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27/08/2014 - On Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), embarked on a two-day tour of Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia) to signal his support for those affected by the Ebola virus.

Categories: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development


27/08/2014 - AfDB Group Treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem said, “One of the main pillars of the Bank’s funding strategy is its ability to diversify its funding sources by responding to investor demand across a vast array of capital markets worldwide. After the first foray of the Bank in the domestic capital market of Nigeria this past July, the launch of this 5-year bond marks the return of the Bank into the so-called ‘Kauri’ market consisting of NZD denominated securities, registered in New Zealand and issued by foreign issuers.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance


27/08/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, August 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing a US $60 million Bank grant to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

Categories: Liberia, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


25/08/2014 - The African Development Bank released on August 21 its latest edition of the West Africa Monitor Quarterly. The report follows key socio-economic developments in the region and provides brief analysis on latest events across the countries.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration


21/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $950,000 grant for the development of the WINDIGA 20 MW Solar PV power plant in Burkina Faso. The SEFA project preparation grant will support outstanding advisory activities required for financial close, including support for the structuring of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a period of 25 years with SONABEL, the national public utility.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


21/08/2014 - The African Water Facility (AWF) offered on August 20, 2014 a €1.3 million grant to the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa to improve water delivery services, an initiative that will be supported and driven by the beneficiary communities of Limpopo province. Over 20,000 people are expected to get improved access to water for domestic and agriculture purposes, among others.

Categories: South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


20/08/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) marks its Golden Jubilee this year. The Bank will mark the anniversary with an event in Abidjan on November 4, 50 years to the day that it held its first Board Meeting. A series of other events will also unfold in the days before in Abidjan, including the African Economic Conference. Full reporting on each of the events will follow.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Structural Transformation


20/08/2014 - As part of the return of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to Abidjan, AfDB Group President Donald Kaberuka spoke to the national and international media accredited in Côte d’Ivoire at a press conference held on August 19, 2014.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Health


19/08/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Monday, August 18 in Abidjan, approved a US $60 million grant investment for immediate implementation to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Health, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


19/08/2014 - The African Water Facility(AWF), with the support of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center, brought together more than 40 project managers from over 15 English-speaking African countries to participate in a five day project management training in Nairobi from August 4 to 8.

Categories: Kenya, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


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