News & Events
07/05/2013 - The African Development Bank today launched the 1,068-kilometre high-voltage electricity highway to be built between Kenya and Ethiopia.
26/04/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved €115 million in financing for a wind power project in Kenya’s Lake Turkana region. The project will add 300MW to power generation capacity and will benefit Kenya by providing clean and affordable energy that will reduce the overall energy cost to end consumers. Furthermore, the project will allow the landlocked Great Rift Valley region to be connected to the rest of the country through the improved infrastructure linked to the wind farm, including a road, fiber-optic cable and electrification.
17/04/2013 - The African Development Bank has approved two loans totalling USD 232.5 million for the 157.5-kilometre road project from Arusha to Holili in Tanzania, and Taveta to Voi in Kenya, in an effort to reduce the cost of transport and enhance access to agricultural inputs, larger markets and social services within the East Africa Community.
18/02/2013 - The African Development Fund (ADF) was created in 1972 to accompany the least fortunate African economies on the road to social and economic progress. At the time it is celebrating its 40th anniversary, this African Development Bank group (AfDB)’s window for grants and concessional loans can be proud of its several decades of achievements and numerous results to showcase its contribution to improving the lives of Africans.
29/01/2013 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et l’Organisation patronale de la presse africaine (AMI) sont convenues de renforcer leur coopération en vue de promouvoir une véritable communication au service du développement sur le continent. C’était à Nairobi, au Kenya, le 23 janvier dernier, en marge de la réunion de coordination des donateurs et partenaires d’AMI.
25/01/2013 - A consultation and planning workshop for the African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium hosted by Columbia University’s Global Center for Africa opened in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, January 24. The workshop aims to provide a forum in which views and ideas of major stakeholders will be sought to inform long-term plans and strategies in implementing the nutritional sciences consortium.
21/01/2013 - Malawi President Mrs. Joyce Banda and Kenyan President Mr. Mwai Kibaki, who was on a three-day state visit to Malawi, officially launched the construction of the ADF financed Lilongwe West By-Pass Road Project, at a colourful ground breaking ceremony held on 17th January 2013 in Lilongwe.
18/01/2013 - On December 7, 2012, in a speech to the graduating class of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki thanked the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its continued support to the development of Kenya’s Education Sector.
26/12/2012 - Three major energy projects financed by the African Development Bank in Ouarzazate, Morocco; Menengai, Kenya; et Bujagali, Uganda; were featured in a film project which captured 25 sustainable energy projects on the African continent in the context of the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy.
19/12/2012 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Group has approved US $125 million in funding for the first phase of a drought resilience project and provision of long-lasting means of subsistence to populations in the Horn of Africa.