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Africa Investment Forum 2019: "Africa's time is now!", says Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

14-nov-2019 - At the close on Wednesday of the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina put the accent on current investment opportunities in Africa and on assuring young African entrepreneurs of the institution's support.

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank, EU reaffirm partnership, ambition to de-risk business environment, create jobs in Africa

14-nov-2019 - The African Development Bank and the European Union shook hands on a renewed commitment to unlock hundreds of millions in financing for African infrastructure and development needs. Collaboration between the two institutions would focus on de-risking the business environment in Africa, providing equity, guarantees and other types of non-grant support, African Development Bank President Akinwumi and European Union Commissioner Neven Mimica said at a news conference held Monday, on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum.

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : le programme « Desert to Power », initié par la Banque africaine de développement, au centre des discussions d’un panel d’experts

13-nov-2019 - Le programme « Desert to Power », initié par la Banque africaine de développement pour fournir de l’électricité à 250 millions de personnes dans la région du Sahel, a fait l’objet d’une session spécifique mardi à l’Africa Investment Forum 2019, organisé à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud.

African has grasped the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to African Development Bank report, but its role globally could be even bigger

13-nov-2019 - A report compiled by the African Development Bank reveals a continent that is embracing the brave new world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution but needs to improve access to finance, skills and inclusive growth.  The report, titled “Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa”, was launched on Monday at the Africa Investment Forum, the continent’s premier investment marketplace, organized by the African Development Bank and its partners.

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : un panel d’investisseurs préconise de « construire une confiance mutuelle pour attirer les capitaux » en Afrique

13-nov-2019 - Des investisseurs africains, européens et américains ont animé un panel avec le président de la Banque africaine de développement, mardi à l’Africa Investment Forum 2019, afin de réfléchir collectivement au thème suivant : « Destination Afrique : s’appuyer sur les investisseurs institutionnels ».

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Congo signent un accord pour accélérer le projet de pont route-rail reliant leurs capitales

13-nov-2019 - La République démocratique du Congo et la République du Congo ont signé, hier, dans le cadre de l’Africa Investment Forum à Johannesburg, un accord interétatique visant à accélérer la construction du pont reliant leurs capitales, Brazzaville et Kinshasa.

Toilets in schools matter – how African Development Bank is making a difference

13-nov-2019 - At 14, Mercy Kamanga dropped out of school at Standard eight in St Paul’s Primary School in Mzimba, Malawi, due to a lack of suitable sanitation facilities. “The toilets at our school were very few, small, dilapidated and didn’t have doors; only a piece of cloth covered the entrance. Our male colleagues often rushed to nearby bushes to help themselves. It was not easy for us the girls,” recalled Mercy.

AIF 2019 : un protocole d’accord entre Thelo DB et Afreximbank pour moderniser les réseaux ferroviaires africains

13-nov-2019 - La Banque africaine d’import-export (Afreximbank) et Thelo DB ont signé mardi un protocole d’accord lors de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF)qui se déroule actuellement à Johannesburg. Cet accord donnera aux deux parties la possibilité de développer, de financer et d’exploiter des projets ferroviaires en Afrique. 

La Banque africaine de développement devient actionnaire d'Africa Finance Corporation

13-nov-2019 - L'Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), un prestataire de solutions d'infrastructures de premier plan en Afrique, a annoncé, hier, que la Banque africaine de développement avait investi 50 millions de dollars américains pour entrer à son capital. La Banque est l'institution financière internationale africaine la mieux notée par les agences internationales (« AAA » à perspective stable).

Raising capital to finance development – the Bank as innovator and catalyst

13-nov-2019 - In many ways, Africa needs trade and investment even more than it needs development aid. This is reflected by the African Development Bank’s commitment to explore all the possible options of mobilising domestic resources.

Le Réseau africain de la commande publique (RACoP) tient sa première Assemblée générale à Dakar

13-nov-2019 - Qui  ?        Réseau Africain de la Commande Publique (RACoP) Quoi  ?      Première Assemblée générale Où  ?         Dakar, Sénégal Quand  ?  du 14 au 18 novembre 2019  

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Unveiling the Boardroom: $67.6 billion dollars of deals tabled, $40.1 billion investor interest secured

13-nov-2019 - It was deals that brought participants to the 2019 Africa Investment Forum and they were not disappointed. The second Forum ended on a high note Wednesday, with 56 boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion tabled - a 44% increase from last year. Fifty-two deals worth $40.1 billion secured investor interest compared with $37.8 billion dollars last year. During the 2018 edition of the Forum, 61 transactions valued at $46.9 billion were tabled for discussions in boardroom sessions and 49 deals worth $38.7 billion, secured investment interest.

Visual and graphic representation of sessions held at the 2019 Africa Investment Forum

13-nov-2019 - Around 2000 delegates attended the innovative investment marketplace which brought together heads of state, project sponsors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional investors to move projects from commitment to action.

Mozambique features strongly at 2019 Africa Investment Forum with $24.6 billion project, the largest deal

13-nov-2019 - Mozambique’s state oil and fuel company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), tabled a $24.6 billion transformative project for Mozambique’s economy, the largest deal to feature at the 2019 Africa Investment Forum. The project includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields and the nation’s first onshore liquefied natural gas plant. Mozambique’s Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosário made the announcement at a media briefing session during the Forum, the continent’s premier investment marketplace, organized by the African...

2019 Africa Investment Forum: Achieving an African economy four times bigger with only a 50% increase in energy demand

12-nov-2019 - Africa has the potential to expand the continental economy fourfold, with energy demands expanding by only 50 percent, according to a new report. The International Energy Agency (IEA) unveiled its report on the first day of the second African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

12-nov-2019 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed three further agreements to boost sustainable development on the continent. But the major deal is what the EIB has dubbed SheInvest. The EIB expects the gender-lending initiative to allow women to play a more active role in economies.

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement et le Programme alimentaire mondial explorent des axes de collaboration

12-nov-2019 - Le responsable pays, Solomane Kone et l’équipe des experts du Bureau de la Banque au Cameroun (COCM), ont eu une consultation avec une délégation du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), conduite par Janvier Litse, conseiller supérieur Afrique sur le développement financier, le 17 octobre 2019. La consultation (Deep Dive) avait pour objectif d’explorer les domaines possibles de coopération entre les deux institutions au niveau du Cameroun. 

Speaking up: Diplomats, policy makers and the African Development Bank share lessons on creating harassment-free workplaces

12-nov-2019 - A conversation “shift” is occurring in workplaces resulting in more people, especially women, speaking up and reporting sexual harassment, attendees of a special panel session on the topic organized by the African Development Bank, heard. The panel discussion entitled: Ensuring the Right of Everyone to a Harassment free Work Place: Lessons from the Front Lines, was held November 6 2019, as part of the Bank’s SVP’s Knowledge Series at the Babacar Ndiaye auditorium of the Bank’s headquarters. The event was also followed live by staff in regional...

Africa Investment Forum: Family businesses - an underestimated economic driving force

12-nov-2019 - Family businesses are rarely viewed as a sector which could influence economic growth, but the Africa Investment Forum is recognising them as important players on the continent. For the first time at a conference of this nature, families running business empires have been given a platform to share their views on how Africa’s unexplored wealth can benefit all who live here.

AIF 2019 : « forger un récit proprement africain sur l’Afrique pour changer le regard des investisseurs sur le continent », selon un panel d’économistes

12-nov-2019 - En marge de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF) qui se tient du 11 au 13 novembre à Johannesburg, des économistes ont invité les Africains à se réapproprier le récit de leur propre histoire s’ils veulent améliorer le regard des investisseurs sur leur continent.