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17/05/2019 - Cecilia Phiri is a student at Chancellor College in Malawi. Located in Zomba, about 300 km south of Lilongwe, Chancellor College (CHANCO) is the largest of the five constituent colleges composing the University of Malawi, which was established in 1965. Cecilia started her studies in 2014. She is majoring in Biology and Organic Chemistry. In 2018, she was the only student selected to work as an eight-month intern in the biology laboratory of her college. The experience she gained through this internship improves her chances of becoming a science teacher, as she wishes to after her graduation. The first step to achieving her goal was receiving a scholarship from a program supported by the African Development Bank. “One of the best opportunities that I received in my life,” she says.

Categories: Malawi, Education


16/05/2019 - Mzuzu is the third city of Malawi, approximately 350 km north of Lilongwe, the capital. It is known for holding one of the oldest universities in the country: the Mzuzu Univeristy (MZUNI), established in 1997.

Categories: Malawi, Education


10/05/2019 - « Éclairer l’Afrique et l’alimenter en énergie » est, depuis fin 2015, une des cinq grandes priorités stratégiques, « High 5 », de la Banque africaine de développement, qui vise un accès universel à l’électricité sur le continent, dont ont déjà bénéficié des dizaines de millions d’Africains vivant notamment dans des zones rurales.

Categories: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Angola, Zimbabwe


23/04/2019 - Since 2016, the African Development Bank has committed $1.7 million to the Project to Support the Employability and Integration of Young People in Growth Sectors (PAEIJ-SP) in Togo, which has helped create 35,000 jobs in agricultural SMEs.

Categories: Togo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth


15/04/2019 - The water is receding in Beira – Mozambique’s second largest city – weeks after the deadly cyclone hit in March 2019, leaving behind scenes of desolation and grief-stricken survivors.

Categories: Malawi, Mozambique, Human Capital Development


04/04/2019 - Sa’adatu Babayo and Esther Ayuba have more than being female in common: the two are proud participants of the first all-women Coding for Employment class, currently underway in Nigeria as part of a pilot scheme to broaden opportunities for African women.

Categories: Nigeria, Gender, Youth


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.

Categories: Kenya, Tanzania, Regional Integration


21/03/2019 - In the lakeside village of Kafuzira, in the Nkhotakota District of Malawi’s Central Region, the water taps are not yet running. In the dry season, the women and girls still trudge five kilometers to Lake Malawi to fetch water for their daily needs. Then when the rains come and fill the nearby water holes, they compete with domestic and wild animals for water from the same sources.

Categories: Malawi, Water Supply & Sanitation


15/03/2019 - Egypt is revolutionizing the nation’s water delivery and mitigating the effects of climate change with innovative green technology and state-of-the-art sludge conversion plants. The result has been reduced carbon emissions, renewable energy, effective anti-pollution measures and improved livelihoods.

Categories: Egypt


06/03/2019 - Beauty Matomola is one of the champions of the Government’s Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Western Zambia project, financed by the African Development Bank. A cheerful, energetic 34-year-old single mother of two, she is using her considerable powers of persuasion to help local communities achieve a low cost, high impact project in the region: getting her neighbors to build decent latrines.

Categories: Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation


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