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African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina opens trading on London Stock Exchange

“My ringing of the bell here today, marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement.” – African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January. The reception in London followed the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum, held in November last year. The innovative market-place…

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Remarks Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the London Stock Exchange, London United Kingdom, January 22, 2020

The London Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest in the world with a market capitalization of about $4.6 trillion

Good morning! I would like to thank Don Robert, the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group for inviting me to the exchange. It’s great to be here! It’s such an honor and privilege to be asked to open the market today. The London Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest…

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Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Development Bank president Adesina Urges United Kingdom (UK) investors

The Bank’s chief argued that Africa and the UK should be significant trading partners

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the…

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Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a key strategic partner of the African Development Bank

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa for hosting us today. The…

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African Development Bank signs five-year agreement to use International Federation of Consulting Engineer (FIDIC) standard contracts

Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank a non-exclusive licence to refer to the seven major FIDIC contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) (FIDIC.org) has secured a major agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) that will see the international funding organisation include the use of seven FIDIC standard contracts for the next five years. Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank…

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Tanzania: African Development Bank’s $55 million facility to jumpstart private sector-led economic growth

Support from the Bank’s African Development Fund will bolster ongoing reforms being undertaken by the government of Tanzania

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) has approved a $55 million facility to strengthen implementation of reforms to enhance Tanzania’s economic competitiveness and private sector participation in the country’s growth. These critical reforms will lead to a more vibrant economy, which will improve the living conditions of Tanzanians, particularly the poor…

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‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…

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Kenya & Tanzania: Over 3 million people to benefit from African Development Bank’s €345 million road construction support

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2 billion when subsequent phases of the project are concluded

Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African…

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African Development Bank and African Union to roll-out a continent-wide electricity market Masterplan

The Masterplan also will inform the energy component of a Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) Action Plan

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) have agreed to jointly develop a blueprint for a pan-continental electricity network and market. The agreement to set up a Continental Power System Master Plan between the Bank and AUDA-NEPAD was unveiled, on November 29th, during a three-day…

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African Development Bank and partners inaugurate Shango power substation in Rwanda to facilitate access to the regional electricity market

The Bank’s support to the energy sector has more than doubled over the past three years to the current level of 410.66 million euros

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Embassy of Germany in Rwanda and the KfW Development Bank joined the Government of Rwanda to inaugurate the high voltage 188 MVA Shango power substation in the capital Kigali and its related transmission network. The substation is part of the NELSAP Regional Interconnection Project involving…