Oscar Niemeyer in Algeria: Modernism in the Maghreb

Oscar Niemeyer in Algeria

Oscar Niemeyer was the reason I chose to visit Algeria in the first place said NICK @ CONCRETE AND KITSCH.
So here his story dated May 26, 2019, and titled Oscar Niemeyer in Algeria: Modernism in the Maghreb.
 After spending time among the seminal modernist architect’s works in Brasília the year prior, I was keen to see more of his futuristic and red-adjacent vision in other parts of the world.  And despite an array, impressive works in France and Tripoli, Lebanon, my heart was set on Africa.

Douira Desalination Plant

World largest Seawater Desalination Plant

Morocco is set to commence the construction of the world’s largest seawater desalination plant in 2021, at the Southern Coastal City of Agadir. The US $301m Douira Sea Water Desalination plant is expected to have a treatment capacity of 75 million cubic meters of water per year. Abengoa, a Spanish company has been chosen by the Moroccan National Electricity and Drinking water Office (ONEE) to construct this new desalination plant.

Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant

Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant

Tunisia soon to commission Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant By Fidelis John – Jun 11, 2019 Tunisian authorities have announced plans to commission and connect to the national electricity distribution grid the 10 MW Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant located in the west of the country by the end of June 2019. Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant The […]

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

Death of the Nile By Ayah Aman, May 23, 2019. The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By the […]

On A Wing And A Prayer

“Are you a passenger on this flight, Madame?”

I looked wearily up from the laden luggage cart I was pushing in the direction of the departure gate to see an airport employee looking at me enquiringly. Shaking my head, I turned the cart around and started back up the long incline to the main airport hall.

A railway line between Morocco and Spain

This article dated February 16, 2019 and published in Middle East Monitor: Africa, Europe & Russia, Morocco, News, Spain is about a railway line between Morocco and Spain that could be launched soon. Morocco-Spain railway to be launched ‘soon’ A railway line between Morocco and Spain could be launched soon, Morocco’s Transport State Secretary announced […]

Benban Solar Park 1 up and running

Renewable energy producer, Alcazar Energy said that the Alcazar Energy Egypt Solar 1 (AEES1) PV project, located in Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Egypt is one of four developments being undertaken by the energy producer, with each having a capacity of 64 MWp all adding up to a total of 256 MWp. The projects, part […]