29/04/2019 - The African Development Bank has called for urgent global action in the wake of a second cyclone to hit the southern Africa coastal region in six weeks. According to Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, “we must have concerted international cooperation to establish management systems and responses to combat natural disaster.”
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).
12/04/2019 - Thousands of people in South Sudan have received relief from a food security project which is addressing the nation’s severe food and nutrition needs.
The South Sudan Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) was launched in December last year by the government with a $43.57 million grant from the African Development Bank. The World Food Programme is implementing the project.
25/01/2019 - It's market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants.
05/12/2017 - The United Nations Development Programme launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report on Monday during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
15/10/2017 - The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometres to find water. We had to study after dark with candles or kerosene lanterns. By God’s grace, I made it out of poverty to where I am today. But for tens of millions of those in similar situations, especially in rural Africa, the outcomes are not like mine. For most, the potential has simply been wasted.
19/09/2017 - Major agriculture sector financiers, U.N. agencies and research organizations have underscored the urgent need to cushion small-scale African farmers from the adverse effects of climate change.
11/09/2017 - Si l’Afrique veut mettre fin à la faim d’ici à 2025, elle doit mettre un terme aux importantes pertes agricoles post-récoltes, qui représentent jusqu’à 30 % de sa production, ont martelé des experts, jeudi 7 septembre 2017, au quatrième jour de la 7e édition du Forum pour la révolution verte en Afrique (AGRF) en cours à Abidjan.
23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the cost of malnutrition is too huge for Africa to ignore.
Speaking at a side event on “Developing Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure: Addressing Africa’s Nutrition Challenges” at the African Development Bank Group’s 52nd Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday, May 22, AfDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina disclosed that stunting alone costs Africa $25 billion per year.