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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 27 January 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.

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République démocratique du Congo : la Banque africaine de développement discute avec le gouvernement du développement rapide du site Inga et du...

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« Nous venons pour réaffirmer notre partenariat avec la Banque africaine de développement et son leadership dans la mise en œuvre effective et rapide du projet Inga 3 », a déclaré, lundi 13 janvier à Abidjan, Sele Yalaghuli, ministre des Finances de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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African Development Fund Board approves $37.2 million in credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility for non-...

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved on January 15, 2020, credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF) for projects in Kenya, Sudan and Senegal. The agreement covers operations cumulatively valued at $37.2 million and includes a corporate loan to support an East African agribusiness firm’s domestic and regional expansion, and two lines of credit targeting SME borrowers.

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The African Development Bank signs €6 million grant for São Tomé and Principe

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The African Development Bank on Wednesday signed a €6.18 million grant in budgetary support to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe. The agreement was signed at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, by Osvaldo Vaz, Minister of Planning, Finance and the Blue Economy of São Tomé and Principe and by Khaled Sherif, Vice President for regional development, integration and service delivery. The Bank approved the budgetary support to São Tomé and Principe on 8 January 2020 under its programme to support economic reform and the energy sector.

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Trading thrives as new highway financed by the African Development Bank opens up northern Togo

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Every Tuesday, Alemondji market in northern Togo swarms with people. Amid the throng, Burkinabe and Ghanaian traders offer clothes and kitchen utensils for sale. Others, calling out their wares, come from the nearby towns of Lawagnon, Moreta and Issati. Their stalls overflow with peanuts, millet, sorghum, sesame and beans.

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African Development Bank's Akinwumi Adesina heads to UK-Africa investment summit: Revitalizing economic ties top of agenda

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New opportunities for bi-lateral trade and increasing UK investor appetite in Africa will be the main focus of the UK-Africa summit, convened by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on January 20th. African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina is expected in London for the milestone investment summit aimed at forging new partnerships under the theme: ‘Partners for prosperity.’

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NSO Policy Interviews – Victoria Chisala

5 Questions to Victoria Chisala, Acting Director of the Policy and Strategy Department’s on the African Development Bank’s Non-Sovereign Operations policy.*   What is the objective of the Non-Sovereign Operations policy? The objective of the NSO policy dissemination is to expand the Bank’s engagement with the private sector to increase synergies between us. It is also an opportunity to provide information about the type of projects we finance or invest in as the African Development Bank.

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Remarks Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the London Stock Exchange, London United Kingdom,...

Good morning! I would like to thank Don Robert, the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group for inviting me to the exchange. It’s great to be here! It’s such an honor and privilege to be asked to open the market today. The London Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest in the world with a market capitalization of about $4.6 trillion. And Africa is tapping into the London Stock Exchange. In 2019, Africa had 110 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, with market capitalization of $197 billion.

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Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the Parliamentary Symposium on UK-Africa Trade and...

Honorable Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning! Thank you, Honorable Chi Onwurah, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa, for the invitation to speak to you today at this Parliamentary Symposium on the theme UK-Africa Trade and Brexit. I feel greatly honored. I would also like to thank the Royal African Society, Oxford Brookes University and the Trade Justice Network for organizing this event.

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Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Development Bank president Adesina Urges UK investors

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the 21st century is new and more confident,” he said. The Symposium was co-organized by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa with the Royal African Society, Oxford Brookes University, and the Trade Justice Network under the theme UK-Africa Trade and Brexit. 

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ACCF grants $4.7m to support projects in African countries

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) recently approved seven new project proposals amounting to around $4.7 million.

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Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum” London, January 21, 2020

Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa for hosting us today.