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12/01/2018 - Invited to the headquarters of the African Development Bank to try their hand at leadership in a game setting, several dozen young people took part in the new board game Made in Africa, created by Olubanke King Akerele, diplomat and former minister of Liberia.

It was an opportunity for the young participants to share their vision for the leadership and future of Africa, and to express their opinions on the place of young people in Africa.

Categories: Youth


10/01/2018 - The African Development Bank Group’s newly appointed Country Manager to Rwanda, Martha Phiri, on January 8, 2018, presented her Letters of Accreditation to Olivier J.P. Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community.

Categories: Rwanda, Partnerships


11/12/2017 - Africa, which struggles to boost its industrial sector, has decided to seek inspiration from the Chinese model.

Several African delegations were eager to attend the fifth and final plenary session of the 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the session was “Institutions, competitiveness and industrial policy in the age of global value chains: lessons from China”.

Categories: China


11/12/2017 - On Day 1 of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), experts from Africa called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality, during the third plenary session entitled “Inclusive resource governance as a driver of structural transformation”. They asked political leaders to stop making decisions alone.

Categories: Ethiopia


11/12/2017 - Participants at the 12th African Economic Conference have urged African countries to add value to their exports in order to score a competitive edge when trading with Europe under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

Categories: Ethiopia


11/12/2017 - Rising sources of income for Africans are being realised through remittances, which have been observed as an important aspect that impacts lives as well as brings about economic growth and development on the continent.

Categories: Ethiopia


08/12/2017 - The African Economic Conference, organized by the African Development Bank and partners, convened for its second day of deliberations on Tuesday, to explore the impact of foreign aid on domestic tax collection and the effective utilization of donor aid in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia


08/12/2017 - Enhancing the transparency in the collection, administration and management of public taxes came to the fore of discussions at the 12th African Economic Conference on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 amid warnings the increased misuse of government taxes posed double risks to the state investment capability.


08/12/2017 - Results of a landmark study on the cost of a gender gap in agricultural productivity reveal a worrying trend that is bound to impact on Africa’s structural transformation according to a report showcased on the sidelines of the 2017 African Economic Conference held at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia


08/12/2017 - A new report says that Africa made slow progress in reducing poverty and inequality owing to limited decent employment opportunities and weak social insurance mechanisms.

Categories: Ethiopia