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The African Development Bank and Africa Growing Together Fund to Provide US$ 200 Million in Joint Financing to support the Nigeria Electrification Project

03-Dec-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a US$150 million sovereign loan to the Federal Government of Nigeria to finance the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The financing will support rural electrification efforts in Nigeria by facilitating private sector development and rollout of off-grid solutions, as well as the installation of dedicated power systems for Federal Universities.

Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves US$18.17 million for the Kopere Solar Project in Kenya

30-Nov-2018 - The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$ 18.17 million senior loan to the 40 MWac (50MWp) Kopere Solar Power Project owned by Voltalia, an international player in the renewable energy sector listed on the Paris stock exchange. The Bank is also in the process of securing a US$ 11.6 million concessional loan from the Climate Investment Fund’s Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP).

South Africa: African Development Bank approves a ZAR 3 billion loan to bolster renewable energy in South Africa

30-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy. Located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the solar power project is expected to generate 466 GWh/year. This will offset diesel-fueled Open Cycle Gas Turbine’s (OCGT’s) operating at peak demand, thereby avoiding and mitigating carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from...

African Development Bank approves $100 million facility to enhance trade financing across Africa

29-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (the Bank), on Thursday, 29 November, 2018, approved a second unfunded $100-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA II) facility for First Rand Bank Ltd (FRB).  Housed under the Trade Finance operations of the Bank, this facility will enhance FRB’s ability to underwrite trade finance transactions originating from issuing banks in transition states and low-income countries (LICs) across Africa. 

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.

African Development Bank loan to extend safe water supply and sanitation to Manzini Region in eSwatini

29-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors has approved a ZAR 720 million loan to finance the Manzini Region Water Supply and Sanitation Project in eSwatini (former Swaziland). The project aims to expand access to adequate water and sanitation services for all citizens and to contribute to economic development and poverty alleviation in Eswatini.

Senegal: African Development Bank Group approves € 51.26 million loan for Malicounda Dual Fuel power plant

29-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €51.26 million senior loan to finance a 120MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Malicounda, Senegal. The Bank, acting as Mandated Lead Arranger, will further mobilize additional resources from DFIs to meet the required debt portion of the transaction.

African Development Bank approves US$50 million equity investment in Africa Finance Corporation to support infrastructure projects in Africa

29-Nov-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US$50 million in Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) − a pan-African development finance institution established in 2007.  This equity investment aims to foster strategic partnerships with a certain number of African DFIs that have a comparative advantage at regional or sub-regional levels in certain strategic sectors. By so doing, the Bank will accelerate and deepen co-financing opportunities, joint implementation and knowledge sharing for the continent’s benefit.

Niger : 28 millions de dollars de la Banque africaine de développement en soutien aux réformes économiques

28-Nov-2018 - Satisfait des résultats de la mise en œuvre de la première phase du Programme d’appui aux réformes et à la résilience économique (PARRE) au Niger, le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, le mardi 27 novembre 2018, une nouvelle assistance financière de 28 millions de dollars, répartie en un prêt du Fonds afric

Cameroon: African Development Bank approves €17.96 million Ring-Road project to improve socio-economic growth in the North-West province

28-Nov-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved a €17.96 million loan to the Republic of Cameroon to finance the construction of a Ring-Road Project in the North-West Province of the country. The Ring Road project, which falls under phase three of the country’s Transport Sector Support Programme, aims to improve the movement of goods and people. It will also strengthen the foundations for strong and sustainable growth by promoting domestic and regional trade.

African Development Bank supports entrepreneurship in transition states through equity investment in Trade and Development Bank

27-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved an additional equity investment of US$ 25 million in Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to enhance the latter’s trade, finance and infrastructure investment operations. The investment will help expand Trade and Development Bank’s diverse socio-economic development interventions in countries in situations of fragility including Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Sudan.

Gabon : Un renfort de 100 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour consolider les réformes économiques du pays

27-Nov-2018 - Au cours des années 2016 et 2017, la Banque africaine de développement a accordé deux appuis budgétaires au Gabon, pour soutenir les réformes du pays destinées à rétablir sa stabilité macroéconomique après l’effondrement des cours du pétrole et à redresser ses finances.

Niger : Le DSP 2018-2022 approuvé pour consolider et amplifier les progrès en matière de développement socio-économique

23-Nov-2018 - Le Niger a accompli des progrès encourageants durant la période 2012-2017 en matière de développement socio-économique, s’est félicité le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement. Afin de consolider et amplifier ces acquis, les administrateurs ont approuvé le jeudi 22 novembre 2018, le Document de stratégie-pays (DSP) pour la période 2018-2022.

African Development Fund approves US$322 million for road upgrading project in Burundi and Tanzania

22-Nov-2018 - The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved US$322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the Rumonge-Gitaza (45 km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260 km) road upgrading project.

African Development Bank marks Toilet Day with US$500 million commitment to new sanitation funding

21-Nov-2018 - As the African Development Bank joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day on November 19, the organization is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets, and sanitation in general.

African Development Bank Group approves US$123 million grant for Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme

19-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, has approved additional resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme in the form of a US$123- million grant.

Kenya receives new €235 million loans from African Development Bank to complete Thwake dam

19-Nov-2018 - The African Development Bank's Board of Directors has approved two loans worth €235.763 million for the completion of  construction work on Thwake dam on Thwake River in southern Kenya.  This is a strategic water supply project for the large semi-arid area of Makueni County and surrounding regions, including the new technology city of Konza. The loans were approve on 14 November.

African Development Bank to play bigger role in African economies by investing in infrastructure private equity

16-Nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM).

Board approves €7 million investment in Partech Africa Fund

14-Nov-2018 - The African Development Bank’s efforts to channel critical investment funding to Africa’s entrepreneurs received a big boost on Wednesday, 18 October 2018  in Abidjan, where the Bank’s executive directors approved €7 million equity investment in Partech Africa Fund. Partech is a Venture Capital Fund dedicated to investing in tech-enabled, innovative, high growth potential and talented entrepreneurs operating early stage companies and applying relevant technologies to address fundamental market constraints with potential to scale across the...

Donors commend NEPAD-IPPF’s operational performances

14-Nov-2018 - The 28th NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Oversight Committee Meeting held at Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa on 5th November 2018, has commended the operational performances of the Facility. The meeting Chaired by Michael Andres Committee Chairman & Senior Project Manager at  KfW Development Bank, brought together key players within the infrastructure sectors on the continent along with donor representatives who support the Special Fund.