The Bank’s 50th Annual Meeting will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 25-29, 2015. The Meetings will see the election of a new Bank President, one of the most important decisions for the institution and the continent. The 50th anniversary of the Bank will also be marked.

50th Anniversary

Fifty years on, and from a very modest beginning, the AfDB has grown in stature and maturity, in brand and credibility.

Launch of the AfDB 50th Anniversary Celebrations

50 years in Video

It is important to remember that the so-called “New Africa” is made up of 54 countries in five regions. Africa is not a single monolithic whole. The only safe generalisation is that Africa is planning, managing and starting to finance its own destiny.

Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President

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