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

AfDB Chief Akinwumi Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty in Africa

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The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa, saying “We must pay particular attention to three factors: extreme rural poverty, high rates of unemployment among the … Read More

Africa Progress Panel urges governments to close Africa’s energy deficit | L’Africa Progress Panel plaide pour l’accélération de l’accès à l’électricité en Afrique

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Africa Progress Pane Kofi Annan, and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina have called on African governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy … Read More

Unlocking Africa’s potential to create wealth from agriculture

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Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – There is an unbelievable contrast today in Africa: How can a continent with such an abundance of arable land, water and sunshine annually import food worth US$35 billion? How can it be that the continent … Read More

State monopolies strangle agriculture growth in Africa

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Akinwumi Adesina Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The failure to rapidly grow the agricultural sector in Africa has been caused by weak and old-fashioned policies favouring state-run companies in the supply of agricultural produce, ministers said last week. Nigerian agriculture … Read More

Nigeria: Nigerian farmers to earn 42b Naira from wheat

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Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) – Farmers in Nigeria will soon generate 42 billion naira (US$252.5 million) from wheat production, according to Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina. The minister was quoted as saying, that apart from the income to be generated from … Read More