Akinwumi Adesina

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Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

EastAfrican Friday, February 14, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina observed ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “Farming might not be attractive in Sierra Leone because there is no guarantee facility for lending to farmers. We can continue to engage your government to ensure the de-risking farming, introducing new rice variety” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “make a single dollar of investment on coal projects,” “But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Anywhere in the world where you have shared water resources, there are always tensions,” “I have every confidence that they will find mechanisms of equal sharing of this resource” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There has to be climate justice," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa shouldn't be in a situation wherein it is begging," "We are not going to deal with climate change by talking about it" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "make a single dollar of investment on coal projects," "But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Anywhere in the world where you have shared water resources, there are always tensions," "I have every confidence that they will find mechanisms of equal sharing of this resource" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There has to be climate justice,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa shouldn’t be in a situation wherein it is begging,” “We are not going to deal with climate change by talking about it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “make a single dollar of investment on coal projects,” “But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “We have to make sure, in everything we do, that we bring about implementation faster,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to make a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

rnanews Monday, February 10, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, February 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “39 per cent of the world’s stunted children and 28 per cent of the world’s wasted children are in Africa. They are prone to inhibited intellectual and physical growth, and sometimes even premature death,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “The AfDB has also launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard at an AU summit in Feb. 2019. The scorecard provides heads of states with a snapshot of progress and areas where action is needed to meet the agreed nutrition goals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Ethiopia, we’re currently preparing a 45 million U.S. dollars project in support of the government of Ethiopia’s bold Seqota Declaration to eradicate the underlying causes of chronic under-nutrition and end stunting among children under five years by 2030,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “A re-engineered food system would generate new jobs across the whole food system, from agricultural food production through to food processing and retail,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa's economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens, because nobody eats [gross domestic product] GDP," External link

nampa Friday, February 7, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "African countries should accelerate investments as well as the development of human capital," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future - not the jobs of the past," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "And every single day we work, let's look at the real lives behind the statistics. Let's hear their voices. Let's feel their aspirations," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

sundaystandard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Não nos podemos deixar levar; não estamos a ganhar a luta contra a fome global” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “intervenção particularmente urgente devido às mudanças climatéricas” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : "Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso" External link

verangola Friday, January 31, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “África não tem uma crise de dívida sistémica, no entanto, temos de ver a qualidade da dívida, a decomposição entre dívida concessional e não concessional [a preços de mercado], os potenciais efeitos negativos no afastamento do setor privado no acesso ao financiamento, o crescente nível de dívida bilateral a credores fora do Clube de Paris, e o aumento nos volumes de emissão de dívida em moeda estrangeira (‘eurobonds’)” External link

mercado Friday, January 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Deixem-me ser claro, África não tem uma crise de dívida sistémica” External link

mercado Friday, January 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, January 31, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

africanreview Friday, January 31, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, January 31, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : ”What Africa does with food will determine the future of food, given that 65% of the arable land left to feed the world is here,” “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today, marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic and impactful engagement,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, January 27, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cellphone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet, funds are not being channelled into Africa. There are $8 trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1% is invested in Africa,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet funds are not being channeled into Africa. There are US$8trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1 percent is invested in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet, funds are not being channelled into Africa. There are $8 trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1% is invested in Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “We have not even sold ourselves to ourselves” External link

theindependent Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “We have not even sold ourselves to ourselves” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Monday, January 13, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa must not be locked at the bottom…it must rapidly add value to what it leads the world in producing,” “It is time for Africa to move to the top of the global food value chain, through agro-industrialisation and adding value to all of what it produces” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The bank has been very responsive during critical times that matter most. We are there always at the right time, with the right product, for the right needs of countries,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

dailytrust Monday, December 23, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, December 23, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

ipsnews Monday, December 23, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “What a great pledge we’ve achieved with your support... Together we’ve exceeded the target set for this replenishment. What a great and successful replenishment story that is,” External link

africanreview Monday, December 9, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is indeed a great honour,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My heartbeat is to serve the people of Africa,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is indeed a great honour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My heartbeat is to serve the people of Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Regional integration is crucial for Africa's accelerated development and we must connect landlocked countries to ports. Investors must be able to invest beyond the borders of their countries, and Africa must trade more with itself,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalised agreements,” External link

africanreview Friday, November 29, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When women borrow, they always repay. And 90 per cent of them repay their loans without the least problem. So, where is the risk? The problem is prejudice and the banks’ lack of flexibility,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Let's be smart and let's be wise: women are the best investments any society can make. When they earn, they spend 90 percent of their income on their households, including their husbands," External link

globalissues Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart and let’s be wise, women are the best investments any society can make. When they earn, they spend 90 percent of their income on their households, including their husbands,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable. Smart nations will invest in women,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Through its participation, the African Development Bank again demonstrates its leading role in supporting Africa’s transformation. The catalytic effect brought about by the Bank is strategically aimed to help transform Mozambique from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’ nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Through its participation, the African Development Bank again demonstrates its leading role in supporting Africa’s transformation. The catalytic effect brought about by the Bank is strategically aimed to help transform Mozambique from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’ nation” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “When women borrow, they always repay. And 90% of them repay their loans without the least problem. So, where is the risk? The problem is prejudice and the banks’ lack of flexibility. We must leave this behind to allow women access to financing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Kigali Rwanda ) : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart, and let’s be wise. Women are the best investment any society can make,’ he added. The African Development Bank is doing its part to transform the financing landscape for women with the launch of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). AFAWA aims to mobilize $3 billion of new lending by banks and financial institutions for women in Africa. G7 leaders approved a package totaling $251 million in support of AFAWA during the summit in August. Welcoming the conference participants, Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Soline Nyirahabimana, said the Kigali Conference center was set to glow orange in honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days kick off on November 25th, each year, which marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until December 10th. The 2019 Global Gender Summit is attended by the first ladies of Rwanda and Kenya as well as representatives of the heads of state of Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Chad and the King of Morocco. Also in attendance are ministers of genders from Niger, Somalia, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Libya. The Summit runs from 25th to 27th of November under the theme: ‘Unpacking constraints to gender equality.’ ‘The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable,” External link

rnanews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligné : «Alors que nous sommes réunis ce jour à l’occasion du sommet mondial sur le Genre, nous devons réfléchir sur la manière d’accroître les possibilités économiques, sociales et politiques pour les femmes et les filles. Un monde plus intelligent doit investir dans les femmes et les filles » External link

