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Egypt: African Development Bank approves $22 million to expand leasing financing to corporates and SMEs

29-Jan-2020 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank  on Wednesday approved a $22 million Senior Loan to help Egypt’s Corporate Leasing Company (Corplease) expand its operations in the North African country. The decision signaled confidence in a burgeoning local market and in the Egyptian economy as a whole. The Bank will mobilize $7 million of the $22 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), a co-financing fund, established with the People’s Bank of China.

African Development Bank allocates €1.2 million to train policymakers in boosting mining revenues

15-Jan-2020 - The African Development Bank has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues. The Bank’s Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex approved the first-of its kind grant from the Transitional Support Facility for the project on Financial Modelling for the Extractive Sector (FIMES) in December. The project will be implemented in Africa’s transitional countries from 2020 to 2022.

African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

13-Jan-2020 - The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will supply electricity to the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.

Tanzania: African Development Bank’s $55 million facility to jumpstart private sector-led economic growth

23-Dec-2019 - The African Development Bank has approved a $55 million facility to strengthen implementation of reforms to enhance Tanzania’s economic competitiveness and private sector participation in the country’s growth. These critical reforms will lead to a more vibrant economy, which will improve the living conditions of Tanzanians, particularly the poor and vulnerable, and including women and youth. 

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $21.783 million grant for roll out of solar-powered irrigation

23-Dec-2019 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a grant to the government of Sudan to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country’s West Kordofan and North Kordofan states. The project will enable farmers’ adoption of renewable energy technology through the installation of 1,170 photovoltaic (PV) irrigation pumps, the establishment of maintenance and repair workshops for the pumps, and the supply of equipment for a pump testing laboratory to provide certification and...

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement soutient la phase 3 de la Ring Road pour près de 180 millions d’euros

21-Dec-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 18 décembre 2019, un prêt de 255 millions d’euros pour le financement du « Programme d’appui au transport- phase 3 – construction de la Ring Road- tranche 2 du financement Bad ». La Ring-Road couvre environ 365 km et traverse cinq des sept départements de la Région du Nord-ouest. La route comprend également plusieurs raccordements à la frontière nigériane, notamment à partir de Misaje.

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement soutient pour 43,1 millions d’euros le Projet agropole Sud en Casamance

19-Dec-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé 43,1 millions d’euros en faveur du Projet de zone de transformation agro-industrielle (PZTA-Sud ou Agropole Sud). Le projet Agropole Sud est situé dans la région naturelle de Casamance (Ziguinchor, Sédhiou et Kolda), au Sud du Sénégal et qui recèle d’importantes potentialités agro-industrielles.  

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement mobilise plus de 200 millions de dollars pour renforcer et élargir la protection sociale

18-Dec-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jour, un financement de 204 millions de dollars américains en faveur du programme d’appui à l’amélioration de la protection sociale au Maroc. Le programme a pour premier objectif d’élargir la protection sociale dans le Royaume, en particulier aux personnes en situation de handicap, aux enfants et aux femmes vulnérables. Il vise également à favoriser une approche régionale de développement des politiques sociales, plus intégrée et...

Egypt: African Development Bank board approves €109 million to transform sewage coverage in Upper Egypt rural areas

17-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a €109 million facility for the development of sewage disposal and wastewater treatment plants for rural areas in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt – Luxor (IRSUE-Luxor) project is set to boost sewage coverage in the region from 6 percent to 55 percent, improving the quality of life of citizens, including women and children, who are most affected by poor sanitation.

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Akure to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation

13-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Thursday approved a $ 124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The amount includes an African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan of $20 million. The overall project cost is $222.69 million and will span five years from 2020-2025.

Senegal: African Development Bank lends €62.8 million to help create 150,000 jobs for women and young people

11-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a €62.83 million loan to the Government of Senegal for implementation of the first phase of a project aimed at providing jobs for 150,000 women and youth. Funding for the Project to Support and Enhance Women's and Young People's Entrepreneurial Initiatives (PAVIE I), is composed of a €14 million loan from the African Development Fund and a €48.83 million loan from the African Development Bank.

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement approuve près de 245 millions d’euros pour développer les réseaux de transport d’électricité et d’électrification rurale

11-Dec-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jour, un financement d’environ 245 millions d’euros en faveur de l’Office national de l’électricité et de l’eau potable (ONEE) en vue de réaliser son programme de développement des réseaux de transport d’électricité et d’électrification rurale.

Burkina Faso: African Development Bank approves €48,82 million for Desert to Power Yeleen programme to increase solar generation

04-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the Bank has approved a €48,82 million loan to the Government of Burkina Faso for the Yeleen solar plant, intended to boost national power supply.

African Development Bank approves $400 million to support Mozambique’s ambition to become global LNG player

26-Nov-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday approved a long-term Senior Loan of $400 million to support the building of an integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, including a liquifaction facility in Mozambique. The Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project, ranked Africa’s single largest Foreign Direct Investment to date, comprises a global team of energy developers and operators, led by Total alongside Mitsui, Oil India, ONGC Videsh Limited, Bharat Petroleum, PTT Exploration, as well as...

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement octroie plus de 62 millions pour la mobilisation des ressources et l’efficacité des reformes

22-Nov-2019 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a validé un prêt de 62,5 millions d’euros en faveur du Sénégal pour soutenir la première phase du Programme d’appui à la mobilisation des ressources et à l’efficacité des réformes (PAMRER I).

Congo : la Banque africaine de développement prête 73 millions d’euros pour mettre en place des chaînes de valeurs agricoles

22-Nov-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce mercredi à Abidjan, un prêt de 73,2 millions d’euros au profit de la République du Congo pour mettre en place des chaînes de valeurs agricoles au bénéfice de plus de 350.000 personnes.

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement accorde près de 18millions d’euros pour les 365 km de la Ring Road

19-Nov-2019 - Le ministre de l’Economie, de la planification et de l’aménagement du territoire, Alamine Ousmane Mey et le directeur général de la Banque africaine de développement pour la région Afrique centrale, Ousmane Doré, ont signé l’accord de prêt de la première tranche du « Projet d’appui au secteur des transports phase 3 : construction de la Ring Road », pour un montant de 17,96 millions d’euros, soit environ 12 milliards de francs CFA. C’était le 28 octobre 2019 à Yaoundé, en présence de responsables officiels...

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement prête 18 millions de dollars pour renforcer la gestion des finances publiques

08-Nov-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a donné son accord, mercredi 6 novembre, pour un prêt de 18,1 millions de dollars américains du Fonds africain de développement en faveur des finances publiques du Cameroun. Cet appui financier, pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’appui au renforcement de la gestion des finances publiques (PARGEFIP), doit contribuer à améliorer la performance, l’intégrité et la transparence dans la gestion des finances publiques.

Angola: African Development Bank approves $165 million for economic diversification

29-Oct-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Tuesday approved a $165 million loan to finance part of Angola’s three-year economic diversification support program intended to restore the country’s macroeconomic stability. The Angolan government is implementing reforms to diversify its oil-dependent economy and has adopted measures to improve human and social development to restore fiscal balance after the economy was hit by a global slump in oil prices and repeated droughts.

Angola: African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to children’s food and nutrition security programs

18-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank has approved a grant of $1 million to boost a children’s food and nutrition security program in Bié province in Angola. The resources are from a special relief fund to the government of Angola, in response to a prevailing drought that has caused severe malnutrition. The grant was approved on 23 September.

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement accorde 138 millions d’euros à la STEG pour le réseau d’électricité et les énergies renouvelables

15-Oct-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le jeudi 9 octobre, un financement total de 138 millions d’euros en faveur de la Société tunisienne d’électricité et gaz (STEG) afin de mettre en œuvre le projet d’aménagement et d’équipement du réseau de transport d’électricité (PAERTE). Ce financement comprend un prêt de la Banque de 108 millions d’euros et des ressources mobilisées auprès du fonds « Africa Growing Together Fund » (AGTF), d’un montant de 30 millions d’euros.

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $31.3 million grants for water and sanitation facilities

11-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank Group on 9 October, 2019 approved an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of $30 million and a $1.3 million grant from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund for the upgrading of water and sanitation facilities in Sudan’s North and South Kordofan states. The project will improve livelihoods and build resilience against climate change in the two states, including nomadic communities, by enhancing reliability of water and sanitation services and enhancing the...

Malawi: The African Development Bank approves $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management

09-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi. The Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development, and Watershed Management project will provide infrastructure for increased fisheries productivity and market access. Board approval for the project was granted on 2 October 2019. The project is expected to contribute to nutritious diets, boost employment along the fish value chain, and...

