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African Legal Support Facility: Governing board lauds Covid-19 support to clients

The board commended ALSF’s performance, particularly its response to clients during the Covid-19 pandemic, including servicing of debt and contract renegotiations

The governing board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (www.ALSF.int) has met to review its progress over the past year, noting its strong performance in providing solutions to its clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. The board approved the Facility’s draft annual report and 2020 financial statements, endorsing the extension…

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Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank issues Letter of Reprimand to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for sanctionable practice

The African Development Bank considers there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that it is more likely than not that MHI engaged in sanctionable practices

The African Development Bank Group (“AfDB”) (www.AfDB.org), on 2 February 2021, issued a sanction decision against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (“MHI”). This matter arises in the context of the Abu Qir 1300 MW Steam Power Project (hereinafter referred to as the “Project”) in Egypt. On 15 January 2008, the Bank…

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African Legal Support Facility receives £2.6 million from Norway, UK, to boost debt management capacity, other activities in low-income countries

The Norwegian government, through its Agency for Development Cooperation, provided 20 million Norwegian kroner (around £1.6 million) to support the 2021 and 2022 work programs of the ALSF

The governments of Norway and the United Kingdom have extended grants of around £2.6 million to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) to support its activities over the next two years. The Norwegian government, through its Agency for Development Cooperation, provided 20 million Norwegian kroner (around £1.6 million) to support…

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The African Legal Support Facility to receive €6 million grant from the Netherlands to fund work in low-income countries

The funding will be disbursed over a three-year period

The Netherlands Ministry for Trade and Development Cooperation is extending a €6 million grant to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), to support the ALSF’s work providing legal and technical services to low-income countries to give them more clout in commercial dealings. The funding will be disbursed over a three-year…

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African Development Bank debars Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited for 36 months for fraudulent practices

Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the Bank-financed Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project in Kenya

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB.org), on 16 February 2021, announces the 36-month debarment of Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited with effect from 24 August 2020. Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited is a civil engineering company registered in Kenya. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that…

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African Development Bank Group approves UA 16 million to strengthen legal expertise and negotiating capacities of transition states

The funds, from the African Development Fund (ADF) Transition Support Facility, will provide additional funding and operational flexibility

The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved a grant of UA 16 million to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) to strengthen legal expertise and negotiating capacities of transition states in Africa. The funds, from the ADF’s Transition Support…

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African Development Bank, partners, announce new Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa initiative

Bank-supported network to address corruption, unethical behavior, avenues of support for leadership

The Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network, (WECA), a new initiative creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against corruption and non-compliance in business, made its debut at an online webinar co-hosted by the Bank on October 22. Its organisers, leaders from the…

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African Legal Support Facility appoints two new management board members

The two new members bring a wealth of experience in international policy, international trade, judicial reform and economic development

The African Legal Support Facility (the ALSF) (www.AfLSF.org), is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Anyango Agimba and Ambassador Arve Ofstad to its management board. The two new members bring a wealth of experience in international policy, international trade, judicial reform and economic development. Agimba, a Kenyan national and…

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Communique of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group on the report of the High-level Panel for the Independent Review of the report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors of the Bank Group on the whistle blower complaint against the President of the Bank Group

The Panel concurs with the Committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the President and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the Committee

The High-Level Panel comprising of Mrs. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (Chair), Justice Hassan B. Jallow, Chief Justice of the Gambia (Member) and Mr. Leonard F. McCarthy, President, LFMcCarthy & Associates (Member) was announced on 1 July 2020. The High-Level Panel was given a period of two to four…

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Financial, development and humanitarian arms provide $20 million to curb the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and their hosts in the Sahel

There are 3.1 million refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees and people at risk of statelessness in the Sahel

Public health, the wellbeing of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed today. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across…