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Gabon-AfDB: Donors Consider Aid Harmonization Report

17-Feb-2006 - Donors represented in Gabon on Thursday in Libreville examined the thematic reports of the group on aid harmonization, as well as those of the macroeconomic, infrastructure and the poverty reduction strategy papers groups. The African Development Bank Group regional office in Gabon participated in the meeting which discussed the need to adopt a sectoral approach for the transport sector. A joint mission of the donors concerned (African Development Bank, European Union, World Bank and Agence française de développement) is envisaged for this...

President Kaberuka Hits the Road: Concludes Swaziland Tour

17-Feb-2006 - ADB President Donald Kaberuka rounded off his two-day official visit to Swaziland on Thursday after an audience with King Mswati III with whom he discussed topical issues and possible Bank support in efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in the country.

AfDB Participates in Peace Conference in Addis Ababa

17-Feb-2006 - The TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) meeting on Consolidation of Peace took place February 16-17, 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was organized by the Government of Japan, the UN, the Global Coalition for Africa, the World Bank, and UNDP, with the aim of bringing together the experience and lessons acquired in Africa and other regions, as well as putting forward proposals and recommendations for effective ways to promote peace consolidation in Africa.

President Kaberuka Hits the Road: Continues Visit to Swaziland

16-Feb-2006 - President Donald Kaberuka continued his African tour today in Mbabane where he held discussions with officials and visited a project funded by the African Development Bank Group as part of his official trip to Swaziland. He met with Prime Minister A.T. Dlamini, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Majozi Sithole, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Elijah Shongwe and other senior officials.

The Bank consults with Partners in the health sector

16-Feb-2006 - A Bank mission comprised of Messrs. Albert-Eneas Gakusi and P. Madhusoodhanan, both from the African Development Bank Operations Evaluation Department, was recently in Brazzaville, Congo, to consult with other development partners in the health sector. The mission met with Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO Regional Director and shared views on better options for health improvement in Africa including increased institutional collaboration with the Bank and other international agencies.

AfDB President Calls for Robust, Coordinated Action on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Swaziland

16-Feb-2006 - Mbabane, 16 February, 2005 – The President of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, has expressed alarm at the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Swaziland and the inadequate international support in the country’s fight against the disease.  Speaking after a visit to the Voluntary Counseling and Treatment (VCT) Centre at the Mbabane Government Hospital, Mr.

Côte d’Ivoire-AfDB: Seminar on Conflict Resolution

15-Feb-2006 - The African Development Bank was represented at a three-day seminar held in Yamoussoukro, by Ivorian authorities as part of a conflict resolution scheme.

ADB Resident Representative in Rwanda Presents Letter of Accreditation

15-Feb-2006 - The African Development Bank’s Resident Representative in Rwanda, Mr. Kader Gueye, accompanied by the operations officer, Mr. Mohamed El Azizi, has presented his letters of accreditation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in a ceremony held in the ministry on Tuesday. The ADB Group national office in Rwanda also participated in the graduation ceremony of the first batch of students of the Advanced Institute of Agriculture and Livestock (ISAE) in the presence of President Paul Kagame and other members of government.

President Kaberuka Hits the Road: Concludes Visit to Mozambique

15-Feb-2006 - President Donald Kaberuka has ended a two-day official visit to Mozambique during which he conferred with the country’s leadership and a wide range of stakeholders and launched the Bank’s regional office in Maputo. Mr. Kaberuka met with President Armando Guebuza, Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, government ministers and business leaders in Mozambique. 

President Kaberuka Begins Official Visit to Mozambique

13-Feb-2006 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, arrived in Maputo on Sunday for his first official visit to Mozambique, from South Africa where he participated in a progressive Governance Summit. In the Mozambican capital, Mr. Kaberuka on Monday visited a water supply project financed by the ADB. He also held a meeting with Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, who, along with other members of government held discussions with the ADB President over lunch.

Statistics at the Service of Development

11-Feb-2006 - Bilateral and multilateral donors, sub-regional and international organizations supporting statistical development in Africa as well as Directors of regional member countries National Statistical Offices and Representatives of key statistics users, met in Addis Ababa from 9-10 February, 2006 to review and endorse the Reference Regional Strategic Framework for Capacity Building in Africa (RRSF).

President Kaberuka in Berlin on Official Visit

08-Feb-2006 - President Donald Kaberuka continued his official visit in Berlin on Thursday, where he was received by German President Horst Kohler. He also held fruitful discussion with top government officials as well as the heads of the German cooperation agency (GTZ) and the German Development Bank Group (KFW).

AfDB-Netherlands: Mrs. Agnes Van Ardenne-Van Der Hoeven visits the Bank

07-Feb-2006 - The Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Alternate Governor of the Bank, Mrs. Agnes Van Ardenne-Van Der Hoeven, was in the Bank on Tuesday for meetings with President Donald Kaberuka, Board members and senior management.  After a tête-à-tête meeting, the President and the Minister held a Policy Dialogue with senior staff during which Mrs.

Business Opportunity Seminars in South Africa

27-Jan-2006 - Tunis, 27 January 2006 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) will organize a two-day Business Opportunities Seminar in Johannesburg on 1-2 February and in Cape Town on 6-7 February, in collaboration with Team Export South Africa. The theme of the Seminar is: ‘What Africa Has to Offer Africa: Cross-cutting, innovative, cost effective and sustainable business solutions from Africa to meet the requirements of Africa’. 

ADB/Japan: Private Sector Assistance to Africa

24-Jan-2006 - Tunis, 24 January 2006 – Mr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (ADB) and Mr. Kaname Nakano, Director General, Development Assistance Department IV, of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), signed today the "Guidelines for Implementation" of the Accelerated Co-financing Facility for Africa (ACFA).  President Kaberuka also signed with Mr. Yoneyama, the Executive Director for Japan at the ADB, exchange of letters for the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA).

AfDB-World Bank: Improving the Quality of Projects

23-Jan-2006 - "How do we improve on the quality of the Bank’s portfolio and the impact of projects on the development of RMCs?" That question is at the heart of a workshop in Tunis involving 25 experts from the African Development Bank Operations complexes.  They are focusing on the various stages of the project cycle through a study of a hypothetical project in "Afrinia".  The workshop is the result of cooperation between the ADB and the World Bank and falls within the framework of privileged partnership between both institutions. 

AfDB-Eximbank of China: Meeting at the Summit

20-Jan-2006 - President Donald Kaberuka on Friday in Tunis received the President of the Eximbank of China, Mr. Li Ruogu, who led an 8-person delegation to the Bank, including China’s Ambassador in Tunis, Liu Yuhe, Mr. Gao Dingxin of the Peoples Bank Representative Office, and Mr. Mu Changchun of the Office of the Executive Director.  The Executive Director for China François Arsenault attended the meeting.

ADB to emphasize African currencies in 2006 Funding Programme

18-Jan-2006 - Tunis, 18 January 2006 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved the 2006 borrowing programme of up to 850 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to USD 1.2 billion and commended the Bank’s efforts in highlighting the potential for African currencies through its highly successful issue in Botswana Pula in December 2005, which is the first true Eurobond issue in that currency.

Tanzania: New President Sworn-In

21-Dec-2005 - The newly elected President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and his Vice President, Ali Mohamed Shein, were sworn-in on Wednesday for a five-year term of office at the national Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Leaders from around the world attended the swearing-in ceremony, along with the African Development Bank's Resident Representative Sheku Sesay. "Today signifies the beginning of a new phase in the lives of Tanzanians and I wish them continued political stability and economic success in the years ahead," Mr. Sesay said.

HAMfR: Partners Plan a Workshop

20-Dec-2005 - The African Development Bank and other development agencies involved in the harmonization and alignment process are discussing a workshop on the Paris Declaration for West, Central and North Africa.  A videoconference on Tuesday brought together officials from the Bank, the World Bank in Washington, the UNDP in New York, and the OECD-DAC and a French government representative in Paris.