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AfDB releases official list of candidates for the election of the next Bank President


The Steering Committee of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank met on 11 February, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan and agreed to the following list of candidates for the election of the next President of the African Development Bank.

The official list of candidates, in alphabetical order, released on February 20 is as follows:

1. Akinwumi A. ADESINA   Nigeria

2. Sufian AHMED     Ethiopia

3. Jaloul AYED   Tunisia

4. Kordjé BEDOUMRA  Chad

5. Cristina DUARTE   Cabo Verde

6. Samura M. W. KAMARA   Sierra Leone

7. Thomas Z. SAKALA   Zimbabwe

8. Birama Boubacar SIDIBE   Mali

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