journaldebrazza Monday, November 25, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Kigali Rwanda ) : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart, and let’s be wise. Women are the best investment any society can make,’ he added. The African Development Bank is doing its part to transform the financing landscape for women with the launch of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). AFAWA aims to mobilize $3 billion of new lending by banks and financial institutions for women in Africa. G7 leaders approved a package totaling $251 million in support of AFAWA during the summit in August. Welcoming the conference participants, Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Soline Nyirahabimana, said the Kigali Conference center was set to glow orange in honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days kick off on November 25th, each year, which marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until December 10th. The 2019 Global Gender Summit is attended by the first ladies of Rwanda and Kenya as well as representatives of the heads of state of Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Chad and the King of Morocco. Also in attendance are ministers of genders from Niger, Somalia, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Libya. The Summit runs from 25 th to 27th of November under the theme: ‘Unpacking constraints to gender equality.’ ‘The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is at the centre of the actions taken to ensure the success of the continental free-trade area. We have invested over one billion dollars to support the financing of trade in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We need to break down all barriers that impede the free movement of people across the continent, especially that of workers, because this is vital for promoting investment,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa will not develop through aid, but through investment” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina declared : “The crucial point for the economic development of Africa is that we have to radically transform our agriculture,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We need to achieve universal access to electricity. We need to help Africa to become self-sufficient in food. We need to achieve a fully integrated continent. We need to industrialize Africa and improve the quality of life for its people,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “We must now turn the rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This requires a total transformation of the agriculture sector. At the core of this must be rapid agricultural industrialization. We must not just focus on primary production but on the development of agricultural value chains,” “That way, Africa will turn from being at the bottom to the top of global value chains” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa is ahead of its time. Business as usual is no longer the norm…from now on it will be Business unusual. All is now set for global and regional investments to make a smooth landing into Africa. The Africa Investment Forum has turned the tide of investment into the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, November 15, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina commented : “Progress is being made but much still needs to be done. To integrate Africa, we should bring down all the walls! The free movement of people, and especially labour mobility, are crucial for promoting investments,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We continue to work hard to ensure that we put what Africa needs behind all the investments. We need to be a thriving continent at the edge of investor confidence,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We want to make sure that the lives of Africans are improved drastically. We want to reduce inequality in Africa, not just for a few - it has to be for everybody. It is a collective responsibility for everybody to make sure that we deliver,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We’ve had an incredible event. We had 2 221 participants coming from 109 countries, 48 of those from the continent and 61 from outside Africa. Thanks for coming. You came and you discovered, you came and you were fulfilled. You came and you voted for investment in Africa. You came and voted for a continent brimming with investment. You voted for bankable projects and there were several of them,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The boardrooms were packed, they were busy. They were energised, they were engaging. And [as is] the culture at the Africa Investment Forum, they were transactional,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are winning because you are here. We are winning because you are investing. We are winning because you are seizing the opportunities offered. And we are winning because you are closing transactions,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “So, we walk together, we invest together, we win together. Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure. As we close, let me celebrate your participation, your engagements and your interest. Thank you for making the Africa Investment Forum such a huge success,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The partners will focus on priority sectors including critical infrastructure, power and energy, financial services, and agriculture, and prioritize investments that empower the region’s women. Through these efforts, DFC and the Bank aim to invest a combined $2 billion, with a goal of mobilizing an additional $3 billion from the private sector alongside their investments. Doing so would support total investment of $5 billion in regional development projects. The partners will use debt financing, equity investments, political risk insurance, and other financial tools to meet these goals,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa producing countries will get similar support (from the bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa-producing countries will get similar support (from the Bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa producing countries will get similar support (from the Bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, he is growing up tall, healthy and is doing very well in school. Antonio’s problem was stunting: when a child is too short for their age. That problem is widespread across the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “As you take a look at the Nutrition Scorecard in front of you, you will notice there’s a lot of red: which means we are not making progress. The red colour and the statistics they carry are more than numbers,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs," "We want Africa to lead in renewable energy" External link

globalissues Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "It's a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition," External link

globalissues Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligné : «Les cours des produits de base se redressent. En 2018, les investissements directs étrangers en Afrique ont augmenté de 11 pour cent, contre 4 pour cent en Asie et une baisse de 13 pour cent au niveau mondial. Ainsi, en matière d’investissement, l’Afrique obtient de bons résultats, mais il lui faut encore bien plus » External link

mali-web Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Ivory Coast The ) : "With our capital increase at the bank, we have a lot more capital to support with. And we will be supporting (Ivory Coast) just the same way we've supported Ghana," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs,” “We want Africa to lead in renewable energy” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It’s a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs,” “We want Africa to lead in renewable energy” External link

ipsnews Monday, November 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It’s a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition,” External link

ipsnews Monday, November 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «African investment forum traite des questions pratiques pour accélérer la conclusion de contrats. L’Afrique offre des arguments pour convaincre en matière d’investissements (…) L’Afrique est sérieuse et veut sortir des sentiers battus» External link

journaldebrazza Monday, November 11, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There is need for Zambia to move away from dependency on hydro to solar energy and engage in drought resistant crops,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Les possibilités d’investissement en Afrique s’avèrent tout à fait attrayantes» External link

kababachir Monday, November 11, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The focus is really on the projects that are going to significantly transform the lives of Africans,” External link

businessday Monday, November 11, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We can think of no better Eminent Speaker to share insight on this topic than Your Excellency, Madam Graça Machel,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "We as a bank had said we are going to double our financing for climate change…so the shareholders strongly supported that direction…They are asking that we do a lot more on climate," External link

globalissues Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I am an optimist on Africa. My optimism does not imply non-awareness of the challenges facing the continent, but stems from a conviction that the best of Africa lies ahead of us," External link

globalissues Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Technologies to achieve Africa’s green revolution exist, but are mostly just sitting on the shelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled-up to reach millions of farmers,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All it took was sheer political will, supported by science, technology and pragmatic policies…Just like in the case of rice, the same can be said of a myriad of technologies: including high-yielding water efficient maize, high-yielding cassava varieties, animal and fisheries technologies,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “the Bank will continue its leadership role on infrastructure development, strengthening regional integration, helping to realize the ambitions of the African Continental Free Trade Area, supporting fragile states to build resilience, ensuring sustainable debt management, addressing climate change and boosting private sector investments. We will do a lot more. This is a historic moment” External link

modernghana Monday, November 4, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This general capital increase represents a very strong commitment of all our shareholders to see better quality projects that will significantly have an impact on the lives of the people in Africa- in cities, in rural communities, and for millions of youth and women” External link

waltainfo Monday, November 4, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “the Bank will continue its leadership role on infrastructure development, strengthening regional integration, helping to realize the ambitions of the African Continental Free Trade Area, supporting fragile states to build resilience, ensuring sustainable debt management, addressing climate change and boosting private sector investments. We will do a lot more. This is a historic moment” External link

ipsnews Friday, November 1, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “Hoje é um dia histórico para o BAD e para África” External link

ptjornal Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting establishment of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Kigali, in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University which is providing world-class Masters’ degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students which have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their own businesses,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Your name is written in gold in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “It is impressive that of the 101 policy commitments made by the countries, progress is being made on 98 of them, it is therefore not surprising that FDI inflows to these countries have increased by 16% in the past five years” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Africa Investment Forum will serve as an important private sector investment opportunity for the Compact” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I don’t believe in youth empowerment, at all, because when you say you have empowered somebody and then you train them but there is no financing, investments for them to grow their businesses, what is the good of that? So, we must move from youth empowerment to youth investment” External link

vanguardngr Monday, October 28, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “These zones will be set aside and managed for agribusinesses and food manufacturing industries and other agro-allied industries. They will be enabled with the right policies and infrastructure such as roads, energy, irrigation, rail, ICT, waste management, and ports to help reduce business transaction costs and could benefit from government subsidies. SCPZs can transform the rural areas from zones of misery into zones of economic prosperity,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told ( about Ivory Coast The ) : “The last time the price of cocoa collapsed, Ghana lost US$1billion and Ivory Coast lost over US$1billion. We must be smarter than that,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If you have to constantly sell your beans, you don’t control anything. You just dispose of them. You’re essentially a market price-taker,” “So, that needs to change in terms of the volumes you are actually putting into the market” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Não nos podemos deixar levar; não estamos a ganhar a luta contra a fome global” External link

jornalf8 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “intervenção particularmente urgente devido às mudanças climatéricas” External link

