AfDB urges U.S. to invest more in Africa
African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Akinwunmi Adesina, has urged the United States of America to increase its investment in Africa.
Coding holds key to unlocking Africa’s $300b Internet revenue
With research showing that if governments harness the full economic potential of the Internet, Africa could add $300 billion to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, and other experts have charged Africans to embrace technology. According to them, with 70 per cent of all…
Female genital mutilation and human rights
Female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the most controversial and not-so-widely discussed harmful traditional practice, cannot be hidden anymore, thanks to the forces...
AfDB signs into $1b private sector-led facility
Nigeria may be in for a fresh financing of its infrastructure projects, courtesy of the African Development Bank (AfDB), as the lender signed into a $1 billion Multi-Lateral Development Bank and private sector investors' facility, tagged Room2Run.
Akinwunmi Adesina: The Agricultural Transformer
Akinwunmi Adesina was born to a farmer in Oyo state in 1960. Known for his history of breaking records, he graduated with a first class in Agricultural Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1981. By 1988, he had earned his PhD in the same course at Purdue University, US. An exemplary pacesetter, his Thesis…
Climate change threatens agriculture, food security in Nigeria
Stakeholders and civil society groups in Nigeria have been urged to urgently address the challenges of food security engendered by climate change to ensure that its citizens do not suffer hunger and starvation in future.
AfDB seeks increased funding for Africa’s development projects
The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has called on its partners and shareholders, particularly the Ministers and Governors of the Bank from West and Central Africa, to see to the success of its General Capital Increase.
Why Nigeria has not benefitted from AfDB air travel business support grants’
Let me congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria being chosen to host this third ICAO World Aviation Forum. This is the first time they are hosting outside of the ICAO headquarters in Canada.
Eradicating extreme hunger with food banks
Hunger hurts and takes away hope. When hunger pervades a country’s landscape it not only threatens the future of its inhabitants, it hampers their prosperity.