our own alphabets for the latin one
This happened during colonisation, and could not be reversed after decades of rule. Most Africans I know can still speak their Swahili/Yoruba etc... Have we really 'discarded' our own language?


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  • although we have our own architectural vernacular we prefer to live in european styled homes (i once had a nigerian want me to design him a mediteranean style home in lagos). look at the rich (and often corrupt leaders), what is the likelyhood that they will have a villa in europe? even in ethiopia the first christian nation, it is preferable that some newer churches forgo the traditional religious architecture for european styles.
Most homes along the East African coast are of traditional Islamic architecture, and this is the same along some parts of West Africa, as the religion of Islam has been around these regions for centuries. I'm sure people wouldn't care if their house would be European/African/Islamic styled, as long as it had all the amenities they desired.
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