The African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has submitted that the global financial architecture constrains Africa’s development, recommending five ways it can be made fairer.

5 ways to make the Global Financial Architecture fairer – AfDB’s Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has submitted that the global financial architecture constrains Africa’s development, recommending five ways it can be made fairer. Speaking at a high-level roundtable—Towards a Fair International Financial Architecture—at the 78th United Nations General Assembly last week, Adesina said the international financial architecture was not delivering the scale of…

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AfDB joins global partners to raise financing for Zambia's Lobito Transportation Corridor

African Development Bank debars Joycot General Contractors Limited

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), has announced a 15-month debarment of Joycot General Contractors Ltd. effective 8 September 2023. Joycot General Contractors Ltd. is a construction company registered under the laws of Kenya. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that Joycot General Contractors Ltd. engaged in fraudulent practices…

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Africa Finance Corporation (www.AfricaFC.org), the leading infrastructure solutions provider on the continent, today announced the successful signing of a US$300 million loan facility agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM).

AFC secures US$300 Million Loan from CEXIM to boost trade finance in Africa

Africa Finance Corporation (www.AfricaFC.org), the leading infrastructure solutions provider on the continent, today announced the successful signing of a US$300 million loan facility agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM). This landmark agreement, signed on the sidelines of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Annual meetings in Egypt, is poised to drive increased trade…

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Global innovative technology brand TECNO (www.TECNO-mobile.com) has announced its official partnership with the Confederation of African Football ("CAF") as the exclusive smartphone sponsor for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

TECNO Becomes Official Sponsor of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2023

Global innovative technology brand TECNO (www.TECNO-mobile.com) has announced its official partnership with the Confederation of African Football (“CAF”) as the exclusive smartphone sponsor for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023. The partnership between TECNO and CAF was officially sealed during a momentous ceremony held in Singapore, witnessed by esteemed attendees including TECNO…

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Nigeria Calls for Open, Secure Internet

The Nigerian government has subscribed to a free and secure Internet for Africa, which is capable of bridging the digital divide and creating innovative opportunities within the continent. Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, who canvassed this position at the just-concluded Africa Internet Governance Forum at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, said…

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AfDB, EBRD announce joint task force in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia

AfDB, EBRD announce joint task force in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Thursday announced the setting up of a joint taskforce to foster entrepreneurship to catalyse jobs creation and growth in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. The official launch of the taskforce took place on Thursday, 21 September 2023 during a workshop in…

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AfDB and Google collaborate on digital transformation in Africa

AfDB and Google collaborate on digital transformation in Africa

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Google today formalized cooperation aimed at advancing digital transformation in Africa. The parties signed a Letter of Intent during the Global Africa Business Initiative at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The agreement underscores a shared commitment to harness emerging technologies, extend and improve infrastructure, and refine…

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