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Flying ‘sky-high’: African Development Bank Annual Meetings conclude with consensus on regional integration

Around 2,000 delegates gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to discuss ways to fast-track regional integration

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Friday concluded its Annual Meetings, amid growing consensus that regional integration is imperative to a new phase in African prosperity. Around 2,000 delegates gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to discuss ways to fast-track regional integration after the milestone African Continental Free Area (AfCFTA) was…

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Despite challenges, Africa's debt is still under control says African Development Bank

In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business growth capacity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) remains strong with growing operating revenues and allocable income generated since 2010 reaching $2.5 billion, the Bank Group’s Treasurer, Hassatou Diop N'sele, stated on Thursday. In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to…

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Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

‘Boost Africa’ was launched in partnership with the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for…

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African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema…

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Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at African Development Bank Annual Meetings side event

The donor conference was attended by the presidents of Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, the prime minister of Eswatini and several high-ranking diplomats, ministers and development and banking institutions

African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation…

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African Development Bank and Niger sign financing agreement to support Kandadji project

The implementation of the "Kandadji" project will take six years (2019-2025) and involves the completion of a multi-purpose dam that will create a real development hub

The Republic of Niger and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Tuesday signed a $128.8 million financing agreement to support the "Kandadji" project for the regeneration of ecosystems and the development of the Niger Valley (PA-KRESMIN). Nigerien Minister of Planning Aïchatou Kane Boulama, who signed on behalf of Niger’s Government,…

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Japan and Austria to support private sector climate change investments on the continent

The project will be implemented by the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector in the Nationally…

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Côte d’Ivoire: Government seeks Bank’s support for $5.8 bln tourism plan

The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to the Bank’s Vice-President responsible for Private sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, Pierre Guislain, at the headquarters in Abidjan

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) , and sought its support to implement the plan. The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to…

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Country Results Brief 2007-2018: The African Development Bank: a decade of key partnership with Guinea

Access to energy and development of agricultural and industrial value chains represent the two pillars of the Bank’s new strategy in Guinea

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday released its most recent Country Report Brief for Guinea (http://bit.ly/2Wa3LVk). The report highlights the West African nation’s progress over the past 10 years, aided by the Bank, particularly in the areas of economic and financial governance, agriculture, road and energy infrastructure, living conditions.…

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Nigeria: President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s transformative role

At the end of March 2019, the Bank’s active portfolio in Nigeria comprises 60 operations with total commitments of US$4.5 billion

At a meeting with the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President in Abuja, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari commended the Bank for its successes and pledged Nigeria’s continuous support for the institution. “I want to recognize the support that the African Development Bank has given Nigeria in recent times. I remember the…