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  • SOA lead Ivorian League 1 football championship
    10 december 2018 09:25:37
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - SOA is leading the Ivorian League 1 football championship as the competition reaches the halfway mark. Full text...

  • AfDB, partners launch ambitious plan to improve child nutrition, fight stunting
    05 december 2018 14:16:30
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Full text...

  • US$20 million facility for Meridian’s soft commodity value-chain operations in Southern Africa
    04 december 2018 13:08:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Trade Finance Full text...

  • Some results of Day 12 matches of Côte d'Ivoire's League 1 football championship
    03 december 2018 10:54:50
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Following are some results of Day 12 matches of the MTN 1 football championship in Côte d'Ivoire played on Saturday and Sunday: Full text...

  • African countries becoming more open to each other, says 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report
    30 november 2018 14:21:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The year 2018 is a landmark chapter in Africa’s regional integration efforts as the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Single African Air Transport Market are major milestones in the creation of a regulatory environment that promotes air connectivity and makes it faster, easier and less expensive for Africans to travel within Africa. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire adopts National Identification Strategy
    29 november 2018 10:28:24
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government has adopted a national civil registration and identification strategy aimed at establishing a system for collecting and registering all civil events throughout the country, at health centres, as well as in consulates and diplomatic missions. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire to launch national assessment on money laundering risks
    29 november 2018 10:18:15
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d' Ivoire will on 12 December launch a national assessment of the risks in the Fight against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (FML/FT).Full text...

  • AfDB supports entrepreneurship in transition states through equity investment
    28 november 2018 15:49:07
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development (AfDB) Bank has approved an additional equity investment of US$ 25 million in Trade and Development Bank (TDB), to enhance the latter’s trade, finance and infrastructure investment operations. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana conduct joint security operation
    22 november 2018 11:59:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 850 security officers from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana have started a joint security operation in the South and West zones of Burkina Faso to flush out criminal gangs, the Burkinabe government announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Centurion, American firm forge alliance in the oil sector
    19 november 2018 15:36:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Endeavor Management, a US-based oilfield consulting firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Centurion, a pan-African law and advisory firm which operates in sub-Saharan Africa, to provide advisory services to the various players in the oil sector. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifiers: Cote d'Ivoire qualify for finals
    19 november 2018 11:43:36
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's on Sunday reached the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Cameroon in June/July 2019 thanks to a 1-1 draw against Guinea in their Group H match played in Conakry. Full text...

  • African countries call for regional programme for universal health coverage, SDGs
    17 november 2018 19:41:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The third annual conference of planning directors from World Health Organisation (WHO) member countries on the strengthening of health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which ended Saturday in Abidjan, has recommended the speeding up the establishment of a regional heath coverage programme. Full text...

  • Ivorian President to attend 11th Extraordinary Summit of AU
    16 november 2018 19:21:33
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara left Abidjan on Friday for Ethiopia to take part in the 11th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa on the reform of the continental organization, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...

  • Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
    15 november 2018 13:30:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” according to a popular saying. And this was exactly happened when the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. Full text...

  • 'Use of blended finance as tool for scaling up investment in Africa, on the rise'
    15 november 2018 12:57:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The use of blended finance as a tool to address risk perceptions and crowd in private investment to develop Africa and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is on the rise, according to delegates who attended the recently-concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • President Ouattara urges WAEMU countries to invest in renewable energy sources
    14 november 2018 18:14:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) to ‘invest massively’ in renewable energy sources, noting that less than half of the regional population has access to energy. Full text...

  • Pan-African investment platform launched in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 november 2018 14:18:42
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – A new Pan-African investment platform, called the New African Capital Partners (NACP), was launched on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivoire, according to a communiqué issued here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • African Development Institute to host Women’s Rights advocate, Graca Machel, on Friday
    12 november 2018 13:59:15
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute will host Her Excellency, Graca Machel, as the Special Guest Speaker of the institute’s Eminent Speakers’ Lecture Series on Friday, 16 November 2018. Full text...

