Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • AfDB boosts Jobs for Youth in Africa with close to US$2 million
    25 september 2018 16:01:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), has provided funds totaling nearly US$2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative. Full text...

  • AfDB launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report
    25 september 2018 15:40:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Opportunities for investment in Africa often outweigh the obstacles, according to leading African companies included in the African Development Bank’s first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report. Full text...

  • Mano River Union Phase II improving more roads, transportation in countries
    21 september 2018 13:56:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has given the green light for the launch of the second phase of the Mano River Union (UFM) programme, which would improve roads and facilitate transport between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire honour Nelson Mandela
    21 september 2018 13:38:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute (ECAD), a knowledge-promotion and capacity-development department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Embassy of South Africa in Cote d’Ivoire have successfully hosted the Nelson Mandela Centenary Public Lecture, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • AfDB debars GEO SCIENCES for 48 Months for fraudulent practices
    20 september 2018 15:56:14
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Thursday announced the debarment of GEO SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL SARL, a consulting firm based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, for a minimum period of 48 months. Full text...

  • AfDB says staple crops processing zones will transform African agriculture
    16 september 2018 11:58:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Saying that “African zones will allow African countries to substantially reduce food imports, and become net exporters of processed foods and commodities", the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said Africa pays more than a crippling US$35 billion annually to import food, a figure that could rise to US$110 billion by 2025, if current trade trends continue. Full text...

  • AfDB boosts Cameroon livestock, fish farming with 84-million-euro loan
    13 september 2018 16:00:05
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has extended a loan of 84 million euros to Cameroon to support livestock and fish production in the central African country in line with the Bank’s strategies to create jobs and raise household incomes. Full text...

  • AfDB President, Adesina, to embark on 4-day working visit to Canada
    13 september 2018 15:38:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to Canada from 17-20 September, along with David Stevenson, Executive Directors at the Bank representing Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Kuwait. Full text...

  • Africa, a Continent in mourning - (AfDB's perfect tribute to Kofi Annan)
    13 september 2018 14:34:26
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As the world bids farewell to global statesman and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, the African Development Bank (AfDB) joins a continent in mourning in paying tribute to this extraordinary son of Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB supports Senegal’s National Development Strategy
    11 september 2018 14:29:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a partial credit guarantee to Senegal to help hedge currency risk arising from Eurobonds and to finance the country’s national development plan. Full text...

  • AfDB sets Sept. 14 deadline for applications to next African Global IT Leaders Program
    11 september 2018 14:01:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the implementation of the Next African Global IT Leaders' Program, under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). Full text...

  • AfDB slams 3-year suspension on Cameroonian consulting firm, Director over corrupt practices
    10 september 2018 13:25:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Monday, 10 September, 2018, announced the suspension of the Centre Africain de Recherches Forestières Appliquées et de Développement (CARFAD), a consulting company based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and its Executive Director, Benjamin Tchoffo, for a minimum period of 36 months. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$15 million Equity Investment to boost SME growth in West Africa
    07 september 2018 13:03:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. Full text...

  • AfDB's IDEV opens development evaluation week in Abidjan
    07 september 2018 12:55:05
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - AfDB's Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) opened its biennial Development Evaluation Week on Thursday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, attended by more than 400 government policy- and decision-makers, representatives from development partners, research and academic institutions, evaluation associations and the civil society. Full text...

  • AfDB to support economic diversification, stronger public policies in Equatorial Guinea
    06 september 2018 15:02:30
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) group has committed to support Equatorial Guinea’s economic diversification into agro-industry and a program of capacity building to foster public policies. Full text...

  • High-Level Consultation on the AfDB's 2018-2022 Country Strategy Paper for Côte d'Ivoire
    04 september 2018 15:22:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - "We salute the African Development Bank (AfDB), a major player that assists our country and whose multifaceted support contributes to the fight against poverty and the transformation of our economy," said Nialé Kaba, the Ivorian Minister of Planning and Development of Africa, Monday, on Monday in Abidjan,during the high-level consultation on the Bank's new Country Strategy Paper (CSP) in Côte d'Ivoire for the period 2018-2022. Full text...

  • African Battery Metals abandons Sierra Leone projects for nickel, cobalt in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire
    31 august 2018 06:57:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – AIM-listed African Battery Metals (ABM) has decided to relinquish its interests in gold and iron-ore projects in Sierra Leone to focus on its newly acquired nickel and cobalt projects in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • Civil Society Organizations endorse AfDB's 2018–2022 Country Strategy Paper for Cote d’Ivoire
    27 august 2018 15:22:17
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Côte d’Ivoire have affirmed their support for the African Development Bank’s draft Country Strategy Paper for Côte d’Ivoire, which establishes the Bank’s development priorities in the west African country for the next five years (2018-2022). Full text...

  • AfDB, Nordic Development Fund and Partners launch Off-Grid Energy Access Fund with US$58 million
    27 august 2018 15:11:45
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund and other partners have committed US$ 58 million to support the Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF). Full text...

  • Textile, Clothing industries can drive Africa’s industrialization, benefit women (By Vanessa Moungar, Emanuela Gregorio, AfDB)
    23 august 2018 13:44:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As the African Development Bank (AfDB) celebrates World Fashion Day, we take this opportunity to reflect on the potential of the Fashion industry to create value and wealth across the continent, with women and youth at the heart of this change. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief, Akinwumi Adesina, to speak on Africa's agric. potentials
    20 august 2018 13:58:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For two days, 28 to 30 August, 2018, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver a Public Lecture on strategies for unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential at the Headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Full text...

  • AfDB mourns passing of former UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 04:20:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. Full text...

