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Africa: Sports as a Business and a Brand – by Victor Oladokun

Fans are choosing not to watch live football events, and instead are opting in increasing numbers for the 'intimacy' of their crystal clear digital flat TV screens, or not all

By Dr. Victor Oladokun, is the Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of  almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors…

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African Union Commission calls for further financial input for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund

The African Development Bank approved in June 2019 the allocation of UA 3 million from its 2018 Net Income to NEPAD-IPPF

The 29th Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has ended with calls for increased investments to accelerate the closure of Africa’s infrastructure gap. The meeting,…

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African Development Bank, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the German Cooperation (BMZ/GIZ) host International Workshop on Africa’s Trade Finance Market

The workshop, themed: “The Consolidation of International Correspondent Banking Relationships in Africa,” was attended by representatives of the main correspondent banks operating in Africa

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) (www.MFW4A.org) and the German Cooperation (BMZ/GIZ) held a two-day international workshop in Frankfurt, Germany, to improve participants’ understanding of trade financing in Africa. The workshop, themed: “The Consolidation of International Correspondent Banking Relationships in Africa,” was attended by representatives…

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Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $15 million investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company

This intervention will promote local currency infrastructure financing, and further development of the domestic capital market

The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria. The investment package to InfraCredit is comprised of a subordinated loan of $10 million and a risk sharing…

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The African Development Bank pledges US$ 25 billion to climate finance for 2020-2025, doubling its commitments

Akinwumi A. Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least US$25 billion towards climate finance

Bank to launch ‘Green Baseload’ Facility to provide concessional finance to support reliable and affordable renewable energy baseload; “Desert to Power” initiative enters implementation stage with Yeleen Project in Burkina Faso. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa

The Forum highlighted a solid pipeline of projects and wealth of opportunities ready for investors

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” a saying goes. When African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. One…

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A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

Prominent foreign envoys in attendance at the Forum, signaled growing interest in trade and partnership deals in Africa from Europe and overseas

Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AfricaInvestmentForum.com) as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion

The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and…