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African Development Fund: Japan, African Development Bank Group, sign JPY 73.6 billion loan agreement

The concessional donor loan will support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund, approved in December 2019 by ADF donor countries

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Fund (ADF) – the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) – on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 73.6 billion Japanese yen ($668.1 million) to support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-15). During a…

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Africa Offers Asian Business an Abundance of Investment Opportunities, Webinar Participants Learn

The two-hour virtual event, held in English, Korean, and Chinese, offered participants an opportunity to learn more about the Bank and its operations

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) today held a workshop to convey the continent’s immense investment and partnership opportunities to Asian business leaders, particularly as the continent seems poised to return to economic growth in 2021 following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour virtual event, held in English, Korean,…

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The one-stop border post between Tanzania and Kenya, a symbol of East-African integration

The African Development Bank in 2007 approved $185 million in funding

Naftali Elude Mzota, a driver for the Impala Shuttle Company in Tanzania, has been driving between Tanzania and Kenya for over 23 years. Asked about the difficulties of crossing the border, Mzota sighs. "Customs clearance used to be a real challenge here, because there were two borders. You had to…

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Ghana Cocoa Board, African Development Bank and financial partners celebrate first $200 million disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana supplies 70% of all cocoa beans imported into Japan and cocoa is seen as one of the nation’s most essential import commodities

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across…

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Africa’s agriculture value chains must go digital to transform production - webinar

It explored digital responses that can be quickly deployed to address the disruptions to food systems, caused by COVID-19

Africa must seize the opportunity of the COVID-19 pandemic to deepen the digitalization of agricultural value chains and transform the sector, speakers at a webinar jointly hosted by the FAO Investment Centre and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) said. The webinar, held on 10 June, is the first of a…

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Egypt: African Development Bank approves 225 million euros budget support loan for electricity sector to bolster economic resilience and sustainability amid COVID-19

The funding, provided in a challenging global context, will help meet the Government of Egypt’s financing requirements in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) on Wednesday approved a 225 million euros loan to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program (EGGSP). The funding, provided in a challenging global context, will help meet the Government of Egypt’s financing requirements in the light of the…

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Seychelles: African Development Bank Supports Blue Economy with $800k Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant

The country’s Blue Economy Strategic Policy and Road map prioritizes the development of new and emerging maritime sectors

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector.  The package will help Seychelles develop its marine biotechnology sector, strengthen the capacity of public institutions and private operators, create a…

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African Development Bank and Association for the Development of Education in Africa urge partners to tackle skills mismatch

The findings of the preliminary scoping study show that there are gaps in skills development for employability in Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) (http://www.ADEAnet.org/) have called for stronger links between technical and vocational education and training and industry to equip young people with the skills they need to boost technological advancement, trade and growth in Africa. A…

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AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

Leaders acknowledged the scope of the challenge but sounded a note of optimism

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition…

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African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to lead delegation to 33rd African Union Summit

Key engagements include a presidential dinner to address malnutrition, a high-level meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, and the presentation of the 2020 African Economic Outlook

The president of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Akinwumi Adesina is expected in the Ethiopian capital for the African Union’s 33rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The summit runs from 8-10 February 2020 under the theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. Adesina will arrive in…