News & Events
18/09/2012 - The 2012 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) prepared on the special theme “Promoting Youth Employment” was launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 13 in the presence of members of the diplomatic community, government officials, and representatives of international organizations, the private sector and civil society.
08/09/2012 - South-South investment and exchange of know-how are key sources of growth and prosperity in Africa – and Huajian Group of China’s experience in Ethiopia is really edifying.
29/08/2012 - The African Development Bank is conducting a second workshop with the theme “Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development – Africa Action Plan” from August 27-29 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda, in June.
27/08/2012 - The Government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank signed a US$ 251-million loan agreement Friday for the “Promoting Basic Services” (PBS) Phase III Program at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Addis Ababa. H.E. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Mr. Lamin Barrow, the Bank’s Resident Representative in Ethiopia, signed on behalf of the Government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank respectively.
22/08/2012 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, has expressed his sadness over the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
26/07/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) stands ready to assist African countries in implementing the physical infrastructure needed for the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area by 2017, said its president, Donald Kaberuka.
17/07/2012 - The Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to the tune of 33 USD million, was inaugurated in the historic Ethiopian town on 8 July, during the celebration of International Harar Day.
- Date: 15/07/2012
- Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
African leaders elected Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as chairperson of the African Union Commission at the 19th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 15 July.
24/05/2012 - Millions of people living in the Baro-Akobo-Sobat (BAS) area of the Nile Basin are to benefit from a range of multi-purpose water resources projects to be planned by the Nile Basin Initiative. On May 4, the African Development Bank approved a €2 million grant from the African Water Facility to finance the development study needed to attract the investments required to implement them. The overall project is supported jointly by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development- Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF).
23/05/2012 - On May 10, a high level meeting chaired by President Donald Kaberuka, former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Web Foundation elicited a lively debate among 10 Ministers of Education and Science and Technology from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda; who met with officials of Intel, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, HP, Adobe, and Microsoft among other leading technology companies in Africa. Other country governments represented were Benin, Burundi, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Nigeria and Rwanda.