The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more
15/05/2019 - With Africa’s digital economy taking off exponentially, the continent must ready itself to maximize the potential dividends of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement, panel members told a packed auditorium in Kigali at the opening of Transform Africa Summit 2019 on Tuesday.
25/04/2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD 80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd (“BDC”) to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration.
15/04/2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025, adopting the Bank’s multinational operations in Central Africa over the indicated period.
03/04/2019 - Overall economic growth in West Africa is projected to be at 3.6 percent in 2019 and 2020, boosted by the recovery of commodity prices and improved production and service sectors in the region, although challenges and uneven performance would remain, the African Development Bank’s regional economic indicator report revealed.
01/04/2019 - A year after the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Kigali by 49 African states, and following the ratification of the agreement by Ethiopia on the first anniversary on 21st March, only one more state is now required to reach the minimum requirement of 22 ratifying states. This will confirm its entry into force, contributing to the creation of one of the potentially biggest free trade areas in the world.
28/01/2019 - De jour comme de nuit, les transporteurs et chauffeurs routiers peuvent désormais franchir la frontière et parcourir les 975 kilomètres du tronçon Lomé-Ouagadougou en moins de trois jours. Depuis que la route a fini d’être réhabilitée, en octobre 2017 après cinq ans de travaux, leur trajet est devenu beaucoup moins éreintant, moins risqué et plus rapide.
06/12/2018 - “Economic integration is a game-changing reality and African countries must fully embrace it to achieve sustainable and inclusive development that reduce poverty and inequality in all its dimensions.” This is the main conclusion of the 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC), which closed Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda.
05/12/2018 - Jean-Guy Afrika, a Principal Trade Expert at the African Development Bank, has tasked researchers on the continent to provide quality evidence-based studies that can help policymakers and citizens to achieve the best outcomes from regional integration and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).