Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • IMF Board approves US$136.6 m disbursement to Côte d’Ivoire
    19 june 2018 09:33:08
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have commended the good performance of Côte d’Ivoire’s economy under the Fund supported programme and approved a disbursement of about US$136.6 million to support the West African country. Full text...

  • AfDB to mobilize CFAF 15 billion to finance pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Africa
    16 june 2018 04:56:37
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Because in very remote rural areas of some African countries, access to electricity for low-income people is still through traditional and outdated systems such as battery-powered flashlights or oil lamps that pollute and are extremely harmful to health, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is to help mobilize over CFAF 15 billion to finance pay-as-you-go solar home systems Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 15m equity investment to boost agri-business in Africa
    14 june 2018 13:43:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Board has approved a US$15 million equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agri-business SMEs and enhance food security in Africa Full text...

  • MDB climate finance hits record high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017
    14 june 2018 13:22:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017, up by 28 per cent on the previous year. Full text...

  • AfDB, Green Climate Fund and Africa 50 support Desert to Power programme
    29 may 2018 13:28:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme. Full text...

  • Australian firm abandons bid in Tanzania over Mbengué Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire
    26 may 2018 11:41:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Manas Resources Limited, an Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed gold company has announced the termination of its bid to acquire Victoria gold project, in Tanzania, after a lack of progress to transfer the licence, as well as challenging conditions facing mining companies operating in the country. Full text...

  • AfDB launches new civil society committee
    23 may 2018 06:58:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Focusing on "Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa's Industrialization", the 2018 Civil Society Forum organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan explored how to associate civil society in the Bank’s High 5 priorities with special emphasis to industrialise Africa. Full text...

  • ALSF co-organizes regional workshop on Negotiating Fishing Agreements, Concession
    22 may 2018 12:59:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing represents US$ 1.2 billion loss in revenue for West African countries alone, some due to inadequate governance in the sector. Full text...

  • AfDB gives Mali 8 million-euro loan to support trade
    18 may 2018 13:22:46
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is good news for trade in Mali, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a credit line of 8 million-euro loan to the Sahelo-Saharan Bank for investment and trade in Mali (BSIC-Mali). Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 100 million for Nigerian company to double fertilizer production
    18 may 2018 13:15:02
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million loan for Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd., to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 1.5 million for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program
    10 may 2018 13:48:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer (IPP) Solar Procurement Program. Full text...

  • Ivorian, Malian, Burkina Prime Ministers to meet on joint project
    10 may 2018 09:36:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, will on Monday pay a friendly and working visit to Sikasso, in Mali, PANA learned from official source. Full text...

  • Africa Investment Forum, a game changer for financing Africa’s infrastructure development (An AfDB feature)
    09 may 2018 13:16:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - By 2050, just 32 short years from now, Africa’s growing population will tip the scales at a whopping 2 billion, with a youth of 840 million. In the process, the continent will overtake the populations of China and India combined. Full text...

  • Integrated Urban Development in Africa: Challenges and Lessons (An AfDB feature)
    09 may 2018 13:03:44
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) will organize an African Regional Workshop on “Integrated Urban Development in Africa: Challenges and Lessons Learnt” on 14-16 May, 2018, in Abidjan, the headquarters of the bank. Full text...

  • Human rights groups say justice for 2010-11 crimes in Cote d'Ivoire stagnates
    09 may 2018 06:11:01
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Human rights groups are urging Côte d’Ivoire’s President, Alassane Ouattara, to do more to fulfill his promise of justice for victims of the country’s 2010-11 post-election crisis. Full text...

  • 8th African vaccination week launched in Côte d'Ivoire
    08 may 2018 13:18:36
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian minister of Health and Public hygiene, Dr Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, on Tuesday officially launched the 8th African vaccination week, on the theme: ‘Vaccinations are successful, play your role’.Full text...

  • AfDB debars CHINT Electric for 36 months for fraudulent practices
    07 may 2018 13:48:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In a move portraying the African Development Bank (AfDB) as maintaining its "Integrity in Development Projects", the bank on Monday announced the suspension of CHINT Electric Co., Ltd., a power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor, for three years over some fraudulent pactices. Full text...

  • Africa Day to be celebrated at AfDB Annual Meetings in Busan
    07 may 2018 13:14:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For the first time, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will celebrate Africa Day – the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union), on May 25, 1963 – at the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Ivorian President Ouattara in Rwanda for 'Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend'
    27 april 2018 09:48:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - President Alassane Dramane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire has arrived in Rwanda to participate in the "Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend," the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation held every year in a different African country to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili
    17 april 2018 07:07:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For the first time ever, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its main flagship report, in three African languages - Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili - the three languages among the most widely spoken by over 300 million Africans. Full text...

