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02/10/2017 - Renowned African historian, Joseph Achille Mbembe, has made a solid case for Africa’s integration through open borders that allow free movement of people on the continent.

Categories: Regional Integration, Transport, Infrastructure, The High 5s, Chief Economist's Office


27/09/2017 - To mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, the African Development Bank has called for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for sustainable tourism development in Africa. The Bank recognizes that Africa’s tourism and travel industry can serve as an engine of progress for socioeconomic transformation.

Categories: Partnerships, Employment, Regional Integration, Youth, Infrastructure, Transport, The High 5s


08/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has emphasized the need to ensure coherence between the East Africa’s regional integration agenda and the engagement of the Horn of Africa countries’ engagements at the multilateral level.

African Development Bank Director General, Eastern Africa, Gabriel Negatu, made this call at the first Regional Dialogue on WTO accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa Region, which concluded in Nairobi on August 30, 2017.

Categories: Ethiopia, Sudan, Comoros, South Sudan, Regional Integration


19/08/2017 - The African Development Bank has given its support to Southern African leaders in their efforts to accelerate development and growth in the region. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina was among a host of leaders who delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 37th SADC Heads of State Summit, which got underway in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria on Saturday. While lending the Bank’s support, the AfDB President also made a clarion call for action when it comes to power supply, agriculture investment, climate change, industrialization and domestic resource mobilisation in the region.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, The President


18/08/2017 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, signed a Host Country Agreement on Friday, August 18, in Johannesburg, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the country’s capital. The office will serve as one of five regional hubs for the pan-African development finance institution operations serving South, North, East, West and Central Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


  • From: 19/08/2017
  • To: 20/08/2017
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from August 19-20, 2017.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


14/07/2017 - Le Conseil d'administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce vendredi 14 juillet 2017, un Accord de participation aux risques (APR) d’un montant de 50 millions de dollars EU, au profit de la Banque centrale populaire (BCP) du Maroc. Ce programme de partage de risques (50/50), en mesure de couvrir un portefeuille de transactions à concurrence de 100 millions de dollars EU, vient donc en soutien des quelque 700 millions de dollars EU (valeur cumulative) d’opérations commerciales intra-africaines qui devraient être comptabilisées en 3 ans, selon les estimations.

Categories: Morocco, Regional Integration


30/06/2017 - To boost trade, investments, growth and overall development, stakeholders have called for the creation of exclusive economic zones/hubs along the Abidjan–Lagos Highway Corridor.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, 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


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