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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


Derba Miroc Cement Project

20/10/2017 - The booming construction activities in Ethiopia has led to the growth of the cement industry in the country. In 2011 Ethiopia imported around 1metric tons of cement. The government eliminated stopped this on 27 March 2012 when it ...

Categories: Ethiopia, Infrastructure, Private Sector


AfDB supporting innovative ways to increase capacity of women farmers in Ghana

26/04/2017 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) sought the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) financial support to implement the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in Ghana at a total cost of US$ 92.79 million....

Categories: Ghana, Agriculture & Agro-industries


Ghana: Apesika Abom Feeder, the story of an AfDB-financed feeder road that changed the everyday lives of rural households

20/04/2017 - In many African countries, food security and nutrition continue to be a challenge. To address this in Ghana, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces to ...

Categories: Ghana, Human Capital Development


Gambia’s aquaculture on the path of sustainable development

03/02/2017 - The Gambia continues to face escalating food and nutrition deficits, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). As in most African countries, improved agriculture practices ensure food securi...

Categories: Gambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development


Le Sénégal déploie des efforts pour mettre fin à l’enclavement en milieu rural

19/01/2017 - Au Sénégal, comme dans d’autres pays d’Afrique, l’accès aux infrastructures (routes, eau, santé, éducation, etc.) reste insuffisant avec de grandes disparités régionales. Les zones rurales sont encore fortement enclav...

Categories: Senegal, Infrastructure


Bénin : La vallée de l’Ouémé se transforme grâce au PAIA-VO

18/01/2017 - Il est dit au Bénin que la Vallée de Wémè (francisé Ouémé) est classée deuxième vallée la plus riche au monde après le Nil en Egypte. C’est assurément une vallée très fertile, dotée d’un important potentiel agri...

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries


AfDB helps to enhance food security in Niger

04/07/2016 - Niger, a country in the heart of the Sahel-Saharan region, is faced with recurrent food crises due to erratic, insufficient rains and other factors. Repeated drought and desert encroachment in recent decades justify the option tak...

Categories: Niger


Menengai geothermal development project: Green energy in motion

03/05/2016 - Access to electricity in Kenya remains relatively limited. Only half the population has access to it, at a cost much higher than in other African economies. On top of this there is the instability of the network, with frequent bla...

Categories: Kenya, Climate Change, Energy & Power


Multinational NERICA rice distribution project: Towards sustainable agriculture

03/05/2016 - Every year, Africa imports one third of global rice production, with West Africa alone importing nearly 20% (5.2 million tonnes). By 2020, if domestic production continues to be outstripped by growing demand, Africa will need an e...

Categories: Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea