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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperityArticle

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'Article

"To integrate Africa, bring down the walls," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged at the 2019 AfDB Annual Meetings Open in Malabo...

17 Jun 2019

MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi
MEST Africa hosts tech summit in NairobiArticle

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, this week closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft...

14 Jun 2019

Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTA
Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTAArticle

Central Africa's real income could increase by as much as 7% in one of the scenarios that researchers describe in the 2019 African Economic Outlook...

12 Jun 2019

Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion
Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansionArticle

Global economic pressures and tougher market conditions are driving business interest in cross-border business expansion strategies - and Africa is rife with investment opportunity.

7 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate
AfDB president awarded honorary doctorateArticle

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

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US-China trade wars stifling global economic growthArticle

Over the past year, trade tensions between America and China have veered between panic and an amicable solution...

Patience Panashe 31 May 2019

WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim
WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in ZimArticle

Infrastructural challenges in its power and WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene) led the Zimbabwean government to seek funding to redress the situation that has impacted on people's lives...

29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in AfricaArticle

Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

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Closing date for AWIEF Awards nominations extendedArticle

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to 10 June 2019...

21 May 2019

Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe.
Nigerian journalist wins trip to AfDB annual eventArticle

Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe wins APO Group invitation to attend the African Development Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings...

20 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

AWIEF Awards 2018.
APO partners with AWIEF to empower women entrepreneursArticle

APO Group and Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) partner for deeper impact on African women's entrepreneurship...

9 May 2019

AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investors
AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investorsArticle

Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank's Special agro-industrial processing zones initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa's agricultural revolution...

2 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the badArticle

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

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Economic strategy for Central AfricaArticle

African Development Bank approves strategy for Central Africa "crucial for the economic integration of the region"...

24 Apr 2019

MEST Africa Summit.
MEST Africa comes to NairobiArticle

MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African tech summit in Nairobi...

16 Apr 2019

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Plan to accelerate African tradeArticle

African Development Bank Board approves $4.8 million grant to accelerate African free trade...

12 Apr 2019

AFT Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness in Africa
AFT Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness in AfricaArticle

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

11 Apr 2019

Sim Tshabalala, CEO, Standard Bank Group
US-Africa pension funds explore investment opportuntiesArticle

The latest figures released by the African Development Bank suggest the continent's infrastructure needs amount to between $130-170bn a year, with a current financing gap of $67-$107bn per annum...

11 Apr 2019

(L-R): Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa and Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and CEO. Credit: AWIEF.
Bookings open for 5th annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019Article

The 5th annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards are now open for registration. The event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa's inclusive economic growth...

8 Apr 2019

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
More work needed on regional integration in AfricaArticle

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index...

26 Mar 2019

Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose
Finding rails solutions that are fit for purposeArticle

Africa's conditions are perfectly suited to rail transport solutions - vast distances, interspersed with rich mineral deposits and dense population centres...

Andre van der Walt 19 Mar 2019

African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate finance
African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate financeArticle

The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the organisation's president Akinwumi Adesina revealed at the recent One Planet Summit in Nairobi, Kenya...

19 Mar 2019

First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019
First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019Article

The Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa - a first-of-its-kind short course in foreign investment law on the continent - could help investors make the most of increasingly attractive opportunities in Africa...

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Main challenges to inclusive growth, peace and security in Central Africa
Main challenges to inclusive growth, peace and security in Central AfricaArticle

"Our future lies in regional integration. We need resources to move forward," say Central Africa bankers...

14 Mar 2019

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah joins Grit board of directors
Sir Samuel Esson Jonah joins Grit board of directorsArticle

Pan-African real estate company Grit Real Estate Income Group has appointed Sir Samuel Esson Jonah (KBE, OSG) as an independent non-executive director of the company...

26 Feb 2019

Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable development
Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable developmentArticle

Participants in the recent meeting of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) in Uganda adopted a five-year strategic plan that emphasises three climate research priority areas...

21 Feb 2019

Renewed hope for Lesotho and Madagascar
Renewed hope for Lesotho and MadagascarArticle

African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar...

14 Feb 2019

Unlocking Africa's full potential
Unlocking Africa's full potentialArticle

AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina, says "We are in a race with time to unlock Africa's full potential..."

11 Feb 2019

Economic growth of 4% forecast for Africa this year
Economic growth of 4% forecast for Africa this yearArticle

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina confident of "very promising future" for continent...

8 Feb 2019

Africa's economic outlook 2019
Africa's economic outlook 2019Article

African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit...

4 Feb 2019

Top African tourism countries and their perspectives
Top African tourism countries and their perspectivesArticle

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic sectors for many African countries. According to TINA Magazine, the top ten African countries received more than 37 million visitors in 2018 which means the whole continent might be looking into a more exciting and brighter future of tourism...

Melissa Burns 30 Jan 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom
Developing the skills for Africa's energy boomArticle

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Speed up seed policies harmonisation
Speed up seed policies harmonisationArticle

Lack of harmonised seed transfer in Africa is hampering food security...

Gilbert Nakweya 22 Jan 2019

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic futureArticle

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

15 Jan 2019

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African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passportArticle

Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson has revealed that the AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport in February 2019, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view
#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's viewArticle

Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident...?

Andrew Skipper 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity
#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricityArticle

Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs...

Sarina de Beer 7 Jan 2019

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Q&A: Transforming agriculture with tech scale-upArticle

Jennifer Blanke, vice-president of the African Development Ban, talks Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ways to transform African agriculture...

Baraka Rateng' 7 Jan 2019

What does the USA's new Africa policy mean for the continent?
What does the USA's new Africa policy mean for the continent?Article

The United States recently outlined its Africa strategy by reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment...

28 Dec 2018

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Côte d'Ivoire's economy booms after opening of shopping mallArticle

Côte d'Ivoire's most extensive shopping and leisure centre sees record footfall in opening weeks...

24 Dec 2018

AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme
AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programmeArticle

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €115m in additional funding to support Rwanda's Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme...

21 Dec 2018

Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?
Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?Article

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, several developing countries (many of them in Africa) accumulated large amounts of debt...

Njuguna Ndung'u & Witness Simbanegavi 19 Dec 2018

Drone piloting project reshapes Africa's agricultural productivity
Drone piloting project reshapes Africa's agricultural productivityArticle

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park...

14 Dec 2018

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture
Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agricultureArticle

Africa's over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent's capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people...

Nteranya Sanginga 10 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformationArticle

Africa Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration...

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for AfricaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments...

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is overArticle

Africa must focus now on its biggest resource for growth - its young people, experts urged...

6 Dec 2018

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