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Maroc : La Banque africaine de développement renforce son engagement avec la Société civile d’Afrique du Nord

02-Aug-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 25 juillet 2019 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a organisé à Marrakech, du 25 au 28 juillet 2019, la deuxième Université d’été des jeunes leaders de la Société civile africaine sur le thème « Jeunes, innovation et développement en Afrique ». L’événement était porté par la Division société civile et engagement communautaire de la Banque, en collaboration avec le Centre de développement de la Région de Tensift (CDRT) au Maroc, qui fait office de point focal Afrique du Nord du Comité BAD-Société civile.

Guinée : La Banque africaine de développement accompagne des Masterclass au profit de 100 femmes entrepreneures

02-Aug-2019 - Conakry (Guinée), le 1er août 2019 – Le Bureau de la Banque africaine de développement en Guinée, à travers le département Genre, Femmes et société civile a organisé du 24 au 29 juillet 2019 à Conakry, des Masterclass destinés à 100 femmes entrepreneures. La rencontre a porté sur la planification financière et l’élaboration de modèles d’affaires.

Liberia President George Weah moots new agricultural bank to revolutionise economy

26-Jul-2019 - Monrovia, Liberia, 26 July 2019 : Liberian President George Weah has supported calls for agriculture to play a larger role in his country’s economy. Speaking on 25th July 2019 at a donor meeting with African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, Weah said his government was contemplating the establishment of an agricultural bank. Adesina was quick to advise that such a bank should be called an “agribusiness” bank to acknowledge the economic benefits of the transition from primary production to industrial marketing.

African Development Bank helps to modernise South Sudan’s financial systems

26-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank Board on 17th July 2019 approved $6.6 million funding to finance South Sudan’s payment and settlement systems integration project. The project is consistent with the Bank’s updated country strategy paper which concentrates on state building through capacity and infrastructure development. The project is also aligned with South Sudan’s National Development Strategy 2018-2021; the latter confirms the need to restore and maintain economic infrastructure. 

Tripartite Signing Ceremony of the African Development Bank-funded Project: Greater Banjul Area: Sustainable Urban Development Programme 2020-40 (GBA-SUDP)

26-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank has extended a $3 million grant from the Transition Support Facility (TSF) to the Republic of The Gambia for sustainable urban development of the greater Banjul Area. The activities will include capacity building and the formulation of a master plan for urban development using digital technologies which are intended to greatly improve the operational efficiency of the three municipalities (Banjul, Kanifing and Brikama), and also provide support to the Banjul port expansion.

Nigeria: Africa’s leaders, business champions in Abuja to chart a new course for the continent’s youth

26-Jul-2019 - Abuja, Nigeria, 26 July 2019 – Some of Africa’s most prominent leaders in business, politics and development are gathering this weekend to chart a course for the continent’s youth. The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum is a global flagship event that has attracted world business leaders and renowned entrepreneurs to the Nigerian political capital, Abuja. This is the fifth edition.

Bank and partners prioritise the African Education Fund

25-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the African Union are recommending the establishment of the African Education Fund as the unique African mechanism to address the challenges of education and skills development in Africa. A  joint declaration in support of the African Education Fund was produced after a workshop organised in Abidjan 16 -17 July, 2019

African Development Bank welcomes Fitch’s affirmation of AAA Rating: Driven by extraordinary shareholder support

25-Jul-2019 -   The Fitch rating, of the African Development Bank, published 24th July in London, is affirmed as AAA, with a stable outlook, on improved assessments, qualifications and estimates. The rating provides a significant boost for the Bank at a time when it is discussing a substantial general capital increase to finance its strategy and activities over the next few years.

Guinea: Bank’s new Conakry office is “a crucial step in the cooperation between the Republic of Guinea and the African Development Bank.”

24-Jul-2019 - African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (left) and Republic of Guinea President Alpha Condé (center) officially inaugurate the Conakry country office during a ribbon cutting ceremony, on July 24, 2019.   On Tuesday, 23 July 2019 in Conakry, Guinean Head of State Alpha Condé and President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina officially opened the new Country Office for Guinea.

La Banque africaine de développement et Paris Europlace signent un accord pour mieux mobiliser des ressources en faveur des marchés financiers africains

24-Jul-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et Paris Europlace ont signé un accord de coopération le 08 juillet à Paris, pour le lancement de plusieurs initiatives structurantes avec trois objectifs. D’abord accompagner le développement des marchés de capitaux, au service du financement des économies et des entreprises en Afrique ; ensuite soutenir le développement de la finance digitale en Afrique, moteur de développement de la finance africaine pour les années à venir ; et enfin accompagner le développement de compétences et de talents, à...

