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Adesina urges the bank to go private

The AfDB should reinvent itself and triple its financing of business says the President in his last year in the job

Akinwumi Adesina’s farewell tour as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) started with the bank’s annual meetings in Nairobi – the latest in a conveyor...

Into extra time

The battle for the leadership of the African Development Bank gets a new lease of life with the decision, under international pressure, by its executive directors to open an indepe...

Adesina Agonistes

The Bank president is being called to account for his highly personalised management by a group of dissident bank staff

With an execrable sense of timing, the African Development Bank, the continent's biggest financial institution, is consumed by a politicised battle over the future of its President...

Korean barbecue down south

After a grilling by bank governors, President Adesina wins backing to open talks on a capital increase

On the morning of 24 May, the universe of the African Development Bank shrank to a single room of the cavernous BEXPO exposition hall in Busan, South Korea's second city, where ban...


Bow ties, flashing smiles and the big sell

Africa’s biggest bank takes its annual meeting to India as it courts new investors and seeks a massive capital increase

The worst is behind us, it is time to invest. That mood music – for the presidents, prime ministers, finance ministers, bankers and chief executives – played throughout...


Hangover cures in Lusaka

As countries struggle with growing debt and vanishing credit lines, Africa's bankers call for bold new investments

Zambia's travails offered an emblematic backdrop for the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Lusaka on 23-27 May. After a lengthy spending spree financed by re...

A double first for Nigeria

New Bank President Akinwumi Adesina takes over as his predecessor warns that its funding strategy needs radical change

Bow-tied and beaming, Akinwumi Adesina seemed to sum up the spirit of Nigeria's revival. His election as President of the African Development Bank in Abidjan on 28 May was a clear ...


Cash for power and transport

Struggling to raise money to finance power stations, roads and water projects, African governments are looking at how to use the tens of billions of government savings held outside...

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