  • WHO launches competition for innovative solutions to improve health in Africa
    10 november 2018 15:33:14
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The African Regional Office for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a competition, called ‘’Challenge for innovation’’, which seeks innovations in the health sector likely to have important social impact and meets the health needs on the continent. Full text...

  • CAN 2019: Coach names names 23 Ivorian players to take on Guinea
    08 november 2018 18:16:36
    Abidjan, Cote d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire national football coach Ibrahim Kamara on Thursday released a list of 23 players selected to play Guinea for the fifth-leg qualifier of the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled for June 15 to July 13, 2019 in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Nigerian traditional ruler urges Africa to put education, the poor at the centre of development
    31 october 2018 12:52:35
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare. Full text...

  • AfDB rolls out programme to boost climate risk financing and insurance for African countries
    30 october 2018 15:20:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme, to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries. Full text...

  • AfDB, partners, launch E-Learning program for African financial institutions
    30 october 2018 15:12:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Trade Finance Division of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have teamed up with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to launch a joint AfDB-ITFC Trade Finance E-Learning Programme for African Financial Institutions. Full text...

  • AfDB urges power sector to capitalize on women’s capabilities
    26 october 2018 14:09:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence (ANCEE), have organized a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Full text...

  • ADF grants US$ 195 million loan for East Africa’s One Stop Border Post Project
    26 october 2018 13:51:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has granted loans of US$107 million to Kenya and US$88 million to Tanzania to build a modern and more efficient “One Stop Border Post”. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire attends 11th World Policy Conference in Morocco
    25 october 2018 09:14:28
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, is leading a high-level delegation to attend the 11th edition of the World Policy Conference (WPC) that opens on Thursday in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, on the theme "Forces and weaknesses of Africa today." Full text...

  • AfDB launches landmark US$500 million credit insurance deal with partners
    23 october 2018 17:34:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have announced the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa’s mass transit sector secures US$ 100 million AfDB loans
    23 october 2018 16:33:43
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved over US$100 million in loans to South Africa's Taxi Development Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Finance Holdings Proprietary Limited, a vertically integrated business platform that provides a comprehensive financial and allied services offering to minibus taxi operators. Full text...

  • French foreign minister starts tour of Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso
    17 october 2018 18:31:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday began a four-day visit to Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso where he will discuss with his hosts bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • AfDB to host Seminar on Promotion of Gender Equality in Africa’s Power Sector
    15 october 2018 15:52:09
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Association of Power Utility of Africa and the French Development Agency will host a seminar on “How to Promote Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” from 16 to 18 October, 2018, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • AfDB approves strategy to accelerate Eastern Africa transformation
    13 october 2018 12:06:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the road-map for accelerating regional integration, with regional infrastructure development among the main pillars of the plan. Full text...

  • AfDB provides 50m euros for Conakry-Bissau road project
    11 october 2018 13:42:51
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The governments of Guinea and Guinea Bissau will receive 50 million euros, in the form of grants and loans, to finance the first phase of the Boké-Québo road development project, a road corridor between Conakry and Bissau. Full text...

  • AfDB, partner banks publish newly-harmonized framework for Private Sector operations
    10 october 2018 13:25:20
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have published a harmonized framework for assessing "additionality" in their respective private sector operations. Full text...

  • IMF team sees Côte d’Ivoire putting up strong economic performance
    04 october 2018 18:11:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - After the exogenous and endogenous shocks of 2017, the Ivoirian economy has exhibited resilience and strong economic performance is projected in 2018 and 2019, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that has completed a two-week mission to the West African country. Full text...

  • Eskom SA to expand transmission network with US$218 loan from AfDB
    27 september 2018 13:05:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 217.9 million loan to South Africa’s power utility, Eskom Holdings Ltd., towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities, crucial to power supply within the sub-region. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$50mn facility to support Nigeria’s rural populations
    26 september 2018 13:21:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc to support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strategic sectors, including agriculture, renewable energy and social sectors such as health and education. Full text...

  • 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...

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