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22/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, October 22 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, approved a grant of US $82.7 million (UA 55.56 million*) for the development of a 56-kilometre portion of the Batshamba-Tshikapa road in the Democratic Republic of Congo, between Lovua and Tshikapa on the country’s NR1. The grant supplements earlier Bank interventions on the same road.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Infrastructure, Transport

22/10/2014 - 250 participants à la 2e édition du Partenariat Souk At-tanmia ont suivi une formation pour renforcer leurs capacités managériales. Objectif : les préparer à mener leurs projets jusqu’au bout. Le programme est conduit par “Education for Employment” (EFE), en collaboration avec le réseau des pépinières d’entreprises de l’Agence de promotion de l’industrie et l’innovation (APII) et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD).

Categories: Tunisia, Education, Gender, Youth, Poverty Reduction

22/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved an USD 12.7 million African Development Fund partial risk guarantee (ADF PRG) for the 105 MW Menengai Independent Power Producers project. The global Menengai project will exploit a portion of Kenya’s geothermal potential to provide power to about 500,000 households and 300,000 businesses.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power

22/10/2014 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le Cap-Vert ont signé hier, 20 octobre 2014 à Abidjan, un accord de prêt de 15 millions d’euros. Ce montant est destiné à financer la deuxième phase du Programme d’appui à la gouvernance des entreprises publiques et de la promotion des investissements (PAGEPPI 2).

Categories: Cape Verde, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Partnerships

21/10/2014 - The Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened Central African countries for an expert and ministerial meeting.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power

21/10/2014 - The critical role which knowledge and innovation should play in Africa’s development will be the focus of this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) scheduled to take place from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, 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

17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a US $40-million 10-year Line of Credit (LoC) for a pipeline of projects covering various economic sectors (agro/food, infrastructure, manufacturing, education sectors) in the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The projects aim to promote economic growth.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Education, Food Production

17/10/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $265,000 grant to the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) partnership for the development of the Atlas of Africa’s Energy Resources. The grant will be funded through the “enabling environment” window of this AfDB-administered multi-donor facility mandated to unlock investments in clean energy in the continent.

Categories: Energy & Power, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

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