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20/10/2014 - “The Forum has given the Development Champion Award to Donald Kaberuka in recognition of his commitment to Africa as head of the African Development Bank.” These words were a key moment in the Gala Evening that marked the conclusion of the Rebranding Africa Forum, held on October 18 in Brussels, Belgium.

Categories: Belgium, Ebola


20/10/2014 - “Ebola is first and foremost our problem. Before relying on international aid, we must first encourage Africans to take action. I therefore call for African solidarity on this issue.” These were the words of Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, during the Rebranding Africa Forum held in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, October 18. The event, which focused on the theme of “What price for Africa’s emergence?”, was organised by the pan-African magazine Notre Afrik.

Categories: Belgium, Health, Ebola


17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a US $40-million 10-year Line of Credit (LoC) for a pipeline of projects covering various economic sectors (agro/food, infrastructure, manufacturing, education sectors) in the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The projects aim to promote economic growth.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Education, Food Production


17/10/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $265,000 grant to the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) partnership for the development of the Atlas of Africa’s Energy Resources. The grant will be funded through the “enabling environment” window of this AfDB-administered multi-donor facility mandated to unlock investments in clean energy in the continent.

Categories: Energy & Power, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


  • From: 29/10/2014
  • To: 31/10/2014
  • Location: Arusha, Tanzania

The African Development Bank is co-sponsoring and is actively involved in the upcoming 5th African Rift Geothermal (ARGeo) Conference in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference seeks to further regional cooperation in the development and utilization of geothermal resources.

Categories: Tanzania, Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a €15-million general budget support loan to finance the Public Corporate Governance and Investment Promotion Support Programme in Cape Verde (PAGEPPI-II).

Categories: Cape Verde, Economic & Financial Governance


17/10/2014 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved in June 2014 a €2.5 million line of credit (LoC) equivalent in local currency 1.640 billion CFA francs) to Fidelis Finance (Formerly ‘Burkina Bail Ltd.).

Categories: Burkina Faso, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance


17/10/2014 - With a team of African Development Bank experts, at the margin of the various Bank events in Morocco, the Vice-President in charge of Governance, Agriculture and Human Development, Aly Abou-Sabaa, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 visited a Bank cherished solar power plant project (NOORo1) in Ouarzazate, which energy specialists are calling “the world’s largest using concentrated solar power technology.”

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector


17/10/2014 - The African Development Bank launched a mission to Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia on Thursday, October 16 to set up further projects in its support package for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries most affected by the Ebola Virus Disease.

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


16/10/2014 - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), an organization established to manage the Zambezi River Basin on behalf of the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe, recently hosted representatives from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the Swedish Embassy to Zambia and the World Bank Group (WBG) to finalise preparations in support of the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Infrastructure



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