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How the African Development Bank and Korea are transforming African villages and boosting rural economies

17/07/2018 - Sylvie Zounon, a single mother of four children, received a $500 loan under the Saemaul Undong Model Village project and invested it in her tomato farm in Zatta Village in Côte d’Ivoire. She paid back the loan in four months, ...

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire


Clean Water, Sanitation Services Bring Peace, Social Harmony to Rural Somalia

21/06/2018 - “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” says English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Both the government and people of Somalia, perhaps more than any other people around the wo...

Categories: Somalia, Water Supply & Sanitation


Dakar-Diamniadio: Senegal’s Highway of Hope

02/05/2018 - Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is facing the familiar challenges of rapid urbanization, including transportation, housing, mobility, and the security of goods and people. Home to nearly a quarter of the Senegalese population of...

Categories: Senegal, Transport


Bank interventions improve drought resilience and livelihoods for pastoral and agro-pastoral population in Sudan

26/04/2018 - Interventions by the African Development Bank have improved Natural Resource Management Practices for Sustainable Management. ...

Categories: Sudan, Human Capital Development


Burkina Faso : le projet d’appui au développement de l’anacarde, un bel exemple de lutte contre la pauvreté et pour la protection de l’environnement

18/04/2018 - Le Burkina Faso est un pays sahélien fortement dépendant des activités agricoles et pastorales. L’agriculture, l’élevage et les forêts représentent respectivement 25 %, 12 % et 3 % du produit intérieur br...

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment


Sierra Leone celebrates improved access to water and sanitation - The Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project

11/04/2018 - The project targets three major provincial cities: Bo, Kenema and Makeni. The water supply and sanitation schemes in these cities were built in the 1960s. The country’s civil war (1991-2002), coupled with population growth, led ...

Categories: Sierra Leone, Water Supply & Sanitation


Helping rural households adapt to climate change in Malawi

19/03/2018 - Malawi’s vulnerability to the devastating impacts of climate change is caused by the country’s significant exposure to climate variability. Agriculture and rural livelihoods are highly sensitive to climatic change. They have v...

Categories: Malawi, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change


Siat-Gabon, une passerelle vers la diversification de l'économie gabonaise

23/02/2018 - Projet emblématique du partenariat entre le Gabon et la Banque africaine de développement, l’appui que fournit celle-ci à la filiale gabonaise de la Société d’investissement pour l’agriculture tropicale (Siat-Gabon) con...

Categories: Gabon, Agriculture & Agro-industries


African Development Bank supports Tanzanian entrepreneurs with loan facility

13/02/2018 - Tanzania has seen significant economic growth in recent years, thanks in part to support from the African Development Bank. The Small Entrepreneurs Loan Facility (SELF) financed by the Bank has provided a boost to the country’s ...

Categories: Tanzania, Private Sector


EASSy: The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System

20/10/2017 - Although Africa represents 14% of the world's population, it currently has less than 3% of the world's telephone lines. Africa remains the world's least developed continent in telecommunications. International telecommunications ...

Categories: South Africa, Sudan, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Information & Communication Technology, Private Sector


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