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Remarks Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the London Stock Exchange, London United Kingdom, January 22, 2020

The London Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest in the world with a market capitalization of about $4.6 trillion

Good morning! I would like to thank Don Robert, the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group for inviting me to the exchange. It’s great to be here! It’s such an honor and privilege to be asked to open the market today. The London Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest…

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Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Development Bank president Adesina Urges United Kingdom (UK) investors

The Bank’s chief argued that Africa and the UK should be significant trading partners

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the…

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Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a key strategic partner of the African Development Bank

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa for hosting us today. The…

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British Prime Minister, African Leaders urge Investors to accelerate Economic Role on the Continent

The UK-Africa Investment Summit, the first of its kind hosted by the UK Government, was attended by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, the international development secretary, Alok Sharma, and Prince Harry

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President…

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African Development Bank signs five-year agreement to use International Federation of Consulting Engineer (FIDIC) standard contracts

Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank a non-exclusive licence to refer to the seven major FIDIC contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) (FIDIC.org) has secured a major agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) that will see the international funding organisation include the use of seven FIDIC standard contracts for the next five years. Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank…

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African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population

The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org) has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic…

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African Development Bank sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund reaches final equity close with partner contributions

The African Development Bank is the fund’s anchor sponsor with a $30 million contribution, and $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) has reached a final equity close with $59 million in committed equity capital and $36 million debt facilities, to support innovative, off-grid energy access companies. The final close, reached on 18 November 2019, was made possible through a $15…

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Tanzania: African Development Bank’s $55 million facility to jumpstart private sector-led economic growth

Support from the Bank’s African Development Fund will bolster ongoing reforms being undertaken by the government of Tanzania

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) has approved a $55 million facility to strengthen implementation of reforms to enhance Tanzania’s economic competitiveness and private sector participation in the country’s growth. These critical reforms will lead to a more vibrant economy, which will improve the living conditions of Tanzanians, particularly the poor…

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorses Adesina for second term as President of the African Development Bank

Adesina is a renowned development economist and the first Nigerian to serve as President of the Bank Group

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina for a second term at the helm of the institution. The decision was announced at the end of the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and…

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‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…