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A whole of society approach: Women are key to building resilient communities beyond COVID-19 (By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh)

Women are the backbones of African economies and can be key drivers of transformation as we strive to build back better, more resilient societies

By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh* In Africa’s fragile contexts, the burden of conflict, poverty and climate change falls most heavily on already marginalized groups. If we do not significantly and collectively step up our efforts, the continent’s share of the world’s poor will rise to over 90% by 2030,…

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Financial modelling in the extractive sector: Harness Africa’s natural resources for sustainable development - African Development Bank

Natural resources play a critical role in economies, as they contribute to the well-being of the people, as a source of livelihood and contribute to GDP

Africa should harness its natural resources to accelerate sustainable development, the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has said. Rabah Arezki was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders during a two-day inception workshop which began Monday on the Bank’s Financial Modelling for…

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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…

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African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action

As of June 12, the Bank’s COVID-19 emergency packages have reached the continent’s five geographic regions

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the…

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African Development Bank approves $20 million to contain spread of COVID-19 in G5 Sahel nations

An additional $1.372 million of grant funding from the Bank’s Transitional Support Facility, will also be deployed in G5 countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) on 9 June 2020 approved $20 million in grant funding from the African Development Fund, to build capacity to curb and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad. The operation will provide…

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Integrity in Development Projects: The African Development Bank Debars Entreprise de Travaux et d’Etudes de Projets (ETEP) SA

The African Development Bank blacklists Entreprise de Travaux et d’Etudes de Projets (ETEP) SA for 13 months for engaging in various fraudulent practices in Mali and Guinea

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), today, announced a decision by its Sanctions Appeals Board imposing a 13-month debarment on Entreprise de Travaux et d’Etudes de Projets (ETEP) SA, a civil engineering company registered in Tunisia, for engaging in sanctionable practices. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity…

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African Development Bank approves €40 million in grants for bridge linking Cameroon and Chad

The grants, comprising a €20.785 million tranche for Cameroon and €19.215 million for Chad, were approved on 30 April 2020

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved grants worth €40.94 million for the construction of a bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad across the Logone river. The grants, comprising a €20.785 million tranche for Cameroon and €19.215 million for Chad, were approved on 30…

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Mali: African Development Bank support improves livelihood of rural youth

There is a real need to create jobs in Mali, especially for young people in rural areas

Momou Dembélé, 30, is a qualified electrician. Married with two children, she left her hometown of Kimparana, where she trained, for Ségou in central Mali. With her husband's support, she landed her first job with Moulin Moderne du Mali (Modern Mill of Mali, or 'M3'), which produces wheat flour and…

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Trading thrives as new highway financed by the African Development Bank opens up northern Togo

The 120-metre Alemondji bridge was built as part of the renovation of the roads on the CU9 corridor linking Lomé, Cinkansé and Ouagadougou

Every Tuesday, Alemondji market in northern Togo swarms with people. Amid the throng, Burkinabe and Ghanaian traders offer clothes and kitchen utensils for sale. Others, calling out their wares, come from the nearby towns of Lawagnon, Moreta and Issati. Their stalls overflow with peanuts, millet, sorghum, sesame and beans. "Just…

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African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

Participants also discussed the need for closer cooperation between development partners and commercial banks to create exclusive fertilizer financing opportunities throughout Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer…