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19/08/2017 - The African Development Bank has given its support to Southern African leaders in their efforts to accelerate development and growth in the region. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina was among a host of leaders who delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 37th SADC Heads of State Summit, which got underway in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria on Saturday. While lending the Bank’s support, the AfDB President also made a clarion call for action when it comes to power supply, agriculture investment, climate change, industrialization and domestic resource mobilisation in the region.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, The President


18/08/2017 - In late July, Uganda chose a consortium, including General Electric Co., to build and operate a crude oil refinery, which will eventually process oil from fields being developed by Total SA and Tullow Oil Plc.

Categories: Uganda, Energy & Power, African Legal Support Facility


18/08/2017 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, signed a Host Country Agreement on Friday, August 18, in Johannesburg, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the country’s capital. The office will serve as one of five regional hubs for the pan-African development finance institution operations serving South, North, East, West and Central Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


  • From: 19/08/2017
  • To: 20/08/2017
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from August 19-20, 2017.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


17/08/2017 - On the 9th of August, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport.

Categories: Rwanda, Transport


15/08/2017 - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupali Gupta as Head of Investor Relations.

Categories: Africa50


15/08/2017 - "The terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso are deplorable, shameful and cruel. We stand in support of the Government and the brave people of Burkina Faso as they deal with this horrific event. My heart and prayers go to the families who lost loved ones and those wounded in the attacks".

Categories: The President


11/08/2017 - Over its 50-year history, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has financed over 450 transport projects, changing the lives of close to 450 million people across Africa. Roads, port, airport, and railway projects are all included on a map published as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the first project financed by the Bank, a road project in Kenya, in 1967.

Categories: Transport


11/08/2017 - Experts from Zambia reviewed and approved the Learning Assessment Systems Evaluation Framework (LASEF) at a meeting convened by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) on 10 and 11 July in Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Education


11/08/2017 - Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique ( SEFA, en anglais), hébergé par la Banque Africaine de Développement, vient d’approuver un don de 975 000 dollars EU en faveur de la République du Togo afin de lui permettre de démarrer le projet « CIZO » consacré à l’électrification rurale hors-réseau par kits solaires domestiques en mode PAYGO.

Categories: Togo, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


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