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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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Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future” – Akinwumi Adesina, at World Peace Summit of Global leaders

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area is projected to make Africa the largest free trade zone in the world

“We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank ( said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders. According to the World…

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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, Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS), sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will connect the countries via Ghana (Accra), Togo (Lomé) and Benin (Cotonou)

The African Development Bank ( and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed Abidjan-Lagos…

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African Development Bank approves US$14.12 million to support Nigeria’s membership in African Trade Insurance (ATI) Agency

Once membership formalities in ATI are finalized, Nigeria could benefit from gross political and commercial risk insurance cover on total investments and trade amounting to over US$ 5 billion by 2020

The African Development Bank Group (, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s…

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African Economic Conference (AEC2018): Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) area aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough - and practical solutions - to move the process ahead. The African Continental…

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“Building a new Zimbabwe”, a flagship report launched by the African Development Bank to spark the country’s economic development

It provides the current government, the donor community, and the private sector with a detailed assessment of investment opportunities in Zimbabwe

The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( has launched a flagship economic report on Zimbabwe, titled: “Building a new Zimbabwe: Targeted policies for growth and job creation” which aims to support renewal and transformation of the country. Prepared by the Bank Group’s Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Vice-Presidency, the report was…

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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…

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A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

Prominent foreign envoys in attendance at the Forum, signaled growing interest in trade and partnership deals in Africa from Europe and overseas

Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum ( as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…