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African Development Bank approves $53 million multi-country grant for COVID-19 response in Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the form of direct budget support to bolster efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the three West African countries. The grant from…

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Communique of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group following its meeting of today 1 July 2020 regarding the Whistle-Blowers’ Complaint against the President of the Bank Group

The Bureau expresses its utmost trust and confidence in the Panel’s ability to successfully carry out this important assignment

a) The Bureau recalls its Communiqué issued on June 4th 2020 informing the general public of its decision to authorize an Independent Review of the Report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors relative to the allegations made by Whistle blowers against the President of the Bank Group.…

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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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Sierra Leone to count on African Development Bank to help build resilient economy, restore self-sufficiency in rice production

Sierra Leone also sought the Bank’s support for the implementation of its free quality education programme

Sierra Leone will look to the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) to stimulate agribusiness development in the country with a focus on rice production, its president Maada Bio told a visiting delegation led by its president Akinwumi Adesina. Adesina began a two-day visit to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, during which he…

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Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to visit Sierra Leone to discuss nutrition, development plan

Both presidents will use the visit to discuss the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative which works to fight against malnutrition

Who: African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org)  What: President Akinwumi Adesina to hold discussions with President Julius Maada Bio Where: Sierra Leone When: 11 to 13 March 2020 Following a meeting with the President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio at the AU Summit in February 2020, President Akinwumi Adesina will make a visit to…

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“You have been in the trenches with us,” Ghana Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia tells African Development Bank

Ghana is looking to the Bank for investment in an integrated aluminium industry, using the country’s large bauxite deposit as raw materials

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) support for the west African nation Ghana has boosted its government’s efforts to consolidate the economy, the country’s Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia said on Monday. Bawumia, welcoming a team of Executive Directors and senior officials of the Bank on an official visit, cited various Bank-supported…

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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank Executive Directors conduct consultative mission, tour project sites

The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions

A seven-member delegation of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) visited Zimbabwe on a week-long fact-finding mission where they held meetings with a number of officials including President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions, during…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets African leaders to advance conflict resolution and economic security

Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity.  Trudeau, the 2020 chair of the United Nations…

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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…