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AfDB president: Roses of growth come with debt thorns

Dr Akinwumi Adesina has told an audience in New York that huge opportunities for growth in Nigeria and Africa risk being held back by debt and climate change. 

Somaliland land management strengthens construction capacity

Improving water and food security through land management and tackling erosion, is complicated. When it’s in Somaliland, it comes with an added challenge.

AfDB provides Desert to Power training in Chad

African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided financial modelling training to staff of the government of Chad as they prepare the national utility for Desert to Power interventions in the country. 

Nigeria’s 2060 Energy Transition Plan ‘a practical and holistic approach’

Nigerian vice president Yemi Osinbajo makes case for decisive action on net zero and universal energy, launching major programmes that industry has been quick to support.  

Could Africa solve climate change?

At the recent US-Africa Business Summit, the AfDB president called for investment in Africa not to help Africa, but to solve the world’s net zero challenge. So, how crucial could Africa be in tackling climate change?

EBRD to repower Africa’s oldest windfarm

€44m will make 50MW Koudia Al Baida wind farm in Morocco the first to be repowered, with a 100MW outcome.

AfDB’s Lamin Barrow: Infrastructure faces “huge financial gap”

Lamin Barrow, the African Development Bank’s director general for its Nigeria Country Department, has told Africa’s infrastructure industry that there is a financing gap across the continent of almost $100bn per year.

AfDB: Green Banks have €3tn opportunity in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has assembled experts to share perspectives on how the climate finance gap can be filled.

Answers sought to Africa’s infrastructure challenges

Leaders from across the African infrastructure sector launch call for papers, seeking expert insights and research ahead of continental conference.

Davos: A need for debt relief and new economics

Day five of Davos saw concerns raised about economic coercion, mounting debt in developing nations, and a return to talk of a different type of capitalism.
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