• AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Bridge on Zambezi River to link, open up markets in eight African countries

    January 3, 2019

    Agonza Innocent/AfDB January 03, 2019 Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail […]

  • AfDB Launches E-Newsletter to Champion Water Issues

    September 12, 2014

    George Mhango September 12, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the inaugural RWSSI e-newsletter, which gives an overview of its recent activities in the rural water supply and sanitation sector under the bank’s Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS). In the e-newsletter, OWAS has defined three strategic pillars, aligned with the bank’s vision for […]

  • AfDB Injects 5.4 Million USD in South Sudan Water Sector

    November 8, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective Reporters and African Press Organization November 8, 2013 The African Development Bank Group has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some 170,000 people […]

  • Djibouti: Geothermal Exploration in Lake Assal Region Kicks Off

    September 7, 2013

    Watersan Perspective September 07, 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Djibouti have signed the funding agreements, totaling to US $7.5 million, for a geothermal exploration project in the region of Lake Assal. “The exploitation of geothermal potential in the Lake Assal region will enable the Djiboutian population to access reliable, renewable […]

  • AfDB Approves US $73 Million for Irrigation and Road Projects in Malawi

    March 19, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective March 19, 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved grants and loans amounting to US $73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi. The grants, amounting to US $39.98 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and the African Development Fund (ADF), will be used […]