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The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group. The project will reduce potential risks along the agricultural value chain, and improve access to quality inputs, including fertilizers, in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

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For several years now, typhoid fever and diarrhoea cases have fallen significantly in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, especially in the major district of Kawempe, according to an African Development Bank report published on 7 October. Kawempe is an administrative subdivision that has developed rapidly, but water and sanitation infrastructure has not kept pace in this area dominated by swampy lowlands.

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of UA 36 million ($50.7 million) to Tanzania, to finance the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Le projet de réhabilitation de la route nationale RN13 dans sa phase 1 (tronçon Makebuko-Butaganzwa), réalisé entre 2014 et 2018 au Burundi, a contribué à faciliter le trafic de marchandises entre la capitale économique, Bujumbura, et l’intérieur du pays, et à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations des zones rurales.

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What: Virtual workshop of the Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network Who: African Development Bank, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department When: 22 October 2020, from 12.00 to 14.00 GMT Where:

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Despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, travel and transport restrictions, Sudan has just recorded its largest wheat harvest. According to Sudanese officials, the nation saw a wheat production level of a 1.115 million-ton harvest from 315,500 hectares of farmland. That’s quite an improvement from just five years ago, when farmers in Sudan working about a quarter-million hectares of land harvested just 472,000 tons of the grain.

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La Banque africaine de développement dispose d’un pouvoir mobilisateur dans la promotion de l’égalité de genre et de l’autonomisation des femmes en Afrique, selon un rapport de l’Unité d’évaluation indépendante du développement (IDEV) sur l’intégration de l’égalité du genre au sein de la Banque.

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The African Development Bank hosted its second virtual business opportunities seminar in 2020 (BOS) on 13 and 14 October. The BOS offers a one-stop shop for individuals and consulting firms, civil contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and diplomatic commercial attachés from the Bank Group’s regional and non-regional members seeking to provide goods and services to projects or to the Bank, or otherwise partner with it.

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La Banque africaine de développement a accordé un don de 846 360 dollars canadiens à la République de Guinée pour l’aider à développer sa compétitivité dans la chaîne de valeur du miel.

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