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Malawi: the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road now among the country’s safest roads, thanks to African Development Bank support

Bank financing of USD$30 million went into widening the road

A five-year project to rehabilitate the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road with African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) financing has made the road one of Malawi’s safest, according to the project’s completion report. The project, began in 2013, wrapped up in 2018.  The road was formerly very narrow and poorly maintained, and it required…

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Africa Road Builders Babacar Ndiaye Trophy 2020: Egyptian president to receive Great Road Builder Award

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina awarded special prizes

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was awarded the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award it was announced Monday, a distinction for heads of state whose countries initiate outstanding projects or achievements in relation to the development of roads, transportation and mobility. Al Sisi was recognized for his “personal leadership” in…

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Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World

What does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department…

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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank approves $13.7 million to strengthen health system, boost anti-COVID-19 efforts

The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the…

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South Africa: African Development Bank, SA Taxi sign $100 million loan agreement to boost industrialization, enhance transport sector

The loan agreement, which carries an eight-year tenor and includes a six-month grace period, was signed on Monday, 16 March

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Holdings Proprietary Limited (“SA Taxi”), have signed a $100 million loan agreement to support the firm’s growing strategy to empower taxi operators with limited access to finance from traditional financiers. The…

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Trading thrives as new highway financed by the African Development Bank opens up northern Togo

The 120-metre Alemondji bridge was built as part of the renovation of the roads on the CU9 corridor linking Lomé, Cinkansé and Ouagadougou

Every Tuesday, Alemondji market in northern Togo swarms with people. Amid the throng, Burkinabe and Ghanaian traders offer clothes and kitchen utensils for sale. Others, calling out their wares, come from the nearby towns of Lawagnon, Moreta and Issati. Their stalls overflow with peanuts, millet, sorghum, sesame and beans. "Just…

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“Our goal is to surpass developed countries,” African Development Bank VP tells fourth industrial revolution forum

The event attracted Ivorian and regional ministers as well as officials, senior Bank staff and private sector executives

Africa is not only ready for the fourth industrial revolution. It is set to outdo the achievements of the developed world. That was one of the messages that emerged at a seminar hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) at its headquarters in Abidjan. The event attracted Ivorian and regional…

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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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African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

The tool includes key environmental and urban sustainability indicators as well as disaster risk and vulnerability, and urban footprint growth

“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for…

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Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

Employment is top of the agenda of every African leader – SVP Charles Boamah

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took…