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African Development Bank approves $20 million investment in Uhuru Growth Fund, to build regional champions across West Africa
27-mar-2019 - The African Development Bank has approved a US$20 million equity investment in Uhuru Growth Fund 1, a first-generation fund sponsored by Uhuru Partners Limited, a private equity firm, focused on high growth middle-market businesses across West Africa. Uhuru Partners Limited is composed of an experienced indigenous team with strong local networks, extensive knowledge of the West Africa market and a track-record of SME investments in the region.
21-jan-2019 - Les 15 et 16 janvier 2019, le Comité Banque africaine de développement-société civile a tenu sa première réunion statutaire, au siège de la Banque, à Abidjan.
15-jan-2019 - The European Commission has approved a grant of 5 million euros to the African Legal Support Facility, to finance the Facility’s Medium Term Strategy for the next five years. ALSF, hosted by the African Development Bank, to date has supported African countries to negotiate commercial deals worth more than US$60 billion in potential investments, mainly in the infrastructure and extractive sectors.
African Development Bank approves US$14.12 million to support Nigeria’s membership in African Trade Insurance (ATI) Agency
08-jan-2019 - The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African countries that have already signed up to ATI membership.
Gabon : 40 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour le nouveau terminal à marchandises du port d’Owendo
07-jan-2019 - Point de passage obligé pour les importations et les exportations gabonaises, le GSEZ New Owendo International Port (NOIP), situé au sud de la capitale Libreville, est en pleine modernisation. Pour en assurer l’expansion, le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le vendredi 14 décembre 2018, un prêt de 40 millions d’euros en faveur du Gabon.
African Development Fund Board approves US$149 million credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility in seven private sector operations targeting low-income countries.
19-déc-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved on 14 December 2018, credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF) in seven loans cumulatively valued at US$149 million. Launched in 2015 by the ADF, the PSF provides credit risk participations in private sector operations of the African Development Bank in low-income countries, and is on its way to building a US$1.5 billion portfolio of...
African Development Bank invests US$7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures to boost innovative start-ups
18-déc-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US$7.5 million equity investment in Africa Tech Ventures (ATV) to boost operations of highly scalable companies that use technology to innovate in key sectors such as consumer goods, corporate services, education, logistics, energy, fintech, agriculture or healthcare. The equity investment is part of the Boost Africa Investment Program, a joint collaboration between the Bank, the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB...
Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement approuve le programme d’emprunt de la Banque pour 2019
18-déc-2018 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé le programme d’emprunt de 2019 pour un montant maximum de 7,24 milliards de dollars américains à mobiliser sur les marchés de capitaux.
Sudan: African Development Bank approves US$75 million to DAL Group Co. Ltd to transform country’s food and agriculture
17-déc-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved its first private sector investment in Sudan in a multi-currency loan equivalent to US$75 million to DAL Group Co. Ltd – one of Sudan’s largest food and agriculture business groups. The investment, approved on 13 December 2018, will support the expansion of the company’s vertically integrated food and agriculture operations to transform the Sudanese agriculture and food industry.
Rwanda: African Development Bank approves €115 million, providing 1.5 million people access to water
17-déc-2018 - The African Development Bank’s Board has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services. The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate of 45% − a figure that is way below the national average of 85%.
17-déc-2018 - The Governing Council of the African water Facility (AWF) has commended the Facility for mobilizing over €1.4 billion for the implementation of projects. The Facility has also funded 117 national and regional projects in 52 countries, including transition states, since it began operations in 2006. The AWF received the commendation at the 18th meeting of the Governing Council of the Facility, held 6-7 December 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
14-déc-2018 - Après deux années de récession due à la crise du secteur pétrolier, l’économie du Congo devrait retrouver des couleurs, avec un taux de croissance de 2 % attendu pour l’année 2018 et de 3,7 % pour 2019.
14-déc-2018 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved the institution’s 2019 borrowing program to the tune of US$7.24 billion to be raised from the capital markets. The African Development Bank accesses a wide array of capital markets with the majority of its borrowing in US dollars and Euros as well as issuances in other public markets such as Australian dollars and Pound sterling.
Kenya: African Development Bank approves €62.914 million loan to improve access to sustainable wastewater services in Nairobi
13-déc-2018 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved €62.914 million to finance the provision of sustainable wastewater services through the ‘Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Program: Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II’. The objective of the project is to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of wastewater services in Nairobi City to help restore the Nairobi River Basin.
Malawi: African Development Bank US$ 35 million loan to boost agriculture and natural resource management
06-déc-2018 - The African Development Bank has approved a US$ 35 million loan for the Shire Valley Transformation Program - Phase 1 (SVTP-1), aimed at reducing poverty through the development of agricultural value chain and climate adaptation mechanisms. The Shire Valley Transformation Project will provide access to gravity fed irrigation and drainage services to the Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts south of Malawi. It will also secure land tenure for smallholder farmers and strengthen management of wetlands and protected areas.
Cameroun : 150 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour soutenir la compétitivité et la croissance
03-déc-2018 - Dans la continuité de la première phase du Programme d’appui à la compétitivité et à la croissance économique au Cameroun (PACCE I), le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, jeudi 29 novembre 2018, un prêt de 150 millions d’euros pour engager la deuxième phase de cette initiative. Ce vaste programme de réformes est une opération pluriannuelle d’appui budgétaire sur trois ans qui court de 2017 à 2019.
The African Development Bank and Africa Growing Together Fund to Provide US$ 200 Million in Joint Financing to support the Nigeria Electrification Project
03-déc-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a US$150 million sovereign loan to the Federal Government of Nigeria to finance the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The financing will support rural electrification efforts in Nigeria by facilitating private sector development and rollout of off-grid solutions, as well as the installation of dedicated power systems for Federal Universities.
South Africa: African Development Bank approves a ZAR 3 billion loan to bolster renewable energy in South Africa
30-nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy. Located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the solar power project is expected to generate 466 GWh/year. This will offset diesel-fueled Open Cycle Gas Turbine’s (OCGT’s) operating at peak demand, thereby avoiding and mitigating...
Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves US$18.17 million for the Kopere Solar Project in Kenya
30-nov-2018 - The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$ 18.17 million senior loan to the 40 MWac (50MWp) Kopere Solar Power Project owned by Voltalia, an international player in the renewable energy sector listed on the Paris stock exchange. The Bank is also in the process of securing a US$ 11.6 million concessional loan from the Climate Investment Fund’s Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP).
29-nov-2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (the Bank), on Thursday, 29 November, 2018, approved a second unfunded $100-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA II) facility for First Rand Bank Ltd (FRB). Housed under the Trade Finance operations of the Bank, this facility will enhance FRB’s ability to underwrite trade finance transactions originating from issuing banks in transition states and low-income countries (LICs) across Africa.