AfDB’s Fund grants $760,000 to develop small-scale renewable energy projects across Sub Saharan Africa

At least eight small renewable energy projects will be improved by the $760,000 grant approved this Wednesday (15) from the Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to Empower New Energy (EmNEW)

Online platform displays award-winning works from African cinema

Dedicated to the dissemination and distribution of black cinematographies and, in particular, productions from Africa and its diaspora, the online platform Array decided to make part of its collection available for free.

Desert Locust: another fight of East Africa

East Africa suffers from the Desert Locust upsurge, an alarming problem that poses an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the region.

COVID-19: AfDB discloses a new initiative to help African countries

"We are in a race to save lives. No country will be left behind," said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the...

African infrastructure used against Ebola outbreak can mitigate the impact of COVID-19

The response to the 2014 Ebola crisis taught African countries what it takes to invest in more resilient health systems and more effective surveillance mechanisms to cope with epidemics. This expertise can help struggle with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

AfDB appoints a new Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has a new Acting Director for the Communications and External Relations Department. Since 1 April, Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf, a Senegalese national, heads the department.

African Ministers discuss measures to hold the pandemic effects

OThe rising COVID-19 cases in Africa induced the Ministers of Finance from the continent to hold a second virtual meeting this Tuesday (31) when they decided that the pandemic could spiral out of control unless measures are put in place now to curtail its spread.

UN launches an action plan to combat the pandemic

The UN has launched an action plan to combat the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic