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28/11/2014 - The African Development Bank has released the latest edition of The West Africa Monitor Quarterly.

“West Africa’s growth remains strong, but it is likely to slow down, mostly due to the drop in oil and mineral prices”, says Emanuele Santi, AfDB regional economist for West Africa.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Gambia, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Ebola, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology

27/11/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has recently agreed to revise the financing plan for the ongoing Suez Thermal Power Plant Project. The move will allow the Government of Egypt to leverage Bank financing to cover part of the local costs of constructing a 650 MW steam cycle power plant at a site located in the vicinity of Suez city, approximately 150 kilometres east of Cairo.

Categories: Egypt, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment

27/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank have completed a seminar on improving the hydrological and meteorological systems in Africa. These are systems for capturing weather and climate data and disseminating information to users for decision support development planning. Coming under the auspices of the recently launched ClimDev-Special Fund (CDSF), the AfDB hosted the World Bank team consisting of Vladimir Tsirkunov and Makoto Suwa from the Hydromet Program at the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Health, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure

27/11/2014 - As the African Legal Support Facility’s Board holds a major meeting in the Ivorian capital, its Director, Stephen Karangizi, discusses the institution’s activities and outlook. “African Legal Support Facility’s work has benefited tremendously to RMCs and contributed to their development,” says Karangizi.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, African Legal Support Facility

27/11/2014 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, mercredi 26 Novembre 2014 à Abidjan, deux prêts d’un montant global d’environ 59 millions de dollars américains (USD) pour contribuer au financement de la deuxième phase du Projet de Réhabilitation et d’Extension du Périmètre de Bas-Mangoky (PRPBM II), dans la région Sud-Ouest de Madagascar.

Categories: Madagascar, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, Climate Change, Infrastructure

27/11/2014 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, mercredi 26 Novembre 2014, à Abidjan, le financement de l’aménagement du tronçon routier Batschenga – Ntui – Yoko-Tibati-Ngaoundéré d’environ 598 km, dans le cadre de la stratégie de renforcement du réseau routier national camerounais.

Categories: Cameroon, Transport

27/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP 20, taking place from December 1-12 in Lima, Peru. This year, AfDB’s efforts in addressing climate-resilient and low-carbon development in Africa, and particularly the initiatives contributing to improving access to climate finance, will be emphasized.

Categories: Climate Change, COP20, Partnerships, Environment

27/11/2014 - The Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “the Facility”) launched a major meeting on November 26 in Abidjan to assess status of implementation of ongoing projects, among others. Discussions are expected to continue to November 27, and will provide an opportunity for the Management Board to consider approval of the work plan and budget for 2015, as well as other substantive documents for transmission to the Governing Council of the Facility.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Financial Crisis, Poverty Reduction, Structural Transformation

26/11/2014 - La République tunisienne recevra 30,458 millions d’Euros pour l’extension de la première phase du projet de développement agricole intégré (PDAI) de Gabès, suite à l’approbation faite par les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), mercredi 26 Novembre 2014, à Abidjan. Ce montant sera financé grâce à un prêt BAD de 20,652 millions d’Euros, une contribution du Gouvernement tunisien de 7,285 millions d’Euros et 2,521 millions d’Euros par la Banque Tunisienne de Solidarité. La durée de mise en œuvre du Projet sera de 5 ans.

Categories: Tunisia, Poverty Reduction, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change

26/11/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region break free from cycles of drought and famine.

Categories: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Gender, Food Production

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