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01 июня, 22:34

Mauritius: African Development Bank lends €188 million for COVID-19 fight

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The African Development Bank has approved a €188 mllion euro loan to the Republic of Mauritius to finance a national budget support programme to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said Friday.

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01 июня, 22:34

Madagascar: Government of Madagascar gets Euro 4 million from African Development Fund for Sahofika hydropower project

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The African Development Fund has approved a 4.02 million euro loan with a grant component to finance the Government of Madagascar’s 30 million euro equity investment in the Sahofika hydropower project, which will generate affordable, clean energy benefitting some 8 million people.

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01 июня, 22:33

Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies

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  The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data on the status and progress of regional integration in Africa. It also helps to assess the level of integration for every Regional Economic Community (REC) and their member countries.

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01 июня, 22:33

Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves, as COVID-19 exacerbates food scarcity, urges African Development...

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African countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call for action.

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01 июня, 22:33

Kenya: €188m African Development Bank loan to boost COVID-19 response

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank  today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the spread of the pandemic and deal with its unprecedented impact. It follows a request by the Government of Kenya, as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response intervention, to help contain the scourge.

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01 июня, 22:32

President Adesina discusses the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19 in Africa

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In an interview with Financial Times journalist Vanessa Kortekaas, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina discusses the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on “the collective humanity” and narrows in on its possible burden for Africa. Dr. Adesina emphasizes that the outbreak is a global pandemic and that “one death in any part of the world is one death too many.”

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01 июня, 22:32

Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

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What does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors

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01 июня, 22:31

Voices from the African Development Bank’s Talking Heads on Africa Day, May 25, 2020

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On Africa Day, we hear from the African Development Bank’s senior management on the institution’s  priorities and how we are making a difference in the lives of millions of Africans.   Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala, Senior Vice President:

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01 июня, 22:31

AFRICA DAY 2020: the African Development Bank is making a difference

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This year’s celebration of Africa Day - the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the African Union (AU) - is themed ‘Silencing the Guns’, to convey the AU Commission’s  advocacy for peace and security as the foundation for socio-economic development. As the African Development Bank Group joins in a continentwide celebration of Africa Day, it seems fitting to reflect on the institution’s own efforts and its successes in spurring sustainable economic development and social progress across the continent and reducing poverty over the last 56 years.

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01 июня, 22:30

African Natural Resources Centre unveils publication to advance critical land policy reforms

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In response to challenges across Africa around land ownership and use, the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank is launching a series of articles to aid policy debate.

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01 июня, 22:30

COVID-19 presents unique opportunities to speed up Africa’s integration agenda and implementation of AfCFTA

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The Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019), a new report jointly launched by the  African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Africa Union (AU), highlights the tremendous promise regional integration holds for Africa post COVID-19. Director of Regional Development and Regional Integration at the Bank,Moono Mupotola provides insights on the way forward.  

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01 июня, 22:29

La Banque africaine de développement mobilise 264 millions d’euros pour soutenir le Maroc dans sa réponse à la pandémie de Covid-19

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Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 27 mai à Abidjan, un financement de 264 millions d’euros en faveur du Maroc dans le cadre de son programme d’appui à la réponse de Covid-19 (PARC-19). Avec un déploiement rapide des ressources, le PARC-19 contribue aux efforts de réponse du Royaume à la crise sanitaire, économique et sociale déclenchée par l’épidémie de Covid-19.