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31/03/2015 - Development institutions and power companies responded to a call made by the Union of the Comoros and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to attend a High-Level Consultation, which took place on March 25, 2015 at the AfDB’s headquarters in Abidjan. The meeting shed light on the crisis currently facing the energy sector in Comoros, and on potential solutions to these challenges.

Categories: Comoros, Energy & Power, Partnerships

30/03/2015 - The 18th Summit of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Authority of Heads of State opened at the Africa Union Commission Headquarters on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, chaired by President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is also outgoing Chairperson of the COMESA Authority.

Categories: Gender, Regional Integration

30/03/2015 - The eight candidates in the running for the election of the next President of the African Development Bank have submitted their vision statements for the Bank and the continent. The vision statements have been published on each candidate’s respective profile page on the African Development Bank website,, and may be accessed by clicking on the name of the candidate in the links provided below.


27/03/2015 - One year ago, on March 23, 2014, an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in West Africa. Beginning in Guinea, EVD quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, taking the lives of over 10,000 people.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Health, Partnerships, Ebola

27/03/2015 - Unemployment was one of the main sources of popular discontent that led to the revolutions of 2010-2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. It played a role in the changes or rather, major upheavals, that subsequently took place in Jordan, Morocco, Libya and the Yemen as well.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Employment, Youth, Partnerships

27/03/2015 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has just approved a USD 780,000 preparation grant for the development of a first phase 40 MW of Starsol* Solar PV Plant near N’Djamena in Chad as the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the national grid. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical assistance for the completion of the plant design and grid study, as well as advisors for legal and financial structuring of a bankable IPP.

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

25/03/2015 - Our attention has been drawn to a press report that Ghana is under sanctions with the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). We wish to state that Ghana is current on all its obligations with the AfDB. Accordingly, Ghana is not on the list of countries under sanctions by the AfDB. On 18 February 2015, due to an administrative oversight, Ghana was erroneously included in the list of countries under sanctions by the AfDB. However, the error was detected that same day and a corrected list was immediately issued in replacement.

Categories: Ghana

  • From: 26/03/2015
  • To: 27/03/2015
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

Uganda is poised to establish its national community of practice on managing for development results from March 26-27, 2015 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Categories: Uganda, Regional Integration, Private Sector

23/03/2015 - A high-level Egyptian delegation led by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab briefed Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Friday, March 20 in Abidjan, urging support to the government’s ongoing economic reforms and to its ambitious development and investment programme

Categories: Egypt, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education

23/03/2015 - Working in close collaboration, the Kingdom of Morocco, African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), have conducted an exhaustive study on constraints and strengths impeding the country’s determination to promote a strong, sustained and shared growth. The study, entitled Morocco’s Economic Growth Analysis: Identifying Constraints to Broad-Based Growth* is derived from in-depth data-driven analysis supported by consultations with all government ministries, private sector, academia and civil society in Morocco.

Categories: Morocco, Human Capital Development, Private Sector

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