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11/06/2019
Experts say the African Continental Trade Agreement is a game changer for a single market across Africa, but concerns remain that barriers may not be removed to allow private businesses and companies to operate freely across borders. What is the opinion of the Bank’s private sector department? 
11/06/2019
The 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF) began on 20 March 2019 and will end with a pledging conference in November 2019. The ADF is the preferred source of funding for 70% of regional member countries: a successful replenishment will improve operations on the ground, and assist the decentralisation process. How is the current ADF-14 turning out?     
11/06/2019
I am delighted to welcome you all to the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group here in beautiful Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  At these Meetings, our Boards of Governors review the activities of the Bank and the Fund during the previous financial year and provide direction and guidance for the next. They will make key decisions and conclusions. Significantly, they will also consider the meaning and application of regional integration within the Bank’s mandate as a catalyst of Africa’s socio-economic development. 
11/06/2019
It gives me great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group here in the beautiful country of Equatorial Guinea.  
11/06/2019
African Development Bank Vice-President for the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, Pierre Guislain, on Tuesday stressed the major role that African financial institutions play in regional integration.  "These institutions finance the private sector, which has to become the engine of Africa's regional integration," said Guislain at the opening of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) workshop on the sidelines of the Bank's Annual Meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. 
11/06/2019
African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent.
11/06/2019
The Republic of Niger and the African Development Bank on Tuesday signed a $128.8 million financing agreement to support the "Kandadji" project for the regeneration of ecosystems and the development of the Niger Valley (PA-KRESMIN). Nigerien Minister of Planning Aïchatou Kane Boulama, who signed on behalf of Niger’s Government, expressed her gratitude to the Bank and praised the leadership shown by it in the process leading to the  "Kandadji" signing.
11/06/2019
Central Africa stands to benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), data from the African Development Bank shows.Hanan Morsy, Director of Research at the Bank, revealed the findings at the launch of one of the Bank’s flagship reports in Malabo, where the African Development Bank is hosting its Annual Meetings.
11/06/2019
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) held its 28th Management Board and 10th Governing Council meetings on 10 and 11 June 2019 respectively, on the margins of the 2019 African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The members reviewed the 2018 activities of the ALSF and discussed the future of the organisation.
11/06/2019
Malabo not only rolled out the red carpet Tuesday for delegates arriving at the ultramodern Sipopo Congress Centre for this year’s Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group,  it is also making sure that the event takes place in a safe, colourful and entertaining environment. Delegates were warmly greeted by local dancers with many of them waving white handkerchiefs to arriving dignitaries. “No doubt this is the right ambience – it’s peaceful, harmonious, colourful and welcoming. It sets the perfect stage for a meaningful meeting,” a delegate from Ghana said.