All News

Displaying 7981 - 8000 of 8155

AfDB Helps Reduce Air Pollution in Morocco

22-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 22 June 2005 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB) has approved through its private sector window, a loan of US $ 85 million, in support of the environmental upgrading of "Société Anonyme Marocaine de l’Industrie du Raffinage – SAMIR".

ADF supports Public Sector Reform in Mozambique

22-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 22 June 2005 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group will help Mozambique improve the efficiency of  government services by providing institutional support to the country’s public sector reform. To this end, the ADF Board of Directors approved in Tunis on Wednesday, a grant of 2.126 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 3.135 million, to finance the Institutional Support for Public Sector Reform in the country.

AfDB Private Sector Window Supports the Development of the Energy Sector in Senegal

22-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 22 June 2005 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved through its private sector window, a loan of 8 million Euro for the implementation of the Kounoune Thermal Power Project located at  Kounoune, 23 kilometers East of Dakar, Senegal. This project aims at increasing the current level of electricity supply at a competitive cost in order to meet the growing demand for electricity in Senegal.

ADF Supports River Resources Management in Kenya

16-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 16 June 2005 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group will help the government of Kenya reduce the impact of frequent droughts on the Ewaso Ng’iro North River (ENNR) catchment area following the approval of funds for the project to improve natural resources management.

Workshop on “Local Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: Lessons of Experience”, 21-24 June 2005, Tunis

16-Jun-2005 - The African Development Bank and the Joint Africa Institute, in collaboration with the German Development Bank (Kfw), the World Bank and the International Institute for Democracy Electoral Assistance (IDEA), are organizing a learning Workshop on "Local Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: Lessons of Experience". The venue will be at the Sheraton Hotel, Tunis from 21-24 June 2005.

The President of the African Development Bank Welcomes the G8 Initiative on Additional Debt Relief for Heavily-Indebted Poor Countries

16-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 16 June 2005 – The President of the African Development Bank, Mr. Omar Kabbaj, welcomed the agreement reached by G-8 Ministers of Finance to extend 100 percent debt stock relief on debt owed to the African Development Bank, the IMF, and the World Bank by heavily indebted poor countries that had reached their completion points under the HIPC initiative. He also urged othor donor countries to support the initiative.

ADF Supports River Resources Management in Kenya

16-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 16 June 2005 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group will help the government of Kenya reduce the impact of frequent droughts on the Ewaso Ng’iro North River (ENNR) catchment area following the approval of funds for the project to improve natural resources management.

ADF and NTF contribute to Irrigated Agriculture Development in Mauritania

03-Jun-2005 - Tunis, 3 June 2005 – The African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF), the concessional windows of the African Development Bank Group (ADB), support agricultural sector and water supply enhancement in Mauritania.

AfDB to Play Central Role in the Implementation of Blair’s Commission Report

27-May-2005 - Mr. Michel Camdessus and Sir Nicolas Stern, respectively Commissioner and Policy and Research Director at the Secretariat of the Commission for Africa, presented the French version of the final Report of the Commission to ADB staff in Tunis on Friday 27 May, 2005. The presentation was attended by a large segment of staff and managers from all departments.

Election à la présidence de la BAD : les Gouverneurs se réuniront à nouveau à Tunis en juillet

19-May-2005 - La règle de la double majorité du scrutin veut que le vainqueur de ces élections obtienne 50%, au minimum du total des voix et 50,0l %  des voix des pays membres régionaux. A l’issue du 5e et dernier tour de scrutin, les résultats communiqués par la Présidente des Conseils des Gouverneurs étaient les suivants:

Le FAD soutient le développement du système éducatif en Guinée Bissau

19-May-2005 - Le Projet Education III permettre d’améliorer l’offre et la qualité de l’éducation de base dans les zones déficitaires du pays. Il appuiera également la relance de la formation professionnelle de base afin de favoriser l’insertion des jeunes guinéens dans la vie active.  Le VP Gharbi a souligné l’importance de ce projet pour la lutte pour la pauvreté en Guinée Bissau: « le projet contribuera en effet à lever l’une des contraintes majeures de l’économie du pays, liées aux ressources humaines en vue d’asseoir les conditions d’un développement...

Le Fad soutient l’intégration du transport aérien en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

19-May-2005 - En marge des Assemblées annuelles du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) 2005 au Nigeria, le vice-président par intérim pour les opérations Centre et Ouest du Groupe de la Bad, M. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, et le Président de la Commission de l’Union économique et monétaire Ouest africaine (UEMOA), M.

ADB 2005 Annual Meetings Ends: Election of New President on 21-22 July in Tunis

19-May-2005 - An extra-ordinary meeting of the Board of Governors has been scheduled to take place at the Bank’s Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis on 21-22 July to elect a president from the two candidates – Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi of Nigeria and Mr. Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda who led the list of six candidates standing for the presidency of the Bank.

Le Fad contribue à une meilleure gestion des ressources naturelles au Tchad

19-May-2005 - L’objectif majeur de ce projet est de contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire de la population de la zone concernée. Plus spécifiquement le projet permettra d’augmenter la productivité des ressources naturelles sur une base durable. Le projet permettra également l’introduction de pratiques culturales et de variétés améliorées des principales cultures de la zone du projet. Il permettra également le désenclavement des zones de production en appui à la commercialisation des intrants et des produits agricoles.

AfDB Group Support Polio Eradication in Africa

19-May-2005 - The agreement had been signed with the Minister of Finance and Development of Burkina Faso, Mr. Seydou Bouda, the Finance Minister of Nigeria, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Economy and Development Minister of Burkina Faso,a M. Seydou Bouda, The Planning, Development and Cooperation Minister of Chad, M. Mahamat Ali Hassan, and with the Economy and Finance Minister of Niger, M. Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine The programme will contribute to improving the health status and living conditions of populations affected by polio.

ADF contributes to Tsetse Eradication in East and West Africa

19-May-2005 - The Project’s total loan will be shared by the 6 participating countries- Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya- while the grant will benefit the countries as well as PATTEC. 

ADF Helps Protect Lake Tanganyika Natural Resources: Project expected to create 10,000 jobs in the region

19-May-2005 - This multinational project will benefit the Riparian states (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia) and will serve as a pilot experiment for the Bank Group’s assistance to other regional entities in Africa. The project is intended to improve the social and health conditions of the people as well as the food situation in the Lake Tanganyika basin through the improvement of social and health conditions with the construction of health and educational infrastructures as well as the provision of more drinking water points.

Omar Kabbaj : La BAD doit se positionner comme acteur central du développement en Afrique

18-May-2005 - L’intervention de M. Kabbaj s’est déroulée en présence du Général Olusegun Obasanjo, Président du Nigeria, des différents ministres des finances représentant les Gouverneurs de la BAD et du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) et de nombreux participants représentant diverses institutions financières et de coopération multilatérale et bilatérale.

ADF Support Railway Interconnection Development between Rwanda and Tanzania

18-May-2005 - This study, on the construction project for a railway line between Isaka in Tanzania and Kigali in Rwanda, will help to develop internal and external communications with a view to contributing to poverty reduction. This study is one of the priorities of the country’s investment programmes in the region with significant agricultural, mining and industrial potential.

President Obasanjo Opens ADB 2005 Annual Meetings: Emphasizes need to harness Africa’s potentials for development

18-May-2005 - "As you deliberate on your plans for the years ahead, consider also the need for us to harness Africa’s potentials to create wealth and improve the quality of life of our people, to make abject poverty a thing of the past,"Obasanjo told delegates at the opening of the 2005 Annual meetings of the Bank at the Abuja International Conference Centre on Wednesday.