News & Events
04/12/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved on Tuesday, December 3 a loan of US $65.0 million and a grant of US $900,000 to Malawi, and a loan of US $7.7 million to Zambia, respectively, for a total of about US $73.6 million, for the Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project Phase IV.
28/11/2013 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, six African nations – Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali and Mozambique – made it through a global competition run by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to provide dedicated funding to engage the private sector in effective climate solutions. The seven project concepts endorsed for full project development in Africa focus on forests in Burkina Faso, DRC and Ghana, renewable energy in Kenya and Mali, and climate resilience in Mozambique.
07/11/2013 - The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is 103 years old. Established on June 29, 1910 in Southern Africa the Customs Union Agreement (CUA) brought together the South African Union, the High Commission of Bechuanaland territories (current Botswana), Basutoland (current Lesotho) and Swaziland, then under British rule.
18/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Friday, October 18 a US $12.5-million equity investment in the Kibo Fund II. This contribution will allow the Fund to provide access to finance and capacity building to an underserved market of outward-looking small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market African firms, particularly in low-income and fragile states within various sectors in Africa, thereby boosting income generation and job creation.
08/10/2013 - “Regional integration offers southern African countries substantial potential from competition and scale effects, but the gains are not automatic; careful design and sustained implementation of the regional trade agreements (RTAs) are necessary to enhance their benefits … and implementation of regional programs requires adequate local capacity, in addition to financial resources.”
14/08/2013 - The Mozambique’s Nacala Road Corridor Phase III project, approved in 2012, is one of the strategic regional corridors in the Southern Africa region. It is part of the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) for Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, which will substantially increase national and regional connectivity.
26/06/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on 26 June 2013 a senior loan of USD 80 million in local currencies for OLAM Africa Investment Program (OAIP) to deepen the integration of OLAM Group’s agricultural value chain by investments in processing of wheat and palm oil in Africa. The program includes five sub-projects in Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Senegal.
30/05/2013 - Thursday 9 May 2013 - Donald Kaberuka, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Gunilla Carlsson, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, have announced the creation of an Agriculture Fast Track Fund for Africa.
29/05/2013 - The African Development Bank on May 28 in Marrakech, Morocco, granted a supplementary loan of US $33.213 million to the government of Mozambique for the rehabilitation of the country’s Massinger Dam. The funds will ensure effective sustainability of the Massingir Dam by preventing its collapse in the event of a heavy downpour.
13/03/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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