Tchad : la Banque africaine de développement approuve un prêt de 18 millions d’euros pour le projet de centrale solaire de Djermaya

01-Oct-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le jeudi 26 septembre, un prêt de 18 millions d’euros ainsi qu’une Garantie partielle de risque (GPR), pour la mise en place de la centrale solaire de Djermaya au Tchad.

Malawi : la Banque africaine de développement accorde 37 millions de dollars en faveur du corridor d’intégration de Nacala

26-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, le mercredi 19 juin, un soutien financier de 37 millions de dollars américains pour la réalisation de la phase V du corridor routier de Nacala, au Malawi.

African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

25-Jun-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project.

Côte d’Ivoire : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un prêt total de 150 millions d’euros pour renforcer le réseau électrique

07-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, mercredi 5 juin 2019, deux prêts de premier rang pour le renforcement du réseau électrique, d’une valeur totale de 150 millions d’euros. Un prêt de 100 millions d’euros pour la construction d’une centrale thermique à cycle combiné, fonctionnant au gaz à Taboth, dans le département de Jacqueville (ouest d’Abidjan) ci-après désigné le projet « Atinkou », ainsi qu’un autre de 50 millions d’euros pour l’extension de la centrale thermique...

Guinée Equatoriale : 26 millions d’EUR de la Banque Africaine de Développement pour le Projet de modernisation des Finances publiques

07-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce mercredi 5 juin 2019, un prêt de 26,5436 millions d’EUR à la République de Guinée Equatoriale en vue de financer le Projet d’appui à la modernisation des Finances publiques (PAMFP). Cet appui institutionnel sera exécuté sur la période 2019-2023, et vise à accompagner les autorités dans leurs efforts de renforcement de la gouvernance et de modernisation de la gestion des finances publiques.

Mozambique: African Development Bank offers $50 million for post-cyclone relief

05-Jun-2019 - An international pledging conference to finance the reconstruction of parts of cyclone-hit Mozambique took place in the city of Beira on 31 May and 1 June. Multi-lateral development agencies, international organizations, government representatives, the private sector and civil society gathered at the conference, aimed at soliciting financial support for the effort.

African Development Bank provides €100 Million partial guarantee for commercial agriculture in Africa

31-May-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, meeting in Abidjan on 29 May 2019, approved a €100 million partial credit guarantee (PCG) to the structured finance company, African Agriculture Impact Investments Ltd (Mauritius), to develop commercial agriculture in Africa.

Comores : la Banque africaine de développement porte sa contribution à 25,22 millions d’euros au Projet d’appui au secteur de l’énergie

31-May-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 21 mai, un financement complémentaire de 8,63 millions d’euros en faveur du Projet d’appui au secteur de l’énergie aux Comores, portant ainsi la contribution totale de l’institution à 25,22 millions d’euros.

Japan and Austria to support private sector climate change investments on the continent

28-May-2019 - The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of African countries. NDCs are national efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and form part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Tunisie : 120 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour moderniser le secteur financier

16-May-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un financement de 120 millions d’euros pour mettre en œuvre la seconde phase du Programme d’appui à la modernisation du secteur financier (PAMSFI II) en Tunisie. A travers l’appui au secteur financier dans son rôle de financement de l’économie, en faveur notamment des populations et acteurs économiques vulnérables, cette opération a pour but de favoriser les conditions nécessaires pour une croissance économique forte, résiliente et...

Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

13-May-2019 - The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established in October 2017 and hosted by the World Bank Group.

Zambia: African Development Fund approves $11.1 million for public finance reforms

30-Apr-2019 - The African Development Fund on Tuesday approved $11.1 million to support Zambia’s public finance and economic management as part of efforts to restore fiscal stability and improve livelihoods in the middle-income Southern African nation. The copper producing country is pursuing reforms to stabilize its economy, particularly, to rein in a widening public debt partly due to commodity price shocks, drought and depreciation of its local currency.

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves US$70 million loan for Ebonyi State road

26-Apr-2019 - The African Development Bank Group, on Wednesday 24 April 2019 approved a US$70 million loan for a road project in Nigeria’s southeastern Ebonyi State. The Bank will provide US$40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), will contribute US$30 million. The Islamic Development Bank is also providing Nigeria a loan of US$80 million, while the Ebonyi State Government will provide US$17.60 million, for a total project cost of US$167.60 million.

Botswana: African Development extends US$80m line of credit to help industrialization and regional integration

25-Apr-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD 80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd (“BDC”) to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration. The line of credit will be provided via the African Development Bank’s private sector window and will be used to finance local companies in the Botswana's manufacturing, transport, logistics and services sectors. In total, the projects are expected to create between 2500 and 2800 jobs...

