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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...

Politics intrudes on the economic successes

As the Bank celebrates its half century at a meeting in Kigali, leaders speak frankly about security and the jobs crisis

These are heady times for the African Development Bank. Against a background of resurgent economic growth, the AfDB started to celebrate its 50th birthday at its Annual Meeting in ...


The new battle for the Bank

Bank officials advise African economies to seek new sources of funding

‘Is it Africa’s time?’ asked Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor at a seminar at the African Development Bank’s annual meeting in Marrakech on 29 May. His panelists – AfDB President Do...

The rise of Team Kaberuka

Outpacing the World Bank’s operations on the continent, the African Development Bank is winning greater international attention

A year into his second term as President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka was cheering on North Africa’s revolutions at the AfDB’s annual meeting in Portugal on 9-1...

Bringing in the money

The continent may have escaped the worst of the world recession and its big multilateral lender is getting ready for more growth

The mini-power cut that plunged the elegant plenary hall of the Hôtel Ivoire into darkness was met by consternation and a few knowing chuckles. It came just before the arrival of t...

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