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06/11/2014 - US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew recently paid a visit to the Sokoine electricity supply sub-station in the Ilala District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The expansion of the substation and the construction of at least one of its control rooms are among the many activities scheduled under the African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed Electricity V project in Tanzania. Electricity V will be implemented in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and in the Shinyanga region of the country.

Categories: Tanzania, Energy & Power, Power Africa Initiative


07/08/2014 - After nearly a week of wheeling and dealing in Washington D.C., business leaders and policy makers from the United States and Africa are calling the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an enormous success.

Categories: United States of America, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Health, Energy & Power, Power Africa Initiative, The President


06/08/2014 - As part of the US-African Leaders Summit, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, reaffirmed the AfDB’s support to advance the Power Africa initiative, with a commitment of $3 billion over a 5-year period. This support was originally announced by the AfDB, as an anchor Power Africa partner on the continent, in July 2013. In 2013 only, AfDB interventions related to focus countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania) amounted to over $600 million.

Categories: United States of America, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Power Africa Initiative, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


23/05/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with its partners in power generation in Africa have concurred that strong partnership will realise the Power Africa initiative. The remarks were made during the “Power Africa Roundtable” on Wednesday, May 21, at the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali. The session focused on what could be the biggest challenges investors and financiers face when looking to invest in power projects in Africa.

Categories: Rwanda, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Power Africa Initiative, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


20/05/2014 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday, May 19 signed a grant agreement to provide the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) with financial support in the amount of US $3.0 million over a three-year period under the US Power Africa Initiative.

Categories: Rwanda, African Legal Support Facility, Power Africa Initiative


14/02/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is proud to be an anchor partner of Power Africa, a five-year United States of America Presidential initiative aimed at supporting economic growth and development by doubling access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: United States of America, Power Africa Initiative, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Legal Support Facility


04/07/2013 - “This is the last lap of my visit to Africa. At each stop, my paramount message has been that even if this continent is faced with great challenges, it is also a moment of promise and hope for Africa”. “Africa is a continent of hope”, declared Barack Obama in a speech at a business forum on the 1st of July 2013, in Dar-es-Salaam, in the presence of his host, President Jakaya Kikwete and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group.

Categories: Tanzania, United States of America, Private Sector, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Power Africa Initiative


03/07/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will, as part of its support for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, deepen and expand its work in reforming the energy sector.

Categories: United States of America, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Private Sector, Power Africa Initiative, ADF


02/07/2013 - U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its partnership in his Power Africa initiative – which aims to double energy in sub-Saharan Africa within the next five years.

Categories: Tanzania, United States of America, Partnerships, Private Sector, Energy & Power, Power Africa Initiative, The President


27/06/2013 - African Development Bank (AfDB) -- President Donald Kaberuka arrives in Tanzania at the weekend for the visit by US President Barack Obama, whose focus will include an initiative to foster economic growth and development in Africa through increased access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power.

Categories: United States of America, Tanzania, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Information & Communication Technology, Power Africa Initiative, ADF, The President


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