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Namibia hails milestone as it launches expanded Walvis Bay Port

05-Aug-2019 - Namibian President Hage Geingob has hailed the expansion of the Walvis Bay port as a new chapter in the country’s economic transformation.

African Development Bank helps power wind of change in Kenya

01-Aug-2019 - Africa’s largest wind farm, a €620 million energy masterpiece boosting 365 turbines in northern Kenya, will help the East African nation stay on track to reach its target of 100% green energy by 2030. Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power, the 40,000 acre wind farm will generate around 310 megawatts of power to the national grid, enough to light up over 300,000 households.  

World Hepatitis Day: WHO urges bolder commitment, resources for 2030 elimination target

30-Jul-2019 - Marking this year’s annual World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the World Health Organization has called for increased financing for hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment, and care services in the context of universal health coverage (UHC). The theme, “Invest in eliminating hepatitis” highlights new research indicating that about $6 billion in investments is required annually to resource the health sector to achieve global elimination targets by 2030.

From youth empowerment to youth investment: the Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy

30-Jul-2019 - Africa’s greatest asset is its young people. However, without harnessing their potential and equipping them with skills of the future, restless, hungry, unemployed young people could also be Africa’s biggest problem.

African Development Bank concludes dialogue with Lesotho on new country strategy

29-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 29th July 2019: An African Development Bank delegation has concluded a dialogue with representatives of the Kingdom of Lesotho to prepare for the country strategy 2020-2024. The dialogue in Lesotho on Friday 26th July 2019 related to the two proposed pillars of implementation: (i) strengthening value chains for sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation, and (ii) leveraging technology for improved governance and institutional capacity.

African Development Bank’s appreciation of the work of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization

29-Jul-2019 - The 4th General Assembly of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization PAFO, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 23 July 2019, brought together some 50 delegates, including representatives from PAFO’s regional bodies, to discuss the continental platform, as well as institutional, organizational and partnership challenges.

African Development Bank unveils new digital platform for Africa Investment Forum

23-Jul-2019 - The African Investment Forum’s new digital platform will connect project sponsors with investment opportunities in Africa, vastly improving the quality of project information and documentation. The Platform, as it is known, also provides an opportunity for Transaction Facilitators and Advisers to showcase their professional services to both Investors and Project Sponsors.  

La Banque africaine de développement approuve un accord de partenariat avec Attijariwafa bank pour développer le commerce en Afrique

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 18 juillet 2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un accord de participation aux risques (APR) d’un montant de 100 millions d’euros au profit du premier groupe bancaire marocain Attijariwafa bank. Ce programme de partage de risques (50/50), destiné à couvrir un portefeuille de transactions à concurrence de 200 millions d’euros, appuie pour plus d’un milliard d’euros (valeur cumulative) des opérations commerciales étalées sur les trois prochaines...

Ethics network unanimously nominates African Development Bank to chair its 2020 conference

16-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 July 2019 – The Ethics Office of the African Development Bank has been nominated to chair the 12th conference of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations (ENMO) next year, to be hosted by the World Bank, possibly in Washington D.C, USA. The ENMO, consisting of United Nations bodies and international and regional financial institutions, made the unanimous nomination at their 11th conference, held at the headquarters of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany last week.

African Development Bank, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification join forces to strengthen capacity in climate change and land degradation

15-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining  forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change.

Africa Investment Forum (AIF)

12-Jul-2019 - Africa Investment Forum (AIF): 7-9 November, 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa  

Independent Development Evaluation Annual Report highlights a year of Delivering knowledge, engaging with stakeholders, and responding to evaluation needs to improve the lives of the people in Africa

08-Jul-2019 - On 21 May 2019,Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank presented its 2018 Annual Report to the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness.