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14/08/2018 - With over 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, with current trends indicating a doubling of the numbers by 2045. As the world commemorates International Youth Day this week, with the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth”, the African Development Bank reiterates its commitment to an inclusive and youth-focused economic transformation agenda for the continent.

Categories: Youth, Jobs for Youth in Africa


09/08/2018 - Following a series of meetings between the African Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation during the Africa CEO FORUM last March and the recent Annual Meetings in Busan, the Bank hosted a Partnership Day with IFC within the Bank’s premises.

Categories: Partnerships


02/08/2018 - Nestled on the steep slopes of the northernmost part of Morocco facing Spain, is the Melloussa interconnection station, which provides 15% of Morocco’s electricity production.

The plant, located close to Tangier, connects to Spain, through a 27-kilometre undersea cable, has transformed the country’s national power supply.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power


30/07/2018 - This feat is even more remarkable when one considers that demand for electricity in the north African nation has constantly increased, by an average of 6-7% per year over the last 25 years.

Categories: Morocco


25/07/2018 - Mozambique remains one of the countries most impacted by climate change in Africa, having faced a number of climate shocks and disasters over the past years that have hampered economic development. Temperature rises, scarce rainfall and droughts, floods and cyclones, have had significant impacts on key sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, and tourism, among others.


23/07/2018 - The expansion of a 13-kilometre Outer ring road in the Kenyan capital has significantly reduced travel times and road congestion demonstrating the power of road infrastructure in development, says African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Kenya


23/07/2018 - A cloud of steam rises from beneath the earth’s surface sending fine showers onto the faces of the dignitaries visiting the Menengai Well- 01, a major geothermal power project in Kenya which is set to significantly boost the country’s electricity capacity and lead the way in providing clean energy.

Categories: Kenya


23/07/2018 - A water irrigation and supply system funded by the African Development Bank has transformed the lives of rural farming communities in Cabo Verde’s Santiago Island, sparing farmers grueling treks of up to 20 kilometres to fetch water for farming and daily use.

Categories: Cabo Verde


18/07/2018 - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba which in Xhosa means “Father of the Nation”, would have been 100 years old today. The African Development Bank recalls the life, times and ideals of a great man and a global iconic figure. Mandela was a political patriarch and a remarkable leader whose tenacity and selflessness helped change the course of history – for South Africa, Africa, and for humanity. Today, his legacies continue to inspire current generations of leaders across Africa around the world.


09/07/2018 - The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department (ECMR) organized a seminar on “Exploring the role of economic incentives and spillover effects in biodiversity conservation policies in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire