AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina calls on Mandela Washington Fellows to be change agents for Africa

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African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Akinwumi Adesina has called on the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward. Adesina gave the charge when he hosted 18 Ivorian recipients … Read More

‘To develop its textiles market, Africa needs its cotton’ – African fashion designers

Two African fashion designers of international repute, Pathé’O, Burkinabe-born Ivorian, and Nigerien Sidahmed Alphadi, have pleaded the cause of African cotton, a precondition if the textiles industry in Africa is to flourish. The two African designers voiced these views on … Read More

African fashion designers to take centre stage at AfDB meetings in India

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An estimated 3,000 Annual Meetings attendees will get a chance to see the work of African designers at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in India, from 22 – 26 May. Beautifully dressed models will walk … Read More

“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others” AfDB Chief Dr. Akinwumi Adesina | “L’Afrique se développera selon ses propres termes et non selon la bienveillance d’autrui” Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, directeur de la BAD

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] “Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep sense of … Read More

AfDB organizes workshop on “lighting up, powering Africa” | La Bad organise des atelier sur “l’éclairage et l’électrification” de l’Afrique

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host and co-organize the Energy Week, a series of events that will highlight high-level discussions and partnerships on “lighting up and powering Africa, and unlocking the continent’s huge energy potential”. The … Read More

Africa: AfDB chief economist outlines path for Africa’s transformation

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Populations of African countries should make sure that their respective governments are strengthened and always do the right thing to rid the continent of the scourges of poverty, ignorance and disease, the African Development Bank … Read More

China launches US$2 billion fund for development projects in Africa

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The African Development Bank (AFDB) and the Popular Bank of China (PBOC)  signed Thursday an agreement which establishes a co-financing fund of US$2 billion called “Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF)”. A statement made public at the AFDB … Read More

Ethiopia’s grand plans for regional power distribution

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Toby Smith, Getty Images Reportage PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopia hopes to transform itself into a regional player when the Ethiopia-Kenya high-voltage transmission line is completed in 2015, according to official sources here Tuesday. To undertake the project, Ethiopia … Read More

2013 African Economic Conference holds in Johannesburg 28-30 Oct

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South African president Jacob Zuma PANA Tunis, Tunisia – The eighth African Economic Conference, jointly organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), holds in … Read More

AUC, ECA, ILO in joint initiative to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Africa’s top political and economic institutions have joined forces, with backing from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to improve employment prospects for the continent’s bulging youth population, it … Read More