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17/12/2014 - Opened on December 16, 2014 in Abidjan, the Henri Konan Bédié (HKB) Bridge is an enabler for urban mobility in the Ivorian economic capital. During the opening ceremony, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, made a speech on behalf of all the funders involved in the project, in the presence of the Ivorian Head of State, President Alassane Dramane Ouattara, and his predecessor, Henri Konan Bédié, after whom the new bridge has been named.

Categories: Infrastructure, Transport


05/12/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, received the Forbes Africa Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, December 4 during the magazine’s 4th Annual Person of the Year Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Kenya


11/11/2014 - "These trophies, which reflect our culture of excellence, are for those who have gone beyond the call of duty and have done excellent work in exceptional conditions", African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka said during the inaugural AfDB Presidential Awards for Excellence which took place on Tuesday, November 11 in the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Kaberuka added that the awards are a reflection of the good work by the staff of the Bank.

Categories: Morocco, Kenya, Congo, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy & Power


11/11/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, recognized three Bank-financed projects for their excellence during the inaugural Presidential Awards ceremony which took place on Tuesday, November 11 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


04/11/2014 - Fifty years ago, on 4 November 1964, Ministers from 23 then independent African States convened in Lagos, Nigeria, for the inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank.

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24/10/2014 - “It is good for us to pledge financial aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, but it is even better to come here to discover the reality of the situation on the ground.” These are the words Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), used to describe his visit to Guinea on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Categories: Guinea, Health, Ebola


24/10/2014 - Le Président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, a reçu, jeudi 23 octobre 2014 à Abidjan, une délégation du ministère de l’Education nationale de Côte-d’Ivoire, conduite par la Ministre de l’Education nationale, Candia Camara.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Education, Partnerships, Youth


20/10/2014 - “The Forum has given the Development Champion Award to Donald Kaberuka in recognition of his commitment to Africa as head of the African Development Bank.” These words were a key moment in the Gala Evening that marked the conclusion of the Rebranding Africa Forum, held on October 18 in Brussels, Belgium.

Categories: Belgium, Ebola


20/10/2014 - “Ebola is first and foremost our problem. Before relying on international aid, we must first encourage Africans to take action. I therefore call for African solidarity on this issue.” These were the words of Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, during the Rebranding Africa Forum held in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, October 18. The event, which focused on the theme of “What price for Africa’s emergence?”, was organised by the pan-African magazine Notre Afrik.

Categories: Belgium, Health, Ebola


15/10/2014 - The key to Africa’s progress relies on policies informed by reliable and timely data. Reliable and accessible data is of paramount importance to assure good governance and accountability, and increasingly to inform decision-making and capital allocation within the private sector.

Categories: United States of America, Economic & Financial Governance


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