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17/04/2015 - High honours were given to African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka on Thursday, April 16 in Washington for his work to end extreme poverty on the continent during his 10-year career as head of the Bank.
27/03/2015 - One year ago, on March 23, 2014, an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in West Africa. Beginning in Guinea, EVD quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, taking the lives of over 10,000 people.
27/03/2015 - It has been one year since the World Health Organization officially announced the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Since March 23, 2014, the African Development Bank has played a prominent role in fighting back Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The institution’s support of the three hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has never wavered.
26/03/2015 - In an effort to further expand the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) support to the governments and people of Liberia and Sierra Leone in their fight against Ebola Virus Disease epidemic (EVD), Corporate Services Vice-President, Sue Wardell recently lead a Bank mission to the two countries and met with government officials, investors and NGOs.
24/03/2015 - One year after the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Mano River Union convened a three-day Sub-Regional Technical and Ministerial Meeting on Post-Ebola Economic Recovery in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
18/12/2014 - On December 18, 2014, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved various loans to Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia taken from the resources of the Transition Support Facility (TSF) and the African Development Fund (ADF). These loans are intended to finance a programme for road development and the facilitation of transport within the Mano River Union.
28/11/2014 - The African Development Bank has released the latest edition of The West Africa Monitor Quarterly.
“West Africa’s growth remains strong, but it is likely to slow down, mostly due to the drop in oil and mineral prices”, says Emanuele Santi, AfDB regional economist for West Africa.
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08/11/2014 - The Ebola scourge should not be taken as a problem affecting individual countries, but should be taken on by each and every African, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, said Saturday at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
08/11/2014 - West Africa got a sigh of relief Saturday as the African business community pledged US $28.5 million towards the fight against Ebola, which has damaged the social-economic progress of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Donald Kaberuka, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), called this a key step in creating a sustainable mechanism to deal with the scourge.
08/11/2014 - At an historic meeting on Saturday, November 8 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union together with African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and leading businesses in Africa committed to join forces to create and support a funding mechanism to deal with the Ebola outbreak and its consequences.