jornalf8 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are helping to open up rural areas to development as a means of reversing migration trends. To do this, we are investing in skill upgrades, creating jobs, providing access to SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) finance for young men and women. Ultimately, we need to create livable and workable cities for the younger generation,” External link

iran-daily Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "To do this, we are investing in skill upgrades, creating jobs, providing access to SME (small and medium enterprises) finance for young men and women. Ultimately, we need to create livable and workable cities for the younger generation," External link

iol Monday, October 21, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligne : «Lorsque nous avons partagé notre vision pour favoriser le mouvement des capitaux vers l’Afrique, en organisant ce premier Forum avec l’objectif de boucler des transactions, beaucoup ont pensé que cela reviendrait à tirer des plans sur la comète. Un an plus tard, le verdict est incontesté. Les possibilités d’investissement en Afrique s’avèrent tout à fait attrayantes» External link

rnanews Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estime : «L’audace démontrée l’an dernier en Afrique du Sud, ainsi que les résultats obtenus en matière d’investissements et de transactions conclues, resteront longtemps gravés dans la mémoire de la communauté des investisseurs » External link

rnanews Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa. As the world’s private sector leader, the United States has a unique role to play in increasing investments in Africa and expanding opportunities for the U.S. private sector” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This first-ever gathering of world-class investors exceeded all expectations, with projects worth over US$38.7billion securing investment interest in just 72 hours” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Together, let’s end hunger in Africa. Together, let’s end hunger in our world,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, October 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “No BAD trabalhámos muito nestes anos; nos meus quatro anos como presidente, ligámos 16 milhões de pessoas à eletricidade, demos acesso a tecnologias agrícolas a 70 milhões para garantir a sua segurança alimentar, oferecemos acesso a serviços financeiros a 9 milhões de pessoas, transportámos 55 milhões e demos acesso a água e serviços sanitários a outros 31 milhões, num total de 181 milhões de pessoas que beneficiaram diretamente dos nossos investimentos” External link

ptjornal Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “No BAD trabalhámos muito nestes anos; nos meus quatro anos como presidente, ligámos 16 milhões de pessoas à electricidade, demos acesso a tecnologias agrícolas a 70 milhões para garantir a sua segurança alimentar, oferecemos acesso a serviços financeiros a 9 milhões de pessoas, transportámos 55 milhões e demos acesso a água e serviços sanitários a outros 31 milhões, num total de 181 milhões de pessoas que beneficiaram directamente dos nossos investimentos” External link

mercado Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : "Africa has to have its own industrial capacity to be able to take the advantage of a 3.3 trillion dollar market with the African Continental Free Trade Area," External link

euronews-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “So, the faster we deliver on the High 5s, the faster we will reach our goal and desired destination,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, October 7, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Institutions will be rated by their development impact: the rate and volume at which they lend to women,” External link

allghananews Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

dailypost Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 27, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

allghananews Friday, September 27, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is in the past, and renewable energy is the future,” “For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 27, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Unfortunately, Africa today is de-industrialising, and there is no region of the world that has actually created wealth without industrialising,” “Infrastructure is critical. Ports, rail, digital infrastructure, all those things are going to be very critical. That’s our bread and butter every day at the African Development Bank, connecting Africa and achieving the goal of African unity” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Le charbon n’a plus sa place en Afrique, il appartient au passé. L’avenir est aux énergies renouvelables» External link

legriot Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we're getting out of coal," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There's a reason God gave Africa sunlight," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we're getting out of coal," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There's a reason God gave Africa sunlight," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future,” “For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Their voices still echo and will continue to do so. Their generation bears the brunt of decades of neglect and inaction. And so it is only right that they should have a voice and a seat at the table of climate change,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Africa, we have millions of farmers suffering from the devastating impact of drought in the Sahel. It is not just their livelihoods that are at stake, but their communities, but their ways of life, ” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For too long, we have been short-changed by climate change. But, we can no longer be short-changed by climate finance,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “That is why the African Development Bank is pursuing a major Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative, to help African countries create 25 million jobs for its youth,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

nan Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Their voices still echo and will continue to do so. Their generation bears the brunt of decades of neglect and inaction. And so it is only right that they should have a voice and a seat at the table of climate change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Africa, we have millions of farmers suffering from the devastating impact of drought in the Sahel. It is not just their livelihoods that are at stake, but their communities, but their ways of life, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For too long, we have been short-changed by climate change. But, we can no longer be short-changed by climate finance,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The jobs are there; whether we have the skills to match is the question,” “The day that students go to school, within four years those courses are obsolete” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina agreed : “the fact is that the private schools are for a minority, so how can you create talent when the public system is not delivering?” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Industrial Revolution ) : “We commissioned a study with the African Center for Economic Transformation and were shocked that, in terms of our governments’ awareness of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, preparedness and knowledge were very low,” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA-3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture, we are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina ajouté : «Il faut une harmonisation des politiques et aller vers une zone de libre échange énergétique» External link

abamako Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "By any measure, these numbers and impacts are impressive," "But the needs in Africa are enormous. That is why the bank is engaged in discussions with its shareholders for a General Capital Increase to do much more for Africa—toward Agenda 2063" External link

globalissues Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I am optimistic about Africa's future. I am confident in our capacity as a Bank to make a greater impact on the lives of millions of people across this beloved continent we have been called to serve," External link

globalissues Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The industrial capacity has fallen significantly, and so the demand, even for products and raw materials from Africa, will only fall even further. So, the effect of that could have a ripple effect on African economies as the demand for their products weaken from China," External link

voanews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “By any measure, these numbers and impacts are impressive,” “But the needs in Africa are enormous. That is why the bank is engaged in discussions with its shareholders for a General Capital Increase to do much more for Africa—toward Agenda 2063” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am optimistic about Africa’s future. I am confident in our capacity as a Bank to make a greater impact on the lives of millions of people across this beloved continent we have been called to serve,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa. As the world’s private sector leader, the United States has a unique role to play in increasing investments in Africa and expanding opportunities for the U.S. private sector” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This first-ever gathering of world-class investors exceeded all expectations, with projects worth over US$38.7billion securing investment interest in just 72 hours” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting the establishment of the Regional Center of Excellence in Kigali in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University, which is providing world-class Masters degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students that have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their businesses,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Gabriel Negatu is an effective leader. He was the pioneering Regional Director for the East Africa Regional Resource Centre, which he successfully developed and which now manages the largest operations in the Bank. Gabriel’s solid experience, leadership and drive will be great assets for the Bank,” External link

AddisFortune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

allghananews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, he is growing up tall, healthy and is doing very well in school. Antonio’s problem was stunting: when a child is too short for their age. That problem is widespread across the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, September 2, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “As you take a look at the Nutrition Scorecard in front of you, you will notice there’s a lot of red: which means we are not making progress. The red colour and the statistics they carry are more than numbers,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, September 2, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA-3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, August 30, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. The increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. The increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, August 30, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA -3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 30, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

