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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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'Article

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

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Invest in skills and capabilities for Africa to growArticle

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens...

9 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritechArticle

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languagesArticle

African Development Bank releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili...

17 Oct 2018

AfDB, Purdue University host conference on successful farming technologies
AfDB, Purdue University host conference on successful farming technologiesArticle

Hosted by the African Development Bank and Purdue University, the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations is currently under way in Indiana, USA.

20 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

AfDB, FAO commit to growing agricultural investment throughout Africa
AfDB, FAO commit to growing agricultural investment throughout AfricaArticle

The strategic alliance includes raising funds to promote food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development...

28 Aug 2018

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General.
Tributes to Africa's son, Kofi AnnanArticle

Tributes have poured in after the passing of Ghana's much-loved son and the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan...

Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2018

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose
Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your noseArticle

Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers - China and India - and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen...

David A. Andelman 13 Aug 2018

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB presidentArticle

African Development Bank Group president, Akinwumi Adesina has requested that farmers across the African continent be given agriculture technologies to optimise farming outputs and transform agricultural production...

10 Aug 2018

African Development Bank approves $15m equity investment in AFSF to boost agribusiness in Africa
African Development Bank approves $15m equity investment in AFSF to boost agribusiness in AfricaArticle

In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank Board has approved a $15m equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agribusiness SMEs and enhance food security in Africa...

15 Jun 2018

Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution
Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolutionArticle

Korea is ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa, says President Moon Jae-in...

28 May 2018

Africa breaks ranks with World Bank and IMF on coal
Africa breaks ranks with World Bank and IMF on coalArticle

The African Development Bank (ADB) is set to back coal-fired projects in Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal in a departure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy, which has a ban on fossil fuels...

Emeka Okonkwo 10 Apr 2018

African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors.
Africa's growing youth population is a global 'growth engine'Article

The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent's growing population and youth unemployment...

12 Mar 2018

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Science, politics and the quest to secure Africa's sustainable food futureArticle

Political experts have continued to raise pointed questions about the continent's food future pertaining to production processes, trade flows, sources of finance and, crucially, science and sustainability...

Adam Sneyd 22 Feb 2018

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Towards a food-secure AfricaArticle

"To achieve food sufficiency and turn the continent into a net food exporter, Africa must empower smallholder farmers, who constitute 70% of the population and produce 80% of the food consumed in the continent."

Raphael Obonyo 12 Feb 2018

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Nominations open for the 2018 Africa Food PrizeArticle

The prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa's agriculture agenda. It puts a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans...

1 Feb 2018

African airline safety shows improvement
African airline safety shows improvementArticle

It is often said in the aviation industry that Africa has the lowest number of flights but records the highest number of air crashes in the world...

2 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth
AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youthArticle

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent...

30 Nov 2017

Adesina: High taxes stunting the growth of African airlines
Adesina: High taxes stunting the growth of African airlinesArticle

Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that high taxes imposed on airlines by government agencies was a major challenge dwarfing the growth and development of air transport in Africa...

Chinedu Eze 24 Nov 2017

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Project to help Africa farm its savannahsArticle

Uganda and Kenya are among eight African countries that will pilot a savannah cultivation programme that seeks to double agricultural production...

Victor Kiprop 2 Nov 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's populationArticle

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Dr Akinwumi Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture...

20 Oct 2017

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Measuring Africa's agricultural takeoff is set to make billionaires from ‘poor men's fields'Article

Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers...

Boaz Blackie Keizire 15 Sep 2017

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan
AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in AbidjanArticle

Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum, the President of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, wants greater attention paid to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa...

4 Sep 2017

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AfDB to invest $24 billion in agriculture in Africa - AdesinaArticle

The AFDB president said the bank was committed to turning agriculture into a business across Africa and to ensure that the continent fed itself within the next 10 years...

27 Jul 2017

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Future of African youth lies in agriculture, not Europe - Food Prize LaureateArticle

Making agriculture profitable and "cool" for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe said Akinwumi Adesina, the winner of this year's World Food Prize...

Umberto Bacchi 29 Jun 2017

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AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmersArticle

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers...

9 Jun 2017

Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business
Africa must start by treating agriculture as a businessArticle

To drive agro-industrialisation, we must be able to finance the sector. Doing so will help unlock the potential of agriculture as a business on the continent...

Dr Akinwumi Adesina 17 May 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021Article

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

23 Apr 2017

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Dangote's move into rice cultivation to reduce Nigeria's food importsArticle

Businessman Aliko Dangote may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021 according to the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina...

18 Apr 2017

Amir Ben Yahmed, founder and president of the Africa CEO Forum.
Call to reinvent a new African 'business model'Article

Fifth Africa CEO Forum Opens in Geneva with the theme of interrogating and rethinking the African ‘business model' in order to overhaul it...

22 Mar 2017

Re-inventing Africa's business model
Re-inventing Africa's business modelArticle

The Africa CEO Forum 2017, 5th edition, will focus on the new economic cycle on the continent…

13 Mar 2017

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais
Transformation in Africa requires a convergence of ideas, initiatives, visionArticle

The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from 30 authors and underlines Africa's potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth…

15 Feb 2017

Africa50 to develop solar power in Nigeria
Africa50 to develop solar power in NigeriaArticle

Africa50, Scatec Solar and Norfund have signed a JV to develop a 80MW solar power project in Nigeria...

5 Jan 2017

(Left to right) Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50, Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, deputy governor of Jigawa State, Terje Pilskog, executive vice president, Scatec Solar, Børge Brende, the Norwegian foreign minister and Mark Davis, investment director, Norfund.
Nigeria's Nova Scotia solar project gets new investorsArticle

Scatec Solar, Africa50 and Norfund have signed a JDA into the investment of the Nova Scotia power plant in Nigeria...

28 Dec 2016

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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's developmentArticle

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

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Africa Day at COP22: moving forward on climate change commitmentArticle

The Africa Day event had the dual themes of 'Moving from Commitment to Action with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)'and 'The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative: Moving Forward'...

21 Nov 2016

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African Development Bank okays USD600m loan for NigeriaArticle

The African Development Bank has approved the first installment of a $1 billion loan to Nigeria to help President Muhammadu Buhari combat a "crisis situation".

7 Nov 2016

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AfDB injects US $1 billion to end youth unemployment in AfricaArticle

AfDB together with the IITA embarks on an initiative that aims to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating eight million agribusiness jobs...

Dominique Von Rohr 29 Sep 2016

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