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African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a EUR 1 billion 10-year priced in March 2019

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch, all stable), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year. Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a…

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Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

Employment is top of the agenda of every African leader – SVP Charles Boamah

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took…

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    • The floods in Niger have left more than 66,000 people displaced this rainy season. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo
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Humanitarian Assistance provided to Vulnerable Communities affected by floods in Niger

This year, in fact, more than 200,000 people are at risk of being displaced during the rainy season due to overflowing rivers and landslides

Every summer the West African nation of Niger endures torrential rains which can destroy hundreds of households and trigger cholera outbreaks, often leading to major human and material losses across the country. This year, in fact, more than 200,000 people are at risk of being displaced during the rainy season due to overflowing rivers…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gambella

The United States condemns any violence inflicted on those engaged in humanitarian activities

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against humanitarian aid workers in Gambella on September 5, 2019, which resulted in the deaths of two staff members of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization.  The loss of these Ethiopian aid workers saddens us deeply, and we offer our sincerest condolences…

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Belgian-Backed Labour Migration Initiative boosts Employability of Tunisian Youth

Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships in Belgian Companies

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported 31 Tunisian students and university graduates with concrete opportunities to build up their skills and increase their chances of finding an adequate job, or to create their own opportunities through a 20-month project linking Belgium and Tunisia. Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships…

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    • Kingdom of Morocco wins High-Level Vote to host next World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2021
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Kingdom of Morocco wins High-Level Vote to host next World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2021

Member States of the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, were asked to choose between Morocco, Kenya and the Philippines

The Kingdom of Morocco has been officially chosen as the host of the 24th Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to be held in 2021. At the conclusion of the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg, Member States of the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, were asked to…

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    • Tratara resettlement site in Cabo Delgado, hosting nearly 150 families who were displaced following Cyclone Kenneth. Site improvements are required to mitigate risks ahead of the next rainy and cyclone season
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Appeal launched for Humanitarian Response to Cyclone Devastation in Mozambique

More than 500,000 people are still living in houses that were severely damaged by the cyclones

With Mozambique devastated by drought, flooding and Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in the past several months, humanitarian partners yesterday (12/09) launched the revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting over USD 397 million to support affected populations. The HRP – which comes six months after Cyclone Idai made landfall and was shortly followed by Cyclone Kenneth – targets…

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U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) supports LNG Importation and Distribution in Guinea

The introduction of LNG into the market allows for the use of a more sustainable, reliable, year-round energy source

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) today announced a grant to West Africa LNG Group Guinea SA (WA-LNG) for a feasibility study to assess the economic, financial and technical viability of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and distribution network near the Port of Kamsar in the Boké…

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Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark vaccine in pilot introduction

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against…

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G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

As part of its electrification strategy for Africa, the Bank is firmly committed to accelerating access to high quality, low cost energy for the continent’s people

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s…