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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

17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a €15-million general budget support loan to finance the Public Corporate Governance and Investment Promotion Support Programme in Cape Verde (PAGEPPI-II).

Categories: Cape Verde, Economic & Financial Governance

17/10/2014 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved in June 2014 a €2.5 million line of credit (LoC) equivalent in local currency 1.640 billion CFA francs) to Fidelis Finance (Formerly ‘Burkina Bail Ltd.).

Categories: Burkina Faso, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance

17/10/2014 - The African Development Bank launched a mission to Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia on Thursday, October 16 to set up further projects in its support package for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries most affected by the Ebola Virus Disease.

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

16/10/2014 - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), an organization established to manage the Zambezi River Basin on behalf of the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe, recently hosted representatives from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the Swedish Embassy to Zambia and the World Bank Group (WBG) to finalise preparations in support of the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Infrastructure

16/10/2014 - The African Development Bank Group joined the international community in celebrating the World Food Day in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Thursday, October 16 on the theme, “Investing in Women and Youth is Key to Feeding Africa.”

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Food Production, Youth

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