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28/02/2017 - On Tuesday, February 27, 2017, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), visited Garri Power Station located in Khartoum and discussed the Government of Sudan’s planned power interconnection project that is to boost electricity supply in Sudan by 3,750 MW. The Bank President was joined by the Executive Director (ED) Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, representing Sudan at the AfDB; the Bank’s Director General for East Africa, Gabriel Negatu; and the Country Manager for Sudan, Abdul Kamara.

Categories: Sudan, Partnerships, Private Sector, Environment, Energy & Power, The President


28/02/2017 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Banque de l’Habitat (BH) ont signé, le 27 février 2017 à Tunis, l’accord de prêt préalable à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 60 millions d’euros, destinée au financement des PME tunisiennes. Cette ligne de crédit devrait a à redynamiser les échanges économiques et commerciaux de la BH ; mais aussi soutenir la croissance de cet établissement bancaire sur le marché tunisien et renforcer sa présence en Afrique.

Categories: Tunisia, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program, Partnerships


28/02/2017 - The three-day official visit of the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to Sudan kicked off with a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance of Economic Planning, Badreldin Mahmoud Abass, on February 26, 2017. The hour-long meeting, which concluded with a press conference, touched on important issues that underscore the bilateral cooperation between the Bank and its country of birth, the Sudan, where it was born some 53 years ago.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility, The President


28/02/2017 - Agriculture, agri-business and agro-industries will dominate the knowledge events of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group scheduled to take place from May 22-26 in Ahmedabad, in India’s Gujarat State.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Youth


27/02/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $995,000-grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a programme to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids (GMG) through the creation of an enabling policy, institutional and regulatory framework, as well as direct support to project development and financing.

Categories: Gambia, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


23/02/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Government of Zimbabwe officially launched three projects worth US $26 million that were recently approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors. The three ventures are Alaska Karoi Transmission Reinforcement Project (US $18 million); the Youth and Women Empowerment Project (US $4 million) and the Institutional Support for State Enterprise Reform and Delivery Project (US $ 4 million).

Categories: Zimbabwe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Infrastructure


23/02/2017 - Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order to strengthen its operational presence, visibility and address their needs effectively.

Categories: Benin, Guinea, Niger, Infrastructure, Fragile States Facility, Human Capital Development


21/02/2017 - The flagship event of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the 2017 Triennale, initially scheduled to take place in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco from March 14-17, 2017, will now take place in the Republic of Senegal under the high patronage of Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Lead Champion for the Committee of Ten Champion African Heads of State on Higher Education, Science and Technology.

Categories: Morocco, Senegal, Partnerships, Youth, Education


21/02/2017 - Afin d’optimiser la qualité des projets bénéficiaires et de favoriser le développement d’entreprises innovantes en Tunisie, le Partenariat Souk At-tanmia lance une série de 30 ateliers de formation et d’information dans les 24 gouvernorats de Tunisie. Au cœur du programme de travail : l’idéation, ce processus qui mène de la création au développement et à la mise en pratique d’une idée originale.

Categories: Tunisia, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector


20/02/2017 - The Investing in African Mining Indaba, one of the world’s largest mining conference, wrapped up on 9 February, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa with the African Development Bank playing a key role in helping to shape the continent’s future in the sector.

Categories: South Africa, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC)