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7 to seek AfDB Presidency: Steering Committee of Board of Governors Approves List of Candidates

16-Feb-2005 - Tunis, 16 February 2005 – Seven candidates will be running for the office of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.

ADF promotes Good Governance, Agriculture Development and Economic Integration in Tanzania

12-Feb-2005 - Tunis, 12 February 2005 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (ADB) supports good governance enhancement, agricultural sector development and regional integration in Tanzania.

Le Président Kabbaj au Sommet de la CEMAC

11-Feb-2005 - Libreville, 11 février 2005 - A l’invitation de Son Excellence Omar Bongo, Président de la République gabonaise et Président en exercice de la Communauté économique et monétaire d’Afrique centrale (CEMAC), le Président Omar Kabbaj a participé aux travaux de la 6ème Session ordinaire du Conseils des Chefs d’Etat de la CEMAC. A l’ouverture des travaux, il a prononcé un discours dans lequel il a souligné les bonnes performances réalisées par la sous région.

Signature d’accords de financement entre la BAD et le Royaume du Maroc : Près de 5 milliards de dirhams pour le Maroc

07-Feb-2005 - A cette occasion, le président de la Bad, M. Omar Kabbaj, a rappelé que les « approbations cumulées de la Bad au profit du Maroc s’élèvent à ce jour à 6 milliards de $ [environ 50 milliards de dirhams], pour le financement de 79 opérations ». « Un niveau d’engagement, a apprécié le président Kabbaj, qui constitue un indicateur éloquent du dynamisme et de l’exemplarité de la coopération entre la Banque et le Royaume du Maroc, de la convergence des efforts et des attentes pour le développement national. »

Signature d’accords de financement entre la Bad et le Royaume du Maroc : Près de 5 milliards de dirhams pour le Maroc

07-Feb-2005 - A cette occasion, le président de la Bad, M. Omar Kabbaj, a rappelé que les « approbations cumulées de la Bad au profit du Maroc s’élèvent à ce jour à 6 milliards de $ [environ 50 milliards de dirhams], pour le financement de 79 opérations ». « Un niveau d’engagement, a apprécié le président Kabbaj, qui constitue un indicateur éloquent du dynamisme et de l’exemplarité de la coopération entre la Banque et le Royaume du Maroc, de la convergence des efforts et des attentes pour le développement national. »

Le Fad soutient le renforcement des transports et la relance économique au Rwanda

07-Feb-2005 - Le vice président par intérim opérations Centre et Ouest du Groupe de la Bad, M. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, et la Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la planification économique au ministère des finances et de la planification economique du Rwanda, Mme Monique Nsanzabaganwa, ont signé à Tunis, deux accords dans le secteur des transports pour un montant total de16, 44 millions d’Unités de compte (UC*) soit l’équivalent de 25 millions de dollars EU.

Voyage de travail du Président de la Bad au Maroc : Signature de plusieurs accords de financement

06-Feb-2005 - M. Omar Kabbaj aura des entretiens de haut niveau avec le Premier Ministre, le ministre des Finances et de la privatisation, le gouverneur de Bank Al Maghrib, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la coopération, le ministre de l’Education nationale et de l’enseignement supérieur, de la formation des cadres et de la recherche scientifique, le ministre des Equipements et des transports ainsi qu’avec le ministre du Tourisme, de l’artisanat et de l’économie sociale.

ADF supports Poverty Reduction Programme in Ethiopia

04-Feb-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for North, East and South Operations, Mr. Theodore Nkodo and the Ethiopian Ambassador to France, Mr. Sahle-Work Zewde, signed in Tunis, the agreement for the loan which will be used to support the implementation of the Government’s Sustainable Development & Poverty Reduction Programme.

Cooperation in progress: AfDB Meets with JICA

27-Jan-2005 - JICA is also interested in human capacity development operations, with particular reference to strengthening of existing specialized African institutes to train

Multinational Electric Power Grids Study: ADF supports Energy Integration in Western Africa

26-Jan-2005 - In this perspective, the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the Bank Group approved in Tunis on Wednesday, a grant of 3.45 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to US$ 5.35 million, to finance a hydro-electric study for the benefit of the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) countries. Specifically, the project involves detailed studies and the preparation of bidding documents for the Sambangalou and Kaléta Hydro-Electric power schemes as well as the interconnection of the...

