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New Director of Statistics Named at African Development Bank

With immediate effect, Dr. Babatunde Samson Omotosho, a statistician and economist, will lead the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank. Nigerian-born Dr. Omotosho has over 21 years of expertise in creating data strategies that support organizational strategic goals. His...

New Director of African Development Institute Appointed

 Macroeconomist Dr. Eric Kehinde Ogunleye was named Director of the African Development Institute by the African Development Bank with effect from June 1, 2024. Ogunleye, a native of Nigeria, offers close to 20 years of expertise in policy consulting, public...

Lamin Barrow as Director General for African Development Bank

Economist Lamin Barrow has been named the Director General for the West Africa Region by the African Development Bank Group, with effect from June 1, 2024. Having joined the African Development Bank in 2000, Barrow, a Gambian national, brings a...

African Development Bank Names New Deputy Director General

The African Development Bank has named Léandre Bassole as Deputy Director General for the East African Region, effective June 1, 2024. Dr. Bassole is a native of Burkina Faso and has over eighteen years of expertise in consulting services, designing...

New Board Affairs Director at African Development Bank

Chioma Angela Onukogu has been appointed by the African Development Bank to the position of Director of Board Affairs and Proceedings in the Office of the Secretary-General and the General Secretariat, with effect from April 16, 2024. With over 25...

Load Shedding is Not Made in SA: A Broader Perspective on Africa’s Energy Crisis

The energy crisis extends far beyond the boarders of Eskom's grid inefficiency, and the temporary 3-6 hour load shedding disruptions. Africa's energy crisis is not just a local one but a continental disaster resulting in slowed economic growth. It is...

African Development Bank Signs Agreement with KEITI to Climate-Resilient Tech in Africa

African Development Bank and Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) sign agreement to deploy environmental and climate-resilient technologies in Africa. Through this partnership, Korea will share technology, experience, and knowledge with the bank’s African member countries. The African Development...

Guinea’s Transitional Government Signs $28M Loan Agreement with African Development Bank

Guinea's Transitional Government and African Development Bank Group sign an $28 million loan agreement for agropastoral development, digitization and market access. The Bank's Country Manager in Guinea, Léandre Bassolé and the Guinean Minister of the Economy and Finance, Moussa Cissé, signed...

Microsoft Strengthens its Partnership with the African Development Bank

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank to support Africa’s youth entrepreneurs under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative. Through its African Transformation Office (ATO), Microsoft will work with the bank to develop youth entrepreneurship...

AfDB Approves $2-Million Technical Grant to Boost Electricity Reforms

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on 24 June approved a technical assistance grant of $2 million to fund research that will contribute to electricity reforms in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The grant...
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Crime Combating Cams Make a Difference in SA Metros

Vumacam’s CCTV cameras and technology have been instrumental in assisting law enforcement and private security in combating crime in...
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