The Republic of Mozambique becomes Africa50’s 35th shareholder

12 February 2024

Casablanca, 12 February 2024 – Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, today announced that the Republic of Mozambique has started the onboarding process to become its new shareholder during a signing ceremony in Maputo.

Honourable Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique signed the Share Subscription Agreement on behalf of the Government, committing the country to take the necessary steps to become an Africa50 shareholder.

In joining Africa50, Mozambique will benefit from accessing world-class project development and financing expertise, fast-track the implementation of its infrastructure programme by catalyzing the participation of the private sector significantly contributing to spurring economic growth and development.

When the onboarding process is completed, Africa50’s total number of shareholders will increase to 35, comprised of 32 African countries, the African Development Bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), and Bank Al-Maghrib.

The Share Subscription Agreement signing by Mozambique follows the recent conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Mozambique and Africa50 during COP28 to develop four projects including three solar PV plants for 260MW – one of which is the first 100MW floating solar on the continent, and 400km of transmission lines under a Public Private Partnership Framework.

Minister Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, said, “As we accelerate the development of critical infrastructure to meet the needs of our citizens, it is imperative to find the right partner to develop and catalyze financing into these projects and Africa50 has proven to be that partner. We are delighted to join Africa50 as a shareholder and look forward to supporting the vision of closing the continent’s infrastructure gap while bringing development to our people”.

Africa50 is delighted to have Mozambique as an important partner in our journey to closing the continent’s infrastructure gap. We are pleased to be already actively working with the government on transformative clean energy and transport projects. We look forward to supporting the country’s infrastructure development vision through private investments and public private partnerships”, said Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50.

Africa50 has made 24 investments across the continent, with an aggregate value of over US$7.1 billion. In the energy sector alone, over 17 million people are accessing reliable and cleaner electricity as a result of projects financed by Africa50. In addition to its investments in energy, Africa50’s diverse portfolio of investments includes sectors such as transport and logistics, ICT, midstream gas, education, healthcare as well as fintech.


About Africa50:

Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa's growth by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalyzing public sector capital, and mobilizing private sector funding, with differentiated financial returns and impact. Bringing project development and financing together in one platform, we seek to provide support at every stage of the project cycle, through three investment vehicles:

Africa50 - Project Development: This is dedicated to increasing the number of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa. It provides early-stage equity funding and project development and structuring capabilities and engages with stakeholders during the development phase to accelerate the process to financial close.

Africa50 - Project Finance: Takes minority stakes in projects and invests equity and quasi-equity alongside strategic partners, with equity ticket sizes of below US$40 million, as well as in growth capital transactions.

Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF): The IAF aims to catalyze further investment into African infrastructure by raising capital from African and global institutional investors. In an African first, the IAF achieved first close in December 2023 by securing US$222.5 million, primarily from African institutional investors.


Media Contact:

Africa50: Nana Boakye-Yiadom, Senior Communications Coordinator, Tel: +212666166308,


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