  • AfDB, Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment in Africa
    19 august 2018 04:17:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - On her recent first visit to the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls in Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB's work in agric. reduces poverty in eastern Côte d’Ivoire (An AfDB Feature)
    17 august 2018 13:42:00
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is ramping up the pace of its work in the agriculture sector in Cote d'Ivoire, designed to end end poverty in the eastern province of the West African nation. Full text...

  • Canadian Minister visits AfDB in Côte d’Ivoire, reinforces Canada’s role in Africa
    16 august 2018 14:49:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - At the invitation of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Canada’s Minister for International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, is due to visit Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday to strengthen relations with the Bank, of which Canada is the fifth-largest shareholder and the fourth among non-regional member countries. Full text...

  • Rights groups criticise Ivorian president amnesty for ' war crimes'
    08 august 2018 07:30:16
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Human rights groups have criticised Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara for granting an amnesty to some 800 people allegedly involved in the West African country's bloody civil war in 2010-11. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief speaks at 2018 Agricultural, Applied Economics Association’s annual meeting in US
    03 august 2018 14:43:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), taking place from 5-7 August, 2018, in Washington D.C., US. Full text...

  • AfDB grants 20-million-euro loan to Cabo Verde to boost local economic development
    03 august 2018 13:39:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Cabo Verde have signed a 20-million-euro loan agreement to revitalize the economy of the West African coastal island. Full text...

  • AfDB calls for greater push for breastfeeding to jumpstart wellbeing of future generation
    03 august 2018 13:38:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated this week, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to push breastfeeding as a means to give children a vital head start to their future wellbeing. Full text...

  • AfDB makes major appointments to its management cadre
    01 august 2018 15:07:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced three major appointments ti its management cadre, according to the media channel of the AfDB. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy to celebrate Nelson Mandela Anniversary in Cote d’Ivoire
    01 august 2018 15:02:51
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the South African embassy in Cote d’Ivoire have finalized preparations for a joint lecture to honour Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement with ABSA
    21 july 2018 06:19:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an unfunded US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with ABSA Bank Limited. Full text...

  • AfDB gives Burkina Faso 18-million-euro budget support
    19 july 2018 15:49:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday approved 18 million euros in funding from the African Development Fund (ADF) for Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • South Africa's Country Strategy Paper endorsed by AfDB
    19 july 2018 15:31:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a string of measures aimed at supporting South Africa’s economic development ambitions as an upper Middle-Income Country. Full text...

  • AfDB approves €20 million for private-sector competitiveness, others in Cabo Verde
    19 july 2018 15:04:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to award to Cabo Verde, a 20-million-euro loan to finance the first phase of the country’s Private-Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Program (PSC-LED). Full text...

  • Sahel Alliance delegation visits AfDB to intensify dialogue with G5 countries
    17 july 2018 15:04:44
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - A team from the Sahel Alliance Secretariat, led by Jean-Marc Gravellini, Head of the Sahel Alliance Coordination Unit, will visit the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 18 to 19 July, 2018. Full text...

  • AfDB launches Africa Investment Forum Road across North Africa
    15 july 2018 10:56:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - From 13 to 29 July, 2018, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will present the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the largest investment market in Africa, in North Africa, in a regional road show preceding the first ever Africa Investment Forum, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7 to 9 November, 2018. Full text...

  • AfDB promotes SMEs access to funds in Africa
    12 july 2018 19:50:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an additional US$10 million equity investment in the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for SMEs, to enable the Fund to continue guaranteeing loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises across Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB Energy Forum makes case for accelerated electrification of Africa
    12 july 2018 19:40:47
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Energy and development experts from Africa and beyond have called for renewed urgency in the drive to light up and power the continent. Full text...

  • AfDB convenes Africa Energy Market Place
    07 july 2018 11:15:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Public, private and civil society stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners and investors in the energy sector began a two-day workshop here on Friday to discuss the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial issues in Africa’s fast-growing Energy market. Full text...

  • AfDB improves ranking in 2018 Global Aid Transparency Index
    04 july 2018 17:30:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 Aid Transparency Index Report, released by Publish What you Fund, has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) 4th among 45 development organizations, thereby lifting the Bank by six positions since 2016. Full text...

  • AfDB approves African Water Facility Plans for 2018
    04 july 2018 15:06:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF) for 2018. Full text...

  • Week-long presentation of films on ECOWAS holds in Cote d’Ivoire
    04 july 2018 14:59:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Office of the Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Côte d’Ivoire was the venue of a week-long presentation of films on the activities of the regional organisation in the country. Full text...

  • ALSF hosts conference on arbitration in Africa, launches African Arbitration Association
    04 july 2018 14:50:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is hosting a conference on Arbitration in Africa, and launch of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • SMEs promotion gains traction through FAPA funding
    03 july 2018 13:30:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Leveling the playing field for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa is one of FAPA’s (Fund for African Private Sector Assistance) priority goals. Full text...

  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency, AfDB expand procurement partnerships in Africa
    03 july 2018 13:18:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to partner under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative; Understanding Best Value. Full text...

  • MCC announces new collaboration with AfDB
    03 july 2018 13:03:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Nash, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Senior Vice-President, Charles Boamah, on Monday announced new opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire sustaining economic transformation, committed to reduce budget deficit
    30 june 2018 09:28:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed its annual health check of the Ivorian economy observing that political normalization and good implementation of reforms have contributed to the country’s strong economic performance since 2012. Full text...

  • African Development Bank ranked 4th best company to work for in Africa
    29 june 2018 18:44:00
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Full text...

  • Fund for science, technology established in Côte d'Ivoire
    28 june 2018 11:32:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday announced the adoption of a bill governing the organisation and functioning of a Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation (FONSTI), whose aim is to finance research activities. Full text...

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