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Africa: Sports as a Business and a Brand – by Victor Oladokun

Fans are choosing not to watch live football events, and instead are opting in increasing numbers for the 'intimacy' of their crystal clear digital flat TV screens, or not all

By Dr. Victor Oladokun, is the Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of  almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors…

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We-Fi Regional Summit Calls for Urgent Public and Private Sector Action to Support Women Entrepreneurs in West Africa

The Summit concluded with a joint Call to Action

Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa. Attended…

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Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative to Hold First-Ever Regional Summit in Cote d’Ivoire

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire will host the first Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) West Africa Regional Summit

WHO: His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, United States Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham…

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African Development Bank President makes strong case for increased U.S. investment in Africa

Sharing his vision on the leading role of the African Development Bank, Adesina urged American businesses to engage more with the continent

Speaking at a high-level dialogue in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings, the President of the African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, said “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa. As the world’s private sector leader, the United States has a unique role to play…

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African Development Bank welcomes partners to multilateral development bank (MDB) roundtable to strengthen collaboration on donor relations and fund management

Its goal is to share the most efficient methods for mobilising resources towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) hosted 11 sister institutions for the annual multilateral development bank (MDB) roundtable on trust funds and co-financing, held on 28-29 March, 2019.    The aim of the roundtable was to enhance benchmarking across the development finance institutions (DFIs), raise awareness of emerging innovative approaches to…

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African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina leads delegation to IMF-World Bank Spring meetings

The meeting will be attended by other US government officials and investors

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina is expected in Washington DC, on Monday, to take part in the IMF/ World Bank Spring meetings from 9-12 April. Dr. Adesina and a delegation of senior Bank officials, are expected to meet with US Congresswoman Karen Bass, who serves on the House…

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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 (AfricaInvestmentForum.com) as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion

The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and…

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Technology and innovative finance key to reaching end users in the value chain through technology: African Development Bank at Global Infrastructure Forum 2018

Innovative finance and new technology will connect underserved populations Results: lower costs for off-grid electricity supply, benefits consumers

New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the “last mile” of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users, and connecting underserved populations to business value chains, said the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) during a session at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 on Saturday. This…

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Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Debars GEO SCIENCES for 48 Months for Fraudulent Practices

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank found the company to have engaged in numerous fraudulent practices

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 20 September 2018, announces the debarment of GEO SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL SARL, a consulting firm based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, for a minimum period of 48 months. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that GEO SCIENCES engaged in numerous…