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04/03/2019 - Le gouvernement de São Tomé & Príncipe et la Banque africaine de développement ont procédé, le vendredi 1er mars 2019 à Abidjan, à la signature d’un accord de don de 2 millions de dollars USD, pour cofinancer les dépenses liées aux activités préparatoires du projet d’aménagement d’un port en eau profonde à Fernão Dias dans le nord du pays.

Categories: São Tomé and Príncipe, Infrastructure, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF)


01/03/2019 - The Bank’s regional governors from southern Africa gathered yesterday to consider and discuss the work of the African Development Bank in the past year, following detailed presentations by the Bank’s senior management and an opening speech of welcome by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, The President


27/06/2018 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved on 30 May 2018 a US$ 1 million grant to support the Republic of São Tomé & Príncipe in unlocking private investments in development of mini hydro power projects. The projects will have a medium-term effect of reducing the country’s dependence on imported heavy oil and diesel fuel as well as increase the use of clean and reliable energy resources on the islands.

Categories: São Tomé and Príncipe, Energy & Power


06/04/2016 - A Bank mission, led by Acting Vice-President for Regional Operations, Janvier Litse, visited São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) from March 28-30, 2016, for a country dialogue. The progress made by the country’s Government following an investors’ conference held in London in October 2015, as well as the preparation of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2017-2021, were at the heart of discussions. The mission recognized the progress and efforts made by the Government in implementing the recommendations of the London conference.

Categories: São Tomé and Príncipe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance


04/06/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Board welcomed the Executive Director for Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe, Bright Okogu, at their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, São Tomé and Príncipe


07/11/2013 - The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is 103 years old. Established on June 29, 1910 in Southern Africa the Customs Union Agreement (CUA) brought together the South African Union, the High Commission of Bechuanaland territories (current Botswana), Basutoland (current Lesotho) and Swaziland, then under British rule.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe


08/10/2013 - “Regional integration offers southern African countries substantial potential from competition and scale effects, but the gains are not automatic; careful design and sustained implementation of the regional trade agreements (RTAs) are necessary to enhance their benefits … and implementation of regional programs requires adequate local capacity, in addition to financial resources.”

Categories: South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Madagascar, Seychelles, eSwatini, Lesotho, Regional Integration


05/07/2013 - L’intégration régionale est au cœur du mandat du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD). Le Groupe investit des ressources considérables pour soutenir des initiatives visant à lever les obstacles au processus sur le continent africain.

Categories: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Transport


30/05/2013 - Regional integration and the intensification of the South-South cooperation were at the core of the discussions in Marrakech, on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), which ended on Friday, May 31.

Categories: Morocco, São Tomé and Príncipe, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation


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