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29/06/2017 - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf along with her counterparts from Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Guinea, broke ground for the Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) interconnection project, on the sideline of the high-level ECOWAS Heads of State summit in Liberia, held Sunday 4 June 2017.

Categories: Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Energy & Power


27/06/2017 - The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) awarded Liberia a grant in the amount of US$ 23.25 million to help transform the country’s renewable energy sector. The project aims at developing a 9.8 MW hydropower plant at Gbedin Falls on the Mano River in Nimba County and provide a low-cost, sustainable and reliable source of electricity to Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Energy & Power


27/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on financial markets to increase affordable loans and provide more diverse and innovative financing instruments to Africa’s micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

Categories: African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Agriculture & Agro-industries


27/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Oley Lucretia Clara Dibba-Wadda as Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development with effect from July 1, 2017.

Categories: Gambia, Human Capital Development, Youth, The President


27/06/2017 - The World Food Prize 2017 goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group "for helping Africa get it right in agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world.”

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Nutrition, The President


27/06/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 Annual report and 2017 Work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF), with particular reference to the use of an amount up to €1.925 million for the administrative budget of AWF out of the Special Water Fund for 2017 activities.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


23/06/2017 - The official launch of Zimbabwe’s Support to Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project took place on June 15th, 2017 in Harare, attracting more than 100 participants.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Private Sector, Partnerships


21/06/2017 - Facilitating travel in Senegal's most populous and productive area: that’s the objective of the Dakar Regional Express Train (TER) project. On Wednesday, 21 June 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB) decided to support the project through a US $ 192.8 million (CFAF 120 billion) loan.

Categories: Senegal, Transport, Infrastructure, Regional Integration


20/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US $1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project.

Categories: Mozambique, Japan, Transport, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


19/06/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.

Categories: Gender, Civil Society, Human Capital Development, The President