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14/01/2019 - Excellence Monsieur le Président, je vous remercie de m’avoir invité à cette cérémonie historique de réception du Train Express Régional Dakar – Aéroport International Blaise Diagne, reliant Dakar et Diamniadio.

Categories: Senegal, The President


10/12/2018 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has saluted Egypt’s strong macroeconomic performance, its improved ranking in the ‘Doing Business Index,’ and the success of major projects in which the Bank is supporting Egypt, lessons that can be learned for the development and the integration of the continent. Adesina was speaking during a session at the just-ended Africa 2018 Business Forum held in the Egyptian city of Sharm-el-Sheikh.

Categories: Egypt, The President


07/12/2018 - “Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking in Rome at a conference on Africa, challenges and opportunities: Italy and the African Development Bank.

Categories: Italy, The President


06/12/2018 - Good morning everyone. Thank you Minister of Finance, Giovanni Tria, for inviting me to this special session with you this morning. Yesterday we had a great day at the Ministry of Finance with Governors of the African Development Bank, as we discussed Africa’s development and prospects.

Categories: Italy, The President


22/11/2018 - As an agricultural economist, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been a leader in agricultural innovation for over 30 years. He has contributed greatly to food security in Africa, aimed at improving the lives of millions currently living in poverty, throughout the African continent. The Sunhak Committee acknowledges Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s achievements in promoting Good Governance of Africa, which boosts Africa’s capacity to feed itself and transform its total economies for generating wealth for millions of rural and poor African farmers.

Categories: The President


08/11/2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the inaugural edition of the Africa Investment Forum on Thursday saying Africa was not only on the rise but Africa is on the move, referring to the continent as a destination for investments.

Categories: Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Cameroon, South Africa, Partnerships, The President


06/11/2018 - For any investor interested in Africa, there is only one place to be this week: Johannesburg. When the three-day Africa Investment Forum opens on November 7, a total of 61 deals with an estimated value of more than $40 billion will be featured in “Boardroom Sessions,” while another $28 billion will be showcased to investors at the “Gallery Walk” marketplace.

Categories: The President


01/11/2018 - On an official visit to Germany, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina commended the Presidents and Heads of State of the Compact with Africa countries for their strong commitment to reforms, adding the African Development Bank has worked very closely with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on the policy matrices and advancing them with positive results in the compact countries.

Categories: Germany, The President


22/10/2018 - The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, The President


19/10/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, is pleased to announce the following appointments in the Office of the President;

Categories: The President


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