La Banque africaine de développement soutient la lutte contre le travail des enfants dans les mines de cobalt en RDC

19-Apr-2019 - Pour lutter contre le travail des enfants dans les mines de cobalt en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 avril 2019, un financement de 84,36 millions de dollars américains en faveur du Projet d’appui au bien-être alternatif des enfants et jeunes impliqués dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement du cobalt (PABEA-Cobalt).

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $15 million investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company

12-Apr-2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria. The investment package to InfraCredit is comprised of a subordinated loan of $10 million and a risk sharing facility of up to $5 million. This intervention will promote local currency infrastructure financing, and further development of the domestic capital market.

African Development Bank Board approves $4.8 million grant to accelerate African free trade

10-Apr-2019 - On 1 April 2019, the Board of the African Development Bank approved an institutional support grant of $4.8 million to the African Union (AU) to accelerate the momentum of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which received its 22nd ratification on 2 April, bringing the agreement into force.

African Development Bank approves €12.5 million investment in Adiwale Fund 1 targeting Francophone West Africa

28-Mar-2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises ( SMEs)  in Francophone West Africa. With a target fund size of €75 million, the Fund will take minority stakes in SMEs that are well established in their markets, have competitive advantage and can rapidly scale up.

African Development Bank approves $20 Million facility for Green Mini-Grid Program in Democratic Republic of Congo

27-Mar-2019 - The African Development Bank Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema. The DR Congo Green Mini-Grid Program will serve as the pilot to an innovative private-led electrification approach to deploy renewable-based mini-grid solutions in the central African nation. The program will supply power to cities with sizeable populations, some of them with a few hundred...

African Development Bank approves $20 million investment in Uhuru Growth Fund, to build regional champions across West Africa

27-Mar-2019 - The African Development Bank has approved a US$20 million equity investment in Uhuru Growth Fund 1, a first-generation fund sponsored by Uhuru Partners Limited, a private equity firm, focused on high growth middle-market businesses across West Africa. Uhuru Partners Limited is composed of an experienced indigenous team with strong local networks, extensive knowledge of the West Africa market and a track-record of SME investments in the region.  

First statutory meeting of the African Development Bank-Civil Committee

21-Jan-2019 - The African Development Bank - Civil Society Committee held its first statutory meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan on 15-16 January, 2019.

The African Legal Support Facility to receive € 5 million grant from the European Union

15-Jan-2019 - The European Commission has approved a grant of 5 million euros to the African Legal Support Facility, to finance the Facility’s Medium Term Strategy for the next five years. ALSF, hosted by the African Development Bank, to date has supported African countries to negotiate commercial deals worth more than US$60 billion in potential investments, mainly in the infrastructure and extractive sectors.

African Development Bank approves US$14.12 million to support Nigeria’s membership in African Trade Insurance (ATI) Agency

08-Jan-2019 - The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African countries that have already signed up to ATI membership.

Gabon : 40 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour le nouveau terminal à marchandises du port d’Owendo

07-Jan-2019 - Point de passage obligé pour les importations et les exportations gabonaises, le GSEZ New Owendo International Port (NOIP), situé au sud de la capitale Libreville, est en pleine modernisation. Pour en assurer l’expansion, le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le vendredi 14 décembre 2018, un prêt de 40 millions d’euros en faveur du Gabon.

African Development Fund Board approves US$149 million credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility in seven private sector operations targeting low-income countries.

19-Dec-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved on 14 December 2018, credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF) in seven loans cumulatively valued at US$149 million. Launched in 2015 by the ADF, the PSF provides credit risk participations in private sector operations of the African Development Bank in low-income countries, and is on its way to building a US$1.5 billion portfolio of...

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement approuve le programme d’emprunt de la Banque pour 2019

18-Dec-2018 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé le programme d’emprunt de 2019 pour un montant maximum de 7,24 milliards de dollars américains à mobiliser sur les marchés de capitaux.

African Development Bank invests US$7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures to boost innovative start-ups

18-Dec-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US$7.5 million equity investment in Africa Tech Ventures (ATV) to boost operations of highly scalable companies that use technology to innovate in key sectors such as consumer goods, corporate services, education, logistics, energy, fintech, agriculture or healthcare. The equity investment is part of the Boost Africa Investment Program, a joint collaboration between the Bank, the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB...