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27/03/2015 - One year ago, on March 23, 2014, an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in West Africa. Beginning in Guinea, EVD quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, taking the lives of over 10,000 people.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Health, Partnerships, Ebola

27/03/2015 - Unemployment was one of the main sources of popular discontent that led to the revolutions of 2010-2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. It played a role in the changes or rather, major upheavals, that subsequently took place in Jordan, Morocco, Libya and the Yemen as well.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Employment, Youth, Partnerships

27/03/2015 - It has been one year since the World Health Organization officially announced the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Since March 23, 2014, the African Development Bank has played a prominent role in fighting back Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The institution’s support of the three hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has never wavered.

Categories: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Health, Ebola

27/03/2015 - A High Level Consultation gathering took place on Wednesday, March 25 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan to discuss solutions to ending the energy problem in Comoros. The meeting has cited the important role the private sector can play in the country’s ailing energy industry.

Categories: Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power, Health, Private Sector

27/03/2015 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has just approved a USD 780,000 preparation grant for the development of a first phase 40 MW of Starsol* Solar PV Plant near N’Djamena in Chad as the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the national grid. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical assistance for the completion of the plant design and grid study, as well as advisors for legal and financial structuring of a bankable IPP.

Categories: Chad, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

26/03/2015 - In an effort to further expand the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) support to the governments and people of Liberia and Sierra Leone in their fight against Ebola Virus Disease epidemic (EVD), Corporate Services Vice-President, Sue Wardell recently lead a Bank mission to the two countries and met with government officials, investors and NGOs.

Categories: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Health, Ebola, Partnerships, Human Capital Development

26/03/2015 - Development partners have a key role to play in supporting Africa’s endeavours in the areas of environmental capacity and good governance, in line with the requirement of the “Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness”.

Categories: Environment, Quality Assurance & Results

25/03/2015 - Our attention has been drawn to a press report that Ghana is under sanctions with the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). We wish to state that Ghana is current on all its obligations with the AfDB. Accordingly, Ghana is not on the list of countries under sanctions by the AfDB. On 18 February 2015, due to an administrative oversight, Ghana was erroneously included in the list of countries under sanctions by the AfDB. However, the error was detected that same day and a corrected list was immediately issued in replacement.

Categories: Ghana

25/03/2015 - The issue of enhancing trade is key to helping African countries become emerging economies, African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President said during the recent International Conference on the Emergence of Africa.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance

  • From: 26/03/2015
  • To: 27/03/2015
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

Uganda is poised to establish its national community of practice on managing for development results from March 26-27, 2015 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Categories: Uganda, Regional Integration, Private Sector

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