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  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves 2016 African Water Facility annual report, 2017 work plan and budget
    28 june 2017 13:25:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 Annual report and 2017 Work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF), with particular reference to the use of about 1.925 million euros for the administrative budget of AWF out of the Special Water Fund for 2017 activities. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB President, Adesina, wins 2017 World Food Prize
    28 june 2017 13:11:14
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For helping Africa get it right in agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been awarded "The World Food Prize 2017". Full text...

  • Senegal: AfDB to finance Dakar train project with US$193 million
    22 june 2017 10:01:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has voted US$193 million (about CFAF 120 billion) to finance the Dakar Regional Express Train (TER) project, aimed at facilitating movements within the most populated and productive area of ​​Senegal. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB steps up efforts to create 25 million jobs
    21 june 2017 07:39:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a new strategy under which it seeks to create 25 million jobs and positively impact a total of 50 million youth over the next decade.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: IMF Board approves US$133.8 m disbursement to Côte d’Ivoire
    20 june 2017 08:56:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has augmented Côte d’Ivoire's access to the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) by US$224.8 million, the Board announced on Tuesday after completing first reviews of the country's economic programme. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Chadian named AfDB's Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society
    20 june 2017 08:50:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB0 announces the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as its Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1 July, 2017. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB working with partners to accelerate drought resilience programme
    17 june 2017 08:48:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - On the eve of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday pledged that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$15m equity investment to support inclusive growth in Africa
    17 june 2017 08:38:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$15 million investment in Shore Capital Fund III (ShoreCap III), a multinational Private Equity Fund, which promotes financial inclusion by supporting financial institutions serving Africa’s low-income and emerging middle-class communities. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Africa Tourism Monitor wants policies on inclusive tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, visa openness
    16 june 2017 10:38:06
    Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest report of the Africa Tourism Monitor. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB, JICA sign US$ 300 million loan under EPSA Initiative
    16 june 2017 10:16:43
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a US$ 300 million loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative which is a component of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$100m for soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa
    15 june 2017 07:32:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Poll ranks AfDB chief Adesina 3rd 'most reputable person on earth'
    14 june 2017 06:37:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has been rated the third "most reputable personality in the world", according to the 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth list released by South Africa-based Reputation Poll. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: '20 million Africans benefit from transport, ICT projects financed by AfDB in 2016'
    13 june 2017 06:21:40
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Transport and information and communication technology (ICT) projects, financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2016, would have a positive impact on the living conditions of close to 20 million Africans over the next few years, says the Bank's forecast in the Annual Report of the Infrastructure, Cities and Sustainable Development Department. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2016 was Business Unusual for AfDB’s Independent Evaluation - Report
    13 june 2017 06:18:28
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) says it delivered 13 evaluations intended to improve the Bank’s performance, including the Comprehensive Evaluation of Development Results (CEDR), which covers 10 years of AfDB operations. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB chief calls on Mandela Washington Fellows to be change agents for Africa
    10 june 2017 06:14:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Akinwumi Adesina has called on the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB organizes business opportunities seminar
    10 june 2017 05:54:56
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department (FIRM) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is hosting a Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) on 20-21 June, 2017, at the institution’s headquarters in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital city. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'AfDB’s investments in youth raise hope for a new Africa'
    08 june 2017 17:13:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Providing young African people with education, skills and capacities for gainful employment is considered an urgent priority by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which says that through its programmes "a new crop of highly inspired young Africans are gradually emerging." Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB working with African Central Banks to increase national savings
    08 june 2017 16:53:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Governors of central banks in Africa have resolved to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues to curb illegal financial outflows, bolster measures to improve tax collection and exchange information to improve monitoring of domestic financial markets.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves €5m equity investment to support small businesses
    08 june 2017 16:40:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €5 million equity participation in Investisseur & Partenaire pour le Développement 2 (IPDEV.2), to support small growing businesses (SGBs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB’s agriculture interventions in 2016 benefit 5.6m people - Report
    08 june 2017 16:23:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Effort by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year, according to the Bank's media channel on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Egypt: CAF president mourns late Ivorian international, Cheik Tioté
    07 june 2017 05:00:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - "The reputation of African football, its notoriety, are made by players like him be it on the continent or outside. His death is a shock, especially when one considers the conditions. My thoughts are with his family, his teammates and with all the football family in Côte d'Ivoire," the words of the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, while eulogising Ivorian international footballer Cheik Tiote, who died on Monday in China. Full text...

