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18/12/2017 - On the occasion of International Migrants Day, December 18, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to reconstruct rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This will in turn expand economic opportunities for African youth, leading to improvements in their lives, thereby stemming migration.

Categories: Youth, The High 5s, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


28/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other participating co-lenders has signed agreements for the financing of the Nacala Corridor project. This is an integrated and transformative infrastructure project which consists of a 912-km railway and a port meant to unlock the Western region of Mozambique and landlocked Malawi. The total project cost is estimated at US$ 5b.

Categories: Mozambique, Malawi, Private Sector


  • From: 29/11/2017
  • To: 30/11/2017
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Private Sector, Energy & Power, The President


22/11/2017 - The extractives sector has witnessed sustained increase in equity participation by governments throughout the African region in recent times. As the prevalence of National Mining Companies (NMCs) grows, there has also been a corresponding growth in the need for good governance and equitable benefits-sharing regimes.

Categories: Rwanda, Private Sector, African Legal Support Facility


22/11/2017 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa.

Categories: Nigeria, Transport, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, The President


21/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies.

While 20 countries have signed on, the 27-year old accord still faces implementation challenges, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB said Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja.

Categories: Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Private Sector, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, The President


21/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for bold actions to improve connectivity, market access, and cost reduction in Africa’s aviation sector.

Categories: Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Transport, Private Sector, Infrastructure, NEPAD, Infrastructure & Regional Integration


  • From: 20/11/2017
  • To: 22/11/2017
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is partnering with the Nigerian government, the African Union Commission (AUC), and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to co-host the third ICAO World Aviation Forum from November 20-22 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Categories: Nigeria, Transport, Partnerships, Private Sector, Regional Integration, NEPAD, Infrastructure, The President


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


09/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 172-million financial package to Nedbank Group Limited of South Africa, to finance local and continental businesses.

Categories: Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


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