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : présentation à Casablanca

24-Jul-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement a organisé, le 23 juillet à Casablanca, une présentation de l’Africa Investment Forum 2019, en partenariat avec Africa50 et la Banque européenne de reconstruction et de développement. Cette rencontre avait pour objectif de mobiliser les investisseurs publics et privés afin de mettre en place un pipeline de projets solvables en amont de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum, qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 novembre prochains à Johannesbourg, en Afrique du Sud.

Integrating Africa’s financial markets: African Development Bank and Egypt’s Stock Exchange hold investor roundtable for the African Domestic Bond Fund

24-Jul-2019 - The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) and the African Development Bank have jointly organised an investor roundtable in Cairo to promote the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF), set up to improve the liquidity and transparency of African local currency bond markets – a key step in expanding the continent’s capital markets, with Egypt playing a leading role.  

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to headline 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

24-Jul-2019 -   Who:     Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank GroupWhat:     - Breakfast meeting with President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo                - Founders Presidential Dialogue at Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship ForumWhen:     Saturday, 27 July 2019, 07.00 am – 12.00 pmWhere:    Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Burkina Faso : La Banque africaine de développement accorde 36 millions de dollars au développement des chaînes de valeur au bénéfice de femmes rurales

23-Jul-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé le vendredi 19 juillet 2019 à Abidjan, un financement de 36,4 millions de dollars en faveur du Burkina Faso, pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’aménagement et de valorisation de la plaine de la Léraba (PAVAL) au bénéfice de populations, en majorité des femmes.

African Development Bank unveils new digital platform for Africa Investment Forum

23-Jul-2019 - The African Investment Forum’s new digital platform will connect project sponsors with investment opportunities in Africa, vastly improving the quality of project information and documentation. The Platform, as it is known, also provides an opportunity for Transaction Facilitators and Advisers to showcase their professional services to both Investors and Project Sponsors.  

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement prête 13 millions d’euros pour renforcer l’attractivité des investissements dans le Plan Sénégal émergent

22-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 22 juillet 2019 – Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un prêt du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) de 13,2 millions d’euros au gouvernement du Sénégal afin de soutenir la mise en œuvre de son Projet d’appui à la mobilisation des ressources et l’attractivité des investissements (PAIMRAI).

Somalia: African Development Bank Group approves $28.86 million for water and sanitation and roads infrastructure

22-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 22 July 2019 – The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors on 19 July 2019 approved grants of $28.86 million for water and sanitation and roads projects designed to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost the East African country’s resilience.

Bank approves $300m to boost trade and regional economic development in COMESA

22-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 22 July, 2019 –The African Development Bank re-affirmed its intention to boost economic and regional development on the African continent when its Board of Directors approved a $300 million support facility for the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank (TDB) on Wednesday, 17 July, 2019.

Re-writing the African narrative on agriculture ecosystems: “We will be there soon,” says Kenyan winner of AgriPitch Competition

22-Jul-2019 - A veteran exporter of Kenyan fresh fruits and vegetables  and a young South African  farmer specialising  in the design, provision and management of indoor and outdoor hydroponic systems, were the winners of this year’s youth  AgriPitch competition, organized by the African Development Bank in partnership with the Western Cape Government in South Africa.

Madagascar : la Banque africaine de développement montre la voie pour développer le secteur privé

19-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 18 juillet 2019 - Dans le but de soutenir les pays en transition et donner une impulsion à leur croissance, les institutions financières de développement (IFD) lancent une plateforme destinée à accroitre les investissements du secteur privé.

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement mobilise plus de 25 millions d’euros pour promouvoir les filières agricoles dans le gouvernorat de Zaghouan

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 17 juillet 2019 - Le Conseil d'administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un prêt de plus de 25 millions d’euros pour le financement du Projet de développement et de promotion des filières agricoles dans le gouvernorat de Zaghouan (PDPFA). En favorisant un développement durable des filières agricoles, cette nouvelle opération contribuera à renforcer la dynamique d’inclusion économique et sociale en vue d’améliorer les conditions de vie, notamment des jeunes et des femmes du...

Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves $8 million to Credit Bank for SMEs

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 July 2019 –The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday approved a $8 million-targeted financing to Kenya’s Credit Bank for lending exclusively to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in construction, agriculture, renewable energy and manufacturing.

Senegal: African Development Bank lends €60 million to develop value chains through improving water supply

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 July 2019 – On Wednesday 17 July in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a loan of €87 million to the government of Senegal, to implement its Project to Improve the Water Supply for the Development of Value Chains (PROVALE-CV). For this project, valued at an estimated €122 million, the Bank will provide €60.8 million, while the "Africa Growing Together Fund" (AGTF) will provide €26.8 million.

