27/02/2019 - From Kenya to Tanzania, from Uganda to Ethiopia, the familiar sound of petrol and diesel generators is about to disappear from the daily lives of millions of Africans. These East Africa countries have faced regular major power cuts since the early 2000s. But this is about to change; inhabitants of these countries are on the verge of switching them off for good, with the upcoming commissioning of a power transmission line to interconnect Kenya and Ethiopia. This line is scheduled to enter its operational phase in the course of 2019, providing an uninterrupted supply of electricity for all.
20/02/2019 - Did you know that every $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as $138 in better health and increased productivity?
The evidence is clear: improving nutrition boosts personal health as well as economic health.
10/12/2018 - Between 1980 and 2000, Kenya lost nearly 50% of its forest cover. Some 300,000 hectares of forest were destroyed due to intensive logging, charcoal production and large-scale clearance of wooded areas for tea plantations.
Symbolic of this destruction is the Mau Forest, at 273,000 hectares the largest forested area in Kenya with a seven-lake drainage basin covering more than 69,000 km2, from which one quarter of its canopy had disappeared, threatening the survival not only of millions of wildebeest and thousands of gazelles and buffaloes migrating through Kenya and Tanzania, but also of riparian communities.
25/10/2018 - The African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the African Development Bank, extended loans of US$107 million to the Republic of Kenya and US$88 million to the United Republic of Tanzania to build a modern and more efficient “One Stop Border Post”. The financing also covered the construction of a 240-km road from Arusha through Namanga to Athi River, near Nairobi.
10/10/2018 - Kenya has taken less than a decade to make giant strides in its energy sector. Key to this are two iconic renewable energy projects that have benefited from the decisive support of the African Development Bank: Turkana Wind Farm and Menengai Geothermal Power Station.
23/08/2018 - Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa. A decade after going through a food crisis and in the aftermath of the drought in 2016-2017, the country aims to achieve self-sufficiency in food products such as maize, tomato, cabbage, rice, beans, milk and meat. This clearly stated ambition of the Kenyan government has received support from the African Development Bank, which sees food security as a catalyst for the growth and development of the country’s productive sectors.
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.
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.
18/04/2018 - Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will carry to international climate negotiations after a week of deliberations in the Kenyan capital.
07/11/2017 - The long-standing partnership between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Kenya to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth has produced excellent results. One of the most prominent fruits of this partnership is the eight-lane ultra-modern expressway which most Kenyans affectionately refer to as the “Nairobi–Thika Superhighway”.