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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank supports post cyclone recovery efforts with $24.7 million

27-Aug-2019 - The African Development Bank Group on 21 August 2019 signed a deal to support Zimbabwe’s post-cyclone Idai recovery plans with $24.7 million as part of its lead role to help restore livelihood and infrastructure in areas most hit by the disaster this year. Cyclone Idai hit the southern African nation in March, causing loss of lives, devastation, displacement and extensive damage to infrastructure in some eight districts. The Bank Group initially responded to the calamity with $250,000 to support the humanitarian...

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un don de 2 millions de dollars pour étudier la faisabilité d’un projet de construction d’un port en eau profonde

31-May-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement et le ministère du Plan et du Développement Économique de Guinée, ont signé, jeudi 30 mai 2019 au Petit palais de Conakry, un accord de don portant sur une étude de faisabilité d’un projet de construction d’un port en eau profonde polyvalent dans le nord-ouest du pays, pour un montant de deux millions de dollars américains.

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement octroie 81,1 millions de dollars au titre de prêts pour les transports et l’environnement et de don d’urgence

26-Apr-2019 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement de Guinée, ont signé, mardi 23 avril 2019 à Conakry, des accords de prêts et de don, pour un montant total de 81,1 millions de dollars EU. Il s’agit de deux nouvelles opérations dans les domaines des transports et de l’environnement, ainsi qu’une aide d’urgence dans le domaine de l’agriculture, qui vont renforcer le portefeuille actif de projets financés par la Banque en Guinée, pour le porter à un montant total d’engagements d’environ 562,36...

African Development Bank signs $50 million agreement with Natixis to boost trade finance in Africa

25-Apr-2019 - The African Development Bank on Wednesday April 24, 2019 signed a US$50 million risk participation agreement (APR) with investment and corporate bank Natixis. The 50/50 risk-sharing agreement covers a portfolio of commercial transactions totaling US$100 million, which will support commercial operations worth US$600 million in Africa over the next three years.

Tunisie : lancement du déploiement de drones pour améliorer la productivité agricole à Sidi Bouzid

08-Apr-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement, le ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche et l’agence gouvernementale sud-coréenne Busan Techno Park ont signé, le 8 avril à Tunis, un accord tripartite prévoyant le déploiement, dès la fin avril, de drones dans des projets agricoles de la région de Sidi Bouzid, au centre du pays.

African Development Bank multi-partner Somali Fund to receive US$3 million from IsDB

05-Apr-2019 - The African Development Bank has welcomed the Islamic Development Bank’s agreement to contribute US$3 million to the multi-partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The signing ceremony for the agreement took place on the sidelines of the 44th Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)’s Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco.

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement signe un accord de don en faveur des écoles touchées par les intempéries à Nabeul

05-Mar-2019 - Le directeur général de la Banque africaine de développement pour l’Afrique du Nord, Mohamed EL Azizi, a signé aux côtés du ministre tunisien du Développement, de l’Investissement et de la Coopération internationale, Zied Laadhari, un accord de don de 1 million de dollars américains afin de venir en aide aux établissements scolaires du gouvernorat de Nabeul -sud-est de Tunis- affectés par les intempéries.

Mali : la Banque africaine de développement soutient trois projets en faveur de l’autonomisation des femmes, des secteurs de l’électricité et de l’imagerie médicale

05-Mar-2019 - La République du Mali et la Banque africaine de développement ont signé, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, des accords de financement pour trois projets d’un montant total de quelque neuf milliards de francs CFA, portant sur l’autonomisation des femmes, le développement de mini-centrales hydroélectriques et l’imagerie médicale.

Eswatini on track to strong growth, African Development Bank team concludes after consultation mission

06-Feb-2019 - The Kingdom of Eswatini is on track for progress following encouraging country performance in execution of ongoing projects, Executive Directors of the African Development Bank concluded following a consultative mission to the southern African nation.

African Development Bank, ECOWAS, sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

05-Feb-2019 - The African Development Bank and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade.

African Development Bank President Adesina confident of “very promising future” for continent

05-Feb-2019 - "The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats  at a lunch organised today, Tuesday, in Abidjan.

African Development Bank and ICRC join forces to accelerate economic resilience in fragile contexts

18-Jan-2019 - The African Development Bank Group and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a letter of intent on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The letter commits the institutions to increase their collaboration to accelerate gender equality, build resilience, and provide improved economic opportunities in Africa’s transition countries.

African Development Bank and Rwanda Sign financing agreements worth €115 million for water projects

17-Jan-2019 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed financing agreements worth €115 million with the Government of Rwanda to support the Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as additional financing. The funding, which comprises €114.27 million from the AfDB window and €0.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, augments the original financing of €104 million AfDB loan and €43 million Africa Growing Together Fund ...

African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth

17-Jan-2019 - Africa’s general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020. But improved macroeconomic and employment outcomes require industry to lead growth, according to the 2019 African Economic Outlook report, launched today by the African Development Bank. Published annually since 2003, the African Development Bank’s flagship report provides headline numbers on Africa’s economic performance and outlook.

Accord Commission européenne-Banque africaine de développement : 60 millions d’euros pour l’interconnexion électrique Cameroun-Tchad et pour la Dorsale transsaharienne à fibre optique

08-Jan-2019 - La Commission européenne et la Banque africaine de développement ont procédé,- à la signature de deux accords de co-financement, au profit du projet d’interconnexion électrique entre le Cameroun et le Tchad et de la Dorsale transsaharienne à fibre optique (DTS). C’était le jeudi 20 décembre 2018, au siège de la Commission européenne à Bruxelles.

Tunisia: African Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invest 150 million euros to improve sanitation in small municipalities

08-Jan-2019 - The African Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed on 8th January  a loan agreement with the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation (MDICI) and the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) to finance the sanitation programme for small municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants. Nearly 200,000 inhabitants of small municipalities in Tunisia will benefit from significant environmental improvements thanks to a 150 million euros loan...

The African Legal Support Facility receives €4 million from Germany

18-Dec-2018 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and KfW Development Bank have signed an agreement to extend a €4 million grant from the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW to the Facility. This assistance builds on a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions under which ALSF was given a grant of €5 million.

AEC2018: Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

04-Dec-2018 - A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough - and practical solutions - to move the process ahead. The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) area aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments, and thus pave the way for accelerating the establishment of the...

Trade Finance: US$20 million facility for Meridian’s soft commodity value-chain operations in Southern Africa

03-Dec-2018 - The African Development Bank (through its Trade Finance operations) has signed a US$20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This Soft Commodity Finance Facility is designed to provide pre- and post-shipment finance along various stages of Meridian’s soft commodity value-chain operations in the three countries concerned, to help local farmers and soft commodity suppliers grow their revenues and produce quality crops for export.

COP24: Progress on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

29-Nov-2018 - The Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 was by far the most ambitious effort yet made to strengthen the global response to the increasingly urgent challenges of climate change, with headline commitments to limiting global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to make efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.