News & Events
29/01/2015 - Elections, conflict, terrorism, Ebola and women’s empowerment are at the top of this year’s agenda as African leaders gather in Addis Ababa for the 24th Summit of the African Union.
16/12/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $842,000 grant to dVentus Technologies – a technology-based and knowledge-driven company focused on the development of innovative and energy efficiency products for the energy sector
15/12/2014 - Ethiopia has sealed a US $1.1 million deal with the newly launched ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF), to strengthen its climate information and early warning systems for climate resilience development and adaptation – becoming the first African country to benefit from the Fund.
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.
08/11/2014 - The Ebola scourge should not be taken as a problem affecting individual countries, but should be taken on by each and every African, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, said Saturday at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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.