News & Events
08/11/2014 - West Africa got a sigh of relief Saturday as the African business community pledged US $28.5 million towards the fight against Ebola, which has damaged the social-economic progress of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Donald Kaberuka, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), called this a key step in creating a sustainable mechanism to deal with the scourge.
08/11/2014 - At an historic meeting on Saturday, November 8 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union together with African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and leading businesses in Africa committed to join forces to create and support a funding mechanism to deal with the Ebola outbreak and its consequences.
07/11/2014 - “We want a continent of good governance, democracy, respect of human rights, gender equality, justice and the rule of law” – Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the Opening Ceremony of the 9th African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa
06/11/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, will attend the African Business Roundtable on Ebola in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 8, 2014 at the African Union Headquarters.
04/11/2014 - There have been substantial gains in achieving universal education with net enrollment reaching 90% in developing countries and 77% in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011, as the United Nations states in a 2013 report.
On the down side, however, this increase in enrollment has not been accompanied by an increase in quality output.
04/11/2014 - Policy-makers in Africa have been urged to improve labour market outcomes and promote inclusive growth.
This is addition to promoting commodity-based industrialization to reduce the high and challenging youth unemployment rate in Africa.
04/11/2014 - Universities in Africa largely lag behind others from elsewhere in the world because governments do not invest enough in infrastructure and facilities that enable creative and innovative research.
The debate was tabled on Sunday at the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an annual gathering organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
04/11/2014 - Africans should believe in their own knowledge. This was the advice of researcher Hilary Nwokeabia at the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference on Sunday, November 2 in Addis Ababa.
04/11/2014 - Where will Africa want to be in the next decades and what are the key scenarios building? What is going to shape the continent’s future for its transformation? These were the questions panelists dealt with, on Day 3 of the African Economic Conference, which took place in Addis Ababa from November 1-3.
03/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe have called for increased investment in knowledge and innovation on the African continent.