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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 exposures.
Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement approuve le programme d’emprunt de la Banque pour 201918-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.
18-Dec-2018 - Soixante villages du département de Man, dans la région du Tonkpi en Côte d’Ivoire, sont sortis des ténèbres dans le cadre du volet d’électrification rurale du Projet de renforcement des réseaux de transport et de distribution(PRETD) financé à hauteur de 137,82 millions d’euros par le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement.
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.
African Development Bank invests US$7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures to boost innovative start-ups18-Dec-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US$7.5 million equity investment in Africa Tech Ventures (ATV) to boost operations of highly scalable companies that use technology to innovate in key sectors such as consumer goods, corporate services, education, logistics, energy, fintech, agriculture or healthcare. The equity investment is part of the Boost Africa Investment Program, a joint collaboration between the Bank, the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), which has already committed US$...
Sudan: African Development Bank approves US$75 million to DAL Group Co. Ltd to transform country’s food and agriculture17-Dec-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved its first private sector investment in Sudan in a multi-currency loan equivalent to US$75 million to DAL Group Co. Ltd – one of Sudan’s largest food and agriculture business groups. The investment, approved on 13 December 2018, will support the expansion of the company’s vertically integrated food and agriculture operations to transform the Sudanese agriculture and food industry.
Rwanda: African Development Bank approves €115 million, providing 1.5 million people access to water17-Dec-2018 - The African Development Bank’s Board has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services. The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate of 45% − a figure that is way below the national average of 85%.
17-Dec-2018 - The Governing Council of the African water Facility (AWF) has commended the Facility for mobilizing over €1.4 billion for the implementation of projects. The Facility has also funded 117 national and regional projects in 52 countries, including transition states, since it began operations in 2006. The AWF received the commendation at the 18th meeting of the Governing Council of the Facility, held 6-7 December 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
14-Dec-2018 - Après deux années de récession due à la crise du secteur pétrolier, l’économie du Congo devrait retrouver des couleurs, avec un taux de croissance de 2 % attendu pour l’année 2018 et de 3,7 % pour 2019.
14-Dec-2018 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved the institution’s 2019 borrowing program to the tune of US$7.24 billion to be raised from the capital markets. The African Development Bank accesses a wide array of capital markets with the majority of its borrowing in US dollars and Euros as well as issuances in other public markets such as Australian dollars and Pound sterling.
Kenya: African Development Bank approves €62.914 million loan to improve access to sustainable wastewater services in Nairobi13-Dec-2018 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved €62.914 million to finance the provision of sustainable wastewater services through the ‘Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Program: Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II’. The objective of the project is to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of wastewater services in Nairobi City to help restore the Nairobi River Basin.
11-Dec-2018 - At the Africa 2018 Forum held in Sharm-El-Sheik from 8-9 December 2018, the role of women and young people in unlocking the economic potential of Africa took centre stage. The Forum is an international event hosted under the High Patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa.
Gabon : La Banque africaine de développement et Entreprenarium soutiennent 200 femmes entrepreneures, en partenariat avec la Confédération patronale gabonaise10-Dec-2018 - La Banque africaine de développement et Entreprenarium ont noué un partenariat dans le cadre d’AFAWA (Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique, acronyme en anglais) pour soutenir 1 000 femmes entrepreneures dans cinq pays africains. Ces deux organisations se sont associées à la Confédération patronale gabonaise (CPG) pour la mise en œuvre du programme au Gabon.
Malawi: African Development Bank US$ 35 million loan to boost agriculture and natural resource management06-Dec-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved a US$ 35 million loan for the Shire Valley Transformation Program - Phase 1 (SVTP-1), aimed at reducing poverty through the development of agricultural value chain and climate adaptation mechanisms. The Shire Valley Transformation Project will provide access to gravity fed irrigation and drainage services to the Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts south of Malawi. It will also secure land tenure for smallholder farmers and strengthen management of wetlands and protected areas.
Europe’s Future Lies in the South and not the North, says Italian Finance Minister at Africa Conference06-Dec-2018 - “Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking in Rome at a conference on Africa, challenges and opportunities: Italy and the African Development Bank. Africa is currently home to five of the world’s fastest growing economies, and only 4 African countries out of 54 will record negative growth in 2018, compared to 8 in previous years.
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 Continental Customs Union and the...
Trade Finance: US$20 million facility for Meridian’s soft commodity value-chain operations in Southern Africa03-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.
03-Dec-2018 - La Banque africaine de développement a accueilli une table ronde des partenaires techniques et financiers, le 30 novembre 2018 à Abidjan, sur le financement du Plan d’action de réinstallation (PAR 2) de la deuxième vague des populations concernées par le programme Kandadji, au Niger. Environ 436 millions de dollars américains, dont 60 millions de la Banque africaine de développement, chef de file des partenaires du programme Kandadji, ont été mobilisés pour la mise en œuvre de PAR 2, pour un besoin de 432 millions de dollars.