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17/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to US$ 171 million to finance Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

Categories: Rwanda, Water Supply & Sanitation


16/11/2017 - Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative is intended to help the 54 African countries fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, in other words, to put their respective NDCs into action without neglecting their own development priorities.

Categories: COP, Climate Change, Africa NDC Hub


16/11/2017 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement gabonais ont signé, vendredi 10 novembre 2017 à Abidjan, un accord de prêt de 300 millions d’euros destiné à renforcer l’économie du pays, à travers la mise en œuvre du Programme d’appui à la réforme économique et financière (PAREF-II).

Categories: Gabon, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


16/11/2017 - On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa (Moody’s) / AAA (S&P) / AAA (Fitch), launched and priced a new US$ 2 billion 5-year Global benchmark transaction due 16 November 2022.


16/11/2017 - At the first edition of the Off-Grid Government-Industry Dialogue (OGID) Day on 24 October 2017 in Abidjan, 80 representatives of African governments and practitioners from the off-grid energy industry discussed the vital role of off-grid energy solutions in delivering universal energy access across Africa. Organized by GOGLA, the voice of the off-grid solar sector, and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OGID Day highlighted the need for close collaboration between governments and companies to scale up the reach of off-grid energy solutions and accelerate progress towards universal energy access.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power


14/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for more partnerships to accelerate development of the African continent.

“Africa is now the place to be,” he told businessmen and representatives of the Portuguese private sector, during a roundtable co-chaired with Teresa Ribeiro, Portugal’s State Secretary in charge of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Governor of Portugal to the AfDB and the African Development Fund.

Categories: Portugal, The President


10/11/2017 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement tunisien ont procédé, jeudi 9 novembre 2017 à Gammarth en Tunisie, à la signature de trois accords de prêts totalisant un montant de 160 millions d’euros, soit environ 465 millions de Dinars tunisiens (TND).

Categories: Tunisia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


10/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 25 million in Kwacha equivalent to Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS).

Categories: Zambia


10/11/2017 - The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan. The Tunisian government is contributing €63.4 million, bringing the total cost of the project to €134.96 million.

Categories: Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology


09/11/2017 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved US$990,000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in Harding, 200 km south of Durban in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Energy & Power