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19/12/2014 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) extremely rapid intervention in Mali after a first case of Ebola was detected has halted the spread of the epidemic in the country.

“The AfDB support, both in the preparation and the response phases, was exceptional in its speed and the level of resources mobilized,” said Ibrahima Fall Socé, head of the UN Mission for emergency action against Ebola in Mali.

Categories: Mali, Ebola, Health, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development

18/12/2014 - Le Conseil d'administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce 17 décembre 2014, un don de quelque 108 milliards de dollars EU, prélevé sur les ressources du Fonds africain de développement (FAD), en faveur de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Transport, Infrastructure

16/12/2014 - The 2014 edition of the African Development Bank's African Development Report, on the theme of "Regional integration at the service of inclusive growth", was officially launched Tuesday, December 16 at the Bank's headquarters in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Regional Integration

16/12/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $842,000 grant to dVentus Technologies – a technology-based and knowledge-driven company focused on the development of innovative and energy efficiency products for the energy sector

Categories: Ethiopia, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change

16/12/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group, during its ordinary sitting on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Abidjan, approved a proposed ADF loan of US $39 million to the Republic of Zambia, and a grant of US $12 million from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility (TSF) and a grant of US $24 million from the African Development Fund Regional Operations (RO) envelope to the Republic of Zimbabwe for the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Infrastructure, Energy & Power

16/12/2014 - Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), le plus important groupe bancaire du Maroc, bénéficiera d’un prêt de 73 millions d’euros, pour un projet destiné à étendre ses activités, tant au Maroc qu’en Afrique subsaharienne, après que les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), en ont approuvé l’octroi, lundi 15 Décembre 2014, à Abidjan. Ce prêt sera octroyé via le Fonds africain de développement (FAD).

Categories: Morocco, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance

15/12/2014 - The African Water Facility announced on December 15 that is has offered a €3.4 million grant to the Government of Mozambique to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region.

Categories: Mozambique, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change

15/12/2014 - The Climate for Development in Africa (Clim-Dev Africa) programme dinner dialogue was held at the margins of the UN Global Climate Change Conference (COP 20) in Lima, Peru, to discuss various perspectives for enhancing the provision of climate information services in support of Africa’s economic transformation and capacity to adapt to climate change. This Clim-Dev Africa programme is implemented under the auspices of the African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and intends to strengthen the policy response to climate change.

Categories: Climate Change, COP20, Environment

15/12/2014 - Ethiopia has sealed a US $1.1 million deal with the newly launched ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF), to strengthen its climate information and early warning systems for climate resilience development and adaptation – becoming the first African country to benefit from the Fund.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative, Climate Change, COP20, Environment

15/12/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) through the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) and Bloomberg on December 9 announced an agreement to collaborate on building the AfDB’s AFMISM Bloomberg® African Bond Index (ABABI), a new family of African bond indices that, once launched, will be calculated by the independent, global index provider, Bloomberg.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance

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