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  • AfDB Group rallies support for Gambia’s National Development Plan
    19 february 2018 19:51:59
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - A donor pre-engagement on Gambia’s new National Development Plan (NDP) is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 20 to 22 February 2018, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Monday. Full text...

  • Africa’s progress depends on creative energy of its youth, says Nobel Co-Laureate
    23 january 2018 08:37:40
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ouided Bouchamaoui, the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate, has warned that Africa’s growing youth population could be a plus or a political time bomb for Africa, depending on how leaders anticipate the future. Full text...

  • Regional book workshop opens in Côte d'Ivoire
    22 january 2018 13:34:00
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - A regional promotion workshop in Africa for the Global Book Alliance (GBA), co-organised by the Association for the development of education in Africa (ADEA) and the US agency for international development (USAID), opened on Monday in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • AfDB achieves 100% investment in green energy Projects in 2017
    29 december 2017 13:30:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) achieved a 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. Full text...

  • AfDB to raise US$8 billion from capital markets in 2018
    21 december 2017 15:40:29
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s 2018 borrowing programme for US$ 8 billion to be raised from capital markets. Full text...

  • AfDB supports small businesses in East Africa with US$ 15 million
    21 december 2017 15:27:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an equity investment of US$15 million in Catalyst Fund II, a second-generation private equity fund investing in mid-market companies in East Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 20m support to Evolution Fund II
    20 december 2017 14:00:56
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As part of its wider mandate under the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an investment of US$ 20 million in the Evolution II Fund − a Pan-African clean and sustainable energy private equity fund. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to assume ECOWAS chairmanship March 2018
    19 december 2017 18:49:46
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have awarded the post of Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission to Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Economic transformation of Africa’s rural areas key to curtailing migration - AfDB
    18 december 2017 17:31:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, December 18, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to reconstruct rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. Full text...

  • Women, youth and SMEs to benefit from AfDB's US$100-million loan to Mauritius
    13 december 2017 14:09:20
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US$100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • AfDB leading the way in renewable energy - President Adesina
    09 december 2017 09:24:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved US$324 million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track. Full text...

  • West, Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response
    05 december 2017 15:32:35
    Abidjan, Cote d;Ivoire (PANA) - More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Experts take stock of progress, challenges in tackling HIV among children, young adults
    04 december 2017 10:14:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) from 4-9 December , the scene has been set, with some of the key issues that will be deliberated and discussed. Full text...

  • Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation
    02 december 2017 09:43:27
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive as poverty and inequality continue to prevail. Full text...

  • AfDB, WWF agree to focus on conservation, energy, agriculture
    01 december 2017 09:56:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a new three-year partnership agreement, on the heels of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (2014-2017) in which the two organizations committed to deliver major eco-conservation programmes for Africa. Full text...

  • UN chief spotlights importance of AU-EU strategic partnership
    29 november 2017 22:03:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes as they are essential to face the difficult challenges that threaten the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday at the African Union-European Union Summit in Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Abidjan for EU-AU summit
    29 november 2017 15:04:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame is among the African leaders attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, under the theme:“Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development”, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • AfDB launches Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs
    28 november 2017 11:47:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA). Full text...

  • Future of Africa’s youth dominates agenda at EU-Africa Business Forum
    28 november 2017 11:36:33
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday, with emphasis on job creation and investment in young people. Full text...

  • Chronic undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa increases - FAO
    16 november 2017 12:57:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change with the situation pointing to the urgent need to build affected communities' resilience and to find peaceful solutions that strengthen food security, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • ADF paves way for Guinea-Sierra Leone border road reconstruction with €48 million loan
    28 october 2017 06:55:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved funding of 48 million Euros from the African Development Fund (ADF) for the reconstruction of the border road from Guinea to Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Int'l fair against counterfeiting opens in Abidjan
    26 october 2017 15:31:08
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The third edition of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Exhibition began in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, on Wednesday under the theme: "Raising awareness about the originality of products and services as the driving force behind development for an emerging Africa ". Full text...

  • Princess Astrid of Belgium visits AfDB headquarters on Wednesday
    24 october 2017 11:28:28
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Princess Astrid of Belgium, accompanied by a high-level delegation of members of the country’s federal and regional governments and business leaders, will undertake a working visit to the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire presents investment opportunities to Belgian economic mission
    24 october 2017 11:21:09
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian ministers of Agriculture and Durable Development, and Industry and Mines on Monday presented investment opportunities offered by the country to a Belgian economic mission led by Queen Astrid. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgian economic mission visits Cote d'Ivoire
    23 october 2017 10:58:58
    Brussels, Belgique (PANA) - The Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister, Didier Reynders and Princess Astrid on Monday begins a three-day working visit to Côte d'Ivoire, at the head of an economic mission composed of 214 economic operators from 134 companies.Full text...

