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23/04/2014 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) golden jubilee was formally kicked off in Tunis on Tuesday, April 22. The occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary was acknowledged by invited speakers as a crucial moment for the institution to reflect on how far it has come since it was formed a half century ago, as it positions itself for the 50 years ahead.

Categories: Tunisia

16/04/2014 - African Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success on Wednesday, April 16, when The Carlyle Group announced it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, exceeding its initial target by 40 per cent. The Bank was a cornerstone investor and played a crucial role by investing $50 million at an early stage in the fundraising.

Categories: Private Sector

14/04/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africare signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding in Washington, D.C. on 12 April.

Categories: United States of America, Partnerships, Infrastructure

04/04/2014 - “The African Development Bank stands with Rwanda in the country’s continued pledge to ‘remember, unite and renew’ as it commemorates the 20th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi people in April 1994," said AfDB President Donald Kaberuka.

Categories: Rwanda

28/03/2014 - A meeting of African experts opened on 27 March 2014 in Tunis with remittances from African migrants as the topic for discussion. The question was given priority at the pan-African seminar co-organized by the African Development Bank and AFD, the French Development Agency. The event launch was attended by the President of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka, and the Tunisian Minister of the Economy and Finance, Hakim Ben Hammouda.

Categories: Tunisia, Migration and Development Initiative

21/03/2014 - After three days of intensive and productive discussion, the Africa CEO Forum 2014 closed at midday on Wednesday, March 19 in Geneva. Organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique, in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Rainbow Unlimited, this was second meeting of African private sector leaders. Over 700 employers, banks, investors, ministers and journalists took part in discussing the big economic questions in Africa.

Categories: Switzerland, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation

18/03/2014 - The Africa CEO Forum 2014, one of the most important gatherings of African business leaders officially opened in Geneva on Monday, March 17. The three-day event closes on Wednesday. Organized by the publishing house Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the second Africa CEO Forum boasted “680 participants, speakers and journalists from more than 38 countries.”

Categories: Switzerland, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Structural Transformation

07/03/2014 - ‘Equality for women is progress for all’ is the theme of International Women’s Day 2014, which the African Development Bank (AfDB) celebrated in anticipation on 7 March 2014 in Tunis. “Although women have made progress, there is need to further improve their access to education and finance with a view to closing the gender gap cost,” said Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the AfDB’s Special Envoy on Gender, as she discussed its role in helping to improve economic conditions in Africa and its strategic focus on gender issues in doing so.

Categories: Tunisia, Gender, Human Capital Development, Civil Society

28/02/2014 - Upon his arrival in Libreville on Wednesday, February 26 for a two-day working visit, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka was received by the President of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, before going on to meet Gabonese businessmen.

Categories: Gabon, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Structural Transformation, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

27/02/2014 - It was in Congo that Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, began his official visit to Central Africa, on February 24, 2014. Scheduled for four days, the visit concludes in Libreville, Gabon, on February 27.

Categories: Congo, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

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