Multinational Electric Power Grids Study: ADF supports Energy Integration in Western Africa

26-Jan-2005 - Tunis, 26 January 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has decided to support the development of integrated hydro-electric power in West Africa. River basins in the sub-region offer an opportunity for the development of the largely unexploited energy potential. Hydropower would help end the persistent problems of power shortage and the heavy dependence on imported petroleum products for the production of electricity through the inter-connection of the sub-regional power grids.

ADB Gets Award from Zanzibar

25-Jan-2005 - The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Honorable Haroun Ali Suleiman, in his speech, explained that the Bank’s involvement in the development of the Education Sector in Zanzibar started with Education II Project, which came at a time when most bilateral partners had suspended their support to Zanzibar on political grounds.

ADF, Uganda sign 6 grant and loan agreements: sustainable development and environment protection

18-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for operations, Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi and Uganda’s Minister of State in charge of Investments, Finances Planning and Economic Development, Mr.

ADF, Madagascar sign agreements related to Good Governance and fight against AIDS

13-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for North, South and East operations, Mr. Theodore Nkodo and Madagascar Minister of Finances, Mr. Benjamin Radavidsonsigned in Tunis two grant agreements from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance a project for the control of communicable diseases HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases STD, tuberculosis and hepatitis) and a project of Institutional Capacity Building for Good Governance (PRIBG)in the amount of about US$ 9 million, equivalent to UA* 6 million for each project.

AfDB, WAEMU Seek to Strengthen Cooperation

13-Jan-2005 - Tunis, 13 January 2005 – The African Development Bank Group (ADB) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) are working on a Protocol Agreement aiming at formally boosting cooperation between the two Institutions. This agreement could be finalized by June 2005. This is the conclusion reached at a recent working session held between the two Institutions within the framework of a visit to the Temporary Relocation Agency by a WAEMU delegation headed by the Chairman of the WAEMU Commission, Mr. Soumaïla Cisse.

ADF, Burundi sign 4 loan and grant agreements to support socio-economic reforms, institutional modernization and good governance

12-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for Central and West operations, Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi and Burundi’s Minister of Finances, Mr. Athanase Gahungu signed in Tunis four loan and grant agreements from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance three important operations for a total amount of US$ 36 million equivalent to UA* 23 million. These three operations will focus on administrative modernization, basic infrastructure rehabilitation, protection of environment and reinforcement of capacity building.

Green light for AfDB regional office in Dakar: The AfDB will have 25 representation offices in Africa at the end of 2006

28-Dec-2004 - Tunis, 28 December 2004 – The Senegalese National Assembly has ratified the agreement establishing the African Development Bank (ADB) Group regional office in Dakar. The Regional office covers the activities of the ADB and the African Development Fund (ADF) in Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia and Cape Verde.

ADF, Liptako-Gourma Authority Sign Grant Agreement: Improve economic integration in Western Africa

27-Dec-2004 - The Institutional Support Project funded by the ADF will provide ALG, a regional cooperation organization including Burkina-Faso, Mali and Niger, with an energy and rural transport plan for the Liptako-Gourma Region which by the year 2006 will lead to a regional stock watering programme, a regional electrification programme and a rural road programme.

Rwanda: ADF Road Project will help Open up Rural Areas

20-Dec-2004 - The Board of Directors of the ADF approved in Tunis on Monday, a loan of 15.20 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 23.35 million US dollars to finance the Gitarama-Ngororero-Mukamira road project.

Donors agree on Tenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund

17-Dec-2004 - Copenhagen, 17 December 2004 – The African Development Fund (ADF) Deputies met in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 16-17, 2004, for the Tenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund. Representatives of borrowing countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali and Zambia) also participated in the replenishment discussions.