  • ECONEC officials meet UNDP head in Cote d'Ivoire on upcoming regional, municipal votes
    16 october 2017 15:11:45
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) is seeking support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the Ivorian national electoral commission, which will conduct Regional and Municipal polls in June 2018. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivoirien authorities take measures to spur economic growth
    04 october 2017 07:36:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire and a mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the need to accelerate structural reforms critical to sustaining private sector-led economic growth which would spur growth and reinforce the West African country’s regional economic role. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: ECOWAS chief urges protection of CFA franc
    02 october 2017 18:56:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission President Marcel de Souza on Monday described the CFA franc as an island to be preserved within the regional economic union of 15 countries.Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: Mali coach names 23 players for Côte d'Ivoire clash
    01 october 2017 14:39:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The head coach of Mali's senior football squad, Mohamed Magassouba, on Saturday named 23 players for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Côte d'Ivoire on 6 October in Bamako. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$200 million to IDC to support industrialisation projects in Africa
    30 september 2017 07:03:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a private-sector, multi-currency line of credit of US$ 100 million and 1.3 billion South African Rands to the Industrial Development Corporation Plc (IDC) of South Africa, to support industrialization projects in both South Africa and other Regional Member Countries (RMCs).Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB joins international community in supporting sustainable tourism development in Africa
    28 september 2017 12:33:22
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - To mark the World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for sustainable tourism development in Africa, saying that it recognizes that Africa’s tourism and travel industry can serve as an engine of progress for socio-economic transformation. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Intellectual Achille Mbembe to discuss African borders at AfDB Eminent Speakers seminar
    27 september 2017 15:29:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Renowned African historian, philosopher and political scientist, Joseph Achille Mbembe, will be the key speaker of the 21st edition of the African Development Bank’s Eminent Speakers series taking place on Friday, 29 Septemberat the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves 15 million euros equity investment in the Mediterrania Capital Fund III (MC III)
    23 september 2017 17:42:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 15 million euro equity investment in the Mediterrania Capital Fund III (MC III) under the management of an experienced team of Mediterrania Capital Partners (MCP) with strong transactional and operational experience in private equity (PE). Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire 'accept' judgement of UN Tribunal on maritime dispute
    23 september 2017 16:52:30
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ministers who represented Ghana and Cote d’lvoire in their maritime boundary dispute case have accepted Saturday's judgement of the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea’s (ITLOS) that upholds Ghana's case. Full text...

  • Ghana: UN Tribunal 'upholds' Ghana's maritime boundary claims with Cote d'Ivoire
    23 september 2017 16:18:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Saturday ruled unanimously in favour of Ghana in its maritime dispute with its western neighbour, Cote d'Ivoire, according to analysts in Accra. Full text...

  • Ghana: Tullow Oil 'looks forward' to restart drilling offshore Ghana after UN tribunal judgement
    23 september 2017 16:13:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Tullow Oil plc said on Saturday that it will work with the government to put in place the necessary permits to allow the restart of development drilling in the TEN fields offshore western Ghana following the judgement of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) that upheld Ghana's maritime boundary with western neighbour Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: UN Tribunal rules in favour of Ghana in maritime dispute with Cote d'Ivoire
    23 september 2017 12:24:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Saturday, in an unanimous decision, ruled that Ghana has not violated its boundary with western neighbour Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB pays tribute to late president Babacar Ndiaye
    21 september 2017 19:42:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday paid tribute to honour its former President, the late Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • US: Ouattara says Côte d'Ivoire is inspiring example of UN peacekeeping success
    20 september 2017 22:44:08
    New York, US (PANA) – The President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday cited the success of United Nations peacekeeping operations in his West African country as an inspiration for the world Organization to increase its initiatives. Full text...

  • AfDB advocates strategies to deepen industrialization of cassava
    12 september 2017 14:46:14
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has intensified financing for the production of crops with the highest potential for industrializing the African agriculture. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: African leaders urge further steps to actualize the green revolution
    08 september 2017 19:50:19
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The future of Africa’s agriculture looked brighter this week when leaders from across the continent converged in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, to discuss strategies to empower the African farmer to move their produce from the farms into larger industrial complexes. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB appoints Senegalese Deputy D-G for Central Africa Regional Development
    08 september 2017 15:01:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Racine Kane as Deputy Director-General for the Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office with effect from 15 September 2017. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'Agriculture projects have to be bankable,' says AfDB official
    08 september 2017 14:52:37
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Agricultural projects developed for Africa must be bankable and incentivized in order to attract private investors who seek to make profit, and the youth who seek employment. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Africa has new Internet address and her own domain name
    07 september 2017 19:23:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - More than 8,000 of the continent's leading brands and companies, as well as individuals, have already registered to obtain the new Internet address or domain name with .africa extension, a statement said on Thursday to PANA.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Two women win Africa Food Prize 2017
    06 september 2017 19:57:47
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Kenyan nutritionist, Ruth Oniang'o and Malian entrepreneur Maimouna Sidibé Coulibaly, were on Wednesday named as joint winners of the 2017 Africa Food Prize award.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: African leaders to accelerate Africa’s path to prosperity by growing economies, jobs through agriculture
    06 september 2017 14:24:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Over 750 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including African Heads of States, Ministers, and key stakeholders in the agricultural sector, are convening this week in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, for the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s premier agriculture gathering. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'The future of Africa depends on agriculture' - AfDB Chief Adesina
    06 september 2017 14:10:41
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - "Agriculture is instrumental in Africa’s poverty: it must also be instrumental in its wealth. Only through agricultural regeneration can growth, diversification and job creation occur for African economies, for no region of the world has ever industrialised without the agricultural sector being first transformed. In short, the future of Africa depends on agriculture." Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: African Green Revolution Forum begins in Côte d'Ivoire
    04 september 2017 16:52:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The seventh edition of the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) began on Monday in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, on the theme: "Accelerating Africa's progress towards prosperity: Contributing to the growth of inclusive economies and the creation of jobs through agriculture." Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: AfDB wants greater focus on implementation of Africa's green revolution
    30 august 2017 17:08:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater attention to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Senior leadership appointments announced at AfDB
    27 august 2017 07:35:41
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has appointed Nigeria-born Victor Oladokun as its Director for Communication and External Relations with effect from 1 September, 2017. Full text...

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