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World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington: European Investment Bank (EIB) mobilises substantial resources in Tunisia

This new financing brings EIB investment in urban centres and working-class districts to EUR 153m since 2011

High quality partnership strongly reaffirmed at a bilateral meeting between EIB Vice-President Emma Navarro and Tunisian Minister for Development, Investment and International Cooperation Zied Ladhari. Signature of EUR 6m in financing dedicated to renewing old and historic centres (medinas). A project with high economic, social and cultural impact and innovative governance. This…

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Negotiating for a better future: Why the good or bad of Russia’s presence in Africa will rely on the continent’s ability to make better deals

Deal-making is what will shape the future of Russia-Africa relations and will tell whether Russia’s renewed influence in the continent is good or bad for its people

By African Energy Chamber Russia’s return to Africa has been the subject of wide media coverage, governmental concerns and civil society reactions in recent weeks, especially as Sochi gears up to host the first ever Russia-Africa Summit next week. Most commentators have come from Europe and North America to voice…

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Achieving Broadband Access for All in Africa Comes With a $100 Billion Price Tag

To achieve universal broadband access, African countries will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people online

Across Africa, where less than a third of the population has access to broadband connectivity, achieving universal, affordable, and good quality internet access by 2030 will require an investment of US $100 billion. This is according to a report launched at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group, which…

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2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and Partners Gear Up for New Heights

The innovative investment marketplace, brings together heads of state, project sponsors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors

In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
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Senegal launches First Ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference & Exhibition

The Senegalese government has officially named Africa Oil & Power as the official organizer of this event

Oil and gas hotspot in Africa will host a flagship conference in Dakar, May 27-28 2020; the Senegalese government has officially named Africa Oil & Power (AfricaOilAndPower.com) as the official organizer of this event; the conference & exhibition will gather top officials and leading executives from the energy industry to…

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PetroSA: Owning Foreign Oil Assets Key to South Africa Energy Security

French major Total’s Brulpadda discovery has a big role to play in balancing the country’s energy model and consumption

During a national oil companies panel discussion on the final day of the Africa Oil & Power conference an exhibition, Nhlanhla Gumede, Chairman of PetroSA outlined the realities in the country’s energy sector. In particular, he highlighted that South Africa is an oil consuming country and would remain as such,…

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First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

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Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be Concluded Wednesday: South Africa Energy Minister

Long awaited Integrated Resource Plan to provide roadmap for South Africa energy investment

Delivering a keynote address at the Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) event in Cape Town today, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe announced that the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) would be concluded within days. “By Wednesday, I am very hopeful that the IRP would be…

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African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award

The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony…

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Bill Gates and European Investment Bank President Hoyer agree to accelerate support for human development and climate action

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Investment Bank are joint partners in the African Health Diagnostics Platform

Cooperation across Africa improving health diagnostics to transform healthcare; partnership to tackle investment barriers holding back research to prevent and treat malaria; EUR 100m Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe fund  backing clean energy technology. Meeting in Brussels earlier today Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chairman of…