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African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Free trade bloc can be a game changer for African people and business

The African Development Bank is actively supporting or looking to support initiatives to boost trade and improve livelihoods for Africans

Exploring strategies to deepen private sector participation in the implementation African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was the highlight of a panel session during the 2021 WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking meeting. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Trade Centre (ITC) organized the session held…

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Mauritius: JICA provides $289 million support to fight COVID-19 under initiative with African Development Bank

The loan is a parallel co-financing agreement between JICA and the African Development Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa joint initiative to spur private

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy. The loan, signed on 24 February, is a parallel co-financing agreement between JICA and the African…

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Mauritius and Morocco join African Development Bank (AfDB/AFMISM) Bloomberg® bond index

The African Development Bank administers the ABABI, a family of African bond indices launched in February 2015 and calculated by the independent, global index provider Bloomberg

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) today announced the addition of two new countries - Mauritius and Morocco - to its Bloomberg African Bond Indices (ABABI), marking a steady progress in the Bank’s efforts to deepen the continent’s local currency bond market. The African Development Bank administers the ABABI, a family…

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Mauritius: African Development Bank approves emergency relief to boost clean-up of marine oil spill

Funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities by the government of Mauritius, development partners, and other actors

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius. The funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities…

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African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook 2020: COVID-19 response and economic diversification crucial to growth recovery in Southern Africa, the most affected region

Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies

Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates; Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies. A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for…

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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 Group approves $10 million equity in Razorite Healthcare Fund for Africa

The 10-year deal will resource the Fund to address growing demands for affordable and quality healthcare services in several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $10-million equity investment in Razorite Healthcare Africa Fund 1 (RHAF1) to help improve healthcare infrastructure delivery across the continent. The 10-year deal, approved on 26 February, will resource the Fund to address growing demands for affordable and…

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Malawi: African Development Bank boosts cyclone response with emergency relief package and measures to combat climate change

The Bank’s Climate Fund will also release $150,000.00 to Malawi to enable authorities to assist communities and internally displaced persons impacted by the cyclone

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region. Mateus Magala, the Bank’s Vice…

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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…

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African Development Bank Launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report

Africa-to-Africa Investment Report: A first look, finds that more African companies are investing in Africa

Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first ever report on inter-African trade published by the Bank. The report unearths the realities African companies face when investing in…