AddisStandard Friday, August 30, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now, let us arise with renewed vigour. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 30, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting establishment of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Kigali, in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University which is providing world-class Masters’ degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students which have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their own businesses,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, August 30, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "I don't think there is a deliberate plan by China to indebt any country at all. I think China is fulfilling a very important role, which is in terms of infrastructure support," External link

wsau Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The interest and engagement of China in Africa is welcome. Will I say there were no mistakes made in the beginning, no I wouldn't say so," "There are issues of sensitivity to local communities, there are issues of making sure you don’t displace people in the labor market, but these are a learning curve for China" External link

wsau Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "I don't think there is a deliberate plan by China to indebt any country at all. I think China is fulfilling a very important role, which is in terms of infrastructure support," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 30, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The interest and engagement of China in Africa is welcome. Will I say there were no mistakes made in the beginning, no I wouldn't say so," "There are issues of sensitivity to local communities, there are issues of making sure you don’t displace people in the labour market, but these are a learning curve for China" External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 30, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “I love what technology did for those women,” External link

modernghana Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting the establishment of the Regional Center of Excellence in Kigali in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University, which is providing world-class Masters degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students that have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their businesses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “I love what technology did for those women,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa cannot adapt to climate change through words. It can only adapt to climate change through resources" "Africa has been shortchanged in terms of climate change because the continent accounts for only 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions but it suffers disproportionately from the negative impacts," External link

globalissues Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Apesar de todos os ganhos obtidos na agricultura, não estamos a ganhar a guerra global contra a fome” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina referiu : “paixão, dedicação e compromisso para o desenvolvimento da agricultura e na procura de segurança alimentar no mundo tem sido uma característica do seu trabalho” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa cannot adapt to climate change through words. It can only adapt to climate change through resources” “Africa has been shortchanged in terms of climate change because the continent accounts for only 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions but it suffers disproportionately from the negative impacts,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

redpepper Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estimé : "Cet effort financier en faveur des femmes est le plus important de l'histoire du continent" External link

acotonou Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

modernghana Monday, August 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O meu compromisso pessoal com a região é muito forte. Nomeei dois vice-presidentes do banco da África Austral, incluindo o primeiro vice-presidente lusófono na história do banco” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, August 26, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O banco está para apoiar, fortemente, e o mais rápido possível, o desenvolvimento económico da região” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, August 26, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 26, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 26, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women, investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estimé : "Cet effort financier en faveur des femmes est le plus important de l'histoire du continent" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 26, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Investing in women's entrepreneurship is not just a good idea; it also makes economic sense," External link

modernghana Friday, August 23, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For every dollar of paid-in capital by the region, it received about $19 in investments, an impressive 19:1 leverage ratio,” External link

clubofmozambique Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “Unlocking the potential of the Inga hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be a top priority,” External link

clubofmozambique Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials. The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down; free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

newsday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For every dollar of paid-in capital by the region, it received about $ 19 in investments, an impressive 19:1 leverage ratio,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “Unlocking the potential of the Inga hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be a top priority,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “I see a brighter future for the SADC region. Regional railways that link the whole region, regional value chains that will drive competitiveness, Special Agro-industrial zones that will transform agriculture into a major business across the region, creating millions of jobs, and regional power pools that will finally solve the energy challenge in the region,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “É por isso que o Banco Africano de Desenvolvimento apoia firmemente a realização do INGA 3” External link

mercado Monday, August 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

angop Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” External link

angop Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

arabnews Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labor, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

arabnews Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “The bank is there to strongly support the region’s heads of state and government drive for more rapid economic development of the region,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are getting much closer to countries. We now have 41 country offices, including the one in Tanzania,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Your investment in the bank pays off very well. For every dollar of paid in capital by the region, it received about $19 in investments,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina alisema : “Benki hii imeendelea kutoa mchango mkubwa kwa ukanda wa SADC. Kiwango cha uwekezaji wa benki hii kwa ukanda wa SADC kimefikia dola bilioni 13, kwa upande wa nishati, benki hii imewekeza dola bilioni 5 kwa Shirika la Umeme la Afrika Kusini (ESKOM) ambalo pia linasambaza umeme katika ukanda wa SADC, lakini benki hii pia imeisaidia Mauritius dola milioni 114 kwa ajili ya mradi wa umeme wa St. Louis ambao unawapatia asilimia 36 ya wananchi huduma ya umeme,” External link

habarileo Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Meu compromisso pessoal com a região é muito forte. Nomeei dois vice-presidentes do banco da África Austral, incluindo o primeiro vice-presidente lusófono na história do banco” External link

mercado Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O banco está para apoiar, fortemente, e o mais rápido possível, o desenvolvimento económico da região” External link

mercado Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapambana kufungua fursa zilizopo Afrika. Maisha yangu yatakuwa na maana endapo nita-fanikiwa kuwainua wengi kutoka kwenye lindi la ufukara,” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapaswa kupunguza tofauti ya kipato kati ya wenye nacho na wasionacho. Kila mmoja anapaswa kuwa na kipato kukidhi mahitaji yake sio wachache peke yao. Leo hii masikini amekwama, anaku-la mabaki kama si makombo ya matajiri. Kukosekana kwa usawa husababisha migogoro, sehe-mu yenye njaa haiwezi kuwa na amani” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président79.22%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de la bad0.97%FR10/21/201721/10/2017
président de la banque africaine de développement1.62%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
president of african development bank1.30%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
president12.99%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
former nigerian minister of agriculture0.32%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
minister of industry trade and investment0.32%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
african development bank president2.27%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
chief executive officer0.32%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
minister of agriculture0.32%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
adviser0.32%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Akinwumi AdesinaFR53.97%
Akinwumi AdesinaEN44.39%
Akinwumi AdesinaPT1.27%
AKinwumi AdesinaFR0.22%
Akinwumi AdesinaSA0.07%
AKinwumi AdesinaEN0.07%


 
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Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

EastAfrican Friday, February 14, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina observed ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “Farming might not be attractive in Sierra Leone because there is no guarantee facility for lending to farmers. We can continue to engage your government to ensure the de-risking farming, introducing new rice variety” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “make a single dollar of investment on coal projects,” “But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Anywhere in the world where you have shared water resources, there are always tensions,” “I have every confidence that they will find mechanisms of equal sharing of this resource” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There has to be climate justice," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa shouldn't be in a situation wherein it is begging," "We are not going to deal with climate change by talking about it" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "make a single dollar of investment on coal projects," "But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Anywhere in the world where you have shared water resources, there are always tensions," "I have every confidence that they will find mechanisms of equal sharing of this resource" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There has to be climate justice,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa shouldn’t be in a situation wherein it is begging,” “We are not going to deal with climate change by talking about it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “make a single dollar of investment on coal projects,” “But it is going to take time to wean themselves off that” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “We have to make sure, in everything we do, that we bring about implementation faster,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to make a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

rnanews Monday, February 10, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, February 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “39 per cent of the world’s stunted children and 28 per cent of the world’s wasted children are in Africa. They are prone to inhibited intellectual and physical growth, and sometimes even premature death,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “The AfDB has also launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard at an AU summit in Feb. 2019. The scorecard provides heads of states with a snapshot of progress and areas where action is needed to meet the agreed nutrition goals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Ethiopia, we’re currently preparing a 45 million U.S. dollars project in support of the government of Ethiopia’s bold Seqota Declaration to eradicate the underlying causes of chronic under-nutrition and end stunting among children under five years by 2030,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “A re-engineered food system would generate new jobs across the whole food system, from agricultural food production through to food processing and retail,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Sovereign funds of Africa are invested elsewhere. We need to take a decision that sovereign wealth funds, pension funds need to be invested in Africa, not elsewhere,” “Africa also needs to do more to stop illicit capital flows” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa's economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens, because nobody eats [gross domestic product] GDP," External link

nampa Friday, February 7, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "African countries should accelerate investments as well as the development of human capital," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future - not the jobs of the past," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "And every single day we work, let's look at the real lives behind the statistics. Let's hear their voices. Let's feel their aspirations," External link

globalissues Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

sundaystandard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Não nos podemos deixar levar; não estamos a ganhar a luta contra a fome global” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “intervenção particularmente urgente devido às mudanças climatéricas” External link

jornalf8 Friday, January 31, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : "Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso" External link

verangola Friday, January 31, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “África não tem uma crise de dívida sistémica, no entanto, temos de ver a qualidade da dívida, a decomposição entre dívida concessional e não concessional [a preços de mercado], os potenciais efeitos negativos no afastamento do setor privado no acesso ao financiamento, o crescente nível de dívida bilateral a credores fora do Clube de Paris, e o aumento nos volumes de emissão de dívida em moeda estrangeira (‘eurobonds’)” External link

mercado Friday, January 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Deixem-me ser claro, África não tem uma crise de dívida sistémica” External link

mercado Friday, January 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, January 31, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

africanreview Friday, January 31, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, January 31, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Temos de combater os fluxos ilícitos de capital, e temos programas contra isso” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labour market each year and only 3 million of them getting jobs, the mountain of youth unemployment is rising annually,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : ”What Africa does with food will determine the future of food, given that 65% of the arable land left to feed the world is here,” “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today, marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic and impactful engagement,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

africanreview Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, January 27, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cellphone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet, funds are not being channelled into Africa. There are $8 trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1% is invested in Africa,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet funds are not being channeled into Africa. There are US$8trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1 percent is invested in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Just under two decades ago, Africa had fewer telephones than Manhattan in New York. Today, Africa has over 440 million cell phone subscribers. Returns on digital infrastructure are very high as the continent expands broadband infrastructure to boost connectivity and improve services,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We are committed to quality infrastructure and ensuring that no one is left behind!” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The issue of risk in Africa is exaggerated. The risk of loss is lower than Latin America. Yet, funds are not being channelled into Africa. There are $8 trillion of assets under management in London, but only 1% is invested in Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “We have not even sold ourselves to ourselves” External link

theindependent Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “We have not even sold ourselves to ourselves” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Monday, January 13, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa must not be locked at the bottom…it must rapidly add value to what it leads the world in producing,” “It is time for Africa to move to the top of the global food value chain, through agro-industrialisation and adding value to all of what it produces” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The bank has been very responsive during critical times that matter most. We are there always at the right time, with the right product, for the right needs of countries,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

dailytrust Monday, December 23, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, December 23, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

ipsnews Monday, December 23, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “What a great pledge we’ve achieved with your support... Together we’ve exceeded the target set for this replenishment. What a great and successful replenishment story that is,” External link

africanreview Monday, December 9, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is indeed a great honour,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My heartbeat is to serve the people of Africa,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is indeed a great honour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My heartbeat is to serve the people of Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “You will see a new spring in our step…we will be bold and decisive. We will stretch ourselves, and we will do more with your support,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, December 6, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Regional integration is crucial for Africa's accelerated development and we must connect landlocked countries to ports. Investors must be able to invest beyond the borders of their countries, and Africa must trade more with itself,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalised agreements,” External link

africanreview Friday, November 29, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When women borrow, they always repay. And 90 per cent of them repay their loans without the least problem. So, where is the risk? The problem is prejudice and the banks’ lack of flexibility,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Let's be smart and let's be wise: women are the best investments any society can make. When they earn, they spend 90 percent of their income on their households, including their husbands," External link

globalissues Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart and let’s be wise, women are the best investments any society can make. When they earn, they spend 90 percent of their income on their households, including their husbands,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable. Smart nations will invest in women,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Through its participation, the African Development Bank again demonstrates its leading role in supporting Africa’s transformation. The catalytic effect brought about by the Bank is strategically aimed to help transform Mozambique from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’ nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, we can ensure that the local population reaps the benefits from its nascent natural gas value-chain, thus creating growth opportunities and widespread industrialization, while at the same time accelerating regional integration across Southern Africa,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Through its participation, the African Development Bank again demonstrates its leading role in supporting Africa’s transformation. The catalytic effect brought about by the Bank is strategically aimed to help transform Mozambique from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’ nation” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “When women borrow, they always repay. And 90% of them repay their loans without the least problem. So, where is the risk? The problem is prejudice and the banks’ lack of flexibility. We must leave this behind to allow women access to financing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Kigali Rwanda ) : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart, and let’s be wise. Women are the best investment any society can make,’ he added. The African Development Bank is doing its part to transform the financing landscape for women with the launch of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). AFAWA aims to mobilize $3 billion of new lending by banks and financial institutions for women in Africa. G7 leaders approved a package totaling $251 million in support of AFAWA during the summit in August. Welcoming the conference participants, Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Soline Nyirahabimana, said the Kigali Conference center was set to glow orange in honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days kick off on November 25th, each year, which marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until December 10th. The 2019 Global Gender Summit is attended by the first ladies of Rwanda and Kenya as well as representatives of the heads of state of Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Chad and the King of Morocco. Also in attendance are ministers of genders from Niger, Somalia, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Libya. The Summit runs from 25th to 27th of November under the theme: ‘Unpacking constraints to gender equality.’ ‘The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable,” External link

rnanews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligné : «Alors que nous sommes réunis ce jour à l’occasion du sommet mondial sur le Genre, nous devons réfléchir sur la manière d’accroître les possibilités économiques, sociales et politiques pour les femmes et les filles. Un monde plus intelligent doit investir dans les femmes et les filles » External link

journaldebrazza Monday, November 25, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Kigali Rwanda ) : “A smarter world must invest in women and girls. Let’s be smart, and let’s be wise. Women are the best investment any society can make,’ he added. The African Development Bank is doing its part to transform the financing landscape for women with the launch of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). AFAWA aims to mobilize $3 billion of new lending by banks and financial institutions for women in Africa. G7 leaders approved a package totaling $251 million in support of AFAWA during the summit in August. Welcoming the conference participants, Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Soline Nyirahabimana, said the Kigali Conference center was set to glow orange in honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days kick off on November 25th, each year, which marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until December 10th. The 2019 Global Gender Summit is attended by the first ladies of Rwanda and Kenya as well as representatives of the heads of state of Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Chad and the King of Morocco. Also in attendance are ministers of genders from Niger, Somalia, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Libya. The Summit runs from 25 th to 27th of November under the theme: ‘Unpacking constraints to gender equality.’ ‘The African Development Bank believes in women. Women are bankable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is at the centre of the actions taken to ensure the success of the continental free-trade area. We have invested over one billion dollars to support the financing of trade in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We need to break down all barriers that impede the free movement of people across the continent, especially that of workers, because this is vital for promoting investment,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa will not develop through aid, but through investment” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina declared : “The crucial point for the economic development of Africa is that we have to radically transform our agriculture,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We need to achieve universal access to electricity. We need to help Africa to become self-sufficient in food. We need to achieve a fully integrated continent. We need to industrialize Africa and improve the quality of life for its people,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “We must now turn the rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This requires a total transformation of the agriculture sector. At the core of this must be rapid agricultural industrialization. We must not just focus on primary production but on the development of agricultural value chains,” “That way, Africa will turn from being at the bottom to the top of global value chains” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa is ahead of its time. Business as usual is no longer the norm…from now on it will be Business unusual. All is now set for global and regional investments to make a smooth landing into Africa. The Africa Investment Forum has turned the tide of investment into the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, November 15, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina commented : “Progress is being made but much still needs to be done. To integrate Africa, we should bring down all the walls! The free movement of people, and especially labour mobility, are crucial for promoting investments,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We continue to work hard to ensure that we put what Africa needs behind all the investments. We need to be a thriving continent at the edge of investor confidence,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We want to make sure that the lives of Africans are improved drastically. We want to reduce inequality in Africa, not just for a few - it has to be for everybody. It is a collective responsibility for everybody to make sure that we deliver,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We’ve had an incredible event. We had 2 221 participants coming from 109 countries, 48 of those from the continent and 61 from outside Africa. Thanks for coming. You came and you discovered, you came and you were fulfilled. You came and you voted for investment in Africa. You came and voted for a continent brimming with investment. You voted for bankable projects and there were several of them,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The boardrooms were packed, they were busy. They were energised, they were engaging. And [as is] the culture at the Africa Investment Forum, they were transactional,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are winning because you are here. We are winning because you are investing. We are winning because you are seizing the opportunities offered. And we are winning because you are closing transactions,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “So, we walk together, we invest together, we win together. Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure. As we close, let me celebrate your participation, your engagements and your interest. Thank you for making the Africa Investment Forum such a huge success,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now the hard work begins to fast-track these deals to financial closure… Africa is bankable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The partners will focus on priority sectors including critical infrastructure, power and energy, financial services, and agriculture, and prioritize investments that empower the region’s women. Through these efforts, DFC and the Bank aim to invest a combined $2 billion, with a goal of mobilizing an additional $3 billion from the private sector alongside their investments. Doing so would support total investment of $5 billion in regional development projects. The partners will use debt financing, equity investments, political risk insurance, and other financial tools to meet these goals,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa producing countries will get similar support (from the bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa-producing countries will get similar support (from the Bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All cocoa producing countries will get similar support (from the Bank). Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, he is growing up tall, healthy and is doing very well in school. Antonio’s problem was stunting: when a child is too short for their age. That problem is widespread across the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “As you take a look at the Nutrition Scorecard in front of you, you will notice there’s a lot of red: which means we are not making progress. The red colour and the statistics they carry are more than numbers,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs," "We want Africa to lead in renewable energy" External link

globalissues Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "It's a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition," External link

globalissues Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligné : «Les cours des produits de base se redressent. En 2018, les investissements directs étrangers en Afrique ont augmenté de 11 pour cent, contre 4 pour cent en Asie et une baisse de 13 pour cent au niveau mondial. Ainsi, en matière d’investissement, l’Afrique obtient de bons résultats, mais il lui faut encore bien plus » External link

mali-web Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Ivory Coast The ) : "With our capital increase at the bank, we have a lot more capital to support with. And we will be supporting (Ivory Coast) just the same way we've supported Ghana," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs,” “We want Africa to lead in renewable energy” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It’s a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I believe that coal is the past. I believe that renewable energy is the future and we as a bank are investing in not in the past, but in the future in making sure that we are investing in solar energy, in hydro energy, in wind, all types of renewable energy that Africa needs,” “We want Africa to lead in renewable energy” External link

ipsnews Monday, November 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It’s a $500-million facility that we have set up to support countries that want to shift out of fuel-based energy into renewable energy and providing access to finance at a cheaper rate to be able to make that transition,” External link

ipsnews Monday, November 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «African investment forum traite des questions pratiques pour accélérer la conclusion de contrats. L’Afrique offre des arguments pour convaincre en matière d’investissements (…) L’Afrique est sérieuse et veut sortir des sentiers battus» External link

journaldebrazza Monday, November 11, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There is need for Zambia to move away from dependency on hydro to solar energy and engage in drought resistant crops,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Les possibilités d’investissement en Afrique s’avèrent tout à fait attrayantes» External link

kababachir Monday, November 11, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The focus is really on the projects that are going to significantly transform the lives of Africans,” External link

businessday Monday, November 11, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We can think of no better Eminent Speaker to share insight on this topic than Your Excellency, Madam Graça Machel,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "We as a bank had said we are going to double our financing for climate change…so the shareholders strongly supported that direction…They are asking that we do a lot more on climate," External link

globalissues Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I am an optimist on Africa. My optimism does not imply non-awareness of the challenges facing the continent, but stems from a conviction that the best of Africa lies ahead of us," External link

globalissues Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Technologies to achieve Africa’s green revolution exist, but are mostly just sitting on the shelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled-up to reach millions of farmers,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “All it took was sheer political will, supported by science, technology and pragmatic policies…Just like in the case of rice, the same can be said of a myriad of technologies: including high-yielding water efficient maize, high-yielding cassava varieties, animal and fisheries technologies,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “the Bank will continue its leadership role on infrastructure development, strengthening regional integration, helping to realize the ambitions of the African Continental Free Trade Area, supporting fragile states to build resilience, ensuring sustainable debt management, addressing climate change and boosting private sector investments. We will do a lot more. This is a historic moment” External link

modernghana Monday, November 4, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This general capital increase represents a very strong commitment of all our shareholders to see better quality projects that will significantly have an impact on the lives of the people in Africa- in cities, in rural communities, and for millions of youth and women” External link

waltainfo Monday, November 4, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “the Bank will continue its leadership role on infrastructure development, strengthening regional integration, helping to realize the ambitions of the African Continental Free Trade Area, supporting fragile states to build resilience, ensuring sustainable debt management, addressing climate change and boosting private sector investments. We will do a lot more. This is a historic moment” External link

ipsnews Friday, November 1, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “Hoje é um dia histórico para o BAD e para África” External link

ptjornal Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting establishment of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Kigali, in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University which is providing world-class Masters’ degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students which have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their own businesses,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Your name is written in gold in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “It is impressive that of the 101 policy commitments made by the countries, progress is being made on 98 of them, it is therefore not surprising that FDI inflows to these countries have increased by 16% in the past five years” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Africa Investment Forum will serve as an important private sector investment opportunity for the Compact” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I don’t believe in youth empowerment, at all, because when you say you have empowered somebody and then you train them but there is no financing, investments for them to grow their businesses, what is the good of that? So, we must move from youth empowerment to youth investment” External link

vanguardngr Monday, October 28, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “These zones will be set aside and managed for agribusinesses and food manufacturing industries and other agro-allied industries. They will be enabled with the right policies and infrastructure such as roads, energy, irrigation, rail, ICT, waste management, and ports to help reduce business transaction costs and could benefit from government subsidies. SCPZs can transform the rural areas from zones of misery into zones of economic prosperity,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told ( about Ivory Coast The ) : “The last time the price of cocoa collapsed, Ghana lost US$1billion and Ivory Coast lost over US$1billion. We must be smarter than that,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If you have to constantly sell your beans, you don’t control anything. You just dispose of them. You’re essentially a market price-taker,” “So, that needs to change in terms of the volumes you are actually putting into the market” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Não nos podemos deixar levar; não estamos a ganhar a luta contra a fome global” External link

jornalf8 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “intervenção particularmente urgente devido às mudanças climatéricas” External link

jornalf8 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are helping to open up rural areas to development as a means of reversing migration trends. To do this, we are investing in skill upgrades, creating jobs, providing access to SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) finance for young men and women. Ultimately, we need to create livable and workable cities for the younger generation,” External link

iran-daily Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "To do this, we are investing in skill upgrades, creating jobs, providing access to SME (small and medium enterprises) finance for young men and women. Ultimately, we need to create livable and workable cities for the younger generation," External link

iol Monday, October 21, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina souligne : «Lorsque nous avons partagé notre vision pour favoriser le mouvement des capitaux vers l’Afrique, en organisant ce premier Forum avec l’objectif de boucler des transactions, beaucoup ont pensé que cela reviendrait à tirer des plans sur la comète. Un an plus tard, le verdict est incontesté. Les possibilités d’investissement en Afrique s’avèrent tout à fait attrayantes» External link

rnanews Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estime : «L’audace démontrée l’an dernier en Afrique du Sud, ainsi que les résultats obtenus en matière d’investissements et de transactions conclues, resteront longtemps gravés dans la mémoire de la communauté des investisseurs » External link

rnanews Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa. As the world’s private sector leader, the United States has a unique role to play in increasing investments in Africa and expanding opportunities for the U.S. private sector” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This first-ever gathering of world-class investors exceeded all expectations, with projects worth over US$38.7billion securing investment interest in just 72 hours” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Together, let’s end hunger in Africa. Together, let’s end hunger in our world,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, October 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many thought it would all amount to building castles in the air. One year down the road, the verdict is undisputed. Africa’s investment opportunities are proving to be seriously attractive,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina tells : “The audacity showed in South Africa last year, and the results in terms of investment and deals closed will live long in the investor community’s memory,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “No BAD trabalhámos muito nestes anos; nos meus quatro anos como presidente, ligámos 16 milhões de pessoas à eletricidade, demos acesso a tecnologias agrícolas a 70 milhões para garantir a sua segurança alimentar, oferecemos acesso a serviços financeiros a 9 milhões de pessoas, transportámos 55 milhões e demos acesso a água e serviços sanitários a outros 31 milhões, num total de 181 milhões de pessoas que beneficiaram diretamente dos nossos investimentos” External link

ptjornal Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse ( about Malcom Cottom ) : “No BAD trabalhámos muito nestes anos; nos meus quatro anos como presidente, ligámos 16 milhões de pessoas à electricidade, demos acesso a tecnologias agrícolas a 70 milhões para garantir a sua segurança alimentar, oferecemos acesso a serviços financeiros a 9 milhões de pessoas, transportámos 55 milhões e demos acesso a água e serviços sanitários a outros 31 milhões, num total de 181 milhões de pessoas que beneficiaram directamente dos nossos investimentos” External link

mercado Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : "Africa has to have its own industrial capacity to be able to take the advantage of a 3.3 trillion dollar market with the African Continental Free Trade Area," External link

euronews-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “So, the faster we deliver on the High 5s, the faster we will reach our goal and desired destination,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, October 7, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Institutions will be rated by their development impact: the rate and volume at which they lend to women,” External link

allghananews Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

dailypost Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “That’s why the Bank is raising $3 billion to support women,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 27, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

allghananews Friday, September 27, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is in the past, and renewable energy is the future,” “For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 27, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Unfortunately, Africa today is de-industrialising, and there is no region of the world that has actually created wealth without industrialising,” “Infrastructure is critical. Ports, rail, digital infrastructure, all those things are going to be very critical. That’s our bread and butter every day at the African Development Bank, connecting Africa and achieving the goal of African unity” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Le charbon n’a plus sa place en Afrique, il appartient au passé. L’avenir est aux énergies renouvelables» External link

legriot Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we're getting out of coal," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There's a reason God gave Africa sunlight," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we're getting out of coal," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "There's a reason God gave Africa sunlight," External link

miningweekly Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future,” “For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Their voices still echo and will continue to do so. Their generation bears the brunt of decades of neglect and inaction. And so it is only right that they should have a voice and a seat at the table of climate change,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Africa, we have millions of farmers suffering from the devastating impact of drought in the Sahel. It is not just their livelihoods that are at stake, but their communities, but their ways of life, ” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For too long, we have been short-changed by climate change. But, we can no longer be short-changed by climate finance,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina says : “That is why the African Development Bank is pursuing a major Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative, to help African countries create 25 million jobs for its youth,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the AfDB, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

nan Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Their voices still echo and will continue to do so. Their generation bears the brunt of decades of neglect and inaction. And so it is only right that they should have a voice and a seat at the table of climate change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “In Africa, we have millions of farmers suffering from the devastating impact of drought in the Sahel. It is not just their livelihoods that are at stake, but their communities, but their ways of life, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For too long, we have been short-changed by climate change. But, we can no longer be short-changed by climate finance,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “Coal is the past, and renewable energy is the future. For us at the African Development Bank, we’re getting out of coal,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “There’s a reason God gave Africa sunlight,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The jobs are there; whether we have the skills to match is the question,” “The day that students go to school, within four years those courses are obsolete” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina agreed : “the fact is that the private schools are for a minority, so how can you create talent when the public system is not delivering?” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Industrial Revolution ) : “We commissioned a study with the African Center for Economic Transformation and were shocked that, in terms of our governments’ awareness of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, preparedness and knowledge were very low,” External link

theafricareport Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA-3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture, we are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, September 20, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina ajouté : «Il faut une harmonisation des politiques et aller vers une zone de libre échange énergétique» External link

abamako Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "By any measure, these numbers and impacts are impressive," "But the needs in Africa are enormous. That is why the bank is engaged in discussions with its shareholders for a General Capital Increase to do much more for Africa—toward Agenda 2063" External link

globalissues Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I am optimistic about Africa's future. I am confident in our capacity as a Bank to make a greater impact on the lives of millions of people across this beloved continent we have been called to serve," External link

globalissues Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The industrial capacity has fallen significantly, and so the demand, even for products and raw materials from Africa, will only fall even further. So, the effect of that could have a ripple effect on African economies as the demand for their products weaken from China," External link

voanews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “By any measure, these numbers and impacts are impressive,” “But the needs in Africa are enormous. That is why the bank is engaged in discussions with its shareholders for a General Capital Increase to do much more for Africa—toward Agenda 2063” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am optimistic about Africa’s future. I am confident in our capacity as a Bank to make a greater impact on the lives of millions of people across this beloved continent we have been called to serve,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is fully ready to work with all partners to make this Baobab of Energy a success. Your strong political support and policies to make solar energy affordable across the Sahel will be critical,” “Generations of people in the Sahel have waited for light for too long. Generations today and in the future can wait no longer! The time for action is now. The time for Desert to Power to provide electricity for all in the Sahel is now,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If the Sahel is blessed with this super abundant natural resource, it simply means God intended for us to have electricity. 100% through the sun. it is, therefore, time to turn the Sahel’s largest natural resource – the sun – into the most powerful driver of its growth and prosperity. That is why we are here,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa. As the world’s private sector leader, the United States has a unique role to play in increasing investments in Africa and expanding opportunities for the U.S. private sector” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This first-ever gathering of world-class investors exceeded all expectations, with projects worth over US$38.7billion securing investment interest in just 72 hours” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting the establishment of the Regional Center of Excellence in Kigali in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University, which is providing world-class Masters degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students that have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their businesses,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Gabriel Negatu is an effective leader. He was the pioneering Regional Director for the East Africa Regional Resource Centre, which he successfully developed and which now manages the largest operations in the Bank. Gabriel’s solid experience, leadership and drive will be great assets for the Bank,” External link

AddisFortune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

allghananews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am delighted that Chinelo Anohu is joining us as the Head and Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum. Her can-do-attitude, leadership, hands-on experience in working with global pension funds and institutional investors, and extensive global networks among institutional investors, will significantly position and help the Africa Investment Forum to drive its global agenda to attract more investments to Africa” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

ipsnews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Today, he is growing up tall, healthy and is doing very well in school. Antonio’s problem was stunting: when a child is too short for their age. That problem is widespread across the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, September 2, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “As you take a look at the Nutrition Scorecard in front of you, you will notice there’s a lot of red: which means we are not making progress. The red colour and the statistics they carry are more than numbers,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, September 2, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA-3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, August 30, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. The increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. The increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, August 30, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Under EPSA 4, JICA and the African Development Bank will provide co-financing of $3.5 billion. This is a significant increase over EPSA -3. Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 30, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Increase is what we need to meet the needs of Africa. Increase is what we need to raise the level of our ambitions for Africa. Increase is what we need to build upon the solid foundations of co-financing over the last 13 years, and deliver even greater and more impactful development results in the years ahead. Now, let us arise with renewed vigor. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

AddisStandard Friday, August 30, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Now, let us arise with renewed vigour. Let us deliver even greater impacts for African countries through EPSA 4,” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 30, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting establishment of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Kigali, in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University which is providing world-class Masters’ degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students which have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their own businesses,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, August 30, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "I don't think there is a deliberate plan by China to indebt any country at all. I think China is fulfilling a very important role, which is in terms of infrastructure support," External link

wsau Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The interest and engagement of China in Africa is welcome. Will I say there were no mistakes made in the beginning, no I wouldn't say so," "There are issues of sensitivity to local communities, there are issues of making sure you don’t displace people in the labor market, but these are a learning curve for China" External link

wsau Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "I don't think there is a deliberate plan by China to indebt any country at all. I think China is fulfilling a very important role, which is in terms of infrastructure support," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 30, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "The interest and engagement of China in Africa is welcome. Will I say there were no mistakes made in the beginning, no I wouldn't say so," "There are issues of sensitivity to local communities, there are issues of making sure you don’t displace people in the labour market, but these are a learning curve for China" External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 30, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “I love what technology did for those women,” External link

modernghana Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are proud of our investment in supporting the establishment of the Regional Center of Excellence in Kigali in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University, which is providing world-class Masters degree training in ICT. I am delighted that all the students that have graduated from the university have 100% employment, including setting up their businesses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “I love what technology did for those women,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa cannot adapt to climate change through words. It can only adapt to climate change through resources" "Africa has been shortchanged in terms of climate change because the continent accounts for only 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions but it suffers disproportionately from the negative impacts," External link

globalissues Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Apesar de todos os ganhos obtidos na agricultura, não estamos a ganhar a guerra global contra a fome” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina referiu : “paixão, dedicação e compromisso para o desenvolvimento da agricultura e na procura de segurança alimentar no mundo tem sido uma característica do seu trabalho” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Passion, dedication and commitment to the development of agriculture and the pursuit of food security in our world has been the hallmark of your work” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa has been short changed by climate change. But, it should not be short changed by climate finance,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “Let’s be better asset managers for nature. For while we must eat today, so must future generations coming after us. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not leave empty plates on the table for generations to come,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “In spite of all the gains made in agriculture. We are not winning the global war against hunger. We must all arise collectively and end global hunger. To do that, we must end hunger in Africa. Hunger diminishes our humanity,” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa cannot adapt to climate change through words. It can only adapt to climate change through resources” “Africa has been shortchanged in terms of climate change because the continent accounts for only 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions but it suffers disproportionately from the negative impacts,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

redpepper Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estimé : "Cet effort financier en faveur des femmes est le plus important de l'histoire du continent" External link

acotonou Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

modernghana Monday, August 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O meu compromisso pessoal com a região é muito forte. Nomeei dois vice-presidentes do banco da África Austral, incluindo o primeiro vice-presidente lusófono na história do banco” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, August 26, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O banco está para apoiar, fortemente, e o mais rápido possível, o desenvolvimento económico da região” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, August 26, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 26, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 26, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women, investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina estimé : "Cet effort financier en faveur des femmes est le plus important de l'histoire du continent" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 26, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is a great day for African women,” “Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa’s future, they are Africa’s present” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent’s history,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, August 26, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Investing in women's entrepreneurship is not just a good idea; it also makes economic sense," External link

modernghana Friday, August 23, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For every dollar of paid-in capital by the region, it received about $19 in investments, an impressive 19:1 leverage ratio,” External link

clubofmozambique Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “Unlocking the potential of the Inga hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be a top priority,” External link

clubofmozambique Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials. The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down; free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

newsday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “For every dollar of paid-in capital by the region, it received about $ 19 in investments, an impressive 19:1 leverage ratio,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “Unlocking the potential of the Inga hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be a top priority,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “I see a brighter future for the SADC region. Regional railways that link the whole region, regional value chains that will drive competitiveness, Special Agro-industrial zones that will transform agriculture into a major business across the region, creating millions of jobs, and regional power pools that will finally solve the energy challenge in the region,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “É por isso que o Banco Africano de Desenvolvimento apoia firmemente a realização do INGA 3” External link

mercado Monday, August 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

angop Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” External link

angop Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

arabnews Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labor, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

arabnews Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The countries that have always been facing lower volatilities have always been the ones that do a lot more in terms of regional trade and do not rely on exports of raw materials,” “The challenges cannot be solved unless all the barriers come down. Free mobility of labour, free mobility of capital and free mobility of people” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : "We normally revise this depending on global external shocks that could slowdown global growth and these issues are increasing by the day," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “The bank is there to strongly support the region’s heads of state and government drive for more rapid economic development of the region,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We are getting much closer to countries. We now have 41 country offices, including the one in Tanzania,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Your investment in the bank pays off very well. For every dollar of paid in capital by the region, it received about $19 in investments,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina alisema : “Benki hii imeendelea kutoa mchango mkubwa kwa ukanda wa SADC. Kiwango cha uwekezaji wa benki hii kwa ukanda wa SADC kimefikia dola bilioni 13, kwa upande wa nishati, benki hii imewekeza dola bilioni 5 kwa Shirika la Umeme la Afrika Kusini (ESKOM) ambalo pia linasambaza umeme katika ukanda wa SADC, lakini benki hii pia imeisaidia Mauritius dola milioni 114 kwa ajili ya mradi wa umeme wa St. Louis ambao unawapatia asilimia 36 ya wananchi huduma ya umeme,” External link

habarileo Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Meu compromisso pessoal com a região é muito forte. Nomeei dois vice-presidentes do banco da África Austral, incluindo o primeiro vice-presidente lusófono na história do banco” External link

mercado Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “O banco está para apoiar, fortemente, e o mais rápido possível, o desenvolvimento económico da região” External link

mercado Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapambana kufungua fursa zilizopo Afrika. Maisha yangu yatakuwa na maana endapo nita-fanikiwa kuwainua wengi kutoka kwenye lindi la ufukara,” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapaswa kupunguza tofauti ya kipato kati ya wenye nacho na wasionacho. Kila mmoja anapaswa kuwa na kipato kukidhi mahitaji yake sio wachache peke yao. Leo hii masikini amekwama, anaku-la mabaki kama si makombo ya matajiri. Kukosekana kwa usawa husababisha migogoro, sehe-mu yenye njaa haiwezi kuwa na amani” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président79.22%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de la bad0.97%FR10/21/201721/10/2017
président de la banque africaine de développement1.62%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
president of african development bank1.30%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
president12.99%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
former nigerian minister of agriculture0.32%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
minister of industry trade and investment0.32%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
african development bank president2.27%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
chief executive officer0.32%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
minister of agriculture0.32%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
adviser0.32%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Akinwumi AdesinaFR53.97%
Akinwumi AdesinaEN44.39%
Akinwumi AdesinaPT1.27%
AKinwumi AdesinaFR0.22%
Akinwumi AdesinaSA0.07%
AKinwumi AdesinaEN0.07%


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