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  • 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...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB funds road project for economic diversification in Comoros
    26 january 2017 19:36:30
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group announced on Thursday a US $20.4-million road network rehabilitation project grant to help the Union of Comoros Government to diversify the island nation's economy.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Guinea-Bissau’s rice development project receives AfDB support
    24 january 2017 17:14:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau’s proposed Rice Value Chain Development Project to be implemented in the Bafata and Oio regions of the country on Tuesday received the African Development Bank Group’s support with a loan and a grant amounting to US $5.67 million. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$ 20m for soft commodity value chain operations in Southern Africa
    21 january 2017 12:11:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB Group approves a € 200 m loan to support Gabon's reform programme
    11 january 2017 19:54:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a € 200 million loan to Gabon, to support the country’s economic and financial reforms programme (EFRSP). Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB president cautions about fragility threat in Africa
    10 january 2017 18:30:17
    Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Warning that fragility threatens to tear apart the very fabric holding African communities together, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Akinwumi A. Adesina has called on African countries to identify and mitigate fragile situations in the continent.Full text...

  • 2017 AFCON: Côte d'Ivoire coach names final 23 players for 2017 AFCON
    05 january 2017 12:16:44
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French coach of the Ivorian national football team, Michel Dussuyer, has released to the Confederation of African football (CAF) a final list of 23 players for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) due for 14 January-5 February in Gabon. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief hails peaceful, inclusive legislative elections in Cote d’Ivoire
    21 december 2016 20:49:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the Ivorian government and the people for last Sunday’s peaceful and inclusive legislative elections as well as the progress in the country since last year. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB to manage Africa Renewable Energy Initiative resources
    17 december 2016 08:18:21
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has endorsed a proposal by the Bank’s management to serve as Trustee to administer and manage the resources of Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), and also to host the AREI Independent Delivery Unit as requested by African Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Partners join forces to improve wastewater management, sanitation in Africa
    17 december 2016 08:09:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and partner UN Environment and GRID-Arendal have launched a new project designed to improve wastewater management and sanitation provision in Africa. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Africa50 to develop solar power project in Nigeria
    17 december 2016 07:49:26
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa50, the infrastructure fund for Africa, has signed a joint development agreement for an 80 MW (AC) solar photovoltaic independent power project in Nigeria, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB approves 769.78 million euros to improve urban transport in Abidjan
    17 december 2016 06:37:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of 769.78 million euros for Côte d'Ivoire to enable the West African State significantly improve urban transport in the capital city of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB provides US$250m to support Nigeria's youth employment programme
    16 december 2016 17:34:08
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Announcing its approval of Enable Youth Nigeria programme on Friday, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) said it would provide a US$ 250 million loan, to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in the country's urban and rural areas. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB provides US$ 100m credit for Nigeria's hydro plants rehabilitation
    16 december 2016 16:04:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a financing package of US$ 100 million for rehabilitation of Kainji and Jebba hydro plants, which are among Nigeria’s cheapest and steadiest suppliers of electricity. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB to sink US $20m in Port Sudan water, sanitation project
    15 december 2016 17:44:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to finance the Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation (PSPWS) project in collaboration with the UK Department of International Development (DfID), the Bank said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$500m budget support loan to Egypt
    15 december 2016 17:10:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday announced approval of a US$500 million loan to finance Egypt’s economic governance and energy support programme phase II. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$159 m corporate loan to Ethiopian Airlines
    15 december 2016 16:49:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines’ expansion plan and fleet modernization programme had a boost after the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a financing package of US$ 159 million on Thursday. Full text...

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