La Banque africaine de développement approuve un accord de partenariat avec Attijariwafa bank pour développer le commerce en Afrique

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 18 juillet 2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un accord de participation aux risques (APR) d’un montant de 100 millions d’euros au profit du premier groupe bancaire marocain Attijariwafa bank. Ce programme de partage de risques (50/50), destiné à couvrir un portefeuille de transactions à concurrence de 200 millions d’euros, appuie pour plus d’un milliard d’euros (valeur cumulative) des opérations commerciales étalées sur les trois prochaines...

Guinée équatoriale : la BAD soutient le développement des chaînes de valeur halieutique et aquacole avec plus de 55 millions d’euros

17-Jul-2019 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement d’un montant de 55,518 millions d’euros (soit 36,418 milliards de FCFA), en faveur de la Guinée équatoriale, pour la mise en œuvre du « Projet d’appui au développement des chaînes de valeurs du secteur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture (PASPA) ». D’un coût global de 69,968 millions d’euros (soit 45,896 milliards de FCFA), ce financement de la BAD s’inscrit dans le cadre du Document stratégie pays (DSP) 2018-2022.

African Development Bank Debars Lutoyilex Construct Ltd. and its Managing Director for 36 Months, for Fraudulent Practice

16-Jul-2019 - ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire 16 July 2019 - The African Development Bank Group on 16 July 2019, announces the debarment of Lutoyilex Construct Limited, a construction company registered in Nigeria and its Managing Director, Mr. Bamidele Obiniyi (also known as Mr. Bamidele Abayomi) for a period of 36 months.

Call for Abstracts: 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector

15-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank is joining the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Asian Development Bank, UN Habitat and other development partners, in preparing the 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector, themed: From Capacity Development to Implementation Science.

Angola, African Development Bank and Portugal Sign Lusophone country-specific compact to fast-track private sector investment

15-Jul-2019 - Angola is the latest African Portuguese speaking country to sign a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development.

African Development Bank, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative sign MOU to strengthen capacity in mathematics and science across the continent

15-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 July 2019 - The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to strengthen education, training and research in mathematical sciences in Africa.

La Banque africaine de développement soutient le démarrage du Marché financier unifié d’Afrique centrale

12-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, 10 juillet 2019 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) réunit les acteurs du marché financier régional en Afrique centrale pour promouvoir le démarrage du Marché financier unifié d’Afrique centrale, le 15 juillet à Douala au Cameroun.

African Development Bank approves new financing program for energy providers, 4.5 mln people in sub-Saharan Africa to benefit from off-grid power by 2025

12-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, July 12, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an innovative multinational financing program for Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs), which would see 900,000 households in sub-Saharan Africa – about 4.5 million people -  gain access to solar power by 2025.

Board approves Independent Review Mechanism’s recommendations of the first monitoring report on Modern Mills of Mali (M3) Project

12-Jul-2019 - On 10 July 2019, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved recommendations of the first monitoring report of the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) on the «Diversification of Activities of the Modern Mills of Mali” (M3) Project in Mali.  

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank delegation presents opportunities at Japan roadshow

11-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 11 July, 2019 -  Japanese companies and investors were presented with a range of investment opportunities in Africa as the African Investment Forum continued a roadshow to showcase the  Forum as an innovative investment marketplace for attracting capital for projects on the continent.

Green Climate Fund announces $20m for African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa’s climate resilience project in Ghana

11-Jul-2019 - ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, 11 July 2019 - The Green Climate Fund has announced a $20 million grant to the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program for a climate action project to support women-led farmers’ associations and micro, small and medium enterprises in Ghana’s agricultural sect

African Union summit: Niger’s President calls for strong support to the Bank’s General Capital Increase and African Development Fund’s Replenishment

11-Jul-2019 - Niamey, Niger, 08 July 2019 – In his opening remarks at the plenary session of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) meeting, in Niamey, the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, commended the African Development Bank for its highly valuable contributions to bringing the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) into fruition. President Issoufou called for strong support to the African Development Bank’s quest for a General Capital Increase, “that will help accelerate the continent’s development projects”.

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Nigeria expected to be major player

10-Jul-2019 - ABUJA, Nigeria 10 July 2019 - Nigeria will feature significantly in the 2019 Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this November, business leaders and government heard at a roadshow event held in the capital Abuja. Following the hugely successful inaugural edition held last year, the African Development Bank’s innovative investment marketplace set up to accelerate investment into the continent, will convene for its second meeting from 11-13 November.

African Development Bank, Portugal and Cabo Verde sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

09-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 09 July, 2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa.

Niger: African Development Bank President attends historic African Union summit, decries child marriage

08-Jul-2019 - Niamey, Niger 08 July 2019 – The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina joined continental leaders in Niger for an African Union summit which saw the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement – the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The agreement, ratified in April, will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across all 55 member States of the African Union.

