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  • 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...

  • 2018 WAFU Women's Cup: Ghana win maiden edition
    25 february 2018 16:28:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ghana on Saturday grabbed the title of the maiden edition of the West African Women's Nations Cup, held in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • 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...

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