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African Union Summit: African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar

Adesina commended President Rajoelina for his recent election and vision for his country

African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina, held several high-level bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. Adesina met with His Excellency Andrei Rajoelina, President of Madagascar and His Majesty Letsie III, King of Lesotho. With President Andrei Rajoelina of Madagascar, discussions focused…

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South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

"A win-win proposition" - Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

In partnership with the African Development Bank (, Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today. Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there…

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African Development Bank President Adesina confident of “very promising future” for continent

The Bank expects growth of 4% this year and 4.1% in 2020

"The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group ( President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats  at a lunch organised today, Tuesday, in Abidjan. Adesina referred to the Bank’s recent flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook 2019 (, which noted that…

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African Development Bank Lauds Egypt’s Economic Rebound, Partnerships, at Africa 2018 Forum

Egypt is the Bank’s second largest regional shareholder and third client in terms of cumulative historical approvals, making it the Bank’s strong partner

African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina has saluted Egypt’s strong macroeconomic performance, its improved ranking in the ‘Doing Business Index,’ and the success of major projects in which the Bank is supporting Egypt, lessons that can be learned for the development and the integration of the continent. Adesina was speaking…

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Huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250m people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resource

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, which…

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Europe’s Future Lies in the South and not the North, says Italian Finance Minister at Africa Conference

Africa is currently home to five of the world’s fastest growing economies, and only 4 African countries out of 54 will record negative growth in 2018, compared to 8 in previous years

“Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking in Rome at a conference on Africa, challenges and…

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Akinwumi Adesina, Spearheading Good Governance by Leading Agricultural Innovation and Economic Growth of Africa

Akinwumi A. Adesina: President of the African Development Bank, committed to the eradication of poverty through agricultural innovation, and promoting Good Governance through the works of developing Africa’s economy

As an agricultural economist, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been a leader in agricultural innovation for over 30 years. He has contributed greatly to food security in Africa, aimed at improving the lives of millions currently living in poverty, throughout the African continent. The Sunhak Committee acknowledges Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s achievements…

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Women Must Redesign the table, and not just expect to be at the table, says Ģraça Machel

Graca Machel spoke during the 22nd Eminent Speakers’ Lecture of the African Development Institute held at the Babacar N’diaye Auditorium in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent’s business and economic, political and policy space. “Africa’s socio-economic transformation will only be realized once we…

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African Development Bank to play bigger role in African economies by investing in infrastructure private equity

The Bank’s investment will also ensure the highest environmental and social standards are applied to Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3)

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank ( has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM is one of Africa’s most experienced infrastructure fund managers. The…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa

The Forum highlighted a solid pipeline of projects and wealth of opportunities ready for investors

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” a saying goes. When African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. One…