  • African Natural Resources Centre to host West Africa gas competence seminar
    12 april 2018 15:49:40
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a high-level West Africa gas competence seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on April 17-18, 2018. Full text...

  • Southern Africa finance chiefs hail AfDB
    11 april 2018 06:53:20
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities, IMF staff agree faster reforms to maintain high growth rate
    05 april 2018 19:32:27
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and the Ivorian authorities on Thursday concurred on the need to accelerate reforms critical to maintaining growth at a sustainable pace and continue making it more inclusive in the West African country. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$50m risk participation deal for Africa’s trade finance market demand
    05 april 2018 18:03:46
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $50-million unfunded Risk Participation Agreement for Commerzbank AG, a German banking and financial services company based in Frankfurt. Full text...

  • Why Easter celebration signals a call to action to reverse Africa’s cocoa paradox (An AfDB Feature)
    01 april 2018 13:03:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. Full text...

  • Afreximbank arranges up to US$1.5bn for investment promotion in Zimbabwe
    29 march 2018 19:05:17
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will arrange between US$1 billion and US$1.5 billion of funded and guarantee facilities to support businesses interested in investing in Zimbabwe, the Bank’s President, Dr. Benedict Oramah, has announced.Full text...

  • Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation
    28 march 2018 13:50:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - To help Africa find the path to its long-deserved economic fortune, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is championing the region’s premier investment market. Full text...

  • Korean city of Busan to host annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the AfDB Group
    27 march 2018 13:42:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 44th Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the Bank Group, will take place from May 21-25, 2018, in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Africa must build digital infrastructure to compete in 4th Industrial Revolution, says AfDB's Adesina
    27 march 2018 13:24:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - To compete at the accelerated pace of technological innovations and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Africa has to put in more money into training its people and equipping them with the skills they need for the jobs of the future, Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said, urging African countries to rethink the way they do manufacturing. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana sign deal on cacao economy management
    27 march 2018 13:04:40
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday in Abidjan signed a deal on the implementation of a common strategy on the management and challenges of the cacao industry.Full text...

  • AfDB launches 12 new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in six countries
    24 march 2018 07:45:00
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch 12 new projects, funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), on 27-29 March 2018, to support agribusiness SMEs in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique and Nigeria, the bank's media channel reported from here on Friday. Full text...

  • AfDB hosts breakfast session on Africa Investment Forum in Abidjan
    24 march 2018 07:41:46
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - On the sidelines of the 2018 Africa CEO Forum, which will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a special breakfast session on the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) – an initiative championed by the Bank to actively engage the private sector and to facilitate projects that have the capacity of transforming the continent. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire to establish raw materials institute for basic drugs
    22 march 2018 12:42:24
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday approved the establishment of a research and development institute of raw materials for the basic generic drugs.Full text...

  • Governance key to boosting intra-Africa trade of timber products, says AfDB report
    21 march 2018 19:14:10
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Though Africa hosts a considerable number of timber-exporting countries, most of these exports are primary products, with little value addition, according to a new report by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank.Full text...

  • AfDB's Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies
    13 march 2018 14:45:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports, indicating that the regional economic studies were released in Tunis (North Africa), Abidjan (West and Central Africa), Nairobi (Eastern Africa) and Pretoria (Southern Africa). Full text...

  • AfDB's Business Opportunities Seminar, a one-stop forum for doing business
    13 march 2018 14:05:25
    Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire (PANA) - The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department (FIRM) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) on 22-23 March, 2018, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • AfDB at the centre of "a great Africa moment" - North African Governors
    08 march 2018 16:01:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - “This is no longer business as usual,” warned the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, at the start of meetings with Finance Ministers from North African countries, held at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Coted'Ivoire. Full text...

  • "Africa's population explosion is a ticking time bomb" - AfDB Governors
    08 march 2018 15:48:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb”. Full text...

  • Ivorian president slams tougher sanctions against child abductors
    08 march 2018 14:28:51
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, has threatened to take tougher sanctions against the perpetrators of child abductions and killings. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US $100-million trade finance facility for Angola
    06 march 2018 18:08:31
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Aiming to support international trade transactions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in identified transformative sectors in Angola, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $100-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Angola’s Investment Bank (Banco Angolano de Investimentos, BAI). Full text...

  • AfDB announces Senior Management appointments
    05 march 2018 14:06:11
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has announced the following Senior Management appointments in the bank. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire to take part in first International Solar Alliance summit in India
    01 march 2018 17:52:21
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d'Ivoire's Vice President, Daniel Kablan Duncun, will head the Ivorian delegation to the inaugural summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) due to take place from 9-12 March in New Delhi, India, an official source here told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

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