Japan, AfDB commit US$3.5bn to support Africa’s private sector development

Japan, AfDB commit US$3.5bn to support Africa’s private sector development

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AFRICA- Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4). The announcement was made during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) that is…

AfDB approves US$24.7m for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

AfDB approves US$24.7m for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

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SUDAN – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a proposal to commit US$24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of…

AfDB approves US$113.42m to facilitate agriculture commercialisation in Africa

AfDB approves US$113.42m to facilitate agriculture commercialisation in Africa

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AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$113.42 million partial credit guarantee for the development of commercial agriculture projects across the continent. In a statement, AfDB said the funding will be disbursed into various countries through the African Agriculture…

AfDB approves US$14.05m investment in Adiwale Fund 1 targeting Francophone West Africa

AfDB approves US$14.05m investment in Adiwale Fund 1 targeting Francophone West Africa

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WEST AFRICA – The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1 targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in French speaking West African countries. With a target fund size…

Energy stakeholders call on new financing mechanisms to support off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa

Energy stakeholders call on new financing mechanisms to support off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa

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COTE D’IVOIRE – Stakeholders in the energy industry have called for restructuring of  financing mechanisms in order to enable the development of off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa. The sentiment was made during the 5th Energy Access Investment Forum in Abidjan, Cote…

AfDB doubles its climate finance commitments to US$25bn within 2020-2025

AfDB doubles its climate finance commitments to US$25bn within 2020-2025

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AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025 to at least US$25 billion. The announcement was made by Akinwumi A. Adesina, the Bank’s President during the One Planet Summit in…