Africa Archive

Donor’s call for increased financial resources for preparation of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire = Donors from Canada, Germany, UK and Spain have called on other countries to join them in increasing financial contributions to support infrastructure project preparation in Africa so as to accelerate Africa’s transformation and increased socio-economic development through enhanced infrastructure connectivity. They observed that Africa’s regional integration efforts were being undermined by

AfDB focuses on fashion industry to create jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 July 2017 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy. The AfDB made the call at the recently concluded Small Business Indaba held on 26 June 2017 in Gauteng, South

Adesina charges Mandela Washington Fellows to be change agents for Africa

Calls for better resource management, political accountability Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, 9 June 2017 – The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has encouraged the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Cote d’Ivoire to research into and develop innovative ideas that would move Africa forward. Adesina gave the charge when he hosted 18 Ivorian

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2017 – In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Presentation at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings, which entered its third day on Wednesday in Ahmedabad, India. afdb The report analyzed the

Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second Africa Visa Openness Index

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 19, 2017 – The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum, launched on Friday, May 19, 2017, the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index, ahead of the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India. The Index measures how open African countries are

Agripreneurs in Africa gather for first-ever youth agribusiness forum

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ibadan, Nigeria, April 30, 2017 – Youth from all over Africa came together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on April 25-26, 2017. The forum provided an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths,

President Adesina arrives in New Delhi to boost relations between India and Africa

  New Delhi, India, March 30, 2017 – The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday, March 30, 2017, to begin a four-day official visit to India aimed at improving relations between the Bank and India, and the country’s ties with Africa. Adesina and members of


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Reaching Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa: A Learning Forum on Africa SME Program Technical Assistance

  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 6, 2017 – The African Development Bank provides significant financial resources to reach small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including through its non-sovereign operations. In 2016 alone, the AfDB Board of Directors approved over US $400 million in new lending to financial institutions (FIs) for Africa’s SMEs. AfDB’s funding is expected

HBMSU becomes first university in Middle East and Africa region to be recognized for ISO 22301 compliance

  University dedicates new certifications to H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed for his continuous support in ensuring international academic standards   Certifications awarded for Business Continuity Management System and Record of Verification for Learner Services Provider   UAE, February 28, 2017 – The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has recently been awarded the International