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Post COVID-19: Rebuilding Africa and strengthening its resilience against future economic shocks (By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa)

By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank Group

After demonstrating its resilience during the Ebola outbreak and the global financial crisis, Africa is once again facing a severe test of its strength and agility because of the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that the continent has entered this crisis in reasonably good shape following decades of progression…

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After COVID-19, will Africa Catch Up, Stand Still or Fall Further Behind? (By Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka)

With this crisis comes an economic disruption of unprecedented proportion

At one time or another, nations and individuals confront crisis points – moments of existential challenge that also open up new possibilities. African countries, at just such a crisis point as a result of the novel coronavirus, face three possible outcomes post-pandemic: play catch-up, stand still or fall even further…

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African Development Bank commits $1.04 million towards two COVID-19 research projects in Angola

The Angolan Government intends to promote research and enhance capacity in the health sector, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic

Funds from the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) ongoing Science and Technology Development Project have been committed towards two research projects to mitigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Angola. The Science and Technology Development Project which is being executed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, aims to…

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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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Cabo Verde: African Development Bank Group approves 30 million euros loan to fight COVID-19

The loan, approved on 26 May, will be used to fund the country’s health and social response, support macro-economic stability, and assist the private sector

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has extended a loan of €30 million to Cabo Verde to help the West African island nation fight the COVID-19 outbreak and mitigate its economic impacts. The loan, approved on 26 May, will be used to fund the country’s health…

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The African Development Bank and its partners want your ideas for beating the COVID-19 pandemic

Set to host an online #AfricaVsVirus Challenge from 16 to 19 April 2020

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and partners are set to host an online #AfricaVsVirus Challenge from 16 to 19 April 2020. The 72-hour competition is a global hackathon – or “ideathon” – to develop effective solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. The Challenge is open to entrepreneurs, companies, civil society organizations…