  • US: UN envoy hails Ivorians for turning page on conflict to peaceful future
    03 june 2017 04:34:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Briefing the Security Council for the final time as the United Nations mission in Côte d'Ivoire draws down, the UN envoy for the country thanked the Ivorian Government for its support and said that though more needs to be done, the West African nation has shown its resolve for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Visa Index shows more Africans move freely across borders
    19 may 2017 19:07:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016, as visa openness levels improved from 2015, according to the second edition of the 'Africa Visa Openness Index' launched Friday by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum.Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia: BADEA loans Côte d'Ivoire, Niger US$20 million each
    19 may 2017 11:07:42
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has signed two loan agreements with the Republics of Côte d’Ivoire and Niger totalling US$20 million, according to a statement issued by BADEA on Friday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB, Japanese gov't provide funds for private sector assistance to Africa
    18 may 2017 18:01:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Japanese Government have signed an agreement for a US$ 300 million loan facility under the joint initiative, titled Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria condemns mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire, urges restraint
    17 may 2017 14:53:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government on Wednesday condemned, “in strong terms”, the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: UN chief welcomes return to calm after unrest in Cote d'Ivoire
    17 may 2017 13:27:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has commended the Ivorian government for restoring security following a mutiny over pay, his spokesperson said. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’
    13 may 2017 17:48:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled plans to strengthen relationship with India as part of its larger agenda for a ‘a more robust Africa’. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$226.5m loan to boost economic governance, competitiveness in Namibia
    12 may 2017 15:01:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of US$ 226.5 million to finance the Namibia Economic Governance and Competitiveness Support Programme (EGCSP). Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB, African heads of state to discuss youth in agriculture
    06 may 2017 12:38:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to bring African heads of state together to discuss the involvement of youth in agriculture, according to the bank's media outlet. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Africa50 gets Director of Project Development
    02 may 2017 18:58:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform on Tuesday announced the appointment of Koffi Klousseh as Director of Project Development. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB Chief makes 2 major appointments to management team
    29 april 2017 14:43:08
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has announced two major appointments in the organization, aimed at strengthening his management team. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB to hold 2017 Annual Meetings in India in May
    17 april 2017 06:51:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held from 22-26 May in Ahmedabad, India. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian economy registers 8% expansion against drought impact
    06 april 2017 19:35:46
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission and authorities in Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday reached an ad referendum agreement on the first review of the country's three-year economic and financial programme supported by the Fund. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: IMF Board urges macroeconomic stability in WAEMU member countries
    06 april 2017 08:31:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have welcomed the West African region’s continued strong economic performance, with robust growth and low inflation. However, they note that risks to public debt sustainability and external stability have risen.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB Chief wants Africa to develop at its own pace
    28 march 2017 12:57:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - “Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep sense of urgency and responsibility,” the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, indicated this while delivering the keynote address here on Monday as part of a week-long conference on emerging markets, organized by the Ivorian Government. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian govt., AfDB, other partners organize confab on "Emergence of Africa"
    27 march 2017 12:26:01
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the World Bank, will hold the second edition of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA 2017), from 28-30 March, 2017. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB organizes workshop on "lighting up, powering Africa"
    25 march 2017 17:37:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host and co-organize the Energy Week, a series of events that will highlight high-level discussions and partnerships on "lighting up and powering Africa, and unlocking the continent's huge energy potential". Full text...

  • Russia: Cote d'Ivoire humiliates Russia 2-0 in soccer friendly
    25 march 2017 13:52:00
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha sparked Cote d'Ivoire to a 2-0 win over Russia in a friendly at Krasnodar on Friday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Annan, Adesina urge governments to close Africa's energy deficit
    13 march 2017 20:03:51
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Africa Progress Pane Kofi Annan, and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina have called on African governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ghana to restore degraded forest areas with US$24m AfDB loan
    07 march 2017 17:21:35
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds' Forest Investment Programme (CIF FIP) have signed a US $24 million loan agreement with Form Ghana Ltd. to commence an innovative project on public-private partnership for the restoration of degraded forest areas in Ghana. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Mali secures US $25m AfDB loan to build solar photovoltaic plant
    07 march 2017 16:54:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Mali has secured a US$25 million concessional loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund its first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the Bank announced here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB, ARC enhance weather-related risk management in Africa
    07 march 2017 16:26:08
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have formally teamed up to strengthen mechanisms to manage weather-related risk on the continent, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'Implement ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observation Missions' recommendations'
    01 march 2017 15:09:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Regional election experts have recommended speedy follow-up and implementation of reports of ECOWAS Long-term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs), particularly their recommendations to enable prompt remedial actions by Election Management Bodies/Governments and other relevant stakeholders of the affected countries. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS reiterates commitment to impartial poll observation
    27 february 2017 22:41:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is working with development partners to improve the integrity of its Long-Term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs) as an effective tool for conflict prevention and deepening of democracy in the region. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS, partners review long-term election observation missions
    26 february 2017 11:59:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its development partners are organising a two-day workshop in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan to review the impact of the organisation’s Long-Term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs).Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB commits US $3.50m to IGAD infrastructure master plan
    15 february 2017 19:31:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The eight-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has secured a US $3.50-million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, to finance the its Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP). Full text...

  • UN: 'Côte d’Ivoire could be success story if peacekeeping gains fully backed'
    09 february 2017 07:51:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country on Wednesday told the Security Council, but warned that authorities need to invest more in national reconciliation and transitional justice, and to improve the economic, social and cultural rights of Ivorians.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$69.6m for infrastructure in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique
    01 february 2017 19:51:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday announced approval of two transport sector investment risk participation in projects amounting to US $69.6 million under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF). Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: AfDB supports drought resilience programme in Eritrea
    27 january 2017 18:29:07
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Eritrea’s fourth Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme was boosted Friday with announcement of a loan and a grant amounting to US $7.14 million by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

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