The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more
An extraordinary man is gone. Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (1994-1999) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1993) died yesterday December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 95 years old. His death is a global event. And the entire world is preparing to make it a tribute that matches the icon that he was. This will be the measure of his exceptional sacrifice for his family, his country, Africa and the whole of humanity. Self-sacrifice for freedom, justice, equality and peace. His political career and his commitment to the development of Africa have made Mandela a towering figure that the world has continued to celebrate. The AfDB is honoured to pay well-deserved tribute to his vision and intelligence that enabled South Africa to maintain its socio -political and economic balance. AfDB also salutes his outstanding wisdom which laid the foundation for social and economic transformation of South Africa, the continent’s largest economy.