African Development Bank

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Africaโ€™s economic recovery looks promising given COVID-19 related disruptions

African countries must eradicate all forms of โ€œleakagesโ€ in public finances and pursue an all-out effort to harness digital technologies to propel the continent into the fourth industrial revolution and into a future that is far more resilient to economic shocks.

New bridges to replace infrastructure destroyed in Mozambique cyclones

The African Development Bank Group is assisting Mozambique to recover from infrasture damage caused by recent cyclones. AfDB has funded the purchase of 26 bridges in Mozambique under the Post Cyclone Idai and Kenneth Emergency Recovery and Resilience Program.

Challenges of providing electricity to rural parts of Kenya

Rural electrification was hailed as a game-changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas of Kenya. It didn't go as planned because for people to use electricity, there needs to be some form of economic empowerment.

Rolling out of national electricity grids has stalled across Africa

Power cuts continued to plague some African countries. There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.

Didier Drogba's digital literacy initiative

Didier Drogba has signed an agreement that sees a digital literacy program launched to educate 10 million Africans on issues such as health, citizenship, and financial inclusion using digital literacy programs.

Growing Africa's digital economy

Africa needs to prepare itself to be able to take advantage of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement to grow the continent's digital economy.

Coding must be compulsory at all levels - President of African Development Bank

โ€œCoding must be compulsory, at all levels. The currency of the future is going to be codingโ€ฆWe must democratize technology,โ€ - Akinwumi Adesina, President of AfDB.