04/10/2010 - Africa is a potential pole for growth and can certainly play a role in the global recovery as an additional zone of growth and demand. To quote a recent article in the Economist: Banks are taking Africa seriously. Africa is a fast-growing continent and its growing trade with other emerging markets, mainly in Asia and Latin America, has created a need for new strategic partners. Several key players in the banking sector are positioning themselves by establishing a sizeable presence in the region to benefit from the growing ties between Africa and emerging countries
01/07/2010 - The adverse impacts of the financial crisis that hit the world in 2008 became evident in Africa towards the end of the same year. Its severity and detrimental impact on investment and trade required urgent, collective countercyclical actions by the international financial community, using creative and pragmatic approaches that would support the recovery of trade flows as soon as possible. In particular, as many African commercial banks were experiencing severe liquidity constraints, the African Development Bank (AfDB) had an important role to play in helping the continent through the financial crisis.
01/03/2010 - “Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) Meeting Ends with Far-reaching decisions”, says AfDB Focal Point, Lamin Manneh
02/02/2010 - La coopération entre l'Afrique et la Chine est une coopération très forte et souhaitée par les deux parties, a affirmé Donald Kaberuka, président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) dans une interview exclusive accordée à l'Agence de presse Xinhua, au siège de la BAD à Tunis, avant son départ pour une visite en Chine du 3 au 6 février, 2010
30/11/2009 - The meeting is also designed to discuss the best practices in good governance and how could those practices be best implemented in those countries that are still lagging behind. Some countries are in the right path. Botswana for example is a good example of countries that have adopted best practices of good governance in the continent. The country’s economy has been growing for some time now. Progress has been made in key sectors like, social, education and democracy,
13/11/2009 - « Le continent devrait penser sérieusement à des politiques de mobilisation de l’épargne domestique, et mettre en place des institutions spécialisées. Bien évidemment, les échanges d'expérience dans ce forum ne sont pas destinés à régler tous les problèmes de nos pays. Ces échanges nous servent de boussole », a précisé M. Thomas Kigabo Rusuhuzma, Banque nationale du Rwanda.
13/11/2009 - In this interview he granted to us shortly after a presentation on agriculture, during AEC in Addis Ababa, AfDB’s Principal Evaluation Officer, Detlev Puetz, suggests new ways for managing the crisis and supporting a post-crisis renaissance in Africa.
13/11/2009 - “The continent needs untied aid. Conditions should not be attached to aid. Don’t give me a horse while I need a truck!” Compassion International East Africa Area Director, Ephraim Gensi, said on the sidelines of African Economic Conference.
12/11/2009 - In this interview, the African Economic Research Consortium Executive Director, William Lyakurwa, explains why AEC is a must. He focuses on major issues, including innovations in the current conference. He also outlines his expectations of the AEC, NEPAD and AERC. Understanding of Dr. Lyakurwa calls for careful reading of his answer.
12/11/2009 - “Apart from developing research, internally the outcome of the AEC is feeding into operations project… and hence contributing in achieving AfDB’s key mandate and vision… I expect the conference to come out with concrete strategies for renewing and sustaining Africa’s long-term growth and development momentum,” Professor John C. Anyanwu, AfDB Lead Research Economist, explained .