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01/04/2016 - A major preoccupation of the just-concluded visit to Asia by an African Development Bank team led by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, was the search for an efficient energy system that can be easily adapted in some of the most energy-starved African countries.

Categories: Nigeria, China, Japan, Korea, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, President's Corner


24/03/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 began a two-day visit in Tokyo, where he applauded the government’s support to the Bank and underscored the need for more investments by Japanese private sector entities in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, President's Corner


22/03/2016 - A 40-member delegation of Japanese investors paid a courtesy call on the African Development Bank Group in Abidjan on Monday, March 21, 2016, and met with AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. The meeting focused on further strengthening AfDB-Japan cooperation in the public sector as well as promotion of Japanese business and private investments in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, President's Corner


22/03/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a top-level Bank team on a working visit to Japan, Korea and China from March 24-29.

Categories: Korea, China, Japan, Energy & Power, Partnerships, President's Corner


17/12/2015 - The Steering Committee of the 42nd Session of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), held from December 3 to 5, 2015 at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, was a major platform for discussions on renewed partnerships.

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


02/12/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (“AfDB”) announces that on November 30, 2015, it concluded a Settlement Agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) of Tokyo, Japan.

Categories: Japan, Integrity and Anti-Corruption


09/09/2015 - On September 8, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan signed the sixth private sector assistance loan under the joint initiative titled Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa. The loan, worth JPY 35.88 billion, equivalent to USD 300 million, is intended to support private sector operations in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships


09/09/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Access Bank Rwanda Ltd. signed a loan agreement for the equivalent of US $6 million under the Africa SME Program on September 3, 2015 to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda.

Categories: Rwanda, Japan, Austria, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment, Partnerships, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


29/07/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) sold $20 million in infrastructure bonds to the Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (Fukoku Life). Fukoku Life was the sole investor in the transaction.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure


12/09/2014 - On September 12, 2014, The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Japan signed a concessional loan for US $300 million to support the private sector in Africa. The AfDB was represented by its President, Donald Kaberuka, and Japan by its Ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire, Susumo Inove.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Private Sector


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