African Union Commission calls for further financial input for the NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund

05-Jul-2019 - Addis Ababa, 05 July 2019 – The 29th Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has ended with calls for increased investments to accelerate the closure of Africa’s infrastructure gap.

Africa needs bolder private financing models for power transmission lines - energy experts

04-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4 July 2019 – Africa’s power sector leaders must devise new mechanisms to attract more private sector investment into power transmission lines, energy experts agreed at a technical roundtable last week. The meeting, hosted by the African Development Bank to mark the 3rd Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP), explored how to structure private sector financing to meet the investment needs of transmission lines. It also covered the investment priorities of transmission companies, alternative funding options, and bankable...

AU Summit: President Adesina to lead African Development Bank’s delegation, Continental Free Trade Area talks to top summit agenda

04-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 4 July 2019 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina will next week lead a delegation of top Bank officials to the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Niger’s capital, Niamey. High on the agenda of the July 7-8 summit are discussions on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). President Adesina will meet African leaders to review the continent's development issues, and hold talks on the effective implementation of the AfCFTA.

African Development Bank signs agreement to open Central Africa regional headquarters in Yaoundé

02-Jul-2019 - Yaoundé, Cameroon, July 3, 2019 – The African Development Bank Group on Tuesday signed an agreement with Cameroon to open its regional headquarters in the country’s capital, Yaoundé, reinforcing its goal to get closer to member states to prop up economic integration. Cameroon’s Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella and Khaled Sherif, Bank Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Service Delivery, signed the agreement in Yaoundé. Top government officials, including 11 ministers and diplomats, attended the event.

Le Cameroun et la Banque africaine de développement signent, le 2 juillet, un accord pour établir, à Yaoundé, le siège du nouveau bureau pour l’Afrique centrale

01-Jul-2019 - Le ministre camerounais des Relations extérieures, Lejeune Mbella Mbella et le vice-président de la Banque africaine de développement, en charge du développement régional, de l’intégration régionale et de la prestation de services, Khaled Sherif, signeront, ce mardi 2 juillet, un accord pour établir le siège du bureau régional pour l’Afrique centrale à Yaoundé, au Cameroun.

South Africa: Agripreneurs Forum welcomes young entrepreneurs and investors

27-Jun-2019 - The third African Youth Agripreneurs Forum and AgriPitch competition, a platform connecting sector start-ups with potential partners and financiers, has opened in Cape Town under the theme: “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The event is being organised by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the government of the Western Cape.

Ghana: African Development Fund loans $81.7 million for Eastern Corridor Development Programme

27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Fund (ADF) has approved an $81.67 million loan to co-finance sections of the 695-km Eastern Corridor road in Ghana, linking the capital, Accra with the northern hinterland and across the borders to the Sahel region. The decision was taken by the African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors at a meeting on Wednesday. Other lenders for the project are the Opec Fund for International Development, the Ghanaian Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is financing a connecting bridge across the...

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement accorde une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros à BH Bank pour soutenir le développement du secteur privé

27-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, aujourd’hui, une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros en faveur de la banque publique tunisienne BH BANK afin de soutenir le secteur privé tunisien.

African Development Bank sensitizes regional Staff on Nutrition

27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank hosted a sensitization session on “Banking on Nutrition” for staff from the West and Central Africa offices at its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 24 June 2019. The event involved representatives from partner organizations specialized in the nutrition field such as Nutrition International, which provided technical support and developed a capacity building toolkit on nutrition for Bank staff. The “Banking on Nutrition” program was also supported by Big Win Philanthropy and the Aliko Dangote Foundation.  

Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Blacklists Oceanic Construction and Engineering Nigeria for 48 Months for Fraudulent Practices

26-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank Group has blacklisted Abuja-based construction firm Oceanic Construction and Engineering Nigeria for a minimum period of 48 months for fraudulent contract bidding, the Bank announced on Wednesday. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that the company misrepresented its year of incorporation, the value of its reference contracts, and the experience of its key personnel while bidding for two works contracts under the Bank-financed Urban Water Supply and...

Malawi : la Banque africaine de développement accorde 37 millions de dollars en faveur du corridor d’intégration de Nacala

26-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, le mercredi 19 juin, un soutien financier de 37 millions de dollars américains pour la réalisation de la phase V du corridor routier de Nacala, au Malawi.

African Development Bank hosts experts to accelerate food transformation in West Africa through technology

25-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa. The Bank co-hosted the workshop with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Green Revolution Alliance, the World Economic Forum and Rabobank for the Food Systems Action Platform (FSAP) for West Africa at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 20-21 June.