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African Development Bank

Groups Pledge $8 Billion For Horn Of Africa To End Poverty

AP | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union and several regional development banks are announcing new levels of financial support for the Horn of Afric...

Catalytic Development Assistance in Fragile States

Erik Solheim | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

More and better development assistance is needed for the least developed and fragile states. More development assistance should go to the countries most in need.

Africa's Present Vs Future

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

During the 2014 annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Kigali, Rwanda last May, the mood was both optimistic and pessimistic.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

Can Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng Transform Africa?

Lola Adesioye | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Lola Adesioye

What does a Savile Row fashion designer have in common with Africa's forthcoming industrial revolution? Well, in Ozwald Boateng's case, a lot.

Agriculture, and Africa's Future

Richard Attias | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Africa's agricultural sector has enormous scope for development, which would benefit both the continent's economy and its people. A recent report from...

Africa Rising

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivanley Noisette

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.

African Leaders Pledge $380 Million In Aid To Somalia

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) -- African leaders have pledged nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa. Dur...

Lagarde's Potential IMF Competitor Decides Against Bid

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

PARIS (Catherine Bremer) - South Africa's Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the race for the IMF's top job on Friday, making French finance minis...

China's Biggest Bank "Not a Mercenary" in Africa

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

If ICBC declines to fund Gibe 3, China's biggest bank will demonstrate that it respects international environmental standards in its funding decisions.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.