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Nigeria Country Office receives IsDB Team

05-Oct-2005 - The African Development Bank Group Resident Representant in Nigeria, Mr. Zondo Sakala, on Wednesday in Abuja, received nine-man technical advance team from the Islamic Development Bank led by Mr. Abderrahman El Glaoui, the Acting Director of Country Operations Department. The team arrived in Nigeria ahead of a three-day official visit of the President of the IsDB, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali, beginning on Thursday following the country’s recent accession to membership of the Bank.

Mali Office: Off the Ground

04-Oct-2005 - The African Development Bank (ADB) Group Resident Representant in Mali, Mr. Jean-Pierre Rigoulot, presented his letters of credence on Tuesday in Bamako to the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Moctar Ouane. Mr. Rigoulot who was accompanied by Mr. Bâ Mamadou Samba, Coordinator of operations in the Bureau, quoted the Malian minister as saying he would assist the mission accomplish its task "under the best possible conditions".

AfDB/World Bank Partnership for Water

03-Oct-2005 - Experts from the African Development Bank and the World Bank in Tunis on Monday, October 3, began a two-day retreat aimed at establishing a strategic partnership for sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa. The objectives of the retreat are to strengthen the working relationship/esprit de corps between the WSS teams in the two institutions, and update each other on progress in sector initiatives adopted by each institution.

Technical Preparatory Meeting of the 4th World Water Forum

29-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 29 September 2005 – Africa must make "an effective and outstanding contribution" to the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City, agreed participants in the Technical Preparatory Meeting of the Forum held in the Tunisian Capital on 28th and 29th September 2005. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange (Netherlands) said during a Press Conference at the end of the second day’s deliberations that he would like to see the Continent "speak with one voice" in Mexico.  He also re-affirmed all his interest in Africa’s water sector.

AfDB, CHAD Sign Country Office Agreement

29-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 29 September 2005 - The African Development Bank Group and the government of Chad on Thursday September, 29, signed the agreement establishing the Bank Groups’s country office in Chad.

AfDB Supports Tunisia’s Education Policy

28-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 28 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday in Tunis approved a loan of 50 million units of account* (60 million Euros or 97 million Tunisian Dinars) to finance the Secondary Education Support Project, Phase II (SESP II) in Tunisia.

Girls’ Education: Working to Meet the Challenge

21-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (ADB) Group is working to improve the quality of girls’ education interventions in its operations and affirm the partnerships of which the Bank is a part.  A workshop in Tunis brought together staff involved in projects that would help borrowing countries deal with the challenge of improving girls’ education and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

AfDB engages in AU/NEPAD dialogue on Peace and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

19-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is an active participant in an ongoing dialogue on post-conflict rehabilitation, recovery, reconstruction and development.  This is part of a comprehensive, participatory and consultative process initiated by the African Union and the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) toward the elaboration of a security and development framework for the African continent.

Kaberuka Sworn in as 7th Elected President of the African Development Bank Group

01-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 1 September 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has a new President.  Mr. Donald Kaberuka took the oath of office today in a ceremony at the institution’s Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis.  The occasion was witnessed by the Chair and members of the Bank’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, members of the diplomatic corps in Tunis and staff of the institution.

President-Elect Donald Kaberuka arrives in Tunis

30-Aug-2005 - The President-elect of the African Development Bank, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has arrived in Tunis for his swearing-in, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the Bank’s Temporary Relocation Agency. Mr. Kaberuka, elected to a five-year term last July by the institution’s Board of Governors, was received on arrival at Tunis-Carthage airport by senior Tunisian government and Bank officials.

Rwandan Finance Minister elected President of the African Development Bank

21-Jul-2005 - Tunis, 21 July 2005 – Rwandan Finance Minister, Mr. Donald Kaberuka (54) was on Thursday in Tunis elected President of the African Development Bank Group (ADB) during the extraordinary Meeting of ADB Governors held on 21-22 July 2005 in Tunis. Mr. Kaberuka received 78.8% of the total votes and 68.2 % of the African votes while Mr. Olabisi Ogunjobi of Nigeria, polled 20.55% of the total votes and 30.74% of the African votes, in the seventh round of balloting.

Africa is not a country – President Kaberuka advises on better ways of doing business on the continent

21-Jul-2005 - Africa is not a country but a continent of 54 states, which, in spite of many similarities, differ from one another in many respects, African Development Bank President, Donald Kaberuka told a development think-tank in Beijing on Monday.