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

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19/04/2019 - Nafissa Hamidou Abdoulaye has been praised far and wide for her ground-breaking work in agriculture, but securing financing has been an uphill battle. That was until now.

The African Development Bank has decided to jump in and support Abdoulaye, who has for the past five years self-financed her animal feed company Salma, which employs 10 people.

Categories: Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


19/04/2019 - Pour lutter contre le travail des enfants dans les mines de cobalt en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 avril 2019, un financement de 84,36 millions de dollars américains en faveur du Projet d’appui au bien-être alternatif des enfants et jeunes impliqués dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement du cobalt (PABEA-Cobalt).

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Coal, ADF, Poverty Reduction, African Natural Resources Centre


18/04/2019 - The African Legal Support Facility has provided advisory services support to the Government of Rwanda for the negotiation of its deal with Symbion Power to develop a $200-million-dollar energy plant by Lake Kivu in Rwanda, signed on 29 March 2019.

Categories: Rwanda, African Legal Support Facility


17/04/2019 - Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa.

Categories: Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


16/04/2019 - The manufacturing sector will hold the key to future growth in East Africa, the African Development Bank’s lead Economist for the Bank’s East Africa Regional Office has emphasised.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


16/04/2019 - The African Development Bank has organised a roadshow to drum up support from Angolan investors ahead of the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in November 2019.

Categories: Angola


15/04/2019 - Passmore Masanga, a resident of the Mabvuku township in Harare hopes that a new 4.6 km pipeline, installed under the ZimFund Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase II, will change persistent water shortages and bring relief to his family and other residents of Mabvuku, where a water crisis has lingered for years.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund


15/04/2019 - The water is receding in Beira – Mozambique’s second largest city – weeks after the deadly cyclone hit in March 2019, leaving behind scenes of desolation and grief-stricken survivors.

Categories: Malawi, Mozambique, Human Capital Development


15/04/2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025, adopting the Bank’s multinational operations in Central Africa over the indicated period.

Categories: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Regional Integration


15/04/2019 - The African Development Bank held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects.


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